Special Education Teacher

Payette School District Southwest / Boise Special Education Not Applicable Full Time Posted 10M ago

About this job

Payette School District has the following opening for the 2023-2024 school year:

Special Education Teacher - (to include $1000 "Hard-to-fill" stipend, $500 paid in December and $500 paid in June)


Exceptional Child Certificate
Strong background in teaching methods, developmentally appropriate classroom activities, and effective classroom management
Strong background in behavior management, curriculum, and writing and implementing Individualized Education Plans
Strong background in federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy pertaining to special education
Ability to lift up to forty pounds and push and pull up to one hundred pounds
Knowledge of the diverse needs of children with disabilities and appropriate special education classroom practices
The ability to work with students with emotional, physical, and mental disabilities
Ability to instruct students one-on-one and small group situations
Demonstrated knowledge of subject matter and effective teaching methods
Strong background in curriculum and the Idaho Core Standards
Strong background in the integration of technology with instruction and in creating and completing required reports
Ability to maintain a positive learning environment
Work well with students, staff, and the public
Excellent organizational skills
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Able to work under deadlines
Maintain confidentiality of staff and students

Building Principal and Director of Special Services


To provide students with a daily and ongoing instructional program that will deliver the best possible academic knowledge and skills. To help pupils to develop skills, attitudes, and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation for continued education according to the guidelines outlined in each student’s Individual Education Plan.



Prepare for assigned classes
Design lessons with an appropriate level of difficulty which provide content in a logical and sequential manner
Employ a variety of instructional techniques and media consistent with the physical limitations of the classroom and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved
Meet and instruct assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated
Identify pupil needs and provide instruction appropriate to those needs
Analyze and interpret student data to develop and modify instructional activities
Follow modifications and accommodations as specified in Individual Education Plans (IEPs)
Devise written and oral assignments and tests that require analytical and critical thinking as well as the reproduction of facts, and use them to evaluate student progress on a regular basis
Prepare students academically for all district, state, and federal testing
Display command of the subject matter
Budget class time effectively
Other Duties to Students

Encourage students to strive to meet their highest potential
Establish and communicate classroom rules, and encourage students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior
Engage children in conversation to encourage language development
Make provisions for being available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms
Work to establish and maintain open lines of communication with students and their parents concerning both the academic and behavioral progress of all assigned students
Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities
Assist, where appropriate, in loading and unloading the special education pupil from transportation buses or vans
Professional Contacts and Activities

Attend and participate in faculty meetings
Organize a meeting at least once annually with the case manager, parents, and other professional staff to review and revise the IEP and placement of each assigned pupil
Keep immediate supervisor informed of activities and any issues that may arise
Cooperate with other members of the staff in planning instructional goals, curriculum, objectives, and methods
Provide needed and requested information on a timely and effective basis
Special Education Specific Duties

Provide instruction to classified pupils in accordance with each pupil's Individualized Education Program (IEP)
Work cooperatively with regular education teaching staff to coordinate instructional activities and to monitor the progress of each pupil
Provide support instruction in the regular classroom or the resource center as assigned
Coordinate and cooperate with other members of the staff in the development of adaptations, modifications, accommodations, and instructional methods
Provide home instruction to confined special education pupils as assigned
Consult with members of the child study team regarding each pupil's educational program, academic program and personal growth
Plan, coordinate, and lead the implementation of IEPs including modifications and accommodations
Participate in the development of the District's plan for special education
Evaluate student progress on a regular basis, as indicated on IEP’s, and as often as general education students are evaluated and informed of their progress
Assist in the evaluation of students referred for special education services
Maintain accurate, complete, and correct records in accordance with applicable federal and state law, (including IDEA, ADA, and 504), administrative rules, and Board policy
Input data in a timely fashion

Assist in upholding and enforcing school rules
Assume responsibility for his or her continuing professional growth and development by attendance at professional meetings, membership in professional organizations, enrollment in advanced courses, and by reading professional journals and other publications
Adhere to The Code of Ethics of the Idaho Teaching Profession adopted by the Professional Standards Commission and the State Board of Education
Seek assistance should emergencies arise
Represent the school district in a positive manner
Know and follow school district policy and chain of command
Perform other duties as assigned
Candidates should upload the following:

An essay, 250 words or less, on what your major strengths are as they apply to the position for which you are making application

Cover letter


Photocopies of college transcripts

Photocopy of current Idaho certification or other State Certification

Three (3) current letters of recommendation


Salary based on experience and skills. Position qualifies for benefits which include health, dental, vision and life insurance; PERSI retirement, as well as access to optional ancillary insurance and retirement products.

Payette School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Positions are open until filled. All recommendations for hire are tentative offers. Employment is contingent upon board approval, and successful completion of a federal background check and drug-free workplace pre-employment screening (if required for the position). Regular attendance is an essential function of this position.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Payette School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.