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Special Education (Classroom Teacher) - Tempe in Phoenix, AZ at Catapult Learning

Date Posted: 3/1/2018

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Job Description


Desert Heights Academy, a rapidly growing private school organization, is currently seeking

  • Special Education teacher for students with Autism and/or Mild Intellectual disabilities
  • Special Education teacher for students with Autism and/or Moderate to Severe Intellectual Disabilities

. Desert Heights is dedicated to providing a positive educational experience that teaches students the necessary skills to transition their lives towards success within their community. We are looking for an individual who is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of our students.

At DHA, we believe that all students have a desire to succeed. For some students, success is right on the horizon, and for others, success may take a bit more time. We are looking for someone who is dedicated to promoting achievement in each student, even the hard to reach student. Making a positive difference in the lives of our students AND being part of an effective, AWESOME team are just a few of the benefits of working with our school.​ Additional benefits include signing bonus for certified teachers, salary paid over 12 months, fantastic work hours, PTO, and paid holidays.​ The company also offers health, dental, vision, life, long-term disability insurance and a 401k plan.​

This position is for our Tempe location


The following is a snapshot of responsibilities that a Special Education Teacher may encounter throughout the week:

  • Attends training sessions, passes content assessment, and delivers designated instructional models for eligible students through utilization of DHA materials and educational strategies.
  • Identifies and enrolls eligible students through existing test scores, administering tests, and/or other acceptable methods as required by DHA, local, state, and/or federal agencies.
  • Develops and maintains individualized skill-appropriate lesson plans.
  • Ensures supervision of students at all times, including escorting students safely to and from DHAclassroom or to mobile/trailer classroom.
  • Establishes and maintains student forms and files as required by DHA, local, state, and/or federal agencies.
  • Establishes and maintains a positive customer relationship with classroom teachers and principals, including providing achievement objectives and updated approved schedules of services.
  • Attends and documents conferences/meetings/trainings with DHA Supervisors, classroom teachers, principals.
  • Conducts progress monitoring.
  • Write IEP’s and Implement accommodations and modifications in the classroom.
  • Conduct and participate in IEP Meeting.
  • Create weekly lesson plans that meet the needs of the students.
  • Maintains inventory of educational materials and supplies.
  • Must demonstrate positive and enthusiastic attitude towards staff and students.
  • Must be flexible as instruction and programming is individualized for all students.

Job Requirements

We are currently hiring for multiple locations throughout the Phoenix and Tempe area. Teachers must have a valid driver license, fingerprint clearance card, pass a mandatory drug screening, and hold a teaching certification in special education. If you are interested in the position, please respond with your resume attached.

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