Special Education Teacher

Damar Charter School


At Damar, our people are remarkable! Our staff are dedicated to serving our clients to achieve remarkable results. We are a diverse team of men and women with a wide range of skills and experiences interested in careers that matter. We will provide you the training to help you not only provide the best service to our clients, but provide a place where you can fulfill your career ambitions. With competitive benefits, a culture of compassion, acceptance, innovation and fun, Damar Services offers you the opportunity to do remarkable work!  


Are you a licensed Teacher? Do you think you have what it takes to help improve the lives of kids facing life’s greatest developmental and behavioral challenges?  Damar Services is currently seeking a talented, motivated and detail oriented Teacher to be responsible for performing a variety of skilled tasks related to education of students at Damar Charter Academy with specific functions such as, setting the tone of instruction for the class, developing and participating in activities that promote the development of skills identified in Individual Education Plans (IEPs) including academics, behavioral stability, communication skills, social functioning skills, independence (self help and daily living) skills, and vocational skills. The Teacher will also be responsible for completing state assessments such as ISTAR or ISTEP, and other specific assessments (WIAT-II, ABAS-II, CBC, WRAT, CBMs, FBAs).


Some of the ways we reward our remarkable Teachers…

  • Starting Salary: $38,000 – 70,000 a year!
  • Pay for school with up to $3,000 a year in Tuition Assistance
  • Enjoy Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance options
  • Save for your retirement with our 401(k) Plan Participation
  • Take care of loved ones through our Damar provided Life Insurance and additional voluntary options
  • Protect your income through Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance options
  • Enjoy eligible holidays at home while getting paid with our Paid Holiday plan
  • Take paid time off for rest and relaxation with our PTO plan
  • Receive world-class training of verbal intervention & physical management techniques


Remarkable way you will make a difference…

  • Develops and implements standards-based IEPs, daily/weekly class and lesson plans.
  • Teaches students to acquire academic, self-help, daily living and social skills, as stated in the standards-based IEP.
  • Completes reports on the standards-based IEP goals, skills and classroom performance of each student.
  • Ensures that all activities, services and programs through Damar are conducted in a manner that is sensitive to and shows respect for the cultural and ethnic diversity for all Damar students.
  • Conducts and supervises recreational and life enrichment activities as they relate to the school day.
  • Serves as a resource by tutoring students in academic subjects, as identified in the standards-based IEP.
  • Actively participates in staff training programs designed to increase overall skills.
  • Participates in programs designed to aid in the habilitation and training/treatment of the students.
  • Performs varied services including instructional, clerical, supervisory, housekeeping, and behavioral management duties as they relate to the school day.
  • Observes, records, and reports the condition and behavior of the students, including maintaining daily records of events during the school day, particularly those in the standards-based IEP.
  • Directs support staff within the classroom to ensure safe environment conducive to learning.
  • Consistently implements behavior management plans to reduce clients’ maladaptive behaviors and promote appropriate social behaviors.
  • Effectively responds to and manages crisis situations, which may include student physical aggression.
  • Completes incident reports, including reporting any suspected exploitation, abuse or neglect of a student.
  • Operates Damar vehicles and or personal vehicles to transport residents or perform other work-related duties.
  • Updates Harmony Student Information System daily for attendance, class planning, communication, record keeping.
  • Utilizes IDOE’s Learning Connection.
  • Adheres to all policies and procedures as defined in the Employee Handbook and Damar Operational Policies and Procedures Manual.
  • Takes pride and ownership in Damar’s facilities and assigned work areas.
  • Attends mandatory staff meeting and other meetings as assigned.
  • Completes and updates mandatory training and other licensure related items in a timely manner.
  • Maintains documentation that is accurate and legible.
  • Completes incident reports, including reporting any suspected exploitation, abuse, or neglect of a client.


What you need to be considered…

  • Bachelor’s degree in education and teaching license required.
  • Special Ed license preferred.
  • Experience in Special Education desired.
  • Highly Qualified status required (ability to fulfill Highly Qualified requirements within 3 years).
  • Minimum age of 21 depending on program and / or department requirements.
  • Valid Indiana driver’s license and driving record that meets eligibility requirements of Damar’s insurance carrier (for all positions requiring driving).
  • Successful completion of pre-employment drug screen and physical.
  • Must meet background screening requirements of program(s) assigned to.

Essential Job Functions:

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight (up to 35lbs); to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to travel to other locations using various modes of private and commercial transportation; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.

Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction

Job Type
Grade Level
Elementary (K-6), Middle School (6-8)
Grade Categories
Classroom Teacher
Job Subjects
Special Education