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Special Education Teacher - Teach Indy

Special Education Teacher

Sankofa School of Success

Job Description


Teaches basic academic subjects to students requiring modified or adapted work, using special techniques or programs to improve behavior and/or academic achievement by performing the following duties.



Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


Teaches basic subjects such as reading and math, applying lesson techniques designed for short attention spans.


Administers achievement tests and evaluates test results to discover level of language and math skills.


Selects and teaches reading material and math problems related to the everyday life of individual student.


Confers with school counselors, school psychologists, and teaching staff to, obtain additional testing information and to gain insight on student behavioral disorders affecting the learning process.


Designs special help programs for low achievers and encourages parent-teacher cooperation


Attends professional meetings, writes reports and maintains records.


Discusses pupils’ academic and behavioral attitudes and achievements with parents.




Directly supervises 1-2 adult employees in the classroom, when appropriate. Carries out supervisory responsibilities related to monitoring students’ behavior and activities in the classroom, on the playground, and during school events.




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.




Bachelor’s Degree in Education (B.A. or B.S.) from a four-year college or university.

At least three (3) years of successful teaching experience.




Ability to speak grammatically correct English. Ability to read, analyze and interpret professional journals, technical procedures, curriculum guides, or state and school board regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedures. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from students, parents, administrators, business and community.




Ability to perform basic arithmetic functions, work with and impart mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane geometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.




Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.



Valid Indiana Elementary Teacher’s License(s): Mild Disabilities or equivalent of Mildly Mentally Handicapped and Learning Disabilities.




The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stoop, kneel, or crouch down. The employee is occasionally required to sit or balance. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lift/move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, vision, distance, vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.




The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Additional Questions

The following questions will be part of this job application. Those marked with an asterisk will be required to submit your application.
Are you currently under contract with another employer?
If yes, enter the name of the employer
If offered employment, can you provide proof that you are at least 18 years old?
Are you legally eligible for employment in the United States and can you provide documentation to verify your employment eligibility?
Have you ever, under your name or another name, been convicted (or pleaded guilty or no contest to) a felony or misdemeanor other than a minor traffic offense? (Do not disclose a criminal record that has been sealed or expunged by the court)
Have you ever, under your name or another name, been convicted of a crime which resulted in you being in prison and/or jail and released from prison and/or jail or paroled?
Are you currently under arrest, or released on bond on your own recognizance, pending trial for a criminal offense?
Have you ever been disciplined, discharged, or asked to resign by a former employer?
Have you ever resigned to avoid termination or failed to be rehired?
Have you ever had a teaching certificate or teaching license revoked or suspended?
Are you a relative of any board member, administrator, supervisor or any other employee who is currently serving IPS?
If yes, please provide the employee’s name, position, and relationship to you.
Does your name appear on any Sex or Violent Offender Registry or Database in any state or country?
Have you ever had a substantiated determination of child abuse or neglect?
Have you used illegal drugs in the last six months?
Do you take any illegal drugs or medications which have not been prescribed for you?
Have you ever been convicted of driving under the influence (DUI)?
Do you use alcohol to the extent that it would impair your job performance?
Have you ever been placed on an improvement or action plan?
Have you ever worked at IPS.
Are currently working for IPS through a 3rd party agency?
Do you have a high school diploma or GED equivalency?
I certify that this application was completed by me and that all entries and information in it are TRUE and COMPLETE to the best of my knowledge. In the event of employment, I understand that false, misleading, or omitted information in my application may result in discharge.
I authorize investigation of all statements contained in this application for employment as may be necessary in arriving at an employment decision. I understand that an investigation may be made and information may be obtained through interviews with the personal references and past employers, a credit check, a criminal history check and/or a drivers record check. This inquiry may include information as to, among other things, my character, general reputation, and person characteristics, as well as information about my work performance and workplace conduct. I consent to this investigation and to the consideration of any statements of references, former employers or others that are given in response to the inquiry. If IPS to obtain a consumer credit report, I understand that IPS will provide, at my request, the name and address of the reporting agency so I may obtain from such reporting agency the nature and substance of information contained in such report.
I hereby release all parties, including but not limited to IPS, personal references and previous employers, from liability for any injury or damage that may result from their furnishing information concerning me or any action IPS takes on the basis of such information.
I understand that, if I am offered a job, as a condition of beginning my employment, I may, based upon position, be required to undergo a physical examination and drug screen, and I hereby authorize any doctor, hospital, clinic, laboratory or other medical facility to furnish any medical information with reference to me as may be necessary in conjunction with that examination and related considerations.
I understand that, according to federal law, all individuals who are hired must, as a condition of employment, produce certain documentation to verify their identity and United States citizens status or, if aliens, their legal authorization to work in the United States. As a consequence, I understand that any offer to employment to me is contingent upon my ability to produce the required documentation within the time period required by law.
I understand that this application is not, and is not intended to be, a contract of employment that any resulting employment is for no fixed period of time and is terminable at any time and for any reason by me or by IPS. I further understand that statements which may be contained in policies, practices, handbooks or other material do not create any guarantee of employment and that IPS has the right to modify, amend, or terminate policies, practices, benefit plans, or other programs within the limits and requirements imposed by law. I understand that no representative of IPS, other than an officer, has the authority to enter into any agreement for any specific period of time or make any agreement contrary to the foregoing and that any such agreement must be in writing to be binding.
I understand that upon employment, I will sign an agreement relating to confidential information, if required.
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