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Special Education Teacher (Reno, NV)

Special Education Teacher (Reno, NV)
March 2, 2023

Website Second Start Learning Disabilities Programs (Newton Learning Center - Reno, NV)

Second Start’s Nevada location, Newton Learning Center, has a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Special Education Teacher who has solid experience working with children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder.


Salary: $42,000 – $50,000

Small Class Sizes!


Health insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Life insurance
403(b), 403(b) matching
Tuition reimbursement
Professional Development Assistance


Under the supervision of the School Administrator, the Special Education Teacher teaches elementary and/or secondary school subjects to students with social and emotional impairments in specialized school programs.  This position plans and prepares a comprehensive annual classroom syllabus.  The Special Education Teacher meets with students, parents and appropriate Day School staff to develop and administer an Individual Education Plan (IEP) for each assigned student and is responsible for achieving annual student classroom performance goals.  This position supervises their assigned Educational Assistant regarding daily classroom management of student behavior and academic work activities.  The Special Education Teacher maintains records of student attendance, evaluates the student’s classroom performance, administers student assessments, and issues student grades in compliance with all applicable school districts and state regulatory requirements.

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  • Using all available resources, including appropriate school staff, teacher ensures effective classroom behavior management of assigned students on a day-to-day basis.
  • Teaches daily lessons to assigned students from Day School approved classroom syllabus.
  • Supervises, mentors, and works collaboratively with assigned Educational Assistant.
  • Monitors and assesses, on a regular basis, the academic and behavioral progress of each assigned student pursuant to their approved IEP or EP.
  • Works collaboratively with School staff and parents to regularly assess the academic and behavior needs of assigned students and develop corrective measures as necessary to maintain the student’s maximum learning availability and learning capacity.
  • Plans, implements, and supervises all classroom lessons, learning activities, including all out of classroom field trips, non-physical education recreational, non-lunch break, and social activities.
  • Evaluates each student’s classroom performance (both academically and behaviorally) and issues grades accordingly.
  • Completes an IEP as required for each assigned student as needed, by school district and/or parent request, or for other required reasons.
  • Meets student classroom performance goals pursuant to stated Individual Educational Plan objectives.
  • Attends and participates in, all school, meetings, and career enhancement workshops and seminars.


  • Must be able to work with socially and emotionally disabled students
  • Responsible for the daily assignment of all classroom work and supervision of all daily classroom activity.
  • Primary lead for ensuring the successful IEP completion work for all assigned students on an annual basis.
  • Represents Day School in meetings with parents, regulatory officials, and the general public


  • Must possess effective communication skills that allow for productive teacher to student communication.
  • Must possess effective working knowledge of current and professional teaching and classroom management techniques and practices in Special Education environments
  • Must be able to work effectively as part of a team in a collaborative manner.
  • Must be able to understand and interpret complex data and abstract concepts and be able to conduct research necessary to develop classroom syllabuses and lesson plans.


  • A four-year college degree from a fully accredited institution is required, preferably in Education, Child Psychology, Math, Science, English, History, or Social Science.
  • A K-12 Special Education License for Educational Personnel, issued by the State of Nevada is preferred but not required.
  • Three years of demonstrated professional experience working and teaching socially and emotionally disabled children and/or adolescents is preferred but not required


  • Must be able to effectively communicate verbally in English fluently.
  • Must be able to read and compose written communications in English fluently.
  • Must be able to use a computer and telephone.
  • Must be able to lift and move at least 30 lbs.
  • Must be able to physically participate in the physical restraining of a student using Day School approved student behavioral management techniques and methods.

*Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. This position is not eligible for sponsorship.

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