Special Education Teacher

Job Type: Full Time
Reports To: Special Education Coordinator

Responsibilities of Breakthrough teachers will include but are not limited to:

  • Outstanding academic achievement and student character development
  • Create a positive, achievement-oriented learning environment that excites and invests students.
  • Motivate students to realize high academic and behavioral standards.
  • Build classroom community by investing families in children’s academic success.
  • Utilize data to drive instruction and intervention.
  • Design and implement unit and lesson plans in collaboration with grade or subject team.
  • Hold all students accountable during transitions, meals, trips and school events.
  • Exemplify Breakthrough’s core values in all interactions with students, families and colleagues.

Professional learning, development and growth

  • Collaborate with administration, grade-level team and school team to improve instructional, culture-building and leadership skills.
  • Complete all IEP paperwork and observations related to special education, meeting state and federal guidelines
  • Attend all professional development, team planning and data analysis meetings.
  • Participate enthusiastically in structured and informal learning and development opportunities.

Skills and Characteristics

  • Strong instructional and classroom management skills.
  • High level of personal organization and planning.
  • Team player: maturity, humility, strong work ethic, follow-through, sense of humor, willingness to respond positively to feedback and a “roll-up-my-sleeves” attitude.
  • Strong belief in the Breakthrough’s mission, vision, core values, and educational model.
  • Mastery of and enthusiasm for subject matter.

Educational Background and Work Experience

  • Two years of teaching experience preferred with a proven record of high student achievement.
  • Bachelor’s degree with a GPA of at least 2.5 from a competitive college or university; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Alabama teaching certification or equivalent preferred; or evidence certification is being obtained

Compensation

Salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience. Additionally, Breakthrough Charter School offers a comprehensive benefits package, partnering with PEEHIP and The Retirement System of Alabama (TRS). Teachers receive funds for supplies and materials as well as a laptop computer.

Breakthrough is an equal opportunity employer and an organization that values diversity. People from all diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. You can learn more about diversity at Breakthrough Charter School here.

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