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Special Education Teacher (URGENT HIRING)

companyFocused Staffing
locationCleveland, OH, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

URGENTLY HIRING FOR 2023-2024 School Year

COMPENSATION: Pays up to $65 per hour


For our Intervention Specialists we have a dedicated team that supports IEP writing and compliance to allow teachers time to plan, deliver and respond to instruction. IEP Writing and compliance is the primary responsibility of the Compliance Manager and NOT the Intervention Specialists.

  • Support the school's mission, philosophies, values, goals, and policies toward students, parents/guardians, and coworkers.
  • Design and effectively deliver developmentally appropriate curriculum and instruction which reflects observations and goals of individual children.
  • Establish a classroom culture of high expectations that includes college preparation for all students.
  • Work with the faculty and school leadership to frequently examine student data for ongoing refinement of instruction and assessment.
  • Share best practices with other teachers and collaborate with them to improve instructional and assessment practices.
  • Facilitate regular parent/guardian communications and conferences to discuss student progress.
  • Collaborate with Compliance Managers on IEP development and process
  • Keep the classroom environment organized, attractive and safe.
  • Interact frequently and respectfully with students.
  • Provide targeted small group instruction to students throughout the day
  • Provide direct service to students to help them achieve their IEP goals
  • Work collaboratively with grade-level teams across content areas
  • Assist teachers with differentiation in the classroom
  • Collaborate as part of the student intervention referral team
  • Support with assessment of students as a proctor and monitor of examinations, including the administration of testing accommodations
  • Provide a range of instructional, management, and assessment strategies to meet the needs of exceptional learners
  • Manage a caseload of students with IEPs: to progress monitor IEP goals and services and respond to the data
  • Facilitate testing accommodations
  • Assist with non-instructional supervision of students, such as arrival/dismissal, hallway monitoring, substitute teaching, lunch and playground duty, or supervision of extracurricular activities
  • Keep accurate and organized records of student information
  • Actively engage in identity work and necessary conversations in order to dismantle white supremacy culture



  • Bachelor’s Degree required


  • 2 years of teaching experience preferred
  • Experience in urban setting strongly preferred

Licensure and Certification(s):

  • Valid Ohio Special Education license or in the process of obtaining a valid Ohio Special Education license

Technical Skills and Knowledge:

  • Passionate about urban education and working in communities that have historically been underserved and under-resourced
  • Experience providing targeted and individualized instruction to students with special needs
  • Exceptional level of patience and focus to overcome challenges, and achieve results
  • Exceptional communication skills: you shine in front of the classroom and through written and verbal communication
  • Detail-oriented, and highly organized
  • Committed to thoughtfully engaging in identity work necessary to take a culturally responsive approach to pedagogy and relationship-building with students and colleagues
  • Uses data to drive instruction
  • Receptive to feedback and desire to grow professionally
  • Has the work ethic and desire to go above and beyond


Performs work in an office setting with moderate levels of noise, sitting for long periods of time, repetitive motion using computers and phones, with exposure to fluorescent lighting

DISCLAIMER: The information outlined in this job posting indicates the general nature and type of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not intended to provide a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities or competencies required of employees within this classification.

Focused Staffing Group provides an equal opportunity and will not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or national origin.

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