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Special Education Teacher

Issaquah, Washington
$60,000 to $65,000
Job Type
8 Sep 2022
Gersh Academy at Cougar Mountain located in Issaquah, WA is looking for a dedicated Special Education Teacher to serve as the Primary Educator for our students. Our class sizes are set at 6-8 students per teacher, in order to provide the most personalized learning experience for our students. Main responsibilities include instruction and daily communication with parents and students assigned to you in a school setting and via distance learning.
Special Education Teacher Duties and Responsibilities

Lead daily instructional programs for a.m. and p.m. classes to drive superior student achievement through distance learning and in school instruction
Communicate and interface with parents/caretakers during online instruction to ensure their child's successful participation with distance learning.
Teachers will access virtual training to become familiar with specific software programs and tools used to instruct students and be prepared to utilize digital platforms and tools when applicable.
Teachers will use motivational skills and strategies to encourage students to learn and keep them engaged in their own education via online resources that are appropriate to use as teaching tools.
Using online educational websites and programs, provide daily and weekly lessons plans that align with each student's IEP goals.
Record daily attendance that will indicate the date, start and end times of classroom instruction.
Complete required daily session notes that documents the implementation of the daily lesson plan which includes the objective, activity and measurable outcome.
Participate in all CSE/IEP meetings as needed.
Update IEPs/goals as needed.
Coach and mentor parents to assist and support their child in their daily learning.
Prepare resources, lesson plans and materials to be accessed via email for students and parents who may not be able to participate during their scheduled session time.
Monitor and document student participation of distance/ in school learning during non-scheduled face to face time.
Communicate daily progress and roadblocks to direct supervisor and/or BCBA.
Provide online resources paired with teacher office hours if there are questions during instructional time.
Additional duties as required.

Who We Are
Gersh Academy at Cougar Mountain provides an environment where programs and services are customized around our student's individual needs both inside and outside the classroom. Expanding our program to the Pacific Northwest at Cougar Mountain allows for limitless opportunities to use our curriculum and vocational philosophies to create new and exciting experiences that benefit our students, their families and the community.
The Gersh Organization is dedicated to changing the lives of children on the autism spectrum. Our team of professionals is committed to providing opportunities, inspiration, and guidance for every child to reach their full potential, regardless of the challenges they face. With our family of programs in various locations on Long Island, Seattle and in Puerto Rico, Gersh is the leading provider of educational and support services for children on the autism spectrum and their families.
Special Education Teacher Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Education (required)
Bachelor's Degree in Special Education (preferred)
Special Education certification (preferred), or willingness to obtain Special Education Certification
Experience working with students with ADHD, LD, HFA and other related disabilities (preferred)
Experience using Applied Behavioral Analysis (preferred)
Experience in assessment and report writing (preferred)

Special Education Teacher Working Conditions

Location: Issaquah, WA
Monday - Friday / 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Occasional before and after school work hours at the discretion of the Administrative staff School / Classroom setting
Candidates should be comfortable teaching online and in the school building

Special Education Teacher Physical Requirements

Must be able to keep students safe from themselves and others and in some cases may need to implement CPI procedures.
Must be able to remove oneself from potentially harmful situations and in some cases be able to lift a child.


Health insurance
Paid time off
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Life insurance
Referral program
Flexible spending account
Employee assistance program

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $60,000.00 - $65,000.00 per year
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  • Job Reference: 706833664-2
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Gersh Autism
  • Location: Issaquah, Washington
  • Salary: $60,000 to $65,000
  • Sector: Education
  • Job Type: Permanent