Education and Training
- Special Education Teacher
- Extended Hands of Hope
- Posted: 10/31/2017
- Salary/Range: $34,000 - $38.000 DOE
- Northeast Colorado
The special education teacher will provide special education services, pre-vocational and
life skills training to adolescent survivors of sex trafficking in a residential setting.
Areas of Responsibility:
Academic Services and Classroom Management:
• Provide an optimal classroom environment and learning experience.
• Establishes and maintains strong classroom management.
• Complete all academic and diagnostic assessments.
• Participate with family and/or guardian and team in the development of IEP.
• Facilitate and monitor activities in accordance with each child’s IEP goals.
• Maintain client education records.
• Develop and coordinate classroom schedule.
• Meet the individual academic and therapeutic needs of each student.
• Attend school staffing meetings when child transitions to a new school.
• Complete all necessary paperwork before the end of shift, i.e. incident reports.
• Complete monthly education summaries and academic report cards.
• Develop lesson plans in accordance with standardized curriculum that allow for selfpaced
and individualized learning, and support emotional/behavioral deficits.
• Knowledge of behavior/emotional support plans, crisis intervention techniques, and
• Be familiar with the Exceptional Children's Educational Act Rules and Regulations.
• School records shall be transmitted according to State law, pursuant to Section 24-72-
204, C.R.S., and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
• Be knowledgeable of LEA “child find” requirements to assess any suspected disabling
Client Connections and Recovery Support:
• Maintains professional boundaries with children and acts as a positive role model.
• Communicates with clients in a strengths-based, trauma-informed, and respectful
manner at all times. Refraining from derogatory comments or name calling. The latter
type of word choices may result in disciplinary action.
• Demonstrates ability to identify concerning behaviors, anticipate potential problems,
and provide for the child’s individual needs on an ongoing basis.
• Help oversee that the Learning Coach and paraprofessionals maintain routine,
consistency, structure and democratic environment on an ongoing basis.
• Utilizes de-escalation and trauma-informed behavior management techniques. When
necessary employee engages personal managements to keep staff and clients safe.
• Facilitates daily routine (including making and facilitating lunch) when the direct care
staff is pre-occupied.
• Must hold a valid and current license from Colorado Department of Education with a
Special Education Generalist endorsement.
• Preferred experience as an educator in facility school setting.
• Understanding and experience working with victims of trauma and/or at-risk youth.
• First aid/CPR training a plus.
• Excellent verbal and written skills.
• Experience in writing Individualized Educational Plans (IEPs) and communicating the
contents in an understandable way.
• Experience compiling and managing special education reporting data.
• Experience or familiarity analyzing data and using data to inform decisions and/or
• Organized and good time-management skills.
• Desire to continue development as professional and help the school achieve
• Able to take responsibility for student outcomes and achievement.
To Apply: Please email cover letter and resume to Kristen at