Special Education Teacher Life Skills K-6 Southwest Education Center (SWEC) 520 Camino Mercado #6 Casa Grande, AZ. 85122 Hours 7:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. M-F, following a school calendar Full-Time, Permanent, teacher positions 10 Month position with 12 Month pay throughout the year Southwest Education Center is a K-12+ therapeutic day school in Casa Grande, AZ. Our ideal candidate is active and dynamic in the classroom with a high level of engagement with the students. We value inquiry-based and project-based learning. Like all Menta schools, Southwest Education Center's guiding principle is "we will never give up." SWEC is deeply committed to developing innovative strategies for ensuring that the children in our programs are not left behind. As a Special Education Teacher at SWEC, you will: Teach a Life Skills Class. Grade levels range from K-6th Grade Work with autism and a range of mild/moderate disabilities Have the freedom & ability to personalize learning. Teach a classroom size of around 10 students in a differentiated learning environment Facilitate students in learning not only curriculum but also social-emotional and life-skills Be empowered to bring forth curriculum that is engaging and original. Work with paraprofessional, curriculum, clinical, social-work, and other staff to provide the best environment possible for students and staff. Manage classroom behaviors Facilitate and take an active role in formulating student IEPs Candidate Qualities & Qualifications Valid Special Education Teaching Certificate (Cross Categorical or other) Valid Arizona fingerprint clearance card (Menta will assist in application, if needed) Experience with working with students with a range of special education disabilities including but not limited to; autism, emotional disturbance, traumatic brain injury, mild to moderate cognitive and/or developmental disabilities. Ability to think outside of the box and problem solve (an innovative thinker) Dedication to the children and families we serve. A student-centered educator who has the enthusiasm and energy to work with our K-6 Life Skills students. Recognize and accommodate differentiated instruction for each unique student based on data and needs
Benefits & Pay: Pay is competitive with area districts and commensurate with experience. 10 Month-position with 12-Month Pay Period A variety of affordable Medical, Dental, and Vision plans available for full-time employees and any spouse/family. 403(b) Savings Plan Generous Paid-Benefit Time Off How to apply: Click on the link to apply for Job ID 1166 www.thementagroup.org/careers/apply Click on the "Apply" button to the right of Job ID 1166 Inquiries may be directed to Heather Bakken O: (630) 906-7765 C: (630) 207-5296 F: (630) 907-0197 E: email@example.com E.O.E. Accreditation Special Education Services, an affiliate of The Menta Group is approved under the Arizona Board of Education as a Private Therapeutic Day school serving students with primary disabilities of Autism, MIID, MOID, ED, OHI, LD, SLD, and TBI.