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Special Education Teacher Job Description


  • Extremely organized 
  • Flexible 
  • Good communication skills 
  • CA Special Education Credential 
  • CA Multiple Subject Credential (highly desirable)
  • State of California residence
  • Excellent writing and grammar skills 
  • Proficiency in MS Excel, MS Word, and Outlook, including experience using them in a professional capacity

Job Responsibilities

Duties may include, but are not limited, to:

  • Case manager to Sp. Ed. students
  • Provide direct services as needed to special needs students
  • Obtain present levels/baselines
  • Review and print monthly online school snapshot of progress for each student and send to CAVA office for student file
  • Follow up with providers to confirm that IEP attendance, reports, and services are being completed
  • Hold monthly scheduled phone conference with Special Education families on caseload and their general education teacher
  • Turn in notes from e-mails and calls at the end of the month to office and e-mail them to Sp. Ed. Master Teacher
  • Be available for Sp. Ed. families on an as-needed basis via phone and online
  • Create rough draft of AP forms and send to Lead Teacher within timelines
  • Mail Prior Notices to parents
  • Schedule IEPs, set up online meetings, and follow up on attendees
  • Ensure all documents are in prior to IEP meeting (psych report, DIS provider reports/goals, GE/Parent progress) and forwarded to MT for approval
  • Mail all approved reports to parents one week before IEP
  • Complete academic testing for initials and tri-annuals and writing of reports and IEPs
  • Obtain signatures
  • Hold transition meetings
  • Monitor confidential tracking database for returned IEPs
  • Follow up with parental or teacher concerns
  • Work closely with Sp. Ed. Lead Teacher and/or Master Teacher to report any concerns
  • Keep files in office compliant
  • Update Sp. Ed. database with accommodations, dates, and other needed information
  • Test students as necessary during state testing
  • Attend all CAVA professional developments
  • Attend all special education meetings
  • Attend SELPA training as needed
  • Update caseload spreadsheet and IEP Master Calendar once a month
  • Follow up on concerns with teacher and/ or parent as noted on teacher monthly progress form
  • Complete IEP Progress Reports for each student, including DIS progress
  • At the end of the year, download all information onto an individual CD for each Sp. Ed. student on your caseload
  • Maintain office hours as indicated by Special Education Coordinator
  • Respond as soon as possible but no later than 24 hours to parent, student, teacher and admin inquiries via phone and/or e-mail during regular work week
  • Attend all in-person meetings as scheduled
  • Other duties as required by Special Education Master Teacher or Coordinator