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- SPED Teacher - Moderate Needs - Middle School - Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Job Details

Region: 12
School District/Employer:
District Category/Employer: Out of State
Position: Teacher
Assignment Level: Level
  • Middle School
  • Special Education
Job Title: SPED Teacher - Moderate Needs - Middle School - Highlands Ranch, Colorado
School: Ranch View Middle School
Campus Description: Middle School for 7th and 8th grade student in the Douglas County School District in Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Date Posted: 6/23/2022
Deadline: Until Filled
Openings: 1
Commitment: Full Time
Description/Notes: Job Description:
Moderate needs programs in the Douglas County School District serve students across all levels (PK-12) who benefit from universal and targeted special education services. Moderate needs teachers are responsible for the provision of an individualized service delivery model that primarily utilizes inclusive practices through a combination of special education support provided in and outside of the general classroom environment. Candidates should have demonstrated knowledge and skill regarding the components of effective instruction, the assimilation of technology into the learning environment, and the ability to individualize instruction based on cognitive, social, emotional, and adaptive functioning. Additionally, applicants should have demonstrated knowledge of child development, behavior management in the context of a general classroom or small group environment, consultation, and developmental needs of school-aged children and adolescents. Further, applicants should have demonstrated effective case management skills, effective written and oral communication skills, knowledge and expertise with developing and maintaining IEPs, the ability to establish and maintain effective collaborative relationships with school personnel, students, and parents, demonstrated understanding and empathy necessary for working with students and their families,and demonstrated ability and desire to function as a team member and a team facilitator.

You are challenged with new teaching methods and educational tools in an ever changing and strategic environment. You would plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences and establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities.

You would utilize technology and integrate the use of technology to provide a variety of learning materials and resources for use in educational activities, instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipment, observe, evaluate, encourage and provide feedback on student's performance and development.

You would maintain accurate and complete records of students' progress and development preparing required reports on students and activities.

Teachers are responsible for managing student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures, maintain discipline in accordance with the rules and disciplinary systems of the school, and applying appropriate disciplinary measures where necessary.

Our teachers are integral parts of their school and the school community, performing certain duties including but not limited to student support, counseling students with academic problems and supporting certain extracurricular activities such as social activities, sporting activities, clubs and student organizations, participating in department and school meetings, and parent meetings.

As a teacher you would be expected to plan, organize and implement an appropriate instructional program in a learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential.

Colorado READ Act designation, which can be acquired via the options described at https://www.cde.state.co.us/coloradoliteracy - Colorado Department of Education, Special Education Generalist License - Colorado Department of Education

Bachelor's Degree (Required)

Background with educating students with learning disabilities preferred. Additionally: proven ability to integrate special needs children and modify, adapt curriculum; participate in evaluation, staffing and ability to use a variety of assessment tools to plan instruction and evaluate student progress; excellent communication skills with staff, students, parents and community; good diagnostic skills; writing, organizational and scheduling skills; report writing and record keeping; flexibility; good interpersonal skill; problem solving, collaborative decision making and conflict resolution skills; effective classroom management skills; ability to effectively address affective needs of student.

Primary Location:
Ranch View Middle School

Scheduled Hours Per Week:


Approx Scheduled Days Per Year:
(260 days indicates a year-round position. Time off [or Off-Track Days] are then granted based on the position. Any exceptions to the normal off-track time will be noted in the Additional Position Details section above, as scheduled work days.)

185 Work Days

Qualifications: See above
Salary Range: Full Salary Range:
$48,160.00 USD - $103,020.00 USD Annual
All salary amounts listed above are based on a full-time (1.0) FTE. If applicable, part-time salaries will be prorated according to the assigned FTE. Click HERE to view the current DCSD Licensed Salary Schedules.
Benefits: Benefits:
This position is eligible for health, vision, dental, health savings account (HSA), flexible spending accounts (FSA), District paid and voluntary additional (supplemental) life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, short and long-term disability, critical illness and accident voluntary insurance, employee assistance program (EAP), voluntary 401(k), 403(b) and 457 retirement plan options.

Time Off Plans:
This position is eligible for paid sick and personal time.


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