• Yoncalla School District
  • Yoncalla

Elementary Special Education Teacher – Yoncalla School District

Yoncalla School District is seeking a full-time Elementary Special Education Teacher beginning in the fall of 2024.

To Apply: Complete an application by clicking the “Apply” button in the upper right of this announcement. (If you are not viewing this via Applicant Tracking (Applitrack), click HERE.

Employment Rewards:

  • Competitive salary – $45,760 – $77,271 Based on the 2024-25 salary schedule. 
  • 175 days per year
  • 4 day work week
  • Friendly and helpful staff
  • District picks up 6% PERS
  • Excellent benefit package

Job Summary: To provide educational programs to meet the individual needs of primary grade children with disabilities and/or special needs who are enrolled in a self-contained classroom; working collaboratively in a behavioral school setting with mental health professionals to provide a cohesive program for students who are unable to access the educational program in a less restrictive environment due to their behavioral and emotional needs.

Major responsibilities and duties:  This is not an exhaustive or all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, or functions associated with the job. Full job description is attached in Applitrack.

  • Develop Individualized Education Plans (IEP) for each student that addresses their needs comprehensively.
  • Utilize appropriate strategies (behavioral and instructional), materials, and other available resources that will assist the student to achieve the goals and objectives that are addressed in the IEP.
  • Develop and maintain effective communication among school staff and other agencies to ensure smooth transition between rooms for those students who are mainstreamed.
  • Maintains open communications with students, parents/guardians, and other agencies by devising a regular system for communication.
  • Prepare and maintain records of student’s progress.
  • Communicates expectations and monitors and reinforces student behavior positively to facilitate learning.
  • Provides direction, assistance, and professional guidance to classroom instructional and support staff.
  • Works with specialists to provide each student with the full range of needed services.
  • Participates in the collection and reporting of program data for each student and program as a whole.
  • Helps students identify appropriate options when needing support.
  • Uses data including thinking skills inventory and option plans to address student’s social/emotional needs.
  • Trains and uses instructional assistants as necessary and is responsible for overseeing all Instructional Assistant (IA) activities.
  • Progress monitoring through the use of curriculum-based assessments – Monitor student progress.
  • Ability to take lead role in the de-escalation of students.

Education and/or Experience: 

  • Applicants must hold or qualify for an Oregon Teaching Certificate, with subject area endorsement and grade level authorization.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Special Education
  • Experience in academic training in any field of special education.
  • Ability to effectively handle working in an environment serving students who are struggling with severe emotional and/or mental health related difficulties.
  • Knowledge of laws, rules, policies, and trends regarding instruction of students with emotional and/or mental health related complexities.
  • Knowledge of a variety of evaluation and behavior management techniques.
  • Standard First Aid certification, or the ability to obtain certification within two months of hire, may be required.
Background check conducted.
Equal employment opportunity and treatment shall be practiced by the district regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veterans’ status, genetic information, and disability if the employee, with or without reasonable accommodation, is able to perform the essential functions of the position.

To apply for this job please visit www.applitrack.com.