Special Education Teacher



Co. Roscommon, Ireland · Cleveland Heights, OH, USA · Cleveland, OH, USA
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2024

Job Details

Richmond Heights (710) - Cleveland, OH
Regular Full-Time



Full-Time, Monday - Friday

Competitive compensation starting from $46,000 per year.

The Flex High Advantage

Our personalized learning model is what makes Flex High School unique. Our students are at the center of our mission, which means that staff is unified and priorities are set to reach the best outcome for all students. Some the other advantages we offer are:

  • Our student-counselor ratio is 1:250, which is far below many traditional schools.
  • We offer free tutors for students and labs that supplement their instruction and reduce academic discouragement.
  • With the support of Lifelong Learning, an educational services organization, staff receives all the tools/resources needed to do their job without any personal financial investment.
  • We provide ongoing professional learning, continuing education (subsidized), career advancement opportunities for staff throughout the school year.
  • Our staff has a close relationship with and is supported by their area supervisor/leadership. We empower them to succeed.
  • We operate year-round with generous holiday, vacation and seasonal breaks.


The Special Education Teacher teaches in a personalized instructional environment, works with students and/or parents to determine and evaluate the student’s academic plan, manages and provides services according to the student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP). This position reports to the Principal or designee.

RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES: This list is illustrative only and is not intended to be a comprehensive list of tasks performed by this classification. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Plan, organize and implement daily lessons in accordance with the approved curriculum
  • Conduct pre-testing and post-testing using standardized tests for each student
  • As a part of a team, write and implement goals as outlined in each student's IEP
  • Responsible to manage a student’s behavior
  • Demonstrate competency in all subject areas
  • Participate in the identification of students with possible disabilities post intervention phase
  • Provide direct student instruction
  • Provide academic assessments
  • Schedule and chair IEP meetings including 30-day review IEP meetings for all students
  • Meet special education timeline requirements as specified by education code
  • Provide direct services to special education students that are supportive of the general education teacher
  • Provide consultation and assistance to general education teachers for planning, making adaptations and accommodations for special education students
  • Work with Special Education Program Specialists and school support staff to support student instruction
  • Participate in authorized school district trainings, school events, and meetings
  • Maintain documentation of communications with students, families, and other services providers.
  • Maintain documentation of daily activities.
  • Complete reports and forms as required
  • Travel to other school sites to render Special Education teaching services
  • Perform administrative duties, responsibilities, and activities as assigned. These may be changed or modified from time to time



  • Knowledge and understanding of laws, regulations, policies, and procedures relevant to the area of employment Knowledge of Special Education Program guidelines
  • Excellent reading and writing Skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Ability to meet required Program deadlines
  • Ability to work with a diverse student population
  • Ability to work in a team environment


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Valid Ohio Teaching Certification with an endorsement in Special Education
  • English Language and Autism Authorizations
  • Eligibility to obtain a teaching permit or teaching internship
  • Prior experience working with exceptional learners strongly recommended
  • Demonstrated initiative and understanding in working with students, parents/guardians, teachers and staff
  • Profficient level of skills in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and other Educational Technology applications
  • Ability to travel in performance of job duties is required
  • Ability to lift, carry, push, pull objects weighing up to 10 pounds


  • Mental Demands: medium workflow management, medium project coordination, high people engagement.
  • Finger Dexterity: using primarily just the fingers to make small movements such as typing, picking up small objects, or pinching fingers together.
  • Talking: especially where one must convey detailed or important instructions or ideas accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Average Hearing: able to hear average or normal conversations and receive ordinary information.
  • Average Visual Abilities: ordinary acuity necessary to prepare or inspect documents, operate office equipment or machinery.
  • Frequent multi-tasking, changing of task priorities, repetitious exacting work required.
  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Working in a low to moderate noise environment with frequent deadline pressures