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Special Education Teacher

The Menta Group | Tolleson AZ 85353 USA | Full Time - School Year | Revised: 01/17/2013

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Special Education Teacher
Severe Mental Retardation

Special Education Services (a member of The Menta Group) is currently seeking progressive state certified special education teachers to join the clinical teams at our therapeutic day schools in the cities of Tolleson / Phoenix Metro Area and Casa Grande. Hours are anywhere from 1 day to full time with great health benefits.

Southwest Academy Tolleson (SWA) and Southwest Education Center Casa Grande (SWEC-CG) are special education schools developed for Kindergarten through twelfth grade students in the Pinal and Maricopa Counties areas who are challenged by social-emotional, learning, developmental, and behavioral difficulties. The curriculum is taught with an engaged learning methodology that nurtures academic, behavioral, and social-emotional growth. Our educational model encourages the development of academic and social-emotional skills in a positive and well-structured learning environment, with a focus on preparation for post-secondary education, employment, and citizenship. We have a no refusal, no suspension, no expulsion policy, offering a continuum of services to meet the educational needs of this challenging student population.

Programming is designed for students with significant cognitive and/or developmental disabilities. The curriculum is individualized to meet each student's special needs with an emphasis on four major community living domains: self-management/home living, vocational, recreation/leisure, and general community functioning. The curriculum is taught both in school and out in the community. It includes functional academics and embedded training in social-emotional skills, communication, and motor skills.

We believe that every child can and will learn. Our students are preparing to be College Ready, Career Ready, and Community Ready (3 C's). Our goal is to ensure that all students master the academic and social skills necessary for an independent and productive life. We create an Optimal Learning Environment that is well structured, engaging, safe, instructional, and responsive to students needs.

We are looking for a state certified teacher with experience in working with Severe Mentally Retarded students either full-time or part-time. This position offers an access to medical, dental, vision plans, 403(b), sick pay, holiday pay, and personal/vacation days. The salary range is comparable for the position and area, depending upon certification and qualifications.

Job Requirements


  • Emphasis on work skills as a basis for a career path curriculum
  • Ability to communicate well orally and in writing
  • Flexible in which subject areas that they can work
  • Student focused approach while presenting general areas of required subject material.
  • Willingness to be trained in working with Behavioral/Emotional Disordered students
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a fast paced environment
  • Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.


  • Arizona State Teaching Certification in Provisional Severely and Profoundly Disabled Special Education, K-12 Certificate
  • Ability to teach in a self-contained classroom for a full teaching day with youth having problems with ED, OHI and MIMR disabilities.
  • Employment contingent upon a background-check, approved driving record, and an employment physical.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and fingerprint clearance card
  • Must be at least 23 years of age.
  • Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

Application procedure for Southwest Academy:
Apply at:
Tolleson, AZ
Phone: (623) 478-5000
Fax: (623) 478-5026

Application procedure for Southwest Education Center:
Apply at:
Casa Grande, AZ
Phone: (520) 421-2389
Fax: (520) 421-2996



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Location Tolleson, AZ, United States
Categories Professional Development/Instructional Coach
Organization Type College/University
Experience Years 2 yrs

Location Maptop

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Contact Name Dawn Massani
How to apply Applications are no longer accepted for this job posting.
Primary Phone (623) 478-5000
Primary Fax (623) 478-5026
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