Ex Ed Teacher - Behavior Bridge Teacher

Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
Jul 22, 2021
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Hamilton County Schools, located in Chattanooga, TN, is the fastest improved school district in the state of Tennessee. Our mission is to create pathways to bright futures for all students in our community by helping to equip them with the skills, knowledge and supports required to realize their full potential.

We do this by focusing on five action areas in our strategic plan, Future Ready 2023:
  • Accelerating Student Achievement
  • Future Ready Students
  • Great Teachers and Leaders
  • Engaged Community
  • Efficient and Effective Operations

We are committed to excellence for every student and are seeking outstanding teachers with the ability to inspire, engage, and who desire to make a difference in the lives of students. With nearly 80 schools located in urban, rural, and suburban communities, we are confident that you can find your place in Hamilton County.


Exceptional Education Behavior Intensive Support / Inclusion Teacher - Experience working with students with mild to moderate disabilities in a school setting; ability to co-teach by working side-by-side with a content area teacher to provide instruction and supports to students, and teach credit classes such as alternative academic diploma for students with mild to moderate disabilities; knowledge of upper level school subject matter; ability to work in a variety of inclusionary and pull-out program settings. Ability to teach developmental reading using research based materials that cover the NCLB reading components such as SPIRE, Orton-Gillingham and/or willingness to be trained. Follow Hamilton County Schools' instructional framework including:
  • Ensuring Equity in Actions
  • Setting High Expectations
  • Building a Productive Classroom Culture
  • Responsive Teaching and Learning

Classroom Culture: Build a safe and productive classroom culture. Positive relationships are evident, procedures are clear, and the classroom is safe and secure for learning to unfold. Student and teacher interactions promote a growth mindset.

Family & Community: Develop strong relationships with students' families while diligently informing parents of expectations, positive news, and/or concerns. Provide opportunities for parents to be involved in their children's learning. Willingness to collaborate in building a strong school community and to foster a collaborative relationship with content area or grade level teachers, administrators, students, parents, and other stake holders.

Professional Responsibilities: Actively participates in system-wide professional developments offered by exceptional education and learning community with colleagues in order to improve teaching and student learning. Reflect on instruction and leadership while contributing ideas, expertise, and time to the mission and goals of the school. Knowledge of IDEA, current state special education rules and regulations, and compliance issues relative to programming, assessment and procedural safeguards for students with disabilities. If required, complete training in Crisis Prevention Intervention.


  • Experience working with students with mild to severe disabilities.
  • Knowledge of IDEA, current state special education rules, regulations, compliance issues, and procedural safeguards for students with disabilities.
  • Must be able to write and implement instructionally appropriate and skills based IEPs.
  • Exhibit the ability to keep data on progress monitor IEP goals and/or objectives.
  • Administer and interpret standardized assessments.
  • Possess good organizational and communication skills to facilitate teaching, assessment, meetings, and data management responsibilities.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with parents and social service providers.
  • Good technology skills, including assistive technology to assist students with various disabilities.
  • Willingness to work as a collaborative team member.
  • Experience in providing guidance and supervision of classified staff.
  • Ability to maintain compliant special education student files.
  • Ability to provide supervision and instruction for students with social, behavioral, communication, and cognitive disabilities.
  • Knowledge of curriculum and interventions designed for students with social, behavioral, communication and cognitive disabilities.
  • Specialized skills in working with students with significant emotional or behavioral issues and social skills deficient.
  • Knowledge of applied behavioral analysis and structured teaching.
  • Ability to complete training in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention.
  • May include providing general physical assistance to students with various disabilities. Tasks will involve, but are not limited to, assisting students with toileting/feeding/other self-help and behavioral needs. Additional duties as assigned.
  • Teaching candidates must hold a valid state of Tennessee teaching certification in Special Education (Endorsements: 105,144,145,460,461) If you hold a teaching license in another state, you must apply for a Tennessee teaching license.
  • Candidates must hold a bachelor's degree.


Salary is based on a combination of relevant education and experience.

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Education Requirement

Bachelor's Degree
Years Experience Requirement

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