Special Education Teacher

Denver, Colorado
$55,000-$65,000 based on experience

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Position: Special Education Teacher

Schedule: 8 am-4 pm, M-F. This position is a full calendar year.

Starting Salary Range: * $55k-$65

*pay is based on education and experience


If you genuinely care about providing youth and/or adults with a sense of direction and hope, then you’ll get huge satisfaction from this role. Your influence will not only impact the lives of youth and/or adults, but the community as a whole. Laradon staff work extremely hard and are challenged every day, but they play a key role in supporting the well-being of the individuals that we serve.

As a Special Education Teacher you will be a valuable asset to Laradon’s mission by providing special education, pre-vocational and daily living training to dually diagnosed adolescents receiving services in Laradon's School.

No day is ever alike but you can generally look forward to the following responsibilities:

  • Provide an optimum classroom environment and learning experience.
  • Participate in transdisciplinary program assessments.
  • Knowledge of behavior support plans, crisis intervention techniques, and proactive/preventative techniques including physical management and positive reinforcement.
  • Participate with family and/or guardian and team in the development of IEP.
  • Participate in the case management process as needed.
  • Maintain files and appropriate paperwork for designated caseload.
  • Facilitate and monitor activities in keeping with IEP goals for designated caseload.
  • Coordinate schedule of classroom EBSPs and Lead Paraprofessionals.
  • Develop/Implement appropriate curriculum and corresponding lesson plans for students with significant cognitive and behavioral needs.  
  • Facilitate weekly classroom meetings.
  • Attend staff development meetings.
  • Ability to work with diverse student population and staff.
  • Supervise the work and classroom instruction of EBSPs and Lead Paraprofessionals including daily planning, education of students’ needs and progress.
  • Assist in the development of the IEP with a team.
  • Maintain files and appropriate paperwork including IEPs, data
    tracking, employee performance reviews, etc.
  • Coordinate the schedule of and supervise classroom assistants.        
  • Meet the individualized needs of each student.
  • Drive participants as necessary for program needs.          
  • Maintain regular and punctual attendance.
  • As Laradon is a small employer and employees work in a collaborative, team environment, employee must be physically present in the office to perform his/her job functions.
  • Other duties as assigned.

We proudly support our employees by providing the following benefits for this position:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance/FSA
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Company Paid Short Term Disability 
  • 401(k) + 4% Match
  • Personal Days, Paid Sick and Safe Time, Wellness Day, and 9 Weeks Paid Breaks/Holidays
  • Bilingual Pay Differential
  • Wellness Reimbursement - $100 per calendar year 
  • Tuition and Certification Reimbursement
  • Student Loan Assistance
  • Development, job growth, and internal training opportunities
  • The opportunity to work in a dynamic, supportive, and rewarding environment alongside other Laradon staff – one where everyone is truly appreciated
  • CDC and CDPHE protocols to ensure the safety and welfare of all employees

We believe in providing continuing education and development opportunities for our employees. To start you off right in your position, we’ll make sure you are trained in the following:

  • All trainings deemed mandatory by Laradon
  • Orientation
  • Mandatory Reporting
  • Incident Reporting
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Safety Care
  • Defensive Driving
  • Person Centered Training
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Job Shadowing

We ask that you bring the following assets to our workplace:

  • Current Colorado Teaching Certification with Special education Generalist and Elementary Education endorsement or ability to enter an Alternative Licensure program or apply for a Special Education Temporary Authorization (SETA).
  • Excellent communication skills and flexibility.
  • Ability to work with diverse student population and staff.
  • Physical requirements include the ability to exert up to 50 pounds of force; physical condition to enable walking, standing, sitting, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling; stamina to be on feet and active for full workdays.

Preferred Requirements:

  • One year experience working with children with developmental disabilities and/or emotional/behavioral disorders.
  • Two years’ teacher experience.
  • Knowledge of Applied Behavioral Analysis.
  • Valid driving license, good driving record, vehicle insurance.

Our commitment to you once you get here:

Laradon is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our DEI policy supports and strengthens Laradon’s mission of promoting advocacy, community access and independence for the individuals we serve and celebrating the unique differences and abilities of our employees.  We honor and celebrate the contributions of ALL individuals in our workplace and in the community.

To provide culturally competent services to individuals, students, guests, and staff/employees, our hiring practices reflect our values by offering an environment that celebrates diversity and embraces inclusion. All of our team members – regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, language, abilities/disabilities, veteran status, religion, citizenship, socioeconomic status, geographic region, or other defining characteristics – should feel a sense of belonging and value. We applaud everyone.

Our Values: 

Inclusion | Compassion | Advocacy | Respect | Empowerment

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