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Teacher - ESE - Autism

Duval County Public Schools
Jacksonville, FL, US
$48,700.00 - $77,491.00 / Per Year

Job Details

TEACHER STARTING SALARY IS $48,700. Additional Referendum money is available for the next four years starting at $5400 for the 23-24 school year; teachers hired during the school year will receive a prorated supplement amount based on the date of hire.

Job Summary

Guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals and in harmony with the goals, establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units, projects, and the like to communicate these objectives to students. Employs a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media, consistent with the physical limitations of the location provided and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved. Strives to implement, by instruction and action, the District's philosophy of education and instructional goals and objectives.

Exceptional Student Education Positions

As a district, we have a variety of ESE positions that have varying qualifications. Below, you will find our most common school-based ESE positions. To review the full job description for these and any position, we encourage you to visit our Job Description Directory at the following link:

Minimum Qualifications

The minimum qualifications for Autism, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, EBD, Gifted, PLA, SLA, Physically Impaired, VE and PreK-Handicapped are as follows:

Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: None required. Salary is based on verified years of teaching experience.

Certifications & Licenses: Must be eligible for Florida Department of Education Certification in appropriate subject area.

The minimum qualifications for the remaining school-based ESE positions are listed in the chart below.

ESE Position
Certifications & Licenses
ESE Certified Behavior Analyst
Three (3) years successful teaching or work experience with students on the autism spectrum and/or students with behaviorally complex needs. Experience with special education and related services for students with disabilities.
Board certification as a Behavior Analyst AND Florida Department of Education teaching certification in at least one (1) area of Exceptional Student Education, Guidance and Counseling or School Psychology. Autism Spectrum Disorder Endorsement preferred.
ESE Intervention Representative
Five (5) years successful classroom teaching experience in exceptional student education or a combination of exceptional/regular education teaching experience. Background in behavior management techniques is strongly recommended.
Florida Department of Education certification in at least one (1) area of Exceptional Student Education, Administration/Supervision or Educational Leadership.
ESE Lead
Three (3) years experience working with students with disabilities
Must be eligible for Florida Department of Education Certification in appropriate subject area.
ESE Site Coach
Three (3) years experience working with students with Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities/Autism.
Certification in at least one area of exceptional student education (for Autism positions, Autism certification or endorsement required) and one area of a core content area or K-6 Certification.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Knowledge of subject content
  • Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong time management skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software skills
  • Ability to plan and implement a program of study that meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of students
  • Ability to devote additional hours beyond the workday for grading papers, preparation of lesson plans, etc.
  • Ability to manage students
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks

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$48,700.00 - $77,491.00 / Per Year
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Duval County Public Schools in Jacksonville, Florida is the 22nd largest school district in the nation and the sixth largest school district in Florida. The district is committed to ensuring that students are prepared for success in college or a career, and life. In addition, the district will make sure its mission of providing educational excellence is reflected in every school, in every classroom, for every student, every day.


DCPS currently serves approximately 128,000 students in grades Pre K-12 and operates 163 schools. In addition to its traditional, comprehensive schools, DCPS is known for its diverse magnet schools and themes and nationally recognized high school programs that include rich acceleration and vocational programing.

DCPS offers a competitive salary schedule and generous supplements for select hard to staff subject areas. Our starting teacher salary is the highest in the Northeast Florida region! Annual teacher salaries range from $39,500 –$73,000 based on degree and experience.

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