Job: Special Education Teacher

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Job Description

Teachers are Jefferson Hills have unique chance to be creative, developing curriculum that engages and encourages our students with diverse special needs including behavior and mental health issues. We provide small class sizes and the opportunity to work on a multidisciplinary team with other educators, therapists, and medical professionals. Together, we make a difference in the lives of our children and youth every day. Join us!


-Mentorship & Leadership Role Opportunities Available

Special Education Teacher Position Purpose:

Teachers provide specialized educational programming to some of our most academically challenged students. Teachers have a significantly reduced classroom size so they can meet the needs of each individual.

In collaboration with the ASPIRE alternative licensing program, candidates with bachelors’ degrees may qualify for an accelerated program to obtain Colorado Special Education teaching licenses. For more information, contact Kim Robinson, Jefferson Hills Human Resources at 303 432 5774.

Responsibilities include:

  • Prepares lessons in advance for all assigned classes: provides written lesson plans to the principal upon request.

  • Modifies and adjusts curriculum to meet remedial and/or enrichment needs of students; coordinates curriculum with regular education teachers as needed.

  • Assesses academic performance against IEP requirements; participates in IEP meetings and maintains compliance with state and federal requirements. Communicates IEP & transition goals and objectives with regular education teachers and other education staff, Treatment Coordinator, and unit staff; tracks progress.

  • Demonstrates effective use of Teaching Assistants in the classroom, including a coordinated team approach to meet the unique needs of students and to manage classroom behaviors.

  • Maintains classroom management techniques to ensure the safety and security of each student and staff.

  • Collaborates/communicates effectively and consistently with all members of Jefferson Hills’s multidisciplinary team on a regular basis and with all outside agencies.

  • Keeps accurate and timely students records, completes Monthly Academic Progress Reports and Discharge Summaries within prescribed time lines.

  • Attends &/or gives input to all Case Conferences for students on assigned caseload.

  • Maintains a professional relationship with parents and guardians of the students.

  • Maintains up to date certification in CPR, First Aid, and CPI.

  • Must be willing and able to perform physical restraints with clients using required CPI techniques. 


  • Current Colorado State Teaching License with Special Education Endorsement or subject area Secondary Education Endorsement with TTE in Special Education in Moderate/Affective Needs. M.A. or M.Ed. in Special Education and minimum 2 years related experience with special needs adolescents.

  • Experience with the implementing and monitoring IEP process

  • Experience and demonstrated ability with individual academic testing and interpretation including, but not limited to Woodcock-Johnson III, GORT, Criterion Reading and Mathematics Assessment, Individualized Reading Inventories and various vocational testing instruments.

  • Experience working as part of a multidisciplinary team. Ability to teach and work with students that have significant mental health issues. Experience in mental health, crisis prevention, juvenile corrections, or related field preferred.

Candidates with a bachelor’s degree but without the above credential may be considered to participate in an accelerated program to obtain Colorado Special Education teaching license while working in a Jefferson Hills classroom.

 For Consideration:

  • Please apply by sending your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements with Special Education Teacher-noted in the subject line to

  • Jefferson Hills is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/V/D

  • Applicants must be 21 years or older.

NOTE: This position works in a licensed, residential child care facility. Drug screen and rigorous background check required for employment.


Jefferson Hills offers a comprehensive, affordable benefits program including health, dental and vision coverage, 403(b) with company match, long and short term disability plans and A FREE MEAL FOR EVERY 8 HOURS WORKED!

We seek to provide professional learning and development through ongoing training and a tuition reimbursement program. Jefferson Hills is an equal opportunity employer. For qualified candidates, we offer a comprehensive induction program for teachers seeking a Professional Teaching License.



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