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13 Feb 2024

Teacher Early Childhood Special Education Teacher

Meeker School District Re-1
 Meeker, Rio Blanco County, Colorado, United States

Job Description

Meeker School District is seeking highly qualified individuals to fill the full time position of Early Childhood Special Education Teacher.  The District prefers a person with a strong knowledge of special education methodologies and working with educationally disabled children, preferably at the early childhood level ages 0-8.

Meeker School District has an approximate enrollment of 750 students in grades Pre-K through Twelve.  The Elementary School has approximately 340 students prek-5th.  We are seeking individuals who have the understanding of the intellectual, social, and emotional needs of a pre-k through 2nd grade student. The Meeker Re-1 School District is seeking an enthusiastic person who wants to join a staff committed to “Excellence in all we do”.

Salary Scale: $43,015 – $92,482 annual. All years teaching experience will be honored for veteran teachers.

Date Available: Position begins August 1, 2024

Job Functions/Qualifications:

  • Provide case management (oversees special education process)
    • Assure and verify that Individual Education Plan (IEP) services are implemented in compliance with federal, state, and district regulations
    • Assure compliance with special education procedural requirements
    • Communicate and coordinate among home, school, and other agencies, and regular and special education programs
    • Facilitate placement
    • Train classroom staff
    •   Schedule team meetings
  • Develop and implement IEPs
  • Assist with developing and implementing Behavior Intervention Plans
  • Provide direct instructional services
  • Develop and modify curriculum
  • Develop accommodations
  • Coordinate appropriate services
  • Monitor assessments and progress
  • Liaison and consult with teachers, providers, administrators, parents, service agencies, and community
  • Delegate related services (OT, speech, vision, hearing)
  • Schedule and provide in-class support
  • Other duties as assigned
  • The District is willing to consider candidates for an Alternative Licensure Program.

The alternative teacher pathway allows districts to hire candidates with specific content knowledge and who hold an undergraduate or higher degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education to teach while completing the necessary teacher training based on the Colorado Teacher Quality Standards. Alternative teacher preparation programs vary in length from 1 year to 2 years (though special education generalist candidates may take a third year, if necessary). While serving as a teacher, alternative candidates put what they learn into practice immediately. Anyone who meets this criteria and is interested in teaching should contact the school district.

How to Apply

Applications: Please submit application/resume/references to:  Certified application can be found HERE. Jessica Browning- Human Resources Director Meeker Re-1 School District School Administration Office 555 Garfield Street/P.O. Box 1089 Meeker, CO  81641 Telephone: 970-878-9040 FAX: 970-878-3682 E-mail: Compensation and Benefits
  • Salary negotiable based upon qualifications and experience
  • Current salary schedule can be found here: MSD 24/25 Salary Schedule
  • Fully paid health, dental and life insurance for employee and $119 towards dependent health coverage.
  • Colorado Public Employee Retirement Association (PERA) member account with employer contribution of 21.4%.
  • 11 personal/sick days
  • Probationary Contract for 3 years
  • Coaching opportunities at the Middle and High School.
  • Reimbursement of moving expenses; up to $1,000 for in-state moves, and up to $2,000 for out-of-state moves.

Timeline: Review of applications will begin immediately and will close on March 25, 2024 at 4:00 pm.

Meeker Area Chamber: The Meeker School District Re-1 is an Equal Opportunity Employer The educational programs, activities and employment opportunities offered by Meeker School District RE-1 are offered without regard to race, color, sex (which includes marital status), sexual orientation (which includes transgender), religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, disability or need for special education services.  Inquiries regarding alleged unlawful discrimination or harassment should be directed to the Meeker School District superintendent, 555 Garfield, PO Box 1089, Meeker, CO 81641, Phone (970) 878-9040; or to The Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1961 Stout Street, Third Floor, Denver, CO 80294, Phone (303) 844-2991.

Bureaus: Colorado. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Teacher. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.