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16 May 2017

Teacher Special Education Teacher (Certification Required)

The NET Charter High
 New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Job Description

The NET Charter High School

Special Education Teacher (Full time; Certification required)

Job Description


The NET Charter High School

The NET Charter High School serves students who have dropped out of or been expelled from high school or who have struggled academically or behavioral in traditional settings. The school’s name stands for: meeting Needs, raising Expectations, Training for life. Students at The NET earn a high school diploma and participate in internships with area employers in various fields.  Our students leave school with the skills, confidence and experience to succeed in the career and education path of their choice.


Position Summary

The NET seeks a full time, special education teacher to provide support for students who most severely struggle academically and/or behaviorally.


This position is a unique opportunity to work intensively with your favorite students—the ones who don’t seem to excel in traditional classrooms.  You will join a highly dedicated and mission aligned team of professionals striving to insure that all special education students receive the high quality supports they deserve.


As a Special Education teacher, you are responsible for:

  • Teaching and/or Co-teaching Tier 3 classes for students who struggle academically or behaviorally
  • Provide push-in support for students in Math, Science and Humanities classes
  • Provide small group pull outs, individualized tutoring, test prep, Act 833 portfolio development, case management & behavior plan supports as needed
  • Collaborate with Special Education Coordinator and RtI Coordinator to insure all students receive the appropriate supports, accommodations, and modifications
  • Collaborate with Special Education Coordinator and RtI Coordinator to insure all Special Education and RtI paperwork is completed appropriately



Position Requirements:

Education & Experience

  • 3+ years experience teaching special education, at risk students in a non-selective, open admissions urban environment with a demonstrated record raising student achievement
  • Successful experience collaborating with other teachers and staff
  • LA Teaching and/or Special Education teaching certification
  • BA or BS


Skills & Approach

  • Passion for improving educational opportunities for urban students and for being a part of a strong, mission-driven team
  • Specialized interest in working with and developing students with Specific Learning Disabilities, Emotional Disturbance and similar disabilities
  • Commitment to Educators for Quality Alternative’s mission, vision and growth
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, relationship building & management skills
  • Flexible and learning mindset dedicated to effectively & innovatively problem solving




  • Schedule: All full time NET positions are year-round
  • Salary: Initial salary is set based on years of experience and degrees. Future salary increases and bonuses are based on performance and responsibilities.
  • Benefits: Comprehensive benefits and generous 403b retirement plan
  • Reports to: Principal or Special Education Coordinator

Detailed Responsibilities

Support Coordinator to ensure program compliance with all state, federal, local, and organizational guidelines

  • Develop, manage and continually update student 504, IEP, LEP paper and electronic compliant files
  • Work closely with staff, students, and families to identify students who have or have had IEPs or evaluations and to obtain the appropriate information
  • Develop high quality IEP goals which align with state policies, NET values, and student needs
  • Write high quality IEPs which integrate all student plans, needs, and services
  • Monitor progress toward IEP goals to insure students are appropriately progressing
  • Coordinate and lead IEP meetings to insure students and families are empowered in the plan development and implementation process

Provide servicing to students including SLD, ED, and other students who struggle significantly with academics and/or behavior

  • Design and teach small group and individual interventions including, but not limited to:
    • Reading
    • Math
    • Test prep
    • Social-behavior skills
    • Career prep skills
  • Provide push in, pull out, co-teaching, individual interventions as appropriate to students’ needs each semester

Teaching or Co-teaching

  • Plan multi-disciplinary courses in accordance with Understanding by Design and Project-based Learning
  • Use the tenants of Differentiated Instruction to develop individual daily plans and projects for each advisee in keeping with their Individual Graduation Plan and academic data
  • Develop rigorous, diverse assessments to accurately gauge student understanding & skills
  • Collect and analyze a variety of data to asses student’s strengths, gaps, and weaknesses
  • Use this information to appropriately adjust course curriculum and delivery and individualized approaches and supports
  • Actively practice restorative justice and collaborative problem-solving in order to teach students how to take responsibility for improving their behavior and communication

Constantly developing your own craft

  • Set goals for student performance and professional growth
  • Actively reflect on your own work and monitor progress toward goals
  • Productively seek, give, and use feedback
  • Positively contribute to the school’s collegial community
  • Participate in all scheduled professional development activities and seek out additional opportunities
  • Involve yourself in the continual development and improvement of the school’s curriculum, culture, and program.



How to Apply

To Apply For more information or to apply, visit: or email: Elizabeth Ostberg, Executive Director,  

Bureaus: - National -. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Teacher. Job Tags: charter, high school, Louisiana, new orleans, special education, SPED, and teacher.

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