Special Education Teachers at Pleasant Hill Middle School provide multi-grade, standards-based instruction and academic interventions that afford students the opportunity to thrive academically. The Teacher provides a clear, consistent structure for the classroom, ensuring that each student's needs are met within the guidelines of the Individualized Educational Program (IEP) and the Treatment Plan. It is our goal to provide an enriching and successful environment where students' strengths are celebrated and their needs addressed with a variety of targeted interventions.
"Teaching at Seneca has been one of the best professional decisions I have made. Seneca has always made sure that I have access to the resources I need to keep my lessons engaging, cutting-edge, and creative. Watching students engage with their own natural curiosities and build self-esteem as lifelong learners is endlessly rewarding." - Seneca Special Education Teacher
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Work effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team to implement academic, behavioral, and therapeutic services for special education students with emotional disturbances
Utilize backwards design principles to deliver differentiated curriculum, rooted in the state content standards
Use student-centered instructional methods as defined by the school's Learning Principles
Employ authentic and norm-referenced assessment strategies to monitor progress and guide instructional planning and decision making
Provide an individualized academic intervention program to target at-risk learners.
Perform all duties related to the development of an IEP: assessment, goal setting, implementation and progress reporting
Engage caregivers in the educational process, providing frequent opportunities to discuss student growth and needs
Co-lead the classroom team to maintain a structured therapeutic learning environment based on Seneca's philosophy
Intervene with the clients' behavioral program as needed. This includes physical management of the clients (implementation of Seneca's Equilibrium Training) as necessary to ensure safety
Experience teaching Special Education preferred
Valid California Drivers License and ability to be insured by Seneca's insurance carrier
Clearance of TB test, fingerprints, and any other state or federal requirements
Comprehensive employee benefit package, including medical, dental, vision and chiropractic coverage, as well as partially paid premiums for dependents
Employer-paid Employee Assistance Program
403b retirement plan
Specialized training and support, including scholarship opportunities and a yearly professional development budget
Two to three full-time Classroom Counselors to provide behavioral and academic support
7 weeks of school breaks, 1 week of PTO, and 4 weeks of teacher days off