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Special Education Teacher

Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Job Description:

Job Details


Job Location
SB Location - Santa Barbara, CA

Position Type
Full Time

Education Level
4 Year Degree

Job Shift

Job Category
Nonprofit - Social Services


Casa Pacifica is expanding their non-public school educational services to Northern Santa Barbara County, with an exciting new opportunity to work with us in Lompoc in the beginning of January 2023.

Under the direction of the Director of Education, instruct special education students individually and in small groups in accordance with Casa Pacifica's policies and procedures; develop and implement IEP goals, assess students, and coordinate programs to increase independence and functioning in society, socially, vocationally and academically. The Special Education Teacher carries out the mission of Casa Pacifica as it relates to the educational component of the individual treatment program of the child.

Position will have a targeted start date of January 2023

Examples of duties/responsibilities:

  • Design and implement curriculum and lesson plans for individualized and group instruction; schedule instructional periods; assess student progress; teach core academic subjects in alignment with common core standards, next generation science standards, and California frameworks. Instruct in other academic areas related to student grade level including math competencies, student computer proficiency, writing skills, and art media.
  • Instruct students with emotional disturbances utilizing individualized programming in order to implement and achieve IEP goals.
  • Serve as case manager; participate as a member of IEP teams; attend IEP meetings; provide input to IEP goals; conduct pre and post assessments and perform other data collection; prepare IEP reports and maintain interagency and district contacts regarding IEPs.
  • Work collaboratively with other agencies such as school districts as part of the school treatment program at Casa Pacifica Nonpublic School.
  • Design and implement appropriate behavior management techniques for use in instructional and disciplinary purposes.
  • Plan and supervise curriculum-related field trips to the community to enhance social skills, life skills as related to instructional objectives.
  • In accordance with the IEP process, work with all educational agencies in order to transition students back to their home school districts.
  • Collaborate with parents and provide parents a written quarterly student progress report and quarterly IEP goals and objectives progress reports.
  • Train and provide work direction and guidance to assigned Para educators (instructional assistants) and behavior specialists.
  • Participate in a variety of special project teams and committees; participate in teacher and staff meetings and other in-service training programs.
  • Prepare a variety of reports for parents, and other community agencies, administration and others.
  • Collaborate with other teachers, clinicians, specialists and others regarding student progress; schedule student conferences and treatment teams on students on an as needed basis.
  • Provide vocational assessment and planning as part of the Transition Plan for applicable students.
  • Ensure that all students participate in district wide and State of California assessments as applicable per individual student's IEP.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.



    Valid California Special Education Credential.

    Bachelor's degree in relevant field, Master's degree preferred; or three to five years related experience and /or training with severely emotionally disturbed students; experience in academic testing (PIAT, WRAT) or equivalent combination of education and experience. Interns will be considered.

    Special Education classroom located at a special education school site.

    PHYSICAL ABILITIES: Require vision (which may be corrected) to read small print, hearing and speaking to communicate with others, require the ability to stand for long periods. Some physical agility may be required in order to provide physical education activities. Exposure to students who may become hostile or disorderly and who may exhibit physical aggression. Should an applicant require reasonable accommodation, Casa Pacifica will consider that upon request.

    APPLICATION PROCEDURE: A complete application package MUST include the following:
    • A completed employment application.
    • Resume.
    • A copy of your Credential(s), or Intern eligibility.
    • Three current letters of references.
    • A letter of introduction telling why you feel qualified for this position and what you have to offer Casa Pacifica.

      • Instruct students with emotionally and behaviorally challenges, in appropriate curricular areas per grade level to further achieve IEP goals.
      • Understand and relate to children with special needs.
      • Monitor and evaluate student progress.
      • Train and provide work direction to others.
      • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
      • Maintain current knowledge of program rules, regulations, requirements and restrictions.
      • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
      • Work independently.
      • Meet schedules and timelines.

        • Teamwork and Relationships
        • Judgement and Problem Solving
        • Communication
        • Initiative and Integrity
        • Ethics and Integrity
        • Analytical and Critical Thinking
          Casa Pacifica offers:
          • Competitive wages
          • Comprehensive benefits package, including 401k with up to 5% fully vested employer matching contributions made after first year of service
          • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance options
          • Flexible spending and dependent care programs
          • Excellent training opportunities
          • Education/tuition assistance programs
          • Discount gym and wellness options
          • Group Discount Pet Insurance
          • Aflac Critical Illness, Accidental & Dental supplemental plan options
          • Employee Assistance Program
            • Free Confidential Crisis Line 24/7 (365 days a year)
            • 4 face to face or telephonic sessions per issue, i.e.,
              • Stress, Anxiety, Depression
              • Life transitions
              • Grief and Loss
              • Divorce
              • Conflict Resolution
              • Substance Abuse
              • Work-Life Counseling
              • Free Legal and Financial consultations
              • Identity Theft Recovery Services
                Casa Pacifica restores hope, enhances resilience, and strengthens community connections for children, young adults, and families.

                We are a diverse and inclusive team providing excellent services to all our communities. Our team members are empowered to share their identities, ideas, and perspectives. A culture built on diversity, equity and inclusivity is essential to creating a safe and healing environment at Casa Pacifica.

                Casa Pacifica is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer; all applicants will be given full consideration under state, local, and federal law.

Keywords: CASA PACIFICA CENTERS FOR CHILDREN FAMILY, Santa Barbara , Special Education Teacher, Education / Teaching , Santa Barbara, California

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