Classroom Teacher - Guadalupe Centers School
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Special Education
Job Title: Special Education Teacher
Job Location: Guadalupe Centers Charter Schools
Beginning: Aug 03, 2020
Deadline: Open until filled **
Certificate: Mild/Mod. Cross Category Disabilities
Certificate: Mild/Moderately Disabled (K-12)
District: Guadalupe Centers School
Kansas City, MO 64108
Telephone: 816-421-1015
Job Description:
Guadalupe Centers Schools are a free, open enrollment, public charter school currently serving students in grades Pre-K-12. Guadalupe Centers Schools are part of the Guadalupe Educational System, Inc. (GES) under Guadalupe Centers, Inc. It is sponsored by the University of Central Missouri. The vision of GES is to empower students to succeed in college and their chosen professions by providing a rigorous and enriching learning experience that develops highly educated, socially conscious, culturally competent, contributing members of society.

Summary: The Special Education Teacher helps students learn subject matters and skills that will contribute to their development as mature, able and responsible men and women.

Reports To: Director of Special Services

Essential duties and responsibilities: Other duties may be assigned.
  • Prepares and schedules individual pupil staffing conferences according to timelines; initiates IEP conferences as appropriate
  • Write IEPs using district software (SpedTrack)
  • Complete all necessary paperwork to be in compliance with the state and district.
  • Prepares and submits reports according to timelines outlined in the Missouri State plan; responds to requests for information as required
  • Prepare Transition Plans for secondary students
  • Identifies the specific learning needs of each pupil properly identified as disabled and maintains a clear record of the pupil’s instructional experience and progress in the permanent Special Education file
  • Plans and utilizes instructional materials, procedures and equipment according to each pupil’s specific disability
  • Schedules pupils for instruction in cooperation with the Director of Special Services, principal and other members of the building staff
  • Prepares course objectives and outline for course of study following curriculum guidelines or requirements of the state and school
  • Keeps accurate attendance records; maintains discipline in the classroom
  • Works with the Co-Teaching model alongside the General Education teacher
  • Acts as resource to building staff regarding disabilities methods, accommodations and materials
  • Utilizes differentiated instruction and the IEP guiding document for all instructions
  • Administering national, state and district assessments throughout the school year
  • Receives and forwards to the Director all referrals from appropriate sources
  • Coordinates all activities and procedures with the Director of Special Services  and building principal
  • Participates in faculty and professional meetings, educational conferences and teacher training workshops
  • Attend all meetings with parents and give input concerning the creation of an Individual Education Plan or a 504 Plan
  • Demonstrates a commitment to continuous improvement of professional practice, cultural competence, and ability to meet the specific instructional needs of culturally and linguistically diverse students.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This job requires that the employee be able to: sit, stand, walk, speak, hear, use hands, fingers, and reach with hands and fingers; bend, stoop, lift objects of at least ten pounds.  Job requires the employee occasionally to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

Qualification Requirements: 
  • Bachelor’s degree from a college or university having a teacher education program approved by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; 
  • Pass Criminal Background Check and Family Care Registry;
  • Certified by the state of Missouri or working towards the certification ( to achieve highly qualified status in Special Education (K-12).
  • Committed to working with under-served students.
  • Bilingual (preferred)
  • Experience in urban school setting (preferred)
  • Teaching experience in regular education
  • Experience in urban school setting (preferred). 

Guadalupe Centers, Inc. conforms to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities’ individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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