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Teacher, Special Education - Behavioral Health, High School FLS Classroom

Multnomah Education Service District

We are seeking a highly qualified Special Education Teacher for a Behavioral Health FLS High School classroom located within our Burlingame Creek School. Burlingame Creek is an educational program for students who have had persistent behavior challenges in school. Our mission is to teach students new social and academic skills and strategies that will allow them to be successful not only in school, but in the community and workplace.
Burlingame Creek School operates on the concept of a continuum system. There are four phases with clear academic and behavioral expectations. Students move through the system when they show they can meet the requirements at a particular stage over a period of time. The length of time it takes for a student to move through the continuum depends on the student’s consistent use of new social and problem solving skills. As the student earns trust and demonstrates positive behaviors over time he/she will progress through the phases. Students are provided individualized behavior support plans and ongoing collaboration with parents/guardians and community service providers to aid in their progress.
Days per Year: 190
Hours per Week: 40
Annual Hours: 1520
Position will begin at the start of the 2016-17 school year.
A competitive compensation and benefits package will be provided. We offer a generous benefits package including: medical/dental/vision/RX plan, flex spending accounts, employee assistance program (EAP), paid holidays, paid time off programs, basic & voluntary life insurance, STD/LTD & employer paid contribution into PERS (Oregon Public Employees Retirement System). We support our employees’ continued education through our Tuition Reimbursement Program.


REPORTS TO: Coordinator and/or Supervisor, Department of Special Education

Provides instructional services for students who are in need of special education services to meet their IEP objectives. Disabilities may range from moderate to severe and categories of service may include Emotional Disturbance or Functional Living Skills. Services will be provided within self-contained settings and placements which allow least restrictive environment options for students to be included in regular education or community access opportunities.

This position is subject to board policies, administrative rules and procedures, department regulations and applicable State and Federal statutes. This position carries no administrative authority or responsibilities.

1. Assess student’s educational needs.
2. Write Individual Educational Programs (IEPs).
3. Write instructional plans, record student performance and modify instruction as needed.
4. Report pupil progress according to program procedures.
5. Establish and maintain appropriate student behavior.
6. Direct Educational and Classroom Assistant activities.
7. Communicate cooperatively with parents, students, colleagues, building personnel, supervisors, community members and others to address individual student needs.
8. Implement program-adopted crisis prevention/intervention strategies to include the use of de-escalating procedures and physical interventions to avoid injuries.
9. Maintain records, meet timelines.
10. Adhere to school building, District and Multnomah ESD policies and procedures.

1. Perform other related duties as assigned by the Program Supervisor or which are indicated to assure the physical and emotional well-being of students.

- If assigned to a classroom requiring lifting, must be able to lift up to 60-70 lbs. according to established procedures. Exact lifting requirements will vary based upon classroom assignments.
- Valid First Aid and CPR card.

Valid Oregon Teaching License with Special Education Endorsement to teach Elementary Level Students. Prior experience working with behaviorally challenged students desired.

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