Special Education Teacher

  • Tennyson Center For Children
  • 2950 Tennyson Street, Denver, CO, USA
  • Sep 08, 2020
Full time Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description


Primary responsibility for development and implementation of the identified educational and therapeutic services to meet the needs of children assigned to a classroom. Participate as an integral part of the treatment team and responsible for implementing academic and behavioral goals from the Individualized Education Program (IEP), Personal Learning Plan (PLP) and treatment plans.

Provide classroom instruction to identified core curriculum and implement IEP’s, PLP’s and treatment plans in an appropriate manner. Provide a clean, safe and therapeutic learning environment.

Represent each student’s academic, social and emotional abilities and needs during monthly, annual reviews of the IEP and IEP reevaluations.

Administer, interpret and report assessments.

Provide a therapeutic balance of hierarchy and affiliation, demonstrating an understanding of the emotional needs of the children at all times. Implement TCC procedures for behavior management (both verbal and non-verbal) and physical management, balancing client’s needs for structure, nurturing, learning and recreation.

Form trusting relationships with the children by forming a therapeutic alliance and demonstrating an appropriate and nurturing adult role model.


B.A. from an accredited university.

A valid Colorado Teaching Certificate with a Special Education Generalist endorsement (or ability to obtain).

Teachers who possess a valid Colorado Teacher Certificate without the appropriate special education endorsement must complete the TTE (Temporary Teaching Eligibility) as required by state regulations.

Must have a valid Colorado driver’s license.