Job Vacancy ECE Special Education Lead Teacher for a Nature Based Learning Environment Abiding Hope Preschool & Kindergarten

Job title: ECE Special Education Lead Teacher for a Nature Based Learning Environment

Company: Abiding Hope Preschool & Kindergarten

Job description: Summary

Mission Statement: Equip all to be the heart, hands, and feet of Jesus in the world! Our mission is meant to inspire how and what we do as we live into our vision of a wholly unleashed faith community. This framework is meant to direct our church, school, and our lives as we wrestle with worldly demands both personally and collectively.

Purpose: To provide a warm, nurturing, safe and loving environment where self concepts are enhanced, independence encouraged, individuality respected and a love for God is fostered.

We are looking for a Special Education Teacher to join our team of educators.

You will be responsible for teaching integrated groups of students; some with mild or moderate disabilities. You will use a nature based curriculum to meet each student’s learning requirements and build individual lesson plans tailored to their specific needs. You will also discuss with parents and support staff about important matters that might impede students’ progress. Ultimately, you will help and inspire children to achieve important learning milestones.


Key Responsibilities:

-To offer a classroom that meets the emotional, physical, intellectual, social and spiritual needs of both

the individual child and the group

-To provide leadership and stability for the classroom

-To interact with the children and to encourage their involvement in activities

-To prepare a warm and safe environment that is orderly, clean and appealing, one that encourages a

child to grow and to explore

-Under the supervision of the director, to plan weekly lesson plans based on the developmental needs

of the children

-To maintain assigned records of attendance

-To see that the program goals are implemented

-To establish and maintain good communications with parents through parent conferences twice a

year and on a daily informal basis

-To observe, record and report significant individual and group behavior

-To use appropriate and positive behavior guidance and to work with other staff so it is consistent

-To report suspected cases of child abuse and/or neglect

-To be able to intelligently answer all questions about the program

-To participate in all recommended training programs, conferences, courses and workshops and other

areas of professional growth

-To be responsible for helping maintain the physical condition of the center on an ongoing basis (cleaning)

-To maintain a professional attitude

-Any other assigned duties relevant to the needs of the program


Qualifications: The person selected for this position must meet the minimum requirements set up by the state of Colorado Department of Human Services child care licensing according to section 7.702.44. This person must demonstrate leadership ability with the teacher assistant and have excellent time management skills. This person must also show an ability to relate joyfully and sensitively to children. This person must show evidence of emotional maturity and stability. This person must have the physical stamina to handle their responsibilities. This person must also have the knowledge of the developmental level of the children in their care and use this knowledge in their interaction with the children and their construction of their lesson plans.

  • Experience as a Special Education Teacher or relevant role
  • Good knowledge of current special education methodologies
  • Experience working with children with a wide range of disabilities
  • Ability to create IEPs
  • A patient, resourceful, and resilient personality
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Valid state special education certificate
  • Degree in ECE Special Education is a plus



Expected salary: $20 – 33 per hour

Location: Littleton, CO

Job date: Sat, 09 Jul 2022 01:59:30 GMT

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