Job Vacancy Special Education Teacher (Immediate Opening) – White Oak Secondary White Oak Secondary YES Prep Public Schools

Job title: Special Education Teacher (Immediate Opening) – White Oak Secondary White Oak Secondary

Company: YES Prep Public Schools

Job description: Description

Job Description

POSITION: Special Education Teacher

REPORTS TO: Principal


COMPENSATION: $58,000 – $73,750


Great schools begin with great people who believe every day is an opportunity to make a difference. At YES Prep, you have an opportunity to join a family of diverse educators who are leveling the playing field by providing opportunities for a high-quality, college-forward curriculum while also ensuring our students feel supported through their academic journey and empowered to lead choice-filled lives. YES Prep is more than a family of public charter schools, it’s the future of public education-it’s an opportunity to say, “Yes, you can!

Our campuses are advancing educational equity. Some quick stats about us:

  • 17,000 Students
  • 1,800 Team Members
  • 19 Secondary Campuses
  • 6 Elementary Campuses
  • 91% Students Who Qualify for Free/Reduced-Price Lunch
  • 94% Hispanic & African-American Students
  • 90% Students Who Are Accepted to a 4-Year University
  • 88% First-Generation College Students
  • Top 100 High Schools in the Nation, U.S. News & World Report

We serve the students of Houston, Texas, the 4th largest city across the United States. There are over 20 public-school districts and other great public charter school options, like KIPP Texas-Houston and IDEA Public Schools, within Houston’s city limits serving our increasing population. We are a rapidly growing organization, committed to creating life-changing opportunities for over 23,000 students by 2025.


When you join the YES Prep team, some of the exciting work and responsibilities will include:

  • Support the district’s Special Education goals, objectives, operational procedure, and serve as a liaison between the home office and campus staff
  • Work with School Director and Special Education Supervisors to develop action plans for constant learning and growth
  • Work with General Education staff to identify areas of academic need for students and appropriate targeted instruction
  • Assist in planning and delivering instructional training modules and staff development workshops to all teachers at the campus and within the district
  • Attend professional development to remain current with federal and state special education guidelines
  • Supervise the implementation of district and state assessments for special education students
  • Identification of students receiving special education services and request/forward records on all special education students
  • Prepare / conduct ARD/IEP meetings according to state and federal guidelines
  • Identify specific individual student needs and work with campus teachers to accommodate, modify or create materials as necessary
  • Plan and deliver engaging, rigorous lessons, according to students’ needs and the provided curriculum, where applicable
  • Chaperone local and out-of-state field lessons, including but not limited to student Spring Trips
  • Conduct morning, lunch, and afternoon duties during assigned times
  • Additional duties as assigned


We seek staff with diverse backgrounds, talents, interests, and ideas. Certain traits consistently shine through for our most successful employees: passion for the mission, drive for results, care for students, resilience, and humility. Other traits needed and desired for this role are:


  • Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited four-year educational institution
  • Strong knowledge of internet and web-related technology
  • Ability to instruct students using a variety of technology applications and platforms
  • Belief in and commitment to the mission and core value of YES Prep Public Schools
  • Openness to giving and receiving frequent feedback

Ability to maintain emotional control under stress * Ability to work urgently in a fast-paced and results-oriented environment

  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and initiatives at once
  • Demonstrated ability to work on a team
  • A dedication to learn, grow, and develop as a professional


– This position is an exempt, salaried position; salary offers commensurate with experience. The starting salary for a first-year teacher is $58,000.

  • Health and Supplemental Insurance – A $10 monthly medical option that includes $600 towards a Health Savings Account, in addition to a variety of supplemental benefits including Dental, Vision, Disability, Life, etc. Employees must work 20+ hours a week to be eligible for a full spectrum of benefits, and 10 hours a week minimum for medical benefits.
  • Retirement Plans – Participation in Teacher Retirement System of Texas and a 457 Retirement Plan.
  • Paid Time Off – Employees working 20+ hours a week receive 10 days of Paid Time Off in addition to the system closures during the


Please note, part-time hourly employees (working fewer than 40 hours/week) do not receive pay during system closures. Additionally, 10- and 11-month hourly employees do not receive pay during the months in which they are not working.

  • Paid Leave Programming – In the event you need to be out due to medical needs (including maternity and paternity leave), YES Prep offers paid leave, paid out at 100%, based on eligibility and tenure.

– YES Prep values longevity and performance over time. We invest in developing leaders through high-quality programs, effective coaching, and ongoing professional development.

– The strong cultures of our campuses and Home Office are just one of many reasons we were named in 2018 and 2019. We won the and were a 2016 finalist as well.


YES Prep strives to recruit a diverse team of leaders. We believe there is a transformative academic and social benefit for students when their teachers and leaders reflect a diversity of backgrounds. Ninety-five percent (95%) of staff members agree that the organization provides a welcoming environment given their background and identity according to our latest system survey.

YES Prep is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or parenthood.


If this sounds like your just right job, apply today!

Expected salary: $58000 – 73750 per year

Location: White Oak, TX

Job date: Sun, 10 Jul 2022 02:02:36 GMT

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