Special Education Teacher Job – Woodward, IA 31304

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  • Provide a learning environment to motivate youth to take responsibility for their education.
  • Prepare daily lesson plans and instruct groups, providing in depth attention students as necessary.
  • Assess each student’s learning style; design and implement curriculum, instructional strategies, and materials appropriate for the youth.
  • Communicate, orally and in writing, all appropriate information, both within the classroom and outside the classroom (in the log and in youth charts) and to relevant outside agencies.
  • Stimulate interest and cooperation in individual and group classes and activities and observe youth behavior in response to treatment efforts.
  • Ensure attendance of students in all classes and other activities and check on normative behavior.
  • Complete all necessary paperwork to insure proper recording of student progress, including daily attendance records and progress reports for grading periods and Individual Education Plans.
  • Maintain order in the classroom by providing classroom expectations to students.
  • Maintain emergency lesson plans for use by substitutes.
  • Maintain proper norms and security of youth and provide crisis intervention as necessary.
  • Responsible for the process of developing, monitoring, and reviewing the Individual Education Plan (IEP) as guided and mandated by federal law:
    • Administer the Mini-Battery of Achievement to all incoming students.
    • Review the IEP; make any necessary modifications.
    • Collect data on student’s goals and complete necessary paperwork for the meetings.
    • Progress monitor student growth and maintain that growth.
    • Provide remedial work and skill building as needed.
    • Collaborate with general education teachers.
    • Complete Progress reports upon student’s discharge.
  • Supervise youth in order to observe or effect changes in their social behavior, and to maintain security of facility and grounds for community protection.
  • Participate in the treatment of the student through observation, interaction, scoring, limit setting, and implementation of treatment plans; assist in the development of a positive peer culture.
  • Report significant changes in social behavior and make recommendations for changes by participating in Treatment Team meetings.
  • Escort students to work, mealtime, recreation, education activities, and participate in their supervision and instruction.
  • Limited one-to-one counseling.
  • Give basic instruction in work, recreation, and housekeeping activities.
  • Abide by The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (42 USC & 201 et seq.)
  • All other duties as assigned.


A State of Iowa Teacher license is required. It is an essential function of the job that staff be able to physically perform Emergency Safety Interventions (ESI’s).  A State of Iowa class D3 chauffeur’s license and clear MVR is preferred.


Sequel Youth & Family Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Veteran friendly employer.

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