POSITION AVAILABLE: Special Education Teacher (multiple positions)
POSITION LOCATION: Southwest West Central Service Cooperative (SWWC), with placement at the ELC – Willmar located in Willmar, MN.
POSITION SUMMARY: The Special Education Teacher identifies, designs, evaluates and provides individual educational instruction and programming for a small caseload of special education students with Paraprofessional support in the classroom. In addition, SWWC provides professional development specific to Setting IV, offers New Teacher Center Coaching, and collaboration with our Due Process Specialist staff.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: Designs and implements appropriate educational and/or behavioral programs for students to meet specific needs and goals of the students; participates and conducts portions of the evaluations and observations to determine special education eligibility of students placed in the program and conducts periodic assessments to determine educational progress of the students; conducts and/or participates in IEP Meetings for students in the program; performs other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree required. Emotional/Behavior Disorder (E/BD) Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), or Developmental Cognitive Disabilities (DCD) licensure from MDE is preferred, but not necessary if willing or in the process of getting licensure. Teacher will provide services to students in a self-contained, all day setting, collaborating with paraprofessionals and other member school district staff. Must have good organizational and communication skills.
CONTRACT/SALARY: 185-day contract for 2023-2024 school year. Beginning salary dependent upon education, qualifications and experience. Excellent fringe benefits. Position to begin August 1, 2023.
APPLICATION MATERIALS: Complete online application at http://www.swwc.org/application and include cover letter, application form, copies of licenses (if applicable), college transcripts, resume, and two letters of reference.
QUESTIONS ABOUT APPLICATION/REQUEST COMPLETE JOB DESCRIPTION/REQUEST AN ACCOMMODATION: Contact Kari Bailey, Staffing Coordinator at 507-828-6374 or [email protected] .
QUESTIONS ABOUT POSITION: Contact Kate Lieser at 320-267-7802 or [email protected] .
DUE DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Position will remain open until filled.
WHAT IS THE SWWC?: The Southwest West Central Service Cooperative is a regional service agency committed to advancing the work of our members (schools, cities, counties, and other governmental agencies). With a focus on leadership, partnership, innovation and services, we are committed to building relationships with our members to ensure our work is about supporting and enhancing their work. Authorized by MN Statute as a regional resource for our members; we are a public agency that provides a comprehensive range of educational and administrative programs and services to our members.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: It is the policy of the Southwest West Central Service Cooperative (SWWC) to provide equal employment opportunity for all, without discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, familial status, membership or activity in a local commission, disability, sexual orientation or age.
DIVERSITY STATEMENT: SWWC’s mission is to support and enhance the work of our members by providing programs and services to meet their needs. To support and enhance all of our members, we need to embrace and celebrate all of our members. SWWC works to identify unique frameworks within the various communities we serve and actively responds by adjusting our practices to meet the ever changing needs. We strive to recruit diverse and inclusive teams that will have a positive impact on our programs and services and help us better serve our members, customers and employees.
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