Special Education Teacher
Secondary Transition Program /Work Based Learning Coordinator
Eastview Education Center
0.60 FTE – 2021-2022 School Year

Sherburne N. Wright Cooperative (Monticello) is looking for positive, energetic applicants with a deep belief that all students can learn, and that have the commitment and passion to provide these learning opportunities. This position will teach in a Center-Based (Federal Setting III) 18-21 year old to students with mild to severe developmental cognitive disabilities and autism spectrum disorders. Applicant selected will provide academic, functional, and transition instruction to students in the school, work and community settings. This educator will create and lead an educational program and a classroom environment that is multicultural/gender and ability fair, developmentally appropriate, favorable to learning and growth and based on the commitment that all children can learn. This applicant will ensure that all state and federal requirements for the work based learning program are completed and submitted annually.   Applicant must be able and willing to drive school vehicles, and must be willing to collaborate closely with other transition teachers, related services providers, community members and administration.  The educator will lead and provide on-site training.
Licensure and Experience:

  • Current teaching license for Developmental Disabilities and/or related field (i.e. Mild to Moderate Mentally Handicapped, ASD, etc) in the State of Minnesota required
  • Experience working with secondary transition aged students preferred
  • Valid Minnesota driver’s license required
  • Work Based Learning license preferred

Essential Skills Required:

  • Implement state and federal laws, statutes, rules and regulations pertaining to special education and Work Based Learning responsibilities
  • Follow and implement all due process and timeline requirements in special education
  • Work well with students with severe Autism and/or Developmental Cognitive Disabilities
  • Collaborate and work closely with a team of teachers and related services staff (Speech, DAPE, Social Services, VRS, etc.)
  • Provide ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­direction and oversight of paraprofessionals and other support staff
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively with members of the team, community and administration
  • Excellent attendance
  • Work with community leaders/businesses to secure and develop work based learning sites
  • Knowledge and application of technology and assistive technology
  • Develop lesson plans to meet the individual needs of students, facilitate learning and meet learning goals
  • Maintain confidentiality of information about students, families and staff
  • Experience working with diverse students and families
  • Desire to develop and grow essential programs and services for all students/young adults in the program