~Teacher – Special Education


Website Notre Dame School

All Special Needs School

Teacher Job Description

Notre Dame School, recognizing that each person is created in the image of God, educates students with developmental disabilities, and facilitates their integration into society.

Purpose: To provide appropriate educational, vocational, and independent living skills training that is designed to enhance student functioning, build confidence, and develop responsibility in every student. Notre Dame School serves students ages 6-21 with mild to moderate developmental disabilities.


Job Responsibilities:

•        Develop an annual IEP and, Transition Plan as appropriate, based on level of functioning, student need and parental input.

•        Choose objectives and activities, in the subject area assigned, appropriate to the age and functioning level of the students.

•        Develop lesson plans describing weekly activities designed to address specific objectives as outlined in the student’s Individual Education Plan.

•        Show evidence of preparation by having appropriate materials/supplies available for activities and by planning for the maximum participation of assistants and volunteers assigned to the class.

•        Maintain a favorable, positive climate for learning this includes a clean and orderly classroom that is.

•        Maintain records of the activities and the student’s quarterly progress, based on a minimum of three assessments per nine-week period.

•        Attend and actively participate in departmental meetings to discuss student needs, concerns etc.

•        Consider individual student needs in developing and maintaining reasonable rules of classroom behavior.

•        Develop and implement individual behavior plans as needed.

•        Treat the students with respect and dignity and assist them to develop the skills needed to participate fully in their community.

•        Implement the philosophy of a Catholic, Christian education through instruction and action.

•        All Upper- school teachers are expected to go off campus to job sites and/or CBI.



The teacher reports directly to the principal but is expected to work cooperatively with the Department Head.  She/he is responsible for the supervision of the students assigned to her/him on the daily schedule. She is also responsible for providing supervision and an explanation of the activities to the teacher assistants and volunteers that are assigned to his/her classes. Students must be supervised at all times.



•        A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college with a minimum of 12 hours in education (special education certification is preferred).

•        Experience working with children with developmental disabilities.

•        Good planning and organizational skills

•        Ability to work well with other staff and volunteers- a team player.

•        Knowledge and use of good behavior management strategies


Salary range based on qualifications. Full time benefits package includes employee health, dental, vision, and retirement plans.

If interested, please send resume to:

Carmen Fernandez, Principal, [email protected], (214)  720-3911