Special Education Teacher

General Summary of Duties: The Special Education Teacher provides ongoing educational and behavioral support for children enrolled in Madrona Day Treatment.

Major Responsibilities/Tasks:
  • Develop and implement an Individualized Educational Plan for each student. Include curriculum plans with appropriate levels of remediation in core subject areas, behavioral targets, and proposed outcomes necessary for the transition. Review and amend the IEP for each client as appropriate and timely.
  • Develop, implement, and teach academic curriculum and activities to support IEP needs and meet Washington State learning standards for each student accurately and promptly. Lead academic groups, lessons, and activities for students.
  • In collaboration with other treatment team members, assist in developing an individual treatment/behavior plan for students enrolled in the Day Treatment program. Assist in the implementation of behavioral/intervention plans as outlined in the treatment plan.
  • Assist the treatment team in meeting students' social, emotional, and developmental needs by providing a positive, structured, and therapeutic environment. Work with other team members to maintain an aesthetically pleasing and therapeutic environment.
  • In the event of an absence, ensure that appropriate educational materials and instructions are available to the day treatment staff.
  • Support the treatment team in coordinating and preparing materials needed for the transition of students in and out of the day treatment program. Attend transition meetings as appropriate.
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with KMHS programs, school district personnel, and other public or private agencies to provide a level of care essential for our day treatment students.
  • As necessary, participate in any meetings, case consultations, program staff meetings, and admission/discharge planning meetings.
  • Drive and transport clients for daily school activities, field trips, or other activities as necessary.
  • In addition to the above, any other responsibilities appropriate to the position and not specifically listed in the job description.

KMHS is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against people regardless of age, genetic information, national origin, race/color, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, neurodiversity, disability, or veteran status. KMHS envisions an anti-racist, equitable, inclusive, and collaborative community in which all can feel welcome.

  • Comprehensive and generous health, dental and vision benefits
  • Up to 19 days of PTO and 8 paid holidays your first year (pro-rated for part-time)
  • An incredible team approach that is dynamic and collaborative
  • Loan Forgiveness, training, and extensive education available
  • Multiple locations and opportunities close to home
  • Advancement opportunities available within the agency
  • Free Employee Assistance Program and parking


Minimum Qualifications :

EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree in Education

EXPERIENCE: Experienced (minimum 2 years of job-related experience)

Experience working with children within the structure of an intensive, milieu-based program.

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION: Agency Affiliated Counselor and Certification in special education in Washington State

Per RCW 28A.400.303, contractors of contractors with school districts that "have regularly scheduled unsupervised access to children" must go through FBI fingerprinting.

Food Handler's Permit is required for Madrona, preferred for Sequoia Program and Restorative School.

Preferred Qualifications:

EDUCATION: Master's Degree in Education

EXPERIENCE: Intermediate (minimum 3 years of job-related experience)

Experience working with the Special Education population is strongly preferred. Experience with IEPs, Functional Behavior Analysis, and Behavior Intervention Plans is strongly preferred.

Educational or classroom management experience preferred.

The capacity to work well with children and families.