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Reading Special Education Instructor for an Adult Charter High School

Goodwill of Greater Washington

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The Goodwill Excel Center isn’t just DC’s exclusive diploma awarding adult charter high school, it’s also a welcoming, innovative, and rewarding place to work. If you’re looking for a great place to teach, grow and impact multiple generations of underserved populations, you should consider The Goodwill Excel Center.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer minority/female/disability/vet. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing

TITLE: Special Education Instructor

POSITION SUMMARY: The Teacher of Record, will also serve as a Special

Education Instructor charged with working with Excel Center students who need extra support, or require an advanced program of learning in order to reach their

full educational potential. TORs/Special Education instructors may work with individuals who have physical disabilities, sensory impairments (i.e., hearing or visual), speech and language difficulties, learning difficulties such as dyslexia, conditions such as autism,

social, emotional and mental health needs, or have a combination of these difficulties. TORs/Special Education instructors may also work with gifted and talented individuals. This position is responsible and will be held accountable for behaving in accordance with divisional and organizational RISE values and expectations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Teaching either individuals or small groups of pupils within, or outside of general education classes
2. Preparing lessons and resources to support students with special needs
3. Marking and assessing work of students with special needs

  • 4. Developing and adapting conventional teaching methods to meet the individual needs of pupils.

5. Using special equipment and facilities, such as audiovisual materials and computers to stimulate interest in learning and to support mastery of key concepts.6. Confer with school staff, including the Excel Center Director, Special Populations7. Coordinator, and Instructional staff, and contracted staff to develop individualized education programs (IEPs) designed to promote students' educational, physical, and social/emotional development.8. Maintain accurate and complete student records and prepare reports on children and activities, as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
9. Collaborating with the classroom teacher to define appropriate activities for the pupils in relation to the curriculum.10. Assessing adult learners who have long or short-term learning difficulties and working with lead instructors, classroom instructors, and the Special Populations Coordinator to identify individual students’ special needs.
11. Liaising with other contracted professionals, such as speech and language therapists, physiotherapists and educational psychologists.
12. Organizing learning outside the classroom in activities such as community visits, school outings or sporting events.13. Administration, including updating and maintaining records of students' progress.
14. Attending statutory annual reviews or other related meetings, such as IEP meetings.15. Receiving in-service training.
16, Behavior management.
Required Qualifications:
1. Requires a Bachelor’s Degree
2. Two to three years of teaching experience
3. District approved Certification in Special Education or ability and requirement to obtain certification within two years of employment.Preferred Qualifications
1. Master’s Degree
2. Four to eight years of teaching experience
3. Experience working with adults, especially in an urban setting
4. Experience working as an Academic Intervention Specialist or to support basic skills of struggling learnersPhysical Demands
Lifting up to 10 pounds maximum and occasionally lifting and/or carrying such articles as dockets, ledgers, and files. Walking and standing are required only occasionally.Light
Lifting 20 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/ carrying objects weighing up to10 pounds. Walking or standing to a significant degree, involves sitting most of the time with a degree of pushing and pulling.Work Environment
General office environment infrequently exposed to extreme atmospheric conditions (temperature, noise, fumes, dust, etc.)

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $61,000.00 - $91,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday

Application Question(s):

  • How many years of teaching students with disabilities experience do you have?
  • How many years of curriculum development experience do you have?


  • Bachelor's (Required)


  • Special education: 1 year (Required)
  • Middle School/High School/Adult Teaching: 2 years (Required)

Work Location: In person

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