Affective Needs Teacher

Aurora Public Schools - Denver, CO3.7


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Aurora Public Schools (APS) is located in Aurora, Colorado, in the wonderful metropolitan Denver area. APS is the fifth largest public school system in the state of Colorado with over 40,000 students, and also one of the most diverse school districts in the state. Aurora is also within driving distance to the Rocky Mountains. We offer competitive salaries and benefits to our employees.

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Days/Hours: as designated by the school. - Days: 187 day position (new teachers 190 day position)General Description:

  • To support student achievement, assess, teach, and support students with significant emotional disabilities in a continuum of services.
  • Understand and implement FBA’s and BIP’s with a team approach.
  • Supervision of paraprofessionals is part of this position.
  • Be able to demonstrate understanding and application of assessment for eligibility and programming in literacy and math.
  • Consult and collaborate with general and special education staff are essential.

Education and Licensure

  • Minimum Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university
  • Holds a Colorado teaching license or is currently eligible for one with the appropriate endorsement for this position
  • A completed Human Resources file including transcripts, student teaching verification, previous work experience
  • Acceptable Licenses
  • Early Childhood Special Ed (ages birth thru 8) Grades P3-2 only
  • Early Childhood Special Ed Specialist (ages birth thru 8) Grades P3-2 only
  • Early Childhood Special Ed (ages birth thru 5) Grade P3-K only
  • Early Childhood Special Ed (ages 3 thru 8) Grades P3-2 only
  • Special Education Generalist (ages 5 thru 21)
  • Special Education Specialist (ages 5 thru 21)
  • Severe Needs Affective (ages 5 thru 21)
  • Educationally Handicapped (K-12)
  • Temporary Educator Eligibility Authorization (TEE)

Endorsement CategorySpecial Education Generalist OR Educationally HandicapStrategic Plan: The teacher shall identify the development needs of students, shall maintain a productive learning environment, and shall work collaboratively to support the priorities of the Strategic Plan.

Condition of Employment: As a condition of employment, the individual selected for this position will be expected to complete the APS-sponsored Linguistically Diverse Educator (LDE) Certificate Program within the first three years of employment.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $43,471.00 /year