RSP Teacher

Magnolia Science Academy 4 - Los Angeles, CA

Full-timeEstimated: $51,000 - $65,000 a year

Position Summary: The primary role and responsibility of a Special Education Teacher is to provide services to special education students with appropriate learning activities and experiences that will enable them to fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical and social growth. The Special Education teacher will develop student ability level instructional materials through modified curriculum and prepared lesson plans. The Special Education teacher will conduct work in self-contained, team, departmental or itinerant capacity as necessary.

Job Duties:

  • Work in conjunction with students, parents and other members of staff to develop IEPs
  • Design, write and use instructional, therapeutic or skill development programs for assigned students and ensure written plan is available for review
  • Ensure comprehension of learning styles and student needs are met through creation and implementation of appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials and equipment
  • Collaborate with classroom teacher on student IEP to ensure all modifications are met and help special education students in regular class when appropriate
  • Design instructional activities by using data from student learning style assessments
  • Ensure IEP guidelines are met when presenting subject matter
  • Use an assortment of media and techniques to meet the needs and capabilities of each student assigned
  • Produce and oversee teacher aide and volunteer assignments
  • Employ technology practices to strengthen the instructional process
  • Produce formal and informal testing to evaluate student success
  • Oversee or ensure personal care, medical care and feeding of students as stated in IEP
  • Coordinate and manage extracurricular duties as assigned
  • Sponsor outside activities approved by the charter principal
  • Serve as an example for students, support mission of the charter
  • Prepare classroom to enhance learning and to aid in physical, social and emotional development of students
  • Control student behavior and implement discipline plan. This includes handling crisis situations and physically restraining students as necessary according to IEPs.
  • Collaborate with the classroom teachers regarding student behavior management programs according to IEPs
  • Collaborate with charter and outside resource people regarding education, social, medical and personal needs of students
  • Ensure necessary and reasonable measures are taken to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities
  • Provide input on book, equipment and material selection
  • Ensure good communication rapport with parents, students, principals and teachers through conferences
  • Create and maintain a professional relationship with colleagues, students, parents and community members
  • Present information accurately through clear communication skills
  • Enrich job skills through professional development activities
  • Keep up to date on and abide by state and charter regulations and policies for classroom teachers
  • Gather, manage and file all reports, records and other documents required
  • Be active in faculty meetings and assist in staff committees as necessary
  • Provide scalable instructional program leadership to all school leaders with specific responsibility for planning, development, implementation, assessment and improvement across all schools.


  • B.A. or B.S. degree
  • Masters degree preferred
  • CA Credential as Education Specialist with mild/moderate or severe designation
  • Knowledge of special needs of students in assigned area
  • Knowledge of IEP goal setting process and implementation
  • Knowledge of curriculum and instruction
  • California Commission on Teacher Credentialing certificate, permit or other documentation equivalent to what a special education teacher in other public schools would be required to hold
  • Highly Qualified in accordance with the No Child Left behind Act

Job Type: Full-time


  • Teaching: 1 year (Required)


  • Bachelor's (Required)


  • Teaching Certificate (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)