Teacher – Special Education – Moderate to Severe



ICEF (Inner City Education Foundation) Public Schools is a nonprofit charter school management organization serving communities in the South Los Angeles area. ICEF Public Schools operates high-quality, tuition-free, public charter elementary, middle and high schools. ICEF’s vision is to transform South Los Angeles into a stable, economically vibrant community by providing first-rate educational opportunities for students within their school communities. ICEF’s mission is to prepare all students to attend and compete at the top 100 colleges and universities in the nation.


The opportunity to serve as a special education teacher with the ICEF family is one of a kind. You will learn and grow alongside committed and passionate special education professionals that believe that equal access is the key to building the most effective and comprehensive programs for students with disabilities. We are committed to providing educators with the tools necessary to provide the best quality services to our students with disabilities. It is for this reason that we have developed a collaborative approach between teachers, school psychologists, paraprofessionals, school administrators, and all other service providers that are part of the service delivery model for our schools.

As a learning organization, we are committed to the coaching of our special education teachers in the areas of compliance, program development, and collaboration. In ICEF we believe that the inclusion of our teachers within our learning community is crucial to ensure our students’ success.

Reports to: School Principal


  • Teach the knowledge and skills, nurture the confidence and character, and inspire the passion needed for our students to achieve their goals, live their best lives, and positively impact the world.
  • Teaches and instructs pupils with special learning needs in subject matter areas, auditory and visual perceptual training and fine and gross motor skill development.
  • Utilizes an adopted course of study, curriculum and instruction guidelines and other materials to develop lesson plans and teaching outlines designed to remediate student eligibilities.
  • Utilizes a variety of specialized methodology to provide instruction and to assist other instructional personnel, including remedial instruction, demonstrations and activity participation using a variety of educational equipment, materials, books and learning aids.
  • Reviews, analyzes and evaluates the history and background of pupils with learning disabilities, and assists instructional personnel in the assessment of pupils with learning disabilities.
  • Designs educational programs to meet individual learning needs and assists in implementing the various educational processes.
  • Individualizes instructional processes and adapts instructional delivery systems as needed.
  • Manage compliance of accommodations and modifications for students with IEPs in the general education classroom and during Special Education service time.
  • Provides individual and group instruction in remediating student learning disabilities, and effectively utilizes available instructional time.
  • Employs a variety of behavior management strategies and techniques, including behavior modification, reinforcement and other positive behavior shaping processes.
  • Assists in the coordination of the individual education program planning team.
  • Reviews, analyzes and evaluates student academic, behavioral and social growth.
  • Records and reports perceptions of student progress, and recommends changes to students’ individual educational programs.
  • Prepares, administers, scores and records the results of criterion-referenced and group standardized tests to evaluate student growth and progress.
  • Counsels, confers and communicates with parents and instructional personnel concerning student progress and the interpretation of students’ individual educational programs.
  • Assists students in a mainstream classroom instructional program.
  • Utilizes a variety of instructional skills and methods, varies instructional modes to accommodate student needs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s Degree – required, Master’s – preferred
  • Possession of a valid (internship, preliminary, or clear) Commission on Teacher Credentialing certificate, permit, or other document required for the teacher’s certificated assignment
  • Possession of either a Bilingual, Cross-Cultural, Language or Academic Development (BCLAD) certificate; a Cross-Cultural, Language and Academic Development (CLAD) certificate; a Bilingual Certificate of Competence (BCC); or a Language Development Specialist (LDS) certificate is desirable; EL Authorization
  • Desire to teach in an urban school environment
  • Confident in managing student behavior
  • Ability to work under pressure and adapt to change easily
  • Demonstrated success working with students from educationally underserved areas
  • Possession of either a Bilingual, Cross-Cultural, Language or Academic Development (BCLAD) certificate; a Cross-Cultural, Language and Academic Development (CLAD) certificate; a Bilingual Certificate of Competence (BCC); or a Language Development Specialist (LDS) certificate is desirable


This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

● Must believe in and live out ICEF’s Core Values

● Must ensure achievement of ICEF’s mission

● Must have an unwavering belief that all students can learn and achieve success in school

● Must have excellent communication skills, both oral and written, with the ability to foster positive working relationships.

● Must be able to interact with stakeholders at all levels (including all staff, parents, students, and community members) in a respectful manner and provide excellent customer service.

● Must be able to work collaboratively in a team environment

● Must have strong organizational, problem-solving, and time-management skills

● Must attend and participate in ICEF staff meetings as required

● Must attend and participate in ICEF training programs as required

● Must have reliable and insured transportation

● Must be able to travel between schools and the home office as required as a condition of employment

● Must have a valid California Driver’s License.

● Must show proof and maintain a clear TB, DOJ and FBI Clearance

● Must provide documentation of eligibility to work in US


Required to perform multiple, highly complex, technical tasks with a need to periodically upgrade skills in order to meet the changing job conditions. Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: effectively leading meetings, comfortably giving academic presentations, exhibiting appropriate manners including poise, tact, good judgment, and a demonstrated ability to work effectively with ICEF personnel, community representatives, parents, and students.

An ideal candidate for this position is someone who is highly organized and self-motivated. Candidate must have the ability to schedule a significant number of activities, trainings, meetings, and/or events; often gather, collate, and/or classify data; and consider a number of factors when making decisions. Flexibility is required to independently work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; analyze data utilizing defined as well as undefined and self-created processes; and operate job-required equipment using a variety of standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a diverse set of individuals and/or groups; work with a variety of data; and utilize job-related equipment. Independent problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data frequently requires independent interpretation of guidelines.


Frequent local travel and occasional out-of-town may be required for trainings, seminars, or workshops. This position will work in a shared office space and will be required to visit the school sites on a frequent basis. When out on school sites, the following physical demands may be requested: some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some climbing and balancing; some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling. Generally, the job requires 50% sitting, 25% walking, and 25% standing. The job is performed under minimal temperature variations and under conditions with some exposure to risk of injury and/or illness.



Bachelor’s Degree in any field

Preliminary Mild to Moderate Education Specialist Credential or Teacher Intern Credential


Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Education, or related field

Clear Mild to Moderate Education Specialist Credential

Master’s Degree in Special Education

Continuing Educ./ Training

As needed

Certificate & Licenses

Valid Driver’s License


Criminal Justice/

Fingerprint Clearance

TB Clearance

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