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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3871288
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : May 4, 2022
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Full-time Special Education Teacher – Severe/Multiple Handicapped Classroom.  Location to be determined upon hire.



Education: Bachelor’s Degree


Qualifications: Must have or be eligible for a North Dakota teaching license in Special Education. Intellectual/Cognitive Disabilities endorsement preferred.  General Strategist credential preferred.


Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. Training in Pro-Act or Ukeru program or the ability to be trained in Pro-Act or Ukeru Program.
  2. Be able to program effectively for students with exceptional needs to ensure the provision of education in the student’s least restrictive environment.
  3. Possess effective written and verbal communication skills.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of compliance paperwork, as well as an understanding of state and federal regulations relative to special education.
  5. Show the ability to create thorough lesson plans and implement them effectively.
  6. Have the ability to complete formal and informal assessment measures for purposes of determining special education eligibility.
  7. Be able to assist teams in determination of disability.
  8. Demonstrate the ability to research and carry out specialized evidence-based programming for students with Multiple Handicaps.
  9. Ability to collect and analyze data and monitor student progress.
  10. Ability to effectively collaborate with colleagues, students and external resources.
  11. Be able to work with and supervise para-educators.
  12. Be able to implement effective adapted curriculum, as well as visual supports and environmental modifications.
  13. Demonstrate knowledge of effective behavioral and academic interventions.
  14. Demonstrate knowledge of or willingness to learn about adapted equipment.
  15. Experience and/or willingness work with middle school age students.
  16. Facilitate collaboration with outside agencies.
  17. Other duties as assigned.

Work Environment and Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; occasionally walk and stand. The ability to hear and see in order to communicate effectively as well as communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; Maintain effective audio/visual discrimination and perception to the degree necessary for the successful performance of assigned duties; Maintain mental capacity, allowing for effective interaction and communication with others.  


Occasionally may need to lift up to fifty (50); reaching, standing, walking, carrying, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, sitting, and/or crawling within the classroom.


The employee may encounter situations where students are physically aggressive and/or verbally abusive. This may require physical interaction (using strategies acquired through de-escalation and restraint training) between the employee and student. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee may be exposed to infection at a greater risk than the average person. May be directly responsible for the safety, well-being and/or output of students.

Evaluation: By the Principal at least twice each year in the first three years of service (December 15 & April 15), and at least once each year thereafter (April 15). 


External applicants are allowed to bring in up to 11 years of teaching experience.


A teaching contract of 188 days.


The New Teacher Workshop for all teachers new to the Grand Forks Public Schools will be held mid-August.


Current Certified benefit information can be found at https://www.gfschools.org/Page/596


The Teacher Negotiated Agreement can be viewed at https://www.gfschools.org/Page/602


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Current GFPS paraprofessionals, substitute teachers, and resident teachers who are interested in applying must complete a regular Teacher Application.


Position open until filled.


  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Special Education > Autism
    Special Education > General Special Education
    Special Education > Multiple Disabilities
    Special Education > Severe/Profound Disabilities
  • Employer Description

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    Job Requirements

    • No experience required

    Contact Information

    • MaryJo Sturman , HR Assistant
    • 2400 47th Ave S
    • Grand Forks, North Dakota 58201
    • Phone: 701-787-4878
    • Fax: www.gfschools.org Click on Employment
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