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San José Unified School District

Special Day Class Teacher – Moderate / Severe 2018-2019

  • Location

    San José, CA
  • Posted On

    March 30, 2018
  • Job Type

  • Category

    Special Education
  • Experience Level

    Not Specified
  • Education Level

    Bachelor's Degree
  • Salary

    Commensurate with Experience

Job Description

San José Unified is an innovative urban school district that prepares today’s students to be the thinkers, leaders, and creators of tomorrow. We are reinventing the education system by bringing together teachers and staff with parents and students, inspiring each to discover their own greatness. Serving over 30,000 students from transitional kindergarten through high school in 41 schools from Downtown San José to the Almaden Valley, San José Unified is Silicon Valley’s largest and most diverse school system. We welcome instructional and support staff who are interested in making a difference in the lives of San José children.

Position Summary:

Provide instruction in the subjects required by the district and authorized by credential(s) utilizing course of study adopted by the Board of Education and appropriate learning activities, guides, textbooks and other instructional materials provided by the district.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Establish and maintain an environment conducive to the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development of students.
  • Create and maintain a learning environment that reflects diversity and encourages constructive and productive interactions among students.
  • Provide instruction that reflects multiple perspectives and multicultural education.
  • Create and maintain a rigorous learning environment with high expectations and appropriate supports for all students.
  • Design and deliver instructional plans that are focused on student mastery of curriculum goals.
  • Design and deliver learning experiences that develop students’ 21st Century Skills: critical thinking and problem solving, creative thinking, communication, collaboration, and global citizenship.
  • Engage appropriate instructional strategies, resources and technologies to support the learning of all students.
  • Implement second language acquisition strategies to support English Learners.
    Use a variety of formative and summative assessment techniques to establish learning goals and to plan, differentiate and modify instruction.
  • Use a variety of assessment techniques to evaluate student progress on academic and social skills.
  • Determine student eligibility for academic and social services through appropriate formal assessment measures.
  • Develop and implement Individualized Education Plans that reflect analysis of assessment data and prioritized goals and objectives.
  • Conduct Individualized Education Plan reviews and reevaluations of students in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Collaborate with colleagues and the broader professional community to support student learning.
  • Continue to improve as a professional educator by engaging in district-provided and self-selected professional growth opportunities.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervise students in a variety of school related setting.
  • Communicate and interact with students, parents, staff and community.
  • Maintain appropriate records and follow required procedures and practices.
  • Monitor appropriate use and care of equipment, materials and facilities.
  • Select and requisition books, instructional materials and instructional supplies and maintain required inventory records.
  • Assist in accomplishing campus, department and district goals and initiatives.
  • Plan and coordinate the work of instructional associates, teacher assistants and other paraprofessionals as appropriate.
  • Perform basic attendance accounting and clerical services as required.
  • Attend mandatory meetings (IEP, SST, Faculty, et al).
  • Attend to contractual obligations.


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university required.

Licenses and/or Certifications:

  • Appropriate California teaching credential.
  • Driver’s License

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the Common Core State Standards, SJUSD curriculum and SJUSD policies.
  • Knowledge of IDEA federal regulations.
  • Ability to organize curriculum to facilitate student understanding of subject matter.
  • Ability to infuse technology and other 21st Century Skills (critical thinking, problem solving, creative thinking, communication, collaboration and global citizenship) into the curriculum.
  • Ability to work effectively with administrators, colleagues, central office and school-based staff, students, parents and community.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Terms of Employment:

  • As outlined in the Collective Bargaining Agreement

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is continuously required to speak and listen for extended periods. The employee is also required to sit or stand for long periods, and to regularly to walk; use hands or fingers to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee is further required to have the physical, mental, and emotional stamina to fully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position, and the mental acuity to collect, evaluate, and interpret data; to reason; to define problems; to establish facts; to draw valid conclusions; and to make effective judgments and decisions.

San José Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, ethnic group identification, race, ancestry, national origin, religion, marital, parental or family status, color, mental or physical disability, or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics in its educational programs and activities or employment practices as required by Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Section 504 or the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Vocational Education Act of 1976. The lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in the District’s programs. Students, parents, employees, or others who wish further information about these regulations, or who wish to file a complaint, should contact the following persons:

For Title IX, discrimination or equity complaints involving students: Director of Student Services/Student Title IX Coordinator, Dane Caldwell-Holden at 408-535-6080 ext. 13212 (, 855 Lenzen Avenue, San José, CA 95126

For Title IX, discrimination or equity complaints involving staff: Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, Dominic Bejarano at 408-535-6139 ext. 15015 (, 855 Lenzen Avenue, San Jose, CA 95126 For Section 504 Compliance complaints involving students: SJUSD 504 Coordinator, Teresa Langner at 408 535-6195 ext. 13229, 855 Lenzen Avenue, San Jose, CA 95126 For facilities or other ADA complaints: Director of Facilities and Construction, Steve Adamo at 408-535-6000 ext. 19411, 855 Lenzen Avenue, San José, CA 95126

How to Apply

Our team at San José Unified looks forward to connecting with you! We are beginning to interview for 2018-19 roles. As specific school site roles become available, we will list them below. We encourage you to apply now to get started in our interview process.

Please submit the application at please make sure to include he following application materials:

1. Letter of Introduction outlining desire and qualifications for this position

2. Resume

3. Transcripts of your undergraduate degree, and graduate degrees if applicable. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for application purposes only.

4. Two Letters of Reference. One reference letter must be from your current supervisor (on supervisor’s letterhead)

5. Test Results: please attach CSET results and evidence of meeting the Basic Skills Requirement, such as CBEST, PRAXIS, SAT or ACT results

6. Education Specialist Moderate/Severe Credential

7. EL Authorization

If you have any questions, please contact us at Thank you for applying to San José Unified.

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