Special Education Teacher Grades 6-8

Crete Public Schools is seeking qualified applicants for the position of a Special Education Teacher for grades 6-8 for the 2024-2025 school year. Benefits include paid health insurance, long term disability insurance, and personal and sick leave.

This position is considered open until filled.


Essential Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Nebraska Teaching Certificate with Special Education Endorsement
  • Satisfactory completion of criminal background check


Essential Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Nebraska Teaching Certificate with Special Education Endorsement
  • Satisfactory completion of criminal background check


Required Job Tasks: 


  1. Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among the students for whom they are responsible.
  2. Observe and evaluate students’ performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
  3. Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicate those objectives to students.
  4. Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students’ varying needs and interests.
  5. Instruct through lectures, discussions, and demonstrations in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies.
  6. Prepare, administer, and grade tests and assignments in order to evaluate students’ progress.
  7. Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
  8. Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
  9. Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
  10. Assign lessons and correct homework.
  11. Enforce all administration policies and rules governing students.
  12. Confer with parents or guardians, teachers, counselors, and administrators in order to resolve students’ behavioral and academic problems.
  13. Prepare students for later grades by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
  14. Prepare objectives and outlines for courses of study, following curriculum guidelines or requirements of the State and the school district.
  15. Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children’s progress and to determine priorities for their children and their resource needs.
  16. Guide and counsel students with adjustment or academic problems, or special academic interests.
  17. Meet with other professionals to discuss individual students’ needs and progress.
  18. Prepare and implement remedial programs for students requiring extra help.
  19. Prepare for assigned classes and show written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate supervisors.
  20. Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials to prevent injuries and damage.
  21. Prepare reports on students and activities as required by administration.
  22. Confer with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning, following approved curricula.
  23. Perform administrative duties such as assisting in school libraries, hall and cafeteria monitoring, and bus loading and unloading.
  24. Administer standardized ability and achievement tests and interpret results to determine student strengths and areas of need.
  25. Organize and supervise games and other recreational activities to promote physical, mental, and social development.
  26. Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers or other experiential activities, and guide students in learning from those activities.
  27. Select, store, order, issue, and inventory classroom equipment, materials, and supplies.


Additional Performance Responsibilities and Job Tasks:

Maintain all pertinent NDE electronic documents including:

  • Maintaining current team member access
  • Maintaining current student and parent information
  • Finalizing all documents
  • Opening progress reports in timely fashion for related service providers.

Manage caseloads including:

  • Preparing, scheduling and conducting IEP’s and MDT’s on or before anniversary date
  • Managing monthly roster including ensuring that:
    • Special education percentages accurately reflect services and are in compliance with what is stated on the IEP
    • New IEP/MDT dates are recorded accurately
    • Indicating all related services and other information

Provide services as directed in IEP.

Develop a working knowledge of students on case load as it pertains to providing special education services.

Document all parent interactions (phone calls, notes, etc.).

Supervise paraprofessionals.

Conduct formal and informal diagnostic observations and evaluations.

Communicate with district and outside agencies.

Attend regularly scheduled and other announced special education meetings.

Comply with NDE Rule 51 guidelines.

Additional or Different Physical Requirements:

Must be able to fulfill restraint training procedures.


Essential Functions: 

  • The essential functions of each employee’s position include: 

    (1) regular, dependable in-person attendance on the job; 

    (2) the ability to perform the identified tasks and to possess and utilize the identified knowledge, skills, 

         and abilities and to perform the identified work activities; and  

    (3) the ability to perform the physical requirements of their specific job description.


Other Responsibilities:

  • Perform other tasks or duties as assigned by the Superintendent or Principal.
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Additional Information

Position Title: Special Education Teacher Grades 6-8

Job ID#: 1684

Assignment: Middle School 

Reports to: Building Principal and Director of Student Services

Date Available: 2024-2025 School Year

Contact Information

Crete Public Schools
930 Main Avenue
Crete, Nebraska 68333

Jenny Beck
(p) (402) 826-5855

How to Apply

Apply online via our website at www.creteschools.org.