Music/Fine Arts Life Skills Teacher or Sponsor – 2-3 days a week

Music/Fine Arts Life Skills Teacher Job Description

It is the policy of ESU 13 to not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, color, religion, veteran status, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, or other protected status in its educational programs, admission policies, employment policies or other administered programs.  Persons requiring accommodations to apply and/or be considered for positions are asked to make their request to the ESU 13 Administrator.  *This Job Description is in addition to and supplements the Master Certificated Job Description*

Job Title:  Music/Fine Arts Life Skills Teacher

Department: Special Education

Education Level and Certification: Bachelors degree required.  Must at all times during employment possess a Nebraska Teaching Certificate with such endorsements as required by NDE Rule 10 and all other certification and training as required or assigned.

Reports To: Director and Assistant Director of Special Education

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. Collaborate with the administrative team and teachers to develop and maintain curriculum standards, mission statements, and to set performance goals and objectives for Meridian and LifeLink Fine Arts Programs and Life Skills Programs.
  6. Lead and plan for the Fine Arts clubs included in the Meridian and LifeLink Schools. This may include, but it not limited to, Music Club, Theater Club, Bell Choir, Art Club and/or RPAD Apartment.
  7. Plan for community engagement opportunities and outreach for the Meridian and LifeLink Fine Arts Clubs (noted above).
  8. Plan for and lead basic Life Skills and Apartment Living experiences including, but not limited to, basic meal planning, comparison shopping, household management, emergency protocols, bill planning and leisure activities.
  9. Plan graduation ceremonies and community outreach activities.
  10. Transport students-be eligible to apply for and receive student transportation license.
  11. Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, ESU policies, and administrative regulations.
  12. Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
  13. Enforce all administration policies and rules governing students.
  14. Confer with parents or guardians, teachers, counselors, and administrators in order to resolve students’ behavioral and academic problems.
  15. Counsel and provide guidance to students regarding personal, academic, vocational, or behavioral issues.
  16. Develop strategies to promote parental involvement in their children’s education and provide opportunities for parent-teacher and community interaction.
  17. Develop and maintain a positive, professional rapport with students and parents.
  18. Provide for and ensure the care and safety of students under the employee’s supervision.
  19. Supervise all students assigned to the employee, including all out-of-classroom activities as assigned, and all students that the employee can reasonably supervise within the employee’s ordinary duties during the school day.
  20. Provide care for students, including reporting suspected abuse or neglect to the employee’s supervisor and local law enforcement or Department of Health and Human Services, as required by law, and provide the appropriate medication administration, as assigned.
  21. Participate in team meetings to provide input for student IEP’s and implement provisions of IEPs accommodations.
  22. Utilize instructional materials and other resources in a competent and effective manner, including computer, e-mail, electronic student information systems, and other technology to perform assigned duties.
  23. Perform in a professional manner all other tasks as assigned.
  24. Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials to prevent injuries and damage.
  25. Perform administrative duties such as assisting in cafeteria monitoring and bus loading and unloading.

Working Conditions

  1. Inside offices and classrooms.
  2. Outside for activities with students and student supervision.

FLSA Status: Exempt.

Professional exemption:  The employee has a primary duty of performing work requiring knowledge of an advanced type in a field of science or learning customarily acquired by a prolonged course of specialized intellectual instruction and study or has a primary duty of teaching, tutoring, instructing, or lecturing in the activity of imparting knowledge and is employed and engaged in this activity as a teacher.

Essential Functions:  The essential functions of the Teacher 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 following identified physical requirements.

Zone 1

Additional Information

This is in our Meridian School and LifeLink NE Program.

**This position can be 2 or 3 days a week as well – will fit to meet applicant and skills sets!

For 21-22 School Year


Contact Information

ESU #13
4215 Ave I
Scottsbluff, Nebraska 69361

Crystal Smith
(p) (308) 635-3696 2009
(f) (308) 635-0680

How to Apply

Please apply at or visit our website to learn more about our Meridian School and LifeLink NE program and about our opportunities or contact us at:

Crystal Smith – HR Manager – 308-635-3696 or