Classroom Teacher – Day Treatment School 21-22

*This position is for our Panhandle Beginnings Day Treatment/School which is currently for 5th – 8th grades.

Special Education Teacher Job Description Addendum

This is an Addendum to the general Teacher Job Description specific to this teacher position.  The general Teacher Job Description also applies to this teaching position except to the extent the information set forth in this Addendum is directly contrary to the general Teacher Job Description. This Addendum is in addition to and supplements both the Master Teacher Job Description and Special Education Employee Job Description.

A.  Additional Education, Certification or Licensure Requirements:  

     Endorsement: Special Education Endorsement appropriate for the instructional responsibility assigned to the teacher         

     (grade level and disability) as required by NDE Rules 24 and 51, in additional to all other required or assigned certification

     and training.

B.  Additional Performance Responsibilities and Job Tasks:

  1.   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.
  2. Manage caseloads including:
    • Preparing, scheduling and conducting IEP’s and MDT’s on or before anniversary date
    • Managing monthly roster including insuring that:

                 i.    Special education percentages accurately reflect services and are in compliance with what is stated on the IEP

                 ii.   New IEP/MDT dates are recorded accurately

                 iii.  Indicating all related services and other information

  1. Provide services as directed in IEP.
  2. Develop a working knowledge of students on case load as it pertains to providing special education services.
  3. Document all parent interactions (phone calls, notes, etc.).
  4. Supervise paraprofessionals.
  5. Conduct formal and informal diagnostic observations and evaluations.
  6. Communicate with ESU and outside agencies.
  7. Attend regularly scheduled and other announced special education meetings.
  8. Comply with NDE Rule 51 guidelines.

C.  Additional or Different Physical Requirements:

  1. Must be able to fulfill restraint training procedures.

Teacher Job Description

* This Job Description is in addition to and supplements the Master Certificated Job Description*


A.  Job Title: Teacher

B.  Department: Instruction

C.  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.

D.  Reports To: Principal or Principal’s Designee

E.  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, ESU 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 ESU 13.
  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.

 F.  Working Conditions

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

 G.  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.

H.  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


6, 7, 8

Additional Information

Currently looking for a teacher for the 2021 and/or 2021-2022 School Year in our Panhandle Beginnings Day Treatment School.

Contact Information

ESU #13
4215 Ave I
Scottsbluff, Nebraska 69361

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

How to Apply

For more information or to apply go to:

Can contact:

Crystal Smith – Human Resources Manager – 308-635-3696 or