Ridgefield School District

Special Education Teacher - Early Learning Center (711)

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Job Details

TitleSpecial Education Teacher - Early Learning Center
Posting ID711

1 FTE - Prorated for late start

Location: Ridgefield Early Learning Center - 510 Pioneer St., Ridgefield, WA 

Hours: 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • A valid Washington State teaching certificate or certification in process through OSPI with Special Education endorsement.
  • Demonstrated strong skills and background in current trends, instructional methods and strategies in teaching students.
  • Demonstrated evidence of effective classroom management skills.
  • Demonstrated evidence of effectively working with students, parents and staff.
  • Knowledge of appropriate content standards and ability to integrate into classroom instruction.
  • Demonstrated ability to modify instruction to improve student learning through the use of formative, summative, and performance assessment strategies.
  • Advanced ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and through the use of technology.
  • Candidate has not received notice of nonrenewal from the Ridgefield School District pursuant to RCW 28A.405.220

Pre-Service Qualifications:

  • Complete State required Child Care Basics 30-hour training.
  • Criminal history clearance through Washington State Patrol and FBI. 
  • Documented negative tuberculosis (TB) test.
  • Current First Aid/CPR and Washington State Food Handlers Cards

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Early Childhood Education Endorsement 
  • Willingness to co-teach

Essential Functions:

  • Participate as a member of the Building Assessment Team.
  • Assess and evaluate students in all areas of potential need to determine eligibility and areas of service/need.
  • Develop, implement and monitor Individualized Education Plans, behavioral intervention plans, and age appropriate transition plans.
  • Provide specially designed instruction, support, and related services to students including accommodations, supplemental services, and modifications of general education curriculum to students.
  • Implement student learning focused data collection/ monitor and report student progress.
  • Participate in State and Federal testing requirements.
  • Consult and communicate with other professionals and students' families regarding the needs of students.
  • Work effectively and cooperatively with parents, teachers, administrators, support staff, and community.
  • Supervise, schedule and train paraprofessionals.
  • Assist the Director of Special Education with writing and conducting performance evaluations for special education paraprofessionals
  • Understand and use a variety of assistive technologies and programs.
  • Participate in personal ongoing professional development.
  • Maintain student records and confidentiality.
  • Meet district, state, and federal timelines and legal requirements.
  • Oversee general management of student's health and physical needs.
  • Implement services and supports focused on student’s hygiene, health, and basic needs.
  • Other duties as assigned.


START DATE: Immediate





                                     Notice of Nondiscrimination

Ridgefield School District No.122 complies with all state and federal rules and regulations and provides equal opportunity in programs and employment and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin/language, marital status, HIV/Hepatitis C status, sex, sexual orientation-including gender expression or identity, creed, religion, age, veteran or military status, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups.  


Ridgefield School District will also take steps to assure that national origin persons who lack English language skills can participate in all education programs, services and activities. For information regarding translation services, bilingual education or inquiries regarding compliance procedures, contact Chris Griffith, Title IX/Section 504/ADA Coordinator, 510 Pioneer St., Ridgefield, WA 98642, (360) 619-1304, or by email at

Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary RangeREA Salary Schedule / Per Year
LocationEarly Learning Center

Applications Accepted

Start Date11/06/2020