East Central Kansas Cooperative in Education is a Special Educational Interlocal. ECKCE provides services to three school districts: Baldwin (#348), Eudora (#491), and Wellsville (#289). ECKCE’s main office is located at 600 High Street, Baldwin City, KS.
Position Title: Special Education Teacher, Baldwin High School
Special education teachers will assess students’ skills to determine their needs and develop Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for each student. Then plan, organize, and assign activities that are specific to each student’s abilities.
Reports to:Building Principal, Special Education Director
Master`s Degree in Special Education preferred, or POS on file
Good communication skills
Ability to collaborate with colleagues and administration
Basic knowledge of State and Federal statutes relating to students with disabilities
Kansas Certificate/License with endorsement in special education, waiver eligibility minimum
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
1. Communication skills.Special education teachers discuss student’s needs and performances with general education teachers, parents, and administrators. They also explain difficult concepts in terms that students with learning disabilities can understand.
2. Critical-thinking skills.Special education teachers assess students’ progress and use the information to adapt lessons to help them learn.
3. Interpersonal skills.Special education teachers regularly work with general education teachers, school counselors, administrators, and parents to develop Individualized Education Programs. As a result, they need to be able to build positive working relationships.
4. Patience.Working with students with special needs and different abilities can be difficult. Special education teachers should be patient with each student, as some may need the instruction given aloud, at a slower pace, or in writing.
5. Resourcefulness.Special education teachers must develop different ways to present information in a manner that meets the needs of their students. They also help general education teachers adapt their lessons to the needs of students with disabilities.
1. Teach students in small groups and one-to-one
2. Implement IEPs, assess students’ performance, and track their progress
3. Update IEPs throughout the school year to reflect students’ progress and goals
4. Discuss student’s progress with parents, teachers, counselors, and administrators
5. Supervise and mentor para-professionals who work with students with
6. Prepare and help students transition from grade to grade and after graduation
7. Special education teachers adapt general education lessons and teach various
subjects, such as reading, writing, and math, to students with mild and moderate
1. Requires the ability to sit and/or stand for prolonged periods.
2. Requires the ability to manually move, lift, pull or push heavy objects or materials.
3. Requires the ability to stoop, bend and reach.
4. Must be able to work in semi-noisy and crowded environments.
5. Ability to pay close attention to detail and coordinate various activities simultaneously.
6. Requires regular, punctual attendance on the job.
600 High Street
Baldwin City, KS 66006
785-594-2737 ext. 200
ECKCE is seeking special education Paraprofessionals for the 2020-2021 school year to work with students requiring academic- social- physical or emotional assistance. There may also be positions available for Substitute Paraprofessionals.