Teacher - Early Childhood Special Education
Chesterfield County Public Schools - Chesterfield, VA

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Provides specialized academic instruction to students with learning and other disabilities to optimize their learning in the school environment. Plans, delivers and evaluates instruction based upon specific standards and objectives established by Chesterfield County Public Schools and as indicated in each student's Individualized Educational Plan (IEP). Performs in compliance with instructional program guidelines and legal requirements of IDEA and Federal regulations. Contacts are made within and outside of the school system; may require handling of sensitive information and/or dealing tactfully with others.

Essential Job Functions:

Applies knowledge of curriculum and specialized instructional strategies to improve student performance with regard to standard based assessments.

Plans and delivers appropriate curriculum using district curriculum and individualized educational plan for students with learning disabilities. Assesses student's learning on an ongoing basis and alters instruction to meet group and individual needs.

Consults with teachers, administrators and instructional/health specialists to deter-mine individual student eligibility and classroom placement and to evaluate student progress. Observes students in regular classroom setting. Coordinates with other school and community resources in delivery of services. Documents and evaluates student progress and communicates progress with parents.

Maintains order within the classroom in accordance with division guidelines regarding student behavior management. Supervises students during non-classroom time (lunch, fire drills, etc.).

Demonstrates commitment to improving professional competence.

Performs other duties as required or as established by School Board Policy.


Working knowledge of the concepts, principles and methodologies of instruction, learning theory and teaching methodologies for special education students. Demonstrated ability to identify students appropriate for special education programs; to develop instructional goals for students within special education programs; design and deliver instruction and assess student's learning. Demonstrated abilities in decision making, problem analysis, conflict resolution, interpersonal relationships and planning.

  • Minimum of 18 years of age.
  • Possession of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accepted institution.
  • Possession of the requirements for the applicable teacher license.

In addition to the on-line application, teacher applicants are required to submit:


Both undergraduate and graduate transcripts must be submitted. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.


Applicants must submit two (2) references as a part of their application package. Applicants with zero years teaching experience should submit references from their cooperating teacher and university supervisor. Applicants with recent teaching experience must provide references from principals and/or superintendents from all contracted teaching experiences within the past three (3) years. If experience is not within the past three (3) years, references from the last contracted work experience should be provided. The teacher reference form may be accessed via the link below. link below.

Teacher Reference form

Copy of Teaching license

Complete Application Package

Applications for teaching positions will not be evaluated until complete packets, to include transcripts, teaching licenses, teacher assessment scores (Praxis II, etc.), and references are received. To expedite application review, these documents may be scanned and attached to the on-line application. The documents may also be mailed or hand delivered to:

Chesterfield County Public Schools
Department of Human Resources
9900 Krause Road
Chesterfield, VA 23832

Applicants considered for employment must successfully complete the following background investigations/tests:
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Criminal History Investigation
  • State Police Criminal History Investigation
  • Child Protective Services (CPS) Investigation
  • Tuberculosis Screening/Test

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