Special Education Teacher in Houston, TX at BakerRipley

Date Posted: 9/11/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-time Regular
  • Location:
    Houston, TX
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:

Job Description


BakerRipley provides an integrated holistic education system for families and their children ages six months through eighth grade. The Choices in Education division oversees the early childhood education programs and the BakerRipley Schools, including three community-based elementary schools, one middle school, and a “New Neighbor” school for refugee children – all of which reside within our community centers. Our holistic approach to educating the entire family allows us to create a stronger and more positive impact in the community. Both children and their parents gain access to education and broader community resources to prepare them for a successful degree and/or career.



To create a stimulating and motivating classroom environment in which to provide a high quality, comprehensive, rigorous educational program for students with special needs.


  • Implement the special education program on the campus ensuring compliance with all local, state and federal laws
  • Plan purposeful assignments and work cooperatively with administrators.
  • Make provisions for being available to students and parents for education related purposes outside of the instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms.
  • Participate in staff development, staff meetings, and serve on staff committees as requested.
  • Use appropriate measures to request needed materials and supplies.
  • Assess the progress of students on a regular basis and provide reports as required.
  • Assist, as needed, with ARD paperwork in compliance with state and federal laws.
  • Carefully monitor the Individual Education Plan of each assigned student to ensure that he/she is receiving appropriate instruction in the least restrictive environment.
  • Take necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
  • Maintain accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, agency policy, and administrative regulations
  • Assist the administration in implementing all policies and rules governing student life and conduct. Develop reasonable rules for classroom behavior. Maintain order in the classroom in a fair and just manner.
  • Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students.
  • Prepare lessons that reflect accommodations for individual differences. Implement an instructional, therapeutic, or skill development program for assigned students and show evidence of preparation as required.
  • Work cooperatively with classroom teachers to modify regular curricula as needed and assist special education students in regular classes.
  • Prepare for classes assigned and show written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate supervisor.
  • Encourage students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior.
  • Guide the learning process toward the achievement of state and local curriculum goals. Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicate these objectives to the students.
  • Employ a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media consistent with the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements



Bachelor’s Degree or higher from an accredited institution.


A minimum of 2 years employment experience (preferred).


Texas Teacher Certification in Special Education K-12


  • Articulate, professional demeanor with strong self-confidence and initiative
  • Ability to exercise excellent judgment in decision-making
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing priorities
  • Ability to synthesize knowledge and present it to stakeholders in a comprehensive manner
  • Ability to interpret policy, procedures, and data
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Independent, self-starter with a strong focus on student development
  • Dependable, organized, efficient, and creative
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills; Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of students with special needs and their parents
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Responsiveness; Follow-up and follow-through with students, families, and faculty members is essential


  • Intermediate computer skills.
  • Familiarity with on-line Special Education programs


Bilingual English/Spanish preferred but not required.


  • SITTING Remaining in the seated position
  • KNEELING Bending legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees
  • STANDING Remaining on one’s feet in an upright position
  • STOOPING Bending body downward and forward by bending spine
  • WALKING Moving about on foot
  • CLIMBING Ascending or descending ladders/stairs/etc. using feet & legs
  • CARRYING Transporting an object using hands or arms
  • PUSHING Exerting force on an object
  • LIFTING Raising or lowering an object
  • Under 10 lbs.,
  • 10-25 lbs.,
  • 25-50 lbs.,
  • 50-100 lbs.


BakerRipley is committed to the principles of equal employment. We do not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or any status protected by federal, state, or local laws. We are committed to complying with all federal, state, and local laws providing equal employment opportunities, and all other employment laws and regulations.