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Special Education Teacher and Student Support Professional - Red Lake School District, ISD#38

Employment Opportunity

Red Lake School District, ISD#38

P.O. Box 499, Red Lake, MN 56671

218-679-3353 ext. 1001

Posted: May 1, 2024

JOB TITLE: Special Education Teacher and Student Support Professional

BUILDING: Districtwide with Anticipated Placement at St. Mary's Mission School

REPORTS TO: Director of Special Services

BARGAINING GROUP: Education Minnesota – Red Lake

TERMS: Per Teacher's Master Agreement for Tier 1, 2, 3, & 4 Employees

JOB PURPOSE: Serve as a teacher for identified students by developing Individualized Educational Programs and providing direct special education services and provide a variety of Tiered student supports for students who are academically and/or behaviorally challenged. The type of intervention and instruction provided, the intensity of supports provided, and the area of focus may change throughout the year or from year to year based on student need. This is a 1.0 FTE position split between Special Education Teacher and Student Support Professional responsibilities based on current Special Education caseload needs.


The Special Education Teacher and Student Support Professional shall:

1. Hold a valid Minnesota teaching license –or- be eligible to obtain a teaching license through demonstration of education, work history and/or expertise in the essential functions of the position.

2. Hold a Bachelor's degree or higher in education or a related field. Preference given to candidates who hold or who are willing to work toward one or more of the following licenses:

A. Early Childhood Special Education (DD)

B. Emotional / Behavioral Disorders (E/BD)

C. Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

D. Developmental Disabilities (DCD)

E. Academic and Behavior Strategist (ABS)

F. Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD)

G. Developmental Adaptive Physical Education (DAPE)

H. Speech Language Pathologist (SLP)

I. Any Low Incidence Disability Category (Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Blind/Visually Impaired, Oral/Aural Education, Physical & Health Disabilities)

3. Have previous successful experience working with children and youth with disabilities and/or learning and behavioral challenges.

4. Possess and demonstrate considerable knowledge of effective and varied teaching strategies, classroom accommodations, modifications, and varied assessment techniques.

5. Possess knowledge of various methods of data collection and subsequent analysis and interpretation of data to drive appropriate instructional and behavioral interventions.

6. Possess the ability to effectively observe student performance and provide feedback to colleagues, teacher, parents, and administrators to improve teaching and learning.

7. Possess the ability to effectively organize and present information both orally and in writing.

8. Demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others, including students, parents, and colleagues.

9. Demonstrate a strong moral character and impeccable work ethic.

10. Have experience with or excitement for working with Native American children and youth.

11. Integrate Ojibwe Language and Culture into the workspace.


1. Design and implement Individualized Educational Programs for students with disabilities.

2. Develop and maintain positive relationships with students, parents, and key personnel within the assigned school or target population.

3. Collect, analyze, and interpret data to monitor student progress toward identified goals and objectives.

4. Engage and support students in learning by providing for a variety of learning styles and ability levels.

5. Utilize a strengths-based approach as a basis for student growth and approach student errors as opportunities for learning.

6. Flexibly transition between interventions / strategies and between groups of or individual students to ensure maximal student learning within a given assignment.

7. Work with InSIGHT teams and evaluators to complete individual student functional behavioral assessments and behavior intervention plans.

8. De-escalate student incidents following district- and building- procedures including the use of a variety of de-escalation strategies to include verbal and non-verbal communication, mediation, restorative practices, collaboration with involved staff, and parent communication.

9. Collaborate with school staff, parents and families to strengthen relationships and address student disciplinary issues.

10. Develop and adhere to positive behavior support plans.

11. Provide learning activities which stimulate the interest and motivation of pupils with learning and behavioral differences.

12. Provide direct services to identified students that may include instruction, monitoring academic or behavioral progress, and/or development of problem-solving strategies.

13. Develop instructional materials, accommodations, modifications, and assessments needed for students to experience increased success in the general education setting.

14. Identify, develop and implement individualized or small group academic or behavioral interventions using research-based/evidence-based strategies intended to accelerate learning and achievement in alignment with district and building procedures.

15. Schedule, facilitate, attend, and/or offer input for periodic student meetings with fellow staff, parents and agencies.

16. Maintain accurate academic and/or behavioral records for assigned students.

17. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.

18. Work as an effective member of professional learning teams, grade level teams, and participate as a contributing member on site committees.

19. Engage in data driven decision making.

20. Work with district staff and programs as well as outside agencies and students' families to develop and monitor individualized support plans to assist in addressing non-school barriers to attendance and achievement.


1. Ability to engage with and effectively serve Native American youth.

2. Ability to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with a variety of diverse students, parents, colleagues, and community members/groups.

3. Utilize proper English grammar, punctuation, spelling, and speaking skills.

4. Knowledge of district policies, rules, and regulations.

5. Work with students, district personnel, and the public in a pleasant and cooperative manner.

6. Understand and follow complex oral and written instruction and completes assignments in an independent manner.

7. Analyze situations and take appropriate action regarding routine/emergency procedural matters without immediate supervision.

8. Plan, organize, and coordinate assigned tasks to meet established timelines.

9. Maintain professional confidentiality and work collaboratively with peers.

10. Possess knowledge of technology to present lessons, communicate with others, and keep records.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential responsibilities and functions of the job and are not meant to be all inclusive. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential responsibilities and functions of the job.

Unless reasonable accommodations can be made, while performing this job the staff member shall:

1. Use strength to lift items needed to perform the functions of the job.

2. Sit, stand, and walk for required periods of time.

3. Speak and hear.

4. Use close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception along with the ability to focus vision.

5. Communicate effectively orally and in writing using proper grammar and vocabulary.

6. Reach with hands and arms, use hands and fingers to handle objects to operate tools, computers, and controls as required.


To apply, send: 1) completed District application, 2) cover letter and resume, 3) three letters of reference from educational professionals, and 4) documentation of licensure credentials or statement of ability to meet licensure requirements to:

Human Resources

Red Lake School District #38

PO Box 499

Red Lake, MN 56671

Or, fax to (218) 679-2321 or email to


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