Resource Specialist Teacher

Job Type: Teaching
Job Category: Learning Differences

This opening calls for specific teaching qualifications set by the school.

CalWest’s client school in the Greater Los Angeles Area is seeking a Resource Specialist Teacher for an immediate opening.

CalWest Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree and/or other educational requirements listed on the job description
  • Requisite skills commensurate with the position
  • A reasonable commuting distance to the CalWest client school, or a willingness to relocate
  • Authorization to live and work in the United States

Client School Preferred Qualifications

  • 2+ years teaching experience highly desirable
  • Passion for educational equity and enthusiasm for the school mission, model, and design elements
  • Experience working students of diverse backgrounds and abilities, including English learners and students with disabilities
  • Experience with backwards planning preferred
  • Commitment to high expectations and the on-going use of assessments to drive differentiated instruction and support
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Self- starter with a strong drive to achieve
  • Spanish fluency highly desirable
  • Ability to effectively give, receive, and implement constructive feedback towards continuous improvement
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaborate effectively
  • Valid California mild to moderate special education teaching credential with EL authorization.


  • Prepare student education plans in consultation with parents and IEP team members.
  • Design instruction, both individual and small group, that parallels the general education curriculum and supports students in relation to the services and goals outlined in IEPs, as well as supports students towards mastery of grade level standards, as appropriate.
  • Monitor student progress, participate in review and revision of IEPs, as appropriate.
  • Assess students with disabilities or suspected disabilities.
  • Maintain appropriate student data and other records, and submit reports as required.
  • Attend and be prepared for weekly special education team meetings.
  • Support general education teachers in knowing and providing appropriate access and supports to students with disabilities in general education classrooms/settings.
  • Attend IEP meetings and parent-teacher conferences, as appropriate.
  • Utilize school-developed planning templates to develop and refine curriculum maps, culminating projects, rubrics, units, and lessons that meet the requirements of Common Core Standards, as appropriate.
  • Create a structured, positive classroom culture that is conducive to learning and promotes a sense of belonging for all students
  • Establish positive, caring relationships with students and school stakeholders
  • Gather and use data to tailor instruction to meet individual student academic and social needs with a goal of grade level performance
  • Participate in professional learning activities, including curriculum refinement protocols, grade level meetings, department meetings, and regular 1:1 coaching as needed.
  • Demonstrate high levels of professionalism including meeting deadlines, maintaining positive, timely and effective communication with supervisors, colleagues, families, and students
  • Collaborate effectively with grade level and department teams and other special education/resource and English language development teachers to ensure rigor, alignment, and equity of access

Salary Range

$ 55,407 – $ 94,099

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