Resource Specialist Teacher

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

CalWest’s client school in Los Angeles area seeks a Resource Specialist Teacher to begin August 2024.

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

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • California Teaching Credential in Mild/Moderate Disabilities with EL Authorization


  • Develops an individualized academic program for each student by administering formal and informal academic/transition/social-emotional assessments, in accordance with the referring district and organizational guidelines. Uses the results of these multiple assessments to guide instruction and behavioral programs for each learner and modifies the plans to adjust for the student’s needs.
  • Establishes and communicates learning goals to all students.
  • Uses a variety of instructional strategies and resources to respond to the students’ diverse needs and interests; including prescribed educational software and intervention curriculum. Facilitates learning experiences that promote autonomy, interaction and choices; engages students in problem solving, critical thinking and/or other activities that make subject matter meaningful.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of IEP and treatment planning process by reviewing referral and assessment data to obtain each student’s history, issues, and disabilities as evidenced by; preparing for the IEP and treatment planning meetings, providing current, specific data, and creating appropriate goals and objectives; by developing and employing strategies and interventions; by monitoring and evaluating student progress; and by sharing information.
  • Consults with general education teachers, providing recommendations and accommodations for at risk students.
  • Provides timely, accurate, and professional documentation by recording daily grades/points, progress notes, progress reports, report cards, IEP goals and objectives, incident reports, and behavior data in accordance with standard practices of the school. Documents all external and internal contacts and relays student information according to company and district guidelines.
  • Projects being a positive role model to students and colleagues by participating as a team member, engaging in productive problem-solving skills and ensuring that positive and continuous communication with others is occurring. Attends staff meetings, utilizes chain-of-command in all aspects of the program and follows the organization’s policies and procedures.
  • Promotes and maintains positive community relations by coordinating efforts with outside agencies, groups, and individuals to extend instructional activities beyond the classroom. Communicates and cooperates with families, relevant external personnel, and staff members; ensuring that all communication of information (written and verbal) is clear, concise, legible, accurate, and courteous.
  • Consistently meets school and regulatory training requirements by attending all mandatory staff meetings, and training sessions as required.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.

Salary Range

$58,863 – $105,509 (Plus an annual $10,000 retention bonus)
$3,000 Yearly Stipend

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