Special Education Teacher
Job Details
JFA-Lowry Campus - Denver, CO
Full Time
4 Year Degree
$45,000.00 - $55,000.00 Salary/year


Third Way Center's Joan Farley Academy, Lowry Campus, is looking for a full time credentialed CDE Special Education Teacher to work as a member of our team working with our high-risk youth ages 13-20.  We are looking for a creative and dynamic set of people who like to be challenged and seek to learn and better themselves professionally and personally.  Strong classroom management skills needed. The teacher will be required to maintain high expectations for student achievement in an alternative high school setting. Our mission is to provide a continuum of services where at-risk youth can work through their traumas and learn to take responsibility for their actions and lives to become productive members of society.

What you will do:

Our teachers are active members of the school and treatment team that carry out our programmatic goals as well as work with students on their own educational goals.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

* classroom management including counseling and crisis intervention when needed

* knowledge of the histories and IEP's for all students in order to give individualized care

* teaching the students different skills based on their current abilities in order to enhance their

  opportunity for normalization and self determination

* ability to work as a team and take direction utilizing student's needs is a must

* complete IEPs and facilitate IEP meetings for homeroom students


We have a generous vacation package. This position comes with full benefits including medical, health, dental, vision, 403b w/match, flex, accident, and disability options. As your employer we pay 72.5% of your premiums for health and dental for the first five years.  That increases to 90% after your fifth anniversary. We also want to invest in your growth professionally as well as your health, and offer a staff gym that you can use at your leisure. 


Bachelors or Master’s (Preferred) degree from an accredited college or university in a field of study related to the work assignment, along with a valid Colorado Initial or Professional Secondary Teacher license with an endorsement in SPED from CDE. The candidate must also possess a current valid Colorado driver's license, have a clean driving record(no DUI/DWAI in the last five years) and criminal record, be at least 22 years of age and able to obtain CPR/First Aid certification. Additionally, the candidate must pass an extensive background and DMV check. We follow Federal Drug Screening laws.  Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 due to the nature of our business.