Special Education Teacher
Job Details
Wayfinder LA Campus - Los Angeles, CA
4 Year Degree

Wayfinder Family Services ensures that children, youth, and adults facing challenges always have a place to turn. 


In exchange for your talent, Wayfinder offers an excellent benefits package, which includes the following: 

  • This role is eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) 
  • Competitive salary - Sign-on bonus for eligible roles 
  • Flexible schedules depending on the position (some offering hybrid).
  • Medical insurance with a $30 premium per paycheck coverage plan (employee-only) 
  • Dental insurance 100% employer paid for HMO coverage plan (employee-only) 
  • 401(k) retirement plan with an employer match up to 4% 
  • 11 paid holidays per year and a generous paid time off policy 
  • Five winter holidays (between Christmas Eve & New Year's Day) 
  • Education Reimbursement Program 
  • Robust training opportunities: Shared Core Practice Model, Trauma-Informed Care, Evidence-based Practices 
  • Clinical Supervision for licensure 


Special Education Teacher Responsibilities  

  • Participates in educational assessment by using selected tools and by involving parents, Designated Instructional Service Staff, and other relevant individuals.  
  • Develops students' Individualized Educational Programs with the assessment team, based on assessment findings and priorities identified by parents. 
  • Provides instructional activities, which are age-appropriate, functional, motivating, and which reflect I.E.P. goals.  
  • Provides diverse learning opportunities, such as, community-based instruction, daily living skills, arts and crafts, music and movement, vocational, social integration, swimming, and recreational activities.  
  • Maintains an orderly classroom environment which encourages student participation and exploration; which has age-appropriate, tactually, and visually interesting room displays. 

Required Experience, Skills, and Education 

  • ​​​​Bachelor's degree required, Master's preferred.  
  • Must have or be able to qualify for a California Specialist Credential in severely handicapped, visually handicapped or in a related area of special education.  
  • Must have strong communication and interpersonal skills for interacting with students, parents, colleagues, and community.  
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a program team, creativity, flexibility, energy, a positive attitude, and commitment to program excellence are highly desirable traits. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with Foundation staff and parents. 


Additional Requirements

All employees must be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus as a condition of employment. Wayfinder will consider exemptions from this requirement as a reasonable accommodation due to medical contraindication, disability, or sincerely held religious belief or practice will be considered. 


Wayfinder requires a thorough background screening process that includes fingerprinting and a health screening.  


Wayfinder is committed to Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion.  


Wayfinder believes diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion are essential to our excellence and our mission's execution. We value differences in the pursuit of inquiry and knowledge, mutual understanding, respect, trust, transparency, and cooperation. We are committed to creating a diverse and welcoming workplace that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve and includes individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Individuals of color, women, LGBTQIA+, veterans and differently-abled persons are encouraged to apply. 


Wayfinder is an Equal Opportunity Employer.