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Special Education Teacher for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Job Summary: 

  • The ASD teacher will implement an intensive instruction model
  • The ASD teacher is responsible for planning instruction and adaption of the general/special education curriculum to accommodate students in the learning process.¬†

  • The ASD teacher will function as the case manager for students with individualized education programs (IEPs) and oversee their compliance.¬†

  • It is the expectation that each duty will be performed effectively throughout the school year¬†


Job Functions: 

  • ¬†Comply with timelines, laws, and regulations as it relates to district, state, and federal policies and procedures¬†¬†

  • Develop timely and compliant IEP‚Äôs for enrolled students¬†¬†

  • Plan and implement academic instruction for students who exhibit communication, social and behavioral challenges using evidence based methods and modified curriculum materials¬† as well as general education curriculum¬†

  • Plan and implement non-academic instruction in areas such as social skills, toilet training, and functional skills based on each student‚Äôs IEP

  • ¬†Document and share student progress on goals and objectives, accommodations, service time, and discipline

  • Monitor and document provision of educational services for students on caseload with 10 or more days of suspension¬†¬†

  • Collaborate with all service providers, general education teachers and other staff to support and provide documentation for the review of existing evaluation data process

  • Differentiate instruction to meet the needs of individual student‚Äôs progress per the district‚Äôs Academic Plan¬†¬†

  • Provide support to general education classroom teachers, as appropriate¬†

  • Develop implement and evaluate the effectiveness of behavior support plans including a classroom plan and any needed individual plans as well as carry out these plans with fidelity until they are modified by the team¬†¬†

  • Use CPI training and an understanding of the function of behavior to prevent behavior and intervene safely and effectively, including restraint when part of a written plan¬†¬†

  • Maintain consistent contact with parents¬†¬†

  • Participate in building level meetings as directed by the building principal¬†

  • Participate in special education meetings as directed by the special education supervisor and collaborate with all staff involved with the students

  • Log and maintain monthly MA billing paperwork¬†¬†

  • Ensure that all MA billing paperwork is completed by the paraprofessionals working with the students in the assigned classroom

  • Fulfill district and state professional development requirements¬†¬†

  • Comply with Master Agreement between the Cloquet Board of Education and Ed MN¬†

  • Participate in Child Study Team as appropriate per building principal and/or special education supervisor¬†¬†

  • Participate in implementation of positive behavior support initiative (PBIS) building initiatives¬†¬†

  • Integrate technology use in the classroom¬†

  • Supervise, train and guide paraprofessionals¬†

  • Other duties as assigned by special education supervisor and building administration¬†


This description is intended to describe the type and level of work being performed by a person assigned to the job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required by a person so classified.



  • BS or BA in Special Education with licensure¬† in ASD

  • Special Education Certification required¬†¬†

  • Must be knowledgeable of State Standards and strategies to meet the academic, developmental , and functional needs of students¬†¬†

  • Competency in the administration and interpretation of academic testing¬†

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, peers, parents, and community¬†¬†

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely (oral and written)¬†¬†

  • Certification in CPI (or willing to get and maintain yearly) and ability to use the principles within the CPI curriculum as well as District Restrictive Procedures and Policies