Creative Minds International PCS (learn more)

Washington, Washington DC (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3717926
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted: November 9, 2021
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Creative Minds International Public Charter School (CMIPCS) is currently seeking a Special Education/Inclusion Teacher. CMIPCS is tuition-free school located in NW Washington, DC, currently serving over 500 students from preschool through 8th grade.


Position Overview: 

The Special Education/Inclusion Teacher reports to School Directors. This position collaborates with the Director of Inclusion, Special Education Coordinator, related service providers, and general education staff. She or he supports classroom teachers in the delivery of specialized instruction to maximize student learning. She/he will also provide direct services to students who need additional supports, inside the general education classroom, in small group instruction, or one-on-one as needed. This is a school year exempt position 


Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide an inviting, exciting, innovative, learning environment; 
  • Provide direct and indirect instruction to students with IEPs, as needed; 
  • Conduct long- and short-term planning with teachers and parents to address individual needs of students; 
  • Support classroom teachers in the implementation of IEP goals, design instructional supports by modifying/adapting curriculum, develop and implement behavior plans and provide instruction to students;
  • Prepare quarterly individual student progress reports; 
  • Communicate with families regarding service delivery and progress; 
  • Encourage families’ involvement in students’ educational goals; 
  • Consult with the grade-level teaching team on a weekly basis to review student progress; 
  • Document and report student progress toward achievement of annual goals by collecting and interpreting data; 
  • Attend and participate in parent conferences and IEP meetings; 
  • Act as a resource to staff; 
  • Provide supervision and training to one-on-one Dedicated Aide working with students in the classroom; 
  • Participate in continued professional growth activities and required training to advance knowledge of effective instructional curriculum and methodologies for students with special needs; 
  • Perform other related duties as assigned. 

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be able to pass a background check;
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with the public;
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a team member;
  • Ability to self-direct and prioritize among competing goals, exhibit flexibility, and drive results;
  • Adept at thinking strategically, translating plans into action, and exhibiting excellent judgment;
  • Commitment to the success of each and every student.

Desired Skills and Abilities:

  • Teaching experience in a public or private school, preferably in an urban setting; 
  • Knowledge of state requirements for special education; 
  • Experience in writing and monitoring IEPs and communicating with families and service providers to support students.


Education/License and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree (Master’s degree in special education preferred);
  • Experience working with special needs students in an inclusive setting. 


Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Prolonged periods standing and walking throughout school and classroom;
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds at a time;
  • Must be able to assist students who have physical difficulties;
  • Must be able to kneel, sit, stand, crawl, push, and pull to assist and teach children throughout the day;
  • Prolonged periods sitting and working on the computer to complete necessary paperwork.


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is occasionally exposed to humid conditions and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but may increase at various times.


Why join CMIPCS?

Our mission is to provide students with the foundational skills required for successful participation in a global society by offering a highly engaging, international curriculum with project- and arts-based activities that foster creativity, self-motivation, social and emotional development, and academic excellence. At CMIPCS you will join a staff uniquely committed to a vision of inclusion and equity for all types of learners. At CMIPCS you will find a team of educators who deeply believe that all students can learn and will make a contribution to their community. Our dedication to Arts-Integration allows for a creative and collaborative atmosphere, as classroom lead teachers, support staff, and enlightenment teachers all work together to plan engaging and enriching content that weaves the Arts into all subjects.


At CMIPCS, we take seriously the idea that “no significant learning occurs without a significant relationship.” Each of our educators, regardless of role or responsibility, is committed to seeking out best practices for delivering instruction and responding to the academic and social emotional needs of all children. The CMIPCS teacher is empathetic and welcoming of mistakes (both academic and behavioral) because CMIPCS educators know that mistakes lead to learning opportunities if children are held to high standards. CMIPCS offers an exceptional and dynamic working environment with a positive and supportive culture including small class sizes (approximately 20), higher than average adult to student ratios, weekly and monthly professional development, comprehensive and generous benefits including medical, dental, 401K (with employer contributions), short and long term disability, life insurance, free parking, school holidays, personal and sick days, and parental and family leave, among others. For more information about CMI, visit our website and follow us on Twitter @cmipcs.


Creative Minds International PCS is an Equal Opportunity employer. Personnel are chosen on the basis of ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status or sexual orientation, in accordance with federal and state law.


  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories: Classroom Teacher > Elementary
    Special Education > General Special Education
  • Job Requirements

    • No experience required

    Contact Information

    • Jennifer Copes
    • 3700 North Capitol St NW
    • Washington, D.C., District of Columbia 20010

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