Special Education Teacher/Intervention Specialist - 2024-25 School Year

  • Job Reference: 1286090123-2
  • Date Posted: 4 April 2024
  • Recruiter: Chancelight Education
  • Location: Newark, Ohio
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Care in the community

Job Description

Chancelight Education , a growing, dynamic organization with a social mission to offer hope, is seeking a Special Education Teacher/Intervention Specialist to join our award-winning team and perform meaningful work in a culture that welcomes innovation, encourages creative expression and offers limitless potential for personal and professional satisfaction!

If you thrive in a fast-paced, goal-oriented, outcome-driven environment, seek a career with genuine purpose, and possess a problem-solving mindset, a sense of humor, and a stellar work ethic - We Should Talk! 

As a Special Education Teacher/Intervention Specialist you will plan, prepare and implement the instructional process for students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) within the learning center or classroom including, but not limited to; delivery of instruction, implementation of curriculum materials & educational software, and development of daily lesson plans & classroom schedule, which reflect state and school requirements as well the physical, emotional, and educational needs of the learner.

The Intervention Specialist implements standards for student behavior in order to ensure a safe, secure, and effective learning environment by providing a high degree of structure, clear expectations, and consistency.  This Teacher collaborates with the content teacher(s) to provide instructional supports and approved modification to the curriculum. The position uses data to inform learning, assess progress and adjust instruction as needed. 

The position operates with general direction from the director and functions as an integral part of the team in supporting and implementing ChanceLight initiatives.   The position operates within the defined practices and processes from the Special Education function and adheres to the guidelines for compliance as defined. The Intervention Specialist supports the director in decisions regarding the operation of the center and is an active and productive member of the site team. 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Providing a collaborative environment for students, parents, center staff and administrative personnel.   
  • Establishing a climate that promotes a firm, fair and respectful classroom environment with a focus on social development and group responsibility by modeling and reinforcing positive behaviors as outlined in Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program for the school and classroom.
  • Implementing established school-wide and classroom PBIS program; reinforcement systems, behavioral expectations and consequence guidelines, prescribed level system program and assists with maintaining corresponding data collection/record keeping system.
  • Responsibility for recording student progress/records and maintaining student files on a continuing basis, and preparing reports on children and activities, as required by laws, district policies, and administrative reg If applicable, write IEPs, behavior plans, functional behavior analyses as per required by specific contracts.
  • Providing direct instruction in subjects if required in I Be able to work in a team environment to effectively teach collaboratively and/or co-teach curricular subjects as required in IEP.
  • Modifying curriculum and assisting with differentiated instruction for students as well as staff. Uses a variety of instructional strategies and resources to respond to the students' diverse needs and interests; including prescribed educational software and intervention curriculum.
  • Acting as case manager if required by the district to special education students which may include updating the IEP and goal.
  • Preparing lesson plans and materials for assigned class.
  • Reporting incidents (e.g. fights, suspected child abuse, suspected substance abuse, etc.) for maintaining the personal safety of students, providing a positive learning environment and adhering to State and Federal law.
  • Assisting the Site Director in maintaining the physical center, furniture, and supplies in a neat and orderly condition according to procedure.
  • Ensuring that the center and the outside surrounding area are neat, clean, well maintained and present an organized and professional appearance always and provides a positive learning environment conducive to the education of students. Is responsible for the proper use and cleanliness of equipment.
  • Keeping up to date with research-based practices and developments in subject area, resources, and professional development.
  • Responding constructively to formal and informal feedback. 

Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelors degree or higher in education or related field
  • Meet state professional teacher certification and/or licensing requirements.
  • Special Education Certification
  • Prior experience with curriculum development, differentiation and instruction in a classroom setting
  • Elementary and Special Education experience preferred
  • Solid motivational, problem solving, decision making and organizational skills
  • Willingness to be flexible and adapt to changing priorities and new initiatives
  • Strong oral and written communication
  • Highly skilled in working with students with diverse needs


Chancelight Education , the nation's leading provider of alternative and special education programs for children and young adults.  For more than 45 years, and in partnership with over 235 school districts nationwide, we have helped change the direction of more than 240,000 student lives!

Learn more about our history, our mission and the program services we provide by visiting the links below:

  • https://bit.ly/OurChancelightStory
  • https://bit.ly/SpectrumFamily
  • https://bit.ly/JoinOmbudsman
  • https://bit.ly/LoveAtlantisAcademy

As a member of the Chancelight family you will be provided with the opportunity to make meaningful impacts, the support needed to achieve performance, success and advancement goals; and receive all the tools essential to reaching personal & professional fulfillment!  

Additional Perks and Benefits Include:

  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision Plans
  • Virtual Medical Visits
  • Health Savings Account
  • Paid Time Off
  • School Hours and Paid Holiday Schedule
  • Company Paid Life & Disability Insurance
  • 401k Options
  • Legal Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Discount Program
  • Opportunities for Growth & Development
  • And So Much More!

If you're ready to start changing the direction of students' lives by providing them the opportunity to create successful, independent futures... this is your Chance

Join us and start making a genuine difference in the lives of children TODAY!  

    Careers, With Chancelight. = Work. With Purpose.   


  • Curriculum Development, Differentiation and Instruction in a Classroom Setting
  • Special Education
  • Elementary / Middle School Classroom experience


  • Bachelors or better in Education or related field

Licenses & Certifications

  • Special Education
  • Has License/Credentialing


  • Functional Expert: Considered a thought leader on a subject
  • Innovative: Consistently introduces new ideas and demonstrates original thinking
  • Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity


  • Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)