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7725 W 87th Street
Overland Park, KS 66212


At The North Star Academy, our mission is to make a meaningful difference by assisting individuals and the families who support them.  We are committed to individuals reaching fulfilled and independent lives through the acquisition and retention of skills in an enriched environment

Part Time Special Education Teacher

Position Status:  Hourly/Non-Exempt


  1. Responsibilities and Duties:  The primary responsibility of the Special Education Teacher is to consult on educational programming for the children and adolescents served by CLO’s North Star Academy. This position requires approximately 5 hours per week. The specific number of hours required each week will be determined by the Director of North Star Academy and will depend on the upcoming deadlines. Specific duties include: 

    1. Writing Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) in coordination with the Director and Assistant Director of North Star Academy.

    2. Assisting the Assistant Director of North Star Academy with overseeing the implementation of skill acquisition programming. 

    3. Writing IEP progress reports. 

    4. Attending IEP meetings.

    5. Conducting academic assessments, as needed for IEP development.

    6. Assisting the Director of North Star Academy to ensure compliance with special education laws and regulations.  

  2. Accountability: The Part-Time Special Education Teacher at North Star Academy will be directly accountable to the Director of North Star Academy or his/her designee. 

  3. Qualifications: The Part-Time Special Education Teacher position requires:

    1. Bachelor’s degree in Special Education, Education, or related field; Master’s degree preferred;

    2. Current Kansas teaching license with an endorsement in low-incidence special education for Pre-K-12 or K-6; 

    3. Experience writing IEPs and IEP progress reports; 

    4. Proficiency in the administration of various academic assessments; 

    5. Working knowledge of state and federal special education laws; 

    6. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in written and verbal mediums; 

    7. Strong organizational and detail-oriented skills, including strong analytical writing skills; 

    8. Fluency with technology, specifically Word and Excel applications; experience with the Autism Curriculum Encyclopedia preferred; 

    9. Flexibility in assigned working hours; 

    10. Time management and follow-up skills with an ability to plan, organize, and prioritize; 

    11. Ability to pass CLO’s physical and agility tests; 

    12. Ability to operate a motor vehicle including proof of a valid drivers license, an ability to maintain automobile liability insurance as required by state law in Kansas and/or Missouri, and an ability to qualify as a driver under CLO insurance guidelines.