Job Description

Summary: Shelterwood is a faith-based community where we surround teens with therapeutic excellence and unconditional love. Since 1980, we have successfully restored hundreds of families by helping their teens overcome behavioral and mental health conditions. Every member of our team shares a vision for the heart, character, and educational achievement of our students. Caring adults interacting regularly with our students to pursue relationships, counsel our students, and encourage them towards growth leaves a profound impact in all the lives of our students.

The Special Education Teacher is responsible for overseeing of and teaching academic courses to Shelterwood students, attending and participating in team meetings and training events, reviewing and interpreting IEPs and 504 Plans from sending school districts to share with the team, development, and implementation of Individual Academic Plans, ensuring modifications and accommodations are being implemented and providing feedback on resident's treatment goals as they manifest in the school setting.

In this role, you will report to the Principal. This is a full-time position.


Skills Needed:

  • Proficiency in productivity applications
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to manage stress and interpersonal conflict
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to plan instruction to promote student learning
  • Ability to receive and act on constructive feedback on teaching practice
  • Ability to utilize formative and summative assessments


Work Environment: Classroom environment. Some exposure to noise and crisis situations. Some outdoor activities possibly during temperature or weather extremes may exist.


Physical Demands: While performing this job, the employee is required to stand, walk, bend, stoop, kneel, talk, and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Employees may need to pick up or move items over 50 pounds. Accommodations will be made on a case-by-case basis.


Job Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30a-4:00p. Additional hours may be required as needed by supervisor.


Education and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Special Education (preferably in Emotional Disturbance, Autism, or Cross-Categorical)
  • Special Education Teaching Certification
  • Experience teaching youth

Position Filled
Experience Required
1 – 5 years


Education Required
Bachelor’s degree

Date Posted
3 months ago
Kansas City, Missouri


Church Size
125-250 people