Elementary Special Education Teacher

Basehor-Linwood USD 458 • www.usd458.org

Title:  Elementary SPED  Teacher


Reports to:  Building Principal & SPED Directors


Position Summary:  The successful candidate will be able to facilitate student comprehension and application of concepts- skills and behaviors that contribute to the development of elementary learners to fulfill their academic potential.



  1. Bachelor’s degree in elementary SPED education
  2. Currently hold or be eligible for a Kansas certificate in respective content area
  3. Demonstrated knowledge of methods of effective instruction
  4. Desire and ability to work with students and staff
  5. A willingness to cooperate with and follow the directions of the school principal
  6. The ability and willingness to communicate with parents
  7. Ability to plan- organize- and see that activities are completed
  8. Proficient in data collection and reporting
  9. Excellent written and oral skills
  10. Proficient in Microsoft and Google applications     


  1. Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in a related field.
  2. Valid Teaching Certificate with applicable level area endorsements.
  3. 5+ years of directly related verifiable experience in elementary education.


**Consideration will be given to applicants who have a valid Kansas elementary teaching license who are willing to pursue a special education endorsement through the waiver process. Tuition assistance is available for those working toward a high-incidence special education license. 


Essential Functions:

  1. Ability to facilitate the personal- social- and intellectual development of students.
  2. Ability to establish a positive learning environment and respond to the individual
    educational needs of students.
  3. Ability to ensure all activities conform to District guidelines.
  4. Ability to communicate and work effectively and cooperatively with members of the
    school district and community.
  5. Ability to react to change in an instructional and productive manner- and handle other
    tasks as assigned.
  6. Ability to be mobile in the classroom.
  7. Ability to monitor student achievement and teacher (self) effectiveness- and make
    changes to instruction techniques to improve student achievement. 
  8. Ability to work to implement the vision and mission of the district.
  9. Ability to work with technology/computer systems.
  10. Ability to supervise- direct- motivate- and correct employee’s job performance.
  11. Ability to model commitment and dedication to work.
  12. Ability to work independently and without supervision- and complete work in an efficient manner.


General Responsibilities:

  1. Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior to provide an orderly- productive environment for learning.
  2. Communicates with parents and counselors on a student`s progress.
  3. Participates in curriculum and other developmental programs.
  4. Participates in faculty committees and sponsorship of pupil activities.
  5. Maintains professional competence through in-service education provided by the district- and in self-selected professional growth activities related to elementary education.
  6. Ensures that all activities conform to district guidelines.
  7. Communicates effectively with all members of the school district and community.
  8. Works effectively with community organizations.
  9. Reacts to change productively and handles other tasks as assigned.
  10. Supports the value of education.
  11. Supports the mission and vision of USD #458.
  12. Keeps abreast of new information- best practices- innovative ideas- and techniques.
  13. Adheres to all district health and safety policies- including all precautions of the Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan.
  14. Other duties as assigned by the Principal- or other Administrative Staff.

Physical Requirements:  Physical and emotional ability and dexterity to perform required work and move about as needed in the work environment. Regular attendance and/or physical presence at the job is required.


  1.     Must have physical stamina to maintain job responsibilities.
    2. Requires occasional stooping- bending- kneeling- reaching- and turning.


To perform this job successfully- an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge- skill- and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Term of Employment: 10 months (187 Days); Academic school year as assigned. 

Evaluation:  Performance effectiveness will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of Kansas Statutes and Board of Education Policy.

*The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of duties performed for this position.  Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.


**The Basehor-Linwood School District prohibits discrimination on the basis of race- color- ethnicity- national origin- sex- disability- age- religion- sexual orientation or gender identity in its programs- activities or employment as required by applicable federal and state laws.

For more information about the Basehor-Linwood USD 458 School District and employee benefits  please visit our website 


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Basehor-Linwood Unified School District 458 serves students and families in a 90 square mile area of southern Leavenworth County, Kansas. We currently have 8 district attendance centers. Our Early Learning Center for Childcare and Pre-K opened for the 2020-21 school year in August. K-5 buildings are located in Bonner Springs, Basehor and the Glenwood Ridge subdivision. A new K-5 building, located in Basehor, opened in the Fall 2021. Students in grades 6, 7 and 8 attend Basehor-Linwood Middle School in Basehor, near the center of the district. Basehor-Linwood High School, located in Basehor, is a 5A school, serving students in grades 9 through 12. 


BLHS was named a 2012 National Blue Ribbon School. In addition, the district operates Basehor-Linwood Virtual School, an internet-based school serving approximately 250 K-12 students statewide instructed by Basehor-Linwood teachers.


Special Education services are provided by the Tonganoxie/Basehor-Linwood Special Education Cooperative located in Basehor.

USD 458 is part of a vibrant, growing suburban area with expanding student population and tax base. The mission of USD 458 is to serve all students developing and reaching their potential. https://www.usd458.org


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Basehor, KS 66007

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