Special Education Teacher; USD 237 Smith Center

NCKSEC Interlocal USD 636 • www.ncksec.net

The NCKSEC is seeking a special education teacher for the 2024-2025 school year.  The successful candidate will serve students in Smith Center; USD 237 located in Smith Center, KS.  Although preference will be given to candidates currently holding the High Incidence Special Education endorsement, the NCKSEC welcomes all applicants with elementary-level license to apply (including Early Childhood Unified B-3).   Temporary licensure waivers are available.  The NCKSEC offers a tuition reimbursement program designed to allow non-endorsed teachers the opportunity to pursue a graduate-level program leading to full endorsement in special education and, in most cases, a Master`s degree. 


1. Bachelor of Science or Arts with Kansas Certification/Licensure in the area of exceptionality required for the assigned program.


2. 60 credit hours or more towards a degree.

3.   Certification of Health (after employment offer).

Duties (Direct or Consultative):

1.   Design instructional activities which remediate weaknesses, support the learner in the regular classroom setting, or provide alternative curricular content suited to the needs of the learner.

2.   Develop lesson plans and instructional materials and provide individualized and small group instruction which relate specifically to the learners needs, adjusting as needed to facilitate student learning.

3.   Establish and maintain a climate for learning through appropriate classroom management.

4.   Consult with regular classroom teachers to monitor student performance and help determine alternative interventions for classroom success.

5.   Administer formal and informal tests to assess students level of performance and make instructional recommendations.

6.   Serve as a member of the multidisciplinary evaluation team, providing insight to parents and staff from the teachers area of expertise.

7.   Communicate with parents through conferences and other means to discuss student progress and interpret academic needs.

8.   Supervise students in off-campus settings, as assigned.

9.   Serve on committees to promote or further the goals and policies of the districts and the Cooperative.


1.   Continually measure student progress toward learning goals and objectives in order to guide instructional decisions.

2.   Coordinate the annual review of students IEP within the required one-year time frame, assembling the review committee and eliciting input from IEP committee members.

3.   Design IEP`s which reflect the input and recommendations of the committee.

4.   Provide the Cooperative office with current student data as requested and within the specified deadlines.

5.   Prepare reports, grade cards, progress reports, or newsletters as deemed appropriate.

6.   Maintain an inventory of instructional materials.

7.   Provide a written report of evaluation results for each referral.

8.   Update student progress toward IEP goals and objectives on a nine-week basis.

9.   Maintain professional competence through participation in inservice activities.

  10.  Perform other duties and responsibilities as determined by the Director.

Physical Requirements:

1.   Must be able to work in busy and crowded environments.

Benefits Information

A generous benefit package is available. Please see the summary of benefits on our website. www.ncksec.net

Salary Information

A competitive regional salary will be offered based on accredited experience and education level. Please see our salary schedule on our website. www.ncksec.net

Employer Information

Located in north central and northwest Kansas, the NCKSEC Interlocal #636 serves 11 rural school districts.  These 11 districts educate approximately 3500 students of which 700 receive special education services. 


All of the communities within the NCKSEC offer the benefits of safe and affordable rural living with effective and progressive schools and healthcare services.  School districts that comprise the NCKSEC include;  USD 110 Thunder Ridge, USD 211 Norton, USD 212 Northern Valley, USD 237 Smith Center, USD 269 Palco, USD 270 Plainville, USD 271 Stockton, USD 325 Phillipsburg, USD 326 Logan, USD 392 Osborne and USD 399 Natoma.   


For more information please visit our website at www.ncksec.net


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205 F Street, Suite 235
Phillipsburg, KS 67661

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