Special Education Teacher Grades 4-6 - Thunder Ridge

The NCKSEC is seeking an upper-level elementary special education teacher (grades 4-6) for the 2018-2019 school year.  Although preference will be given to candidates who currently hold a Special Education endorsement, the NCKSEC welcomes general education teachers interested in pursuing a graduate program leading to licensure in special education to apply.  Tuition assistance is available for those needing endorsement.   

This position will be posted until filled so please do not delay your application.

North Central Kansas Special Education Cooperative

Job Description


Special Education Teacher



1.   Bachelor of Science or Arts.

2.   Kansas Certification/Licensure in the area of exceptionality required for the assigned program.

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, making adjustments 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 students performance and help determine alternative interventions for classroom success.

5.   Administer formal and informal tests to assess student’s 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 teacher’s area of expertise.

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

8.   Supervise students in out-of classroom 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.


NCKSEC Interlocal USD 636

NCKSEC Interlocal USD 636

NCKSEC Interlocal USD 636

NCKSEC Interlocal USD 636

NCKSEC Interlocal USD 636

NCKSEC Interlocal USD 636

NCKSEC Interlocal USD 636

NCKSEC Interlocal USD 636

NCKSEC Interlocal USD 636

NCKSEC Interlocal USD 636

NCKSEC Interlocal USD 636

NCKSEC Interlocal USD 636

NCKSEC Interlocal USD 636

NCKSEC Interlocal USD 636

NCKSEC Interlocal USD 636 NCKSEC Interlocal USD 636

NCKSEC Interlocal USD 636

NCKSEC Interlocal USD 636

NCKSEC Interlocal USD 636
NCKSEC offers a generous benefit plan which includes $690 towards a BCBS healthcare plan of choice, an annual 403b match of $300, and paid leave. Please see the complete leave benefit sheet at: http://www.ncksec.net/assets/17-18-certified-benefits.pdf Many counties within the NCKSEC area are designated Rural Opportunity Zones (ROZ). You may qualify for the ROZ student loan repayment program or tax incentives. See additional information at: http://www.kansascommerce.com/index.aspx?NID=491 Entry salary is based on education level and experience. Please see entry salary chart at: http://www.ncksec.net/assets/17-18-certified-salary-chart.pdf
Job Start Date: September-1-2018
Applications Due By: August-31-2018

Job Contact Information

Wes Topel - wtopel@ncksec.net - 7855432149

Employer Information

NCKSEC Interlocal USD 636 www.ncksec.net

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. Rural Opportunity Zone tax incentives are available for individuals relocating to the area.  

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


Employer Address: 205 F Street, Suite 235 Phillipsburg, Kansas

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