Special Education Teacher -Moderate to Severe

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Beach Cities Learning Center
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Learn Academy is looking for a full-time Special Education Teacher for the 22/23 SY at our location in Fresno, with Moderate to Severe Special Education teaching credential.


Starting salary $56k-$75k, based on experience and credentials.



We offer tuition reimbursement and relocation assistance.


We offer an Induction Program to clear credential. 


The FACS program provides services for students with Autism and/or students on the Autism Spectrum who may or may not have a coexisting Intellectual Disability.  In each of the Autism classrooms, our instructors utilize the STAR program (Strategies for Teaching Based on Autism Research) as well as the Unique Learning System which utilizes standards-based instruction delivered through a variety of interactive tools and are differentiated for learners of all ability levels. Please see below for a narrative summary of the various program components.


The classroom has no more than 12 students. Relocation assistance is available.


Learn Academy is a division of (http://www.learnitsystems.com), is a certified K -12 Private Day School approved by the California Department of Education to provide Special Education Services to the students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities.


Learn Academy utilizes a highly-structured, school-wide Positive Behavioral Supports program that teaches students Academic, Social/Emotional Problem-Solving and Strategies. All teachers and support staff are trained in a unique methodology that assists students with maintaining Positive Choice-Making. We are a tight-knit team that values colleagues who exhibit collaboration, integrity and the desire to make a difference in the lives of students who struggle to be successful, and who share a passion to help children and their families.


Learn Academy offers a competitive compensation plan, comprehensive benefits and 401(k)plan, paid holidays and personal time off, also we have a tuition reimbursement for up to $ 2000 per year. Relocation assistance is available for out-of-state candidates.



Special Education Teachers work in a school-based setting and are responsible for providing an educational atmosphere where students have the opportunity to fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and psychological growth. This person is responsible for organizing and implementing an individual instructional program that will result in students achieving academic success in accordance with policies.

  • Develop and implement student Individual Education Plans.
  • Implement instructional activities that contribute to a climate where students are actively engaged in meaningful learning experiences. 
  • Identify, select, and modify instructional resources to meet the needs of the students with varying backgrounds, learning styles, and special needs.
  • Assist in assessing changing curricular needs and offers plans for improvement.
  • Provides a positive environment in which students are encouraged to be actively engaged in the learning process.


  • Valid California Special Education Credential in Moderate to Severe Disabilities.
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • At least 1 year of experience working with students with emotional disabilities preferred.
  • Spanish speaking a plus.  Not required.

Beach Cities Learning offers a competitive compensation plan, comprehensive benefits and 401(k)plan, paid holidays and personal time off. 


Learn Academy/Learn It Systems  is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Candidates must be presently eligible to work in the United States


Physical requirements


The physical demands described here must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to:


·         Must be able to assume and maintain a variety of postures (stoop, reach, stand, kneel, squat, sit, walk, lift, pull, grasp) for extended periods of time 

·         Must be willing and able to implement safety measures consistent with Professional Crisis Management Association (PCMA) such as: therapeutic holds and transportation procedures utilizing quick body movements in the course of maintaining the safety of students with special needs 

COVID Message

The health and well-being of our clients, staff, and community are of the utmost importance to LEARN Behavioral. With the continued presence of COVID-19, we are committed to providing our essential services to clients, while maintaining safety for everyone.  Please consider our practices on Face Coverings, Daily Health Screenings, and Employee Vaccinations below before applying for one of our open positions:

  • Face Coverings - LEARN follows the CDC’s guidance and in most locations, face coverings are optional. There are a few exceptions where continued use of face coverings, such as local county and/or payor mandates, is required. Please note that as the CDC guidance changes, LEARN’s face covering practices will also change.
  • Daily Health Screenings – We follow local county guidelines, and may adjust this practice as COVID-19 cases in your area increase/decrease.   
  • Employee Vaccination Status – Employees may be required to be vaccinated in accordance with local health requirements.  It is also anticipated that vaccinations will be required in the future in order to comply with Executive and State/Local or Payor Mandates.  Please carefully consider the potential for this requirement, if you are unvaccinated, when applying for this position.

Compensation Range

$25 - $31 / hour


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