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Estimated Pay $20 per hour
Hours Full-time
Location Chesterton, Indiana

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, a growing, dynamic organization with a social mission to offer hope, is seeking a Special Education Teacher to join our award-winning team and perform meaningful work in a culture that welcomes innovation, encourages creative expression and offers limitless potential for personal and professional satisfaction!

If you thrive in a fast-paced, goal-oriented, outcome-driven environment, seek a career with genuine purpose, and possess a problem-solving mindset, a sense of humor, and a stellar work ethic — We Should Talk! 📲

As a Special Education Teacher, you will plan, prepare and implement the instructional process for students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) within the learning center and/or classroom including, but not limited to; delivery of instruction, implementation of curriculum materials & educational software, and development of daily lesson plans & classroom schedules, which reflect state and school requirements as well the physical, emotional, and educational needs of the learner.

‖ Responsibilities Include:

  • Providing a collaborative environment for students, parents, center staff and administrative personnel.   
  • Establishing a climate that promotes a firm, fair and respectful classroom environment with a focus on social development and group responsibility by modeling and reinforcing positive behaviors as outlined in Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program for the school and classroom.
  • Implementing established school-wide and classroom PBIS programs, reinforcement systems, behavioral expectations and consequence guidelines.
  • Recording student progress/records, maintaining student files, and preparing reports on students and activities.
  • Providing direct subject based instruction and/or working in a team environment to collaboratively and/or co-teach curricular subjects as required in IEP.
  • Modifying curriculum and assisting with differentiated instruction for students as well as staff.
  • Using a variety of instructional strategies and resources to respond to the diverse needs and interests of students; including prescribed educational software and intervention curriculum.
  • Acting as case manager to special education students which may include updating IEP's and goals if required by the district.
  • Preparing daily lesson plans and materials for assigned class.
  • Reporting incidents (e.g. fights, suspected child abuse, suspected substance abuse, etc.) in order to maintain the personal safety of students and adhere to State and Federal law.
  • Maintaining the physical center, furniture, and supplies in a neat and orderly condition according to procedure.
  • Ensuring that the center and outside surrounding area are neat, clean, well maintained and present an organized and professional environment conducive to the education of students.
  • Keeping up to date with research-based practices and developments in subject area.
  • Responding constructively to formal and informal feedback. 
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

‖ Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelors degree or higher in education or related field.
  • Meet all state teaching license and/or certification requirements.
  • Active special education certification.
  • Prior experience working with curriculum development, differentiation and instruction in a classroom setting.
  • Prior experience working in a special education program setting preferred. 
  • Prior experience working with students with IEP's
  • Prior experience working with individuals with severe learning, emotional and/or behavioral disorders.
  • Solid motivational, problem solving, decision making and organizational skills.
  • Willingness to be flexible and adapt to changing priorities and new initiatives.
  • Strong oral and written communication.
  • Highly skilled in utilization of computers and Microsoft programs such as Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. 


 is the nation’s leading provider of alternative and special education programs for children and young adults.  For more than 45 years, and in partnership with over 235 school districts nationwide, we have helped change the direction of more than 240,000 student lives!

💻 Learn more about our history, our mission and the program services we provide by visiting the link below:

As a member of the ChanceLight family you will be provided with the opportunity to make meaningful impacts, the support needed to achieve success, and all the tools essential to reaching personal & professional fulfillment!  

‖ Additional Perks and Benefits Include:

  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision Plans
  • Virtual Medical Visits
  • Health Savings Account
  • Paid Time Off
  • School Hours and Paid Holiday Schedule
  • Company Paid Life & Disability Insurance
  • 401k Options
  • Legal Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Discount Program
  • Opportunities for Growth & Development
  • And So Much More!

If you're ready to start changing the direction of students' lives by providing them the opportunity to create successful, independent futures — this is your Chance

Join us and start making a genuine difference in the lives of children TODAY!  

Careers, With ChanceLight 💙 Work. With Purpose.


Copyright © 2024 ChanceLight Behavioral Health, Therapy, & Education, a  company  *Benefit plans and eligibility requirements may vary based on role and employment status. 


  • Bachelors or better in Education or related field

Licenses & Certifications

  • All State Req Credentials
  • Teaching Certification
  • Special Ed Certification


  • Special Education
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Positive Behavior Intervention and Support
  • Classroom Management
  • Curriculum Development
  • Individualized Education Programs (IEP)
  • Personalized Instruction


  • Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity
  • Innovative: Consistently introduces new ideas and demonstrates original thinking


  • Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)