Early Childhood Special Education Teacher

The Courageous Steps Project | Milford, ME

Posted Date 7/10/2023

Job Description / Responsibilities: We are seeking an Early Childhood Special Education Teacher to support our program. Our organization is growing in big ways, and this is a great opportunity for you to take the next step in your career and make a huge impact for children all over our region. The ability to work within a strong supportive team in a fast-paced environment and to communicate and collaborate with families and colleagues is a must. This position will report directly to the Director of Special Education and Director of Early Childhood Services. 


Duties include, but are not limited: 

  • Supervising Ed. Tech's / behavioral health professional (BHP) staff working directly with children/clients; 
  • Providing instruction to children in the inclusive classroom setting; 
  • Meeting with IEP / clinical teams of students and their families; 
  • Facilitating meetings to support children who require special education and/or clinical services; 
  • Planning, coordinating and overseeing the delivery of services in the classroom; and
  • Collaborating with the regular classroom teacher to ensure optimal inclusion of all students.

In addition, the position will have the opportunity to grow based on program and service growth.

A “go getter” mentality is ideal and preferred for this position. 


Skills & Qualifications

This position shall hold the below skills & qualifications: 


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education or related field; 
  • Must hold or seek a valid Maine DOE & DHHS CHRC and MDOE 282 / 286 Certification; 
  • Experience in Special Education or related services;  
  • Strong communication and team-building skills; 
  • Ability to work independently & as a team; 
  • Knowledge of policies/regulations in special education;   
  • Willingness to learn and seek answers to solve problems and implement solutions; and 
  • Willingness to complete training INCLUDING First Aid / CPR Certification; and Safety Care 

Recommended (All The Above AND the following): 

  • Experience in leading a special education classroom OR program; 
  • Master’s Degree in Special Education or related field; and
  • Experience in the early childhood setting. 


Position Type: Full-Time

Benefits Include: Competitive Salary, Health Insurance, PTO/Vacation Time, and Professional Development Opportunities.  

Work Environment/Schedule: In Person (Monday-Friday) - 8:00am-3:00pm (occasional meetings after school)


Please email a cover letter, resume, 2 letters of reference, and college transcript(s) to Elizabeth Libby at: elibby@thecourageousstepsproject.org

This position shall remain open until a candidate is found.  

The Courageous Steps Project is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in Eastern Maine that helps children and young adults with various abilities and challenges. The Courageous Steps Project is an equal opportunity employer.

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