VAISEF Member School – Job Posting: Special Education Teacher at Alternative Paths

Althernative Paths has openings for Special Education Teachers in Alexandria, Manassas and Stafford.

Do you want a rewarding career working with special needs students?  Do you have the integrity, initiative and dedication to provide the skills and opportunities to challenging student(s)?  If yes, then APTS® would like the opportunity to speak with you.

Alternative Paths Training School (APTS®) vision is everyone who come our way in need of intervention, whether academically behaviorally, emotionally or other, being able to successful reintegrate mainstream society, and perform to their highest potential.

APTS® is searching for a Special Education Teacher.

**$2,500 Hiring Bonus (Paid out in increments over 1 year of successful employment) **

APTS® offers teachers an extremely supported environment in and out of the classroom.  In the classroom, Program Facilitators help to present individualized lessons as well as support students through behavioral episodes.  Both in and out of the classroom, teachers can rely on their pod’s Data Analyst, Behavior Analyst, and Education Specialist to assist in developing and reaching student academic and behavioral goals.


Employee’s duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop and implement Individualized Education Plan (IEP) based on results of psycho-educational and other assessments, including implementing strategies developed by speech, occupational, physical therapists, or other IEP mandated service providers
  • Develop lesson plans on a weekly and monthly basis for each student based on their IEP goals/objectives and in keeping with state requirements (i.e., Standards of Learning/Alternate Assessment)
  • Carry out behavioral strategies, including crisis intervention, in keeping with APTS policies and procedures and regulations governing private special education day schools
  • Process with staff daily to ensure awareness of schedule and instructional activities
  • Administer Standards of Learning and other diagnostic testing as appropriate for level of training and student need
  • Conduct alternate assessments for students requiring them
  • Coordinate and attend IEP and IDT meetings, parent/teacher conferences, and meetings with other professionals as appropriate and/or required
  • Write quarterly progress reports which include graphs for each student’s progress
  • Collect data based on each student’s functional assessment and IEP
  • Provide input in the development of each students Behavior Intervention Plan
  • Maintain a clean and neat classroom
  • Provide input regarding staff performance evaluations


  • Bachelor’s Degree in special education


  • Master’s Degree preferred, or 30 credits accrued towards master’s degree in education from an accredited university
  • Collegiate level or Post-Graduate teaching license preferred
  • Provisional teaching license required
  • Must Possess a Virginia teaching certificate with a Special Education endorsement


  • In lieu of a complete endorsement, a conditional license may be granted if the teacher is actively working towards completing the endorsement


  • Hold an out of state teaching license with the Special Education endorsement

APTS® prides itself in providing the best work environment for our staff members and we offer the following benefits:

  • Competitive Salary
  • 120 Hours of PTO (Paid Time Off)
  • Medical (Health, Individual & Dependent coverage), Dental, Vision
  • Basic and Optional Life Insurance for Employee, Spouse and/or Dependents
  • 401k Plan:  Company matches half of your contribution, up to 4% of your salary
  • Professional Development Reimbursement up to $2,000 per school year for approved programs (CEU hours)
  • Discounted Gym membership (approved gyms)
  • Training and development opportunities

APTS® or any of its subsidiaries, does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  APTS® is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.

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