SPED Teacher

St. Joseph Indian School   Chamberlain, SD   Full-time     Education
Posted on January 4, 2023

Summary of Position:
The SPED Teacher is responsible for the instruction of students, organization of instructional lessons and implementation of the education curriculum, while being a contributing member of the community. The position is also responsible for paperwork specific to the SPED program. This is an exempt position.

Reports to the Director of Education

Core Responsibilities:

  • Implements the educational curriculum as prescribed through written action plans. Ensures that lesson plans correlate with established plans of study and contain specific instructional objectives and reflections.
  • Works with Special Education and general education staff to develop, implement, and monitor individual education plans.
  • Accurately evaluates and records student achievement and progress for reporting to the administration and team members serving the child.
  • Uses differentiated instruction to meet the needs of students.
  • Promotes teamwork and open communication through regular participation in discussions with other staff who also directly supervise student, i.e. houseparents, other teachers, Family Services Counselors, and families of students.


  • Four year degree in Education
  • South Dakota teaching certification

Physical Demands:

  • Uses both hands and wrists repetitively for prolonged periods.

Employment at St. Joseph's is more than a job — it is life's great work!

From houseparenting to teaching, there is always work to be done at St. Joseph's Indian School!

Joining our team requires commitment to excellence, a positive attitude and respect for the Lakota (Sioux) culture. We seek individuals with the following qualities:

  • Extreme dedication
  • Enormous capacity to share and care
  • Team player for betterment of each child
  • Participation and appreciation of Lakota culture and spiritual development
  • Sense of mission in helping others less fortunate
  • Ability to motivate young people to think, respond and learn
  • Good stamina
  • A preference for order