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Early Childhood Teacher



The Madrone School is a private, non-profit school that provides ABA and educational services in a full-day, year-round program to children with autism in the greater Seattle area. We are looking for an early childhood special education teacher for our Early Learning program (ages 2 to 6) to manage educational assessments, programming, and teaching. 

Our school’s students range from 2 to 14 years old, and receive individualized Applied Behavior Analysis therapy throughout the day in a school environment. Educational instruction focuses on communication, functional academics, self-management skills, social skills, leisure skills, adaptive skills, and managing challenging behaviors. 

We are also committed to providing access to academic instruction and enrichment opportunities for all our students, and are seeking to add a special educator to our team to help design and implement these opportunities within our Early Learning program.


We offer a competitive salary, paid time off, and reimbursement for continuing education.  

We are a 501c(3) non-profit organization.

Description of Teacher Responsibilities

  • Develop student-specific education plans/IEPs

  • Utilize a variety of curricula (commercial and teacher created) to address individualized educational goals

  • Monitor student progress; write progress reports, meet with parents to review progress

  • Plan and lead educational enrichment groups (social studies, science, numeracy, literacy)

  • Plan and lead enrichment activities (movement, art, music, etc.)

  • Collaborate daily with students’ BCBAs; establish a collaborative relationship with team members


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Special Education, Psychology, or a related field

  • Responsible, hardworking, organized, and flexible

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a good problem-solver

  • Openness to learning about Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and collaborating closely with BCBAs to achieve students’ educational goals

  • Minimum 1 year of experience working in an early childhood educational setting


Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Special Education or a related field

  • Familiarity with Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and/or familiarity with criterion-referenced assessments and curricula (e.g., VB-MAPP, ABLLS, STAR, Language for Learning)

  • 1+ years of experience collaborating with BCBAs

  • 1+ years of experience teaching in a special education setting including:

    • Writing IEPs and participating in IEP meetings

    • Writing progress reports

    • Conducting assessments, designing/implementing programming that is data-driven

    • Meeting regularly with parents, collaborating with related service providers

    • Providing direct 1:1, small group, and whole group instruction

    • Implementation of curriculum

    • Supervision and training of paraprofessionals or other staff


Skills/Abilities (includes but not limited to):

  • Proficient at using Microsoft Windows® and Office products including Word®, Excel®, and PowerPoint® as well as Google SuiteTM 

  • Works independently with minimum supervision and maximum accountability

  • Works well in a team environment

  • Handles protected health information per HIPAA rules and laws

  • Follows special education policies and procedures

  • Thrives in a fast-paced school environment with multiple priorities 

  • Follows and stays up to date with current policies and procedures 

  • Displays professionalism in all interactions with parents and students alike

  • Arrives at work and appointments on time with the required tools & resources

  • Demonstrates a deep understanding of students’ learning

  • Creates and executes dynamic lesson plans that are differentiated and accessible to all learners


Reports to:

Director of Education


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