Duval County Public Schools

Teacher - ESE - Lead Teacher, SLA (4973)

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TitleTeacher - ESE - Lead Teacher, SLA
Posting ID4973


Job Summary


Guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals and in harmony with the goals, establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units, projects, and the like to communicate these objectives to students.  Employs a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media, consistent with the physical limitations of the location provided and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved.  Strives to implement, by instruction and action, the District's philosophy of education and instructional goals and objectives.  


Exceptional Student Education Positions


As a district, we have a variety of ESE positions that have varying qualifications.   Below, you will find our most common school-based ESE positions.  To review the full job description for these and any position, we encourage you to visit our Job Description Directory at the following link:


Minimum Qualifications


The minimum qualifications for Autism, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, EBD, Gifted, PLA, SLA, Physically Impaired, VE and PreK-Handicapped are as follows:

Education:  Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.  


Experience:  None required. Salary is based on verified years of teaching experience.  


Certifications & Licenses:  Must be eligible for Florida Department of Education Certification in appropriate subject area.


The minimum qualifications for the remaining school-based ESE positions are listed in the chart below.


ESE Position


Certifications & Licenses

ESE Certified Behavior Analyst

Three (3) years successful teaching or work experience with students on the autism spectrum and/or students with behaviorally complex needs. Experience with special education and related services for students with disabilities.

 Board certification as a Behavior Analyst AND Florida Department of Education teaching certification in at least one (1) area of Exceptional Student Education, Guidance and Counseling or School Psychology. Autism Spectrum Disorder Endorsement preferred.

ESE Intervention Representative

Five (5) years successful classroom teaching experience in exceptional student education or a combination of exceptional/regular education teaching experience. Background in behavior management techniques is strongly recommended.


Florida Department of Education certification in at least one (1) area of Exceptional Student Education, Administration/Supervision or Educational Leadership.

ESE Lead

Three (3) years experience working with students with disabilities

Must be eligible for Florida Department of Education Certification in appropriate subject area.

ESE Site Coach

Three (3) years experience working with students with Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities/Autism.

Certification in at least one area of exceptional student education (for Autism positions, Autism certification or endorsement required) and one area of a core content area or K-6 Certification.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities 

  • Knowledge of subject content
  • Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong time management skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software skills
  • Ability to plan and implement a program of study that meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of students
  • Ability to devote additional hours beyond the workday for grading papers, preparation of lesson plans, etc.
  • Ability to manage students
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks
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Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary Range$47,500.00 - $74,491.00 / Per Year

Applications Accepted

Start Date08/07/2022
End Date06/30/2023

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