WV Department of Education

Title of Vacancy

Special Education/Autism Teacher, Board of Child Care, Martinsburg, WV (Professional)

Administrative Unit

West Virginia Department of Education, WV Schools of Diversion and Transition

Duties and Responsibilities

JOB SUMMARY: Provide instruction to ensure that students meet learning objectives and standards for the appropriate content and grade level. 
1. Implement the WV Schools of Diversion and Transition approved program of study. 
2. Foster a classroom climate conducive to learning. 
3. Utilize instructional techniques and methods which increase student learning. 
4. Monitor student progress toward mastery of instructional goals and objectives. 
5. Identify and select different instructional resources and methods to meet students’ varying needs. 
6. Develop and implement individualized education programs (IEPs) for eligible students while maintaining appropriate paperwork as mandated by federal laws and state guidelines. 
7. Manage the school caseload and collaborate with others to ensure services are provided as written in IEPs. 
8. Meet professional responsibilities. 
9. Comply with host agency’s policies and procedures. 
10. Work in a cooperative manner with host agency staff to ensure a safe and secure environment and the integration of treatment and educational goals. 
11. Maintain and upgrade professional skills.  
12. Perform other duties as assigned by principal/lead teacher.


1. Holds or qualifies for a professional teaching certificate with an endorsement in the required content area and grade level, pursuant to West Virginia State Board of Education Policy 5202. 
2. Possesses the knowledge skills and ability to successfully (a) perform the job requirements (b) work within the special setting of a residential school, and (c) work as part of a rehabilitation team in concert with others. 

Desired Qualifications

1. Experience or certification in special education and/or experience working with at-risk students. 
2. Background including, but not limited to, demonstrated successful experience with troubled or disruptive youth. 
3. Three (3) years of teaching experience.


1. The staff member works effectively as a member of the educational team. 
2. The staff member demonstrates self-control and exhibit an attitude of mutual respect and tolerance. 
3. The staff member has excellent communication skills, oral and written. 
4. The staff member demonstrates ethical conduct and good work habits including self-motivation and the ability to manage multiple tasks to accomplish high-quality work to meet demanding deadlines. 
5. The staff member demonstrates self-direction and the ability to use software applications for personal productivity and collaboration. 
6. The staff member demonstrates an ability to work effectively with county personnel and other state or local agencies. 
7. The staff member understands that work assignments may change, or be added, as priorities emerge within the WVSDT. 
TYPICAL WORK HOURS: Operating hours of host agency, as specified by the school principal.

Employment Relationship

Department of Education staff are employed upon recommendation of the State Superintendent of Schools and are state employees. No representative or employee of the state is authorized to enter into any employment contract or other agreement. Department staff work under the direction of the State Superintendent of Schools for the general supervision of the free schools in the state and implementing the policies of the board and other necessary tasks as determined by the State Superintendent of Schools or his/her designee. Each employee is at-will and subject to termination by the State Superintendent of Schools at any time, with or without notice, cause or compensation.

The employment relationship between the State Superintendent of Schools and the employee may be terminated by either party. Reasons for termination by the State Superintendent of Schools include, but are not limited to, immorality, incompetency, cruelty, insubordination, intemperance, willful neglect of duty, unsatisfactory performance, the conviction of a felony or a guilty plea or a plea of no contest to a felony charge, misuse of funds or property, violations of law or policies of the state board, lack of need, or a lack or loss of funding.

Term of position

240 Days


Pursuant to WV Code §18A-4-17, salary will be based on the County Board of Education Salary Table in which the facility is located, commensurate with educational level and years of experience.

Closing Date

August 16, 2022

Apply to

Office of Human Resources 
WV Dept. of Education 
Building 6, Suite 650 
1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East 
Charleston, West Virginia 25305-0330 
Phone: 304-558-2702 
Fax: 304-558-0216 
Email: wvde.hr@k12.wv.us 

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The West Virginia Board of Education and the West Virginia Department of Education do not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, disability, age and national origin in employment and in administration of any of their education programs and activities. Inquiries may be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (304) 558-2702, West Virginia Department of Education, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Charleston, West Virginia 25305; or to the Office of Civil Rights at (215) 656 8541 [TDD (877) 521-2172], U.S. Department of Education, 100 Penn Square East, Suite 515, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107-3323.