ESE Teacher (Lower School) (Stuart)


ESI is now hiring an ESE Teacher in Stuart, FL.


Responsible for the educational leadership of students placed in exceptional student education programs, including gifted students and students with disabilities. The specialist is expected to understand and demonstrate the use of the school’s curriculum, student instruction and assessment to maximize educational achievement for all students; work collaboratively to ensure a working and learning climate for all students that is safe, secure and respectful. Implementing strategies to reach the multiple intelligences of students through creative lessons is required.


  • Bachelor’s degree from a fully accredited college or university.
  • Possession of, or eligibility for, a Florida Educators certificate required by the Florida Department of Education (ESE, EH, EMH, MH, MR or SLD, and a Gifted endorsement). This includes both certification in the appropriate exceptional student area(s) and any content certification required by federal education regulations.


  • Working cooperatively with assigned district staffing specialist and ADAPT (Admissions Diagnostics and Placement Team) to initiate and complete pre-referrals for ESE, utilizing pre- and post-test assessments, interventions and observations in areas of concern.
  • Working cooperatively with parents and teachers to identify students as potentially eligible for gifted program services. Conducting screenings to determine need for further evaluation for eligibility; collecting characteristics data and administers Kaufman Brief Intelligence Testing.
  • Developing appropriate Individual Educational Plans (IEPs), Gifted Educational Plans (EPs) or Academic Improvement Plans (AIPs), English Language Learner Plans (ELL), and Behavior Success Plans (BSPs), including determining present levels of performance, annual goals, and benchmarks or short-term objectives.
  • Demonstrating an understanding of and commitment to classical education and the vision, mission, and philosophy of the school, and consistently developing, fostering, and advancing these concepts in students.
  • Collecting student performance data and reporting student progress toward IEP/EP goals.
  • Supporting general education teachers in implementing appropriate accommodations or enrichment/acceleration strategies.
  • Scheduling and conducting IEP/EP meetings with parents and appropriate school and agency personnel. Completing matrix of services if required.
  • Maintaining and/or overseeing specialized therapists’ (i.e. SP, OT) maintenance of ESE case management records.
  • Regularly reviewing and providing updated information for SASI.
  • Reporting Full Time Equivalency (FTE) accurately.
  • Participating in eligibility determination meetings.
  • Serving as Local Education Agency (LEA) representative, if designated by administrator.
  • Participating in professional development activities relating to performing job responsibilities.
  • Demonstrating knowledge of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and implementing all requirements.
  • Planning and delivering instruction designed to assist students with disabilities in mastering the Florida Standards.
  • Planning and developing curricula designed to address the Florida Standards for gifted students and delivering instruction that effectively challenges their higher-level thinking skills.*
  • Assisting in the development of appropriate interventions for students suspected of having a disability.
  • Participating in developing Functional Behavior Assessments (FBAs) and implementing Behavior Improvement Plans (BIPs) for students with disabilities.
  • Participating in manifestation determination meetings.
  • Supervising teacher assistant in providing instruction for students, as required.
  • Consulting regularly with school administrators on ESE issues.
  • Any other duties as assigned.


  • Ability to demonstrate, uphold, and promote in daily interactions a commitment to the school’s mission and vision, and the moral character and civic virtue the school embodies.


ESI provides comprehensive human resource services for its partner schools. This includes recruiting, staffing, screening, on boarding, payroll and benefits administration. Founded in 2015, ESI has carefully crafted our company culture and reputation based on a deep understanding that staffing is first and foremost about people. We understand the right placement in the right job changes lives. ESI is committed to providing simplified employment solutions through our superior work ethic and industry experience. It is our mission to treat every person we encounter with wholehearted integrity and dedication.

All applicants are encouraged to apply directly on this page, or call 888.246.6066 for more information. Thank you for your interest in this position.

Job Type: Full-time


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Stuart, FL: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)


  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)


  • ESE Teaching: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Teaching Certificate or Eligibility (Gifted Endorsement) (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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