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Education Specialist - Moderate to Severe

Point Quest, Inc. Sacramento, CA

  • Posted: 19 days ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Valid CA Special Education Credential (Intern, Preliminary, Clear, Level 1, Level 2 acceptable)

Who We Are: Point Quest Education is a community of life-long learners who respect the individual needs of our students. Point Quest believes that everyone deserves to learn in a safe, caring and supportive environment fostered by integrity and positive relationships with students and staff. High expectations for success are sought through appropriate instruction and intervention, which allows for individual differences and learning styles.

Why Should you Apply?

  • Competitive pay
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Benefits
  • 401(k) with a company match
  • Vacation for full-time employees
  • Sick pay
  • Flexible schedules
  • Team environment
  • Excellent growth and advancement opportunities

Location: We are seeking a Mod/Severe Educational Specialist for our Depot Campus in Sacramento, CA.

PURPOSE OF POSITION: The purpose of the position is to educate and maintain students in the assigned classroom. Teachers are expected to engage and support all students in learning and create and maintain an effective and safe environment for all students.


  • The development of effective lesson plans which are to be turned in each Friday for the following week. Lesson plans should account for various student levels within the classroom as well as procedures for assessing knowledge and the content standard the lesson strives to address. Specific curriculum used should be included as well as the Common Core State Standards to be addressed.
  • Supervision and direction of paraprofessionals assigned to the classroom. Program Supervisors and Site Administrator(s) will share in the supervision of the staff assigned; however, it is the teacher’s primary responsibility while in the classroom setting.
  • Implementation of the school-wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) program. This includes oversight of the classroom’s tracking of behavior points, student store, and communication with parents/guardians. It is the teacher’s responsibility to ensure that behavioral data is taken every day on every student and documented within Point Quest’s database.
  • Maintaining a classroom, which focuses on student engagement and safety. This includes demonstrating the implementation of the behavior plan, modification of state-adopted curriculum, as well as strategies for effectively teaching students with a variety of disabilities.
  • Attend IEP meetings for the students assigned to the classroom. Updates are to be written for each student’s annual IEP in coordination with the school district of attendance. All IEP updates (Present Levels, BIP, ITP, and Goals) are to be entered into SEIS 7 days prior to the scheduled meeting.
  • School Beautification. This includes general bulletin boards as well as student work being posted in the classroom. Bulletin boards are to be refreshed approximately every month.
  • Model appropriate behavior and social interactions with all students and staff.
  • Work in a collaborative manner with other staff and outside agencies to effectively educate each student.
  • Planning instruction and designing learning experiences for all students based on data. Summative assessments should be completed with each student no less than three times per year.
  • Professional Development. All teachers at Point Quest participate in ongoing professional development activities. These include but are not limited to twice-monthly teacher’s meetings, and monthly all-staff training. Teachers are encouraged to participate in other professional development activities outside of Point Quest.
  • Communication with parents is made on a weekly basis in addition to any communication regarding a specific behavior incident. The phone call should be made to let the parent/guardian know how their student is progressing.
  • All behavior emergency interventions are documented and a BER is to be completed. A phone call is to be made home prior to the end of the school day.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Confidentiality
  • Adherence to Company policies and procedures
  • Accurate work product
  • Timeliness in completing assignments
  • Positive team attitude
  • Taking initiative in unassigned tasks
  • Staff development and training
  • Improved personal professional growth and education
  • Demonstration of good decision making
  • Positive customer service attitude and communications
  • Excellent attendance and punctuality


  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree with training and 2 – 5 years of experience working with students with learning and or social-emotional needs.
  • Valid CA Special Education Credential (Intern, Preliminary, Clear, Level 1, Level 2 acceptable)
  • Master’s degree in special education strongly recommended.
  • Requires experience in special education and an Educational Specialist Credential in the area of Mild/Moderate or Moderate/Severe disabilities depending on the classroom assignment.
  • Experience running a special day class and implementing curriculum and behavior interventions in a related and/or relevant setting is also requested.
  • DOJ/FBI Live Scan Background & TB Clearance
  • Pro-Act, CPI, and/or CPR certification helpful
  • Working knowledge of standard business practices and procedures
  • Computer-literate; knowledge of standard company software applications, internet
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills with ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Problem-solving ability and proven accuracy with detailed information
  • Proficient written and verbal English language communication skills, including business writing and professional telephone manner
  • Reliability, dependability, and flexibility


  • Occasional exposure to dust, pollen, and fumes
  • Requires frequent reaching, handling, sitting, standing, walking, hearing, talking, stooping, bending, crouching, kneeling, running, carrying, and lifting 50 or more lbs.
  • Must be able to see and hear within normal range with or without correction.
  • The noise intensity level is moderate to high


Please refer to our Code of Conduct regarding the following:

  • Cell Phone Usage
  • Dress Code Policy
  • Professional Demeanor
  • Professional Demeanor

*This job description reflects management's assignment of essential job functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned

PQI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers all qualified applicants regardless of race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or other classification protected by law.

Point Quest, Inc.


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