Special Education Teacher

Is special education your passion? If so, we’ve got the rewarding teaching opportunity you’ve been waiting for!

We are looking for an educator with a passion for helping children with special needs and an energetic drive to teach, guide, and lead.

Heartspring educators change lives one day at a time. By creating a fun, safe learning environment and providing attentive, individualized instruction, Heartspring teachers enable students to develop independence and discover their highest potential.


Heartspring school: An exceptional education experience

What distinguishes our residential school from others is its immersive, collaborative approach to learning. Our education system uses evidence-based practices based on the National Standards Project developed by the Autism Center. As such, Heartspring teachers work directly with school paraeducators, direct care staff, psychologists, speech-language pathologists, and occupational therapists to provide a well-rounded learning experience and improve all areas of a student’s life (including their mental, psychological, and physical wellbeing). 

Our residential school serves children ages five to 21 impacted by autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities.


Heartspring teachers are educational leaders 

As a special education teacher at Heartspring, you will be a leader in jumpstarting and molding our students’ success. Heartspring educators write students’ individualized education plans (IEPs) and work with a dedicated team of classroom paraprofessionals, therapists, and direct care staff to execute the plans. As educational leaders, Heartspring teachers also form part of professional committees to assist the school with improvements and accreditations.

Our teachers provide year-round instruction to children with low and high incidence disabilities (autism, sensory impairment, moderate to severe developmental, and behavioral challenges)– and we provide our teachers excellent professional and physical resources so that they can make a long-lasting positive impact in our students’ lives.


The ideal Heartspring educator is a kind, compassionate individual with open, proactive communication skills, a positive, energic attitude, excellent leadership skills, and a team-oriented mentality.

Candidates must have a degree in special education and a Kansas K-12 certification.

Preference will be given to candidates with:

  • A master’s degree in special education
  • Experience using applied behavior analysis (ABA) and structured learning
  • Experience writing individualized education plans (IEPs)
  • Experience utilizing Boardmaker
  • Adaptive and functional endorsements
  • Education experience teaching children with autism and other developmental disabilities

Additional or alternative education certifications (such as 6-12 certification, among others) will be considered if candidate is willing to obtain the necessary coursework while employed.


Our educators are offered competitive salaries based on education and experience. At the moment, we offer a $2,500 sign-on bonus.


Heartspring offers a generous benefit package including two weeks paid vacation, sick leave, insurance, and retirement plans. Benefits for licensed positions also include liability insurance, continuing education, licensure, and professional dues.


At Heartspring, we believe learning has no limits. Are you ready to become an education leader and help children find hope and opportunity in their lives?

Join our team today!

Heartspring is a drug-free campus.

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