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Vacancy Title:    Instructional Specialist (School Term Position)

Job Order Number:   9950728


Domicile Location:   Springfield      

Section/Office:  Green Valley State School / Missouri Schools for the Severely Disabled

Salary:   $33,456

Deadline:   December 20, 2013





Bachelor’s Degree.


Missouri Teaching Certificate in an area of special education.  Certification in severely developmentally disabled is preferred.


Five years of successful teaching in a special education instructional setting.


Experience with students with severe disabilities is preferred. 


(Other qualifications and experience, which in the opinion of the Commissioner of Education meet the requirements of the position may be accepted in lieu of the above.)






Regularly visits each school in assigned area to assess quality of instructional services provided.


Consult with staff regarding instructional program planning for implementation of appropriate educational services.


Demonstrate instructional techniques and strategies.


Research, develop, write, present, and evaluate staff development activities for professional and support staff.


Participate in review and revision of the MSSD curriculum.


Consult with school districts or private agencies on appropriate educational services for students with severe disabilities.


Participate in IEP conferences and staffing meetings when requested by Building Administrator


Communicate effectively in both oral and written forms, using correct grammar, punctuation, clarity and consistency of thought.


Maintain confidentiality of parent, student and staff personally identifiable information.


Maintain CPR certification at the level determined by the American Heart Association or Red Cross as Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers.


Completes assignments in a timely fashion complying with established deadlines.


Itinerant travel may be assigned as needed.


Participate in staff development activities to keep skills current. 


Travel for training and staff meetings.


Perform other duties as assigned.





Complete a DESE application online at http://www.dese.mo.gov/divadm/humanres/documents/Employment_Application_2005.pdf.  Please attach a scanned copy of your transcripts with the application.  You will receive an e-mail confirmation when your application is received online.  

NOTE: If a college degree is a requirement for this position, transcripts MUST be submitted with the application in order to be considered for employment.  Failure to include transcripts (when required for the position) with your application will eliminate the application from the review process.


We do not keep applications on file to submit for other vacant positions.   You must submit an application for each vacant position you are applying for. 


BENEFITS (For a Full-Time Position)


ANNUAL LEAVE:  Accrue 10 hours per month for new full-time employees, longer term State employees can earn more. Prorated leave for part-time employees in eligible positions.


SICK LEAVE:  Accrue 10 hours per month.  Prorated leave for part-time employees in eligible positions.


HOLIDAYS:  12 holidays per year.


RETIREMENT:  Coverage provided through the Missouri State Employees Retirement System (MOSERS).


LIFE INSURANCE:  Term life insurance coverage, equal to one times employee's annual salary, through the Missouri State Employees Retirement System.


OPTIONAL LIFE INSURANCE:  Optional term life insurance available with maximum coverage of six times member’s annual salary.  Plans are also offered for spouse and dependents. Premiums paid by employee.


CAFETERIA PLAN:  Easy tax savings on employee’s cost for qualified payroll-deducted insurance plans, medical care, and dependent care.


HEALTH PLANS:  Employer-paid/subsidized plans available the first day of the following month after employment.


DENTAL PLANS:  Delta Dental insurance coverage is available.


VISION PLAN:  Vision Service Plan (VSP) is available. 


DEFERRED COMPENSATION:  A payroll deduction deferred compensation plan available to defer taxes until retirement by investing in mutual funds and a fixed income account is currently provided.




Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer


Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you have special needs addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact Human Resources at (573) 751-9619, through Missouri Relay System at (800) 735-2966, or via email at hr@dese.mo.gov.    

To Our Applicants with Disabilities:  For assistance with any phase of the Department process, please notify the Director of Human Resources at (573) 751-9619.  Reasonable attempts will be made to accommodate special needs.

TTY/TDD users:  Relay Missouri service (800) 735-2966.






The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, or disability in its programs and activities. Inquiries related to Department employment practices may be directed to the Jefferson State Office Building, Human Resources Director, 8th floor, 205 Jefferson Street, P.O. Box 480, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102-0480; telephone number (573) 751-9619 or TYY (800) 735-2966.