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Shelter Care Teacher & Associate

Shelter Care Educational Program Careers

Shelter Care Teacher 

Job Description 

  • Provides for an appropriate educational program for each child living in a licensed shelter or detention facility 
  • Coordinates with schools, AEAs and Shelter Care staff as necessary to develop an appropriate education program for each student 
  • Provides a safe, secure and supportive learning environment conducive to learning for all students 
  • Serves as an advocate for all children and youth 

Education & Experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree from an education program and ability to be licensed as a teacher in the state of Iowa 
  • Successful teaching experience in special and general education 
  • Special education endorsement: Instructional Strategist I or II 
  • Be appropriately licensed/certified by the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners 

Salary 

  • Full-time with a bachelor’s degree working 192 days a year: starting salary of $44,813 or $31.12 an hour
  • Top of pay range: $85,917 at the doctorate level

Shelter Care Teacher Associate 

Job Description 

  • Provides support services to teachers and students in AEA shelter/ detention classrooms, under the direction of a licensed teacher 
  • Works with students individually and in small groups to support their educational progress 
  • Assists with the preparation and maintenance of instructional materials and activities 
  • Serves as an advocate for all children and youth 

Education & Experience 

  • Two years post-secondary education or paraeducator certification required 
  • Post-secondary degree in education and/or social services preferred 
  • Successful experience working with at-risk students preferred 

Salary 

  • Full-time working 199 days a year: starting salary of $30,387 or $20.36 an hour

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