Special Education Instructor (SOAR-ABE)

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Salary commensurate with experience



Start Date


Application Deadline



301 Main Street
Upper Level
United States


This position provides basic skills instruction to adult students with low literacy and math scores (below 5th grade level) and a Individual Education Plan (IEP). The goal is to increase the literacy and math scores of said students to facilitate transition to additionally available training opportunities (e.g., Basic Skills Instruction - Level II, Pre-GED & GED).


  • Plan and deliver daily lessons based on curricula that integrates basic math, reading and writing skills to adult learners.
  • Knowledge of the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) and ability to administer - Preferred not Required
  • Work towards increasing students' literacy and numeracy skills by a minimum of one (1) National Reporting System - Educational Functioning Level (NRS), as measured by the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)
  • Understand and apply current research-based strategies for classroom instruction
  • Correct students' work and provide with feedback
  • Perform basic attendance and accounting of student timesheets


  • Submit weekly lesson plans to Program Director for approval
  • Attend administrative, education, program, and operations meetings, as scheduled
  • Supervise Classroom Aides when assigned, ensuring services are adequately utilized
  • Perform other related duties as requested by the Program Director


  • Degree in Education (NJ State Teaching Certification in Special Education Required)
  • Minimum of 2 to 3 years teaching experience
  • Experience with building and designing curriculums
  • Excellent verbal, written communication skills
  • Familiarity with the Work First New Jersey System, as well as the TANF, GA & SNAP populations*
  • General computer literacy, including knowledge of Microsoft Office applications

*TABE® is the most comprehensive and reliable academic assessment product in adult basic education. Educators use TABE testing to provide a solid foundation for effectively assessing the skills and knowledge of adult learners.

*Work First New Jersey participants characteristically face one or more barriers that may interfere with their participation in employment related activities and prohibit long-term attachment to the labor market. These students typically face challenges related to homelessness, substance abuse, mental health, language barriers, criminal history, childcare, and transportation.

*TANF - Temporary Assistance for Needy Families | GA - General Assistance | SNAP - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program


  1. Health Coverage (i.e., Primary Care, Dental & Vision - Employee ONLY) - (Post 90-day Probationary Period)
  2. Two-weeks Paid Vacation
  3. Fourteen Paid Holidays
  4. Paid Sick Leave
  5. 403-B Pension Plan (Post-1-Year of Employment)

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to the attention of Quayshaela Davis, Program Director, Next Step Workforce Development Program.

If hired, an eligible candidate can begin employment sooner than the posted start date.