Reach Cyber Charter School ( learn more )

Harrisburg or Remote, Pennsylvania ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3943478
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : June 23, 2022
  • Starting Date: August 24, 2022

Job Description

To apply, please visit  Reach's Website



Title:  Teacher - Life Skills Support


Salary Structure / Grade:  Instructional / TCH


Status (FLSA):  10-month, Exempt, Salaried

Work Arrangement:  Work from home

Reporting Relationships:

  1. Ascending: Assistant Director of Special Education or Supervisor of Special Education
  2. Descending: 

Position Summary:  

The Life Skills Support Teacher will manage instructional programs for students with special needs. Through use of the telephone, Internet and various curriculum tools. They will consult regularly with learning coaches and students to ensure each child successfully completes their instructional program. The Life Skills Support Teacher will participate in all steps of the IEP process.  They will work closely with other teachers and school professionals to ensure the school’s special education program is successful and operating in compliance with federal and state regulations. The Life Skills Support Teacher will utilize technology to deliver virtual instruction.   

The Life Skills Support Teacher will be responsible for the successful completion of the following tasks:

  • Manage and provide instructional guidance, virtual teaching and general strategies for a caseload of students;
  • Develop, write and help implement IEPs;
  • Evaluate tests and assessments, complete report cards and conduct parent conferences;
  • Communicate regularly with parent’s/learning coaches of students with special needs to insure their IEP goals are being met, and that their needs are addressed in a timely and appropriate fashion;
  • Consult with teachers and coordinate the implementation of specially designed instruction as defined in the IEP regarding students with specific needs and potential learning issues;
  • Provide direct services to students including services delivered through web-conferencing software, as needed;
  • Schedule, organize and conduct IEP related meetings in a virtual environment, as needed;
  • Participate in the school’s Student Support Team; help teachers and learning coaches develop and implement program modifications and strategies for all students;
  • Assist, as needed, with the organization and proper implementation of all paperwork, documentation and procedures for the IEP process;
  • Assist with locating service providers for students needing related services as mandated by their IEPs;
  • Assist with negotiating and executing contracts with service providers for students requiring such services;
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date data in the school’s Learning Management System and special education software;
  • Work with school administrators and regular education teachers to ensure students with moderate to severe disabilities have equitable opportunities; 
  • Provide students opportunities to have functional curriculum embed into their core instruction;
  • Assist students in preparing for their post-secondary outcomes, including linking students to agencies, paid employment opportunities and other appropriate activities or training to support post-secondary outcomes;
  • Assist with administering state testing and coordinate the special adaptations required based on the IEP;
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum Education/Certification: 
    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Special Education or relevant subject matter
    • Appropriately certified to teach in Pennsylvania
    • Appropriately certified to teach Special education
    • Possesses all PDE required clearances for school-based personnel 


  • Experience Requirements: 
    • Cyber teaching experience is preferred, but not required
    • Experience in policy (IDEA) and/or administration with Special Education preferred.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Ability to effectively disseminate information, both orally and in writing to all stakeholders
  • Knowledge of web-based applications and data management systems
  • Proficient in MS Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Proficiency in computer applications, specifically Google environments.
  • Customer focused approach with a high degree of flexibility
  • Work well in fast paced environment with a team player track record

Essential Functions / Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Must reside in the state of Pennsylvania
  • Ability to pass the background checks required for all school employees in Pennsylvania.
  • This position could include limited travel and could include limited overnight travel. 

Tools/Equipment Used:

  • School issued laptop
  • Microsoft Suite 

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to stand, bend, stoop, sit, lift, reach, communicate (vision, hearing, and speech), carry or convey sufficient weight to safely and effectively carry out functions, duties, and responsibilities
  • Ability to independently ambulate
  • Ability to travel to and from assigned work locations without employer support
  • Able to independently read, write, speak, and comprehend the English language
  • Ability to work every Monday through Friday during normal work hours, as well as frequent extended hours and attendance at scheduled evening meetings

To apply, please visit  Reach's Website

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Special Education > Life Skills
  • Job Requirements

    • No experience required

    Contact Information

    • Hillary Kinney
    • 750 East Park Drive Suite 204
    • Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17111

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