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Special Education Teacher  (Full Time)
Location: San Diego, CA
Program: Stein Education Center - Special Education


Vista Hill is all about serving people. As a dynamic community-based organization, we develop and maintain a diverse array of quality services and programs throughout San Diego County. Our programs range from brief early intervention and preventive work with youth experiencing challenges, to treatment with school age kids, to long-term special education and training for individuals with developmental disabilities. We can be found assisting families in very difficult situations in many of our communities large and small, rural and suburban. You will see our caring staff working with challenging populations that most other agencies shy away from in areas that are conveniently located to the people we serve.

At Vista Hill we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.



The Sam and Rose Stein Education Center serves students ages 5 to 22 that have Developmental Disabilities who are unable to attend public schools. The work environment is challenging but rewarding. We are a caring organization with room for advancement.



The Teacher works under the supervision of the Director of Education to provide instruction in the classroom assigned. An example of other tasks include:

  • Provide appropriate effective educational programs for students assigned to the classroom.
  • Create appropriate and effective behavioral programs for assigned students.
  • Maintain educational and behavioral records for each student in the class.
  • Prepare reports for each student as required.
  • Supervise, train and discipline the classroom aides assigned to the teacher.
  • Maintain staff records.
  • Prepare student progress reports and IEPs as needed.
  • Work cooperatively with other teachers to review behavior management strategies and share educational programming ideas.
  • Maintain communication with parents, guardians, group home personnel, school district personnel and other involved parties.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant laws and Department of Education requirements.
  • Prepare for the certification reviews by the California Department of Education.



  • Credential in Special Education Moderate - Severe
  • Experience with students with developmental disabilities
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • Physical ability to assist in emergency situations
  •  COVID 19 vaccine requirements



Full Time - Monday thru Friday




$67,808 to start. May be increased based on experience and education.

Current Vista Hill employees in this job title for 2023 are paid $67,808 - $93,600.. 



This position receives employer-paid benefits, including medical, dental, vision, paid time off (vacation and sick leave), paid holidays, and employer-paid pension.