SpEd Professional Learning Specialist

Do you love developing and coaching special educators? Do you want to help build new pathways into the education profession?

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Must be located in Los Angeles or San Francisco Bay Area
Do you love developing and coaching special educators? Do you want to help build new pathways into the education profession? If your answer to these questions is yes, Scoot Education could be a great fit for you.
You may not have heard of Scoot, so let us tell you a little about who we are, what we do, and why. We are an education staffing company, seven years old in the US. We are a mission & values-led organization, our ‘why’ being to create exceptional experiences in education. We specialize in staffing educators for a wide variety of roles in schools, and get up every morning striving to place the right educator into the right classroom.
Check out our websites to learn more

  • https://scoot.education/about/
  • https://teachstart.com/about-us/

Since our 2017 establishment in LA, we have grown to have twelve offices, and operate across nine states.

Perks of working at Scoot:

  • Be part of an organization committed to education
  • Startup culture where our core values drive our behaviors
  • Small team means your ideas & opinions matter
  • Provision of medical, vision, dental insurance
  • Flexible time off
  • Incentive programs for exceeding expectations
  • Modern office: think standing desks and Macs
  • Awesome collaborative workspace

The opportunity:
We’re seeking a Special Education Professional Learning Specialist to play a critical role in scaling Scoot’s Special Education and Support Staff initiatives by designing and leading best-in-class training for our educators. We are looking for a seasoned teacher-educator who is excited about preparing hundreds of new educators to enter classrooms as paraprofessionals, behavior interventionists, substitute teachers, etc. and supporting them along their journey.

When does the role start?
July 2024

You’ll work on:

Professional Learning Design and Delivery

  • Lead design and implementation of special education training for substitute teachers, paraprofessionals, behavior interventionists, and other roles that Scoot staffs for schools
  • Facilitate high-quality, inclusive learning experiences for Scoot educators during their program training and professional development, including compelling learning activities to support the development of educator skills and mindsets
  • Consistently revise session materials with learning activities and compelling course content that supports the development of effective educators
  • Drive educator participants learning and mastery of content through opportunities for practice and application
  • Measure and monitor program effectiveness in order to drive continual improvement
  • Personalize training for specific clients with high volume requests
  • Lead Foundations Training (seasonal) and ongoing professional development sessions for TeachStart and other general education training modules
  • Design and facilitate training content for external audiences as needed

Special Education & Support Leadership

  • Lead implementation of paraprofessional level 1 and level 2 microcredentials
  • Remain up to date on California NPA training regulations and other state special education support regulations as necessary to design and deliver compliant training
  • Obtain and maintain QBS Safety-Care trainer certification, lead Safety-Care training/retraining for Scoot educators
  • Serve as Behavior Intervention Development (BID) lead, coaching BIIs in their school settings and delivering responsive ongoing professional development
  • Manage relevant training vendors including educator completion (i.e. AB1172 California Positive Behavior Intervention Training, First Aid, CPR)


  • 5+ years as a PK-12 teacher, with at least 2 years of special education experience
  • 3+ years of experience leading professional learning for educators/adult learners, ideally as a school leader, professor, or professional learning facilitator


  • Comfort and adaptability in using technology including virtual facilitation
  • Demonstrated ability with teaching and coaching educators as they learn the foundations of special education, working with students with disabilities, and classroom culture
  • Fluency with facilitating content related to culturally responsive pedagogical practices, creating inclusive classrooms, supporting diverse learners, and building relationships with students
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships with racially and linguistically diverse teammates and educators, both within and across lines of identity difference
  • Strong emotional intelligence and great decision-making skills
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and adaptability to support quickly growing programs

You’ll stand out if:

  • Special education teaching certification
  • Master’s degree in special education, learning design or a related field
  • Experience teaching and leading in California public school districts’

Salary: $80,000-$100,000

Scoot Education is an equal opportunity employer and service provider and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, political affiliation or belief, or any other protected class. We are committed to the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment and are dedicated to making employment decisions based on merit and value, for ourselves, our educators, our school partners, and for the local communities in which we operate.


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