The Devereux Glenholme School is seeking a dedicated professional to join our team as a Long-Term Substitute Special Education Teacher. Located in Washington, CT, the Glenholme School is a therapeutic boarding school for students, ages ten to young adults. The program provides a positive atmosphere designed to build competence for students to thrive socially and academically. Our comprehensive learning environment supports the success of students with high functioning autism spectrum disorders including Asperger's, ADHD, OCD, Tourette, depression, anxiety and various learning differences.
Under the direction of the Principal, the Long-Term Substitute Special Education Teacher will:
- Plan and develop dynamic plans and activities designed to foster student engagement. Adapt course outlines, and provide the level of support needed by each student through the development and delivery of a flexible structure and classroom design. Ensure that the classroom curriculum meets the physical, emotional, creative and educational needs of assigned students.
- Conduct assessments in accordance with Glenholme School procedures, and to ensure compliance with the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) process. Evaluate students' interests, skills, and learning styles in order to prescribe suitable programming; and, assess and document students' progress in meeting educational and social goals.
- Instructs assigned students, individually and in groups, and in accordance with each student's Individualized Education Plan. Recommend changes in students' programming as necessary.
- Provide case management services to identified students by providing them with educational information, facilitating future planning, and conducting strategy assessments.
- Establish a classroom environment conducive to maximum academic and social learning by maintaining order in the classroom, and by guiding students to socially appropriate behavior. Observe and document students' progress and behavior in accordance with established procedures.
- Communicate effectively and professionally with students, educational and boarding faculty, parents / guardians, agency personnel, students' school districts personnel, and related community contacts.
- Serve as an integral and active member of the students' treatment team.
Devereux is a leading non profit behavioral health organization that supports many of the most underserved and vulnerable members of our communities. Founded in 1912 by Helena Devereux, we operate a comprehensive national network of clinical, therapeutic, educational, and employment programs and services that positively impact the lives of tens of thousands of individuals and families every year. We help empower children and adults with intellectual, emotional, developmental, and behavioral challenges to lead fulfilling and rewarding lives. Our Philosophy of Care operates under the core principles of Individualized Services; Effective and Accountable Services; and Positive, Behavioral Approaches.
The primary purpose of Devereux is to provide quality service to those entrusted to our care by their families, guardians, agencies, and other designated parties. The most critical resource we have to accomplish this task is our employees. No intervention can be implemented without the assistance of competent employees who are physically and mentally prepared to carry out this tremendous responsibility.
For this reason, in addition to a competitive salary, Devereux provides a comprehensive health and welfare benefits program to eligible full-time employees, family members, and domestic partners. Health and welfare programs include medical, dental, prescription drug, preventative care, mental health services, and an Employee Assistance / Work Life Balance Program, as well as generous time-off policies, and a 403 B retirement plan. Additionally, voluntary, employee paid, Vision and Supplemental Life Insurance are available to FT employees.
**It is the intent of Devereux to continue to offer these benefits; however, we reserve the right to change or stop them at any time, with or without notice.
Keywords: special education, SPED, teacher, substitute, long-term sub, secondary education
Bachelor's degree in education with SPED certification.
Experience with Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support strategies required.