Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Special Ed Teacher - (Summers Off) in Malvern, Pennsylvania

Are you looking for a supportive teaching environment with low student-teacher ratios and the ability to make a significant impact on student outcomes? Do you want to join a multi-disciplinary team with a strengths-based approach, emphasizing applied behavior analysis and positive behavior supports?

If you answered YES to either of these questions, then consider joining Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Teaching Team!

As a Teacher at Devereux's Mapleton Schoom in Malvern, PA, you will work with other dedicated education professionals who share your passion for helping individuals in need.

We offer:

  • Greater autonomy and flexibility with teaching plans; fewer state mandates

  • Assignment of a teacher’s assistant to your classroom to help maintain the physical, emotional wellbeing and safety of all students

  • Classrooms equipped with SMART boards and educational learning supplies

  • Unique programs that go beyond basic academic curriculum, such as: art therapy, drama, music, life-skills and more

Devereux's Mapleton Day School provides education for students in grades K-12, and is specialized to serve individuals with Emotional Disturbances, Learning Disabilities, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Our school typically enrolls between 50 and 80 students. Our Teacher to Student ratio is a maximum 12:1, with one teaching assistant in each classroom.

As a Teacher at Devereux, you will plan and implement effective instruction to assigned students by planning and preparing lesson plans, establishing a supportive learning environment, delivering instruction, assessing student progress, and providing guidance for support staff.

Additional responsibilities include the following, but are not limited to:

  • Prepares lesson plans to include content and instructional goals, incorporating student knowledge and abilities based on test scores and state standards.

  • Instructs students in academic areas by engaging students in learning, using a variety of presentation techniques, teaching relevant content, providing specific and timely feedback to students, and assessing progress.

  • Utilizes appropriate and approved therapeutic interaction skills with clients (e.g., New Directions techniques in areas to include praise, making requests, warnings, and facilitating transitions) and School-Wide Positive Behavior Support.

  • Provides guidance and direction to support staff by sharing information, delegating responsibilities, providing feedback and training, and engaging staff in planning and scheduling tasks and activities.

  • Effectively communicates student progress to parents/guardians and home school district, responds to parental concerns and engages the family in the instructional process.

  • Develops standards based IEP's and completes all documentation effectively and in a timely manner (i.e. report cards, progress notes/reports, ESI's). etc.

  • Utilizes crisis physical intervention techniques appropriate to the degree of threat to the safety of the student and others and in accordance with Devereux's Safe and Positive Approaches intervention standards.

Devereux Offers Excellent Benefits!

Check them out -

http://learn.devereux.org/benefits

. Great time off, medical better than most, pension plan with employer match, domestic partner coverage, and so much more!

Additional Details

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.

Organizational Profile

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is one of the largest and most advanced behavioral healthcare organizations in the country. We have a unique model that connects the latest scientific and medical advancements to practical, effective interventions in the treatment of behavioral health. We were founded in 1912 by one of the first pioneers in the field, Helena Devereux. Today, we are a national nonprofit partner for individuals, families, schools and communities, serving many of the most vulnerable members of our society in areas of autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, specialty mental health, and child welfare.

Requirements

Education & Experience:

Bachelors degree with PA Special Education Certification. Elementary Ed Certification preferred as well. Experience as a Special Education Teacher strongly preferred.**

Physical Requirements:

Significant amounts of walking, sitting, and standing. Some lifting and/or managing resistance required related to applying physical intervention techniques – upwards of 75-100 lbs. or more. Some repetitive wrist/hand movements, normal hearing and vision. Occasional use of computers and office equipment. Occasional driving of Devereux vehicles for business purposes. Ability to meet 100% mastery of Safe and Positive Approaches (SPA) techniques.**

About the Organization: The employment policies of Devereux are to recruit and hire qualified employees without discrimination because of race, religion, creed, color, age, sex, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, disability, veteran status, communication ability, gender identity or expression or sexual orientation and to treat them equally with respect to compensation and opportunities for advancement - including upgrading, promotion and transfer - consistent with individual skills and the needs of Devereux.

EOE Statement: We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We will consider applicants for this position without regard to any category protected by applicable federal, state or local law, including but not limited to race, religion, sex, color, age, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, national origin, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or uniform service member status.

Devereux is a drug-free workplace, drug testing required. EOE