Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Special Education Teacher in West Chester, Pennsylvania

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!

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Join Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health!

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 has its advantages

As a Devereux teacher, 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, animal care therapy, yoga, drama, life-skills and more

Competitive salary and benefits

In addition to a competitive salary, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health provides a comprehensive health and wellness program to eligible full-time employees, family members and domestic partners. Our health and wellness programs include medical, dental, prescription drug, preventative care, mental health services and an employee assistance / work-life balance program. In addition, we offer generous time-off policies and a 403(b) retirement plan, along with voluntary/employee paid vision, supplemental life and accident coverage to full-time employees.*

Devereux PA Children’s IDD Services , located in West Chester, Pennsylvania, provides a variety of assessment, treatment, and educational services to male and female children and adolescents (6-21 years of age) with diagnoses of intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and concomitant psychiatric and behavioral challenges. Services are provided in residential programs, specialized treatment foster care homes, an approved private school, and an Autism Assessment Center. Assessment and interventions are based on best practice standards for the clinical populations served. Research, quality improvement, and training activities at the CIDDS are also supported by our national Institute of Clinical and Professional Training and Research in Villanova, Pennsylvania.

The overarching goal of Devereux CIDDS is to provide services to support the development of necessary skills so that each referred individual can maximize his/her potential and live as productive, socially connected, and personally fulfilled member of his or her community.**

Special Education Teacher Responsibilities include:

  • 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. IE: 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.

Keywords: Teacher, Special Education, Autism, Applied Behavior Analysis

About Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is one of the largest and most advanced behavioral healthcare organizations in the country. Informed by the latest advancements in science and medicine, we combine evidence-based interventions with compassionate family engagement to help change lives. We were founded in 1912 by special education pioneer, Helena Devereux. Today, Devereux is 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.

We employ more than 7,000 staff and operate 15 centers in 13 states. We offer a comprehensive national network of clinical, therapeutic, educational, and employment programs and services that positively impact the lives of tens of thousands of children, adults and their families every year.

Our outstanding employees

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health offers challenging and exciting work that positively impacts the lives of thousands of individuals, their families, and the community, each year. Our employees – especially those who work directly with the individuals in our care (that means our teachers!) – are this organization’s most valuable resource.

At Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, our employees are proud to live and demonstrate our organization’s mission: to unlock and nurture human potential for people with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences.

Note: It is the intent of Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health to continue to offer these benefits; however, we reserve the right to change or stop them at any time, with or without notice.

Requirements

To qualify, we require:

  • BS/BA in education with SPED certification.

  • Experience with Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support strategies required.