Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Special Education Teacher in Westminster, Colorado

Want to make an impact in a child's life? Looking to broaden your skill set?

Interested in a generous vacation package? Friendly co-workers?

Then Devereux Colorado may be the right fit for YOU!

Devereux Colorado is a residential treatment facility, and we are seeking a

Special Education Teacher

who will plan and implement academic and affective programming to students in our school with severe emotional and/or behavioral disabilities.

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 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 (S&PA) intervention standards.

Devereux Colorado was recognized as a National Association of Special Education Teachers School of Excellence for 2016-2017


Organization Profile

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health 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.

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.

Keywords: Teacher, SPED, Autistic, Science Teacher, Math Teacher, Residential Treatment, Counselor, Computer Teacher


To qualify, we require:

  • BS/BA in Education with SPED certification.

  • Math Endorsement Preferred but not required

  • Experience with Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support strategies required.