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Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Certified English Teacher (grades 6th-12th) in Kennesaw, Georgia

Description

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 any of these questions, then consider joining Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health.

If you answered YES to any of these questions, then consider joining Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, for the 2021-2022 Academic School year!

Being an English Teacher at Devereux 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 well-being and safety of all students.

  • Classrooms equipped with SMART boards and educational learning supplies.

  • Teacher Loan Forgiveness eligibility - clickhereto learn more.

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

  • Best available, highest quality, low-cost benefit options – learn more atbenefits.devereux.org.

We are currently seeking an English Teacher for the 2021-2022 Academic School year with experience teaching in other areas of content, specifically, Math, Science and/or Social Studies, with a Special Education preference. Our classroom structure is designed to match students’ needs. Through an interdisciplinary approach, an individual plan is designed for each student. You will plan and implement therapeutic instructional programs for individuals served on campus who are living with emotional, mental and behavioral health challenges, under the direct supervision of the Principal.

Devereux Ackerman Academy is a school serving students in grades K-12. Ackerman Academy is accredited by Cognia (Formerly AdvancED). We provide a stimulating educational environment for children and youth while they are receiving the highest level mental health treatment. Our education personnel are highly qualified and certified by Georgia Professional Standards Commission. Many of our faculty and staff have multiple certifications to include Special Education and other content areas. Our classroom environment and instruction are designed to meet the needs of diverse learners.

Key words: science teacher, English, special education, teacher, school, education, behavioral health, high school, certified teacher, various content, math, Title 1, SPED, Day School, Private School, alternative school, PBIS, SPED, substitute teacher, IEP, teacher aide, Association of Approved Private Schools.

What is Devereux doing to support and protect the health and safety of our staff during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Devereux is committed to the health and safety of our staff. All Devereux centers have formal infectious-disease and emergency-management plans tailored to specifically address the unique aspects of communicable disease prevention including COVID-19. We adhere to all mandates and guidelines in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization and practice all protocols that protect the health and safety of our staff. To learn more of how Devereux is supporting and protecting our staff during the pandemic, please visithttps://jobs.devereux.org/#covid.

Qualifications

EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree required; Masters degree preferred. GAPSC Certification - Certified Teacher in the field of English Middle or High School required.

EXPERIENCE: Experience teaching various content (Math, Social Studies or English/Language Arts preferred); Grades 4-8 or 6-12 . Experience with Positive Behavioral Intervention and support strategies preferred. Previous experience working with children/adolescents with psychological, emotional and behavioral disorders, co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders, and/or conduct disorders preferred.

Other qualifications:

  • Valid Driver's License and Satisfactory Drug Screen and Background Check results.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Devereux requires all individuals interviewing for a position involving contact with children to complete The Diana Screen, a screening that assesses a candidate’s understanding of appropriate boundaries between adults and children.

The IDEAL candidate will... Be empathetic, a team player, energetic, creative, understand the theories of behavior management and positive reinforcement, and represent yourself as a positive role model; have a strong passion for working with and helping children and adolescents with behavioral differences.

Company Overview

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.

Our Mission: Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health changes lives – by unlocking and nurturing human potential for people living with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences.

We employ more than 7,500 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 Culture, Our Expectations

At Devereux, we strive to incorporate Servant Leadership into our culture and every aspect of our organizational framework. This is integrated into the delivery of quality programming for the individuals we serve, their families, and other stakeholders, as well as the development and empowerment of our employees. We offer challenging and exciting work, and our supportive team environment creates an empowering and positive atmosphere. To be successful in our work environment, you will put the needs of others first, and will feel called to serve, and called to lead. As a member of our team, you will support our commitment to cultural diversity and equity across all programs and services, and within all policies and employee practices.

We also believe diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) is fundamental to providing the highest quality of services. We will continuously engage in anti-racist work across our organization and strive to dismantle systemic and structural racism, starting with ourselves. We are deeply committed to racial justice and equity as an employer and as a healthcare provider. We denounce racism in all forms.

Competitive Salary and Benefits

In addition to a competitive salary, Devereux provides a comprehensive health and welfare program to eligible full-time employees, family members and domestic partners. Eligible employees are eligible to start benefits after 30 days of employment. In addition, we offer;

  • Medical (including telemedicine via phone, web, app), dental, prescription drug, preventative care, and mental health services.

  • Student loan debt assistance.

  • Generous time-off, 403(b) retirement plan with matching benefit, and voluntary/employee paid supplemental life and accident coverage.

  • Employee assistance / work-life balance program.

Visitbenefits.devereux.orgto see why we are a great place to work!

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

Posted Date 2 weeks ago (5/28/2021 12:33 PM)

Requisition ID 2021-18110

Category Education

Position Type Full-Time

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