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Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Teacher- Emergency Certification in West Chester, Pennsylvania


Do you have a Bachelor's degree and have an interest in being a teacher? Do you want to work with children in a classroom setting as a teacher? 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, then consider joining the Devereux team as a Emergency Certified Teacher!

We are currently seeking candidates with bachelor's degrees who are interested in becoming Emergency Certified Special Education Teachers.As a Emergency Certified Teacher you must be comfortable working with children with disabilities and challenging behaviors proving classroom instruction and support. This unique position at our approved private school in West Chester is a year round (52 week) Monday-Friday 8am-4pm.

Every day as a Emergency Certified Teacher you will...

  • Ensure all students are safe in your classroom

  • Provide daily instruction that aligns with the needs of the students and curriculum standards

  • Redirect inappropriate behaviors and ensure the classroom is a positive learning environment

  • implement PBIS strategies and reward positive behaviors

  • work with other dedicated education professionals who share your passion for helping individuals in need and delivering a high quality of education.

You will be offered:

  • A multi-disciplinary supportive environment - great for those new to the field!

  • The opportunity to see different classrooms and work with children with various diagnoses.

  • Teacher loan forgiveness eligibility

  • A supportive teaching environment - small classes and small ratios.

  • Staff throughout school use a strengths-based approach emphasizing positive behavioral supports (PBIS).

  • Benefit eligibility after 30 days of employment (1st day of the 1st pay period after 30 days)

  • ASCEND - Career Accelerator Program

  • Sign-On Bonus= $2,000 (Sign on bonus for external applicants only)

Pay rates:

  • Emergency Certified Special Education Teacher

  • 52 Week position: $58,604/yr [West Chester]

Devereux’s Approved Private Schools offer high quality, innovative special education programs that work in tandem with families and school districts to ensure that students can return to their local schools and communities with the tools they will need to succeed. Children and young adults may come to Devereux as a day student, or as a part of residential treatment. Each student has an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP), which outlines goals for skill development and the best strategies by which the student can reach his/her goals. A multi-disciplinary team, including the individual’s parent(s) or guardian, regularly reviews the plan to discuss challenges, progress and adjustments to goals as appropriate. The Brandywine School offer education curriculum to children functioning at all grade levels. A multi-sensory educational strategy is used at all schools, employing traditional instruction, hands-on and independent learning, as well as technology, to individualize a student’s progress in all academic areas, particularly math and reading. The transition from school to career, and all of the necessary interrelated skills, are a main focus of the school program.A primary focus throughout the program is the philosophy of Program-Wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PW-PBIS), a program-wide system of care that promotes and rewards positive behaviors, and prevents negative behaviors, to create safe, supportive living environments.

Devereux Pennsylvania Children’s Services (DPACS) center serves children, adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorders, intellectual and developmental disabilities, behavioral, emotional and psychiatric challenges and disorders. Located in West Chester and Malvern Pennsylvania, services provided include psychiatric residential treatment (PRTF), residential treatment (RTF), acute inpatient psychiatric hospital (AIP), assessment services, community-based mental health services, community-based employment training and social skills training, and approved private school educational services to male and female children and adolescents (6-21 years of age) with diagnoses of intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, concomitant psychiatric and behavioral challenges often associated with experiencing some level of trauma in their lives. A primary focus throughout the program is the philosophy of Program-Wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PW-PBIS), a program-wide system of care that promotes and rewards positive behaviors, and prevents negative behaviors, to create safe, supportive living environments. Each year, more than 1,000 children and adolescents receive specialized care, in the environment best suited to the unique challenges they face, all with the goal of providing each child with the academic, social, emotional and life skills needed to flourish in their home community.



EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree. Emergency certification available.

EXPERIENCE: Special Education Teacher, Para Professional, 1:1, Teacher Assistant experience with an IDD/Autism/MH/BH population preferred

Devereux has a zero-tolerance policy for abuse and maintains policies and procedures to systematically reduce the risk of abuse to occur in our organization. Devereux fosters a culture of reporting abuse, and will cooperate with the authorities to the fullest extent possible.

Posted Date 2 weeks ago (11/17/2023 2:29 AM)

Requisition ID 2023-33883

Category Education

Position Type Full-Time

Remote No

The employment policies of Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health 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.