Requirements: CSDE certification in Comprehensive Special Education (#065, #165 or #265)
Under the direction of the Director of Education and Student Services, the Academic Teacher plans and provides for appropriate educational experiences for adolescent male students within a therapeutic residential setting. The Academic Teacher will evaluate and assess student progress to ensure alignment with their Individual Education Program (IEP) and will create a flexible program and learning environment that the will allow students to succeed.
The Connecticut Junior Republic’s (CJR) mission is to provide care, treatment, education and family support for at-risk, special needs and troubled young people so they can become productive and fulfilled members of their communities.
The REGIONS residential treatment program is a 6-8 bed facility that serves adolescent males ages 14 to 19 under juvenile court supervision. The program provides a home-like environment with a therapeutic, trauma-informed, culturally responsive, strengths-based and relationship-driven milieu. The staff of the REGIONS program is extensively trained to provide direct care and therapeutic support which emphasizes family engagement and empowerment and positive youth development opportunities.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1. Provide differentiated and integrated instruction in all academic content areas.
2. Use technology to assist in developing, providing and supporting instruction for special education students;
3. Develop, facilitate, evaluate, and interpret achievement testing and vocational aptitude examinations;
4. Collaborate with REGIONS staff personnel;
5. Assist in developing transition planning for students returning to the public school setting, workplace setting, and/or other educational programs;
6. Provide educational case management services for identified students as needed;
7. Act as a liaison between the academic classroom and residential program;
8. Be an active member on an interdisciplinary treatment team serving at risk and special needs students
9. Other duties as assigned by Director of Education & Student Services and/or REGIONS Program Director
10. Maintain professional competence by participating in staff development activities, curriculum development meetings, and other professional opportunities.
11. Regular and consistent attendance.
- Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate program for special education.
- CSDE certification in Comprehensive Special Education (#065, #165 or #265).
- Experience with teaching students in special education programs.
- Experience with developing a positive classroom culture/environment based on diverse student needs.
- Personal Effectiveness/Credibility.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
CJR recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law.
BENEFITS & CULTURE:
- CJR prides itself on offering competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package, an enjoyable working environment, and opportunities for career advancement.
- Vacation per school calendar
- 12 Sick Days (Accrued Annually)
- Core Health/Dental/Life/LTD Insurance (at no cost to employee)
- Low-Cost Additional Vision, Life & Short Term Disability
- Matching 401k to 3%
- Tuition Assistance
- Esteemed History
- Industry Leaders