Physical Education Teacher

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of children and adolescents with special needs? Then you have come to the right place! Devereux Massachusetts is a private, not-for-profit organization located on a beautifully wooded 160-acre site in the New England countryside (approximately one hour from Boston and 15 minutes from Worcester, MA) that provides a peaceful setting for treatment and education, along with ample recreational activities.
We're seeking a qualified individual who will be responsible for:
Program Delivery : Plans, develops, and revises classroom curriculum to meet the physical, emotional, creative and educational needs of assigned students. Evaluates students' level of proficiency in order to prescribe suitable programming and evaluates their progress in meeting educational and social goals by testing, observation, behavior rating scales, and other means, as appropriate. Communicates effectively with parents, outside school districts, and related community contacts while guarding each student's right of confidentiality.
Regulatory Practices : Participates with the home school district in preparing Individualized Education Plans (I.E.P.) for each student. Verifies that assigned I.E.P.'s meet Federal/State professional standards.
Therapeutic Environmen t: Establishes a classroom environment conducive to maximum academic and social learning by maintaining order and guiding students to socially appropriate behavior. Supervises students during school-related activities (class trips, extra-curricular activities, meals, etc.), as assigned. Counsels students when behavioral and academic problems arise and serves as a role model and reference person to students in dealing with academic, personal, social, career and vocational problems.
Professional Development : Communicates and consults with residential and clinical staff (informally or at regularly scheduled staff meetings, treatment plan reviews, etc.) to review administrative matters pertaining to the school or residence
Administration : Controls utilization of classroom equipment and materials; determines need for new supplies and curriculum materials and submits requisition to supervisor for approval.
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; from the delivery of quality services to individuals served, their families, and other stakeholders to 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.
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 (including medical care via phone, web, app), dental, prescription drug, preventative care, mental health services and an employee assistance / work-life balance program. In addition, we offer tuition assistance, generous time-off and a 403(b) retirement plan with matching benefit, along with voluntary/employee paid vision, supplemental life and accident coverage to full-time employees.
Click here to see why we are a great place to work: http://benefits.devereux.org .
gym teacher, DESE certified, special education, physical education, human services, educator
Bachelor degree in relevant field and state physical education certification required.
Requires an understanding of learning theories related to working with multiply handicapped individuals.
About the Organization: The employment policies of Devereux 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.
EOE Statement: We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We will consider applicants for this position without regard to any category protected by applicable federal, state or local law, including but not limited to race, religion, sex, color, age, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, national origin, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or uniform service member status.
Devereux is a drug-free workplace, drug testing required. EOE

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