Special Education Teacher

Caring, compassionate, consistent, reliable, and responsible workers with a desire to make a difference in the life of individuals with limited communication, physical and cognitive skills. Provide a positive and supportive environment with respect, dignity, and confidentiality. Engages and promotes joyful interactions with all students, clients, and staff at Berkshire Meadows.

Special Education Teacher

Special Education Teacher

Join a supportive treatment team working with children of unique talents! JRI/Berkshire Meadows is looking for a licensed Special Education Teacher for children with severe/profound developmental disabilities.

Basic Job Requirements: The ideal licensed Special Education Teacher will be caring, compassionate, consistent and reliable with a desire to make a difference in the life of individuals with limited communication, physical and cognitive skills. Must be a team player capable of effectively working across departments, providing a positive and supportive environment. Engages and promotes joyful interactions with all students, clients and staff at Berkshire Meadows. Candidates should be organized, detail-oriented, follow policies about medical and clinical care, and have the ability to work independently.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:


  • Develop and prepare and instructional materials
  • Understands and implements each students Individual Educational Plan (IEP)
  • Plan weekly classroom activities
  • Supervise classroom paraprofessionals
  • Follow all procedures related to authorization, monitoring, physician's orders, observation, and documentation
  • Work as a team to support best treatment plans including other disciplines (OT, PT, Nursing, Residential Counselors)
  • Maintains cleanliness of classroom. Assists with activities of daily living, including meals and toileting. Supervises students at all times.

Requirements:


  • MA DESE License in Special Education (severe disabilities preferred) AND we are able to consider candidates who are currently pursuing their license. (Will provide supervision and training to expand your professional expertise.)
  • Must meet programs requirements for background check.
  • Current certification in CPR (Training provided if needed)
  • Must be able to work alone unsupervised
  • Maintains valid driver’s license.
  • Full-time Position (40 hours per week) – School Days

Generous Benefits Package:

What you get:

Offer includes: Access to our excellent Blue Cross medical and Delta Dental benefits, 401K matched up to $800 a year, tuition reimbursement up to $4000 per year, pension after 5 years of employment, generous paid time off up to 19 days for full time employees in your first year and much more!

  • Fax your resume to Keelin at 413.528.0293
  • Apply in person at 249 North Plain Road (Rt. 41), Housatonic, MA
  • Email: bmwjobs@jri.org

Learn more about our dynamic programs at www.jri.org