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We are Aspire Living & Learning, a non-profit human services agency making a meaningful difference in the lives of adults and children with autism and other disabilities.

Aspire Living & Learning is currently seeking an enthusiastic Special Education Teacher to join our existing team of highly dedicated and successful professionals.

What’s in it for you? 

  • 8weeks of PTO annually, including personal time, mental health days, and school vacations
  • Medical, Vision and Dental Insurance
  • 403(b) Deferred Compensation Plan with company match 
  • Tuition reimbursement for up to $500 per year for professional development opportunities (full-time employees only)
  • Full-time licensed employees and those seeking licensure or advance degrees may be eligible for enhanced tuition reimbursement for up to $3,000 per year
  • Mentorship and supervision for aspiring teachers, BCBAs, speech and language pathologists, and social workers
  • Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Options for Supplemental Insurance

 

A look into our approach:  

  • Small classrooms (5-8 students)
  • Co-Teaching Model
  • High BCBA Support
  • Specialized Curriculum

This program is a state approved Kindergarten through 12th grade special education school for students referred for both academic and social/behavioral needs. With our philosophy based in the science of Applied Behavior Analysis, we use evidence-based instruction and data-based decision making to design, analyze, and modify all interventions in order to maximize student success. Direct Instruction and Precision Teaching serve as the primary instructional methods. In addition, school-wide behavior support systems are used while critical social and behavior skills are explicitly and directly taught. Students receive one on one and small group instruction in skills that are then practiced and reinforced throughout the school day. The philosophy of this program is very simple: Every student can learn given appropriate instruction in the right environment. Our program provides just that! As a Special Education Teacher, you will be responsible for managing a caseload up to 10 students within a classroom, including implementation of academic and behavior programming and overseeing the implementation of each student’s IEP. You will also provide direct supervision and delegate responsibilities to assigned Instructional Assistants and one on one ABA Therapists, while working collaboratively with the BCBA and other team members to develop and implement student programming

Our ideal candidate:

  • CT certification in special education, DSAP or Long-Term Substitute Eligible
  • Familiarity with Applied Behavior Analysis/Precision Teaching/Direct Instruction
  • Some experience working with students with challenging behaviors
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of appropriate referral procedures.
  • The ability to remain composed and adherent to best practices, even when under duress.
  • Valid driver’s license required, with at least 3 years of driving experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Basic computer skills, experience using Therap a plus!
  • Empathy, enthusiasm, and a passion and dedication for helping others.

Our employees enjoy working with a fun team of dedicated professionals and believe in a healthy

If you want to join us in making a difference and positively impact the lives of others while charting your own path of development, then we at the Aspire team would love to hear from you.

Salary range for this position is $65,000 to $90,0000

Aspire Living & Learning believes it must play an active role in creating a community of employees that is diverse, inclusive and equitable. Our work benefits greatly from the contributions of people of color, people from working class backgrounds, women, LGBTQ people, and individuals with disabilities. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities. 

 

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