Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Physical Education Teacher in Rutland, Massachusetts

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.**

Organization Profile

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is one of the largest and most advanced behavioral healthcare organizations in the country. We have a unique model that connects the latest scientific and medical advancements to practical, effective interventions in the treatment of behavioral health. We were founded in 1912 by one of the first pioneers in the field, Helena Devereux. Today, we are a national non-profit 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.

Compensation and Benefits

Devereux offers Great Benefits!

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Are you interested in continuing your education? Devereux offers a generous Staff Tuition Assistance Program (STAP). Full-time employees who have successfully completed six months of continuous employment are eligible for our STAP.

Pays up to 75%!!

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The primary purpose of Devereux is to provide quality service to those entrusted to our care by their families, guardians, agencies, and other designated parties. The most critical resource we have to accomplish this task is our employees. No intervention can be implemented without the assistance of competent employees who are physically and mentally prepared to carry out this tremendous responsibility.

For this reason, in addition to a competitive salary, Devereux provides a comprehensive health and welfare benefits program to eligible full-time employees, family members, and domestic partners. Health and welfare programs include medical, dental, prescription drug, preventative care, mental health services, and an Employee Assistance / Work Life Balance Program, as well as generous time-off policies, and a 403 B retirement plan. Additionally, voluntary, employee paid, Vision and Supplemental Life Insurance are available to FT employees. **It is the intent of Devereux to continue to offer these benefits; however, we reserve the right to change or stop them at any time, with or without notice.


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  • 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