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Advocates Head Teacher- The Darnell School in Hudson, Massachusetts


Promote the values,dreamsand potential of individuals with developmental disabilities through education and meaningful activities.

$7,000 Sign On Bonus

  • Opening for full-time Head Classroom Teacher (8am-4pm Mon-Fri)

  • 221-day ABA school program serving students with autism and IDD

  • Located in Hudson, MA

  • Salary Range: $63k to $90k

Who we are at The Darnell School

  • Our mission is to teach, support and empower people with disabilities to live meaningful lives based on their needs and choices.

  • 766 approved private school for students ages 9-22 with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, developmental disabilities and/or behavioral challenge.

  • Spacious classrooms are arranged to serve up to 6 students.

  • Highly trained and experienced staff using ABA strategies to attain long range quality of life outcomes.

  • Works in partnership with families on every aspect of their child’s growth and education.

  • The downtown area of Hudson affords students ample opportunities for community skill-building, relationship development and recreation.


Minimum Education Required

Bachelor's Degree


  • We are searching for a motivated and driven Head Teacher that enjoys working with students with autism and IDD and has a desire to contribute to their lives in positive ways.

  • We are looking for a passionate TEAM member who is committed to making a difference every day.

  • You will be responsible for up to six students in the class.

  • You will work closely as a team with the Behavior Specialist and Case Managers to conduct educational, behavioral, and vocational assessments, write and implement IEPs, monitor progress on IEP objectives.

  • You will work directly will students , supervise all classroom staff, collaborate with related service providers, and provide in-home parent training on a monthly basis.

  • Ideal candidates hold a Massachusetts license in Severe Special Ed K-12 , the ability to deliver instruction using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis , experience in supervising classroom staff, and experience in serving students in community-based and vocational settings.

  • If you are ready to be a leader in the field of ABA and work in a supportive and collaborative environment, come join us!


  • Small class size (maximum 6 students)

  • Paid holidays, school vacations & flex time

  • Free supervision for those interested in pursuing BCBA certification

  • Health Care Plan

  • Dental Plan

  • Vision Plan

  • 403b Immediate Match

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Copay Reimbursement

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Discounted rates with other companies such as BJ’s, AAA, etc.

*Sign on Bonus Conditions Apply

  • Receive first half at 90 days of employment & second half at one year of employment.


  • Bachelor’s degree and enrolled in a Master’s program in Special Education, Applied Behavior Analysis, or related field

  • Must be enrolled in special education teacher certification or be enrolled in DOE teacher certification in special education pursuant to the requirements of 603 CMR 44.00

  • Experience working with children with autism, developmental disabilities, or other behavioral challenges

  • Supervisory experience

  • Valid driver’s license and use of a reliable vehicle

  • Ability to perform all physical training requirements

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Job Locations US-MA-Hudson

Minimum Education Required Bachelor's Degree

Job ID 2023-9845

Organization The Darnell School

Type Regular Full-Time

Number of Hours Per Week 40

Business Unit Children's Services