Website Mount Prospect Academy
Mount Prospect Academy
Special Education Teacher – Job Description
Reports To: Academic Director
Salary up to $45,000
Position located in Pike, Plymouth and North Hampton, New Hampshire
Must hold a Special Education New Hampshire Teachers License to apply. This is a in person position.
Shared Employee Affordable Housing Available
Come in and interview for one of our many open positions here at Mount Prospect Academy. No appointment needed! Please bring your resume.
Every Tuesday from 8am – 12noon
1585 Mount Moosilauke Highway Pike, NH 03780
Contact: Vanessa Mercado 603-726-1172
Welcome to Mount Prospect Academy (MPA), a rapidly growing alliance of nonprofit agencies founded in 2003, with the goal of helping struggling adolescents find a “zest for life” and succeed in the “business of life.”
MPA has evolved to offer a variety of mental health support services to a diverse population of “hard to treat” and “difficult to place” adolescence. Our targeted services include home and community-based treatment, residential treatment programs, group homes, and special education schools. MPA is known for its ability to achieve successful outcomes with difficult-to-serve individuals throughout New England.
MPA’S mission is to provide a caring, safe therapeutic environment where students have the opportunity to grow and acquire the skills they need to reach their educational and social potential. We aim to develop trusting relationships with students and facilitate experiences that promote their ability to self-regulate; manage thoughts and feelings; and develop feelings of safety, confidence, and competency.
Academic instruction and internship experiences are core elements of Mount Prospect Academy’s holistic treatment philosophy. We specialize in working with difficult-to-serve youth who have not succeeded, academically or behaviorally, in a more traditional academic setting.
We provide full school days at MPA’s academic programs. Our teachers provide competency-based instruction, and they employ innovative strategies to help non-traditional students learn. We offer academic support services for individualized learning, and our students have full access to the general education curriculum, as outlined in the New Hampshire curriculum standards.
Summary and Responsibilities:
The Special Education Teacher will work closely with the Education Team to ensure the safety and well-being of the students while participating in the education program.
The Special Education Teacher functions as part of the academic and treatment team and is responsible for educating and providing supervision of students while in school.
Provides specialized instruction, collaboration, grading and assessment of the assigned special education students (IEP) following the school curriculum.
Implements any specialized instruction methods, individually or team teaching as needed for student identifies for special education or related service plans (504, educational support team).
Monitors, directs and implements behavioral interventions within the classroom as needed.
Assists and makes recommendations for instructional strategies to regular classroom teachers related to assisting educational progress for all students.
Implements specialized accommodations for standardized testing (Smarter Balanced, PARC, MCAS, etc.) or alternative testing needed for student’s IEP requirements.
Completes case management paperwork duties related to IEP and Evaluation procedures as defined by the Special Education Administrator.
Assists the Special Education Administrator with purchasing supplies related to specialized instruction subject areas and assessment needs.
Maintains and submits documentation including lesson plans, progress reports, grading, IEP evaluation and ITP progress forms as needed.
Participates in on-going school curriculum development, professional development, evaluation and assessment as requested.
Participates in mandated and assigned professional training offered in the program.
Directs and supervises 1:1 aides and teaching assistants in collaboration with the Dean of Students.
Aids in planning & supervising school field trips.
Participates in treatment team, systems and faculty meetings as required.
Always maintains students’ confidentiality and reports all pertinent information to supervisor.
Pursues appropriate channels of communication
Understand the administrative structure, chain of command and program philosophy of Mount Prospect Academy.
Appropriately represents Mount Prospect Academy to the community, students’ parents and outside agencies.
Follows all company policies and procedures.
Other duties as assigned.
Retirement Plan (403B)
STD & LTD
AD & D
Comprehensive wellness initiatives
Paid time off
Employee discount program
Further education opportunities for qualified candidates
Additional Benefits Working with Mount Prospect Academy
Stewardship Center (Outdoor Equipment, Bike/E-Bike, Kayaks/Canoes, Snowshoes, Paintball Course, Ropes/High Ropes, Alpine and Cross-country Skis, Climbing Wall)
Daily Adventure Outings
Potential for Employee Housing
24/7 Access to Company Gym/Boxing Training Gym
Potential Gym membership reimbursement at some programs (AVA)
Regular Wellness and Team Building Activities (Axe Throwing, Cookouts, Escape Room, Dinner Cruises)
Free meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Dynamic Professional Development Often
Faculty Recognition and Rewards Programs (Faculty of the Month, Bonus, Player of the Week, Longevity Awards, Faculty of the year awards)
Auto Shop, Car Repairs at Cost
Woodshop, projects built at Cost
Promote from Within
Participation with Federal Loan Reimbursement programs
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
21years of age
Required: Bachelor’s Degree with a professional educator’s certification with an endorsement in Special Education for appropriate grade level.
Preferred: Two or more years’ experience in instruction in the field of special education particular to middle school and high school levels.
Experience working with students with educational disabilities.
Teachers without current licensure are required to file a professional development plan toward completing the credential for licensure including projected timelines. Special Education certification highly preferred.
Mount Prospect Academy Inc. (MPA) assures equal opportunity and public access and, if necessary, affirmative action in all its policies regarding employment and provision of services. MPA does not discriminate in its hiring, programs or policies based on race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, disability, sex, marital status or sexual orientation.
Mount Prospect Academy strongly recommends, but does not require, that all MPA faculty (employees) stay protected against COVID-19 by getting their primary vaccine series and stay up to date with a booster dose if they are eligible to receive one.
To apply for this job please visit www.mountprospectacademy.org.
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