Desert Choice Schools- private certified K-12 day schools is looking for a SPED Teacher or a Teacher Intern for the West Valley. This position might require traveling between campuses in Tolleson, Buckeye and Surprise, AZ.
There are no more than 12 students in a classroom, one SPED Teacher and 2 Behavior Technicians to support the teacher.
If you are interested in becoming a Teacher Intern, it's a full-time position with the benefits. You would need to enroll into the certificate program as long as you have a Bachelor's Degree in any field. We provide great benefits, competitive pay and tuition reimbursment for $ 2000 per year.
HUMAN NEEDS, NOT JUST SPECIAL NEEDS
As a Special Educator, we know that you share our commitment to put the needs of individual students above all else. You take enormous pride in such fulfilling, dedicated work. You believe that every student possesses unique abilities and areas of challenge. You know that student success requires that we place them at the forefront of everything we do, everything we say, and everything we believe. We purposely fulfill human needs, not just special needs. If that alone sparks your interest and says “that’s me!” – then reach out and learn more by applying.
Being a special educator with Desert Choice Schools is unlike any other opportunity. Here, you’ll explore your passion for education while being a part of a small classroom culture where students learn "personal empowerment, self-determination and resiliency through a mind-frame of personal accountability." You’ll be a part of an organization that assists students with REAL, LASTING, LIFE-CHANGING experiences.
Four areas of accountability we pledge to you:
1. Professional Pay – Our compensation package is competitively one of the best for level and experience.
2. Comfortable Workload – Be assured that at DCS we limit the number of students and age per classroom while providing your classroom with two Behavior Technicians, along with support from Site Administration, Clinical Specialist (e.g. BCBA, School Psychologist and/or Counselor), and Related Services support staff.
3. Support for the Work – At DCS we provide structured training as well as ongoing development programs. We want every Desert Choice School teacher to feel like respected and supported contributors.
4. Passion for the Profession – At DCS, you’ll work collaboratively with others in the field of Special Education and Behavior Therapy. We have a culture of individuals who love children, and display a dynamic passion for their profession in their schools and communities.
Five areas of accountability we ask you to dedicate to students:
About Desert Choice Schools
Desert Choice Schools is a state-approved private therapeutic day school. We utilize a highly-structured, school-wide Positive Behavioral Supports program that teaches students Academic, Social, Emotional, Functional, Adaptive, and Problem-Solving skills. All DCS teachers and support staff are trained in a unique methodology that assists students with the development and maintenance of these skills. We are a tight-knit team that values colleagues who exhibit collaboration, integrity and the desire to make a difference in the lives of students who struggle, and who share a passion to help children and their families.
We offer a competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits plan, including 401(k), paid holidays, tuition assistance, and personal time off.
Learn It Systems/Desert Choice Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates must be presently eligible to work in the United States.