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Nationally recognized and accredited, each year Sweetser connects 20,000 children, adults, and family members with the services they need and deserve in the treatment of mental illness. The organization’s roots in residential care for children date back to 1828.

Our caring and compassionate professionals provide services in mental health, recovery and education, creating promising futures for the children, adults and families we serve. Our professionals include psychiatrists, psychologists, advanced practice psychiatric nurses and licensed clinical social workers, supporting our statewide network of care:

*  Community-based services: Assertive Community Treatment, Behavioral Health Home, Community 
    Integration, Primary Care Integration, and School-based Services
*  Crisis Services: Crisis Stabilization Units, and Mobile Crisis Intervention
*  Outpatient Services: Affiliate Network, Individual, Family or Group Therapy, New England Eating Disorders, Psychiatric 
    Services, Psychological Testing, School-based Therapy, and Substance Use Disorder Therapy
*  Peer Services: Intentional Warm Line, and Peer Training Network
*  Residential and Educational Services: Day Treatment Services, FOCUS Through Adventure, and Specialized Schools

As part of our dynamic, growing organization, you can help make a difference in the lives of the children, adults, and families of Maine. A nationally recognized and accredited leader, we have the resources to help you excel: competitive salaries, a wide range of benefits and a motivated team of more than 700 employees. Find out how Sweetser can make all the difference in your career!

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Special Education Teacher (Middle School) - $2000 Sign-on Bonus!
Job Code:9014
Location:Saco 04072
Department:Education Program
FT/PT Status:Full Time
  
Summary:
Help prepare students for meaningful lives by contributing to their educational and social development. 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• Contributes to school’s effectiveness by identifying short-term and long-range issues that must be addressed; providing information and commentary pertinent to deliberations; recommending options and courses of action; and implementing directives.
• Establishes and adjusts course outlines and objectives by following curriculum guidelines and state and local school system goals, and modifying plans on the basis of student diagnostic and assessment procedures.
• Conveys information to students by using language concepts, examples, demonstrations, and teaching aids, such as audiovisual equipment and computers.
• Completes educational requirements by implementing the educational plan, including goals and activities, involving students in community and social programming based on individual need, scheduling and assigning instructional activities and following up on results.
• Assesses student learning by preparing, administering, and scoring tests; reviewing and correcting assignments; eliciting student questions and responses; and evaluating the daily academic and behavioral progress of students.
• Maintains student learning results by providing instructional feedback; coaching, counseling, and disciplining students; and planning, monitoring and appraising learning results.
• Guides students’ personal and social development by establishing rules and procedures for administrative matters, student verbal participation, and student movement within the classroom, between classrooms, and on the playground.
• Helps parents by providing academic information; suggesting available educational and social resources; addressing parents’ concerns answering questions and requests.
• Maintains student behavior by providing the appropriate degree of supervision during both instructional and non-instructional time.

EDUCATION:
• Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary or Secondary Education or Special Education, or 120 credits plus proper state certification as a Vocational Teacher.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED:
• Holds 282 certificate or eligible for conditional application according to Maine Department of Education.
• Maintain a valid state driver’s license.

EXPERIENCE:
• Student teaching in a self-contained classroom.
• Experience in teaching life skills and background that enables participation in the overall treatment program and to meet the emotional and developmental needs of the persons served.
• Persons with lived experience in the Mental Health and/or Substance Abuse system are encouraged to apply.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
• Personal characteristics and temperament suitable for working with persons with special needs.
• Assists staff by having knowledge of Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) and using the TCI procedure effectively.


  

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