Special Education Teacher – Lehighton, PA

CONCERN is seeking a full-time Special Education Teacher at our Lehighton Residential Treatment Center. The Special Education teacher is responsible for developing, implementing, and monitoring effective individualized academic programs for each assigned client. The Teacher/SET also assists the mobile therapist in the development, implementation, and monitoring of the individualized mental health treatment and/or positive behavior support plan for each assigned client.


  • Up to $45,600/ year

Other Benefits for eligible employees include:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Short Term and Long Term Disability insurance plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid Time off
  • Employer Funded Pension Plan
  • 403b Tax Deferred Annuity Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To assure effective academic programming for each client which results in high rates of academic progress and successful program completion, the Teacher/SET will:
  • test each client educationally to determine the client’s academic status
  • design and annually review Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) for each client
  • design daily individual lesson plans for each client
  • instruct clients in all areas specified in IEP through individual or group interactions;
  • integrate experiential education into client’s daily programming;
  • maintain frequent informal communication with team members regarding client programming and progress.
  • demonstrates a proficient level of cultural sensitivity
  • update and maintain academic files for each client
  • organize educational field trips
  • make arrangements for GED or SAT testing
  • actively implement components of all CTUB values in the school, home, and community settings
  • To assure effective mental health program to increase each client’s adaptive social skills and appropriate school decorum, the Teacher/SET will:
  • design and implement a classroom management system and policies,
  • implement group process procedures in the classroom
  • complete designated assessment forms on a regular basis;
  • formulate positive behavior support plans;
  • maintain frequent informal communication with team members regarding client programming and progress;
  • To assure comprehensive documentation of all academic and behavioral progress, the Teacher/SET will:
  • prepare to clients report cards and progress monitoring;
  • complete record-keeping procedures for team meetings,
  • follow designated program policy regarding the documentation of critical incidents
  • utilize technology through electronic documentation, electronic communication, and use of the internet to supplement
  • assist in completing daily progress notes when necessary
  • Update required documentation weekly

To qualify for this position, you must meet the following requirements:

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Special
  • PA State Teacher Certification and Special Education Certification.

Other Requirements:

  • Act 33, 73, and 34 clearances
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Establish and maintain a therapeutic relationship with clients and their families
  • Drive for Results: goals and objectives are consistently met; results oriented
  • Presentation Skills: Utilizes technology, organized and engages audience
  • Innovative/Creative Thinking: comes up with alternative approaches to meet needs

If you do not meet these requirements, you are not qualified to apply for the opening.


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