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Special Education: High School Science Teacher

Company: RFK Community Alliance
Location: Springfield
Posted on: January 23, 2023

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Special Education: High School Science Teacher


Springfield, MA

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RFK Community Alliance has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Science Teacher to join our team in Springfield, MA!

$2,500 Sign-On Incentive

This position is eligible for the RFK Community Alliance Sign-On Incentive in the amount of $2,500 in your first year of employment. You will receive $500 after 3 months; $500 after 6 months; $1,500 after 12 months.

Who We Seek

Robert F. Kennedy Academy is a therapeutic day school that provides educational and clinical services to students with diverse abilities and disabilities, including those in the emotional, psychiatric, and learning realms. The school's curriculum and support services assist students in reaching milestones such as graduation, the transition to post-secondary educational and vocational opportunities, or the return to public school. A small school by design, RFK Academy creates individualized learning opportunities and accommodation, while establishing a community of learners among students for whom connections to school have often been a challenge.

That's where you come in!

The Science Teacher is vital in the creation of a differentiated curriculum, instruction of content, and, most importantly, supporting students' ability to access the academic program at RFK Academy. You will also implement grade-level curricula to meet academic standards based on the Mass. Curriculum Frameworks and Common Core Curriculum. Requires ability to recognize the unique qualities of each student and incorporate them into appropriate lessons and/or projects.

Who You Are

You are someone who leads with compassion and who values collaboration, professionalism, and teamwork. The best-qualified candidate will have a Bachelor's degree but a Master's degree and MA certification in Science (5-12) or Moderate Disabilities, preferred (5-12) is preferred.

  • Special Education Teacher: Moderate Disabilities, High School, Science background preferred

    Who We Are

    RFK Community Alliance provides high-quality care and support to people and families facing complicated challenges. As a multi-service agency, we offer a wide range of programs serving a variety of needs across all ages from infants to seniors. We are team players when it comes to caring. We work with the people we serve, their families, schools, and other community partners to develop a network of support. We provide opportunities to build skills and confidence. We nurture strengths, determination, and resilience.

    How We Promote Equity, Cultivate Leaders, and Grow Together

    At RFK Community Alliance we're dedicated to a culture where everyone can show up to work as their full authentic selves. Diversity and inclusion doesn't happen by accident, it's by design. Together we're the designers. We believe that a diverse and inclusive workplace makes our organization stronger. We care about including diverse perspectives and experiences throughout every level. Which is why we're committed to honoring, celebrating, and fostering diversity and inclusion on our team, in our clientele, and within our community. Our team must reflect our community and vice versa. We value, respect, and support all types of diversity across all identities including, but not limited to, ethnicity, race, gender, LGBTQIA, age religion, and abilities. We take responsibility for the community we're creating here at RFK Community Alliance, and we're here to contribute to the progression of our society to a more inclusive and equitable one.

    Why You'll Love Us

    In addition to being a part of a supportive team, we offer amazing employee benefits, including:

    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Generous paid time off
    • Holiday Pay
    • Educational Assistance
    • Employer-paid life insurance
    • Employer paid Short & Long Term Disability
    • Retirement Plan with generous employer match
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Comprehensive Employee Assistance Program

      $2,500 Sign-On Incentive

      This position is eligible for the RFK Community Alliance Sign-On Incentive in the amount of $2,500 in your first year of employment. You will receive $500 after 3 months; $500 after 6 months; $1,500 after 12 months.


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