Classroom Teacher - Lighthouse Voc-Ed Center
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Special Education
Job Title: Transition Special Education Teacher
Job Location: East Lyme, CT
Deadline: Open until filled **
Certificate: Comprehensive Special Education, Grades K-12 (165)
Certificate: Comprehensive Special Education, Pre-K-12 (065)
Certificate: Comprehensive Special Education, 1-12 (265)
District: Lighthouse Voc-Ed Center
Niantic, CT 06357
Telephone: 860-445-7626
Job Description:
With a mission to educate and prepare individuals for life, The Light House is a non-profit located in Southeastern Connecticut specializing in disabilities services and support. Joining The Light House means joining a team of staff that continually searches for creative and alternative methods towards the common goal of success for each individual that we work with. The Light House offers opportunities for ongoing training, hands on experience, and collaboration that makes our organization a vibrant and engaging place to work.
The Light House is looking for a certified Transition Special Education teacher to start a full time, 12-month position. Experience working with students with diverse and challenging needs is required; experience with supervising paraprofessionals is preferred. Responsible for delivery of academic and behavioral instruction, as well as pre-vocational and social experiences in the community.
The ideal candidate will be able to foster independence across many settings as well as be a self-starter, goal driven and a creative thinker and planner.
Experience needed:
  • Connecticut K-12 Special Education Certificate
  • Experience working with students who have behavioral challenges and significant intellectual and developmental delays
  • To provide comprehensive specialized instruction to students in the Transition program ages 17/18-22
  • Instruction will be provided across all environments including the classroom, community, building and job sites
  • To serve as a teacher for transition aged special needs students
  • To serve as a teacher who supervises the delivery of special education service
  • Organizes and provides developmentally appropriate special education programs for assigned students
  • The teacher will supervise the non-certified staff (paraprofessionals) and students assigned to his/her special education programs as well as a Teaching Assistant
  • Assists administration in the supervision and evaluation of paraprofessionals
Benefits include competitive compensation based on teacher salary schedule, 401K retirement plan with company match and health, dental and life benefits.
· Additional Benefits include:
· Medical, Dental and Vision plans that are open to all employees scheduled to work 30 hours per week or more. Plus, a generous employer contribution toward the cost of medical insurance!
· Employer-paid Life, Accidental Death; along with the option to purchase additional voluntary insurance
· Monthly employer contributions on Health Savings Accounts (HSA)
· Paid days including holiday’s and breaks
· 401k retirement savings plan with an employer match
· 12 Sick and personal days per year
The Light House is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Light House does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and organizational need.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $60,000.00 - $78,000.00 per year
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Vision insurance
  • Monday to Friday
  • Special education teaching: 2 years (Required)

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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