Teacher – Special Education

Belmont Behavioral Hospital
June 15, 2022
Philadelphia, PA
Job Type


Belmont Behavioral Health System is a premiere provider of comprehensive treatment for mental health conditions and substance abuse problems. Having been in operation for over 75 years as one of the most prominent providers of behavioral healthcare treatment services, Belmont is proud to offer high quality and specialized programming options for children, adolescents, adults, and older adults who are suffering from psychiatric concerns and chemical dependency.

We are currently seeking a FT, Special Education Teacher at Belmont Behavioral Health System (New Oaks Academy School).

  1. Teach students a standards-aligned curriculum on their respective grade level and differentiate as needed to meet them on their current level.
  2. Teach a standards-aligned social-emotional learning curriculum as part of our Advisory Period
  3. Actively participate in a collaborate professional learning community
  4. Attend all required professional development
  5. Maintain valid certifications and licensure as required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE)
  6. Utilize curriculum provided to develop cohesive unit plans and weekly lesson plans with clearly identified daily learning targets that supports students’ mastery of knowledge and skills
  7. Actively and frequently assess student learning through a variety of informal and formal methods
  8. Monitor student academic and behavioral progress through data collection, observation, and other quantitative and/or qualitative methods. Observe and record student progress daily, or as directed by school administrator.
  9. Be an active and supporting member of any identified students’ IEP team by adhering to the guidelines provided by school administrator and in accordance with state/federal regulations.
  10. Manage student behavior through individualized motivational systems within your own classroom as well as supporting the school-wide positive behavior support system.
  11. Develop and enforce classroom rules and school policies as outlined in the school handbook.
  12. Always actively monitor and supervise your students in your classroom and in any other space (i.e. the bathroom or hallway) while they are assigned to your class period. You will have support with this in the school environment.
  13. Complete assigned tasks and documentation as required by the school administrator
  14. Adhere to treatment plans and participate in treatment plan meetings as directed by school administrator.
  15. Demonstrate a positive, empathetic and professional attitude towards your students, colleagues, school leaders and administrators at all times.
  16. Be an educational leader and positive role model for your students at all times.
  17. Be open and willing to listen, reflect, learn and grow as a professional.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Bachelor’s level degree in Education and PA certification in Early Childhood; Elementary and/or Secondary Education is required.
  • Content area and dual certifications (i.e. ELA and Special Education) are preferred, but not required.
  • Prior experience working with children and/or adolescents with behavioral health challenges within a school setting is highly desirable.
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