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Lead Teaching position starting at $69,126.18. Additional compensation offered for higher education/licensure and relative teaching experience, up to $78,060.41


If you have your bachelor’s degree and 3 years professional teaching experience working with youth, you could be a part of an exceptional team of teachers, aides, clinicians, speech and language pathologists, and occupational therapists. You’ll be working to meet the needs of students in grades K-12 and beyond, as they work toward diplomas and learn vocational, transitional, and social-emotional skills. Our students have typically experienced multiple academic failures, most often resulting from a wide variety of social, emotional, and behavioral challenges. Come work at our Devereux CARES school located in Fitchburg, MA.

Our beautiful location brings together students who live on campus with students who are living at home in the local communities. Though most of our students come from MA, we have students and staff who came from many other states and several countries. We are shaped by growing Servant Leadership and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging initiatives.

While Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Services, Clinical Support and Vocational Training form important parts of our program, the Special Education Teacher is the foundation that weaves these services together into a unified whole, presenting and differentiating the Massachusetts State Frameworks in Math, English, Science, and Social Studies as you build on student strengths and successes in our self-contained classrooms.

  • Full-Time Benefits include (but are not limited to):
    • 24 personal days off/year
    • 8 sick days/year
    • Blue Cross Insurance & High Deductible plans available
    • FSA or HSA
    • Cigna Dental plans
    • Davis Vision plans
    • Pet Insurance plans
    • 3% automatic contribution to 403b retirement account (TIAA Financial) after a year of service & discretionary 2% match
    • Free Life Insurance up to 2x annual salary –
    • Free Health Advocacy Services
    • 5 free Carebridge counseling sessions
    • 3-5 free wellness coaching sessions through NY Life
    • $5,000 reimbursement for diagnosis and ABA services for Autism Spectrum Disorders
    • $150 Gym membership reimbursement
    • AT&T Mobile Discount
    • Discounts on Hotels, Rental Cars, Theme Parks, Electronics & more!
  • ASCEND – Tuition Program You deserve to work somewhere that gives back to you! Devereux is proud to offer ASCEND – the first career accelerator program exclusively designed to give behavioral healthcare workers – the career guidance, one-on-one coaching, skills and financial assistance you need to reach your full potential. This program includes 100% of tuition covered (up to fifteen thousand dollars annually for undergraduate and twenty-five thousand dollars annually for graduate) and student loan repayment, among other benefits!

Keywords: Teacher, SPED, special education, behavioral, adolescent, teacher assistant, positive intervention, ABA


  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • Valid drivers license required
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Current Teaching License (Initial or Professional) in Moderate Disabilities required
  • 3 years classroom experience required
  • Citizenship, residency, or H1B Visa in the United States required
  • 2 weeks paid orientation, Monday – Friday from 8 – 4 in Rutland
  • Completion of the Diana Screening Assessment during interview process
Devereux requires all individuals interviewing for a position involving contact with children to complete The Diana Screen, a screening that assesses a candidate’s understanding of appropriate boundaries between adults and children.
Devereux has a zero-tolerance policy for abuse and maintains policies and procedures to systematically reduce the risk of abuse to occur in our organization. Devereux fosters a culture of reporting abuse, and will cooperate with the authorities to the fullest extent possible.
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