Employment

Dearborn Academy is a private therapeutic day school located in Newton, Mass. We enroll up to 60 students in Grades 3-12 who have specific learning disabilities and/or mild to moderate emotional challenges. We offer a rich academic program, which includes college and career preparation, diversified student support and explicit instruction, combined with our strong clinical component. This allows students who have been unsuccessful in previous school settings to achieve substantial gains. 

 

The school offers a rewarding workplace for those interested in a broad range of careers in education from teaching to counseling to administration and more. A diverse workforce with a variety of talents and perspectives, we share a commitment to the dignity of every student and the idea that the best learning is never one-size-fits-all.

 

We offer a competitive compensation package, a lively group of colleagues, and opportunities to make a real impact in the lives of students and our communities.

 

Application Components Required

  • Cover letter

  • Resume

  • Contact information for three professional references

 

Application Submission

Submit application information to:

Rebecca Altepeter, Head of School

 

Dearborn Is an EOE/AA Employer

Dearborn Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, genetic information, or disability in admission to, access to, employment in or treatment in its programs and activities. Dearborn Academy is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in our workplace. The school system’s educational philosophy and personnel goals, including the goal of equal employment opportunity, will be considered in filling all positions.

 

Current Openings

Arts Teacher, FT, 2020-2021 School Year

 

Start date: August 28, 2020

 

Dearborn Academy is seeking a full-time Arts Teacher for the 2020-2021 school year. The Arts Teacher works closely with the Dearborn Academy Elementary/ Middle and High School teams to create and implement a visual arts program that is responsive to and supportive of the strengths and needs of the students. Using the Massachusetts Visual Arts Frameworks as a guide, the Dearborn Academy Arts Teacher will be responsible for designing a comprehensive curriculum that teaches the foundational skills necessary for the variety of media of visual arts, creates a connection between art and the community, and celebrates students’ successes.

 

We have a separate jewelry making studio, and the Arts Teacher will create a safe environment in which to teach metal forming, piercing, shaping, soldering, lapidary and jewelry design. Skills in 3D design and casting are preferred. In addition to their core responsibility to the art department, the Arts Teacher will also be involved in milieu activities such as supporting students in academic classes and completing recess duty.

 

Experience

The successful candidate for this challenging and rewarding position will have the following qualities and experience:

 

  • Demonstrated compassion and kindness towards students, families and staff
  • Belief that students who demonstrate unexpected behaviors have gaps in their skills, with a drive to identify these gaps and then teach to the skill areas to address these gaps
  • Knowledge of the Massachusetts Frameworks in Visual Arts
  • Experience teaching art classes using multiple media and tiered instruction for all levels
  • Experience creating and implementing a strengths-based arts curriculum for students that provides opportunities for success through modifications and accommodations
  • Experience collaborating with other teachers and team members to integrate the arts across the curricula
  • Experience exhibiting student artwork
  • Well-organized and able to create classroom environment supportive of learning and exploring
  • Self starter with a collaborative style who values a community of highly-engaged team members

 

Responsibilities

  • Design and implement a visual arts curriculum for students grades 3-12 in accordance with state standards that meets the developmental and social emotional needs of students
  • Work collaboratively with Dearborn team to support a consistent and trauma-informed school culture
  • Maintain an organized and clean classroom
  • Actively participate in program, departmental, and school-wide trainings, meetings and activities
  • Work closely with event- planning staff to help with decorations
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, master’s degree desirable
  • Current Massachusetts teacher licensure in Visual Art (Grades 5-12). Additional licenses will be considered based on program need.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent relational skills and a strong capacity to relate to students and parents

 

Dearborn provides a supportive team environment with a competitive wage/benefit program.

 

If interested, please apply by providing a cover letter, resume and three references to:

 

Rebecca Altepeter, Head of School

Nurse or Nurse Practitioner, FT, 2020-2021 School Year

 

Start date: July 1, 2020

 

Dearborn Academy is seeking a full-time (10-month, plus six week summer program) Registered Nurse or Nurse Practitioner. The nurse works closely with our consulting pediatrician, leadership, academic and clinical teams to help the staff create a safe and welcoming environment for all students, families, staff and visitors. The nurse will work closely with all staff and students to maintain a healthy environment and implement required COVID-19 protocols.

 

Experience

The successful candidate for this challenging and rewarding position will have the following qualities and experience:

 

  • Demonstrated compassion and kindness towards students, families and staff

  • Belief that students who demonstrate unexpected behaviors have gaps in their skills, with a drive to identify these gaps and then teach to the skill areas to address these gaps

  • Demonstrated interest in keeping up with research regarding the connections between mental and physical health

  • Experience collaborating with a team of providers in the interest of students

    Strong organizational skills

  • Self starter with a collaborative style who values a community of highly-engaged team members

 

Responsibilities

  • Assess and treat illnesses and injuries

  • Administer medications

  • Coordinate review, needed adjustments, and implementation of health policies, procedures and trainings

  • Delegate and train staff in medication administration, as needed

  • Provide guidance on health issues

  • Serve as health care liaison between the school, the community and the Department of Public Health

  • Maintain student and staff health records in compliance with state guidelines

    Maintain an inventory of first aid supplies

  • In collaboration with the consulting pediatrician and psychiatrist, train staff regarding illnesses experienced by students

  • Collaborate with gym/health teacher to develop and teach aspects of health curriculum, Grades 3-12

  • Work with an interdisciplinary team to create/develop/implement necessary trainings for students and staff around mental and medical health issues

 

Additional Qualifications

  • Experience as a school nurse or pediatrics/family practice nurse

  • Current Massachusetts RN or NP licensure

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Excellent relational skills and a strong capacity to relate to students and their caregivers

 

Dearborn provides a supportive team environment with a competitive wage/benefit program.

 

If interested, please apply by providing a cover letter, resume, and three references to:

Rebecca Altepeter, Head of School

Technology and Physics Teacher, FT, 2020-2021 School Year

 

Start date: August 28, 2020

 

Dearborn Academy is seeking a full-time Physics and Technology Teacher who will work closely with teaching and service provision team members (including clinicians, guidance counselor, speech and language pathologists, occupational therapist, classroom teachers) to create and implement a computer/technology program and physics curricula that is responsive to and supportive of the strengths and needs of the students. Using the Massachusetts Digital Literacy and Computer Science and Science and Technology Engineering Frameworks as guides, the teacher will be responsible for designing comprehensive curricula that teaches physics, the foundational skills necessary for utilizing technology to support and extend student education, creates a connection between technology and the community, and celebrates students’ successes.

 

In addition to their core responsibility to the teaching department, the teacher will also contribute to the daily functioning of the school, including activities such as supporting recess and arrival/dismissal.

 

Teacher duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Using the Massachusetts Digital Literacy and Computer Science Frameworks to design and implement small group instruction in computer science, internet safety, research skills and literacy based keyboarding, computer programming/coding, etc. for Grades 3-12

  • Using the Massachusetts Science and Technology Engineering Frameworks as a guide to design and implement physics instruction to high school students

  • Managing multiple skill levels in a given class and challenging students accordingly

  • Teaching high school elective technology courses (e.g., coding, robotics, Arduino, animation, Photoshop)

  • Providing basic troubleshooting support throughout the school and work with IT department staff to provide support during MCAS

  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated compassion and kindness towards students, families and staff

  • Belief that students who demonstrate unexpected behaviors have gaps in their skills, with a drive to identify these gaps and then teach to the skill areas to address these gaps

  • Well-organized and able to create a classroom environment supportive of learning and exploring

  • Self-starter with a collaborative style who values a community of diverse, highly-engaged team members

  • Familiarity with Google Education platform and coding programs such as Scratch preferred

  • Willingness to learn how to structure lessons for students with moderate disabilities in a student-centered learning environment (i.e., setting clear and consistent expectations, breaking down information and instruction into manageable yet engaging chunks, developing rapport and building lessons based on student interest that still address state standards)

  • Ability to multitask and work with a variety of staff and students

 

Additional Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university; master’s degree desirable

  • Minimum of one year of technology instruction and/or physics experience with students in Grades 3-12

  • Current Massachusetts teacher licensure

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Excellent relational skills and a strong capacity to engage a diverse group of students and parents

Dearborn provides a supportive team environment with a competitive wage/benefit program.

 

If interested, please apply by providing a cover letter, resume, and three references to:

Rebecca Altepeter, Head of School