Special Education Teacher #8771

Posted: 01/18/2023

Academic. Therapeutic. Inclusive.



The Riverside School mission is to help adolescents coping with mental health challenges feel safe and included as they discover their identity, voice, and community, while pursuing academic achievement.


Exciting opportunity to join Riverside Community Care as a Special Education Teacher!


The Riverside School aims to provide student-centered educational experiences that foster a culture of mutual respect and appreciation for learning. Our services support opportunities for leadership within the school, home and larger community, allowing youth to develop self-esteem and to graduate within a timeframe commensurate with their peers.


The Riverside School serves students from grades six through twelve and offers a high staff to student ratio in a small group setting, with skilled educational and clinical professionals.


Primary responsibilities of the Special Education Teacher include:

  • teaching and participating in milieu development
  • participating in family meetings and interagency case conferences
  • development of IEP and progress notes


The Special Education Teacher will work collaboratively with the clinical and educational team and participate in professional development to ensure curriculum and pedagogy reflects current academic standards and best practices. 


Biweekly supervision and ongoing training in curriculum development, implementation and assessment, behavior management, and differentiated instruction is provided.



  • The Riverside School is a 12-month school with 5 weeks paid vacation in addition to 11 paid holidays.
  • Work hours are Monday-Friday, 8AM-4PM. 




Salary: $82,000 - $84,000/year for Master Level with licensure depending on experience; $70,000/year for Master Level with emergency licensure; $65,000/year for Bachelor's level with emergency licensure; $68,000/year for Bachelor's level with initial licensure (non-emergency licensure)



To learn more about the Riverside School, please watch this inspirational video! Derek’s Story: Riverside School 


Why You'll Love Riverside
We make a true difference in people’s lives through rewarding work. Most of our jobs come with great benefits – including healthcare, numerous professional development opportunities, and generous time off - all in a respectful and inclusive environment, perhaps why Forbes named Riverside a best-in-state employer.


Benefits include:

  • Comprehensive, high-quality health, dental, and vision insurance options
  • Flexible Spending Accounts – both medical and dependent care
  • Eleven paid holidays
  • Separate accruals for vacation (increases with tenure), personal, and sick time
  • Tax-deferred 403(b) retirement savings plan
  • Employee Assistance Plan / Travel Assistance Plan
  • Employee bonus for referrals resulting in hiring
  • Discounts to movie theaters, sporting, and entertainment events
  • Employee YMCA discount: 10% off a YMCA monthly membership and 50% off the joiner’s fee


Learn more about our benefits and culture:

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Hear what employees think about working for Riverside!

Required Skills
  • Must have excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Basic computer fluency, including Microsoft Office, required
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable personal vehicle required for local travel

Required Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education with licensure in moderate disabilities required.  Degree and experience must be in compliance with current program needs to meet DESE staffing requirements
  • Concentration in Math and/or Science a plus
  • At least one year post-grad experience working with children or adolescents in an academic setting and experience working with special needs population preferred
  • Master’s Degree in Special Education preferred



The Riverside School (Riverside) does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, or homelessness in treatment or employment at Riverside, admission or access to Riverside, or any other aspect of the educational programs and activities that Riverside operates. Riverside is required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (Age Act), and their respective implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Parts 100, 104, 106 and 110, not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national origin (Title VI); disability (Section 504); sex (Title IX); or age (Age Act). Inquiries concerning the application of each of the aforementioned statutes and their implementing regulations to Riverside may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, at (617) 289-0111 or 5 Post Office Square, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02109-3921, or to:

  • Section 504 Coordinator(s): Monica Garlick, (781) 320-5383, 270 Bridge Street, Suite 301, Dedham, MA 02026
  • Title IX Coordinator(s): Paulo Fulton, (781) 320-5312, 270 Bridge Street, Suite 301, Dedham, MA 02026
  • Age Act Coordinator(s): Monica Garlick, (781) 320-5383, 270 Bridge Street, Suite 301, Dedham, MA 02026