Employment

Mainspring Academy strives to recruit the most qualified candidates for our academic and support staff.

Our employees receive competitive salaries, and full-time employees are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, short-term disability, and discounts on Mainspring Academy tuition.

All employees are also eligible for supply and professional development stipends.

Classroom Teacher

Job Type: Full-time, Salary
Salary: TBD
 
The Classroom Special Education Teacher will develop appropriate curriculum-based activities and work daily to set curriculum-based goals, providing quality, individualized education in a safe learning environment. Our population includes students who need assistance with independent functioning skills such as communication, toileting, and feeding as well as students with severe behaviors.

Requirements:
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in education or other relevant Bachelor’s degree
  • Florida Teacher Certification is highly preferred, but not required.
  • Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) certification is highly preferred, but not required. Classroom teachers are eligible for RBT training after 90 days of employment.
  • Applicant must have experience with children/adolescents with disabilities, including those with severe behaviors.
  • Familiarity with Applied Behavior Analysis a plus, but not a requirement
  • Willingness to learn, accept feedback, and be a team player.
Attitude:
  • Promotes an environment that is engaging to students, parents, community, and fellow teammates.
  • Is a team player.
  • Remains calm in stressful situations.
  • Has a welcoming attitude toward students, parents, and community.
  • Sees constructive feedback as an opportunity to learn and grow.
  • Is a lifelong learner.
Communication with students and parents :
  • Discusses daily activities of students and reports their progress
  • Reviews broad daily schedule and any changes occurring that day or week
  • Reviews home notes or communication from parents and respond appropriately and in a timely manner
  • Delivers good and bad news with a professional and courteous demeanor
  • Works with the parent/student to determine their goals and incorporate them into the ILP
Teaching:
  • Presents materials in an organized manner, following lesson plans.
  • Provides remedial tasks for those who need additional support.
  • Provides enrichment for those who have mastered particular skills.
  • Differentiates lessons and materials
  • Is innovative and creative in presenting materials
  • Writes and reviews student ILPs
  • Records student data on ILP goals and inputs student progress data into an appropriate tracking system daily.
Planning:
  • Submits lesson plans and progress reports to the administrative team by the designated deadline
  • Conducts ongoing research on activities and assignments that are age, developmental level and academically appropriate for students
  • Attends classroom planning meetings to prepare lessons and determines/communicates student needs
  • Updates goals and programming based on curriculum maps
Professional Development/Coaching:
  • Attends supervision sessions with management and Administration
  • Collaborates with other Classroom Teachers on student progress, goal mastery, and plans for the upcoming school year, in preparation for annual ILP meeting with parents
  • Seeks feedback and provides feedback when appropriate.
  • Seeks additional professional development opportunities.
Communication:
  • Meets with outsourced therapists to become aware of progress or concerns and provide feedback
  • Attends teacher meetings 
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Classroom Teacher's Assistant

Job Type: Part-time/Full-time, Hourly, Non-exempt
Salary: TBD
 
Requirements:
  • Minimum of High school diploma required, Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) certification is highly preferred, but not required. Classroom teacher’s assistants are eligible for RBT training after 90 days of employment.
  • Applicant must have experience with children/adolescents with disabilities, including those with severe behaviors.
  • Familiarity with Applied Behavior Analysis is a plus, but not a requirement
  • Willingness to learn, accept feedback, and be a team player.
Job Duties:

Job duties of a classroom teacher’s assistant will include, but are not be limited to:
  • Assisting in the educational and social development of students under the direction and guidance of classroom teachers.
  • Assisting in the implementation of Individual Learning Plans for the students and monitor their progress.
  • Providing support for individual students inside and outside the classroom to enable them to fully participate in activities.
  • Working in a team environment that includes other professionals such as therapists, teachers, and resource staff.
  • Assisting classroom teachers with maintaining student records and data collection.
  • Supporting students with emotional or behavioral concerns and assisting them in developing appropriate social skills.
  • Assisting students with self-care including toileting, dressing, and hygiene.
  • The hours of this role are typically 8:30 to 2:30 pm for part-time employees with a 30-minute lunch. Some flexibility in shift times may be accommodated.
  • This is a year-round position and during summer, classroom teacher’s assistants will manage Mainspring Academy’s Summer Camp Program.