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.

Love What You Do

Most people aren’t just looking to get paid. They want to make an impact. More than ever, job-seekers are considering their effect on the world and they want to use their talents to make a difference.

Support the success of a community of students who are often overlooked

Join a collaborative environment

Cultivate professional growth with education and skill development opportunities

A Rewarding Experience

You find fulfillment in working hard and uplifting others.

At Mainspring Academy, we share the same motivation to make a difference in the lives of those who are often overlooked. That’s why we’ve built a school that supports the success of children with intellectual and developmental differences, providing them everything they need, including qualified and compassionate teachers, registered behavior technicians, and even a board-certified behavior analyst. We never give up on our students and know that with measurable and appropriate goals, regardless of difference or disability, all students can succeed. We also recognize teachers, parents, therapists, family, and community members as an integral part of student success.

I have been teaching at Mainspring since its beginning. Since I started, I have grown tremendously. I have more confidence in running my own classroom, running goals with my students, and collaborating with staff members. I am also much more organized. I love being with my students and have learned to always take time out of the day to celebrate the victories they make. I also love to make learning fun and enjoyable for them!
Amy Lentzke
Mainspring Teacher
Mainspring has offered me a unique teaching experience like no other. I started off my teaching career in the public school where I struggled with minimal support from administration and was met with resistance when advocating for my students. While teaching in the classroom at Mainspring, I knew that I could always go to my co-workers and administration for help. Along with the parents, our school is like its own little community. We are always there to help each other. Now, as an administrator, it is always our focus to make sure that our staff is well supported and appreciated and to provide our parents with the information and guidance they need to make our students the best they can be. It is so rewarding to watch them grow year after year. I've learned to never doubt their capabilities and I continue to learn from them as they do me.
Elizabeth Worrell
Mainspring Administrator
I grew as a teacher and a person since I began working at Mainspring. As a teacher, I learned so much about Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). I received the training and education I needed to become a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT). My students taught me to appreciate the little things and have patience. They brought me joy and fulfillment. They meant the world to me. Mainspring motivated me to be a better person.
Michelle Arias
Mainspring Teacher

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.

  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Meets with outsourced therapists to become aware of progress or concerns and provide feedback
  • Attends teacher meetings 

Classroom Teacher's Assistant

Job Type: Part-time/Full-time, Hourly, Non-exempt
Salary: TBD
  • 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.