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TEACHER SPECIAL EDUCATION RETC

Regional Educational Treatment Center (learn more)

Auburn School Department

Auburn, Maine (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3956291
  • Application Deadline: September 10, 2022
  • Re-posted: August 7, 2022
  • Starting Date: August 24, 2022

Job Description

RETC is seeking a dynamic Special Education teacher to join our unique team of educators in a special purpose day treatment school serving the Lewiston/Auburn/Poland region. We are a small school within the Auburn School Department consisting of a maximum of 36 students in intermediate, middle and secondary level classrooms.

Students have the opportunity for a fresh start with structured and individualized educational opportunities by highly trained, trauma-informed staff in a small student to staff ratio. Class sizes are generally (6) students with (1) teacher and (1) BHP. Our program provides onsite Clinical Social Work support services, support groups and individual work with students and families. RETC is a safe and supportive environment for students focusing on SEL skills and restorative practices to help students achieve social and emotional growth as well as academic success.

We are seeking candidates with the following qualifications and skills:
Appropriate Special Education Maine Certification
Experience working with children with behavioral/emotional disabilities preferred
Provide quality instruction to meet needs of all students, focusing on literacy and numeracy through an integrated and thematic approach to curriculum and instruction
Excellent interpersonal skills
Outstanding positive classroom management skills
Demonstrate the ability to support the social-emotional needs of students
Contribute to a positive school culture
Awareness of intermediate, middle and secondary level philosophy and best practices
Physical ability to train and/or assist staff in physical management of students in crisis
Maintain integrity of confidential information relating to students, staff and families
Develop a positive classroom community
Demonstrate a variety of technology literacy skills
Facilitate IEP meetings, and write appropriate IEPs
Proven ability to work as part of a team
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category: Special Education > General Special Education
  • Employer Description

    Auburn School Department – Vision 2030
    “Empowering life-long learners to succeed in an ever changing world.”

    Our students:
    •Communicate, collaborate, think critically and flexibly.
    •Apply their knowledge to real-life situations.
    •Demonstrate the core values of compassion, courage, fairness, honesty, respect and responsibility.
    •Recognize learning as an ongoing process.
    •Appreciate diversity.

    Our educational program:
    •Serves the whole child.
    •Focuses on student interest, goals and career exploration.
    •Is student-centered within a standards-based approach.
    •Provides independent, collaborative and community-based learning.
    •Is flexible and personalized to maximize every student’s growth.

    Our staff members:
    •Are model learners and collaborative educational leaders.
    •Create safe environments for learning.
    •Have high expectations, motivating students to be their best.
    •Value reflection and creative thinking.
    •Encourage active learning and innovation.

    Our community members:
    •Actively share the responsibility for students to be career and/or college ready.
    •Partner with staff to ensure student success.
    •Demonstrate mutual respect.
    •Support safe, flexible and appropriate facilities for learning.
    •Provide learning opportunities for students outside the school walls.

    All Auburn students are supported to graduate with high aspirations, hope for the future, a passion for learning and the capacities to accomplish their dreams.


    Auburn is Maine`s 4th largest city with a population of 23,200. Geographically, Auburn is a mere 45 minute drive to pristine snow covered mountains or breathtaking coastal Maine. Excellent financial, medical and higher educational facilities are available in Auburn and Lewiston. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Auburn School Department is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • DOE Certification
    • At least 2 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

    Application Instructions

    Please review Auburn's Vision


    https://www.auburnschl.edu/district_info/auburns_vision_2030

    Application Questions

    This employer has requested that all applicants answer the following questions. It is highly recommended that you type any essays in a word processing program, save them, and then paste them on the proceeding job application page.

    • 1. What questions or concerns does our Vision 2030 raise for you?
      Long Essay (Answer limited to 4000 characters, including spaces)
    • 2. What in our Vision 2030 aligns with your philosophy of learning & teaching? How are you the right person to help Auburn School Department reach our Vision 2030? Please include specific examples.
      Long Essay (Answer limited to 4000 characters, including spaces)
    • 3. I affirm that all information set forth in this application is accurate, truthful and complete. If I am employed by Auburn School Department, I will abide by all Department of Education and school policies, work on assigned committees, and continue my professional growth to the best of my ability and within reasonable and personal standards. I grant permission for school officials to obtain a personal record check from federal, state, county, and/or local agency, including law enforcement agencies and Division of Family Services; also a credit history check may be made. I release individuals listed as references and current or former employers from any liability for information given in response to a request for an employment reference. I understand that I may be required to take a drug test and physical exam prior to assuming any position for which I may be employed. In the event that I am employed by the District and in the further event that I have provided false or misleading information in this application or in subsequent employment interviews, I understand that my employment may be terminated at any time after the discovery of the false or misleading information.
      Multiple Choice / Multiple Answers
      - I agree with the above statement, please give my application consideration.
      - I DO Not agree and understand I will not be considered for a position in Auburn.

    Contact Information

    • Lila Mitchell, Director
    • 80 Lake Street
    • Auburn, Maine 04210
    • Phone: 207-786-4498
    • Fax: 207-783-9949
    • Email: click here

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