Special Education Teacher

Education Lexington, Massachusetts


Who we are looking for: 

Are you the Special Education Teacher we have been looking for? In this position, you will be able to convey your passion for helping others with a dynamic team by bringing an energetic and positive approach while working with our students! 

Pelham Academy is a residential treatment setting for adolescents that specializes in trauma informed care. Pelham provides 24-hour comprehensive care including a school on site, a full clinical staff, nursing staff, and direct care staff. 

Salary: $55,000 - $65,000 (dependent on licensing and experience)

JRI provides the training so that: 

  • YOU will be able to create and implement structured lesson plans while building a therapeutic rapport with our students.
  • YOU will be able to work collaboratively with our Special Education team to provide the best academics for our students.
  • YOU will be able to attend meetings with family members, collaterals and other teams to address any of the student’s academic needs.
  • YOU will help students discover what makes them feel competent and valued by working with them to develop important life skills. Your day-to-day work will support students in developing a sense of self and provide them the skills to be successful in their next steps.

Why JRI?

  • Be who you are! JRI is strongly committed to providing an inclusive, diverse and welcoming environment for our employees and the people we serve. 
  • Access to our excellent Blue Cross medical and Delta Dental benefits.
  • Retirement benefits including 401K matched up to $800 a year and pension after 5 years of employment.
  • Professional development opportunities such as tuition reimbursement up to almost $4000 per year and discounted tuition rates to select partnership colleges and universities! 
  • Wellness benefits including access to employee resource groups (including multicultural affinity groups, LGBTQ+ advocacy, employee engagement groups, etc.), self-care resources, and an Employee Assistance Program.
  • Generous paid time off up to 19 days for full time employees in your first year and much more!


  • Candidates must have a Massachusetts teaching license.
  • Candidates with a Massachusetts Moderate Special Education License are preferred.
  • Candidates should have knowledge of the needs of the population served; understanding of the range of interventions and treatment required by this population.
  • Candidates should have strong written and oral communication skills and be able to interact with students, families, and collaterals in a positive manner.
  • Candidates should have leadership abilities, be able to work alone in an unsupervised environment, and have the capacity to serve as a responsible, mature, and flexible role model.
  • At JRI, you will learn to provide physical interventions and verbal de-escalations to provide the safest therapeutic atmosphere for our youth.
  • Background and driving record checks will be performed.

JRI is strongly committed to providing an inclusive, diverse and welcoming environment for our employees and the people we serve. Persons from diverse backgrounds including women, communities of color, the LGBTQ community and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. JRI is an equal opportunity employer.