Special Education Teacher

Education Brookline, Massachusetts


We Are Offering A $5,000 Sign On Bonus!

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 by working with our youth!  

Bay Cove Academy is a small, therapeutic day school serving adolescents, ages 12-21, who have a wide range of serious emotional, and or learning difficulties. Our staff provide a highly structured, learning environment for teens whose educational and social needs exceed those which traditional public and private schools can accommodate. We provide education, career development, and clinical service. 

Salary Range: $55,000 - $70,000 (dependent on licensing and experience)

A $5,000 sign-on bonus is being offered after 90 days of employment.

  • YOU will utilize our innovative Attachment, Regulation and Competency (ARC), a trauma informed response framework, to maintain structure within the classroom setting. 
  • YOU will be responsible for planning, preparation, and record keeping including; maintaining a plan book of daily instruction, maintaining emergency plans in case of illness, and maintaining student attendance records and grade books. 
  • YOU will be familiar with the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. 
  • YOU will participate in IEP development and deliver instruction utilizing IEP goals and curriculum frameworks as a guide. 
  • YOU will create a classroom environment conducive to learning by employing a variety of appropriate teaching strategies and support positive, active learning culture through presentation of physical environment and through consistent verbal messages that learning is important.  
  • YOU will work with students in a clinically appropriate manner while maintaining a challenging learning environment. 
  • YOU will work collaboratively with the educational, clinical, nursing, and vocational departments to carry out Bay Cove Academy’s mission. 

Bilingual a plus!! We offer a $1,000 bilingual bonus to any candidate who speaks, reads and writes in a different language other than English. 

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 $4,000 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 in the relevant content area. 
  • 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.