Special Education Teacher - Part Time

Education Housatonic, MA


We Are Offering A $2,000 Sign-On Bonus!

Who we are looking for:

Are you the Part Time Special Education Teacher we have been looking for? Berkshire Meadows is a residential school for children with complex medical, intellectual and developmental differences. The 365-day-a-year program includes nursing and medical services, allied health services, and activities of daily living development. Set in the picturesque Berkshire Hills, Berkshire Meadows has homelike residences that are fully accessible homes and enable and maximize growth and skill development. 

School Hours: Monday - Friday 8AM to 4PM (Some Flexibility)

PLUS $2,000 Sign-On Bonus ($1,000 paid after 4 weeks of employment and another $1,000 paid after 6 months on the job.)

JRI provides the training so that:

  • YOU will develop and prepare and instructional materials. 
  • YOU will teach students with autism and complex special needs in a warm, supportive environment.
  • YOU will understand and implement each students Individual Educational Plan. 
  • YOU will plan weekly classroom activities. 
  • YOU will complete all required assessments and reports per State and Federal guidelines. 
  • YOU will supervise classroom paraprofessionals. 
  • YOU will follow all procedures related to authorization, monitoring, physician's orders, observation, and documentation. 
  • YOU will work as a team to support best treatment plans including other disciplines (OT, PT, Nursing, Residential Counselors). 
  • YOU will maintain the cleanliness of classroom and supervise students at all times. 
  • YOU will assist with activities of daily living, including meals and toileting.
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.
  • We offer a $2,000 bilingual bonus to new hires who speak a second language other than English!
  • Reimbursement is available for employees to cover the registration costs and annual fees for any professional license required for work such as LMHC, LCSW, LICSW, RN and more!
  • 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!


  • Applicants must have a MA DESE License in Special Education (severe disabilities preferred). We are able to consider candidates who are currently pursuing their license and will provide supervision and training to expand your professional expertise. Out of state certifications will also be considered. 
  • All new employees are required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against Covid-19. 
  • Applicants with a current certification in CPR are preferred. Training provided if needed.
  • Applicants must be able to work alone unsupervised.
  • Applicants must maintain valid driver’s license.
  • 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.