Special Education Teacher - Elementary School

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Vanguard Elementary School/Classroom Teacher

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The Vanguard School

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The Vanguard School has openings for Special Education Classroom Teachers in our Elementary School program servings students ages 5 to 12. We are looking for creative, compassionate teachers with experience working with students diagnosed with autism, emotional disorders, and/or behavioral needs.

As a Classroom Teacher, you'll develop and implement academic, social, and daily living lessons for your class of 5 to 8 students. With support from a full-time Classroom Aide, you'll monitor student progress, implement behavior plans, and maintain accurate records. You will have the opportunity to consult and collaborate with multiple professionals including a psychologist, behavior analyst, and other related service professionals. In addition, we provide training in managing student behaviors, implementing positive behavior support strategies, and other professional development topics.
POSITION DETAILS AT A GLANCE Work Schedule: School Year (191 days)
Work Hours: 7:45AM to 3:30PM, Monday to Friday
Payrate: Beginning at $43,500 for recent grads
Starting salary is higher for applicants with special ed teaching experience
♦ Additional pay can be earned working any of our summer programs (ESY, Camp, Beach Week)
Benefits: ♦ Paid health and dental insurance (single coverage)
♦ Paid sick days (10) & personal days (4)
♦ 9% employer contribution to our Retirement Plan
♦ College tuition reimbursement
♦ Professional development including annual safety care training
Requirements: ♦ Bachelor's degree in Special Education or a related field
♦ Current, valid Pennsylvania certification in Special Education (PK-8 or N-12)
♦ Exposure to and participation in a special education setting and knowledge of classroom management techniques
♦ Familiarity with positive behavior support and/or experience providing direct services to students on the autism spectrum and/or with emotional disorders is preferred
♦ Ability to recognize the individuality and uniqueness of each student and treat him/her with respect and dignity
♦ 3 background clearances dated within the past 12 months
To Apply: Complete our online application and upload your resume and teaching certificate. Click the RED APPLY BUTTON above!


Valley Forge Educational Services (VFES) offers educational, summer and employment-related programs for people with disabilities. We are committed to helping students and participants develop a strong sense of self-worth to realize their value as contributing members of the community.

Our programs:

  • The Vanguard School is a PA licensed, Approved Private School serving students, 4–21 years of age with autism spectrum disorders, developmental disabilities, and students who experience social-emotional, executive functioning and behavioral difficulties.
  • Adult and Recreation Services offers educational and recreational programming for young people, 7–21 years of age, with special needs and learning challenges. 
  • Customized Workforce Solutions provides employment-related services to adults with disabilities. 
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1777 North Valley Road
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