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Employment


The Department of Human Resources welcomes you to our Employment page. We value qualified, enthusiastic candidates to join our team and share our commitment to assuring ACCEL is a place “Meeting Every Special Need”.
 
Below is a listing of current job opportunities. If you are interested in a specific position and there is not a current opening at this time, please check back at a later date as our openings frequently change.
 
A report from the U.S. Department of Education presents data from the Schools and Staffing Survey, which demonstrates that private school teachers appear to be happier about their jobs than public school teachers. (Data are from the 1999-2000 SASS and appear in table 74 of the Digest of Education Statistics: 2002, published June 2003).
 
If you would like to apply for a position please email your resume and salary requirements to:HR@accel.org

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Certified Staff

Director of Adult Services
SUMMARY: Oversees and directs all aspects of ACCEL’s Adult Services program, providing lifelong education and vocational training for individuals over the age of 18 with developmental disabilities, including but not limited to intellectual impairment and autism spectrum disorder.

Teacher of the Visually Impaired
SUMMARY: Applicants must possess knowledge of principles, methods, practices, and resources related to the education and development of children who are blind or visually impaired; and the ability to evaluate and describe the functional vision of children who are visually impaired. The Vision Teacher must be skilled at teaching Braille reading and writing and the use of adaptive devices and technology related to Braille, low vision and activities of daily living. This position requires the planning of curriculum, preparing lessons, and other instructional materials according to the skills level of students; implementing strategies to support the child’s use of vision and/or orientation and mobility. Review and corrects completed assignments using such aids as Braille writer, slate and stylus or computer. Collaborates with classroom staff to design field trips to promote experiential learning. Encourages students to participate in verbal and sensory classroom learning experiences to ensure their comprehension of subject matter, development of social skills and ability to identify objects encountered in daily living. This position will require responsibilities within a wide variety of classroom settings, student age and skill levels.

Special Education Teacher
SUMMARY: Instruct students with physical, cognitive, and emotional/behavioral challenges by adapting and developing educational materials to meet the unique needs of students. Strive to ensure that students reach their full learning potential.


Support Staff

Communications Coordinator
SUMMARY: The Communications Coordinator is responsible for the support and coordination of ACCEL’s marketing and communications efforts as well as support for ACCEL’s volunteer and third party fundraisers.

Maintenance Assistant
SUMMARY: Performs routine reactive and scheduled preventative maintenance and repair procedures on ACCEL buildings and systems at direction of maintenance supervisor.

BISTA Clinic Behavior Technician
SUMMARY: Provides evidence-based behavioral, intervention, treatment and educational services to individuals with special needs. Provides case management, oversight, therapy, and develops behavior plans.

Direct Service Provider
SUMMARY: Assists in the instruction and training of clients designed to promote educational, social, and physical growth needed to achieve the skill levels as identified in each client’s individual service plan (ISP).

Special Education Paraprofessional
SUMMARY: Assists in the instruction of individual students or small groups in activities designed to promote educational, social, and physical growth needed to achieve the skill levels as identified in each student’s individual education programs (IEP).


Employees say they choose to work for ACCEL for the following reasons:
-Colleagues share the school’s mission
-Smaller school size and class size
-Low student to staff ratios
-Flexibility to create special programs like the recording studio, rock band, and student-run enterprises
-Excellent reputation in the community
-Staff cooperative effort is high
-Less likelihood to “face a lot of frustration”
-Support services – Mentor Teacher, consulting psychologist, behavior team
-More participation and freedom in selecting program direction
-Feelings of increased safety
-Supplies readily available
-Streamlined administration; easier to affect change
But the number one reason is……the STUDENTS!