Job Description

Employment Value: Join our team of dedicated professionals providing support and treatment to children, youth and families facing mental health, child welfare and addiction challenges. We innovate and adapt the diverse perspectives of our population, for both our team and our clients. Through our Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU), hospital diversion program (New Vistas) and Jefferson Hills Academy, we use some of the most current practices, interventions and protocols to address the complex needs of vulnerable youth and their families. We are committed to diversity and inclusiveness.

Teachers at Jefferson Hills Academy and New Vistas/CSU have a unique chance to be creative, developing curriculum that engages and encourages our students with diverse special needs including behavior and mental health issues. We provide small class sizes and the opportunity to work on a multidisciplinary team with other educators, therapists, and medical professionals. Together, we make a difference in the lives of our children and youth every day. Join us!

Teachers provide specialized educational programming to some of our most academically challenged students. Teachers have a significantly reduced classroom size so they can meet the needs of each individual.


Bachelors/Licensed Teacher:

$1000 at 1 month anniversary.

$1000 at 6 month anniversary.

Masters/Licensed/Special Education Teacher:

$2000 at 1 month anniversary.

$2000 at 6 month anniversary.

Administrative/Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

Position Purpose:

  • Prepares lessons in advance for all assigned classes: provides written lesson plans to the principal upon request. 
  • Maintains classroom management techniques to insure the safety and security of each student. 
  • Contributes on a consistent basis to positive team spirit.
  • Collaborates/communicates effectively and consistently with all members of Jefferson Hills’ multidisciplinary team on a regular basis and all outside agencies. 
  • Coordinates and assists regular education teachers with modification of curriculum to meet remedial/enrichment needs of students. 
  • Demonstrates effective use of Teaching Assistant in the classroom, with student behavioral and teacher support needs. 
  • Works with Education Coordinator to implement IEP process. 
  • Attends IEP meetings, completes testing, and participates in the IEP process in conjunction with states and federal requirements. 
  • Communicates IEP & Transition goals and objectives with regular education teachers and other education staff, Treatment Coordinator, unit staff and tracks progress. 
  • Keeps accurate and timely students records, completes Monthly Academic Progress Reports and Discharge Summaries within prescribed time lines. 
  • Attends &/or gives input to all Case Conferences for students on assigned caseload. 
  • Maintains a professional relationship with parents and guardians of the students.
  • Attends and actively participates in all teacher meeting and in-services as scheduled. 
  • Maintains awareness and compliance with all policies and procedures of Jefferson Hills and with applicable governing agencies. 
  • Participates in on-going professional growth classes, in-services, workshops and training to increase professional knowledge and proficiency. Services collaboratively and in coordination with others. 
  • Refrains from dual relationships with residents and their families as defined by Jefferson Hills. 
  • Ability and strength to handle all teaching duties. Must meet the Jefferson Hills physical requirements. 
  • Maintains a culturally and socioeconomically sensitive environment for children/youth. 
  • Successfully completes all required trainings in a timely manner. 
  • Follows and enforces all Jefferson Hills’ Policies and Procedures, including but not limited to confidentiality, sexual harassment/harassment, dual relationships, physical and sexual abuse reporting, Corporate Compliance and Code of Ethics. 
  • Must be willing and able to perform physical restraints with clients using required CPI techniques.

Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, & Experience:

  • B.A. level and Colorado Department of Education license endorsed in Special Education Generalist or valid TTE in Special Education.
  • Must be able to submit a valid driver’s license and DMV driving record within 14 business days of hire to the human resources department.
  • Current Colorado State Teaching License with Special Education Endorsement or subject area Secondary Education Endorsement with TTE in Special Education in Moderate/Affective Needs.
  • Experience working with students with Asperger’s Syndrome preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to modify curriculum to meet diverse needs.
  • Experience with the IEP process. Experience working as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Experience and demonstrated ability with individual academic testing and interpretation including, but not limited to Woodcock-Johnson III, GORT, Criterion Reading and Mathematics Assessment, Individualized Reading Inventories and various vocational Testing instruments.

For Consideration:

  • Please apply with your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements.
  • Jefferson Hills is dedicated to providing equal employment opportunity regardless of age, race, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation or any other protected status according to Colorado state and federal laws.

  • Applicants must be 21 years or older.
  • Applicants must submit Driver's license and driving record upon hiring.

NOTE: This position works in a licensed, residential child care facility. Drug screen and rigorous background check required for employment.

Jefferson Hills offers a comprehensive, affordable benefits program including health, dental and vision coverage, 403(b) with company match, long and short term disability plans and A FREE MEAL FOR EVERY 8 HOURS WORKED!
We seek to provide professional learning and development through ongoing training and a tuition reimbursement program. 

Jefferson Hills is an equal opportunity employer.

COVID VACCINATION NOTICE: In accordance with Jefferson Hills’ duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, and in accordance with the Colorado State Board of Health’s Emergency Rules as a licensed facility with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), all new hires must present proof of COVID-19 vaccination at the time of hire or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption from Jefferson Hills prior to being hired to safeguard the health of our employees, clients, and their families.