ELA/History Teacher- DYS Springfield

Region: West
Address: 280 Tinkham Rd, Springfield, MA 01129, USA
Category: Teachers/Instructors
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Immediate Opening: The Collaborative for Educational Services (CES) is seeking a passionate classroom ELA/History Teacher to provide direct educational instruction to youth assigned to the Department of Youth Services (DYS) in Springfield, MA.  Our ideal candidate will value professionalism, positive youth development, and culturally responsive teaching, and be committed to working with youth who have been placed at risk. Classes are small and teachers should have a highly personalized approach with a focus on academic and behavioral success. We are a supportive team who offer teachers growth through coaching and continued professional development.  Candidates should possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, and a current Massachusetts teaching license in English or History at the secondary level (8-12); (5-8) will be considered. Other content areas at the secondary level (8-12) may also be considered. Demonstrated successful teaching with high-risk youth highly desirable. Successful candidates may be eligible for the teacher loan forgiveness program for up to $17,500. 

We value: Quality and excellence, innovation, creativity and vision, inclusiveness, equity and diversity and collaboration with others. Creating a community of care is foundational to the work we do… together!

Social Justice and Equity work is central to our mission, especially in these times. We understand that all forms of oppression are damaging. We engage in this work pro-actively and purposefully, with the intent of positive outcomes, and because we need to.
We hope that you will join us in this work!
This is you:

  1. You have a passion for teaching all students, especially those who have been marginalized.
  2. You value professionalism and culturally responsive educational opportunities.
  3. You strive to understand emerging trends in education, seek to thoughtfully employ best practices, support diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). 
  4. You recognize that addressing societal oppression and inequities requires ongoing education and a commitment to allyship. 

Workplace Health and Safety: CES employees working on site in DYS, DMH, DPH or CHC facilities are required to demonstrate that they have received COVID-19 vaccination. 

Compensation: Teacher scale is based on licensure and education. $43,000 -$67,000

CES Benefits: CES offers a comprehensive benefit package including: Health, Dental, Vision, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, and voluntary Short Term Disability, enhanced Vision and additional Life Insurance. Health Insurance is offered through Tufts/Harvard Pilgrim and includes two plan options: PPO with a self-funded Health Savings Account, and HMO with a Health Reimbursement Account funded by CES to support a portion of health insurance deductions.  FSA and Dependent Care accounts are available. CES is considered a quasi-state agency and provides two retirement options for employees based on eligibility. Employees are vested after ten years of creditable service. Professional development and mentoring offered throughout the school year.  
Application Process: apply online at CES Career page, upload cover letter, resume, license and references.
Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

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