Do you enjoy working with a specialized population, shaping
educational experiences that will help them build social and emotional
skills? Are you excited about taking a holistic approach to help
children affected by trauma? At Eagle House, a psychiatric residential
treatment program (PRTF), you’ll enjoy small class sizes and a
hands-on learning environment. Work with a multidisciplinary team to
plan field trips and activities that complement the curriculum and the
milieu experiences of the children.
The Teacher II will be responsible to teach a classroom of up to 8
students with significant emotional, behavioral, learning and/or
mental health issues. He/she will develop and coordinate the academic
curriculum for the classroom; conduct formal educational assessments
as assigned by the Planning and Placement Team (PPT) and write
academic reports as required; participate in the development of the
IEP and propose goals and objectives as well as other Individual
Education Program (IEP) components as appropriate.
- Plan for and ensure the delivery of all required services to each
student in the program.
- Demonstrate familiarity with each student’s IEP and all relevant
- Conduct educational intake assessments on new students.
- Provide direct instruction to students in all academic areas.
- Attend all relevant planning meetings for students.
- Work closely with collateral agencies to ensure appropriate
transition and discharge planning for students.
- Write all necessary academic reports for students including, but
not limited to: evaluation reports if requested by a PPT, progress
reports, report cards, etc. Draft IEP goals and objectives and other
IEP components as appropriate.
- Participate in regular program meetings, Clinical Rounds,
individual supervision sessions, etc.
- Implement appropriate behavior management systems within the
- Participate in trainings, workshops and meetings identified by the agency
- Maintain all necessary trainings and certification to perform job
- Work closely with Education Coordinator, Program Director, and
other Eagle House staff to ensure continuity of treatment services
with residential program.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Master’s degree in special education.
- Must hold current Provisional, or Professional Educator
Certification in Special Education from the Connecticut State
Department of Education.
- Must be able to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team and
coordinate classroom team.
- Ability to manage stress and to respond to emergency situations
safely and calmly.
- Must have a thorough understanding of child development and the
impact of emotional, behavioral and learning disabilities on learning
- Possess solid general computer skills, including ability to work
in a Windows environment using Microsoft Office Suite.
- Must be culturally competent to serve student population.
- Physically able to perform the essential functions of the
position, with or without reasonable accommodations, i.e. must be
able to supervise groups of children and perform physical
intervention if required; must be able to move freely from place to
place without restriction.
About The Program
About Eagle House
Eagle House provides residential behavioral health treatment for children ages 6-12 who are transitioning from psychiatric hospitalization. Serving as a “step-down,” Eagle House helps prepare them for community-based treatment and a family or foster care setting.
Residents attend school onsite and receive intensive clinical support services, including ongoing nursing and psychiatry, family, group and individual therapy, and case management.
Professional staff at Eagle House use an active engagement/coaching/trauma-informed model of care to build relationships with the youth in order to stabilize them, help them improve overall functioning, and build the skills necessary to transition into a family successfully and permanently.
About The Village
The Village was one of the first agencies in the country to provide homes for neglected children. Today, we continue to achieve our mission "to build a community of strong, healthy families who protect and nurture children" by providing a full range of behavioral health, early childhood and youth development, substance abuse treatment, and support services for children, families and adults in the Greater Hartford region.Our staff are energetic, enthusiastic, mission-driven and open to learning. If you’d like to grow your career in a diverse and supportive environment rich with learning opportunities, join us!
The Village offers a comprehensive flexible benefits package designed to aid in the health and well-being of our employees and their dependents, including:
- Medical and Prescription Coverage
- Health Savings Account (HSA), with employer contribution of up to $1,000 per year
- Dental and Vision Insurance
- Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
- Annual on-site flu clinics
- Employer paid Life and AD&D Insurance
- Employer paid Dependent Life Insurance
- Employer paid Long-Term Disability Insurance
- Employer Paid Business Travel Insurance
- 403(b) Plan with Employer Contribution and Match
Advancement in your Career
- Annual Professional License Reimbursement
- Clinical Supervision toward Licensure
- Continuing Education Units (CEU’s)
- Student Loan Forgiveness Program – National Health Service Corp (NHSC)
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Employer paid and confidential counseling services
- Paid Holidays
- Paid time off; including 15 days of vacation, 12 days of sick and bereavement leave