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Writing Teacher - Benhaven Academy

Benhaven Academy is a small private school for students who struggle with traditional learning approaches and the norms of a public school. The Academy offers an individualized school program, focused on academic, communication, social, and vocational instruction for students with autism spectrum disorders, pervasive developmental disabilities, and other related difficulties. If you have limited experience with this population, please still consider applying. We provide a vast amount of training, including at orientation, in supervision, and on the job. We provide individualized instruction to meet each student’s unique educational needs and do not exceed a five to one student-teacher ratio.

The school calendar is based on a traditional academic year. In addition, a 6-week ESY- Extended School Year is encouraged for students. Students attend school from 9:00 to 3:00.  Staff work a 12-month schedule with 37 paid vacation and holidays in addition to 10 sick days.

Position Description:
The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, reflective, have a strong desire to learn and understand utilizing and applying the Connecticut Common Core State Standards for students in grades 6 through 12+. Experience working with adolescents in an alternative school setting or treatment program is preferred but not required.

A teacher’s perspective on what is it like to teach at Benhaven Academy?
Benhaven prioritizes and invests in unparalleled professional development, so you can improve your craft and grow at every stage of your career. With access to resources and support from colleagues, you’re never alone.In the classroom, your creativity is encouraged and embraced. Deliver academic instruction and character development in a way that excites your students and meets their unique needs. We believe every student will learn if given the opportunity.
It’s more than a job. We’re here to work hard. Be nice. And, never stop learning.

Benhaven offers complete benefits - Blue Cross health insurance, dental, a 403b, paid vacation, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, and a profit-sharing plan, among others.


  • Minimum of degree and Connecticut State Certification as an English or Language Arts Educator preferred OR a four-year college or university degree, with major course work in Language Arts or English
  • Knowledge of reading and writing curriculum development and I.E.P. goals/objectives
  • Experience working with adolescents in a general education or special education
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to be an independent worker as well as a team player

Salary: $40,000.00 to $55,000.00 /year

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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