Special Educator - Fay Honey Knopp School- $2,000 SIGN ON BONUS

Special Educator - Fay Honey Knoop School

Develop, and implement an academic curriculum while supporting teachers and staff that meet the unique needs of students in an alternative educational program.

The Fay Honey Knopp School, located in Rutland, VT, is a State Board of Education approved independent school. It provides a therapeutic educational program offering unique learning opportunities to inspire personal change and well-being for adolescent males, ages 12-17 years, grades 7-12.  The students enrolled in Fay Honey Knopp are part of a residential treatment program that assists youth who have engaged in sexually harmful behaviors. The programming and collaboration between the two entities is intensive and trauma informed.  


  • Collaborate with Teachers and other colleagues to create safe, inclusive, and culturally responsive learning environments to engage students in meaningful learning activities and social interactions
  • Utilize diagnostic teaching, informal assessments, and ongoing progress monitoring to assess student's academic, social, emotional, and behavioral functioning
  • Help to resolve interpersonal conflicts, teaches problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Contribute to student progress notes, comprehensive evaluation reports and individualized education plans (IEP's)
  • Facilitate IEP and quarterly meetings for students
  • Facilitate student's intake to FHK and reintegration to a community-based school setting upon discharge


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Special Educator licensure (grades 7-12) Applicants who are eligible for a provisional license are also encouraged to apply.
  • Valid driver's license, use of a personal vehicle and a clean driving record
  • Must be comfortable with and capable of being compassionately assertive and thriving within a dynamic environment that utilizes Relational and Trauma Informed instructional strategies.


  • Full time
  • Exempt
  • We offer a competitive salary commensurate to experience

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  • 36 paid days off
  • 401k with up to 8% employer contribution
  • Excellent Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Disability Insurance
  • Childcare stipend

*All sign on bonuses are exclusively offered to external staff and internal staff are not eligible.

*All referral bonuses are exclusively offered to internal staff and external applicants are not eligible.

Howard Center is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The agency's culture and service delivery is strengthened by the diversity of its workforce.  Minorities, people of color, LGBTQIA and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  EOE/TTY. Visit "About Us" to review Howard Center's EOE policy.