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

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-Bob Bick, Chief Executive Officer

Special Educator - Fay Honey Knopp 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
  • Annual salary starting at $45,160 
  • We offer a competitive salary commensurate to experience

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•219 day contract with paid school breaks plus 11 paid holidays and 10 personal/ sick days
• Comprehensive BCBS Medical with 80% agency-paid premium support for individuals, couples, and families (pro-rated for part time). This Point of Service Plan features no deductible.
• Two Dental options through Delta Dental
• Vision Insurance
• Employer 401(k) contributions 
• Employer Paid Life, AD&D, Short Term and Long Term insurance
• Medical & Childcare Flexible Spending Account
• Childcare Stipend
• Employee Assistance Program
• Employee referral program with financial payment
• Discounted online undergraduate/graduate courses through Champlain College truED
• Award-winning workplace wellness program including physical fitness groups for staff, financial wellness incentives, and ongoing workplace wellness advocacy and education
• Voluntary benefits from local/international businesses: discounted gym memberships, mobile phone service, ski/snowboard passes, auto/home insurance, and more!

*All sign on bonuses are exclusively offered to external staff and will be prorated for any positions with less than 37.5hrs.

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

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