Position Summary:

We are seeking inspired and dynamic educators to join our founding team and provide a top quality education for all of our students. Whether you are starting your teaching career or are looking to launch a new chapter, your passion and experience will be deeply valued and your opportunities for growth and impact will be limitless. Your natural talents will be fostered and we will provide continuous training and support to help you be an incredibly effective teacher. As a member of the DRCS team, you will be trusted to make decisions and held accountable for critical results. You will engage in a positive and professional workplace focused on developing practice, service, and purpose.


  • The ability to motivate, support, and challenge students in student-centered, IEP goal driven classroom community
  • Genuine interest, belief, and care for students’ personal and academic success
  • Commitment to professional growth, self-reflection, receptiveness to feedback, practice, and a desire to continuously improve
  • A positive, growth mindset and a drive for personal excellence
  • A strong sense of professional responsibility as well as personal accountability for student achievement
  • Solutions-oriented resiliency to respond positively and effectively to challenges
  • Outstanding instructional skills driven by data and delivered through rigorous and engaging strategies

Essential Functions:

  • Create educational experiences to support the individual IEP goals of each student 
  • Provide multimodal instruction with multiple opportunities for repetition. 
  • Confer with parents, administrators, testing specialists, social workers, and other professionals to develop individualized education programs (IEPs) designed to promote students’ educational, physical, and social/emotional development
  • Create and execute individual education plans for each of the students in your care
  • Create and distribute progress reports quarterly
  • Provide direct and indirect instructional support to students in a positive environment
  • Instruct students in academic subjects using a variety of techniques such as phonetics, multi-sensory learning, and repetition to reinforce learning and to meet students’ varying needs and interests
  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining an environment conducive to learning for all students
  • Maintain accurate and complete student records and prepare reports on children and activities, as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations
  • Develop plans for effective communication, monitoring, and follow-up of students in inclusive classroom settings
  • Provide crisis intervention, as needed, for students and those in inclusive classrooms
  • Assist in collection of data for providing appropriate classroom interventions

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required with a record of personal, professional, and/or academic achievement
  • Teacher certification- completed or in process
  • Commitment to and experience working with underserved communities
  • Determination to drive student achievement and set high expectations for all students
  • Experience with ABA techniques preferred

Title: Special Education Teacher (Self-Contained)
Location: Philadelphia, PA 19134
Job Type: Full-time