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Special Education Teacher

HPI – Windham, Connecticut
Department HPI
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $44,000 per year

Position Title: Special Education Teacher – Educational and Professional Support Services 

Definition of Position: The Special Education Teacher will help Horizons' to expand its Educational and Professional Support Services program and respond to the changing needs of students. The Special Education Teacher will help to support individuals with developmental disabilities in their transition education and is responsible for implementing each student’s support plan. 

In this position you will:

  • Write and implement lesson plans.
  • Plan community based learning activities
  • Evaluate and document progress and accomplishments of students
  • Coordinate team meetings
  • Act as a case manager for the students
  • Meet with Director of Educational & Professional Support Services as needed

Required Qualifications:

  • Teaching Certificate (Special Education preferred)
  • Prefer a minimum of two year’s experience working with people with special needs.
  • Must possess a valid Connecticut driver’s license, acceptable driving record, and reliable transportation
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background & license check performed by Horizons


  • Competitive salary starting at $44,000
  • 401K eligibility with a 3% employer match
  • Health, Dental, Vision, Pet, and Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Short-term Disability and Life Insurance

Our Mission:

To create and sustain person-centered opportunities for people with special needs where they live, learn, work, and play.

About Horizons:

Horizons has been offering support to individuals with developmental disabilities and other special needs for nearly 40 years. Founded as a summer camp, Horizons has since expanded to offer year-round opportunities through Supported Employment & Options, Supported Living, and Educational Support Services. Today, the organization supports nearly 1,700 people annually by focusing on each person’s capacity and talents while responding to the changing needs of families, individuals, and the community. We expect more than what others think is possible.

Learn more at our website – www.horizonsct.org

We are an equal opportunity employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. 

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