MATH / SpEd TEACHER - Spark Academy

Posted 11 days ago
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Special Education

Must hold a license issued by Utah State Office of Education.
The license must be in one of the following types: Elementary Education (1-8) (Level 1), Elementary Education (1-8) (Level 2), Elementary Education (1-8) (Level 3), Elementary Education (1-8) (ARL), Middle Education (5-9) (Level 1), Middle Education (5-9) (Level 2), Middle Education (5-9) (Level 3), Middle Education (5-9) (ARL), Secondary - ATC only (Level 1) , Secondary - ATC only (Level 2), Secondary - ATC only (Level 3), Secondary - ATC only (ARL), Secondary Education (6-12) (Level 1), Secondary Education (6-12) (Level 2), Secondary Education (6-12) (Level 3), Secondary Education (6-12) (ARL), Special Education (K-12+) (Level 1), Special Education (K-12+) (Level 2), Special Education (K-12+) (Level 3), Special Education (K-12+) (ARL), Secondary (APT only) (ARL), Secondary (APT only) (Level 1), Secondary (APT only) (Level 2), Secondary (APT only) (Level 3), Secondary - ATC only (Level 1), Professional License - Elementary, Professional License - Secondary Education, Associate License - Elementary, Associate License - Secondary Education, Professional License - Special Education, Associate License - Special Education.
The license position area must be in one of the following areas: Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Math (General), Pre-Algebra, Trigonometry, Autism, Mild/Moderate Disabilities.
The license must be in one of the following grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th.
The license status must be active or about to graduate from a state-approved teacher preparation program.


Spark Academy is a co-ed, residential treatment program for adolescents, specializing in autism and neurodiversity. Besides treatment, we provide a full curriculum, year-round school as part of helping our students discover a love of learning and confidence in their education. We are accredited by the Utah State Board of Education as a special education school, and utilize instructional pedagogy that is centered on project-based learning.

We currently seek to hire a Teacher with Special Education experience for the subject of Math. We look for a candidate who exemplifies innovation and resourcefulness in curriculum development and teaching methods! We seek someone who can help our students engage with their peers, utilizing higher-level thinking skills applicable to real-life implementation as they work through their projects and curriculum!

Spark Academy is part of the parent company, The Heritage Community, located in Provo, UT. Originally founded in 1984, The Heritage Community is a long-standing and established treatment program! As a true, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, we are one of few in the nation with a non-profit mission, and maintain high integrity in standards of care! We provide a competitive salary, benefits, and training opportunities. Come learn more about Spark Academy and be a part of our mission to help individuals heal and thrive!

Schedule: • Exempt. Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM. • Our academic calendar and contracts are YEAR-ROUND, with two-week breaks in between each term. • The incumbent is intended to start by the new term on July 2024.

Duties and Responsibilities: • Design and teach lesson plans the subject of Math. • Assure lesson plans have clearly defined goals and objectives for project-based learning. • Educate students, ages 13 to 18, with various academic levels and special needs. • Frequently communicate and work with the Special Education Coordinator to receive updates regarding IEP goals for each student assigned to your classroom. • Maintain accurate and complete records of students' progress and development, submitting grade reports on time.

Knowledge and Abilities: • Understanding of adolescent development, with competence to teach the adolescent population. • Aptitude of special education, particularly methods to successfully teach students on the high-functioning Autism Spectrum or who demonstrate other neurodiverse behaviors or diagnoses. • Awareness and understanding of Project-Based Learning, or a willingness to learn and grow within this instructional pedagogy. • Teaching skills that are engaging and edifying, while balanced with diligence and tenacity. • Excellent organization skills to provide a physical and academic structure conducive to learning. • Even temperament, with ability to mediate situations calmly when students need support due to escalation or frustration.

Qualifications: • Bachelor's Degree in Special Education, Secondary Education, or Math. • Current Utah Educator license with Spanish Language endorsement. • Special Education endorsement preferred. • Must be at least 20 years of age or older to apply. • Proficiency and fluency in speaking, understanding, reading, and writing English.

Unique Perks Working at The Heritage Community: • Two-week breaks between academic terms, for planned vacations and professional development. • Small classroom sizes; no more than 12 students per Teacher. •Being actively involved and having a voice in the decision-making process for the overall structure of the school. • Great autonomy and Teacher collaboration for curriculum creation and development. • In-classroom assistance from residential Coaches. • Personal, engaged supervision with strong camaraderie and a team network for continual support!

Benefits: • Comprehensive insurance package: Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life. • Health Savings Account option, with generous company matching contributions. • Company paid short-term and long-term disability coverage. • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan after one-year of continuous employment, with the company matching contributions. • 8 paid holidays per year, outside of leave benefits. • PTO hours, accruing on first day of hire. • Sundance Mountain Resort corporate passes. • Membership discount at the Provo and Orem Recreation Centers.

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The Heritage Community

5600 N. Heritage School Dr. , Provo, UT 84604

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The Heritage Community

5600 N. Heritage School Dr. , Provo, UT 84604