VAISEF Member Job Posting – Little Keswick School

Little Keswick School, Inc.

“Bringing Students’ Unique Potential to Light”

Immediate Openings

High School Language and History Teacher

Little Keswick School is currently accepting applications for a high school language arts and history teacher. Candidates must be licensed or license eligible by the state of Virginia and certified in the areas of emotional disturbance, intellectual disabilities and/or specific learning disabilities. A graduate level degree is preferred.

We are searching for an innovative, highly qualified, and passionate teacher who is interested in becoming part of a unique, supportive, and fulfilling learning community dedicated to supporting the special social, emotional, and academic needs of our boys.

The Little Keswick School is a small, private therapeutic boarding school for boys ages 10-18 who are working to develop the skills to manage and overcome a variety of learning, social, and emotional challenges. We are a small and intimate community of 35 students (at maximum enrollment) and a variety of professionals and support staff that includes clinical psychologists, special education teachers, classroom aides, residential counselors, administrators, and occupational, speech, and art therapists. Additionally, students also benefit from a variety of extracurricular and enrichment activities such as therapeutic horseback riding, art, wood shop, swimming, sports, and clubs throughout our expansive country campus. Visit the school’s website to watch an aerial view of the campus.

While many teachers throughout the country struggle with prescribed and restrictive curriculum, high-stakes testing, and a general lack of support, LKS teachers enjoy the flexibility of designing and delivering meaningful and differentiated instruction that meets the students’ needs. Our collaborative classrooms are comprised eight or fewer students plus a teacher and a highly trained, experienced classroom aide who supports instruction and provides behavioral support. (Link to an aerial view of the campus: http://bit.ly/1TeJDLy)

Benefits of Working at LKS:

  • Beautiful, historic, wooded campus with an equestrian program, therapy dogs, community vegetable and herb garden, a pond, fountains, sports field, gymnasium, outdoor pool, and a renovated train depot where we eat meals as a community
  • Weekly professional collaboration with teachers, therapists, and counselors
  • “Teamwork” and “Building Community” aren’t just mottos; they’re the core of our campus culture
  • On-campus professional development and tuition assistance for conferences, courses, or continuing education
  • Classroom aides provide behavioral and academic support; additional support counselors are part of the academic team
  • Internationally recognized and award-winning school; licensed by the VA Dept. of Education and the VA Dept. of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services; accredited by the VA Association of Independent Specialized Education Facilities
  • Salary commensurate with areas public schools
  • Mandt certification
  • Medical, dental, life insurance, pension plan, and paid vacation

Contact: Jody Berkey, Academic Coordinator

Phone: 434-295-0457 ext 37

Email: jberkey@littlekeswickschool.net

Website: littlekeswickschool.net

 

Residential Counselors, Full, Part time

Little Keswick School is a private, therapeutic, residential school serving boys, ages 9-17 years old who have learning disabilities and emotional challenges.  Little Keswick School is an award winning program located in central Virginia, six miles east of Charlottesville, home of the University of Virginia, and near the Blue Ridge Mountains.

We are best known for our history of success using a nurturing approach to help unique students grow and develop.  We take pride in helping our students experience success, but also in nurturing the growth of our staff as people and professionals.

The Residential Program seeks energetic, engaging applicants who have a passion for helping children experience personal growth.  The Residential program offers students a setting to practice and learn interpersonal and life skills. Counselors are responsible for building therapeutic relationships, teaching Social Thinking © skills, planning engaging leisure activities, and supporting in life space counseling.  The ideal applicant is a blended-professional who is organized, who can attend to details, who enjoys being physically active, and who can use inter-personal skills in supporting others.

Benefits of working for Little Keswick School include:

  • Hands-on experience working with students having a wide range of social and emotional needs
  • Opportunities to consult with Educators and Psychologists on a daily basis
  • Participation in weekly professional development meetings
  • Implementing an innovative and proven behavioral intervention program
  • Being part of a Nationally Recognized, Award-Winning program
  • Mandt certification
  • Medical, dental, life insurance, tuition assistance
  • Profit sharing plan & 401 K
  • $30,000 – 34,000 for full time with benefits

Contact: Marc Columbus
P.O. Box 24
Keswick, VA  22947
Phone: 434-295-0457, Fax: 434-977-1892
Please email resume to: childebrand@littlekeswickschool.net  Web: www.littlekeswickschool.net

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