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Education Director - Special Education 

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Location PA CIDD Cares  
Open Date 12/7/2017  
Req Number EDU-17-00439  

Education Director - Special Education - Greater Philadelphia, PA

Devereux CARES School is seeking a dynamic leader for our private school located in Downingtown, PA. The Education Director is responsible for maintaining the high quality of the school's educational and clinical programs, as well as day-to-day operations, and will be supported and supervised by Devereux Pennyslvania's State Autism Director.

This role will allow the chosen individual to lead, collaborate, and help define Devereux's direction moving forward. You will have the opportunity to interact with students, staff, and families. You are an ideal candidate for this role if you love making a difference, seeing your impact, and improving lives. This tremendous opportunity will allow you to draw upon all of your skills: Master's level education, training in Applied Behavioral Analysis, and proven leadership ability.


Devereux CARES (Center for Autism Research and Educational Services) is an approved private school educating approximately 60 students with autism who need a high level of support. Typically, class size has 5 students with 4 staff. All instruction is designed using principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA) to teach skills in natural environments and routines. Our students have been diagnosed with autism, IDD, and/or violent behaviors. CARES uses Devereux's PBIS Autism Model, which focuses on the use of performance management strategies to ensure that all staff are meeting classroom expectations and that students are thriving and being safe (using positive approaches). Staff enjoy making a difference in a supportive setting-we pride ourselves on our intensive clinical team of experts.


Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is one of the largest and most advanced behavioral healthcare organizations in the country. We have a unique model that connects the latest scientific and medical advancements to practical, effective interventions in the treatment of behavioral health. We were founded in 1912 by one of the first pioneers in the field, Helena Devereux. Today, we are a national nonprofit partner for individuals, families, schools and communities, serving many of the most vulnerable members of our society in areas of autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, specialty mental health, and child welfare.

We offer a competitive salary, provided a comprehensive health and welfare benefits program to eligible full-time employees, family members, and domestic partners. Health and welfare programs include medical, dental, prescription drug, preventative care, mental health services, and an Employee Assistance / Work Life Balance Program, as well as generous time-off policies, and a 403 B retirement plan. Additionally, voluntary, employee paid, Vision and Supplemental Life Insurance are available to FT employees.

**It is the intent of Devereux to continue to offer these benefits; however, we reserve the right to change or stop them at any time, with or without notice.

Keywords: Education, BCBA, PBIS, Supervisor, Principal, Autism, Special Education, ABA, Applied Behavior Analysis, Education Director, Director of Education, Director of Education Services, Assistant Principal, Assistant Director

Position Requirements


- Master’s Degree required in Special Education, Psychology, or a related field; Doctoral Degree preferred.

- Certified PA Principal certification or Supervisor of Special Education certification (PDE approved) or eligible for certification.

- BCBA or BCBA-D certification preferred (or enrolled in a BCBA program).


- Experience using applied behavior analysis instructional strategies and positive behavior support. Strong understanding of evidence-based practice in autism services, ABA and educational processes.

- Minimum five (5) years working with individuals with autism in a setting that utilized ABA and PBIS principles.

- Minimum five (5) years supervising other professionals (teachers, clinicians, and/or other administrators).

- Excellent leadership skills-ability to facilitate and run meetings.

Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Job Summary Schedule: Monday-Friday, competitive salary and excellent benefits - learn more about!  
Contact Information Emily Javadpour  
About the Organization The employment policies of Devereux are to recruit and hire qualified employees without discrimination because of race, religion, creed, color, age, sex, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, disability, veteran status, communication ability, gender identity or expression or sexual orientation and to treat them equally with respect to compensation and opportunities for advancement - including upgrading, promotion and transfer - consistent with individual skills and the needs of Devereux.
EOE Statement We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We will consider applicants for this position without regard to any category protected by applicable federal, state or local law, including but not limited to race, religion, sex, color, age, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, national origin, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or uniform service member status.

Devereux is a drug-free workplace, drug testing required. EOE  

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