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Education Director - Special Education 

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Location PA CIDD Cares  
Open Date 4/2/2018  
Req Number EDU-18-00101  

Devereux CARES is searching for our next Education Director.

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Center for Autism Research and Educational Services (CARES) is an approved private day school for children aged 5-21 with severe autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities. CARES provides an environment that focuses on teaching each student based on his or her unique strengths and needs. Programming is focused on increasing independence for each student, especially in the areas of communication, social skills, self-care routines, community inclusion, recreation and leisure, domestic skills, self-determination, and employment.

Located in Downingtown, PA, this position is responsible for maintaining educational and clinical programs as well as day-to-day operations.

Being an Education Director at Devereux has its Advantages

You will work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for teaching students with autism. We offer:

- An opportunity to work in a small environment that is able to tailor educational programming to the unique needs of each student. Our classrooms are usually 4-5 students with a teacher and 2-3 instructional aides.

-Strong onsite clinical resources, including behavior analysts, speech and language therapists, and occupational therapists.

- Participation in the design and implementation of applied research.

-Engagement in data-based decision making at the school and individual student levels.

About Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is one of the largest and most advanced behavioral healthcare organizations in the country. Informed by the latest advancements in science and medicine, we combine evidence-based interventions with compassionate family engagement to help change lives. We were founded in 1912 by special education pioneer, Helena Devereux. Today, Devereux is 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.

Our Mission: Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health changes lives – by unlocking and nurturing human potential for people living with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences.

We employ more than 7,000 staff and operate 15 centers in 13 states. We offer a comprehensive national network of clinical, therapeutic, educational, and employment programs and services that positively impact the lives of tens of thousands of children, adults and their families every year.

Competitive Salary and Benefits

In addition to a competitive salary, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health provides a comprehensive health and wellness program to eligible full-time employees, family members and domestic partners. Our health and wellness programs include medical, dental, prescription drug, preventative care, mental health services and an employee assistance / work-life balance program. In addition, we offer generous time-off policies and a 403(b) retirement plan, along with voluntary/employee paid vision, supplemental life and accident coverage to full-time employees.

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Keywords: Education, BCBA, PBIS, Supervisor, Principal, Autism, Functional Behavioral Assessment or FBA, 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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