Employment Opportunities

Please send your resumes to Monica Gorham at hr@secondstart.org.

Second Start is looking for dynamic individuals who are passionate about educating children with learning disabilities.

Second Start provides seven weeks of break throughout the year, medical, dental, life insurance, 403(b retirement plan), sick leave, tuition reimbursement leading to a credential.

Contact us with any questions you may have in regards to our employment opportunities.

SPECIAL EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR – RENO, NV SITE

Second Start Learning Disabilities Programs is a non-profit serving the Autism Spectrum Disorder community. We are looking for a Special Education Instructor for the Reno, Nevada campus.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Ensures thorough the use of all available resources, including appropriate school staff, effective classroom behavior management of assigned students on a day-to-day basis.
  • Teach daily lessons to assigned students from approved classroom syllabus.
  • Supervises, mentors, and works collaboratively with assigned Paraprofessional.
  • Monitors and assesses, on a regular basis, the academic and behavioral progress of each assigned student pursuant to their approved goals or IEP.  
  • Works collaboratively with school staff, parents and other stakeholders to regularly assess the academic and behavior needs of assigned students and develop corrective measures as necessary to maintain the student’s maximum learning availability and learning capacity.  
  • Plans, implements, and supervises all classroom lesson, learning activities, including all out of classroom field trips, non-physical education recreational, non lunch break, and social activities.
  • Evaluates each student’s classroom performance (both academically and behaviorally) and issues grades accordingly.
  • Completes an IEP as required for each assigned student as needed, per school district and/or parent request, or for other required reason.
  • Meets student classroom performance goals pursuant to stated Individual Educational Plan objectives.  
  • Attends and participates in, all school, meetings, and career enhancement workshops and seminars.

SCOPE OF AUTHORITY & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for the daily assignment of all classroom work and supervision of all daily classroom activity.
  • Primary lead for ensuring the successful completion of work for all assigned students on an annual basis.
  • Represents school in meetings with parents, regulatory officials, and the general public.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

    • Must be able to effectively communicate verbally in English fluently.
    • Must be able to use a computer and telephone.
    • Must be able to read and compose written communications English fluently.
    • Must be able to lift and move at least 70 lbs.
    • Must be able to effectively participate in the physical restraining of a student using school approved student behavioral management techniques and methods.

SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER and INTERN TEACHER – SAN JOSE, CA SITE

PRIMARY DUTIES:

  • Monitors and assesses, on a regular basis, the academic and behavioral progress of each assigned student pursuant to their approve IEP.
  • Supervises, mentors, and works collaboratively with assigned support staff.
  • Writes and implements lesson plans, modifies curriculum to accommodate various learning styles, and provides ongoing evaluation.
  • Works collaboratively with school staff and parents to regularly assess the academic and behavior needs of assigned students and develop corrective measures as necessary to maintain the student’s maximum learning availability and learning capacity.
  • Plans, implements, and supervises all classroom lesson, learning activities, including all out of classroom field trips, non-physical education recreational, and social activities.

SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must possess a California Special Education Mild/Moderate- Moderate Severe Credential.
  • A four-year college degree from a fully accredited institution is required, preferably in education, child psychology, math, science, english, or social science, with a masters degree being highly desirable.
  • At least one (1) year of demonstrated professional experience working with students who have emotional and behavioral challenges, with experience in a combined Special Education-Mental Health work environment preferred.

TEACHER INTERN QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must possess or be in pursuit of a California Mild/Moderate or Moderate/Severe Intern Credential.
  • Bachelor college degree from a fully accredited institution, preferably in education, child psychology, math, science, english, history, or social science.
  • Must be in the internship program working towards a special education credential.
  • Must have passed the CSET exam.

Please send your resumes to Monica Gorham at hr@secondstart.org.

ONE-TO-ONE EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANT – SAN JOSE, CA SITE

PRIMARY DUTIES:

  • Provides in-classroom behavior management and academic support to the classroom Teacher by performing tasks that evaluate, monitor, and manage the actions of the students ensuring that they are behaviorally available to participate in class lessons.
  • Performs problem solving with students through coaching, mentoring, and disciplining according to directives set forth by the classroom teacher.
  • Responds to and de-escalates crisis situations in the classroom by mediating conflicts between individual students, and/or staff. Teaches healthy and effective conflict resolution to the students.
  • Physically intervenes with aggressive students who act out their aggression in prescribed situations as detailed in school policy. (This includes but is not limited to physically restraining, escorting, lifting, or taking necessary action to maintain eye contact with the student.)

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school diploma is required, four-year college degree preferred.
  • Must complete Crisis Prevention and Intervention Training within the first three months of employment.

Please send your resumes to Monica Gorham at hr@secondstart.org.

MFT INTERN – SAN JOSE, CA SITE

Second Start-Pine Hill School is seeking a Counseling Intern who is looking to work in a school setting with K-12 students, as well as the opportunity to accrue hours in individual, child & family, and group counseling and case management. This individual will work in a
dynamic environment assisting the Clinical Manager, Special Education Teachers, and Principal with the implementation of counseling and therapeutic services. The Counseling Intern is part of a coordinated, interdisciplinary treatment team. The position is designed to organize and carry out individual and educational treatment plans and to maintain the therapeutic and academic environment. The Counseling Intern will be involved with serving individual students and parents, staff consultation, training, and group counseling.

PRIMARY DUTIES:

  • Serves as a support system and direct resource for staff by providing guidance for effective class management.
  • Work clinically and educationally with individual students.
  • Act as a leader and/or co-leader of therapy and social skills groups.
  • Help plan, organize and carry out individual educational plan (IEP) goals.
  • Assist in maintaining a warm environment.
  • Coordinate behavior plans with teachers, Crisis Counselors, and Behavior Specialist.
  • Help maintain open communication with parents, guardians, and caregivers.
  • Follow all crisis intervention procedures as set forth by the individual’s IEP.
  • Assesses and provides interventions when students cannot effectively function within the classroom setting.
  • Problem-solve with students through coaching and mentoring.
  • Maintains documentation of individual student files that include referrals, incidents, contracts, meeting, and phone calls. Maintains daily logs of students serviced.
  • Communicates consistently and effectively with students, staff, parents, guardians, counselors and other professionals. Attend and assist all staff meetings, clinical team meetings, training, and retreats.
  • Meets on a monthly basis with the Principal and other Counseling Interns to evaluate the progress of student(s).
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Principal.
  • May conduct weekly workshops for the community.
  • May conduct bi-monthly social skills/problem-solving activities in an assigned classroom(s).

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master’s degree in Psychology, counseling or related field is required
  • Must possess a current registration number as an intern with the BBS.
  • Must complete CPR, First Aid, and Handle With Care Training.

Please send your resumes to Monica Gorham at hr@secondstart.org.

Second Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer