Department:                      Compass Rose Academy


Employment Status:        Full-time/Regular/Exempt


Qualifications:                 A Christian with strong convictions who is also in agreement with White’s mission statement, Statement of Faith, and Code of Conduct. A Bachelor’s degree in desired specialty area. Experience or desire to work with students from diverse backgrounds and a variety of needs. Must understand and support the mission of Josiah White’s and Compass Rose.


Reports to:                        Academic Director of Compass Rose Academy


Job Summary:                  Serves as the Special Education Teacher for Compass Rose Academy. Provides strategies and intervention support to assist students in meeting their personal, academic, social, and behavioral goals within the classroom setting. Acts at the Teacher of Record for all Special Education students by facilitating move-in and annual conferences for students.


Basic Responsibilities

  • Provide classroom supervision to students with social, behavioral, emotional, and family hardships.

  • Integrate Biblical principles and the Christian philosophy of education throughout his/her interactions with students

  • Serve as a resource to the teachers and other school personnel to assist with behavior management

  • Follow behavioral management plans, policies, and procedures and report incidents in accordance with White’s/CRA’s Incident Reporting Guidelines.

  • Help to support, develop, and guide students’ overall program success through participation in interdisciplinary team staffing.

  • Participate in faculty meetings, parent or family meetings, special school events, and graduation activities.

  • Display and model positive interactions with students, co-workers and parents.

  • Effectively monitor CRA students while they work towards online coursework requirements

  • Provide behavior supports for students in need of redirection

  • Effectively integrate the CRA model of care in all interactions with students

  • Develop Academic and Behavior Intervention Plans for students that qualify

  • Supervise students during lunch

  • Work collaboratively with Classrooms Facilitators, Academic Director and additional academic staff members

  • Participate in the Employee Coaching Review process by reflecting on strengths and areas for improvement

  • Attend and participate in CRA faculty meetings as deemed appropriate by Academic Director

  • Proactively assesses the classroom environment to ensure high-risk situations are addressed and corrected in order to prevent crises from happening

  • Intervenes in crises using clinical skills to de-escalate individuals presenting emergent or urgent need. Using clinical skills, conducts brief assessments of the individual’s and classroom’s needs and actively engages individual experiencing a potential crisis in order to avoid negative outcomes. Intervention approach includes teaching, skill development, utilization of the Teaching Family Model structure, involving students in solving problems and making decisions, and physical restraint if necessary.

  • Facilitate emotional regulation breaks for identified students as deemed appropriate by classroom facilitators

  • Work with classrooms facilitators to aid in providing ideas for differentiated instruction for students

  • Coordinate and facilitate move-in conferences for students that have an ISP or IEP

  • Teach students with mild to moderate disabilities and modify curriculum to meet each students learning requirements

  • Coach/mentor other professionals who work with children with disabilities

  • Design and update IEP/ISP’s upon admission and annually

  • Maintain records for all students with special education supports

  • Collaborate with families in order to update them on student progress

  • Fill in as a substitute teacher if the need arises

  • Supervise students placed in ISS

  • Complete other duties as assigned by Academic Director


Skills, Supervision, Knowledge, Ability

  • The Special Education Teacher must live in accordance with Christian values and maintain a professional commitment to work with staff, parents, children, and all agency stakeholders.

  • Must be organized and able to prioritize designated tasks.

  • Must have good communication, listening skills.

  • Must have highly developed crisis management/conflict resolution skills.

  • Must have a valid driver’s license.

  • Must be able to maintain professional boundaries and confidentiality.

  • Must be committed to the Mission, Core Values, and Vision of White’s Residential and Family Services.


Physical Demands of Position

    • Must be able to handle the stress of intervening in crisis situations, handling medical emergencies, and making decisions quickly.

    • Must be able to do significant amount of walking.

    • Must be able to complete First Aid/CPR expectations per the Red Cross. Specifically, must be able to get down to the floor and stand back up to perform chest compressions to the depth of at least two inches and give rescue breaths which includes getting on knee(s) and leaning forward without putting pressure on victim’s head.

    • Must be able to complete the MindSet physical restraint techniques for residents who are in crisis (expected to meet the requirements of MindSet physical restraints) in order to become certified. This may include the following:

      • Vertical Containment-Approach from behind the aggressor with arms raised. Initiate contact with your forearms to the aggressor’s triceps and push the arms forward. Lead with the foot and place the side of your head directly below the aggressor’s shoulder while making chest to back contact. Your shoulders should be at a 45 degree angle. Find your hands and grasp your wrist while pointing your elbows to the ground. Maintain chest to back contact while alternating and widening your stance.

      • Object Containment and Release- Assist a partner who has applied the embrace on an individual using an object aggressively. Establish a position on the side of the aggressor closest to the object. Secure the wrist. Using both hands, slide the thumb to a parallel position with the fingers. Release the object by pulling up or pushing down. Throw the object a safe distance away. Communicate with your partner and the aggressor to determine direction.

      • Leveraged Embrace- Approach from behind the aggressor with arms raised. Initiate contact with your forearms to the aggressor’s triceps and push the arms forward. Step in and place the side of your head directly below the aggressor’s shoulder while making chest to back contact. Your shoulders should be at a 45 degree angle. Find your hands first then slide to the aggressor’s wrist. Grasp each of the aggressor’s wrists and slide your elbow to the crest of the hip. (Same side of the aggressor’s body as your head). Leverage the hip forward with your elbow while alternating and widening your stance.

      • Assisted Relocation- From the leveraged embrace, go to the side opposite your partner’s head. Take the grasp of the wrist opposite from you. Place your free hand on the shoulder nearest to you. Stay close and communicate.

      • Single Staff Follow Down- From the leveraged embrace, follow the downward movement by going to the knee opposite your head while leaning into the aggressor. Use the momentum to rotate the aggressor to his/her side while positioning your body perpendicular from the chest-to-back contact. Spread your legs for stability. The individual’s shoulders should be perpendicular to the floor. Maintain chest-to-back contact and elbow leverage.

      • Duel Staff Bring Down- From the leveraged embrace, ask for assistance to take the aggressor to the floor. Approach on the head side of your partner and secure the legs by dropping to a knee and grasping the ankles in front. (Left to left, right to right).Plant the feet to the floor and communicate with your partner. Go down on the knee opposite your head and use the momentum to rotate the aggressor to his/her side. The shoulders should be perpendicular to the floor. Stack the legs, make chest contact with the back of the knees, and forearm contact with the thighs and shins. Lay flat with your legs spread for stability.


Working Conditions

  • Normal work hours will be Monday through Thursday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and as needed on Friday’s in order to participate in phase meetings and professional development days. CRA operates on a balanced calendar schedule with school days being Monday-Thursday. May work remotely 2x/month on Fridays.

  • Must be available for quarterly Parent Weekends.

  • Must attend work regularly and be on time.

  • Must manage time off according to school calendar with use of personal/sick days with approval from supervisor.

  • Must be able to work with residents’ medical problems, including exposure to bodily fluids.

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    Cover Letter


    Statement of Faith*

    Code of Conduct*

    Statement of Faith

    Remaining true to our Quaker heritage and Josiah White’s vision, White’s Residential and Family Services’ primary reason for existence is to offer hope and transformation to children and families through Christ. As such, we have firm beliefs about the Christian faith and how we must act in accordance with our beliefs.

    This statement of faith does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs. The Bible itself, as the inspired and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, is the sole and final source of all that we believe. White’s Residential & Family Services’ board of directors serves as White’s highest, human interpretive authority on the Bible’s meaning and application for the purposes of our agency’s faith and beliefs, practice, policy and discipline at work.

    We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God (II Timothy 3:15).

    We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (John 10:30).

    We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ (John 10:33), in His virgin birth (Luke 1:35), in His sinless life (Hebrews 4:15), in His miracles (John 2:11), in His atoning death through His shed blood (Ephesians 1:7), in His bodily resurrection (John 11:25), in His ascension to the right hand of the Father (Mark 16:19), and in His personal return in power and glory (Revelation 19:11).

    We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential (John 3:16-19).

    We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christ-follower is enabled to live a Godly life (Romans 8:13-14).

    We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, that they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation (John 5:28-29).

    We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus (Galatians 3:26-28).

    We believe that children are a heritage from God and a blessing from His hand. We are therefore accountable to Him for raising, shaping and preparing them for a life of service to His Kingdom and to humanity. We believe that all human life is sacred and created by God in His image. Human life is of inestimable worth in all its dimensions, including pre-born babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged, and every other stage or condition from conception through natural death. We are therefore called to defend, protect, and value all human life (Ps 139).

    We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female, and that these two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God (Genesis 1:27, Genesis 2:24).

    We believe that God created marriage to be exclusively the union of one man and one woman, and that intimate sexual activity is to occur exclusively within that union. We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture (Genesis 2:18-25).

    As Christians living out our faith, it is unsurprising that our beliefs influence our behavior, attitudes and lifestyle choices. As Christian professionals, we will not compromise our commitment to our professional code of ethics while providing superior care to our clients who possess differing values or beliefs.

    I affirm that I am a Christian, I have read and agree with White’s Residential and Family Services’ Statement of Faith, and I agree to make lifestyle choices that are consistent with White’s Residential and Family Services’ Statement of Faith. I understand that my employment at White’s is contingent upon me living a lifestyle that is consistent with this Statement of Faith.

    Code of Conduct

    As a distinctly Christian ministry, for over 165 years our mission has been to enrich the lives of children and families through emotional healing, personal development and spiritual growth. We are best able to achieve this through Christian staff who constantly strive to demonstrate the love of Christ through their actions, words and overall lifestyle. It then follows that all employees who serve as members of White’s community agree to uphold certain foundational standards through their behaviors, attitudes and lifestyle choices at work and in their personal lives. Living in accordance with these standards shall serve to unify us as a community of believers. As a member of White’s community, we believe employees should strive to live in harmony with the following foundational standards as evidence of their life committed to growth in Christ and sound judgment based on Christian principles:

    We believe as followers of Jesus Christ, we are responsible for our faith journey and strive to pursue a life of service to Jesus Christ in our personal life and while at work. We believe the investment in our spiritual life is critical and we strive to make time regularly for prayer and communion with God. Opportunities for Christian fellowship, worship, learning, and celebration while at work are opportunities not to be overlooked, but to be sought out as ways in which we can demonstrate our commitment to growing in our faith as part of the White’s Community.

    We believe every human life is of inestimable worth and significance in all its dimensions. Therefore, we must seek ways to act out of love and respect for each other, encouraging and building up one another, not causing one another to stumble.

    We believe that to achieve this, employees must practice a lifestyle that demonstrates purity to those around them (Romans 13-14 & I Corinthians 10:31-11:1).

    We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity (Mark 12:28-31; Luke 6:31). Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accord with Scripture.

    We believe there is great power in the spoken word and therefore all lying, profanity, gossip, obscenity, and other negative uses of language diminishes our work with the children, families and our coworkers.

    We believe employees must demonstrate a teachable spirit, an ability to share love for others, a willingness to live contentedly under authority, and a commitment to follow the Matthew 18 principal when an issue arises with fellow employees or management.

    We believe in the power of our example and that our minds and bodies should be used in God-honoring ways, living our lives as Christian role models and conducting ourselves in a way that will not raise questions regarding our Christian testimonies. Because our example is powerful and because most of our service population is impacted by some form of substance abuse, we especially recognize the dangers and negative implications of drug, alcohol and tobacco abuse among staff. Therefore, we seek to minimize or refrain from the use of alcohol and tobacco and we agree to completely abstain from the illicit or non-medical use of drugs, narcotics and other harmful substances. When an employee is representing White’s or is in the course of representing White’s business, he or she is expected to refrain from the use of alcohol and tobacco.

    We believe our life serves as a Christian Witness to the children and families we serve and our commitment to expressing Christian values is critical even when making entertainment and recreational choices outside of work. Therefore, we actively avoid forms of leisure, entertainment and recreation that are incompatible with holy living and seek activities that are consistent with our pursuit of Christ- like living.

    We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God (Genesis 1:26-27).

    We believe that the term marriage has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture (Genesis 2:18-25).

    We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other (1Corinthians 6:18; 7:2-5; Hebrew 13:4). We further believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman. We believe that any form of sexual immorality (including adultery, fornication, homosexual behavior, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, and use of pornography) is sinful (Matt 15:18-20; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10) and that activities that give the appearance of sexual immorality should be avoided by staff.

    We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ (Acts 3:19-21; Romans 10:9-10; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11).

    We believe that in order to preserve the function and integrity of White’s Residential & Family Services as the local Body of Christ, and to provide a biblical role model to the White’ Residential & Family Services clients, fellow staff members and the community, it is imperative that all persons employed by White’s Residential & Family Services in any capacity, or who serve as volunteers, agree to and abide by this Statement (Mathew 5:16; Philippians 2:14-16; I Thessalonians 5:22).

    I affirm that I am a Christian, I have read and agree with White’s Residential and Family Services Code of Conduct, and I agree to make lifestyle choices that are consistent with White’s Residential and Family Services Code of Conduct. I understand that my employment at White’s is contingent upon me living a lifestyle that is consistent with this Code of Conduct.