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Rivermont Schools - Special Education TEACHER positions available!

May 23, 2019

Virginia (Multiple Locations)

Now is a great time to join Rivermont Schools. Currently offering a $2,000 sign-on bonus and reimbursement of relocation expenses for Special Education Teachers!

Rivermont Schools are private, nonprofit, special education day schools with campuses across Virginia. Rivermont’s mission is to help students learn to manage their behaviors so they can return to their home schools, graduate and become productive citizens.

Classes at Rivermont Schools are small, usually eight to 10 students, and are taught by special education instructors and counselors. Together, these professionals help students reach acceptable standards of behavior and academic levels in the typical school environment. Teachers coordinate the course of study with the student's public school to ensure a smooth transition when the student is ready to return to that setting.  Our skilled and experienced team teaches students to rely upon their personal strengths in order to solve problems, make better choices and achieve both short and long term success.

Rivermont Autism Program (RAP)

The Rivermont Autism Program  provides therapeutic educational programs for students, ages 5-22 with special needs and autism, who have difficulty learning in a traditional school setting.   The RAP  has dedicated classrooms in many of the Rivermont School locations.  The RAP provides academic and behavioral services for students in grades K-12 and focuses on family-centered, evidence-based treatments with a foundation in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) and Verbal Behavior.   Individualized programs provide:

  • Academics
  • Behavior management
  • Communication
  • Social skills
  • Generalization of acquired skills
  • Preparation for return to least restrictive environment
  • Preparation for adult transition including activities of daily living and vocational skills

Locations of Rivermont Schools and Rivermont Autism Programs:

  • Alleghany Highlands – Covington*
  • Chase City
  • Fredericksburg Region – Stafford
  • Greater Petersburg – Dinwiddie*
  • Hampton Roads – Hampton*
  • Lynchburg*
  • NOVA – Springfield*
  • Roanoke Valley – Roanoke*
  • Rockbridge – Fairfield
  • Tidewater – Virginia Beach*

The asterisk denotes Rivermont Schools with dedicated autism classrooms 

Rivermont Schools and Rivermont Autism Programs have opportunities for Special Education Teachers in several locations within the state of Virginia. Full-time positions are Monday-Friday 7am-3pm (32hours per week).  Part-time and Limbo opportunities are also available.

Immediate openings are available in the following locations in Virginia:

  • Rivermont Schools: Hampton, Petersburg, Tidewater
  • Rivermont Autism Program: Lynchburg

Qualifications for Special Education Teachers:

  • Bachelor's degree in Special Education with endorsement in emotional disturbance, behavioral disorders or learning disabilities is required. 
  • No prior experience is required, three years of experience is preferred.  Theoretical foundation and principles/practices of academic instruction, behavior modification, child and adolescent development, and teaching emotionally disturbed children and youth.
  • Ability to develop measurable educational plans based upon assessments and ability to design, develop and implement educational instruction.
  • Ability to write legibly and objectively.

Certification/Licensure Requirements:

  • Licensed as Special Education Teacher in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • Valid Virginia driver's license. Certified in Mandt.

Centra offers:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Comprehensive benefits
  • Matching 403(b) plan
  • Education assistance
  • Multiple opportunities throughout the state
  • Sign-on bonuses

For more information on these positions, visit and type in keywords “special education” in the search box or email