EC Classroom Teacher

Posted: 08/21/2023

Do you have a passion for helping people, or you love to see youth and young adults work hard to reach their full potential?  We have a position for you!  Come work in a highly supportive family like rural setting and work with smaller student body sizes than traditional public schools as a Classroom Teacher for our Boys Residential Academy located in Candor, NC.  

Make more than a Living, Make a Difference 

Our Benefits: 

  • Low-Cost Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • 19 days of Paid Time Off the first year
  • 11 paid holidays
  • Retirement savings plan with employer match up to 5%
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Paid short-term and voluntary long-term disability
  • Group Term Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Voluntary term life insurance


Extra Benefits:

  • Meals provided when on duty



Position Concept

EC CertifiedBeing responsible for the development of Individual Education Programs (IEP) for students with disabilities; implements the IEP; and uses diagnostic information obtained from tests and other assessment procedures to update IEP’s as needed.

Provides direct special education instruction to identified students.


Provide challenging, rigorous, and relevant educational experiences for each student, affording them the opportunity to achieve their full academic, intellectual, physical, social, and emotional potential.

Essential Functions

Curriculum and Instruction

  • Plan, prepare, deliver, and/or direct instructional activities that actively engage students in meaningful and relevant learning experiences, including opportunities for them to explore application of higher-order thinking skills and to investigate new approaches to applying their learning.
  • Design and use various instructional strategies, innovations, and activities that are research based, reflective of best practice, and compatible with the total program effort.
  • Differentiate instruction and educational programs and/or projects to meet students' special interests, learning styles, and identified level of academic achievement, intellectual and physical ability, and social and emotional functioning.
  • Provide students with regular and ready access to instructional technology and comprehensive materials that support the instructional program.
  • Maintain knowledge of and implement established curriculum based on clearly defined state standards.
  • Integrate subject matter through effective thematic development.
  • Provide vocational/career instruction, as required.
  • Provide a positive academic learning climate where students are encouraged to be productive learners and take pride in their work.
  • Establish and deliver effective classroom management and organizational strategies to maximize time students are actively engaged in learning activities.
  • Provide individualized instruction to meet students' needs in basic skills development in English, reading, and mathematics.
  • Participate in development, implementation, and revision of personal education plans for all program students, to include IEP’s, as required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).


  • Conduct standardized and diagnostic testing, as required.
  • Monitor, document, and analyze student performance data, and use results to make decisions to improve outcomes; performance data to include, but not limited to standardized test results, progress monitoring data, and classroom assessments.


  • Establish and maintain positive and productive working relationships with students, parents, staff, and community stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with students, parents, staff and community stakeholders to enhance the instructional program.

Quality Improvement

  • Participate in the program’s process for establishing, implementing, and monitoring a continuous process of improvement that focuses on student performance.

Resources & Support Systems

  • Provide input into ordering necessary instructional materials, supplies and equipment in sufficient numbers to support the educational program and implement its plans for improvement.
  • Maintain secure, accurate and complete student record keeping system that monitors student progress, to include a current, up-to-date student work folder.
  • Maintain safe, clean, orderly, and engaging learning environments, to include but not limited to classrooms, hallways, library, media lab, buyers day, chuckwagon, and education offices and workspaces.
  • Participate in a continuous program of professional development that supports achievement of the programs improvement goals.
  • Complete all training, in-service and staff development requirements as set forth by Eckerd and its’ contracting, licensing, accrediting and state teacher certification agencies.


Position Specifications
Education:  Bachelor’s degree, from an accredited College or University, required. Must meet state teacher certification eligibility requirements. Prefer state certification in all core subject areas taught. Prefer endorsement/certification in one or more of these areas: reading, ESOL, and special education. Must maintain appropriate certification to meet Highly Qualified requirements for assigned classes. Must acquire certifications NLT 6 months after employment.
Experience:  Two years successful teaching experience preferred.
Skills:  Analytical, excellent verbal and written communication, self-motivation, collaborative, resourceful, flexible, initiative, problem solving, decision making, organization, planning, creative, objective, interpersonal, and critical judgment. Basic skills instruction, development and use of learning and media centers, experiential and special education. Ability to learn and utilize various instructional technology software programs and equipment.
Physical Demands:  Ability to maintain position for extended periods of time while assisting students. May occasionally lift/move up to 50 pounds. Ability to restrain youth in accordance with approved techniques. Must be free of communicable diseases as defined by the appropriate state and to the extent that data is attainable under federal law.
Other:  Must meet state criminal background check requirements.
Travel: Must be able to meet requirements for Eckerd’s Auto Insurance and be able to drive for business purposes. Must have and maintain an appropriate and valid state driver’s license.

 *This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a person assigned to this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties that may be performed by a person so classified.

Our Location: 

Boys Residential Academy at Candor

500 E-Ku-Sumee Road | Candor, NC  27229


Please follow the links for more information about this program: https://eckerd.org/juvenile-justice-services/residential-services/short-term-residential-services/


About Our Program

Eckerd Connects' Short-Term Juvenile Justice Residential program is a complete rehabilitative experience delivered in 4 to 6 months to 36 adjudicated male youth, ages 13 to 17, referred by the North Carolina Department of Public Safety Division of Juvenile Justice.  This residential treatment concept combines promising and evidence-based practices with a strong family transition component and signifies a public-private partnership with the Division of Juvenile Justice which has produced an innovative shift in the way youth are served in North Carolina's juvenile justice system.  Intensive, short-term services include individualized treatment and academic plans that combine formal and experiential education, community service, behavioral health, and family counseling in a non-punitive environment designed to address the youth's behavioral challenges through a strength-based approach.  Youth also receive accredited education on-site and work together in small group settings with assigned counselors.


Eckerd Youth Alternatives, Inc. ("Eckerd Connects") considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, age, disability, or status as a protected veteran.  


Eckerd Connects is a drug-free workplace and utilizes E-verify to confirm employment eligibility.