Laraway Youth and Family Services

Teacher – Language Arts

Job Summary:

The Language Arts Teacher will provide instruction in content areas, utilizing best practices in assessment and instruction.

Essential Duties:

  • Develop and deliver classroom and field based curriculum, based on current best practices utilizing a variety of medium including technology, project based learning, differentiated instruction and the concepts of universal designs for learning.
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining current substitute plans.
  • Provides daily leadership, support and direction to home room staff and students.
  • Creates and maintains daily, weekly and quarterly plans and schedules.
  • Collaborates and team teaches academic and therapeutic strength based activities from beginning to end of day. Evaluates student progress, records results, and prepares grades and commentary to inform guardians of progress; participates in statewide and formal assessments as required.
  • Reviews student file for familiarity with Individualized Education Plans, learning abilities and other possible disabilities. Implements accommodations and goals from Individualized Educational Plans and Comprehensive Evaluations.
  • Collaborates with other staff to meet academic and treatment needs of students.
  • May design, implement and coordinate individualized learning plans based on student needs and interests
  • Leads and/or collaborates with others to support and deliver school wide cornerstone curriculum activities, developing related curriculum strands for students.
  • Participates in student team meetings to update team on academic progress, as requested
  • Actively participates in Laraway School and agency meetings, trainings, events, etc.
  • Completes all related program specific, agency related and regulatory paperwork in an accurate and timely manner. Builds and maintains professional relationships and appropriate boundaries with staff, clients and community.


  • Licensure is preferred; Bachelor Degree with concentration in Language Arts will be considered.


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