David & Margaret
Youth and Family Services
1350 Third Street
La Verne, CA 91750
Phone: (909) 596-5921
Fax: (909) 596-7583

Job Opportunities

Special Education Teachers—are you looking for a school that shares your passion for teaching young people the skills they need to live an independent and fulfilling life? Joan Macy School may be just the place for you! Recognized by the California Department of Education as a certified non-public school, we provide a beneficial and supportive environment where children and adolescents with special educational needs can develop the academic, social, and vocational skills that will enable them to transition independently and successfully into the community.

We are currently seeking an experienced Teaching Specialist to join our team at our school in La Verne, CA. You will help to oversee our classroom educational program and ensure that students are receiving the quality instruction they need. You will also join the rest of our staff in assisting with the healing, adjustment, and recovery of students who have often experienced major life challenges. If this sounds like the educational setting for you, and if you meet our qualifications, we want to talk with you! Contact us today!

Job Responsibilities

As a Teaching Specialist, your main overall duty will be to provide an educational environment that promotes personal growth for your students. This will include planning, developing, organizing, and assisting in the operation of a comprehensive educational program for each student. The program is designed to provide them with the specialized assistance that they need in academic, social, and behavioral skill areas.

Your specific duties in this Special Education Teacher role include (but are not limited to):

1. Assisting in diagnosing academic needs and assessing student progress

2. Developing a repertoire of strategies to actively include diversity of student population

3. Motivating students with exceptional needs while developing awareness of each student’s emotional wellbeing

4. Developing, monitoring, and measuring short and long-range objectives in Individualized Educational Plans and providing documentation for progress reports

5. Implementing teaching strategies to fulfill objectives in I.E.P’s

6. Participating in Student Study team meetings

7. Participating in classroom team meetings to cooperatively establish and maintain effective systems

8. Participating in task force meetings to enhance program effectiveness

9. Performing other duties as necessary to maintain an effective and safe educational setting

As a Teaching Specialist, you must have a passion not only for education, but also for working with special-needs students. This requires a creative and flexible individual approach to teaching as well as the ability to function well as part of a larger team. You must also have exceptional communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively relate to and interact with everyone, from students and their parents, to your colleagues and school administrators. You will need to have the ability to teach students needing specialized assistance in academic, social and behavioral skill areas.

Specific qualifications for this Special Education Teacher role include:

1. 2 years of experience in a Special Education setting

2. Valid California credentials for Moderate/Severe or Learning Disabilities/Emotional Disabilities with a autism background

3. High level of comfort teaching special education students in multiple subjects for students 1st – 8th grade and the ability to implement teaching strategies to fulfill objectives in I.E.P’s

4. Ability to provide crisis intervention services to emotional disturbed adolescent students

Have a truly positive effect on the students who need you the most!

Apply now!


General Maintenance Worker 40 hrs/wk

All around general maintenance for an adolescent female treatment facility. HVAC experience and knowledge of appliance repair is a plus. Must be able to pass criminal background investigation. All applicants must have a valid CA Driver’s License and good driving record. This position offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, vision, 401k and more!

Monday – Friday 7:00am – 3:30pm

Pay rate: $ 10.10 - $16.00/hr. DOE

The Director of Residential Services will work closely with the Program Intervention Therapist and Residential Program Manager to provide for the overall care, protection and administrative oversight to the residential program. The Director will work with staff to establish, coordinate, and carry out all aspects of the residential program to ensure professional therapeutic services are delivered and meet all regulatory guidelines. Will also work directly with Senior Leadership to ensure quality interdepartmental collaboration in providing services. Participate in and lead regularly scheduled meeting for the coordination and provision of services to the clients in each program. Be involved in interagency and county meetings for the purpose of training, clarifying, and developing better treatment services. Attend necessary trainings to meet the requirements for professional licensure and will obtain and maintain a Group Home Administrator Certificate. Will work with the Board Program Committee and keep members informed of program activities, progress and outcomes. Will provide administration oversight and support the agency in becoming Council on Accreditation (COA) certified. Responsible for supervising pre-licensed clinicians as directed.


A Master’s Degree in Social Work or a related behavioral science from an accredited college or university. LCSW, MFT, PsyD, or Clinical Psychologist licensure required. Must be able to supervise MFT Interns and Associate Clinical Social Workers. Five years experience in casework in a residential and/or foster care setting and or with three of those being in a supervisory position.

Salary Range: $68,000 - $91,800/yr.


Human Resources

(e-mail or fax preferred)

(909) 596-5921, x3220

Fax: (909) 596-7583