Special Education Teacher – Hillcrest Educational Centers


Pittsfield, MA

Special Education Teacher (Moderate or Severe Disabilities)

**This position is located in Pittsfield, MA**


We would love to have you consider joining Hillcrest Educational Center as a member of our educational team. We are a premier human service organization with more than 37 years of experience improving the quality of life for special needs youth through education, clinical, and residential services.

Why work with Hillcrest? You will have the opportunity to:

  • Challenge yourself professionally while facilitating the education of youth facing mental health/behavioral challenges
  • Lend your expertise and collaborate with highly certified professionals
  • Join a dedicated organization leading the field in residential treatment and educational programming

Position Summary:

Develops, implements, reviews and improves the educational program for students; ensuring that the education or service plans are in compliance with agency polices and the Department of Education regulations. Foster a safe and creative environment conducive to learning in which the students are able to achieve success based on interests and abilities both academically and socially.

Educational Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree Required. A Master’s Degree highly desired.

Experience working in a special education setting working with children highly desired.

Licenses or Certification:
License in grade-level appropriate Special Education, Moderate Disabilities, Severe Disabilities or Subject Area is preferred. If not licensed, must be eligible for an initial waiver, enroll in license track coursework, and make sufficient progress (Academic & MTEL) towards licensure to maintain waiver status.


  • We will pay for your PDP’s. Many can be earned online within our Learning Management System that contains over 400 training topics
  • We have tuition assistance programs to support you earning an advanced degree. We reimburse up to $425 per credit hour. That’s up to $1275 per 3 hours course!
  • We have a Student Loan Pay Down Program to reduce your college loan debt
  • When you work for us, you are eligible for the MA Paid Family and Medical Leave program which provides you with protected time away and gives your partial compensation while out on leave.
  • We have a wellness stipend program for you to offset your cost of your health insurance premium. $500 savings for an individual plan and $1000 for a family plan.
  • EAP services through BHS- we pay for your first 3 sessions
  • We provide medical, dental, and vision insurance option so you can stay healthy
  • Hillcrest has its own dental office where you can make payment through payroll deduction if needed
  • We have a 403B plan to help you save for retirement
  • Two weeks of orientation training will support you in your new role
  • Professional development offered through workshops, conferences, and quarterly department training days.

Salary Range: 56,475 To 73,396 Per Year

Ways to Apply: https://hillcrestec.org/careers/