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In applying for a teaching position at Bishop Ireton High School. We believe that the process of finding qualified teachers who are seeking to make Bishop Ireton a home is a two-way street. We look to provide applicants with as much information as possible in order to ensure that our mission and educational philosophy matches your own. Our website should give you an introduction to the challenging, spiritual, and personalized education that enables Bishop Ireton students to achieve success in high school and beyond.

Be who you are and be that well

All of us at Bishop Ireton want our students to develop to their fullest potential. Our patron, St. Francis de Sales, writes, “Be who you are and be that well.” To that end, we are facilitators in recognizing, assembling, and integrating the critical components of a student’s education. We believe that finding the right teachers is paramount in giving our students the best opportunities to be successful.

Our vision is to inspire each and every student to grow in their Catholic faith through the love of God and one another. We are looking for energetic, passionate teachers who welcome the challenges of teaching and who can maintain a sense of perspective in their years here at Bishop Ireton. We are looking for teachers who demonstrate maturity, professionalism, creativity, and the ability to work in a collegiate environment. Strong candidates display a consistent work ethic, pursue professional development opportunities, and understand that our profession is a ministry not merely a job.
In order to carry out our mission, we are looking for teachers who are committed to:

  • Integrating a Catholic and Salesian spirit into their subject matter while keeping St. Francis de Sales’ motto of “fortiter et suaviter” (firmly and gently) as a guiding beacon
  • Giving witness to Christ the Unique Teacher, in both their lives and teaching. As Fr. Brisson, founders of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales writes: “What greater thing in all the world…than to fashion souls. What is greater than to mold the morals of the young? More than any painter, more in genius than the greatest sculptor, is he whose art is to shape consciousness for good and form character who he can recreate in a student the image and likeness of God.”
  • Providing an environment which enables students to grow in their faith
  • Encouraging each student to attain true self-knowledge and a valid sense of self-worth as one created by God in his image
  • Providing a college preparatory curriculum that challenges and inspires each student to achieve individual excellence
Thank you for your interest in Bishop Ireton High School!

Current Job Opportunities

If you do not see a position of interest, but would like to keep your resume on file, please fill out the application inquiry form. For more information go to the Diocese of Arlington Office of Catholic Schools website.

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  • Options Program Teacher - Special Education (Immediate Hire)

    Job Description

    Bishop Ireton High School, a Catholic college preparatory school in Alexandria, Virginia, is seeking a full-time Special Education teacher for the Options Program to begin immediately. The Options Program first opened in Fall 2020, serving students with intellectual disabilities and developmental disabilities with a cognitive impairment.  Please review the job description below for details regarding responsibilities.

    Reports Directly To: Director of Special Services
     
    Quick Overview

    We are looking for a teacher leader for the Options Program.  The ideal candidate will have experience serving students with intellectual disabilities in a variety of settings.  
     
    The teacher would need to be passionate about supporting inclusion in an academically rigorous environment as well as qualified to teach differentiated, developmental instruction based on student needs.  The Options Program teacher would help support success for both the student and general education teacher in the inclusion classroom. The teacher is also a key member of the larger Special Services team and should be excited to not only teach, but also work collaboratively to grow this new program.

    Primary Responsibilities
    • Teach skills-based classes for students with intellectual disabilities in the following areas:
      • Reading
      • Functional Math
      • Social skills, employment skills, etc., depending on student need
    • Differentiate support for a variety of students with numerous diagnoses
    • Support general education teachers with best-practices in inclusion and appropriate use of accommodations and modifications in the general education classroom
    • Work collaboratively with general education teachers to modify curriculum for students in the Options Program
    • Weekly communication with parents of students in your classes or on your case load
    • Manage an assigned case load of Student Assistance Plans/Individualized Catholic Education Plans (our versions of 504 Plans/IEPs) from eligibility to implementation to review.
    • Appropriately respond to any unexpected behavior situations supporting student needs and providing examples for how adults should respond 
    • Coordinate related services with ACPS for students who qualify
    • Locate or create resources to provide for teachers/staff to understand the needs of students with intellectual disabilities, answer staff and student questions with helpful suggestions for success
    • Work closely with Peer Mentors to help support students in all aspects of student life at Bishop Ireton; co-lead on-going professional development for Peer Mentors
    • Actively participate in developing curriculum for the Options Program including possible adoption of supplemental resources or texts
    • Attend regular Special Services team meetings and on-going PLC/professional development meetings
    • Find and attend on-going professional development opportunities to stay current in the field of special education
    • Help arrange informational sessions for student and parent orientations at the beginning of the school year.
    • Help strategize and implement the development of related school programming for a full inclusion experience (ie. Special Olympics, etc.)
    • Attend at least two recruiting/welcoming/student support events outside of school hours each school year 
    • Choose and effectively implement a minimum of one major leadership role for the Special Services Team (options include: Peer Mentor Lead, Student Assistance Plan Lead, SAP Coordinator, Inclusion Support Lead, EL Student Support Lead, etc.)
    • Throughout the year, work closely with the Director of Special Services and the Department Chair on tasks related to student/teacher support and program development/evaluation 
    Qualifications
    • Bachelors or Masters degree in Special Education 
    • Preferred - Certification for teaching students with intellectual disabilities and/or adapted curriculum and experience working with students with intellectual disabilities in a variety of settings
    • Experience differentiating reading or math instruction and/or expertise in supporting the developmental processes of acquiring reading and math skills.
    • Experience managing a special education case load to include the eligibility process, writing IEP/504 Plans/SAPs, monitoring implementation, and on-going communication with stakeholders.
    • Proven ability to remain calm and problem solve during unexpected behaviors or events
    • Exemplifies a deep belief in and commitment to educational excellence for all students
    • Has read current research on best practices for supporting students with intellectual disabilities in an inclusion environment or is willing to get current on research prior to first day
    • Track record of working well on a team
    • Effective oral and written communication skills

    For more information on Special Services programs at Bishop Ireton, please visit the website at https://www.bishopireton.org/academics/special-services
     
    If interested, please submit your resume, cover letter, and three professional references to Tina Becker at tina.becker@bishopireton.org . Application to the Office of Catholic Schools is also required for this position. 

    Please review the requirements noted in this link https://www.arlingtondiocese.org/catholic-schools/careers/application/  and confirm that you are able to comply with these requirements.