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Employment

The Gillen Brewer School is an independent school and a thought leader in the area of educating children who have specific learning needs. Uncovering The Specialness In Every Child™ is our expertise and working with our families is at the heart of everything we do at Gillen Brewer. By accepting and celebrating the differences of each child, we are redefining what “special” in the world of “special education” means. Our diverse student body includes 88 children, ages 2.8 to ten years old, with executive functioning deficits, language-based and non-verbal learning disabilities, and social and emotional deficits, as well as children on the autism spectrum. We provide each student with a rich and nurturing 12-month program of rigorous academics, art, music, science, technology and physical fitness. Speech-language and occupational therapies and counseling services are integral to our program and staff works in a highly integrated manner. Gillen Brewer is defined by a commitment to our students and inspired by their determination. Working collaboratively with families and utilizing the exceptional skills of our highly qualified professional staff, we help each child build a foundation that will enable them to become confident, independent and engaged learners. Gillen Brewer offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience and a comprehensive professional development program. All applicants are required to submit a resume, cover letter, and two reference letters. The Gillen Brewer School is an equal opportunity employer.

We are currently accepting applications for:

Early Childhood Head Teacher

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Special Education required
  • Experience teaching early childhood-aged students with special needs required
  • Knowledge of the cognitive, linguistic, and developmental needs of students with special needs
  • Team player who thrives in an integrated and collaborative environment
  • Strong classroom management, communication, and organizational skills required
  • Knowledge of structured teaching and/or TEACCH preferred
  • Experience integrating technology and AAC into the classroom
  • Ability to foster the love of learning through inquiry-based experiences that promote independence and problem solving
  • Experience using an emergent curriculum that incorporates active learning and engagement

Gillen Brewer offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience and a comprehensive professional development program. All applicants are required to submit a resume, cover letter, and two reference letters. Please submit by email to Kara Marks and indicate position of interest in the email subject line.

Human Resources Manager

The Gillen Brewer School seeks a Human Resources Manager to carry out responsibilities in benefits administration, employee relations, recruiting and onboarding, training, policy administration and employment law compliance. The ideal candidate will have the ability to contribute to the development of HR systems, processes and operations, to ensure greater efficiencies. This is a full-time position reporting to the CFO.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assist in the development, communication and implementation of HR policies and procedures.
  • Identify staff vacancies and participate in the advertising, vetting and interviewing of select applicants.
  • Draft and update job descriptions; assist in classifying and/or reclassifying employees as appropriate under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
  • Manage and oversee new employee onboarding process including employment forms, background checks, and employee benefits.
  • Manage employee separation process including retirements and terminations.
  • Maintain Employee Handbook and recommend changes.
  • Ensure compliance with applicable employment laws and regulations.
  • Assist in evaluation, selection and implementation of benefits programs along with the development of employee benefits budgets.
  • Manage and coordinate benefits programs, including all employee communication, problem solving and claims resolution.
  • Coordinate employee-training programs, including Sexual Harassment Prevention, Mandatory Reporting, and other required programs for all employees.
  • Manage employee time and attendance records, personal days, professional development, etc.
  • Maintain HR database with earning updates, status changes, tax withholdings, and benefits deductions.
  • Regularly review human resource systems, controls and filing compliance with Chief Financial Officer. Undertake any compliance related tasks necessary to keep employee files up to date, and to securely archive inactive records.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors in HR Management or related field and/or relevant experience, preferably working in an independent school.
  • PHR or SPHR Certification required.
  • Minimum of five years of experience in benefits administration and HR management.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate, solve problems, and maintain effective relationships with all members of the school community.
  • High level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations and information.
  • Ability to plan, organize and work independently with minimal direction.

How to apply:

Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to employment@gillenbrewer.com and indicate “HR Manager” in the email subject line. No recruiters, no phone calls.

Associate Teacher

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field
  • Master’s degree in Special Education or enrollment in a Master’s program, preferred
  • Independent school teaching experience preferred
  • Knowledge of the cognitive, linguistic, and developmental needs of students with special needs
  • Strong communication and organizational skills

Gillen Brewer offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience and a comprehensive professional development program. All applicants are required to submit a resume, cover letter, and two reference letters. Please submit to careers@gillenbrewer.com and indicate "Associate Teacher" in the email subject line.

Early Childhood Associate Teacher

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field
  • Master’s degree in Special Education or enrollment in a Master’s program, preferred
  • Independent school teaching experience preferred
  • Knowledge of the cognitive, linguistic, and developmental needs of students with special needs
  • Experience with emergent and play-based curriculum preferred
  • Strong communication and organizational skills

Gillen Brewer offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience and a comprehensive professional development program. All applicants are required to submit a resume, cover letter, and two reference letters. Please submit to Kara Marks and indicate "Associate Teacher" in the email subject line.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The Gillen Brewer School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, sex, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.