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Rite of Passage SPED TEACHER in Mansfield, Arkansas


Do you want to help improve the lives of at-risk youth in your community?

Do you want to join a team of people who are hard-working and want to help others?

Do you want to build a career while making a difference in the world?

If this sounds like you, let’s talk! We’re looking for a SPED Teacher at Mansfield Juvenile Treatment Center in Mansfield, AR, an affiliate of Rite of Passage. Our employees are dedicated and passionate individuals that are committed to inspiring positive change in the lives of youth. Joining our team is more than just a job, it’s an opportunity to create a meaningful career with a company driven by its powerful mission to make a difference.

Rite of Passage is a leading national provider of programs and opportunities for troubled and at-risk youth from social services, welfare agencies and juvenile courts. With an emphasis on evidence-based practices and positive skill development, combined with our supportive and therapeutic approach, our organization is respected by industry experts as a highly effective solution for our youth. Since 1984, over 25,000 youths have entered and completed our programs. ROP has built its reputation on running life-changing educational treatment programs that positively contribute to the community.

What you’ll do:

In this role, you will be primarily responsible for implementing and adhering to the principles of Positive Operational Culture and providing instructional services to students. You will work collaboratively with staff in a supportive fashion emphasizing a positive attitude toward students, staff and program.

To be considered, you should:

  • Possesses a current and valid State teaching credential in English, Math, Science and/or Special Education.

  • Have related experience working with at-risk youth

  • Have three or more years of successful classroom teaching

  • Possess a knowledge of:

  • Instructional strategies and how they can be employed to deliver curriculum and assess student learning.

  • Various methodologies and research related to learning and working with at-risk, high school aged youth.

  • Effective classroom management techniques and behavioral management styles that result in understanding of how to manage and teach to various learning styles.

  • Effective communication techniques that enable positive and productive collaboration with site staff.

  • Technology and how it can be used as an educational tool.

  • Have the ability to:

  • Establish a teaching rapport with students which results in student achievement in all program areas.

  • Diagnose, prescribe and evaluate student progress on an ongoing basis.

  • Collaborate with staff to deliver a consistent curriculum and implement a team approach to working with students.

  • Confront inappropriate behavior appropriately and take the necessary action as outlined in the program procedures.

  • Accept additional tasks as assigned including flexible work schedule and extracurricular assignments.

  • Be able to pass a criminal background clearance check, drug screen, physical and TB test.

    The Perks:

  • Eligible for Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance after 90 days of employment.

  • Choice of supplemental benefits, including Short Term Disability and Life Insurance.

  • Eligible for 100% 401k match of up to 6% of your salary after 1 year of employment.

  • Paid Time Off that can be used as soon as it accrues.

  • Free Meals on shift.

  • Employee incentives including On-The-Spot Bonuses, Rams Bucks, and Longevity Awards.

  • Growth opportunities nationwide – we have 40 programs in 16 states!

  • Tuition Assistance.

Apply today and help us make a difference in the lives of youth!




  • Bachelors or better in Education



  • 3 years in a position as a SPED Teacher

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)