Mathematics Teacher
Job Details
Albany-Academy Main-PCFC - Albany, NY
Full Time
Graduate Degree

Northern Rivers is seeking an Mathematics Teacher at the Neil Hellman School in Albany.  This position is responsible for development and implementation of Mathematics classroom instructional plans for students in Neil Hellman School and is responsible for supporting students’ success in academic and behavioral goals.


  • Provide subject area instruction (Mathematics) that follows the NYS K-12 Mathematics Curricula and prepares students for exit examinations and statewide assessments.
  • Develop and implement mathematics instructional materials to provide individual and small group instruction to students of various ability levels.
  • Develop and implement a classroom instructional plan with the Special Education Teacher (SET) that integrates the student’s IEP goals and objectives, learning style, as well as accommodations and modifications that are needed.
  • Develop and implement with the Special Education Teacher (SET) individual and classroom behavior plans for managing student behavior to maintain discipline in the classroom; assist classroom staff with crisis prevention and intervention techniques; assist classroom staff with de-escalation techniques with appropriate; teach students appropriate behavior strategies.
  • Utilize the classroom PBIS universal plan as well as Tier 2 and 3 strategies for selected students as needed.
  • Manage and coordinate the safety and well-being of students through the use of established classroom and schoolwide processes and procedures; supervise classroom staff in implementing these with their work with students throughout the building.
  • Follow school and agency procedures and policies for reporting incidents. This includes behavior incident reports (IR) as well as incidents such as child/sexual abuse, substance abuse, harassment, bullying, and violence.
  • Establish positive relationships with parents and family members to create a partnership around student treatment, student behavior, and academic progress.
  • Participate in classroom grade level, and behavior/treatment meetings as well as professional training and development sessions as required or needed (e.g. TCI, CPR, emergency procedures and other agency requirements.
  • Follow all Agency policies and procedures, along with state and federal regulations pertaining to our school and students.
  • Provide leadership to assigned teacher assistants in the various clerical and non-instructional duties as required or needed for your classroom.
  • Work collaboratively with other teachers, clinicians, administrators, medical staff and other school staff to provide integrated support, assistance, and treatment to students.


  • Masters degree in Special Education or subject area, as appropriate, and ability to work with students who demonstrate serious emotional and behavioral challenges, ages 6-21.
  • Bachelors degree with enrollment in a program that leads to a Masters degree may be considered.
  • NYS certification in Special Education or appropriate subject area.


If you’ve got the talent, drive and desire to make a real difference in your community, you need to be a part of Northern Rivers Family of Services. We’re a family of human service agencies united in our passion to help the children, adults, and families of the Capital Region and beyond. 

Our employees receive a generous time off and benefits package, tuition reimbursement, loan repayment assistance, free training/CEU opportunities, flexible work schedule, and much more! 

Apply today to become part of our team!

Northern Rivers is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

The Agency 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.

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