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Teacher Job Description

White River Academy in Delta, is hiring a full-time licensed teacher who is responsible for providing educational services for classes of adolescents experiencing mental health issues, communication challenges, or family conflict. The teacher works with these young men to ensure they have access to an education that will help them to prepare for their future, and be successful members of their communities.

We provide fantastic benefits and perks, including on-shift meals and the opportunity to impact the lives of youth. Additionally, we offer medical, a health savings account (HSA), dental, vision benefits. 


White River Academy is a leading therapeutic boarding school for adolescent boys ages 12 to 18 providing quality services and successful treatment outcomes to adolescents and their families. Our dedicated team strives to change the lives of adolescents who struggle from complex emotional and mental health conditions in a therapeutic residential treatment center setting. Our highly experienced team of therapists and staff members partner with families to help their sons heal through a wide range of trauma, compulsions or addictions.

Though your role as a Teacher is extremely satisfying, it also has its challenges. You have to adhere to industry protocols and assure you maintain discipline among students. Your empathy comes through in your interactions with each student, family and staff member you interact with. You also maintain proper professional boundaries at all times. You must display exemplary behavior and follow employee guidelines as all of our team members are a direct beacon of the culture we have here at White River Academy. 



  • Candidates should have a Utah Educator License. Teachers should feel comfortable and be licensed to teach Junior and/or Senior High School. Valid teaching certificate or proof of pending graduation from an accredited university; Mild to Moderate Special Education endorsement preferred; Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.

  • Basic skills desired in teacher applicants include:

    • Classroom supervision and management

    • Assessment

    • Planning 

    • Organization

    • Evaluation

    • Time management

    • Interpersonal work habits

    • Professional collaboration with peers

    • Ability to apply a variety of instructional methodology with special populations

    • Sound written and oral communication

    • Record keeping

    • Decision making

    • Problem solving

  • 21+ years of age

  • Pass a background check

  • Pass drug screening

You will need to complete yearly training and be knowledgeable in ALL company trainings, including but not limited to:

  • Obtaining and providing proof of a current CPR and First Aid certification on a yearly basis.

  • Reading and signing the Code of Conduct annually.

  • Passing a yearly Criminal Background Check (BCI).

  • Reading and signing Employee Acknowledgement Form.

  • Attending meetings when necessary.

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