Yad Creative Arts Educator - Part-time

Jewish Federation of the Palm Beaches | West Palm Beach, FL, United States

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Posted Date 4/14/2023

According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in six children between the ages of 3 and 17 (or about 15%) have one or more developmental disabilities. Because of the growing rate of students needing accommodations and adjustments in their learning environments, the CJE is looking for an experienced educator to teach, enhance, support, and enrich the school experience of special needs students using various creative arts (music, movement, art, drama) in the J.N. Somers Yad Hebrew School for Students with Differing Abilities.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serves as a special needs creative arts educator for the J.N. Somers Yad Hebrew School for Students with Differing Abilities for students ages 4-22.
  • Works with CJE Director of Special Needs Education and Yad Hebrew School faculty in planning and facilitating classroom and school wide lessons for Yad students.
  • Develops and builds relationships with school faculty, and community partners.
  • Communicates with families of students with disabilities as needed.
  • Plans and executes creative art (music, movement, art, drama) lessons using different modalities and teaching methods such as, project-based, experiential and student-centered learning.


Qualifications and Success Factors:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Special Needs Education, required.
  • Two (2) or more years’ experience in working with special needs students; experience and skills or equivalent combination of relevant education, experience and skills required.
  • Passionate educator with direct experience in special needs education, formal or informal Jewish education; familiarity with synagogue school education and early childhood Jewish education
  • Ability to work both independently and cooperatively within a team.
  • Ability to motivate others.
  • Should possess an active understanding of the Jewish world, religion, tradition, and values as well as general pedagogy.
  • Hebrew knowledge preferred.
  • Must be able to pass Level 1 background check required.
  • Must be able to work off-shift hours including Sunday mornings and some evenings, as needed.


The Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Federation strongly encourages applications from individuals with varied identities and backgrounds. As an equal opportunity employer, all individuals are encouraged to apply without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, genetic information, medical condition, veteran status, financial status, or any other class protected under federal, state, or local laws.


Federation is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. If accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact Mary Kay McGann at [email protected] for assistance.


To apply online, please visit our career’s page. Or email your resume and cover letter to: [email protected].



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