Boys and Girls Village

Art Teacher/Therapist

LOCATION:  Milford, CT


At Boys & Girls Village, we understand that children and families are the cornerstones of our society. Since 1942, it has been our mission to preserve and strengthen family bonds. As a leader in services for troubled youth and their families, we continually strive to develop a seamless continuum of care. Boys & Girls Village offers an array of services for children and their families. These services range from highly structured sub-acute services on campus to intensive intervention and care in the home and the community. Our broad range of programs and services are designed to work collaboratively with families, state and local agencies, and other community providers.



Charles F. Hayden School is committed to serving children through a psycho-educational, clinically informed therapeutic milieu. Collaborative educational planning and placement teams including families and district personnel design Individualized Educational Programs (IEP) for every student.





The Art Teacher is responsible for the continuum of art and instruction for Charles F. Hayden School. The Art Teacher functions as part of the multidisciplinary team of professionals as a teacher.  The Art Teacher is responsible for providing specialized art class instruction in accordance with Charles F. Hayden School thematic curriculum.  This position requires intensive interdisciplinary collaboration.  The Art Teacher is responsible for planning, delivering and evaluating the special education and psycho-educational needs and abilities as these apply to art instruction.




  • Plans and implements engaging instructional experiences to promote students’ exploration of ideas and acquisition of the necessary knowledge and skills to explore art in compliance with IEP and curricular standards.
  • Develops and implements within the student fundamental critical thinking and problem solving techniques utilizing specific art curriculum/materials which addresses individual students’ IEP goals and learning styles.
  • Conducts weekly individual art sessions with day school students as assigned in an effort to assist student in formulation of value system, coping skills and positive personal goals.
  • Conducts open studio program for both elementary and middle school students in order to allow students to further develop their own individual creative process.
  • Promotes open communication, discussion and collaboration with staff regarding student social and academic progress.
  • Initiates special projects and events integrating art as a vital modality in school and community.
  • Maintains educational data on each child, including lesson plans, testing data and progress reports.
  • Maintains clinical data and reports for all students. Attends all team meetings, supervision (Clinical Supervisor and/or School Principal), teacher rounds and relevant training/seminars in an effort to exercise and promote the highest level of professional development and judgment.
  • Implements the Boys & Girls Village Model and crisis management.
  • Engages in Professional Development Plan planning as outlined in Charles F. Hayden School Professional Development Plan.
  • Prepares all reports and documents related to role responsibilities in accordance with quality guidelines and due date postings.
  • Maintains safety for all Charles F. Hayden School students throughout the school day at all times.
  • Completes all agency requirements and trainings.
  • Other duties may be assigned by the principal to serve Charles F. Hayden School needs.




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education or related field
  • Must fulfill competency based training requirements in TCI and Boys & Girls Village Social Skills Model.
  • Must be able to respond to crisis, including the ability to physically restrain if necessary.
  • Must be willing to participate in after school hours Charles F. Hayden School art related events or duties.




  • Ability to implement multi-tiered art education including learning to read through the arts.
  • Previous experience working with special needs children.
  • Ability to maintain calm, collegial relationships with students, staff and community. 
  • Commitment to learning as an ongoing opportunity and professional imperative.








  • As per school/personnel guidelines.
  • Must be able to respond to crisis, including the ability to physically restrain if necessary.


Boys & Girls Village takes pride in the supportive, team-oriented work environment we offer to current and prospective employees. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, short and long-term disability, a retirement plan and generous vacation benefits. In addition, it is our goal to assure that the highest quality of care is provided to our clients by our competent, committed employees. To that end, we encourage professional development through our tuition reimbursement program and promote continued growth through various learning opportunities. 

Boys & Girls Village is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We accept resumes on an ongoing basis. Due to the large volume of resumes that we receive, we kindly ask that you do not inquire via telephone about the status of your resume. You can be assured that if you do not hear from us, your resume will be held on file for future consideration.

PLEASE NOTE:Due to the Department of Children & Families regulations, we are prohibited from hiring anyone with a pending charges or convictions of assault or a violent crime; risk of injury to a minor; impairing the morals of a child; physical or sexual abuse, possession; use or sale of a controlled substance; similar crimes.

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.