PRN Special Education Teacher (Katie Miller) Knox

Help Others, Make a Difference, Save a Life.

Do you see yourself as a part of this life-changing work? If so, we are currently seeking a qualified and motivated professional for the following position: PRN Special Education Teacher

The ideal PRN Special Education Teacher will be responsible for the individual educational needs of the clients at Gateway Academy and Katie Miller including the special needs of students identified with Special Education certification and students with 504 plans. 

  • Develop lesson plans
  • Delegate tasks to the assistants
  • Report progress to the Program Coordinator
  • Participate in treatment planning for the residents and utilize the behavioral system employed

Travel: F Endorsement is required. This position requires utilizing a personal dependable vehicle to conduct Center business. Maintaining a dependable vehicle and certified driver status is a condition of employment.

Equipment/Technology: Basic computer skills for timekeeping, email, printing, faxing, scanning, and documentation.

QUALIFICATIONS - PRN Special Education Teacher


  • Possess a teaching certificate in the state of Tennessee.  Must have a current special education certificate.

Experience / Knowledge

  • Working with children/youth/families. 
  • Prefer residential experience or exposure via internship. 
  • Understanding the educational expectations of DCS/DOE and Title I/TACF. 
  • Experience in a clinical setting. Must be able to lead students, staff effectively and utilize resources properly. 
  • Must be able to make sound judgment and utilize appropriate boundaries. 
  • Must be able to contribute to the therapeutic environment and provide feedback regarding the client's progress.


  • Minimal exposure to biological hazards.
  • Hearing of normal / soft tones and close eye work.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, and reaching.
  • CPR and First Aid certification required.
  • Required to be certified in and adequately implement verbal and physical de-escalation techniques.
  • Clinical staff members must possess reliable transportation, the ability to acquire an F endorsement on driver's license, and transport clients.

Helen Ross McNabb Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Center provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Helen Ross McNabb Center conducts background checks, driver's license record, degree verification, and drug screens at hire. Employment is contingent upon clean drug screen, background check, and driving record. Additionally, certain programs are subject to TB Screening and/or testing.  Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.