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Teacher (ESE, EBD, Trauma-informed Educator)

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Who We’re Looking For: 

SailFuture is a small private school for twelve (12) 6th - 12th grade students in foster care in St. Petersburg, Florida. The teacher provides lesson planning and support to 6 students who are on sailing expeditions throughout the year and direct, in-person instruction to the six students who are residing in the home. The school operates year-round and the teacher has a 1 week break after each 7-week module. The teacher also has extended 2-week breaks during the spring, winter, and summer.

A strong candidate should be familiar with the unique emotional and academic challenges of youth who have experienced trauma, and should have a demonstrated track record of success or obvious passion to support these specific students.

A SailFuture teacher should have the ability to both motivate and connect with our students; relationships are the core of what we do.

This person should feel comfortable teaching all of the common core subjects (English, Science, Math, and Social Studies) to a classroom of varying abilities and IEPs.

Teachers with a passion for creativity, experienced-based learning, and relationship development are the right fit for this role.


  • Teach 6-12 students Monday through Friday from 9am - 3pm at SailFuture’s private school 
  • Assess and record students’ progress and communicate daily and weekly with case manager, house parents, education director, and therapist on youth goals and progress
  • Prepare individualized education plans that incorporate behavioral, academic, and post-secondary goals for each student
  • Create custom and experiential lesson plans for students participating in bi-annual international sailing expeditions through Caribbean and Central American countries
  • Teach all common core subjects, including: English, Math, Social Studies, and Science in a creative, hands-on, and experiential way.
  • Provide differentiated instruction for a wide range of skills and abilities
  • Teacher will have creative latitude in lesson planning/curriculum development; we are looking for people to challenge the traditional model and find the best academic fit for our youth
  • Responsible for ensuring youth obtain high school diploma or GED and have post-secondary plan for education/job


  • 4 year bachelor’s degree or higher
  • 2 years experience teaching or working with teenage youth
  • Florida teaching certificate not required upon hire, but will be required for continued employment.
  • Team player committed to doing "whatever it takes" for youth in their care
  • Excellent communicator and problem solver
  • Passion for adventure
  • Sailing experience a plus, but not required

Compensation & Benefits

  • $35,000 - $45,000 depending on experience
  • $250 Monthly health insurance contribution
  • 401k with 6% employee match
  • 10 days PTO + 5 Paid Sick Days

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!


Perks and Benefits

  • 401k with 3-6% employer match

  • Paid Time Off and Sick Days

  • $250 Monthly Health Insurance Contribution

  • Access to sailboats, powerboats, and kayaks

  • Part of dynamic and integrated teams

  • Flexible Work Schedules

Who We Are

We're a small but mighty agency with a 'whatever it takes' mentality.

Our approach to social work is complex and requires dynamic, passionate leaders to bring all their skills to the table.

We're committed to each other as much as we are to our kids, and protect the family dynamic within our motley crew.


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