Spectrum Center Schools and Programs have served students with special needs, behavioral challenges and emotional disorders for more than 30 years. Spectrum Center’s state-certified non-public schools and public school integrated collaborative classrooms provide special education services to students ages five to 22 with a wide array of disabilities.
Our team of experts, including Board Certified Behavior Analysts, teachers, therapists and vocational coaches, emphasize positive approaches and utilize research-based methods to serve students with special needs.
Spectrum Center Schools and Programs is a business unit of ChanceLight® Behavioral Health & Education, the nation’s leading provider of behavioral health and education solutions for children and young adults. We change the direction of children’s lives by offering them the opportunity to create successful, independent futures
PROGRAMS & SERVICES
Spectrum Center provides academic programs, life skills training, vocational and transition services, support services and collaborative programs to students with autism, emotional disturbance, physical challenges and developmental delays.
PARENTS AND STUDENTS
While enrolled in a Spectrum Center school or program, students can expect customized instruction and plans tailored to meet the needs outlined in their individual education programs (IEP). Spectrum experts and families collaborate to help students work toward their own personalized goals.
Spectrum Center collaborates with educators in public schools when they choose to refer students to Spectrum Schools and Programs. Spectrum also partners with public school districts to provide programs on their campuses. These collaborative programs are open to students whose needs are met in this type of setting and are approved as non-public schools by the California Department of Education.
In these on-site Collaborative Programs, Spectrum Center provides specialized academic instruction services to students with autism, developmental disabilities, emotional disorders and behavioral challenges.
Through community partnerships, Spectrum Center provides opportunities for students to learn and work within the community. With the help of vocational coaches and employers, students learn employment skills essential to becoming as independent as possible.
LIFE AFTER SPECTRUM
Spectrum Center students graduate with a high school diploma or receive a certificate of completion and lead fulfilling, productive lives independently or with assistance. Student success is measured by setting individual goals and helping students work toward those goals by providing vocational or technical training, transitional services and independent living preparation.
Spectrum Center operates 25 schools and programs serving 115 public school districts in California, Florida and Tennessee.
WHY WORK FOR US?
Teachers, therapists and other education professionals seeking to make a genuine difference in the lives of students with special needs can find an abundance of opportunity and personal satisfaction at Spectrum Center Schools and Programs.
Spectrum Center offers rigorous academics, engaging technology and strong behavior support systems in a highly innovative education environment. Spectrum Center’s multi-disciplinary team includes Board Certified Behavior Analysts, special education teachers, related service specialists, and vocational coaches who provide a continuum of services in one location. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the foundation of Spectrum Center’s approach. This commitment to ABA helps students advance academically and behaviorally, and streamlines the process of developing Individual Education Programs (IEPs). Many educators and clinicians join Spectrum Center because they want to work in an environment where the practice of ABA is implemented – and valued.
Professional development is encouraged and supported, and Spectrum Center staff have the opportunity to participate in research, presentations, and professional publications. Spectrum Center is known for the quality of its research-based, data-driven programs and earned the highest rating given by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Full time employees regularly scheduled to work at least 32 hours per week are eligible for company paid group life, long term disability and an employee assistance program. Optional benefits available to full time employees include:
Medical Coverage- the company offers two different medical plans, a traditional medical PPO (Preferred Provider Organization) and a Consumer Driven Health Plan (CDHP), both plans have an extensive network of qualify providers across the county. The company makes a significant contribution towards the cost of medical coverage.
- Health Saving Account with Employer Contribution
- Dental plan available at group rate
- Vision plan available at group rates
- Medical and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Program
- Supplemental Life/ AD&D and Long Term Disability are also available at group rates.
A generous paid leave plan is available for employees who meet the eligibility requirements as defined by the program in which they work. In addition, the company provides a matching contribution to its 401(k) Retirement plan.
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY
Spectrum Center is committed to the policy of providing equal employment opportunities for training, compensation, transfer, promotion, and other aspects of employment for all qualified applicants and employees without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran status.
Every effort is made to ensure that our policies regarding hiring, salary administration, promotion, and transfer are based solely on job requirements, job performance, and job related criteria. In addition, our personnel policies and practices – including those relating to compensation, benefits, transfer, retention, termination, training, and self-development opportunities are administered without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or other basis prohibited by law.