Careers at Ivymount
Believe in the work you do.

Join Our Team

Joining the Ivymount community offers a unique opportunity to work side by side with hundreds of people dedicated to improving the lives of a neurodiverse community of students, families, and professionals. We seek people who are passionate about a career in specialized education, and we give you access to ongoing training, collaboration, and opportunities for career advancement.  


We have excellent opportunities throughout our organization, which includes Ivymount School, The Maddux School, Community Outreach Programs and Ivymount Endeavors home and clinic services as well as our professional collaborative services. 

What is it like to work at Ivymount?

Make an Impact

Every day, we witness the profound impact our work has on the lives of individuals with unique learning needs. Through the passion of our staff, students benefit from the smallest learning moments to more advanced coaching  on social, vocational and life skills. We know the best way to measure staff success is through the progress of the people we serve.

“Come here with an open mind and open heart. Just be ready to help students succeed and reach their goals.”

- Applied Behavior Analysis Instructor

Feel Supported As You Grow

Are you a recent graduate? Are you looking for a career change? Wanting to surround yourself with smart and motivated people? Whether you’re new to the field or you bring experience, Ivymount offers unique  opportunities for high-quality, individualized training and professional development while working as a part of an interdisciplinary team. 

Our dedicated staff members provide exceptional training in special education, speech pathology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, social work, and applied behavior analysis. We also collaborate with other highly-respected researchers and practitioners, and provide access to the latest evidence-based resources. Learn more about our training programs for professionals.

Professional Development Benefits

We provide an environment where our staff can grow alongside our students and clients.  All of our staff receive ongoing professional development opportunities such as: 

  • Ongoing training in new and research-supported approaches, curricula, and teaching methods 
  • Educational and professional research journal access 
  • Journal clubs and discussions 
  • Opportunities and support to create and share presentations regionally and nationally 
  • IvyShares Fellowship funding to staff who undertake special projects to advance our mission 
  • Tuition reimbursement and advanced training for staff enrolled in Master’s, certificate, and licensure programs 
  • Training from our research and professional partners

“They say ‘teamwork makes the dream work.’ People here are so supportive of one another. You get to learn from others, and everybody’s opinion is valued on the team.”

- Program Supervisor

“I feel like I’m really a part of a larger family both inside and outside the classroom. We always have each other’s backs and in order to have your students succeed in the classroom you always have to work together as a team.”

- Senior Teaching Assistant

Even More Ivymount Benefits

Ivymount offers the following additional benefits to eligible staff: 

  • Medical and Dental Insurance 
  • Flexible Spending Programs 
  • Professional Development Reimbursement 
  • 403b Retirement Savings Plan 
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability Insurance 
  • Life Insurance 
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Professional Liability 

We Promote Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility

At the Ivymount Organization- – including Ivymount School, The Maddux School, Ivymount Endeavors, Ivymount Community Outreach & Services and Ivymount Professional Collaborative & Services we are committed not only to providing a safe and caring space for everyone to work and learn, but also to dismantling systemic racism, sexism, and ableism within our community. We come to the table with open hearts and minds, engage in hard discussions, and learn from our mistakes. We do this by: 

  • promoting policies, practices, training, and education that are proactively inclusive, culturally sensitive, and embrace diversity and neurodiversity among the individuals we serve, staff members, and families       
  • acting as advocates for diversity within the greater community to create substantive change  
  • identifying and discussing our differences and the impacts they have on our stakeholders, approaches, and actions  
  • challenging ourselves to identify, understand, and correct inequities we may discover   


Our staff are committed to using culturally responsive and socially conscious practices. Self-examination and self-reflection are essential to our work. Across our organization, we thoughtfully select curricula and structure lessons to ensure students and clients learn from and about diverse perspectives and engage in meaningful exploration of social justice issues, including the concept of neurodiversity and others’ unique strengths and differences. 


Our educational services and supports focus on the varied ways people learn, and we foster our students’ and clients’ independent communication, authentic social and community connections, choice-making, and self-advocacy. We also advocate for the broader community to create situations and opportunities that benefit and remove barriers for all.