Exceptional Children Teacher

Children's Hope Alliance - Statesville, NC (30+ days ago)2.8


Children's Hope Alliance is looking for an Exceptional Children's Teacher to be a part of our professional team of who help provide a safe, healing journey for hurting children and families, creating hope now and in the future.

We have an opening in our Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) located in beautiful Statesville, NC, just north of Lake Norman. The PRTFs are our highest levels of residential care for youth 6-18 yrs.

Ideal applicants are patient, have a strong desire to work with children,and are able to work in a high pressure, high stress environment.

We offer an impressive benefits package, competitive wages, and opportunities for growth. Benefits for full-time employees include agency assistance with health insurance coverage, $20,000 life insurance, 403B retirement plan with a company match, supplemental benefits with Allstate and Legal/ID shield and paid time off.

The Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities ( PRTF) Exceptional Children Teacher develops and provides an alternative/treatment educational program for youth served by Barium Springs Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities. The teacher also focuses on supporting clients in the achievement of their treatment goals while placed in the PRTF. The teacher assists in the supervision of other recreational opportunities for the children in care. The teacher monitors and implements IEP requirements. No bus driving required. Small class to teacher ratios.

Duties:
Develops and provides an individualized alternative educational program for every client served By Barium Springs Psychiatric Residential Treatment facilities.
Evaluating students' level of performance in order to prescribe suitable programming and evaluating their progress in meeting educational and social goals by testing, observation, behavior rating scales, and other means as appropriate.
Planning, developing and revising classroom curriculum to meet the physical, emotional, creative, and educational needs of assigned students.
Uses accepted teaching practices as it relates to planning and implementing each client's educational goals and provides a classroom environment that facilitates learning.
Organizing class programs by preparing lesson plans and course outlines and providing effective educational instruction
Assists in developing and implementing the service/treatment plan within a multidisciplinary treatment team (client and their family, involved agencies, therapist, psychiatrist, Behavioral Technicians, Program Consultant/Supervisor, therapist, other significant parties.)
Develop and maintain a relationship with Local Education Agencies including the development/participation in Individualized Education Plans, transitions back to schools operated by the LEA, providing academic progress reports, etc.
Actively uses the Teaching-Family Model of care or other specified model to respond to misbehavior and teach replacement skills with a focus on positive reinforcement as the most effective motivational tool and assists with management of various behavior problems related to mental health symptoms by teaching clients appropriate social skills.
Provides a classroom environment that facilitates learning
Continually observes and responds appropriately to interactions of client during academic, recreational, and leisure activities for appropriateness and saftey and assists in maintaining the facility and classroom in a clean, safe and attractive manner.
In an effort to assist client with the management of various behavior problems related to mental health symptoms, teaches client appropriate social skills.
Assists in making purchases for the school program under the guidance of supervisor.
Performance routine administrative responsibilities including but not limited to: using a computer, typing reports, scheduling and attending meetings relative to client/program and treatment team needs, completing required treatment and service documentation, etc.
Maintains documentation including, but not limited to, academic records, attendance records, client treatment documentation.
Follows all rules/statues of the State of North Carolina, Council of Accreditation, Mental Health and the Teaching-Family Association.
Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Minimum of a bachelors degree in an education field and preferably holds Exceptional Children's teaching license in the States of North Carolina.
Must be willing to be trained in the Teaching-Family Model and use a behavioral program to help teach youth appropriate social, academic and independent living skills.
Consideration may be given to individuals without a valid teaching license if a time-limited plan can be developed for the procuring of the appropriate certification.