Licensed Teacher | Butner

GENERAL JOB SUMMARY

Under the direction of the Operations Manager, the Teacher plans and implements a comprehensive individualized education program for each juvenile resident in the short term residential assessment center.

MAJOR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Plan a highly flexible and innovative classroom curriculum to meet the needs of each individual juvenile resident of the Assessment Center. Makes use of both traditional and computerized learning materials.
  2. Operate the school program in compliance with all approval and accreditation requirements specified by the North Carolina Department of Non-Public Instruction. This includes, but is not limited to, recording daily classroom attendance, filing immunization records, and conducting an annual audit. Develop a curriculum for each student that meets the North Carolina standard course of study requirements for the individual’s youth’s grade level.
  3. Prepare detailed lesson plans and maintains complete, accurate records of attendance and classroom (social and academic) performance and provide official transcripts of each juvenile’s work during their residency.
  4. In conjunction and cooperation with the Assessment Center Clinical staff, administer the WRAT or other standardized test and assessments.
  5. In conjunction and cooperation with the Assessment Center staff, develop an individualized education plan/approach that helps to teach and strengthen vital social and self-help skills in the context of the school program and to provide complementary services across the program.
  6. Work closely and cooperatively with the staff to develop an individualized treatment plan/approach to promote academic endeavors within the context of the residential, direct care program component.
  7. Regularly seek consultation from appropriate supervisory staff, provide detailed information regarding significant issues affecting youth in care, and accept and implement feedback.
  8. Communicate with parents and school systems regarding educational issues.
  9. Receive training in all aspects of the operation of the Assessment Center.
  10. Perform other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge and Experience

A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with an appropriate current, valid teaching certification as specified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.  If certification and licensure is held out of state, applicants must be willing to work with the State of North Carolina to get the licenses and certification in state.

Minimum of two (2) years teaching experience in middle/high school education preferred.  Exceptional Children credential preferred.

Skills/Working Conditions

Must maintain a valid Driver’s License and an acceptable driving record. • Must be insurable by Methodist Home for Children’s insurance carrier. • Must successfully complete all phases of pre-service and on-going training, including, but not limited to, physical restraint training, First Aid, CPR, Universal Precautions, and medication administration. • Must provide a copy of current, valid teaching certificate at time of employment. Must maintain teaching certification by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and provide a copy of renewed teaching certificate to the Assistant Director upon completion of re-certification requirements. • Must be able to work in high pressure, high stress environment. • Position may experience verbal and/or physical aggression from client population. • Possible exposure to infectious diseases.

Physical Requirements

Must provide a negative drug screen result prior to employment. • Must pass a post-employment physical and TB test and on-going physical assessments as required. • Have the ability to perform physical demands associated with daily operational functions, property management, and client interactions, such as standing, bending, lifting, participation in physical activities and other rotating assignments. • Have the ability to comprehend and produce accurate program documentation, including, but not limited to, client educational reports and community correspondence. • Have the ability to communicate professionally with consumers, including, but not limited to, parents, colleagues, and community service providers. • Have the ability to provide on-going visual and physical proximity supervision of clients. • Have the ability to participate in recreational activities with clients, including, but not limited to, arts, athletics, and outdoor activities. • Have the ability to drive a 12-passenger van to transport clients. • Have the ability to drive for agency related events during the day or night. Regular attendance at primary worksite and agency related events.

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

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