GENERAL JOB SUMMARY
Under the direction of the Residential Program Manager, the Teacher plans and implements a comprehensive individualized education program for each juvenile resident on a year-round basis.
MAJOR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
- Plan a highly flexible and innovative classroom curriculum to meet the needs of each individual juvenile resident of the Multipurpose Juvenile Home. Makes use of both traditional and computerized learning materials.
- 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.
- Conduct standardized testing as required by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.
- 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.
- In conjunction and cooperation with the Home staff, develop an individualized education plan 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.
- Work closely and cooperatively with the Home staff to develop an individualized treatment plan to promote academic endeavors within the context of the residential, direct care program component.
- Prepare lesson plans for other Home staff members’ use in the absence of the teacher.
- Make contact with the juveniles’ home school following the youths’ admission to the Home to coordinate educational planning and services and, in preparation for discharge, to plan for the youths’ re-entry into public schools.
- Provide whatever resources are required to the youth and the youths’ school to help assure the juvenile’s success when a juvenile is able to function in the public school setting while residing in the Multipurpose Juvenile Home.
- Regularly seek consultation from appropriate supervisory staff, provide detailed information regarding significant issues affecting youth in care, and accept and implement feedback.
- Communicate with parents regarding educational issues.
- Receive training in all aspects of the operation of the Multipurpose Juvenile Home and provides coverage (including overnight coverage) when requested in an emergency or in cases of position vacancies.
- Perform other related duties as assigned by the Program Manager.
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.
Minimum of two (2) years teaching experience with adolescents or direct residential experience with the target population is preferred.
- Must maintain a valid Driver’s License and an acceptable driving record.
- Must be insurable by Methodist Home for Children’s insurance carrier.
- Must be able to work a flexible schedule and shifts including overnights, weekends, holidays, and extended periods of time.
- 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 Coordinator of Residential Services 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.
- 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 work site and agency related events.
Closing Date: Open Until Filled