La Verne, CA 91750
Phone: (909) 596-5921
Fax: (909) 596-7583
Special Education Teachers—are you looking for a school that shares your passion for teaching young people the skills they need to live an independent and fulfilling life? Joan Macy School may be just the place for you! Recognized by the California Department of Education as a certified non-public school, we provide a beneficial and supportive environment where children and adolescents with special educational needs can develop the academic, social, and vocational skills that will enable them to transition independently and successfully into the community.
We are currently seeking an experienced Teaching Specialist to join our team at our school in La Verne, CA. You will help to oversee our classroom educational program and ensure that students are receiving the quality instruction they need. You will also join the rest of our staff in assisting with the healing, adjustment, and recovery of students who have often experienced major life challenges. If this sounds like the educational setting for you, and if you meet our qualifications, we want to talk with you! Contact us today!
As a Teaching Specialist, your main overall duty will be to provide an educational environment that promotes personal growth for your students. This will include planning, developing, organizing, and assisting in the operation of a comprehensive educational program for each student. The program is designed to provide them with the specialized assistance that they need in academic, social, and behavioral skill areas. This position is for a secondary program serving grades 6-12, covering science, math, and social studies.
Your specific duties in this Special Education Teacher role include (but are not limited to):
? Assisting in diagnosing academic needs and assessing student progress
? Developing a repertoire of strategies to actively include diversity of student population
? Motivating students with exceptional needs while developing awareness of each student’s emotional wellbeing
? Developing, monitoring, and measuring short and long-range objectives in Individualized Educational Plans and providing documentation for progress reports
? Implementing teaching strategies to fulfill objectives in I.E.P’s
? Participating in Student Study team meetings
? Participating in classroom team meetings to cooperatively establish and maintain effective systems
? Participating in task force meetings to enhance program effectiveness
? Performing other duties as necessary to maintain an effective and safe educational setting
As a Teaching Specialist, you must have a passion not only for education, but also for working with special-needs students. This requires a creative and flexible individual approach to teaching as well as the ability to function well as part of a larger team. You must also have exceptional communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively relate to and interact with everyone, from students and their parents, to your colleagues and school administrators.
Specific qualifications for this Special Education Teacher role include:
? 2 years of experience in a Special Education setting
? Valid California credentials for Mild/Moderate or Learning Disabilities/Emotional Disabilities
? High level of comfort teaching special education students in science, math, and social studies
? Ability to provide crisis intervention services to emotional disturbed adolescent students
Have a truly positive effect on the students who need you the most!
The Quality Improvement Coordinator is responsible for using independent judgment and discretion in working with department directors, overseeing the quality of each of the agency’s programs, ensuring that the services provided strictly adhere to their contracts and agency standards and that we continually look for ways to improve services for our clients. This may include critically evaluating reports and other documents, measuring client progress, preparing reports, collecting and disseminating client feedback, as well as providing direct supervision in these areas to ensure that standards are being met. It also includes the coordination of all agency training programs to ensure that employees have the necessary tools to meet agency standards and working with each department to ensure we meet national accreditation standards.
This position offer excellent benefits, including medical, dental, vision, 401k and more! Up to 40 hours of paid on-line training per year.
Job duties include but are not limited to:
All Purpose Responsibility
· Proactively supportive of the David & Margaret Philosophy of Care Values, Mission Statement, and programs
· Be involved in the implementation, compliance, and coordination of all agency client services
· Maintain HIPPA guidelines in all communication and disbursement of information
· Be responsible for overseeing and monitoring the accuracy of paperwork and billing compliance
· Assist with organizing records for visits and audits
· Review and correct audit instruments
· Prepare audit reports as needed
· Be involved in developing policies and procedures pertaining to program development and paperwork compliance
· Consult with the Chief Program Officer and department directors
· Consult as indicated with David & Margaret Adjunctive Services (i.e. Cottage/Group Home Counseling Staff, Shift Coordinators Office, Nursing staff, School staff, Foster Family Agency Program, and other non-clinical services)
· Other duties as assigned
· Be responsible for coordinating and carrying out all agency training
· Target the training needs and provide necessary training pertaining to QI for all staff
· Assist with developing a training manual for staff
Meetings To Attend
· Attend weekly individual supervision with Chief Program Officer
· Participate in required QI meetings with state and county agencies
· Coordinate regular utilization review and interdisciplinary QI meetings and be responsible for ensuring client charts meet contract/program requirements
· Attend weekly training meetings as necessary
· Meet with outside program auditors as needed
· Attend Board Program and Quality Assurance meetings
· Attend the monthly General Staff Meeting and other meetings as assigned
A Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, or a related field from an accredited institution of higher learning is required. Three to five years experience in evaluating and maintaining quality improvement/assurance in mental health administration or similar area preferred.
Must have at least one year’s experience in some capacity of overseeing quality of care issues. Must have an ability to relate well with others, train and transmit QI expectations to employees and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
General Maintenance Worker 40 hrs/wk
All around general maintenance for an adolescent female treatment facility. HVAC experience and knowledge of appliance repair is a plus. Must be able to pass criminal background investigation. All applicants must have a valid CA Driver’s License and good driving record. This position offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, vision, 401k and more!
Monday – Friday 7:00am – 3:30pm
Pay rate: $ 10.10 - $16.00/hr. DOE
A Master’s Degree in Social Work or a related behavioral science from an accredited college or university. LCSW, MFT, PsyD, or Clinical Psychologist licensure required. Must be able to supervise MFT Interns and Associate Clinical Social Workers. Five years experience in casework in a residential and/or foster care setting and or with three of those being in a supervisory position.
Salary Range: $68,000 - $91,800/yr.
A successful candidate will have good verbal and written skills. Must be able to be an effective public speaker. Able to pass test for bilingual capability. Ability to perform home studies and case management duties. Must be able to positively interact and engage with youth and foster and biological families. Strong knowledge and experience in trauma-based care is needed. Must be able to have the ability to handle crisis situations. Will participate with the on-call 24/7 rotation system within the department.
Pay Rate: $18.50 per hour