Teacher, Math or Science

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3 months ago
Job ID
2017-6027
# of Openings
1
BayPointe LeMoyne School
Category
Bachelor Level, Behavioral
Position Type
Full Time
Shift/Hours
7:15 AM - 2:45 PM; MCPSS School Year Schedule

Overview

BayPointe Children’s Residential Treatment Center cares for children 5 to 12 years of age and teens 13 to 18 years of age. The program provides medically monitored intensive and comprehensive psychiatric treatment for children and teens whose average length of stay is nine to 12 months.

The BayPointe School is the academic portion of our Intensive Residential Program that follows the Alabama State Department of Education guidelines. We provide six hours of educational services a day to meet the needs all the students.  Our students come from all across the state and have varied academic abilities.

Responsibilities

 

  • Instructs students individually in accordance with identified needs. A child/adolescent must manifest a combination of at least three criteria whose severity could prevent treatment in a less restrictive environment.  
  • Consults with treatment team to ensure utilization of a behavior management system that is consistent with the system used in other program components
  • Is responsible for planning and scheduling educational field trips and actively participates as required. May drive program vehicle during such trips
  • Identifies educational needs of consumers in preparation for summer tutorial services
  • Writes and makes available daily/weekly lesson plans so that other staff can provide appropriate instructions to students to continue the educational program in the teacher’s absence
  • Demonstrates the ability to recognize the elements of a crisis state and knows how to deescalate or resolve the situation
  • Applies seclusion and restraint per AltaPointe Policy and Procedure, as required

 

Assesses educational needs of students on an on-going basis and makes appropriate adjustments to educational plans as needed:

  1. Administers educational testing within 10 days of consumer’s admission to program and prior to student’s discharge
  2. Works with Special Education teacher to meet IEP goals
  3. Completes an educational discharge summary and final report card at time of discharge
  4. Provides both verbal and written consultation/progress reports to parents/guardians as needed
  5. Ensures compliance of students’ educational records in accordance with guidelines established by the State Department of Education
  6. Maintains awareness of current techniques and approaches to the educational process as they relate to the population being used

Carries out administrative duties in accordance with established schedules and procedures:

  1. Determines classroom supplies and maintains sufficient supplies
  2. Conducts meetings with classroom staff to address progress/problems and overall teamwork issues, as needed.
  3. Maintains an effective professional relationship with all program staff as well as with all external contact made during the course of fulfilling job related duties
  4. Appropriately delegates routine tasks to behavioral staff such that student needs can be met without disruption
  5. Attends treatment team meetings as scheduled related to clinical planning and administrative issues

 Performs liaison services with the local educational system for students at BayPointe:

  1. Ensures that appropriate placement is made and that needed services will be provided to the student
  2. Monitors the student’s adjustment to school placement and shares information with school/residential staff
  3. Provides consult to school personnel regarding student needs through conferences, phone contacts and/or in writing as needed to support positive adjustment by the student following discharge from the facility

Qualifications

Alabama teacher’s certification in secondary education and Highly Qualified in Math or Science

 

Physical Requirements:

  • There is frequent standing, sitting, and walking which are in bursts of 5 to 10 minutes. However, there are times when this can be extended to pacing with the consumer (time could be undetermined), and at times sitting and standing can be extended with the employee having the ability to change positions as permitted by the observance and behavior of the consumer at that time.
  • There is occasional forward bending from the hips while kneeling to reach to the side.
  • There is an occasional need to be able to assume a full squat/lunge from a standing position.
  • There is an occasional need to maintain back extension while being on stomach with one’s own body weight on hips and legs.  This position is maintained for several minutes.
  • Occasionally, be able to put one’s own body weight on one knee and one elbow on the same side of one’s body.
  • Occasionally, be able to kneel and reach to same side toward the floor.
  • Lift up to 15 pounds from the floor to various levels, including from floor to overhead occasionally during shift.
  • Have the ability to lift up to 50 pounds to assist in activities of daily living, as required. Be able to lift up to 50 pounds from floor to waist.
  • Strong grasp is needed to use keys to open doors throughout the facility, and to maintain constant contact with a consumer during a restraint procedure or with other hold techniques.
  • Pushing/pulling force up to 25 pounds occasionally during shift.
  • At times, be able to ambulate in a quick manner (jog/run) for distances up to 50 feet.
  • Carrying up to 15 pounds various distances throughout the facility.
  • Occasional step ladder climbing to retrieve medical records that are on higher shelves.
  • Fine manipulation/dexterity to handle medical records and complete documentation.
  • At times therapy may be inside or outside the facility; therefore, some activities will dictate physical requirements for playing or games.

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