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Special Education Teacher, Full Time, The Ridge School

Adventist HealthCare
Rockville, MD
Closing date
Jun 14, 2023

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The Ridge School, Adventist HealthCare, is hiring a full-time Teacher in Rockville, Maryland. We are currently offering a $3,000 sign-on bonus to qualified candidates!

We're seeking an experienced Teacher who will embrace our mission to extend God's care through the ministry of physical, mental, and spiritual healing.

As the Special Education Teacher, you will:
•Under general supervision of the Director, responsible for the development, implementation, and continuous evaluation of an academic, curricular, psycho-educational program for students in the school.
•Apply knowledge of the nature and needs of exceptional students, normal developmental processes, curriculum development and programming, psychodynamic and behavioral management skills, psycho-educational assessment, and special education record keeping and monitoring tools students at the school to support overall student success.
•Instruct in the assigned subject matter and/or grade-level utilizing a variety of methodologies that address the needs of the individual student and the group.
•Develop and presents diagnostic findings, progress reports, anecdotal records, behavioral goals and objectives for individual educational plans and weekly lesson plans through strong oral and written presentation skills.
•Work effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary team to collaborate with other functional areas of the students for the success of all students.
•Integrate diagnostic assessment and curricular programming and practices used in special education. Must have knowledge of early childhood methodology.
•Measure efficacy of instruction and learning outcomes of students to ensure academic and behavioral success in the school environment.

Qualifications include:
•Bachelor's degree required, preferably in special education
•Minimum of 2 years teaching experience is required, preferably in Special Education or in the content area specific to the position
•Ability to be certified by MSDE to hold a provisional or Standard I teacher certificate.
•Active American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS)
•Basic knowledge of adolescent development required

The ideal candidate will:
•Have experience with instructional program design and implementation that is appropriate for the student population served
•Be able to contribute to, design, and implement IEPs for students
•Have a firm knowledge and understanding of local school system and state curriculum
•Possess a firm working knowledge and understanding of Special Education

Work Schedule:

Full Time, Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

We are looking to hire three teachers- Science, Math and English.

At Adventist HealthCare our job is to care for you.

We do this by offering:
  • Work life balance through nonrotating shifts
  • Recognition and rewards for professional expertise
  • 403(b) retirement plan
  • Free Employee parking
  • Benefits Eligible Positions:
    • Competitive, comprehensive benefit plans [including health, employer-paid disability and life insurance, PTO]
    • Employer retirement contribution and match after 1-year of eligible employment with 3 year vesting
    • Ancillary benefits such as flexible spending, legal and pet insurance to meet the needs of employees and their eligible family members
    • Subsidized childcare at participating childcare centers

As a faith-based organization, with over a century of caring for the communities in the Maryland area, Adventist HealthCare has earned a reputation for high-quality, compassionate care. Adventist HealthCare was the first and is the largest healthcare provider in Montgomery County.

If you want to make a difference in someone's life every day, consider a position with a team of professionals who are doing just that, making a difference.

Join the Adventist HealthCare team today, apply now to be considered!

COVID-19 Vaccination

Adventist HealthCare requires all applicants to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before commencing employment. Applicants may be required to furnish proof of vaccination and , if offered, may elect to be vaccinated at a n designated Adventist HealthCare location.

Tobacco and Drug Statement

Tobacco use is a well-recognized preventable cause of death in the United States and an important public health issue. In order to promote and maintain a healthy work environment, Adventist HealthCare will not hire applicants for employment who either state that they are nicotine users or who test positive for nicotine and drug use.

While some jurisdictions, including Maryland, permit the use of marijuana for medical purposes, marijuana continues to be classified as an illegal drug under the federal Controlled Substances Act. As a result, medical marijuana use will not be accepted as a valid explanation for a positive drug test result.

Adventist HealthCare will withdraw offers of employment to applicants who test positive for Cotinine (nicotine) and marijuana. Those testing positive are given the opportunity to re-apply in 90 days, if they can truthfully attest that they have not used any nicotine products in the past ninety (90) days and successfully pass follow-up testing.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Adventist HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to attracting, engaging, and developing the best people to cultivate our mission-centric culture. Our goal is to have a welcoming, equitable, and safe place to work and grow for all employees, no matter their background. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Adventist HealthCare will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities, in accordance with applicable law. Adventist HealthCare is a religious organization as defined under applicable law; however, it will endeavor to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants' religious beliefs.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for disabilities or religious belief should contact the Support Center HR Office.


We are a faith-based healthcare organization, based in Montgomery County, Maryland. We are the largest employer in Montgomery County with over 6,000 employees! Our comprehensive approach to caring for our community includes three acute-care hospitals – Shady Grove Medical Center, White Oak Medical Center and Fort Washington Medical Center – as well as two Physical Rehabilitation hospitals, Outpatient centers, Imaging Centers, Urgent Cares, Home Care Services, Employer Health Programs and Physician Networks. We are nationally recognized and honored especially for our Cardiac, OB, Cancer, Stroke, Orthopedic, Rehabilitation and Mental Health services. Our mission is to extend God's care through the ministry of physical, mental and spiritual healing. At its core, our mission expresses who we are, why we exist and the purpose behind what we do. These words are reflective of God’s character as outlined in the Bible and honor the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s long-standing commitment to healing. You will also find that many of the beliefs and standards of conduct at AHC are universal beliefs that are recognized across many faith traditions.

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820 West Diamond Avenue
Suite 600

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