Special Education Teacher

Rockville, MD
May 23, 2021
Oct 04, 2021
Full Time
The Ridge School seeks to hire a Special Education Teacher for our Lourie Center School. 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.

As the Special Education Teacher, you will:

•Implement appropriate middle and high school curriculums, lesson plans and IEP goals.
•Provide a therapeutic milieu conducive to teaching students with emotional disturbance.
•Demonstrate knowledge of emotional disturbance and ability to establish therapeutic
relationships with students as it contributes to critical success factors of the organization.
•Administer effective and appropriate strategies during a crisis intervention.
•Participate in training and development opportunities to enhance own knowledge of special education, curriculum modifications, and emotional disturbance and instructional strategies .
•Demonstrate knowledge of the nature and needs of exceptional children, normal developmental processes, curriculum development and programming, psychodynamic and behavioral management skills, psycho-educational assessment and special education record keeping and monitoring tools.
•Demonstrate skills in oral and written presentation of diagnostic findings, progress reports, anecdotal records, development of behavioral goals and objectives for individual educational plans and weekly lesson plans.
•Work effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary team by being open and responsive to other's input.

Qualifications Include:
•Must have a bachelors degree (Masters preferred) and ability to be certified by MDSE to hold a provisional or Standard I teaching certificate.
•A minimum of 2 years teaching experience in a special education setting with students with emotional disabilities
•Active BLS CPR card
•Knowledge and understanding of symptomology and etiology of emotional disturbance
•Experience developing and implementing IEPs
•Excellent classroom behavior management skills
•Excellent communication skills with supervisors, colleagues, parents, and students
•Strong ability to establish appropriate therapeutic relationships with students
•Excellent crisis intervention and de-escalation skills with students
•Strong ability to interpret formal and informal testing and assessment results
•High ability to manage stress without negatively impacting job performance
•Highly dependable in terms of work attendance and assigned work hours

At Adventist HealthCare our job is to care for you. We do this by offering:

•Work life balance through non rotating shifts
•Recognition and rewards for professional expertise
•Free Employee parking
•Competitive comprehensive benefit plans offered (including health, disability, •PTO and 403B retirement plan with matching and 3 year vesting)
•100% Coverage for inpatient care - at Adventist HealthCare facilities
•100% Coverage for urgent care nationwide - after copay

Join the Adventist Healthcare team today! Apply now to be considered.

Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday, 8-4:30

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.

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