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Welcome to the employment opportunities section of our website! A variety of dedicated staff members are needed at all times to ensure the smooth and successful operation of the educational and clinical programs at The Foundation Schools. 

All candidates will be required to pass a criminal background check and pre-employment drug screening after an employment offer is made. Once an offer of employment is made and accepted, candidates will be required to provide documentation of their legal right to work and proof of their identity.  The Foundation Schools does not sponsor H-1B visas. 

The Foundation Schools offers Equal Employment Opportunity to all applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, marital status, genetics or any other characteristic protected by law. 

The Foundation School - Largo, MD

The Foundation Schools is a special education day school which delivers innovative school programs and support services for children and adolescents with emotional disabilities, autism spectrum disorders and other learning challenges. The Foundation Schools is accepting resumes for Special Education Teachers candidates for the 2017-2018 school year to work at our Largo campus.

The mission of The Foundation Schools is to provide a highly specialized educational and therapeutic program for students with emotional and other disabilities and social emotional and learning challenges, preparing them to be productive and successful in their future academic and career paths. We are seeking qualified teachers to provide our students with the tools and guidance they need to be successful.

Teachers at The Foundation Schools employ special education strategies and techniques to provide quality instruction that results in the students’ mastery of approved curriculum and that promotes social, emotional and cognitive learning. Teachers effectively manage student behavior through implementation of behavior management systems, school rules and policies.

For over 40 years, The Foundation Schools’ mix of academic support and therapeutic services has given our students a chance to reach their full potential. The Foundation Schools is currently approved by the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia to provide services to students who have not been successful in their home school’s environment. The Foundation Schools has schools in Gaithersburg and Largo, Maryland that serve over 200 students in grades K-12.

Our Core Values’ provide a strong foundation for our programs, are integrated into our positive behavior intervention system, drive our actions and guide our staff and students daily to TWIRL (Teamwork, Work Ethic, Integrity, Respect, and Leadership). We offer a supportive working environment with small class sizes and excellent resources.

2017-2018 School Year Openings: Elementary, Middle and High School Special Education Teachers

Job Duties:

  • Employ special education strategies and techniques to provide quality instruction that results in the students’ mastery of approved curriculum and that promotes social, emotional and cognitive learning; Demonstrate knowledge of subject and the ability to teach content area
  • Create lesson plans that utilize a variety of teaching methods, including the use of technology, to engage students and actively encourage student participation and interaction
  • Demonstrate the ability to adapt classroom environment, activities, teaching styles, behavior management practices and lesson plans to meet the needs of diverse learners
  • Establish expectations for learning and set standards for classroom participation and behavior; encourage students’ ownership and contribution to the classroom
  • Use observation and assessment tools to determine students’ needs and adjust behaviors and practices to accommodate those needs; evaluate instructional effectiveness, document and share modifications based on data, reflection and feedback
  • Provide a safe, appealing and engaging classroom that is conducive to learning
  • Demonstrate knowledge of special education laws and regulations; complete required documentation within assigned deadlines including documentation for students’ IEP, BIP and FBA
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how emotional disabilities impact our students’ behavior and ability to learn; display awareness of students’ diagnoses and adapts behavior strategies accordingly to implement the requirements of the student’s IEP.
  • Effectively manage student behavior through implementation of behavior modification systems, school rules and policies; models appropriate behavior for students during the school day
  • Proactively identify and address behaviors that could lead to a crisis, unsafe environment or disrupt the learning environment; administer effective and appropriate strategies during a crisis intervention including the participation in restraints when necessary.
  • Work with school leaders, collaborate in teams, and work with related service providers and student support staff to discuss students’ academic and behavioral progress and plans
  • Teachers may serve as student advisers; actively participate in group activities, committees and meetings.
  • Supervise teaching assistants and dedicated student aides assigned to their classroom.

Education, Experience and Certification Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher is required, preferably in education, special education or related field
  • A MSDE certification or eligibility for MSDE certification
  • Elementary & Middle School teachers requires certification in Special Education, grades 1-9
  • High School teachers require certification in Special Education or Content Area certification for Physical Education and Art Teachers.  Content area certification is a plus for other subjects.
  • Two or more years of experience in a special education setting, preferably working with students with emotional disabilities is preferred
  • Knowledge of IDEA 2004 and its specific applications to educating students with emotional disturbance and other disabilities
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) abilities are a plus

Physical, Interpersonal and Cognitive Requirements:

  • Utilize basic office equipment such as computer, telephone, fax, copier, etc.
  • Complete reports and data input while using a variety of computer programs
  • Move and carry supplies; light lifting, non-repetitive
  • Maintain a professional demeanor and relationship with students, colleagues, families and community partners
  • Work positively and collaboratively with others
  • Maintain a professional work ethic and meet the standards of professionalism including appropriate dress, attendance and timeliness
  • Demonstrate effective time management and organization skills
  • Prioritize & plan work activities
  • Use time and resources efficiently, set realistic action plans and goals
  • Speak clearly and be understood by others
  • Read and express thoughts in a written format
  • Possess and demonstrate a high level of mental and emotional balance
  • Respond quickly and tactfully to crisis situations while using critical thinking to assess problems
  • Work with minimum supervision and meet deadlines
  • Physically restrain or assist in student restraints
  • Possess sufficient mobility to provide instruction and manage student behaviors

 

For over 40 years, The Foundation Schools’ mix of academic support and therapeutic services has given our students a chance to reach their full potential.  The Foundation Schools is currently approved by the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia to provide services to students who have not been successful in their home school’s environment. The Foundation Schools has schools in Gaithersburg and Largo, Maryland that serve over 200 students in grades K-12.

The Foundation Schools is seeking two Education Directors to work in our Largo, Maryland School; one for the high school program and one for the elementary/middle school program

The Education Director is responsible for the supervision of the instructional program and instructional staff.  The Education Director ensures age-appropriate curriculum is developed and implemented through coordination of the Individualized Education Program, the mastery learning model and individual classroom planning. The Education Director acts as the liaison with all local school systems to manage and monitor students’ academic and behavioral goals and progress.  They work with other members of the management team to assist the Principal in the planning and development of the full school program.  The Education Director is responsible for the selection, placement, development and supervision of the classroom Teachers, Diagnostic Prescriptive Teachers and other support staff as assigned.

Education, Experience and Certification

  • Master’s degree or higher in special education or related field is required
  • A MSDE certification or eligibility for MSDE certification
  • Requires certification in Special Education, Content Area and/or Supervision and Administration
  • Five or more years of experience in a special education setting or experience working with emotionally disabled students is preferred
  • Knowledge of IDEA 2004 and its specific applications to educating students with special education needs and emotional and other disabilities
  • Knowledge of curriculum and curriculum adaptations for students with disabilities
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) abilities are a plus

The Foundation Schools, which has provided special education services to students with emotional and other disabilities since 1975, is seeking an Administrative Assistant to work in our Largo, Maryland School.

Administrative Assistants at The Foundation Schools perform a wide variety of clerical and secretarial duties to support the organization, coordination, and scheduling needs of the school.  They prepare and accurately maintain a variety of reports, records and files relating to students, staff, operational expenses, and school activities with an emphasis on accurate data entry.  They also answer the telephones and act first point of contact for all callers, visitors, parents and students.

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Complete data entry for student and school data
  • Prepare reports and correspondents
  • Assist school personnel with administrative tasks
  • Maintain files and tracking for student attendance and lunch programs
  • Answer calls and provide front office coverage
  • Manage filing systems, office supply orders, and mail
  • Assist with event preparations and other projects
  • Assist with the building maintenance processes and work with vendors
  • Process payment requests, reconcile petty cash funds and assist with other operational expenses

 

Qualifications and Experience Required:

  • A high school diploma
  • Related course work, Associates or Bachelor’s degree is preferred
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience as an administrative assistant or similar position with an emphasis on data entry, clerical and administrative duties required
  • Formal training or experience in a school setting, a psychiatric setting or other similar setting for children and adolescents with special education needs is preferred
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) abilities are a plus
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