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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

This is a 15 hour per week position; the days are flexible, but our psychiatrists generally work on site two days each week.  Psychiatrists provide coverage during our regular and extended school year programs (late August – late July).

Our Largo school serves students with serious emotional disabilities from Prince George’s county, the District of Columbia and other neighboring counties. The primary functions of our school psychiatrists are to support our staff and the students by:

  • Conducting psychiatric evaluations regarding diagnosis and symptoms. Clarifying information that is included in student’s chart or file for our staff
  • Performing medication consultation and management to initiate medication trial or to evaluate the medication prescribed by outside providers. Coordinating treatment with outside providers, prescribing and distributing medication to students and overseeing effectiveness of treatment
  • Assisting with clinical crisis assessment of student’s safety during a crisis. Helping determine the risks of suicide, homicide or other threats
  • Assist with assessments of students for possible hospitalization or emergency petitions
  • Consulting and collaborating with the Clinical Director, Therapists and Teachers regarding treatment plans and classroom performance. Conduct class observations of student behavior and participate in meetings with families regarding treatment
  • Participate in clinical team meetings with the Clinical Director and Program Therapists to review clinical cases and provide clinical assistance regarding treatment plans or therapeutic approaches
  • Completing other appropriate tasks in regards to psychiatric needs

The ideal candidate will have experience working with students with emotional disabilities and/or in a special education school setting and must be licensed to practice in Maryland.  The salary is commensurate with experience.

To be considered for this position please submit your resume to: resumes@foundationschools.org

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
    • Middle School teachers require certification in Generic Special Education, grades 1-8 or 6-Adult
  • 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

Basic Job Requirements

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

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
  • Qualifications:

    • Master’s Degree in Social Work
    • Current Maryland Clinical license (LCSW-C or LCPC preferred)
    • MSDE School Social Work certification or eligibility for MSDE School Social Work Certification (LGSW and LCSW only)
    • Three or more years successful experience with children and/or adolescents in a school setting
    • Demonstrated knowledge of DSM-V and IDEA 2004 and their specific applications to educating the students with disabilities

     

    Basic Job Duties:

    • Employ clinical strategies and techniques to provide appropriate therapeutic interventions to encourage students to be school ready
    • Ensure counseling and behavioral support service requirements are met to maintain 100% compliance with students’ IEPs and counseling requirements are rendered as prescribed on the IEP
    • Demonstrate the ability to adapt therapeutic environment, activities, styles and behavior management practices to meet the needs of a diverse student population in both individual and group sessions
    • Use observation and assessment tools to determine students’ needs and adapt interventions and practices to accommodate those needs; evaluate therapeutic effectiveness, document and share modifications based on data, reflection and feedback
    • Establish expectations for behavior in counseling; set standards for participation and behavior during the school day; encourage students’ ownership and contribution to the school program
    • Provide case management for students; collaborate with parents, guardians and outside agencies to make appropriate referrals for needed services and look for new resources that support students’ social and emotional growth
    • Provide a safe, structured, creative and engaging area that is conducive to counseling
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of cognitive counseling for children and adolescents
    • Complete required clinical forms and documentation within assigned deadlines
    • Demonstrate an understanding of how students’ disabilities impact their behavior and ability to learn; display awareness of students’ diagnoses and adapt intervention strategies accordingly to implement the requirements of the students’ IEPs and to promote student success
    • Monitor students’ attendance and truancy; develop incentive plans to address issues as needed
    • Effectively manage student behavior through implementation of behavior management systems, school rules and policies; model appropriate behavior for students during the school day
    • Proactively identify behaviors among all students that could lead to a crisis, an unsafe situation or disrupt the learning environment; use effective behavior management techniques to address these behaviors in order to limit the severity and length of disruptions
    • Model and administer effective and appropriate strategies during a crisis including the participation in physical escorts, restraints or seclusions as necessary
    • Work with school leaders, teachers, other related service providers and student support staff, collaboratively to develop and implement students’ academic, social emotional and behavioral goals and plans
    • Actively participate in group activities, committees, meetings and professional development activities
    • Consistently model and implement the organization’s core values to drive actions and to guide our students to incorporate Teamwork, Work Ethic, Integrity, Respect, and Leadership into positive behaviors
    • Comply with all policies, rules, protocols and procedures
    • Complete other duties as assigned

 

 The Foundation Schools is accepting resumes for Diagnostic Prescriptive Teacher candidates for the 2017-2018 school year to work in our Largo High School.

The mission of The Foundation Schools is to provide a highly specialized educational and therapeutic program for students with emotional disabilities, autism spectrum disorders and other 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.

 

Diagnostic Prescriptive Teachers at The Foundation Schools:

  • implement the testing and assessment program
  • formulate and recommend educational objectives and prescriptive methods and strategies for students
  • coordinate state mandated assessment programs as well as formal and informal educational screening and achievement tests as needed
  • work with the Education Directors and the IEP Compliance Coordinator to develop and implement appropriate IEPs for students
  • work with the Education Director to ensure that all classroom teachers implement the principles and procedures of Mastery Learning with skill and confidence

Requirements:

  • a minimum of a Master’s Degree in Education, Special Education, or a related field
  •  appropriate courses in testing and assesment
  • three to five years of successful teaching experience working with students with emotional and other disabilities in a special education setting
  • experience specific to testing and assessment of students
  •  Maryland Professional certification in Special Education  or immediate eligibility for Special Education certification required
  • demonstrated knowledge of IDEA 2004 and its specific applications to educating students with emotional disabilities and other disabilities

 

The mission of The Foundation Schools is to provide a highly specialized educational and therapeutic program for students with emotional and other disabilities, social emotional and learning challenges, preparing them to be productive and successful in their future academic and career paths.  We are seeking a qualified candidate to work as our Admissions Coordinator at our Largo, MD campus.  

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. 

The Foundation Schools offers a comprehensive benefit package including tuition assistance and a generous retirement package. Visit our website at www.foundationschools.org for more information.

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in special education, teaching, social work, psychology, counseling, psychiatric nursing or other related field is required
  • A current Maryland clinical license or current MDSE certification is a plus
  • Three or more years of experience in a special education setting or experience working with emotionally disabled students or children with autism is required
  • Knowledge of DSM-V and IDEA 2014 and its specific applications to educating students with special education needs and emotional and other disabilities
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) abilities are a plu

Job Summary: 

The Admissions Coordinator monitors and implements the admissions process including the assessment and disposition of referrals to the program.  The Admissions Coordinator will be a liaison to local educational agencies and other referral sources; they will conduct outreach programs, including conducting external training sessions, to increase awareness of The Foundation Schools and to increase student referrals. The Admissions Coordinator consults routinely with other staff to ensure student information is available for the effectiveness of the program.  They maintain and communicate student statistical data relating to referrals, admissions and student discharge.

Additionally, the Admissions Coordinator will be required to perform some of the following duties based on their prior experience and/or licensure:

  • They may be required to act part-time as a Program Therapist (if licensed) and provide case management for students
  • They may be required to complete administrative tasks that relate to the documentation and maintenance of the students’ IEP data
  • They may be required to complete administrative duties to ensure The Foundation Schools’ remains compliant with all local, county, state and federal regulations
The Foundation School of Montgomery County - Gaithersburg, MD

Education, Experience and Certification

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher is required, preferably in education, special education or related field
  • A MSDE certification or eligibility for MSDE certification
      • Middle School positions require certification in Generic Special Education 1-8 or 6-Adult
  • 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

Basic Job Requirements

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

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

The mission of The Foundation Schools is to provide a highly specialized educational and therapeutic program for students with emotional and other disabilities, social emotional and learning challenges, preparing them to be productive and successful in their future academic and career paths.  We are seeking a Physical Education Teacher for the 2017-2018 school year at our Gaithersburg campus.

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.  

The Foundation Schools offers a comprehensive benefit package including tuition assistance and a generous retirement package. Visit the Benefits section of  our website for more information.

Basic Job Requirements

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; model 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
  • MSDE certification or eligibility for MSDE certification in Physical Education PreK-12
  • 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  and other disabilities

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

 

Main Office - Rockville, MD

The Foundation Schools is searching for a Network Administrator for our IT Department.  This position will serve our schools in Largo and Gaithersburg, Maryland as well as our Corporate Office in Rockville, Maryland.  Ability to travel to all 3 locations required.

Education and Experience Qualifications:

  • Degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems or Business Administration; supplemented with one or more courses in current technology or demonstrated equivalent combination of work experience and technology certification or training.
  • Minimum three (3) years and current experience as an Administrator on a small to medium sized network of servers, desktop systems and communication devices using current technologies
  • Experience in configuring, implementing, administering and troubleshooting servers and workstations
  • Experience with Dell Sonicwall and Google Apps/G Suite preferred

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to provide hands-on network administration support, network maintenance and operations support
  • Working knowledge of Windows servers and desktop products
  • Familiarity with current communications devices and protocols, server and desktop technologies.
  • Strong diagnostic and troubleshooting skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent coordination and planning skills
  • Communicate well with all levels of management and school personnel
  • Possess sufficient mobility to install, repair or perform maintenance on all company technical hardware

Position Responsibilities/Duties:

  • Network administration (including backup, security management, user account management, e-mail systems, internet access, office systems and applications support)
  • Supports server, network and desktop hardware, software and applications
  • Performs technology needs analysis
  • Rolls out hardware and software to ensure optimal deployment of resources
  • Plans, implements, and supports the network and computing infrastructure plan
  • Manages projects according to agreed upon budgets and schedules
  • Assists with technology planning through ongoing research

PLEASE INCLUDE SALARY REQUIREMENTS WITH YOUR SUBMISSION FOR THIS POSITION.