Job Openings

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, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, Veteran’s status, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State, or local laws. 

The Foundation School - Largo, MD

Education, Experience and Certification Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher is required, preferably in education, special education or related field, Master’s degree preferred
  • MSDE certification or eligibility for MSDE certification required in special education, and appropriate grade band; Art and Physical Education teachers require MSDE certification or eligibility for MSDE certification in content area
  • Two or more years of experience in a special education setting or experience working with emotionally disabled students or children with autism is preferred
  • Knowledge of IDEA and its specific applications to educating students with special education needs and emotional and other disabilities preferred
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) abilities are a plus

KEY JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Employ special education strategies and techniques to provide quality instruction that results in the students’ advancement of their academic progress on the approved curriculum and that promotes social and emotional growth
  • Demonstrate knowledge of academic subjects and the ability to effectively teach content area while using the approved curriculum
  • Communicate in a professional manner with parents/guardians about students’ academic and behavior progress prior to interims, end of reporting periods or as needed
  • Create and implement lesson plans that utilize a variety of teaching methods, including the use of technology, direct instruction, independent study and group learning, in order to engage students and actively encourage student participation; submit lesson plans within set guidelines
  • Demonstrate the ability to adapt classroom environment, activities, teaching styles, behavior management practices and lesson plans to meet the needs of students with varying academic levels and learning styles  
  • Establish expectations for learning and set classroom structure to encourage student participation and appropriate behavior
  • Use formal and informal observation and assessment tools to determine students’ needs, and adjust interventions and practices to accommodate those needs; evaluate instructional effectiveness, document, and make modifications based on data, reflection, and feedback
  • Provide a safe, structured, creative, and engaging classroom that is conducive to learning
  • Maintain an accurate classroom instructional inventory at all times
  • Demonstrate knowledge of special education laws and regulations including IDEA, FERPA, COMAR, and DCMR
  • Participate in the development and monitoring of students’ IEPs, BIPs, and FBAs including completion of required documentation within set guidelines
  • Grade students’ work, document students’ work in grade books, and complete grades within deadlines
  • Attend and actively participate in IEP meetings, reentry meetings, and other meetings with parents/guardians, students or county representatives; report accurately on student academic progress
  • Act as the lead in the classroom by providing guidance and direction to program assistants and dedicated aides assigned to their classroom
  • Maintain student confidentiality in accordance with The Foundation Schools Confidentiality and Conflict of Interest Statement and student record confidentiality procedures
  • Demonstrate appropriate use of verbal de-escalation skills to manage student behaviors; utilize the behavior continuum in order to use or consider the use of the least restrictive behavioral interventions necessary; use effective, appropriate, and approved strategies during a crisis including the participation in seclusions, therapeutic holds, escorts, and student restraints when necessary; consistently, and appropriately utilize and model TACT 2 techniques or classroom behavior management strategies
  • Work with other teachers, therapists, school leaders, and other team members to determine the student and/or classroom needs and adjust interventions and practices to best meet those needs; work with team to develop interventions and/or incentive plans when appropriate

 

 

 

 

Education, Experience and Certification Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher is required, preferably in education, special education or related field, Master’s degree preferred
  • MSDE certification or eligibility for MSDE certification required in special education, and appropriate grade band; Art and Physical Education teachers require MSDE certification or eligibility for MSDE certification in content area
  • Two or more years of experience in a special education setting or experience working with emotionally disabled students or children with autism is preferred
  • Knowledge of IDEA and its specific applications to educating students with special education needs and emotional and other disabilities preferred
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) abilities are a plus

KEY JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Employ special education strategies and techniques to provide quality instruction that results in the students’ advancement of their academic progress on the approved curriculum and that promotes social and emotional growth
  • Demonstrate knowledge of academic subjects and the ability to effectively teach content area while using the approved curriculum
  • Communicate in a professional manner with parents/guardians about students’ academic and behavior progress prior to interims, end of reporting periods or as needed
  • Create and implement lesson plans that utilize a variety of teaching methods, including the use of technology, direct instruction, independent study and group learning, in order to engage students and actively encourage student participation; submit lesson plans within set guidelines
  • Demonstrate the ability to adapt classroom environment, activities, teaching styles, behavior management practices and lesson plans to meet the needs of students with varying academic levels and learning styles  
  • Establish expectations for learning and set classroom structure to encourage student participation and appropriate behavior
  • Use formal and informal observation and assessment tools to determine students’ needs, and adjust interventions and practices to accommodate those needs; evaluate instructional effectiveness, document, and make modifications based on data, reflection, and feedback
  • Provide a safe, structured, creative, and engaging classroom that is conducive to learning
  • Maintain an accurate classroom instructional inventory at all times
  • Demonstrate knowledge of special education laws and regulations including IDEA, FERPA, COMAR, and DCMR
  • Participate in the development and monitoring of students’ IEPs, BIPs, and FBAs including completion of required documentation within set guidelines
  • Grade students’ work, document students’ work in grade books, and complete grades within deadlines
  • Attend and actively participate in IEP meetings, reentry meetings, and other meetings with parents/guardians, students or county representatives; report accurately on student academic progress
  • Act as the lead in the classroom by providing guidance and direction to program assistants and dedicated aides assigned to their classroom

Education, Experience and Certification Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in social work, psychology, counseling, psychiatric nursing or other related field is required
  • Current Maryland clinical license is required; LCPC and LCSW-C are preferred
  • MSDE School Social Worker certification or eligibility for MSDE School Social Worker certification (LMSW or LCSW-C only)
  • Three or more years of successful clinical experience working with children and/or adolescents in a school setting is preferred
  • Knowledge of DSM and IDEA and their specific applications to educating students with special education needs and emotional and other disabilities preferred
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) abilities are a plus

KEY JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • 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 requirements are rendered as prescribed on the IEP
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and the ability to adapt a variety of therapeutic interventions and behavior management practices to meet the needs of individual students; evaluate therapeutic effectiveness, document, and make modifications based on data, reflection and feedback
  • Assess the need for emergency petitions; ensure procedures are followed and documentation is completed accurately
  • Conduct student functional behavioral assessments (FBAs)
  • Provide case management for students by collaborating with parents, guardians, and outside agencies; make appropriate referrals for needed services and look for new resources that support students’ social and emotional growth
  • Maintain a safe and therapeutic area that is conducive to counseling
  • Participate in the development and monitoring of students’ IEPs, BIPs, and FBAs including completion of required documentation within set guidelines
  • Complete required related service notes and billing documentation accurately and within assigned deadlines; ensure Medicaid forms are completed by parents/guardians
  • Provide clinical supervision to the dedicated aides assigned to the students on their caseloads to help the dedicated aides understand the students’ social, emotional, and academic profile; collaborate with these dedicated aides to develop and implement specialized interventions and incentive plans as needed
  • Monitor students’ attendance and truancy; develop incentive plans to address issues as needed; assess the need for and make appropriate referrals to the Links program
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how our students’ disabilities impact their behavior and ability to learn; display knowledge of students’ diagnoses and adapt intervention strategies accordingly to meet the requirements of the students’ IEPs and BIPs
  • Effectively manage student behavior through implementation of behavior management systems, school rules, policies, and procedures; model appropriate behavior for students during the school day
  • Work with other therapists, teachers, school leaders, and other team members to determine the student and/or classroom needs and adjust interventions and practices to best meet those needs; work with team to develop interventions and/or incentive plans when appropriate

Education, Experience and Certification Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher is required, preferably in education, special education or related field, Master’s degree preferred
  • MSDE certification or eligibility for MSDE certification required in special education, and appropriate grade band; Art and Physical Education teachers require MSDE certification or eligibility for MSDE certification in content area
  • Two or more years of experience in a special education setting or experience working with emotionally disabled students or children with autism is preferred
  • Knowledge of IDEA and its specific applications to educating students with special education needs and emotional and other disabilities preferred
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) abilities are a plus

KEY JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Employ special education strategies and techniques to provide quality instruction that results in the students’ advancement of their academic progress on the approved curriculum and that promotes social and emotional growth
  • Demonstrate knowledge of academic subjects and the ability to effectively teach content area while using the approved curriculum
  • Communicate in a professional manner with parents/guardians about students’ academic and behavior progress prior to interims, end of reporting periods or as needed
  • Create and implement lesson plans that utilize a variety of teaching methods, including the use of technology, direct instruction, independent study and group learning, in order to engage students and actively encourage student participation; submit lesson plans within set guidelines
  • Demonstrate the ability to adapt classroom environment, activities, teaching styles, behavior management practices and lesson plans to meet the needs of students with varying academic levels and learning styles  
  • Establish expectations for learning and set classroom structure to encourage student participation and appropriate behavior
  • Use formal and informal observation and assessment tools to determine students’ needs, and adjust interventions and practices to accommodate those needs; evaluate instructional effectiveness, document, and make modifications based on data, reflection, and feedback
  • Provide a safe, structured, creative, and engaging classroom that is conducive to learning
  • Maintain an accurate classroom instructional inventory at all times
  • Demonstrate knowledge of special education laws and regulations including IDEA, FERPA, COMAR, and DCMR
  • Participate in the development and monitoring of students’ IEPs, BIPs, and FBAs including completion of required documentation within set guidelines
  • Grade students’ work, document students’ work in grade books, and complete grades within deadlines
  • Attend and actively participate in IEP meetings, reentry meetings, and other meetings with parents/guardians, students or county representatives; report accurately on student academic progress
  • Act as the lead in the classroom by providing guidance and direction to program assistants and dedicated aides assigned to their classroom
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how our students’ disabilities impact their behavior and ability to learn; display knowledge of students’ diagnoses and adapt intervention strategies accordingly to meet the requirements of the students’ IEPs and BIPs
  • Effectively manage and document student behavior through implementation of behavior management systems, school rules, policies, and procedures; model appropriate behavior for students during the school day

The IT Network Administrator will be responsible for server infrastructure, hardware, software and school systems. The Network Administrator will also be responsible for monitoring and managing company systems and devises. This position will involve installing, configuring, maintaining, supporting and optimizing all network hardware and software as well as supporting staff and students in their daily tasks. With strong vision and goal setting, the Network Administrator will play a key role in security and compliance as well as best practices for network documentation and design.  This position will collaborate with team members in supporting staff and students experience. The Network Administrator will assist the Director of Information Technology to help define long-term success of the Information Technology Department.

Physical, Interpersonal and Cognitive Requirements

  • Utilize basic office equipment such as computer, tablet, telephone, fax, copier, etc.
  • Must possess enough mobility to move and carry supplies and computer equipment, lifting up to 50 lbs., non-repetitive
  • Maintain a professional demeanor and relationship with all levels of employees and community partners
  • Work positively and collaboratively with others
  • Strong customer service, problem-solving, and communication skills (both written and oral) with the ability to interface with diverse stakeholders to build relationships.
  • Must be analytical, detail-oriented and an avid organizer of information
  • Maintain a professional work ethic and meet the standards of professionalism including appropriate confidentiality, attire, attendance and timeliness
  • Demonstrate effective time management and organization skills
  • Prioritize & plan work activities
  • 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

Travel

  • Must have the ability to travel between all Foundation School locations

KEY JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Provide on-site IT support to all locations (schools) for the organization
  • Coordinate and assist the implementation of new technology initiatives, plans and policies with the Director of Information Technology
  • Diagnoses and assists in the resolution of issues related to infrastructure, servers, and local and wide area networks.
  • Responsible for the day to day operation of the school network including creation and maintenance of staff and student network accounts, performance and troubleshooting of network hardware, software, connectivity.  Communicate regularly and effectively with the Director of Information Technology regarding network status
  • Install and maintain all company approved software.  Demonstrate knowledge of all current network software to ensure software’s functionality is maintained and to provide the best possible staff support
  • Demonstrate understanding of network accounts and network directory structure.  Assist the Director of Information Technology in administration of the network file structure.  Set up and audit all security permissions, user access and file content
  • Demonstrate knowledge of current database and software programs to develop databases that support technology and company-wide initiatives. Regularly update existing databases to maintain accurate information.  Extract data and analyze to provide information for company decision-making
  • Assist with the annual staff and student Acceptable Use Policy training.  Provide IT orientation to new students and staff throughout the year as assigned including preparation of student and staff ID cards
  • Assist with the monitoring of The Foundation Schools’ help desk and provide support for instructional and administrative computer technology and resolve technical support issues that may interrupt the delivery of instruction and administrative services in conjunction with technology team. Coordinate and communicate with other departments on help desk request outside of the IT scope
  • Coordinate services and repairs of school building systems and school equipment by contractors and keeps the Director of Information Technology updated on the status of all contractor work
  • Update and maintain the hardware and software equipment inventory including status of windows updates, anti-virus, licensing, and other software requirements
  • Maintain network reports such as network status reports, network logs and network account information.  Assist the Director of Information Technology with configuration and maintenance of system content filters
  • Conduct onsite technology training for students and staff as assigned.  Work with school staff to help integrate technology into classrooms and student activities
  • Assist the Director of Information Technology in the administration of the organization’s student information systems and other educational platforms and systems to include running regular updates from these systems, maintaining user access; as necessary, designing and configuring reports and providing monthly and quarterly statistical reports for use by Directors and other management staff
  • Attend and participate in Information Technology Department meetings
  • Proactively provide supervision of students to ensure the safety and security of the school program at all times
  • Maintain student confidentiality in accordance with The Foundation Schools Confidentiality and Conflict of Interest Statement and student record confidentiality procedures
  • Demonstrate knowledge of special education laws and regulations regarding confidential student information and ensure information is shared only when appropriate and in accordance with company policies and procedures, as well as with all federal, state, and local laws
  • Demonstrate an awareness of how our students’ disabilities impact their behavior and ability to learn; model appropriate behavior for the students during the school day
  • Identify red flag behaviors or situations, and communicate to the appropriate staff
  • Actively participate in committees, meetings, supervision, and professional development activities
  • Demonstrate commitment to continuous improvement and professional development; actively participate in applicable staff development activities
  • Consistently model and implement the company’s core values to incorporate Teamwork, Work Ethic, Integrity, Respect and Leadership into positive behaviors while at work
  • Comply with all of The Foundation Schools’ policies, rules, protocols and procedures
The Foundation School of Montgomery County - Gaithersburg, MD

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The Foundation Learning Center, Landover, MD

Education, Experience and Certification Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in social work, psychology, counseling, psychiatric nursing or other related field is required
  • Current Maryland clinical license is required; LCPC and LCSW-C are preferred
  • MSDE School Social Worker certification or eligibility for MSDE School Social Worker certification (LMSW or LCSW-C only)
  • Three or more years of successful clinical experience working with children and/or adolescents in a school setting is preferred
  • Knowledge of DSM and IDEA and their specific applications to educating students with special education needs and emotional and other disabilities preferred
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) abilities are a plus

KEY JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • 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 requirements are rendered as prescribed on the IEP
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and the ability to adapt a variety of therapeutic interventions and behavior management practices to meet the needs of individual students; evaluate therapeutic effectiveness, document, and make modifications based on data, reflection and feedback
  • Assess the need for emergency petitions; ensure procedures are followed and documentation is completed accurately
  • Conduct student functional behavioral assessments (FBAs)
  • Provide case management for students by collaborating with parents, guardians, and outside agencies; make appropriate referrals for needed services and look for new resources that support students’ social and emotional growth
  • Maintain a safe and therapeutic area that is conducive to counseling
  • Participate in the development and monitoring of students’ IEPs, BIPs, and FBAs including completion of required documentation within set guidelines
  • Complete required related service notes and billing documentation accurately and within assigned deadlines; ensure Medicaid forms are completed by parents/guardians
  • Provide clinical supervision to the dedicated aides assigned to the students on their caseloads to help the dedicated aides understand the students’ social, emotional, and academic profile; collaborate with these dedicated aides to develop and implement specialized interventions and incentive plans as needed
  • Monitor students’ attendance and truancy; develop incentive plans to address issues as needed; assess the need for and make appropriate referrals to the Links program
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how our students’ disabilities impact their behavior and ability to learn; display knowledge of students’ diagnoses and adapt intervention strategies accordingly to meet the requirements of the students’ IEPs and BIPs
  • Effectively manage student behavior through implementation of behavior management systems, school rules, policies, and procedures; model appropriate behavior for students during the school day
  • Work with other therapists, teachers, school leaders, and other team members to determine the student and/or classroom needs and adjust interventions and practices to best meet those needs; work with team to develop interventions and/or incentive plans when appropriate