Understanding and experience using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis
Knowledge of IDEA and its specific applications to educating students with special education needs, autism spectrum disorders and other disabilities as well as students who demonstrate social emotional difficulties
Supervisory experience preferred
Knowledge of curriculum and curriculum adaptations for students with disabilities
Bilingual (Spanish/English) abilities are a plus
KEY JOB FUNCTIONS
Monitor the daily functions of the entire program and all staff
Assist with overall program development and supervision
Establish expectations for teachers on standards for classroom structure, instructional lessons, and classroom management; supervise, coach, and counsel teachers on performance expectations
Ensure teachers utilize a variety of instructional methods, adapt the curriculum to meet individual needs and ensure IEP accommodations are provided
Conduct regularly scheduled program meetings, supervision sessions, and instruction based professional development for staff to enhance their effectiveness in the program; report to management team areas of concern
Review student files to ensure documents that are required according to Foundation School policy and state and district regulations are appropriately completed and filed (IEP, Clinical and behavioral related documents)
Conduct IEP Meetings
Ensure teachers are effectively communicating with parents/guardians about students’ academic and behavior progress and reporting other issues as needed
Provide direction to staff during crisis and non-crisis situations to assist staff with improving behavior management skills and decision making skills; manage the need for additional staff in crisis situations and direct staff back to other duties when appropriate; facilitate debriefing sessions with staff to review incidents and identify people responsible for completing required documentation
Conduct and maintain documentation on observations of assigned staff to evaluate staff’s knowledge, skills, and abilities, and to monitor program quality; meet with staff to discuss observations and develop performance improvement plans as necessary
Demonstrate knowledge of current special education laws and regulations including IDEA, FERPA, COMAR, and DCMR; monitor staff compliance with laws and regulations
Work with other members of the management team and school staff, to determine the student and/or program needs and adjust interventions and practices, to best meet those needs; work with team to develop interventions and/or incentive plans when appropriate
Assist with the interviewing, hiring, supervision, coaching, progressive counseling, and termination process for teachers and other assigned support staff; complete performance evaluations and individual goal creation for assigned staff
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
2019 Summer Newsletters
The 2018-2019 school year was full of student achievements at both of our campuses! You can read all about our students’ activities and accomplishments, including graduations, field trips, and more, in our 2019 Summer Newsletters: Click Here to read The Foundation School in Prince George’s County’s 2019 Summer Newsletter! Click Here to read The Foundation […]
School Supplies Needed!
Please help to ensure that our at-risk students can start the new school year with the supplies necessary for them to get on the path to success. Donations of all types of new school supplies are needed and welcomed throughout the month of August, including: Pencils Colored Pencils Pens (Blue & Black Ink) Calculators (Including Used TI-84 Graphing Calculators) Notebooks (Composition […]
Special Thanks to Our Partners at Hargrove!
We are so lucky to have been selected by Hargrove, LLC‘s Exhibitor Services and Trade Show Division to be the recipient of their Team Building/Community Service Day! Their team created and donated baskets of classroom essentials, beautified our walls with a TWIRL mural, and did an incredible job overhauling our book room so teachers can easily […]
Redskins Loads of Love!
During the Redskins-Cowboys game yesterday, The Foundation Schools was awarded a grant to from the Washington Redskins Foundation Loads of Love program to put a laundry facility in the school. The generosity of the Foundation will remove one obstacle for our students, so they can build a road to success! Thank you Washington Redskins!