The Residential Schools Teacher works in a team teaching environment and is responsible for the development, coordination, and implementation of the education program in their assigned classroom. The Residential Schools have four classrooms serving five residential treatment programs: Parole Revocation Diversion, Stepping Stone, Pathways Boys, Pathways Girls, and The Shelter. Classrooms range from 8-16 students, serving third through twelfth graders. The teacher works closely with the Education Supervisor and Instructional Assistant to establish a flexible, alternative learning environment where students experience academic success while gaining skills to support their transition to independence.
1. Ensures compliance with pertinent state and federal laws and regulations.
2. Participates in Program Performance Quality Improvement process, including long-range strategic planning.
3. Provides leadership and motivation to staff and volunteers.
4. Supervises and teaches academic classes as assigned.
5. Oversees student enrollment procedures with district personnel.
6. Assesses educational needs and assists in the development and implementation of appropriate curriculum and Individual Education Plans for students.
7. Documents seat hours and generates transcripts.
8. Participates as a member of each student’s treatment team, and provides all necessary documentation for treatment team reviews.
9. Maintains accurate records and statistics for funding sources and contract compliance purposes.
10. Completes final evaluations for students as requested.
11. Assists in the development of classroom, staff and student schedules.
12. Oversees state and district testing, collection, and appropriate distribution of testing data.
13. Stays current on educational best practices for students with special needs.
14. Handles client complaints of assigned staff and brings complaints to program management, as appropriate.
15. Meets regularly with pertinent staff regarding other program components, to ensure education and treatment component goals are integrated and aligned with treatment plan and IEP goals.
16. Completes other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in education. Master’s degree preferred, but not required.
2. Certification: Certified teacher in the state of Oregon. Current OR teaching license.
3. Experience: 1-2 years of teaching experience. Preferably with special needs/at-risk youth.
4. Availability: Monday-Friday
5. Driver’s License: Valid in Oregon, acceptable record, and insurability under Agency’s auto insurance.
6. Knowledge of pertinent state and federal education rules and regulations.
7. Knowledge of professional and community resources and ability to work successfully with them.
8. Demonstrated leadership ability and a strong background in education with special needs populations.
9. Ability to work effectively as a member of an integrated team.
10. Ability to work in a structured and sometimes stressful environment, and maintain a positive mental attitude.
11. Ability to establish and maintain standards of student conduct.
12. Ability to think and plan creatively for students of varying ages and abilities.
13. Knowledge of modern office procedures, and skill in using computers and related software applications.
14. High-level professional writing, documentation, presentation and communication skills.
15. Cultural sensitivity and experience working with people from diverse cultural backgrounds.
16. Ability to maintain confidentiality.
17. Professional appearance appropriate to the position.
18. Commitment to Looking Glass Mission and Values.