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IDD Special Education Teacher, Tar River in Greenville, NC at RHA Health Services

Date Posted: 11/4/2018

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Job Description

We are looking for talented individuals who share our dedication to the people we serve and support. RHA is dedicated to supporting people as they strive for increasing independence, personal growth and opportunities in their communities.  The guiding principle of RHA is that every person is unique and, therefore, every path to independence, recovery and wellness is unique.  Our approach to care puts the needs of the people and communities we serve at the center of every decision.

RHA is looking for a passionate, driven, and resourceful Teacher for the Anson Children's Center.

Anson Children’s Center is a five-star licensed developmental day center providing inclusive services to all children. Previously known as Anson Developmental Day, Anson Children’s Center has been the only center-based program for special needs children age birth to five for thirty years. The Anson Children’s Center maintains the highest state licensing rate and provides services within an environment that offers an opportunity for children to develop to their fullest potential.

Primary responsibilities include providing the full array of educational services, both indirectly and directly to the clients assigned to his/her caseload assuring the quality/quantity of education programs for clients assigned to his/her caseload.

If you’re looking for an opportunity to truly make a difference in the lives of the children we serve, then consider RHA Howell, where we put people first!

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

  • Evaluates the functioning level and needs of service users from an educational perspective using formal and informal diagnostic tools.
  • Participates as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team in the development of each service user’s individual program. Works with and communicates with the interdisciplinary team to ensure provision of quality services.
  • Develops/implements educational training programs as established by the Interdisciplinary Team.
  • Conducts and monitors training and behavioral programs.
  • Designs curriculum and activities for the classroom.
  • Documents progress notes in service users record relative to objectives.
  • Revises plans as needed to facilitate ongoing progress on objectives.
  • Develops special activities educationally appropriate for clients on his/her caseload. Plans educational outing/fieldtrips for service users and participates in them as appropriate.
  • In-services staff who work with the service users on habilitation programs so that training can be generalized across settings and people.
  • Ensures supply of educational materials for use in the classroom to meet service users’ needs.
  • Works with representatives from other departments in an effort to address the total needs of each service user.
  • Assists in the implementation of programs that are developed by other clinicians.
  • Follows Dept. of Public Instruction regulations in the development and provision of educational services for service users.
  • Participates in the Quality Assurance Assessment system as assigned.
  • Assists the nursing staff in ensuring the over all health care of the service users. Maintains medication administration certification and assists as needed in giving medication. Complete forms and contact designated staff in the event of a service user accident and injury.  Fully assists in any investigations related to unknown injuries or suspected abuse and neglect.
  • Maintains harmony among co worker, management and service users.  Serves as a role model for service users.
  • Ensures dignity and respect for each service user by honoring privacy and confidentiality, age appropriateness, personal appearance, rules on interaction on choices when appropriate.
  • Complete clinical paperwork as required

Requirements
Successful candidates for this position will be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • B.S. in Special Education or related field in early childhood education.  A willingness to obtain birth to kindergarten certification upon request/and or as needed.
  • A valid North Carolina driver’s license may be required.  Personal auto liability insurance is mandatory if transporting service users in private/personal vehicle(s)
  • Maintain the requirements for annual or 5 year cycle certification through the Department of Public Instruction.  Maintenance current/valid Teaching certification/license, or actively working towards requirements for such as deemed appropriate.  Maintain birth to kindergarten certification when obtained.
  • Maintain proficiency in company sponsored/required training.  The following certifications may be required: CPR, First Aid, NCI A, NCI B, CPI, and/or others as specified/required by state and federal standards/regulations and/or company policy.

Benefits

RHA offers a competitive compensation and benefits package to eligible employees that are aimed at supporting your health and wellness, financial planning, work life balance, and protection from the unexpected.

We understand our employees desire to continue to grow in the role; we are known for providing high-quality services, excellent staff training and opportunities for advancement into supervisory and other roles within the organization.

The comprehensive compensation and benefits package includes:

• Competitive compensation program including regular performance feedback and coaching
• Healthcare insurance: Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Voluntary Benefits, Employee Assistance Program, Telemed and Pharmacy Insurance,
Health Advocate service which assists employees find doctors, schedule appointments, estimate costs, answer medical/prescription questions,  resolve medical claims issues and basically does the leg-work for employees
• Offering free diabetic medication and supplies
• 401(k) retirement savings program with Wells Fargo
• Paid Time Off
• Company sponsored Life and AD&D Insurance
• Extensive Wellness Programs including company paid scholarships for healthy weight management and nicotine cessation, several wellness challenges and rewards through the year.
• Free Annual Health Screening and wellness coaching event.
• Discounted medical premiums for nicotine free employees.
• Free CPR, first aid and job specific training opportunities
• Opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the people that you serve

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If you are ready to make a difference in the lives of people we serve and support apply to join the team today.

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