Oct 27, 2020

Educational Coordinator

  • TrulyHired
  • Lancaster, MA, USA
Full-time Administrative

Job Description

OVERVIEW
The Education Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the application of special education policy and procedures, supervised by the Principal and in collaboration with Don Watson Academy's Administrative Team. The Education Coordinator will organize and oversee all Team meetings and ensure compliance with IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) and all regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION
Since 1969, the Robert F. Kennedy Children's Action Corps has been operating residential and community-based programs throughout MA. We offer an exciting and rewarding work environment with excellent supervision, training and benefits, including: medical, dental, 401K, up to 4 weeks of vacation time, sick and personal time, short- and long-term disability and company-paid life insurance. Applicants who bring the strength of diversity are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE.

DON WATSON ACADEMY
The Don Watson Academy is a state-approved special education residential and day school that serves students 6-18 years of age with social emotional disabilities. The student enrollment averages between 40-50 students, including students residing at the Residential Program and an average of 30-35 Day Students from the surrounding communities.

DUTIES INCLUDE
-Serve as a member of the Administrative Team along with the Program Director and Clinician, who together represent educational, transition-focused and clinical roles in service of optimum program leadership.
-Oversee the development of Individual Education Programs (IEPs) for all students utilizing Frontline.
-Utilize multiple technological platforms, including DESE's Security Portal, and portals for MCAS administration to meet communication and information sharing needs of the school.
-Work collaboratively with educational team, including developing a team atmosphere and effective supervision and support of teaching assistants as assigned.
-Provide support to the educational team to ensure the management of classrooms that meets the students' needs for safety, routines and protocols, educational growth and social/emotional development.
-Schedule, attend and facilitate all IEP meetings.

QUALIFICATIONS
-MA certification in Moderate Disabilities (5-12).
-Minimum of one (1) year administrative/supervisory experience.
-Minimum of three (3) years of experience teaching youth with disabilities preferred.
-Knowledge and experience using a variety of teaching strategies and techniques.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
Job Category: Administrator > Director/Coordinator/Manager
Employer Description
Robert F. Kennedy Children's Action Corps

A private, non-profit organization, we are a Massachusetts based national provider of programs and services for at-risk youth and families that focus on helping these children and adolescents deal appropriately with past hurts, develop self-esteem and become contributing members of society.

We operate direct care programs in Boston, Cape Cod, Holyoke, Lancaster, South Hadley, Springfield, and Westboro. Services include: Residential Treatment, Clinical & Family Support, Community Based Services, Adoption Services, Special Education, RFK National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice. Learn more about us...

Location Description
The Robert F. Kennedy School at Lancaster is a Chapter 766 approved special education school for the children in residence on the campus, along with special education services to many day students from surrounding communities. The RFK Lancaster School's mission is dedicated to the growth and learning of students by providing a safe, therapeutic environment that enhances the quality of life of each individual. Educators encourage students to replace negative behaviors with positive actions; personal and social growth is fostered where excellence in individual achievement is valued and respected.

Academic instruction takes place within a self-contained classroom or within a classroom which transitions for each academic content area. Each classroom has a Teacher and a Teacher's Assistant. The school also offers special academic instruction in the areas of Physical Education, Health, Career Education, Art and Social Skills. Special services in the areas of Title I Reading & Math, Adaptive Physical Education, and Speech & Language are available for those students requiring these services. Learn more about us...
Equal Opportunity Employer
RFK Children's Action Corps is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.
Job Requirements
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Master degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
Contact Information
  • Katrina Hall, Payroll Manager
  • 120 Old Common Rd
  • Lancaster, Massachusetts 01523

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