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English Teacher/Special Education Do you want to apply your talents to an organization with a great mission? We’re always looking for people with a passion for helping children to join our team of professionals at VHBG. Since our founding in 1846, VHBG has provided care for thousands of children in crisis. Our mission is to help children across Virginia with emotional and behavioral health concerns. Our Group Care Services help youth ages 11-17 learn to live in a healthy family; our Independent Living Arrangement offers housing and support services to youth ages 17-21 who are aging out of foster care; our John G. Wood School provides specialized K-12 education to students with challenges that impact their academic success; and we provide Therapeutic Resources such as counseling, therapy, and psychiatry. Our specialized school, John G. Wood (JGW), is just the right size to teach students with emotional and behavioral challenges that impact their academic success. Small student-teacher ratios accommodate individual learning styles with a goal to transition students back to their public school as soon as possible. JGW includes a broad range of courses for children in kindergarten through grade 12 and Extended School Year (ESY) services are available during the summer. Some residents of VHBG’s group homes attend JGW in addition to students who commute from multiple localities in the Richmond region. We’re currently looking for an ENGLISH TEACHER/SPECIAL EDUCATION. This teacher educates students enrolled in John G. Wood School utilizing evidenced-based, data-driven programming that assists students with meeting their academic and social-emotional needs. The teacher provides educational services to students in middle and high school in a therapeutic, educational community. SPECIFIC DUTIES INCLUDE: Core duties and responsibilities: • Delivers lessons that are appropriately structured and paced and includes learning activities that meet the needs of all students and lead to student mastery of Standards of Learning, social-emotional objectives and behavioral programming. • Effectively designs the academic programming that supports the development of critical thinking standards for academic, theoretical and real-life situations. • Selects or designs rigorous, valid summative and formative assessments that seek to analyze student results and guide instructional decisions by 100% accuracy; ensure that student learning activities are driven by the data collected from these formative assessments. • Adheres to procedures & policies found within our internal VHBG Policy Manuals, federal guidelines, state guidelines as well as accreditation requirements. • Engages in self-reflection and growth opportunities to support high levels of learning for all students. • Effectively utilizes program methodologies to address the social and behavioral deficits of students. • Effectively works with students’ parents and / or other identified stakeholders to address the academic and behavioral concerns presented in official and unofficial documentation. • Markets to service providers and other decision-makers to influence client placements; articulating the desired culture and showing evidence of how it is reinforced. • Establishes and maintains open lines of communication with parents, students, stakeholders and other staff members. • Participates in the School Improvement Teams & Training to assist with the ongoing refinement of educational & behavioral programming offered by the school • Responsible for other duties as assigned by the Director of JGW School. JOB SPECIFICATIONS (KSA’S): • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing • Must possess a strong knowledge of work readiness skills and have the ability to introduce this information to students/clients in an exciting and engaging manner. • Must be able to adapt to change and demonstrate flexibility • Must possess good organizational and time management skills to support the program goals and to facilitate and oversee a positive programmatic environment. • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills • Proven ability to handle stress and time pressures in a dynamic environment in a positive and professional manner • Must be able to perform restraint procedures • Handle multiple complex projects and identify priorities • Must have the ability to maintain professional working relationships with program staff and related agencies. • Must maintain accurate records. • Proficient in Microsoft Office to include Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, etc. at the Intermediate level. • Instructing - Teaching others how to do something. • Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things. • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents. Education Nov 20, 2019
Group Home Manager Do you want to apply your talents to an organization with a great mission? We’re always looking for people with a passion for helping children to join our team of professionals at VHBG. Since our founding in 1846, VHBG has provided care for thousands of children in crisis. Our mission is to help children across Virginia with emotional and behavioral health concerns. Our Group Care Services help youth ages 11-17 learn to live in a healthy family; our Independent Living Arrangement offers housing and support services to youth ages 17-21 who are aging out of foster care; our John G. Wood School provides specialized K-12 education to students with challenges that impact their academic success; and we provide Therapeutic Resources such as counseling, therapy, and psychiatry. We’re currently looking for a Group Home Manager who will be responsible for the operations within a home including: coordination of all services offered to each resident and provision of case management services, oversight of the daily living program in the home, and orientation and supervision of Youth Counselors in the home. The Group Home Manager also provides crisis support when needed, and provides direct care in times of staff shortage. VHBG is licensed by the Department of Social Services and aims to create the most natural environment for our youth that still provides them with the supports they need to overcome past trauma, build relationships, and work on transitioning to a more permanent environment. We work directly with the child’s agency that placed them with us (typically the city or county department of social services) to make decisions that are in their best interest. Youth are able to leave our campus to spend time with their families, attend summer camps, gain employment, and participate in other extracurricular activities. We have been able to give the youth who come here the opportunity to have a childhood and experience the joy in life. SPECIFIC DUTIES INCLUDE: CASE MANAGEMENT: · Coordinates and completes all case management functions required by licensing and contractual requirements · Ensures the provision of case management services · Ensures proper healthcare for residents including assisting/coordinating medical appointments with VHBG Nurse and resident’s collaterals · Prepares written reports and recommendations concerning residents’ performance · Communicates with other staff in order to create a productive and team environment · Ensures compliance with agency policies and procedures as well as accrediting bodies and funding sources SUPPORTIVE SUPERVISION OF YOUTH COUNSELORS: · Observes, coaches, and evaluates youth counselors in implementation of the Teaching Family Model approaches · Manages work schedules and assignments · Oversees program systems required for a safe and structured environment conducive to residents’ positive growth and development · Oversees and delegates the tasks related to the maintenance of the home CRISIS INTERVENTION: · Responds to crisis situations as primary on-call to assigned house as well as rotating primary on-call for Group Care Services DIRECT CARE: · Role-Models the Teaching-Family Model · Covers the program in times of staff shortages to ensure adequate staffing patterns (primary back-up to cover shifts) · Transports youth to appointments and activities with an assigned company vehicle · Teaches and reinforces the youth in social skills and in respecting and proper treatment of agency property and others’ property · Dispenses residents’ medication as directed and ensures proper documentation OTHER: · Responsible for attending all related training, meetings and special events as scheduled · Responsible for special projects and tasks assigned by their supervisor Management, Other, Social Work Nov 13, 2019