JOB SUMMARY: Coordinates nature and quality of academic education provided to hospitalized Children and Adolescents as well as facilitates resolution of issues unique to the educational discipline. Provides classroom instruction to students in one or more programs of the hospital within the therapeutic milieu. Works as a member of a multidisciplinary team in planning, implementing and evaluating individualized treatment.
About Hartgrove Behavioral Health System is a 160-bed leading psychiatric hospital dedicated to providing quality behavioral health services for its diverse population of children, adolescents and adults. Hartgrove Hospital has become the flagship behavioral health facility within Universal Health Services, Inc., its parent company. As a leader in behavioral health within UHS and in the Chicago area, Hartgrove Hospital is a state-of-the-art facility offering some of the most advanced technologies and programs found in the behavioral health field. We are dedicated to our teamwork approach and provide a compassionate and therapeutic environment, as well as offering a continuum of specialty programs throughout our inpatient, partial and outpatient services.
Hartgrove is a Joint Commission approved and state licensed facility focused on short-term crisis stabilization programs. We provide fully accredited educational programs, comprehensive Activity Therapy, Pet Assisted Therapy, Art Therapy, Horticultural Therapy and Dance Movement while utilizing a holistic treatment approach.
***Hartgrove Behavioral Health System is first hospital in the nation to receive the Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval for Trauma-Informed Care and Neuropsychiatry!***
**Ranked as one of the “Top 100 Best Psychiatric Hospitals in the Country” by US News & World Report**
JOB SPECIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to demonstrate competency in the criteria listed in this job description. The specifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability to meet the minimum requirements for this position. Staff must demonstrate flexibility to work with children and adolescents in the inpatient and partial hospital programs.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Education. Master’s Degree preferred
Experience: Prefer previous experience working with children and adolescents with special educational needs.
Licensure/Certification: BA or BS in Elementary or Secondary Education Certification. Certification in Special Education preferred.
Knowledge: Prefer knowledge of effective teaching skills and educational strategies with a special education population, individual and group management skills, therapeutic relationships and processes, age specific growth and development, limit setting and crisis and behavior management.
Supervision Received: Chief Executive Officer
Supervision Exercised: Teachers
Line of Promotion: From this position: Director of Academy
To this position: Entry Level
Working Conditions: Exposure to psychiatric patients who may exhibit violent/aggressive behavior. Potential for exposure to communicable diseases, blood/body fluids and other hazardous waste. Exposure to general hospital environment and materials utilized in a classroom setting.
Physical Requirements: Ability to communicate verbally and in writing. Physical agility to manage patients. Push, pull and lift up to 40 pounds. Intermittent sitting, standing, walking, bending and stooping.
The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary functions.
Job Classification: Exempt; Hours vary based on programming and patient needs and may include day, evening and weekend shifts.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. The Assistant Director of Academy will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by the CEO.
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