Day Treatment Teacher (Part-time) - Greensboro, NC

Are you an educator that wants to address students needs beyond education?  Alexander Youth Network is looking for a teacher for an opportunity in our Structured Day Treatment program.

Why Join Alexander Youth Network?

Founded in 1888, Alexander Youth Network is the leading provider of children's mental and behavioral health in North Carolina and serves over 10,000 children and youth adults annually. Headquartered in Charlotte with service locations in the central, western, and Southern Piedmont regions of the state, Alexander combined a variety of treatment programs into a complete Service Array, to meet the need of our clients - wherever they are.

Our services include:

  • Diagnostic Outpatient Services
  • Community-based Programs
  • Substance Use Treatment
  • Day Treatment
  • Residential Treatment

In addition to our mental health services, our programs under The Relatives (Mecklenburg) and Youth Focus (Guilford) serve youth and young adults in crisis through transitional living programs, crisis centers, a resource center in Charlotte, and a maternity home in Greensboro.

To learn more about services, please visit www.alexanderyouth.network.org.

What you would do:

The Day Treatment Teacher provides teaching instruction for middle and high school aged students with serious emotional and behavioral problems in learning. 

The Day Treatment Teacher has three main roles:

  1. Develop, implement and deliver appropriate educational curricula for all children within the Day Treatment program.  The curricula are to be consonant with the clinical model of care. 
  2. Ensure the appropriate educational transfer/transition for clients entering and leaving the Day Treatment program.  And,
  3. Apply the clinical model of care to assist clients with serious emotional and behavioral problems in achieving their individualized treatment goals. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Plans, prepares, and presents appropriate curriculum lessons and other instructional materials to meet the individual educational needs of each child and enrich the therapeutic milieu
  • Effectively applies the appropriate model of care in all interactions with clients
  • Participates in education planning by partnering with Intake, coordinating with the LEA, and obtaining information from IEP meetings as necessary
  • Follows the daily routines, schedules, and treatment patterns indicated for each client according to the clinical model of care and individualized treatment recommendations
  • Completes or arranges needed educational assessments and testing
  • Assists with transition processes for students who are returning to the public school setting
  • Completes all relative paperwork including progress notes, assessments, person-centered plan reviews, discharge aftercare plans and transfer plans within the assigned timeframes
  • Participates in child and family team meetings as needed
  • Monitors and provides feedback to appropriate staff (therapist, supervisor, psychiatrist,) concerning client symptoms, new behaviors, medication side effects, and other pertinent issues
  • Communicates progress, incidents and restraint and seclusions, as well as any other individual issues involved in each case to all internal/external parties
  • Ensures safe and confidential environment for clients of program both proactively and by responding to situations that arise
  • Maintains the milieu environment in a neat and orderly manner conductive to treatment and in compliance with safety, health, and infection control policies as evidenced by EOC inspections
  • Uses less restrictive interventions to minimize restraint /seclusion as appropriate
  • Completes all required training and refresher courses and maintains required certification as evidenced by training logs
  • Provides assistance to Program Manager as needed

QUALIFICATIONS 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must 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.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelor's Degree in Education Required. Focus in Early Childhood education or Special Education preferred.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Must be licensed teacher for NC schools or must complete licensure within 1 year of hire. At least two years of experience working directly with the children's mental health population preferred. 

Must have ability to conduct, interpret, and translate educational assessments. Qualified Mental Health Professional credentialing is preferred.

Alexander youth network provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment and complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.