All positions are at The Episcopal Center for Children in Washington, DC.
About The Episcopal Center for Children
The Episcopal Center for Children (ECC) is a private, nonprofit, non-denominational day treatment facility for emotionally troubled children and their families from the greater Washington, DC area. The program is designed for children between the ages of 5 to 14 years, grades K – 8, and with sufficient cognitive ability to benefit from the program. Acceptance is based on the needs of the children and families, regardless of religious affiliation, race, or financial status. The goal of treatment, therapeutic milieu, and individualized special education programming is to empower each child to function productively within his/her family and the community, to return to his/her public school, and have a real opportunity for a successful, emotionally healthy, and productive future. The ECC’s programming is based on the core belief in children, their strengths, and in what they can be.
POSITION: Special Education Teacher
The teacher will provide instruction to students with various behavioral, social-emotional and learning challenges. Each class grouping of up to five students consist of varying grade and ability levels. The teacher must demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively, communicate effectively, and employ various co-teaching methods. The position requires a commitment to pairing research-based instructional methodologies with impassioned, inspirational teaching to create new opportunities and perspectives for students who have struggled in the traditional public school setting. The teacher must be willing and capable of working within a multi-disciplinary clinical, behavioral management, related services and educational team.
- Develops lesson plans/instructional materials and provides individualized and group instruction in order to meet the needs of each student as stated on the Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
- Assesses the progress of students on a regular basis utilizing tests, curriculum measurements and observation skills and/or modified-adapted assessment devices.
- Serves as a member of the school IEP Team.
- Assists in the planning, writing and development of student IEPs.
- Facilitates the implementation of special education services.
- Assists in organizing and implementing a continuum of appropriate service delivery options for students with disabilities.
- Plans collaboratively within the students’ therapy team and provides consultation and support to the team regarding implementation of IEPs, reasonable modification, etc.
- Works collaboratively with the Director of Education in the implementation of IEPs and access to the general education curriculum.
- Consults and confers regularly with Therapy Team regarding the educational, social, physical or emotional goals and objectives of students.
- Consults with the Director of Education regarding equipment and instructional strategies appropriate for students with disabilities.
- Supervises teacher assistants/Para-Educators supporting the instruction of students with disabilities.
- Remains knowledgeable of current trends and best practices in the field of special education.
- Takes all necessary safety precautions to protect students and materials of instruction.
- When appropriate, collaboratively conducts Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBA) and develops Behavioral Intervention Plans (BIP).
- Bachelor’s degree required. Concentration or advanced degree in education preferred.
- Teacher license eligible. Licensed preferred.
- Familiarity with Special Education Data System (SEDS)/EasyIEP.
- Excellent writing, organization and interpersonal skills.
- Demonstrated leadership skills as a member of a multi-disciplinary assessment team.
- Ability to effectively communicate with diverse communities and develop outreach strategies to encourage parental involvement in student learning.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively engage diverse parents/guardians with varied communication styles, levels of skill and experience to support their child’s education experience.
- Ability to employ a variety of teaching styles to respond to the needs of diverse learners.
- Demonstrated knowledge of special education regulations (Federal and State) and current trends/research in the field for accelerated achievement of students with disabilities.
Salary is based on educational level, certification(s), and years of experience. Employees will be contracted yearly. Contracts will be renewed according to evaluations and staff interest. Health benefits (medical & dental), disability insurance, and a retirement plan: 403(B).
HOW TO APPLY
To apply, e-mail a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include Special Education Teacher in the Subject Line of email messages.
POSITION: Food Services Supervisory
Food Services Supervisor directs or assists in directing the food services operation in The Episcopal Center for Children (Center). The employee works within administrative guidelines, regulations, work directives, and other food services sources such as cookbooks, recipes, computer software and nutritional guidelines; develops policies and procedures; supervises the overall activities of the food services operation; plans meals; and reviews the work of food services staff to ensure compliance with established guidelines, methods, policies, and procedures.
- Interviews, screens and recommends the appointment of all food services personnel.
- Instructs new employees in the performance of their assigned tasks.
- Assigns, directs, plans, and supervises the work of food services employees.
- Responsible for scheduling staff.
- Implements food & work policies, levels of cleanliness, health, and safety.
- Evaluates food services personnel annually.
- Prepares menus. Plans and directs the preparation and serving of all food. Assures portion control and friendly service to all who participate in the food services program.
- Knowledgeable of nutritional values of various foods and assure that the meals served provide the balance that is required by regulation.
- Periodically surveys (once or twice a year) of the children, to gain views and satisfaction level of menus.
- Responsible for providing special diets to students upon receipt of a written physician or nurse order.
- Responsible for D.C.’s Department of Health licensing and regulations division concerning kitchen/nutrition regulations as well as those put forth by the Joint Commission.
- Liable for monthly Office of State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) Special Milk Program reimbursement.
- Inspects the kitchens, cooking and mixing utensils, and employees for cleanliness and maintenance of standards of sanitation.
- Visits dining room and kitchen as often as possible, checking to assure that high standards of health and safety are being maintained and observing for possible improvements in operations.
- Purchases and maintains an inventory of all foods, supplies and equipment.
- Submit all vendor invoices weekly to Business Manager.
- Prepares and manages the Center’s food services Budget.
- Communicates in a timely manner with vendors to discuss any discrepancies.
- Supervises the storage and care of foods and supplies including labeling all incoming inventory.
- Assumes responsibility for checking that all equipment in the food services area is in safe, working condition, and notifies the appropriate authority when repairs or replacements are needed.
- Maintains and ensures records of employee license requirements are up to date.
- Supervises the planning and preparation of any special meals or ala carte items required for Field trip and other special events.
- Planning, organizing and coordinate food services for special events.
- Works with the Food Services Staff, School Administrators to enhance the overall school atmosphere.
- Performs other tasks and responsibilities the President/CEO may assign.
- Bachelor’s degree with three years of related experience in quantity food preparation and service.
- Professional Food Manager Certification
- Training in dietetics and/or nutrition and experience working with school age children are preferred.
- Knowledge of relevant federal, state and local laws, rules, regulations, codes and/or statutes
- Knowledge of procedures of food preparation for large groups.
- Knowledge of methods and procedures regarding food preservation.
- Familiarity with kitchen and dining area sanitation, and use and care of equipment and utensils used in food preparation.
- Knowledge of procurement of foodstuffs and kitchen equipment.
- Familiarity with budgeting, program planning, and bookkeeping.
Salary is based on educational level, certification(s), and years of experience.
How to Apply:
To apply, e-mail a cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Please include “ECC Food Services Supervisor” in the Subject Line of email messages. The full job description for the position will be provided upon request.
POSITION: Dedicated One To One Student Aide
Dedicated One-to-One Student Aide supports students with emotional challenges in our educational and therapeutic environment. The position assists the student one on one in the classroom with all instructional material and helps the student with needs outside of the classroom but related to achieving needed skills and requirements for succeeding in school. The Dedicated One-to-One Aide assist the Center staff with providing specialized instruction, and therapeutic and related services for children ages 5 to 14.
- Responsible for assisting the classroom teacher in the instruction of an individual student with disabilities including assistance in the laboratories, washrooms, playgrounds, gymnasiums, lunchrooms, libraries, field trips and all other educational settings as determined by the classroom teacher and IEP team
- Confer with Director of Education, Director of Clinical Services and PBIS, Director to derive information about the designated student’s therapeutic and educational background.
- Collaborate with lead teacher and student’s social worker in the planning and management of a student’s behaviors and educational needs.
- Consult with parents, when appropriate, with a view to obtain additional student information that may be needed to ensure the success of an implemented special education program.
- Work with student on a one-on-one basis by providing them with undivided attention.
- Implement behavioral plans to meet students’ needs for social, educational, cognitive, mental and physical development.
- Observe students for signs of deterioration or improvement and document and report either/both.
- Maintain safety of all students.
- De-escalate designated student and use counseling skills.
- Regularly collect data to track designated student’s behavioral progress
- Follow Functional Communication Protocols and Behavior Protocols to respond to designated student’s behavior appropriately and successfully.
- Provide support for lead teacher, special education service providers (speech, PT, OT), to address designated student’s needs in the classroom.
- Assist with identifying IEP goals, progress summaries and progress reports for designated student.
- Support the creation of a classroom culture and environment that develops and nurtures the emotional, cognitive and social abilities of the students.
- Engage parents and families in their student’s learning, and acting as an ambassador for the school in the community.
- Contribute productively to the school as a whole.
- Attend and participate in school events outside of regular school hours.
- Responsible for guiding any independent study, enrichment work, and remedial work set up by the classroom teacher
- Associates Degree in human relations, psychology, child development, or a related field. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
- Knowledge early childhood education/human development.
- Experience working in special education and/or with individuals with severe behavioral and academic issues.
- Knowledge of behavior management strategies and techniques.
- Excellent time-management skills and ability to work independently.
- Adherence to high level of professional and ethical standards.
- Demonstrated ability, skill, and experience in working with diverse populations.
- Good relationship building skills and ability to build a strong rapport with students.
To apply, e-mail a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “ECC Dedicated One to One Student Aide” in the Subject Line of email messages. The full job description for the position will be provided upon request.