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Director of Education Services: Special Education - Children

Company: HCA
Location: Falls Church
Posted on: December 7, 2017

Job Description:

Dominion Hospital, the only freestanding mental health care facility in Northern Virginia, leads the region in short-term mental health services for children age 5-12, adolescents age 13-17 and adults age 18 and older, as well as therapeutic programs for eating disorders through our Reflections Eating Disorders Treatment Center.

From our convenient location in suburban Falls Church, Virginia, we offer hope, help, encouragement, support and a full range of treatment options with a distinctive focus on crisis intervention and stabilization through our inpatient and partial hospitalization programs, as well as our strong outpatient referral network. Individuals receive the best quality care through specialized services in safe, healthy, confidential and calming environments.


Responsible for daily operations of Education Services Department, oversees use of computer lab/direct instruction to all in-patients and out-patients, Coordinates completion of educational assessments and reports. Responsible for all short and long term departmental planning. Plans and prepares computer lab schedule, curricula, and may provide classroom instruction. Participates in care team meetings and provides feedback to multi-disciplinary care team. Acts as a liaison with local schools and participates in community outreach endeavors.


* Coordinates staffing on a daily basis.

* Coordinates completion of educational assessments and reports.

* Provides counseling and advises parents for securing appropriate educational services for their children after discharge.

* Advises treatment teams and parent/guardians on appropriate public and private placements for adolescents leaving Dominion Hospital.

* Incorporates cognitive levels into clear and definite objectives and assignments.

* Incorporates teaching of organizational skills, study skills, resource utilization, and identification of individual strengths/weaknesses/learning styles into course planning.

* Modifies assignments according to individual developmental, emotional, language and cognitive needs.

* Selects activities, including the use of technology, to address a variety of learning modalities and student abilities.

* Contributes to completion of initial assessments, final reports and other patient documentation.

* Organizes and maintains a classroom environment which will maximize student time on task.

* Establishes an environment which stimulates and motivates student achievement in academics.

* Actively monitors and supports progress of students working independently on home school assignments, or integrating web-based technology.

* Demonstrates creativity and initiative in assisting students in working to their fullest potential.


* Education: Master's Degree in Education

* Licensure: Current licensure as appropriate.

* Certifications: CPI non-violent crisis intervention certification required as a part of orientation. Registrations: N/A

* Experience: A minimum of five (5) years' experience teaching experience

Keywords: HCA, Washington DC, Director of Education Services: Special Education - Children, Executive, Falls Church, DC

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