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Job Description


The Director of Education provides key educational leadership for the Education Team assigned as well as a critical liaison relationship with sending districts and community agencies.  This position serves as a member of the Leadership Team and is instrumental in supporting policies and procedures, as well as school-wide strategic initiatives.


Wheeler Clinic fosters positive change in the lives of individuals and families, as well as in communities. We provide cutting-edge human services that address a diverse range of needs and backgrounds, enhance strengths and provide the supports that encourage recovery from challenges for a satisfying life in the community.


Wheeler Clinic offers access to a comprehensive array of benefits, including:

For Good Health

  • Anthem Medical, Prescription, Dental and Vision insurance
  • Health Savings Account (HSA), with company contribution of up to $1,000 per year
  • Wellness Programs
  • Free annual flu shots
For a Secure Future

  • Company paid Life and AD&D insurance
  • Company paid long-term disability insurance
For Retirement

  • 403(b) Plan, with clinic contributions for eligible employees
For Career Advancement

  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Training and development opportunities
For Work Life Balance

  • Generous paid time off, including vacation, sick and personal leave
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)- Free and confidential counseling
  • Employee discounts at local spa and on Verizon Wireless services


Team Leadership: The Education Director ensures an educational environment that facilitates maximum success and achievement of both educational and social-emotional goals.   

Teaching & Learning: The Education Director possesses knowledge of teaching which is grounded in research and best practices.  The success and achievement of all students is ensured by monitoring and continuously improving teaching and learning. 

School Culture: The Education Director "utilizes multiple strategies to influence the school culture in a way that fosters collaboration among the staff and the involvement of parents, students, and the community in efforts to improve student learning". 

Additional Administrative Functions: As an active member of the Leadership Team, the Education Director participates in the overall development of policies and procedures as they relate to the effective provision of services to students who attend the Wheeler Clinic School, Inc. programs.

Continues to develop knowledge and understanding about the history, traditions, values, family systems, and artistic expression of groups served as well as uses appropriate methodological approaches, skills, and techniques that reflect an understanding of culture.

Demonstrates leadership by reinforcing positive behavior and promoting recognition through the use of effective employee evaluations, employee appreciation, effective hiring practices, and accountability.

Wheeler Clinic is an EO Employer-M/F/Veteran/Disability.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected class.

Affirmative-Action Equal Opportunity Employer



Job Requirements

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS Master's degree in Education or related field plus a minimum of 3 years experience with special education students and 092 CT Administration certification as well as an additional educational endorsement as approved by the State Department of Education regulations is required. This position will serve our elementary and middle school students and is a 12 month position.  

Job Snapshot

Post Date 5/7/2016
Location Plainville, CT
Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Nonprofit - Social Services, Health Care, Education
Education Graduate Degree
Experience At least 3 year(s)
Manages Others Yes
Relocation No
Industry Social Services, Healthcare - Health Services, Not for Profit - Charitable
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 3037
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