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Admissions Coordinator

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY

The Educational/Admissions Coordinator facilitates referrals to the program and provides essential support for all aspects of the academic and positive behavioral support program.  As an experienced teacher, the Education Coordinator serves as mentor to staff in many capacities.

 

MISSION STATEMENT

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.

 

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

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

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Instructional Leadership: Educational Coordinators provide instructional leadership under the guidance of the Education Director for the Teams they support.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  •          Provide academic and instructional mentoring when appropriate.
  •          Lead Data Team meetings on a classroom level.
  •          Demonstrate and assist with analyzing progress monitoring assessments.
  •          Demonstrate and provide leadership on use of new instructional curricula.


Referral to Placement Services
:  The Admissions Coordinator is an integral part of the Referral to Placement Process and should represent the Wheeler Clinic values in all communications with referral agencies.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  •          Receive and review all incoming referral packets.  Ensure all necessary information is received or facilitate receipt of additional information.
  •          In consultation with Education Director and clinical staff to facilitate visits, tours and initial intake interviews.  Using a variety of communication methods ensure families and referring agencies receive timely communication.
  •          Co-facilitate with clinical staff, the intake interview and collaborate with Team and Education Director regarding admission determination.
  •          Identify potential risk factors and take measures to reduce those risks in the milieu through reinforcement of positive and safe behaviors, trauma-informed and relationally-based therapeutic interventions, and reporting of suspected child abuse/neglect, according to agency policies and procedures.
  •          Trains and participates in emergency safety interventions authorized and approved by the agency, when a student presents with an imminent safety concern.

 

Education Staff Support:  Educational Coordinators serve as a support for staff for both educational and positive behavioral support aspects of the program.  They collaborate and provide supportive services to ensure student engagement, independence and interdependence in learning through the development of a positive learning community. 

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  •          Respond to assistance calls from individual classrooms.
  •          Provide academic strategy, modeling when appropriate.
  •          Participate and lead when appropriate, Team level meeting.
  •          Participate on curriculum committees and lead when appropriate.
  •          Actively contribute to program improvement initiatives as appropriate.
  •          Identify potential risk factors and taking measures to reduce those risks in the milieu through reinforcement of positive and safe behaviors, trauma-informed and relationally-based therapeutic interventions, and reporting of suspected child abuse/neglect, according to agency policies and procedures.
  •          Train and participate in emergency safety interventions authorized and approved by the agency, when a student presents with an imminent safety concern.


Administrative Support
:  Educational Coordinators maximize support for student learning by developing and demonstrating professionalism, collaboration with others and leadership staff.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  •          Support and coordinate where appropriate, the recruitment and training of staff.
  •          Provide evaluation input on educational staff in assigned educational Teams.
  •          Assist with staff development and provide when appropriate.
  •          Ensure all activities comply with State and Federal regulations as well as Wheeler Clinic policies.
  •          Assist the Education Director with special projects as requested.
  •          Provide orders for restraint/seclusion, when indicated due to an imminent safety concern.


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.


EEO Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans

Job Requirements

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS

Certification in Special Education or a related field is required.  A minimum of 3 years experience teaching students with special education needs is required, although an additional 2 or more years experience as a Head or Master Teacher is preferred.

 

Job Snapshot

Post Date 9/3/2014
Location Plainville, CT
Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Health Care, Nonprofit - Social Services
Education 4 Year Degree
Experience At least 3 year(s)
Manages Others No
Relocation No
Industry Social Services, Not for Profit - Charitable, Healthcare - Health Services
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 2100
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