1+ months


Universal Health Services
Portsmouth, VA 23704
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Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation's largest and most respected health care management companies operating through its subsidiary acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities, and ambulatory centers nationwide. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries now have more than 74,000 employees. The UHS business strategy is to build or purchase health care properties in rapidly growing markets and create a strong franchise based on exceptional service and effective cost control. Our success comes from a responsive management style and service philosophy based on integrity, competence and compassion.

Harbor Point Behavioral Health Center offers hope and healing for youth ages 7 to 18 at the time of admission with several psychiatric diagnoses and/or developmental disabilities. Located in Portsmouth, VA, Harbor Point provides intensive, residential treatment to youth in a comfortable setting that is conducive to healing. Our facility specializes in treating children and adolescents with depression, bipolar, ADHD, and other mental health issues. We also have specific treatment programs for those with intellectual disabilities or those with self-injurious behavior. Harbor Point and its programs are fully accredited by The Joint Commission and the Virginia Association of Independent Specialized Educational Facilities. We are licensed by The Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and the Virginia Department of Education. We are a TRICARE-approved and certified facility.

The Special Education Teacher will provide educational services to school age children attending our residential school according to the facility standards as well as State and Federal regulations. Educational services include assessment, instruction, classroom management, documentation, consultation, IEP/IIP writing, transition planning, program development, curriculum writing and resident supervision. This position is for IMMEDIATE hire.

Special education teachers should possess knowledge of:

1. Subject matter to be taught VA Standards of Learning

2. Theories of learning and teaching (modifications & accommodations)

3. Stages of learning

4. Effective teaching methods

5. Assessment principles and types

6. Cognitive/Behavioral/Social Learning theories and principles

7. Effective classroom management techniques

8. Methods for observation/data collection

9. Current Special education laws.

Special education teachers should possess skills to:

1. Present effective lessons aligned with appropriate standards

2. Organize and plan rigorous and engaging instruction for a multi-grade level middle school classroom.

3. Establish classroom expectations and hold students accountable for meeting them.

4. Manage classroom behavior effectively and in alignment with the Level System.

5. Maintain positive relationships with students and co-workers.

6. Organize and maintain documentation related to job duties

Job Requirements

Education: Minimum Bachelors degree in Education

Licensure/ Certification: Current Virginia teaching license in Special Education with ED endorsement or Special Education Conditional License with plans to fulfill the requirements to obtain a Special Education Professional License

Experience: At least three years of experience in a classroom situation is preferred


Posted: 2019-12-02 Expires: 2020-03-21

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