Program Coordinator/Teacher (Autism/Oakmont Upper)
Sheppard Pratt Health System - Baltimore, MD

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The Forbush School at Oakmont Upper, located in Gaithersburg (Montgomery County), provides special education and related services to children ages 12-21 with autism, pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), developmental delays in one or more areas, severe behavioral problems, multiple learning problems, and other related disorders. The 12 month school serves up to 36 students with 6 classrooms.

The Forbush School at Oakmont Upper is looking to hire a qualified Program Coordinator/Teacher (PCT). The PCT is responsible for the overall academic program planning, direction, and evaluation of the assigned educational program geared to students with autism and/or other related developmental disorders. The PCT monitors the academic and administrative aspects of the program and provides individualized and group instruction that meets students' needs. The PCT counsels, tutors, and determines action to be implemented for students in academic or behavioral crisis and communicates with students based on an understanding of the developmental needs of children and adolescents. The PCT also supervises program staff.

Requires: Must have completed bachelor’s degree or higher (master’s preferred) and possess MSDE standard or advanced certification in Special Education in the appropriate age/grade level served at the program at time of appointment and continuously throughout tenure in position. Work requires a current valid driver’s license and 2-3 years of progressively more responsible special education/administrative experience in a similar program setting. Salary is determined by highest level of education completed and experience. Experience with autism spectrum disorder and previous leadership/supervisor experience strongly preferred.

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Sheppard Pratt Health System is a private, non-profit behavioral health organization that provides a full range of services in a variety of...