Director of Education

AMIkids Branch, LA
Director of EducationLocation:AMIkids Acadiana (Branch, LA)Job Code:6/13-293# of openings:1 DescriptionDo you want to work for an organization that Makes a Lasting Impact on Kids?

AMIkids has served over 135,000 kids and their families since 1969. Being part of the AMIkids team means that you are helping youth to realize their full potential and become a valuable part of their community.

About AMIkids Acadiana

Founded in 2008, AMIkids Acadiana is a private nonprofit, staff-secure residential facility in Branch, Louisiana. Our program operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, serving kids who have committed a variety of non-violent offenses and are involved with Louisiana's Office of Juvenile Justice. Our kids are living in dormitories on campus in a remote location, which is ideally structured to help them work through their issues and gain the needed skills to return to their families and communities.

AMIkids Acadiana uses the evidence-based, research-driven AMIkids Personal Growth Model © in offering dynamic programs and comprehensive services to treat each kid's unique issues, primarily focusing on education, behavior modification, and treatment.

Our Guiding Principles: Kids First, Family and Safety.

Our Core Values: Respect, Creativity, Honesty, Enthusiasm, Loyalty, Integrity, Leadership, Diversity, Goal Orientation, Excellence and Dedication.

Now, you can be a part of this outstanding organization and help guide the way. Take the step. Make a difference.

We are currently seeking a Director of Education

Position Summary

The Director of Education is responsible for the development, implementation and supervision of academic programming, policies and procedures.

Primary objective is the realization of AMIkids' mission to provide a safe and successful learning environment for troubled youth, while encouraging social and emotional development through the achievement of academic and personal goals.

Essential Job Duties

* Ensure quality learning services are provided through professional development and effective classroom management skills of instructional staff,

* Develop and maintain positive relationships with school district contract managers and professionals,

* Execute all education components of the Personal Growth Model (PGM), and ensure compliance with all applicable local, State and Federal regulatory and contractual requirements governing academic programs,

* Ensure all staff is appropriately trained and certified,

* Assist the Executive Director/Principal in development and implementation of program policies and procedures,

* Establish effective Interpersonal skills to encourage positive cooperation in the work place, and increase team success through meaningful interactions with Treatment, Behavior Modification, and Behavior Health Overlay Services professionals,

* Provide effective Leadership to motivate and guide staff toward the successful accomplishment of established education goals and objectives; facilitate a successful and collaborative work environment,

* Participate in the administration of program management and development functions; ensure all functions and programs under charge are performed within established budgetary parameters,

* Direct and implement Academic programs while ensuring the integration of educational services with the Personal Growth Model,

* Coordinate and oversee delivery of appropriate educational services by qualified staff in the achievement of favorable academic outcomes,

* Execute all applicable policies and procedures.

Minimum Education, Training and Experience

* Masters Degree in Education with a focus in Leadership or Curriculum,

* Minimum of two (2) years of teaching experience,

* Minimum of two (2) years professional experience working with children to include supervisory/administrative responsibility,

* Possess and maintain professional Teachers Certification as defined by local and/or state requirements in the state of employment,

* Obtain and maintain appropriate crisis intervention and physical restraint training and certification as defined by state requirements,

* Obtain and maintain current CPR and First Aid Certification by nationally recognized organization.

* Must possess and maintain valid driver's license in the state of employment and have a driving record that meets the standards of the AMIkids Transportation Policy; may be required to obtain and maintain a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with passenger and school bus endorsement.

As well as an opportunity to make an exceptional difference in kids' lives, AMIKids offers a comprehensive benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and STD Insurance, Retirement Opportunities, Holidays & PTO, Education Assistance, EAP, Disability Programs and Credit Union Membership.

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AMIkids Inc., Equal Employment Opportunity Employer * Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled * Drug-Free Workplace