Education Director

Childhelp Lignum, VA
It takes a whole village to raise a child. A team of mental health professionals greets each child upon their arrival, equipped to develop an individualized treatment plan tailored to each child's specific needs. While at the Village, children receive on-site clinical services provided by Childhelp's MDT under the direction of a staff psychiatrist. The children learn to love themselves and trust others through comprehensive treatment, including psychological, educational, recreational, music, art, occupational, and speech therapy. The dedicated, highly-trained, and passionate staff of therapists, teachers, behavioral health specialists, nurses, physicians, and chaplain work to cultivate trust in children who have known only betrayal, and build self-esteem in the young souls who have rarely been given reason to like themselves.

Position Summary:

Position leads development, implementation, and evaluation of efforts related to student academic achievement. Manages and evaluates school staff on an annual basis and as needed for disciplinary action as well as oversees school policies, curricula and faculty according to the department of education standards and state licensing.

Essential Responsibilities:

* Identifies key academic performance indicators (KPIs) and a standardized school improvement plan.

* Consults with internal and external stakeholders to develop, measure, and analyze learning outcomes and state licensing requirements to develop, measure, and analyze student performance.

* Responsible for monitoring the IEP's of students to ensure that goals are accurate and timely.Ensures that student's education files are maintained and that they include the latest testing, IEP's, and report cards.

* Creates and executes internal and external compliance and reporting programs for all relevant accreditation bodies.

* Works with all professionals in the educational program and facilitates communication between all Childhelp staff.Maintains a current record of licensure, endorsement, and in-service training completed by staff.

* Maintains records of all student special education related services received, with the number of hours and curriculum content.Conforms to all state and Federal guidelines regarding implementation and monitoring.

* Provides oversight to ensure compliance with the IEP process for all students.

* Assists teachers in curriculum adoption and assures the appropriateness of teaching materials.

* Partners with Accounts Receivable to ensure contracts between school districts and Childhelp are updated and accurate.

Minimum Requirements:

* A minimum of four years of experience teaching inside of a classroom.Qualified candidate will have a minimum of two years of experience in a school administrator role.

* Must be a licensed teacher with an endorsement in school administration.

* Must demonstrate an understanding of State Licensing Requirements, VDOE, and West Virginia Department of Education.

* Must demonstrate the ability to be organized, responsive, and proactive, and willing to assist with any task as needed for a fast paced environment.

* Must demonstrate knowledge of IEP's.

About Childhelp

* CEO and Co-Founder SaraO'Meara and President and Co-Founder Yvonne Fedderson started Childhelp in 1959, establishing it as a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect and at-risk children. Childhelp focuses on advocacy, prevention, treatment and community outreach.

The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD®, operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and receives calls from throughout the United States, Canada, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam. Childhelp's programs and services also include residential treatment services (villages); children's advocacy centers; therapeutic foster care; group homes and child abuse prevention, education and training. Childhelp also created the National Day of Hope® that mobilizes people across America to join the fight against child abuse. For more information about Childhelp, please visit the website at