JOB SUMMARY: Participates in ongoing educational assessments of patients. Provides instruction to patients while maintaining an orderly and disciplined structure in the classroom. Develops special interventions for patients unable to function within the classroom setting. Assists in curriculum development. Participates in patient treatment planning and staffing when necessary. Understands the basic growth and development milestones with appropriate interventions specific to the age and population served. Completes patient lesson plans. Completes and maintains all records as required. Maintains an adequate supply of appropriate instructional materials relative to patient’s age and functioning level. Participates in case management activities as required. Assures the maintenance of a safe and sanitary environment.
JOB SPECIFICATIONS:   To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to demonstrate competency in the criteria listed in this job description. The specifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability to meet the minimum requirements for this position.
Education:    Bachelor’s Degree required, Masters preferred.
Experience:   One year teaching ED/BD children and/or adolescents preferred.
Licensure/Certification: Valid Illinois teaching certificate; certification in Special Education preferred.
Knowledge: Prefer knowledge of effective teaching skills and educational strategies with a special education population, individual and group management skills, therapeutic relationships and processes, age specific growth and development, limit setting and crisis and behavior management.
Supervision Received:     Director of Academy
Supervision Exercised:   None
Line of Promotion: Director of Academy
Working Conditions:   Exposure to psychiatric patients who may exhibit violent/aggressive behavior. Potential for exposure to communicable diseases, blood/body fluids and other hazardous waste. General hospital environment.
Physical Requirements: Ability to communicate verbally and in writing. Physical agility to manage patients. Push, pull and lift up to 40 pounds. Intermittent sitting, standing, walking, bending, reaching and stooping
The physical requirements described here are representative of those which must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary functions.
Job Classification: Exempt
This job classification in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. The Clinical Educator will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by Director of the Academy.

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