Adventure Connection Inclusion Facilitator JobID: 13796
Position Type: Professional
Location: District Education Center
CLOSING DATE: Until filled
POSITION: Adventure Connection Inclusion Facilitator
STARTING DATE: ASAP
WORK YEAR: 12 months, 260 – 262 Contract Days
SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday, with flexibility to meet program needs
SALARY: Competitive based on Qualifications
BENEFITS: Excellent family benefits package
The Inclusion Faciliator position works to make sure that all students with higher needs have the necessary suports in place to be successful in the Adventure Connection school age care program. This position will support the Adventure Connection school age care program by assisting in the planning, implementation and ongoing evaluation of quality and developmentally appropriate inclusion processes, ensuring that all members of Adventure Connection, regardless of disabilities, behavior concerns or cultural differences are skillfully supported and nurtured. This position will also conduct observations of students and inclusion staff, assisting with the development and implementation of behavior and inclusion plans, and collaborate with other staff by problem-solving issues and concerns regarding the inclusion placement and implementation process.
Major Areas of Accountability:
Manage the program-wide inclusion needs process.
Provide training and work direction to the Program Assistants, who will be the primary inclusion staff at each of their sites.
Create, and update as needed, individual assessments or accommodation plans for students identified with inclusion needs using data gathered from a variety of resources including parents, teachers, IEPs or 504 plans, and outside providers.
Obtain written permission from parent or guardian prior to accessing IEPs, 504 plans, or outside provider information.
Provide adequate staff, curriculum and equipment so as to accommodate the inclusion needs of participants.
Facilitate non-school day staffing for students with inclusion needs.
Provide training, support, mentoring, and supervision of Site Managers and their staff in meeting inclusion needs and implementing positive behavior support.
Suggest practices and procedures to assist in the development of improvement plans that are consistent with program goals, especially in regards to providing support and accommodations to children with inclusion needs.
Consult with the Coordinator to assure program compliance with State and Federal Laws regarding the accommodation of children with identified inclusion needs.
Visit sites and observe children with inclusion needs or behavioral issues as needed. Consult with and direct site managers about accommodations, support, and behavior management as needed.
Provide occasional on-site support.
Participate in meetings and staff development opportunities related to school age care, youth development, and inclusion needs and any applicable laws.
Facilitate meetings with parents and school staff to gather relevant information and collaborate, plan, and problem-solve.
Other duties as assigned by the program Coordinator.
+ BA degree in Social Work, Psychology, Education, Special Education, Community Education, Recreation, Youth Development, Human Services, or related field;
Past experience working in an educational or child care setting with children with special needs in a leadership and supervisory role;
Education and/or demonstrated understanding in the areas of child development, behavior management, developmental disabilities and special needs;
Knowledge of the State and Federal Laws and the application to school-age care;
Experience supervising, directing and mentoring adult staff;
Demonstrated ability to develop and implement age-appropriate academic, enrichment and recreational curriculum;
Ability to organize, handle a variety of tasks, manage details of a variety of projects.
Strong interpersonal communication skills with parents, teachers, staff, and other professionals;
Ability to work independently, exercise mature judgment, and manage children’s behavior in a positive manner;
Experience collaborating with students, families, and colleagues from a variety of ethnic, racial, and cultural backgrounds;
Flexibility to work with various Adventure Connection facilities with occasional adjustments to work schedule.
Desired Qualifications:Knowledge and experience with the school year and summer Adventure Connection school-age care program.
Knowledge and experience with the school year and summer Adventure Connection inclusion process.