Learning Spec I - CIEBS - 50236

Mays Landing, NJ, US, 08330

Job Type: 

Location: LOC_ATL_COUN-Atlantic County Specialty Care 

Req ID: 88814

Shift: Any

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

The Learning Specialist I is responsible for the planning and delivery of specialized assessment and learning opportunities to children with intensive emotional and behavioral struggles who are being treated in a psychiatric partial hospital program. Learning services include child assessment, instruction, curriculum planning, multidisciplinary collaboration and communication with the children’s caretakers, clinical team, school systems and community agencies.

Job Responsibilities

1. Maintain continuous assessment of patient’s learning needs.

  • Participates in team evaluations reviewing standardized assessment data to determine educational needs and relevant IEP status.
  • Determines and prioritizes scope and depth of special instruction recommended for each patient.
  • Assesses patient’s readiness to learn taking into consideration emotional and behavioral goals.

2. Provide Learning activities/services to program’s patients.

  • Plans appropriate instructional goals which match patient needs and reflect their IEP and treatment plan.
  • Provides family/teacher feedback as requested.
  • Assures that Learning plans and activities are age and developmentally appropriate.
  • Provides recommendations to family and Child Study Team members in discharge planning meetings.
  • Develops and maintains supportive therapeutic relationships with children and family members.

3. Functions as a member of the treatment team and integrates the master treatment plan into the educational program, while also including families and considering special education status in order to promote optimal patient care.

  • Provides treatment team with pertinent information during clinical rounds and similarly during transition planning when other treatment providers, family members, and school personnel are included.
  • Advocates for children/families and is a liaison between CIEBS and Child Study Team for educational needs and goals related to behavioral/emotional functioning.
  • Provides consultation to the clinical team regarding the cognitive and social status and special instruction needs of the children
  • Recommends consults/referrals when patient needs are beyond the scope of special instruction.
  • Assists families in identification and utilization of resources.

4. Maintains a safe therapeutic and hazard free environment.

  • Provides close supervision to children during classroom and program activities to maintain safety and clinical integrity of the group milieu.
  • Demonstrates and provides a clearly delineated series of non-violent crisis intervention strategies to facilitate improved child functioning.
  • Only as a last resort, when other less restrictive measures have failed to maintain safety, demonstrates and provides non-violent physical crisis interventions

5. Prepare written documentation for program management and reporting purposes and for patient records.

  • Documents services provided and recommendations as appropriate.
  • Identifies and documents targeted educational goals in the master treatment plan.
  • Writes discharge summaries and recommendations in a timely manner.

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

TEACHNJ - NJ Teacher Cert
NVCI (90 days)

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Elementary Education or Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education (required)

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

NJ Teacher of the Handicapped Certification or eligible (preferred),

Master’s Degree in Special Education (preferred).





Additional Technical Requirements

  • Ability to develop and evaluate educational programs for children and families of varied racial, ethnic cultural, religious and social backgrounds.
  • Ability to provide appropriate developmental assessment and instruction in a natural environment to children of varied racial, ethnic, cultural, religious and social backgrounds.
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge and effective use of behavior management strategies.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a health care setting.
  • Communicates effectively, verbally and in writing, with the broadest range of individuals including children, families, the general public, and professionals.
  • Ability to adapt programs, equipment and materials to suit the individual needs of children with a variety of conditions or disabilities.
  • Demonstrates flexibility in scheduling and carrying out responsibilities.
  • Ability to work in an intense and stressful environment.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the effects of illness and physical disability on children, family members and treatment staff, including teachers.
  • Understands and develops ways to alleviate stress in children and families.
  • Knowledge of hospital and community resources
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of typical and atypical child development and related areas.
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in English.
  • Computer skills including familiarity with word processing, spreadsheet and database programs.
  • Skill and ability to navigate and document in EPIC the programs EHR.
  • Ability to direct and motivate staff teams.
  • Critical analysis and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently.

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

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