The Gifford School

Weston, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3037750
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : January 2, 2019
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description


• Advanced degree in mental health or education preferred
• Minimum 2 years in management/supervisory role
• Experience working with a special needs population and understanding of a therapeutic milieu
• Proven leadership skills
• Proven communication, organization and writing skills
• Ability to work both collaboratively and independently


• 12 months/full time
• Salary and benefits, including vacation time, determined by the Executive Director

Supervised by: Principal


• Work in collaboration with Head Teacher to ensure proper implementation of IEP of all students within the program
• Work in collaboration with Social Worker to ensure social /emotional needs of all students are being addressed within the
• Coordinate all team functions and programming by facilitating the team concept and providing leadership at program meetings
• Provide cross-school leadership and work closely with all program leaders on cross-school initiatives by collaborating with
Assistant Principals in all schools to assure individual student needs, as well as, address coverage needs for the campus
• Provide training, supervision, and support to assistant teachers, particularly in the areas of behavioral interventions and
• Keep Principal informed regarding staff issues, employment issues, legal and public relations issues, as well as help facilitate
Principal’s connection with the program
• Oversee staff supervision schedule, daily scheduling, including arranging coverage, homeroom groupings, and elective
• Oversee communication and working relationships with families
• Oversee behavioral program and provide crisis intervention
• Respond to student behaviors in the classroom and throughout the milieu by utilizing Gifford behavioral systems
• Utilizing Safety Care techniques, help maintain community safety
• Maintain/Supervise the tracking of behavioral, educational and clinical data
• Recommend suspension decisions to principal, complete suspension letters and participate in re-entry meetings
• Ensure physical safety of all staff and students
• Participate in long-range planning goals and develop programming consistent with those goals
• Oversee compliance with emergency procedures such as protocol for fire drills and other preparedness trainings
• Demonstrate respect for diversity among our staff and student body and promote an atmosphere which values this diversity

Physical Requirements:

• Ability to participate in outdoor physical activities to include kneeling, stooping and lifting up to 25 pounds

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Administrator > Assistant Principal/Dean/Head
  • Welcome to The Gifford School!

    The Gifford School is a private coeducational day school located in Weston, Massachusetts that provides services to students with a variety of social, emotional, and learning challenges. The Gifford community supports not only the growth and development of students, but also of staff and families as well. The highly skilled and enthusiastic staff make it a place where learning happens in special ways every day. Learn more about us...

    Job Requirements

    • At least 2 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Britt Zartman , Benefits & Payroll Manager
    • 177 Boston Post Road
    • Weston, Massachusetts 02493
    • Phone: 781-899-9500
    • Fax: 781-899-4515
    • Email: click here

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