Doctor Franklin Perkins School

Lancaster, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3400314
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : January 19, 2021
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

The Doctor Franklin Perkins School provides an exceptional educational program for residential and day students in grades K-12 with educational, social and emotionally complex disorders. Our campus provides a beautiful setting and environment to explore. We are dedicated to the provision of exceptional academic, social, emotional, and behavioral supports with related services. You are supported by and gain experience from a highly skilled multidisciplinary team that includes Speech, Occupational, and Physical Therapists, Clinicians and Student Services in the educational setting.

The Director works collaboratively with the school administrators and teachers to create, implement, evaluate and revise exemplary educational programs. The Director supports academic excellence and provides relevant and engaging instruction. The Director ensures that the school meets the Massachusetts Department of Education Curriculum and Instruction requirements and standards for licensure.

Additional Duties:
The Director is responsible to design and set priorities and develop curriculum for grades K-8 in each of the content and instructional areas including: English Language Arts; Mathematics; Science; History/Social Studies; Character Counts; Art; Music; Health and Physical Education and Library. The Director oversees educators and specialists in grades K-8.

Requires Master’s Degree in Education or Special Education with a Massachusetts Educator’s Licensure in Education or Special Education Administration. Requires five years of experience in the field of Education, preferably a combination of teaching and administrative experience in a school setting.

We offer an Outstanding Benefits Package:
When you join Perkins, full-time or part-time, we’ll offer a broad package of healthcare options, including medical, dental, and vision. We have a generous paid holiday package, vacation time, and sick time (unused sick time is paid back annually.) Tuition reimbursement, short and long-term disability, life insurance and outstanding 403(b) retirement plan, access to fitness center and pool, campus has free parking.

Mon-Fri, 8:00am-4:00pm

At Perkins our goal is to be a diverse and inclusive workplace, a place that both celebrates and thrives on the uniqueness of our different backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives. As an equal opportunity employer, we strongly encourage people of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, and people who have overcome challenges in their lifetime to apply.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Administrator > Assistant Principal/Dean/Head
    Administrator > Curriculum
    Administrator > Principal/Dean/Head of School
    Administrator > Special Education Director
    Special Education > Emotionally Disabled
    Special Education > Learning Disabled
  • Location Description

    We serve children and adolescents with a range of psychiatric, social, emotional, and executive functioning issues. These include: depression; bi-polar disorder; attention-deficit disorder; post traumatic stress disorder; reactive attachment disorder; and childhood schizophrenia. Residents may have other co-existing challenges including substance abuse, eating disorders, history of sexual trauma, physical abuse, and cutting.

    Perkins also serves children with mild to moderate neurological impairment in which the choice of treatment is a focus on learning and social development.

    Individuals with Asperger Syndrome and Nonverbal Language Disorders

    Perkins offers two twelve-month programs for children, adolescents and young adults with Asperger Syndrome. Our program for children ages 12 to 18 years old is specially designed to provide serene living environments which include social and activity areas and single bedrooms in a beautiful homelike setting. In addition to attending school Monday through Friday, residents are provided a range of clinical, social, and recreational programs to support the development of interpersonal skills and independence.

    Post-Secondary Program for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome

    Perkins offers a unique program for young adults 18 years and older who have completed high school and are interested in college or career. This program provides these individuals with the right combination of social support, independence, clinical and psychiatric services, daily management, tutoring, and transportation, to help young adults reach their personal goals. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Doctor Franklin Perkins School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • At least 5 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Laura Wood , Human Resources Coordiantor
    • 971 Main Street
    • Lancaster, Massachusetts 01523

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