Are you interested in a career where you can have a meaningful contribution to the community and be a part of a team? Allendale Association is looking for people like you. For over 120 years, our mission has been dedicated to helping children and families overcome the overwhelming impact of severe emotional and behavior issues and trauma through services and programs that create opportunities for children to learn, grow and heal.Allendale Association, a Child Welfare, Mental Health and Special Education facility currently has an opening for a full time Director of Educational Services, Career & Technical Education that provides leadership and support to staff through planning, directing and overseeing CTE and treatment services as well as instruction and student outcomes to ensure the development and growth of high quality educational and vocational programming and services.
We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and an education assistance program within an environment that promotes professional growth. Please visit www.allendale4kids.org to download our application and email or send with a copy of your resume to:
Attn: HR Dept.
P.O. Box 1088
Lake Villa, IL 60046
FAX: (847) 356-0290
Why work for Allendale?
Our staff get the chance to:
Receive outstanding trauma-informed training
Be a part of a strong and clinically-minded team
Challenge themselves daily
Enjoy great benefits
Working at Allendale can lead to:
Growing within the agency – the majority of our supervisors, directors and VP’s grew from within Allendale!
Gaining in-depth experience in the field and learn skills that will contribute to any
Coordinates, supervises, develops, markets and implements the Career & Technical Education Program for the Agency. Monitors the effectiveness of the CTE Program in order to meet program goals and objectives, meet the needs of the students and funding resources, and to ensure the quality of the program.
Provides instructional and treatment supervision and performance evaluation of classroom teachers, instructors and support services staff as assigned. Reviews lesson plans, schedules, staffing reports, report cards, and monitors IEP compliance.
Addresses educational service staff performance concerns and/or disciplinary issues in accordance with agency policy and in consultation with VPs of Education and HR.
Develops and approves Career and Technical Education Programs. Provides input and services for transitional plans. Participates in team and supervisory meetings, and presents and/or prepares related reports.
Demonstrates competence in and commitment to Agency treatment philosophy, training models and organizational structures. Is proficient in clinical supervision of the REStArT Model and ensures compliance of Agency Behavior Treatment Plan, Rule 384, TCI (Therapeutic Crisis Intervention) as well as other foundational skill training for direct service staff. Oversees completion and disposition of UIRs/SERs related to incidents occurring on the day shift.
Oversees the vocational assessment/selection/placement process; and oversees the regular vocational testing counseling, monitoring, and progress of students. Ensures appropriate academic credits for participation in the Career & Technical Education Program are processed for students.
Oversees the Career & Technical Education budget, expenditures, and revenues/billings. Ensures maintenance of appropriate and/or required records and licenses.
Oversees the grant writing process for the Career & Technical Education Program including grants under the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) and the Private Industry Council (PIC).
Facilitates staff requests for time off, works with office staff to efficiently process appropriate levels of reimbursement/petty cash and check requests.
Acts as job developer, making contacts with potential employers and maintaining positive agency employer relations in order to develop potential positions and worksites for program students.
Tracks and maintains records and licenses, including billing records and the licenses to pay sub-minimal wages and Sliding Scale wages. Processes billings to appropriate funding sources. Supervises weekly payroll for student training program.
Prepares, presents and/or reviews various reports including the Department of Rehabilitation Services quarterly reports. Oversees student work permits and submits to the State.
Markets the Career & Technical Education Program and attends external organization meetings in order to build and maintain resources and contacts.
Develops strong relationships with community groups and volunteers as appropriate.
Chairs IEP and other staffing meetings as needed. Maintains strong relationships with parents, school districts, educational surrogates, residential treatment staff and significant others to the students.
Maintains proficiency in ISBE rules and regulations governing private special education school programs. Assists VP in ensuring compliance with ISBE expectations and reporting.
Maintains knowledge of current field trends; maintains membership in appropriate internal and external committees and professional organizations. Attends appropriate training programs and professional conferences.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Administrative Professional Educator License or eligibility in process.
Illinois LBS1 license or related IL teaching license.
Three years’ experience with special student populations identified with serious emotional and/or behavioral disabilities.
Valid driver’s license with a good driving record.
Allendale Association is a private, not-for-profit social service agency serving children and adolescents with moderate to profound emotional and behavioral disabilities. These youth and their families receive care and treatment through Allendale's residential treatment programs, day treatment special education schools or from our community based clinical programs and services. Allendale's community based programs include an outpatient counseling center, foster care licensing, training and support, independent living/transition support and mentoring services. The institution has proudly served troubled adolescents since its founding in 1897 by Edward "Cap" Bradley, a young Princeton graduate interested in the plight of urban youth and the poor conditions under which they lived.View a video about Allendale here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-sh1_k0VjQ