Laurel Oaks Behavioral Health Center is a 118 bed Acute Psychiatric Hospital and Residential Treatment Center for children and adolescents ages four through eighteen. The 55,000 square foot facility is situated on approximately 10 acres in the southeast corner of Alabama, less than 20 miles from both Florida and Georgia. In addition to the living units, the facility houses our full service cafeteria and New Day Academy; a state-supported year-round K-12th grade school with vocational opportunities. We provide numerous recreational activities including an in-ground swimming pool, game room, playground, basketball courts, and gymnasium.
The multi-disciplinary staff at Laurel Oaks collaborates to ensure that services provided are clinically and medically appropriate and highly coordinated among all treatment disciplines. Laurel Oaks specializes in the treatment of youth who have multiple challenges and special needs. All children served at Laurel Oaks have a primary psychiatric disorder but most also have co-occurring conditions such as intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, and/or physical/sexual abuse victimization.
Laurel Oaks Behavioral Health Center currently has a Director of Education - Principal position available.
The Director of Education – Principal serves as the educational leader, responsible for managing the policies, regulations, and procedures that will ensure all teachers set an example as a professional educator, provide a school climate that fosters learning, and students are supervised in a safe learning environment that meets the approved curricula and mission of the school.
The candidate selected will be responsible for the following:
- Establishes and promotes high standards and expectations for all staff and students for academic performance and responsibility for behavior.
- Manages, evaluates, and supervises effective and clear procedures for the operation and functioning of the school consistent with the philosophy, mission, values, and goals of the school including instructional and recognition programs, and other activities.
- Ensures a safe and orderly climate, building maintenance, program evaluation, personnel management, office operations, and emergency procedures.
- Verifies compliance with the federal laws, the Alabama State Department of Education school policies, and civil regulations by developing long- and short-range plans, goals, and objectives through a systematic process.
- Supervises the instructional programs of the school, evaluating lesson plans, and observing classes on a regular basis to encourage the use of a variety of instructional strategies and materials consistent with research-based learning, child growth and development, and credit and promotion requirements.
- Establishes procedures for evaluation and selection of instructional materials, supplies, equipment, and approving all recommendations.
- Displays the highest ethical and professional behavior and standards when working with students, parents, school, staff, and local, state or other outside agencies.
- Utilizes data to make decisions about curriculum/assessment/instruction/school improvement efforts.
- Keeps the staff and other departments in the facility informed regarding education; seek ideas for the improvement of the school; and conduct regular meetings for the proper functioning of the school.
- Maintains and account for all school funding sources.
- Ensures that student records are complete, current, and accurate.
- Protects confidentiality of records and information gained as part of exercising professional duties and use discretion in sharing such information within legal and facility confines.
- Organizes and supervises procedures for identifying and addressing students with special needs including health-related concerns, as well as, physical, and therapeutic needs.
- Promotes staff professional growth, cooperation, and self-development.