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Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Principal/Education Director in Norristown, Pennsylvania


Are you an educational leader who enjoys developing and implementing new programs that provide direct support to students? Are you experienced with establishing a school culture with oppositional students? Do you enjoy being a creative leader who implements best-practice services to students with a variety of behavioral health diagnoses?

If you answered YES, then consider joining our Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health team!

Being a Principal/Education Director at Devereux Pennsylvania Children's Services has its Advantages

You will work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping individuals in need and engage in a process of continual development to provide best-practice services to students with behavioral health diagnoses in an approved private day school setting.

Devereux Pennsylvania Children's Services (DPACS) Day School education programsprovide programs and services for children and adolescents with autism and developmental disabilities. This position is responsible for directing and leadingthe school program located in Audubon PA. The Principal/Education Director engages their assigned school in a process of continual development to provide best-practice services to students with challenging behaviors in compliance with all regulations from the PA Department of Education (PDE). Other responsibilities include but are not limited to Project Management, Fiscal Management, Compliance with PA State regulations governing Private Academic Schools and Approved Private Schools, recommending and implementing educational changes as necessary. The position will require working successfully with education-based agencies at the state and local level as well as supervises all aspects of the daily operations in the programs.

Every day as the Principal/Education Director you will...

  • Ensure a safe learning environment for all students

  • Manage the daily operations of both schools as assigned

  • Facilitate the interview and selection process for school program

  • Review & ensure fiscal oversight

You will be offered:

  • Pay $98000-$111700/ Year (Based on experience)

  • A team-oriented environment

  • The opportunity to lead and mentor staff working with children with various diagnoses

  • Teacher loan forgiveness eligibility

  • ASCEND- Career Accelerator Program

  • BENEFIT ELIGIBILITY AFTER 30 DAYS OF EMPLOYMENT (1st day of the 1st pay period after 30 days)

Devereux’s Approved Private Schools offer high quality, innovative special education programs that work in tandem with families and school districts to ensure that students can return to their local schools and communities with the tools they will need to succeed. Children and young adults may come to Devereux as a day student, or as a part of residential treatment. Each student has an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP), which outlines goals for skill development and the best strategies by which the student can reach his/her goals. A multi-disciplinary team, including the individual’s parent(s) or guardian, regularly reviews the plan to discuss challenges, progress and adjustments to goals as appropriate. A primary focus throughout the program is the philosophy of Program-Wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PW-PBIS), a program-wide system of care that promotes and rewards positive behaviors, and prevents negative behaviors, to create safe, supportive living environments.



EDUCATION: Master’s degree in Education, Special Education, or Administration Required;Pennsylvania Department of Education principal certificate or Supervisor of Special Education certificate required. PDE Instructional or Education Specialist degree required.

EXPERIENCE: Five years’ experience in an educational setting with individuals with behavior and emotional disorders. Experience supervisingothers in an educational setting. Strong organizational skills. Ability to manage multiple tasks and adjust to a flexible work schedule. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to lead large group meetings and interface with the public. Proficient computer skills, mastery of Microsoft Office Applications, experience with data collection/analyzing platforms (Radar, Pro-Filer, and/or other internal and external software applications pertinent to the position). Excellent oral and written communicationskills. Requires ability to work independently, prioritize, manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and adhere to established guidelines.

Valid driver's license must be maintained.

Devereux has a zero-tolerance policy for abuse and maintains policies and procedures to systematically reduce the risk of abuse to occur in our organization. Devereux fosters a culture of reporting abuse, and will cooperate with the authorities to the fullest extent possible.

Posted Date 2 weeks ago (11/17/2023 1:39 PM)

Requisition ID 2023-33906

Category Education

Position Type Full-Time

Remote No

The employment policies of Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health are to recruit and hire qualified employees without discrimination because of race, religion, creed, color, age, sex, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, disability, veteran status, communication ability, gender identity or expression or sexual orientation and to treat them equally with respect to compensation and opportunities for advancement - including upgrading, promotion and transfer - consistent with individual skills and the needs of Devereux.