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Vice Principal for Special Education

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Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Vice Principal for Special Education
Job Category Staff & Executive - Healthcare - Administrative Services
Department UBHC-Child & Adolescent Services

Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care (UBHC), established in 1971, offers a full continuum of evidence based behavioral health and addiction services for children, adolescents, adults, and seniors throughout New Jersey. UBHC’s 1,060 experienced behavioral health professionals and support staff are dedicated to treatment, prevention, and education. UBHC, one of the largest providers of behavioral health care in the country, has a budget of $260 million and has 15 sites throughout New Jersey. Services are readily accessible and include: inpatient, outpatient, partial hospitalization, screening, crisis stabilization, family/caregiver support, community outreach and case management, supportive housing, supported employment, prevention and consultation, employee assistance programs, and a licensed therapeutic school from preschool through high school. Specialty services include the New Jersey suicide prevention helpline and peer help lines for police, veterans, active military, teachers, mothers of special needs children and child protective service workers. In FY2016, UBHC treated 16,199 consumers, had 24,502 admissions, and touched the lives of 19,441 individual callers through peer support. In addition, UBHC is the primary mental health training resource for the New Jersey departments of Human Services, Children and Families, and Corrections, delivering 16,000 trainings each year.

Posting Summary

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Vice Principal for Special Education for the Child & Adolescent Services – Education at Rutgers, University Behavioral Health Care.

Assists the Principal with assigned responsibilities to implement and manage the policies, regulations, and procedures of the UBHC Therapeutic Day School. Functions as an administrative officer for the Child & Adolescent Services – Special Education Program. Achieving academic excellence requires that the Vice Principal work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team to lead and nurture members of the school staff and to communicate effectively with parents, sending school districts, partner agencies, and UBHC colleagues. Inherent in the position are the responsibilities of demonstrated understanding of learning needs of students in special education, supervision of staff, curriculum development, program evaluation, and general operations of the school. The Vice Principal will also coordinate state testing and facilitate pre and post testing programs for Therapeutic Day Schools.

• Ensures the coordination of services with the Clinician Supervisors of the Therapeutic Day Schools.
• Monitors assigned staff performance which is measured by supervision schedule, timely performance of evaluations, and ongoing staff training and development.
• Supports the development, implementation and monitoring of each student’s IEP and monitors students’ academic progress.
• Conducts classroom observations and the evaluation of lesson plans.
• Develops and implements school restructuring programs, consensus and team building models, interdisciplinary teams and shared decision making.
• Provides targeted educational oversight for CTR clients, including the use of the TIENET system, within the specifications of the NJ DOE policies.
• Assures appropriate documentation of educational activities including, but not limited to, state testing.
• Responsible for ensuring the safe operation of the physical plant and the general welfare of all students, staff, parents and patrons on or about the school site.
• Participates as a productive member of treatment teams through attendance and active participation at weekly meetings.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.

Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift Day
FLSA Exempt
Grade 31S
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 77925.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 95390.000
Annual Maximum Salary 112854.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description CWA, Local 1031
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft

Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at:

Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP


Minimum Education and Experience

• Requires a Master’s degree or terminal degree in a related field from a regionally accredited college or university.
• A minimum of five years experience in teaching and/or administrative, and working with children and adolescents in general and/or special education.
• Applicants possessing a degree in Social Work must have an active New Jersey certification/licensure as required by the State Board of Social Work.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• A certificate of Eligibility or Standard Certification as a 6A9-12.4 School Administrator or 6A:9-12.5 Principal required.
• Requires a New Jersey administrative certificate in accordance with the requirements of N.J.S.A. 18A:27.1 et seq., and N.J.A.C. Title 6 Chapter 11, with principal endorsement (N.J/A.C. 6:11-9.3 and 9.5).
• Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of learning differences, curriculum development and program evaluation, child growth and development, effective instructional strategies, classroom management, learning assessment and diagnosis, and research related to learning.
• Demonstrated ability to work productively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience in working with children with significant emotional and behavioral challenges preferred.

Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment

• The employee needs to be physically active and be on feet most of the day. Duties may involve running and playing active games with children and/or adolescents (ages 3 ½ – 21 years), driving mini vans or other vehicles. Upon the completion of training, must be physically capable of safely providing personal restraint to agitated children.

• The work environment consists of an office with moderate noise, is fast paced and intense. May be required to manage an agitated patient.

Special Conditions

• Hold a valid driver’s license with no serious violations.

Posting Details

Posting Number 17ST2972
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Piscataway (RBHS)
Location Details

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address:

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Master's degree or terminal degree in a related field from a regionally accredited college or university?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have at least five years of experience in teaching and/or administration as well as working with general and/or special education children and adolescents?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you hold a certificate of Eligibility or Standard Certification as a School Administrator or Principal?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application