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Academic Teacher

Job Code:  242853
Facility: Poplar Springs Hospital
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: 
Minimum Education Required: Bachelor's Degree 
Skills: Health Care -> Behavioral Health, Education / Training
Category: Education
FTE: 1.0
Position Summary:

Poplar Springs Hospital, a 183 bed acute care and residential facility, is located in Petersburg, Virginia, 20 minutes south of Richmond and 50 minutes north of North Carolina. Situated on 25 acres, our serene, nature-like setting offers our patients a sense of calmness and peace. For more than 30 years Poplar Springs Hospital has been guided by its mission of helping those who need the full continuum of behavioral services. Our facility offers behavioral and psychological treatment for adults and adolescents through our acute programs, adolescent residential programs, sexually abusive youth services, as well as programs for active duty military.

The academic teacher participates as a member of the multi-disciplinary treatment team in provision on educational instruction to students.  The Teacher will provide classroom instruction with attendant documentation for both the facility record and for each student’s school system.  Operates under the guidelines of the program, regulatory agencies and the State Board of Education.  In most instances, class size is 6-10 students of ages 5 to 12 (Children) or 13 to 18 (Adolescents), however the Teacher also has Homeroom responsibilities.  Position duties include Referral Development activities and contact with school systems.  Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Virginia Teaching License
  • Currently certified in specific learning disabilities, emotional disturbance and intellectual disabilities and/or ED. 
  • Minimum Bachelor's degree
  • Demonstrated teaching ability in an inpatient psychiatric setting preferred 
  • Demonstrated ability to work with adolescents 13 to 18 years of age required


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