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Special Education Residential Dorm Manager

  • Job Tracking ID: 512693-794712
  • Job Location: Baltimore, MD
  • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
  • Level of Education: 2 year degree
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: November 11, 2021
  • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
  • Starting Date: ASAP

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Job Description:

SUMMARY : With supervision, assumes responsibility for the daily operation of a residential cottage program.

Essential Functions:

  1. Manages human, fiscal and material resources within dorm/cottage.
  2. Ensures programs are implemented and data collected as committed in IEP’s.
  3. Supports, trains and develops staff.
  4. Completes performance appraisals on staff.
  5. Ensures cross shift management, coverage, and consistency of programs.
  6. Ensures students' residential IEP compliance (attend meetings, write goals/objectives and progress reports, input into electronic IEP system.)
  7. Ability to push and pull in excess of 100 pounds, and to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance.

Work Schedule: 40 afternoon/evening hours, Sunday through Thursday with no scheduled meal break; flextime within the work day, work week and during times when school is not in session is frequently required. This position follows the standard 11 month school schedule.

Experience and Skills:


Knowledge, skills and general abilities:

  1. Associate’s Degree required; Bachelor’s Degree preferred. In lieu of degree, applicants with 3-5 years of related residential experience and a current RCYCP certification may be considered, contingent upon enrollment in a higher degree program within 6 months of employment.
  2. 1-3 years of experience leading staff in a residential program.
  3. Comprehensive knowledge of residential care theory and practice, and its application to educating and training students with multiple disabilities and visual impairments including blindness.
  4. Comprehensive knowledge of health and safety standards as applied to residential programs and facilities.
  5. Must be at least 21 years of age.
  6. MSB requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus by date of hire, with exceptions for approved medical or religious accommodations, in order to safeguard the health of our students, employees and their families from COVID-19 to the greatest extent possible. 


After six months in this position, the employee is required to have:

  1. Certification in CPR & first aid
  2. Completion of Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) Training.
  3. Residential Child and Youth Care Practitioner Certification.

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