Mrs. Husted

Experience

 

August 2003-Current           Charleston County School District St. John’s High School

Special Education Teacher

  • Provide educational instruction in a self-contained classroom setting
  • Develop and implement best practice teaching methods
  • Demonstrate educational leadership in the field of special education and within the autism spectrum of disorders
  • Provide professional resources to parents and other professionals and advocate for individuals with autism
  • Department Chair of Special education department at St. Johns
  • Mentor to assigned teachers at school
  • Teacher of the Year 2004-2005
  • Child Find Coordinator for St. Johns High School
  • Highly Qualified as of 07/01/2006: Elementary Ed Curriculum Instruction and Assessment and Education of students with Mental Retardation

August 2002-2003                Charleston County School District   Student Support Services

Autistic Itinerant Teacher

  • Provided Autistic Itinerant services to District #4 and District #10
  • Consulted with classroom teachers to provide appropriate curriculum and implement best practice when teaching individuals with autism
  • Completed Childhood Autistic Rating Scale on identified children entering school system for determining eligibility to receive autistic support services under the state department of education guidelines
  • Applied Behavior Analysis Trained CCSD
  • Picture Exchange Communication System Trained (PECS)
  • Supervised Applied Behavior Analysis therapy programs implemented for individuals eligible for this type of behavioral intervention
  • Provided support to other professionals and community providers with the regard to understanding the educational and vocational needs of individuals with autism

May 2001-2002          Disabilities Board of Charleston County, S.C.

Director of Quality Assurance, Compliance, and Risk Management

  • Investigate, Review, and Resolve Consumer Grievances
  • Investigate, Review, and Resolve consumer Medical Concerns
  • Conduct, Review, and Resolve External and Internal Survey Concerns
  • Conduct, Review, and Resolve Personal Outcome Measure Surveys
  • Disseminate Appropriate Agency Policy and Procedures to Consumers, Families, and Employees
  • Coordinate Quality Assurance and Compliance Committee
  • Investigator of Internal and External Allegations of Abuse
  • Coordinate Risk Management Office and Track Trends
  • Responsible for the direct supervision of the Director of Nursing and therapeutic services staff
  • Responsible for the monitorship of quality delivery of health care and habilitation services to individuals with developmental delays (birth to death)
  • Implemented internal quality assurance surveys
  • Coordinated and monitored plans of corrective action
  • Responsible for the OSHA Compliance plan and employee training program
  • ADA Compliance Officer
  • Coordinator and Trainer for the Consumer Review Panel
    • Co-Administrator for the Charles Webb Center

 

1997–2001                    Disabilities Board of Charleston County , S.C.

Director of Children Services and Health Care Standards

  • Director of the Charles Webb Center
  • Responsible for the administration of early childhood program, grants, personnel, budget, and community relations
  • Responsible for regulatory compliance for the different programs operated by the Disabilities Board
  • Coordinates services with Baby net, ABC, DSS, and Family Support Services Department of the Board
  • ADA Compliance Officer
  • Coordinator and Trainer for the Consumer Review Panel

 

1993–1997                    Disabilities Board of Charleston County, S.C.

Director of Quality Assurance and Health Care Services

  • Responsible for the direct supervision of the Director of Nursing and therapeutic services staff
  • Responsible for the monitorship of quality delivery of health care  and habilitation services to individuals with developmental delays ( birth to death)
  • Implemented internal quality assurance surveys
  • Coordinated and monitored plans of corrective action
  • Responsible for the OSHA Compliance plan and employee training program
  • ADA Compliance Officer
  • Coordinator and Trainer for the Consumer Review Panel
  • Backup Administrator for the Charles Webb Center

 

1991–1993                    Department of Health and Environmental                                      Control, Columbia, S.C.       

Health Facility Survey Supervisor

  • Conducted annual compliance surveys for federal Medicaid programs for the developmentally delayed (schools, day programs, residential facilities)
  • Conducted abuse investigations reported to state agency
  • Coordinated survey process with Medicaid providers

 

 

 

1990–1991                    Department of Disabilities and Special Needs                                         

Coastal Center Unit Director

  • Developed habilitation plans for both school age and adults with severe developmental delays in a 32-bed residential unit
  • Monitored educational services provided by the school district
  • Maintained an excellent regulatory survey track record
  • Coordinated therapeutic services
  • Supervisory duties over 32 staff, including 3 LPNs

 

1988–1991                    Babcock                                       Columbia, SC

Residential Administrator

  • Responsible for the coordination of services, educational and therapeutic for 16 individuals residing in a residential facility for the mentally retarded
  • Responsible for resolving school district and agency concerns
  • Assisted agency with the opening of new facilities licensed by both state and federal agencies (DHEC, HCFA)

 

 

1986-1988                           North Charleston Elementary School

Special Education teacher for self-contained autistic students