Assistant Director Of Special Services

Humboldt Unified School District Prescott Valley , AZ 86314

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DEPARTMENT: Special Services

REPORTS TO: Director of Special Services


SUPERVISORY DUTIES: Teachers, Related Service Providers, and Clerical Staff

APPROVED ON: xx/xx/2015

SUMMARY: Assists the Director by overseeing management and programming of the special education program. The Assistant Director is responsible along with the Director for the analysis of student achievement information and program evaluation, in support of District Board goals. Acts as the administrative designee for the Special Services Director to assist Special Services staff per established departmental and district policies, and state and federal requirements.


  • Secures staff in collaboration with Principals to provide services to special needs students per the Individualized Education Plans

  • Projects staff needs for the short and long term

  • Advises principals and teachers regarding the integration of special education classes and services in the total school program

  • Assists the Director to oversees extended school year services for eligible students

  • Assists the Director with special education students services who are Homebound, Home Schooled or Home-based

  • Attends IEP meetings which are contentious or litigious

  • Assist with Compiling and releases census data on all 18 categories under Federal Law to the State Department of Education using the October 1st child count

  • Assist with "Child Find" programs for the District

  • Assists the Director with monitors and establishes policies and procedures for all district, state, and federal regulations compliance

  • Maintains effective communication with staff, parents and the community, including meeting regularly with the parent advisory council

  • Assists with Investigations and resolves any grievances, mediations or due process claims under IDEA

  • Assists with Investigations and resolves any Office of Civil Rights complaints under ADA or Section 504 of the Rehab Act

  • Stays informed of current developments in the profession by attending professional meetings, reading professional journals and communicating with experts in the field

  • Monitors accuracy and compliance of Special Service students' paperwork

  • Ensures the eligibility and placement of students in special education programs

  • Evaluates the effectiveness of IEPs through classroom observation and conferencing as requested by site administrators, parents, and teachers

  • Assists with Special Education and related issues, in-services, and other related meetings for staff

  • Collaborates with the IEP team to develop IEP for each Special Education Program student

  • Train Alternative Assessment staff and oversee materials and assessment completion

  • Serves as SPED transportation monitor

  • Case manages students in Residential Treatment Centers (RTCs) or private day schools

  • Steps in as case manager when/if there are mid-year vacancies

  • Facilitates new student special education file transfers

  • Supports and trains staff with the IEP online program

  • Works closely in collaboration with site level administrators and district level administrators

  • Serves on district and community committees

  • Supports the Director with administrative functions

  • Assists in the evaluation of staff performance as assigned by the Director


  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state regulations

  • Knowledge of data usage, including collection, analysis, interpretation and reporting

  • Ability to do perform multiple administrative functions simultaneously

  • Ability to manage personnel

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

  • Knowledge and understanding of the continuous improvement process

  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing

  • Produce accurate work and complete assignments with minimal supervision

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of situations

  • Ability to work cooperatively and courteously with staff, students, parents and community members

  • Knowledge of applicable Federal and State laws, district procedures and Board policies

  • Ability to handle confrontation and conflict without an emotional response


Education & Experience:

  • Masters degree in Education or related field

  • Holds Arizona Administrative Certification and/or Valid Arizona Special Education Teacher Certificate

  • Has proven experience in special education teaching at the K-12 levels

  • Has administrative experience at the site or district level

  • Criminal justice/Fingerprint clearance

Computer Proficiency: Demonstrated general proficiency in computer programs such as Microsoft Excel, Word, Publisher and Outlook and job specific software programs

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to sit and occasionally stand and walk. The employee may be required to move ten pounds and could occasionally lift or move up to twenty-five pounds.


Indoor office environment. This position regularly works indoors. The noise level in the work environment is generally quiet to moderate and may become excessively noisy at times. Will have contact with employees, external agencies and the public.

Disclaimer: The duties and responsibilities identified in this position description are illustrative only and are in no way intended to be a complete list of activities that may be required of an incumbent. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individual currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

Shift TypeFull-TimeSalary RangePer YearLocationSpecial Services

Applications Accepted

Start Date03/01/2020

Job Contact

NamePatty BitsillyTitleSpecial Services DirectorEmailpatricia.bitsilly@humboldtunified.comPhone928-759-4040

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Assistant Director Of Special Services

Humboldt Unified School District