POSITION TITLE: DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL SERVICES
REPORTS TO: SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS
SUMMARY: The Director of Special Services has system wide responsibilities for a variety of pupil service programs within the district.
Included in such responsibilities are special education, guidance, speech/language, social work and school psychology services, occupational and physical therapy and the general overseeing of the student record keeping process. The individual will have direct responsibility in the supervision and evaluation of all Special Services staff.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Other duties may be assigned.
Shall supervise and coordinate all pupil personnel services from pre-school through Grade 12 inclusive.
Shall be responsible for interpreting the functions of pupil personnel specialists to administrators, teachers, parents and public at large.
Shall prepare and manage the annual pupil personnel budget needs for the city.
Shall prepare and manage federal and state entitlement and competitive grants pertaining to Special Services.
Shall participate in the recruitment, selection and assignment of all pupil services personnel.
Shall initiate and coordinate in-service training activities related to his/her area working in conjunction with the district's professional development plan.
Shall be responsible for establishing good working relationships with the various agencies and offices within the community that offer special help to pupils and their parents.
Shall prepare state, federal and local reports as required.
Shall interpret the philosophy and practices of the Special Education Department to administrators, staff and the public at large.
Shall cooperate with public and private agencies, organizations, and professional personnel in securing and providing services for children with disabilities.
Shall supervise and evaluate all staff in Special Services as well as assisting the Superintendent and Deputy Superintendent in the evaluation and supervision of other administrators in the BAPS and Non-Bargaining groups.
Shall provide professional supervision of the Guidance Program at all grade levels.
Shall supervise the collection and organization of pupil data pertinent to pupil personnel service.
Shall participate in district-wide activities, in-services and committees as appropriate.
Shall perform other functions as directed by the Superintendent.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees, planning, assigning, and directing work, appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees, addressing complaints and resolving problems.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: TO PERFORM THIS JOB SUCCESSFULLY, AN INDIVIDUAL MUST BE ABLE TO PERFORM EACH ESSENTIAL DUTY SATISFACTORILY.
THE REQUIREMENTS LISTED BELOW ARE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND/OR ABILITY REQUIRED. REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS MAY BE MADE TO ENABLE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES TO PERFORM THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Master's Degree and/or Sixth Year Certificate.
Minimum of five (5) years teaching experience.
Minimum of two (2) years experience in the special services area.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES & REGISTRATIONS:
Intermediate Administrative Certification.
Special Education or Pupil Personnel Certification
LANGUAGE SKILLS:Ability to read, analyze and interpret professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups, employees and the general public.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions and percentages. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and concrete variables.
Basic knowledge and experience with standard hardware and software applications. Ability to use computer for E-mail, word processing, accounting, databases and presentations.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory in specific field. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, parents, staff and the community.
Ability to speak clearly and concisely in verbal communication. Ability to convey ideas clearly and concisely in written format. Ability to perform duties with awareness of, and to adhere to, all district requirements and Board of Education policies and the State of Connecticut Educator Standards.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this 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 regularly required to sit, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.
Some occasional lifting or moving is required which normally would not exceed ten (10) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Some driving is required.
Frequent writing is required. Some extended hours and multiple demands from several people are frequently required of the employee.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the office work environment is usually very quiet. When working in a school environment the noise level may become moderate to loud.
Salary: As per negotiated contract
Date of Service: July 1, 2019
If you are currently employed by the Bristol Board of Education, please complete an internal application online and send a letter of interest, resume, (3) letters of recommendation, copy of your certification, and copy of your transcripts to Keri Coombs @ firstname.lastname@example.org in Human Resources.
All others please complete an online application at www.applitrack.com/bristol/onlineapp.
Bristol Public Schools