Assist the Director of Special Services by providing administrative support to building administrators, individual special education teachers and teams.
PRIMARY JOB FUNCTIONS:
Conduct observations on licensed special education teaching staff. Work with building administration to address performance issues with staff as necessary.
Assist with the staffing process for special services licensed and non-licensed staff.
Assist with program options for high needs students.
Interview, hire and coach special education staff.
Assess and implement staff development needs for all special education staff.
Assist with workshop sessions for licensed special education staff
Conduct group and individual IEP training sessions as needed
Conduct team-building training as needed
Assist in administering and reporting on grants that have been awarded to the Special Services Department
Collaborate with building teams on program needs during the school year
Coordinate extended school year services for special education students
Collaborate with the Teaching & Learning Department to coordinate alternate assessments to qualifying students with special needs
Provide leadership in meeting the needs of special education students
Facilitate communication between parents and IEP teams during times of conflict
Assist with conciliation conferences and due process mediation and hearing sessions
Engage in District-level leadership activities and committees
Manage section 504 plans as needed
Other duties as assigned
JOB SPECIFICATIONS (EDUCATION, LICENSE, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES):
Current Minnesota teaching licensed in special education
Successful experience as a Special Education teacher
Proven leadership experience
Proven conflict resolution skills
Understanding of Minnesota special education standards
Proven experience with alternative assessments, accommodations, and curriculum modifications
Proven ability to access resources through special education funding and grants
Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
Proficiency in routine computer functions, including the use of email and Microsoft Word
Prompt, regular and reliable attendance
Communicates with students, parents, co-workers, supervisors, and the community in a positive and responsive way that is consistently welcoming and enhances effective work relationships.
Demonstrates an appreciation of diversity in all interactions and job functions.
MN licensure as a Director of Special Education or working towards licensure
Graduate degree in Special Education
Administrative experience with a large, growing, and diverse educational organization
Expertise in the continuous improvement monitoring process
Understanding of the issues facing public education and the provision of special services
Demonstrated leadership in developing positive partnerships with education stakeholders and other agencies
Experience with recruitment, hiring, supervising, and retaining staff
Knowledge of section 504
Experience with ECSE
Salary Range: $95,688.87-$102,960.00
Benefits: Competitive Benefit Packet - Medical and Dental
Equal Opportunity Employer
Job posting closes at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 15th
South Washington County Schools Isd 833