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Special Education Supervisor, 2021-2022 School Year - St. CloudArea School District 742

Posted on 2021-02-22 2:03:21 PM

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Start Your Online Application Now<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.applitrack.com%2Fisd742%2FOnlineApp%2FJobPostings%2FView.asp%3FAppliTrackJobId%3D5634&data=04%7C01%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7Cfd3af97e55804c4e78e708d8d76ce6c2%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C637496210014406518%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=4r8lUuqf6SrKsJle7aSrTFxxLEk32ZYT2uDIz8AbVKk%3D&reserved=0> POSITION: Supervisor of Special Education TYPE OF POSITION: 215-day contract Hours may vary based on program/building needs QUALIFICATIONS: Required: * Graduate degree in Special Education, Special Education Administration or a closely related field * Current possession or current eligibility of a Director of Special Education licensure from the Minnesota Department of Education * Three years teaching or relevant professional level school experience OTHER SKILLS: * Strong communication skills including writing, speaking and listening * Ability to work with diverse groups * Skill in team building and collaboration with a demonstrated ability to involve others in work and to inform others of processes, decisions and events * Considerable general knowledge of all areas of special education theory and practices, as well as state and national core academic standards for all students * Knowledge of state statute, federal laws and regulations regarding the needs and rights of students with special needs * Considerable ability to coordinate multiple programs meeting the special needs of a diverse student population * Excellent management and organizational skills, including skills unique to managing a school site program (such as a staff development plan or building a master schedule) * Demonstrated experience in instructional leadership in a department, school, or district POSITION SUMMARY: To supervise the district&#8217;s special education programs and facilitate the provision of appropriate services to students with special education needs. ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Assist Special Education Administration in planning, assessing, developing, and implementing special education due process procedures and/or special education programs * Maintain a high level of knowledge regarding special education issues, changes in the laws, and educational methods of teaching students with disabilities, for the purpose of managing effective special education programs * Provide leadership to staff, administrators, special education teams, and the community to ensure that all students with disabilities are served appropriately * Serves as a liaison between School Administrators and Special Education Administrators * Serves as a resource to district personnel and as a liaison to various agencies (e.g., district committees, interagency boards, regional and state committees, collaborative organizations) for the purpose of explaining procedures and conveying and/or receiving information as needed for the planning, developing, and evaluating of services related to special education * Prepares documentation and reports data for the purpose of providing written support, conveying information, and complying with state and federal regulations; assist in gathering documentation needed to defend due process complaints * Serves as the district administrative designee when teams are considering recommending an out-of-school programming placement for a student with special education needs to ensure compliance with policies required by state and federal regulatory requirements and uniformity between placement recommendations and the District's philosophy and mission * Supervises district special education staff * Assures that appropriate Individualized Education Programs are developed within required timelines; assists in implanting procedural safeguards * Assures the appropriateness of services and placements for students with disabilities * Assists in the preparation of Extended School Year (ESY) services for eligible students Work in collaboration with School Administrators to develop and maintain child find, identification, assessment, placement, and IEP development and review processes * Facilitates communication to keep building administrators involved and informed on special education services and issues * Coordinates work in partnership to ensure legal and regulatory compliance including due process and procedural safeguards * Assist in engaging staff in a comprehensive process to increase achievement for all students and to close achievement gaps; foster a culture of high expectations for all students * Provides technical assistance on legal and regulatory compliance in the area of special education * Assists in making critical decisions as it relates to student discipline and IEP development; collaborate in the evaluation of students&#8217; progress based on IEP goals and objectives * Assists in the development and implementation of meaningful systems for supervision of all certified and non-certified special education personnel including forecasting needs, recruiting, interviewing and recommending for hire; staff development, observation, evaluation of performance, and discipline; and interpreting the negotiated agreements, district policies, and building rules * Assists in the assessment of staff workloads and efficient scheduling of special education staff; make recommendations for change when needed * Serves as district representative at IEP team meetings; assist IEP teams with contentious meetings and parent relationships * Encourages ownership regarding special education issues and a collaborative non-categorical service model * Assists in conflict resolution with staff * Assists in the allocation of special education resources * Assesses the need for special education staff, transportation, equipment, services, outside evaluation, and student placement * Advocates for facilities and resources necessary for effective instructional programming * Oversees building and/or program budgets; ensures the resourceful utilization of instructional materials, supplies and equipment * Works with other supervisors to plan more effective use of resources Assists in providing professional development activities in order to increase knowledge and skills of special education staff, regular education teachers, administration, and support staff * Facilitates or co-facilitates special education department meetings in buildings and programs of assignment * Assesses the need, recommends and facilitates staff development activities; provide input to building/program and/or Special Education Administrators on staff development needs for staff and administration working with students with disabilities * Remains knowledgeable in current education best practices * Provides training and presents models in the development of IEP goals and objectives * Expects and supports the use of effective instruction by providing regular observation, feedback, and coaching of teachers * Collaborates with staff in the setting of annual goals * Collaborates with staffing needs, assessment and development of a non-licensed staff training program * Provides technological support for computerized IEP program Other duties as assigned All Employees of Saint Cloud School District 742 are responsible to support District goals, to work collaboratively and respectfully with diverse populations of staff, students and parents and to model and promote a welcoming working and learning environment. Employees are expected to support and adapt to change and to demonstrate commitment to continuous performance improvement. Employees are responsible to establish and maintain effective communication with students, teachers, support staff, colleagues and parents, respect confidential matters, encourage a safe and secure environment throughout the District, and to be dependable and accountable in the performance of their work. It is the prerogative of the District to assign staff so as to best meet the needs of the District. 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POSITION:                              
Supervisor of Special Education
 
TYPE OF POSITION:   
215-day contract
Hours may vary based on program/building needs             
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
QUALIFICATIONS:
Required:      
  • Graduate degree in Special Education, Special Education Administration or a closely related field
  • Current possession or current eligibility of a Director of Special Education licensure from the Minnesota Department of Education
  • Three years teaching or relevant professional level school experience        
                             
OTHER SKILLS:
  • Strong communication skills including writing, speaking and listening 
  • Ability to work with diverse groups 
  • Skill in team building and collaboration with a demonstrated ability to involve others in work and to inform others of processes, decisions and events 
  • Considerable general knowledge of all areas of special education theory and practices, as well as state and national core academic standards for all students 
  • Knowledge of state statute, federal laws and regulations regarding the needs and rights of students with special needs 
  • Considerable ability to coordinate multiple programs meeting the special needs of a diverse student population 
  • Excellent management and organizational skills, including skills unique to managing a school site program (such as a staff development plan or building a master schedule)
  • Demonstrated experience in instructional leadership in a department, school, or district
 
POSITION SUMMARY:
To supervise the district’s special education programs and facilitate the provision of appropriate services to students with special education needs.
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
Assist Special Education Administration in planning, assessing, developing, and implementing special education due process procedures and/or special education programs 
  • Maintain a high level of knowledge regarding special education issues, changes in the laws, and educational methods of teaching students with disabilities, for the purpose of managing effective special education programs
  • Provide leadership to staff, administrators, special education teams, and the community to ensure that all students with disabilities are served appropriately
  • Serves as a liaison between School Administrators and Special Education Administrators
  • Serves as a resource to district personnel and as a liaison to various agencies (e.g., district committees, interagency boards, regional and state committees, collaborative organizations) for the purpose of explaining procedures and conveying and/or receiving information as needed for the planning, developing, and evaluating of services related to special education
  • Prepares documentation and reports data for the purpose of providing written support, conveying information, and complying with state and federal regulations; assist in gathering documentation needed to defend due process complaints
  • Serves as the district administrative designee when teams are considering recommending an out-of-school programming placement for a student with special education needs to ensure compliance with policies required by state and federal regulatory requirements and uniformity between placement recommendations and the District's philosophy and mission
  • Supervises district special education staff
  • Assures that appropriate Individualized Education Programs are developed within required timelines; assists in implanting procedural safeguards
  • Assures the appropriateness of services and placements for students with disabilities
  • Assists in the preparation of Extended School Year (ESY) services for eligible students
Work in collaboration with School Administrators to develop and maintain child find, identification, assessment, placement, and IEP development and review processes
  • Facilitates communication to keep building administrators involved and informed on special education services and issues
  • Coordinates work in partnership to ensure legal and regulatory compliance including due process and procedural safeguards
  • Assist in engaging staff in a comprehensive process to increase achievement for all students and to close achievement gaps; foster a culture of high expectations for all students
  • Provides technical assistance on legal and regulatory compliance in the area of special education
  • Assists in making critical decisions as it relates to student discipline and IEP development; collaborate in the evaluation of students’ progress based on IEP goals and objectives
  • Assists in the development and implementation of meaningful systems for supervision of all certified and non-certified special education personnel including forecasting needs, recruiting, interviewing and recommending for hire; staff development, observation, evaluation of performance, and discipline; and interpreting the negotiated agreements, district policies, and building rules 
  • Assists in the assessment of staff workloads and efficient scheduling of special education staff; make recommendations for change when needed
  • Serves as district representative at IEP team meetings; assist IEP teams with contentious meetings and parent relationships
  • Encourages ownership regarding special education issues and a collaborative non-categorical service model
  • Assists in conflict resolution with staff
  • Assists in the allocation of special education resources
  • Assesses the need for special education staff, transportation, equipment, services, outside evaluation, and student placement
  • Advocates for facilities and resources necessary for effective instructional programming
  • Oversees building and/or program budgets; ensures the resourceful utilization of instructional materials, supplies and equipment
  • Works with other supervisors to plan more effective use of resources
Assists in providing professional development activities in order to increase knowledge and skills of special education staff, regular education teachers, administration, and support staff
  • Facilitates or co-facilitates special education department meetings in buildings and programs of assignment
  • Assesses the need, recommends and facilitates staff development activities; provide input to building/program and/or Special Education Administrators on staff development needs for staff and administration working with students with disabilities
  • Remains knowledgeable in current education best practices
  • Provides training and presents models in the development of IEP goals and objectives
  • Expects and supports the use of effective instruction by providing regular observation, feedback, and coaching of teachers 
  • Collaborates with staff in the setting of annual goals
  • Collaborates with staffing needs, assessment and development of a non-licensed staff training program
  • Provides technological support for computerized IEP program
Other duties as assigned
 
All Employees of Saint Cloud School District 742 are responsible to support District goals, to work collaboratively and respectfully with diverse populations of staff, students and parents and to model and promote a welcoming working and learning environment.  Employees are expected to support and adapt to change and to demonstrate commitment to continuous performance improvement.  Employees are responsible to establish and maintain effective communication with students, teachers, support staff, colleagues and parents, respect confidential matters, encourage a safe and secure environment throughout the District, and to be dependable and accountable in the performance of their work.
 
It is the prerogative of the District to assign staff so as to best meet the needs of the District.

St. Cloud Area School District 742 uses the applicant tracking system from Frontline Education to manage employment applications online



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