A successful candidate for Supervisor of Hearing, Language and Intensive Learning Support Programs will have extensive knowledge and experience working with local education agencies and leading teams in the implementation of evidence-based strategies for children from Birth-21 served in Hearing, Language, and Learning Support programming. The supervisor will be expected to manage multi-faceted programs with classrooms, personnel, and students in locations across Delaware County as well as be creative and flexible while providing services and supports to students with hearing loss and/or complex communication needs.
Manages and provides oversite to personnel and services as evidenced through comprehensive Evaluation Reports and IEPs.
Communicates with various stakeholders and community agencies; chair and participate on committees; assist in the development and coordination of public relations and marketing; serve as liaison to member school districts for the purpose of representing the Delaware County Intermediate Unit.
Coordinates program services and provides oversight of program operations by providing effective services to students and clients. Provides instruction to staff members working with children who are D/HH or speech-language Impaired using research based effective teaching strategies, appropriate materials, and resources for implementing educational experiences that support the development of literacy and communication competence.
Implements program services and provides oversight to ensure compliance with Delaware County Intermediate Unit board policies, administrative guidelines, division goals, PDE, and Federal, State and Local laws.
Maintains knowledge of current research and evidenced-based best practices for the purpose of developing, assessing and improving the program as well as maintaining compliance with all applicable policies, procedures, laws and regulations.
Oversees program related data collection and preparation (e.g. development and maintenance of data collection methodologies; data verification) for the purpose of submitting required reports for Federal, State and Local government.
Continuously monitors and evaluates resources for effective development of literacy and communicative competence in academic and non-academic contexts, including the child’s use of social skills, speech, AAC devices, visual assistive technologies, and/or auditory/oral competencies using hearing technologies (e.g. program equipment, materials, inventory) for the purpose of ensuring effective and efficient utilization.
Oversees the selection, assignment, orientation, evaluation, support, professional development, and supervision of program staff (e.g. maintaining staff records to include leaves of absence, leave requests, travel expenses, certification verification; staff payroll authorizations, contract implementation and terminations) for the purpose of providing program specific human resource management.
Prepares and oversees program budget and allocates funds (e.g. coordinates requests; allocates funds within budgetary fiscal restraints; implements budgetary control functions; adheres to all IU bidding and purchasing policies, regulations and procedures) for the purpose of providing program services aligned with the program budget.
Schedule a variety of activities, meetings and programs for the purpose of coordinating services.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology or Deaf Education, if a Speech-Language Pathologist must have Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC/SLP).
5 years of teaching or related professional experience in deaf education and/or speech-language education.
PDE Supervisor of Special Education Certification or Principal Certification.
Administrative or leadership experience highly preferred
Administrative experience with Federal and State Law, PA Standards and Regulations.
Proven strength in leadership, interpersonal, communicative, consultative, and collaborative skills.
Experience with curriculum, staff development, budgeting, and contracts.
Strong organizational, time management, and computer skills.
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About Delaware County Intermediate Unit
The Delaware County Intermediate Unit (DCIU) is a regional education services agency. It is our mission to provide leadership for the development of innovative and cost-effective programs to meet the needs of our county. DCIU serves more than 70,000 school-aged students and more than 6,000 educators on a regional basis. Direct instruction is provided to more than 15,000 students enrolled in DCIU’s Special Programs, Career and Technical Education and specialized programs. The Delaware County Intermediate Unit is one of Pennsylvania’s 29 regional educational agencies. Established in 1970 by the State Legislature, IUs were charged with providing services in seven areas: curriculum development and instructional improvement; educational planning services; instructional materials services (technology); continuing professional development; pupil personnel services; management services; and, state and federal agency liaison services. Over the years, DCIU grew to meet Delaware County’s needs by providing these and other services best offered on a regional basis such as special education, technical education, services to nonpublic schools and technology.Today, more than 40 years in the busi...ness of serving the needs of Delaware County, DCIU has grown to provide more than $125 million worth of services through the management of 60 programs.