Escondido Union High School District, Director of Special Education, Salary: $124,944-$141,310 + stipends, 219 work days, ADA 7200, Grades 9-12 + Transitions, Apply at www.edjoin.org, Deadline: April 7, 2019. Contact info: Dr. Olga West, firstname.lastname@example.org.
NATURE OF WORK
Under the direction of the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services, responsible for the leadership, administration, and supervision of the District’s special education staff, programs, and services.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Provides technical assistance and support to administrators in the coordination of activities of teachers and other staff providing home or school instruction, evaluation services, job placement, or other special education services to physically, mentally, emotionally, or neurologically disabled students by performing the following duties.
Directs special education programs and services for all students with disabilities and ensures that students have access to the District’s special education program including the core and intervention curriculum.
Reviews referrals and diagnoses and participates in conferences with administrators, staff, parents, students, and other concerned parties to formulate recommendations for student placement and provision of services in the least restrictive environment, adhering to all legal mandates and timelines.
Plans and conducts in-service training and staff activities for Special Education staff. Gives technical assistance and support in areas such as assessment, curriculum development, use of materials and equipment, and management of student behavior.
Assists in the recruitment, and hiring of special education staff, workability staff, and ensures alignment to the programs’ guidelines in accordance with the instructional PSU allocations.
In coordination with Business Services, develops, monitors, supervises and manages all aspects of the annual budgets for Special Education and coordinates budget requests with individual schools relative to instruction and staffing.
Oversees, coordinates, and directs the following programs and staff to ensure compliance: Medical Administration Activities program (MAA), Section 504 services, START program for adult students with disabilities, Home Hospital Program, and school and district nursing staff and services.
Works with Director of Transportation to coordinate transportation for Special Education and students with disabilities.
Prepares reports as required by district, county, state or federal agencies.
Oversees the monitoring of IEPs for students to assure that meetings are conducted within the timelines and in the manner prescribed by federal, state and local guidelines.
Maintains a management information system and student files to assure compliance with the IEP and assessment process for current and former students served in the special education program.
Manages, facilitates, participates, and represents the district in all matters of complaints, mediation, due process, hearings, and dispute resolution with parents and/or guardians, their advocates, legal teams, the California Department of Education and the Office of Civil Rights pertaining to students with disabilities, their services, and any issue related to the Special Education Program.
Maintains an inventory of equipment and materials available for use within the special education program that has been purchased by the school district for special education
Represents the District at all SELPA meetings and/or operations and at regional and state level meetings.
Attends and participates in meetings as requested and performs other duties as assigned.
Directly supervises staff assigned to the District Service Center, support staff in Special Programs such as Workability, and Special Education staff who work at more than one location. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, selection recommendations, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; commending and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
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 completion of postgraduate program or exam.
Minimum of two years of experience in school administration.
Teaching and/or counseling experience in secondary education environment, preferably with Special Education students, is required.
Working knowledge of Microsoft computer applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
Applicable local, state, and federal policies and laws that govern teaching and specifically special education.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, 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 of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
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.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
California Administrative Credential
California Teaching Credential
Valid Driver’s License, automobile registration, and automobile insurance
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 and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
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 work environment is generally an indoor office setting with occasional work conducted in outdoor learning environments. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The individual assigned to this position must have a commitment to the success of Special Education students and their parents, including an understanding and sensitivity to educational differences. Must be able to provide encouragement, support, resources and assistance to all students and staff within the program. Must be committed to meeting deadlines and accurately maintaining records as required by law. As a representative of the Escondido Union High School District, this individual must present a professional, helpful, cooperative image at all times.
Additional Salary Information: Stipends for Masters and Doctorate
About Escondido Union High School District
Welcome to the Escondido Union High School District. More than 7200 students attend classes at EUHSD. Another 6,500 individuals are enrolled throughout the year in Adult Education classes.
EUHSD supports three comprehensive high schools — Escondido, Orange Glen, and San Pasqual — in addition to Valley (Continuation) and Del Lago Academy. You can learn more about each campus in the Schools section of our Website. www.euhsd.org
A wide range of college preparatory, vocational and special education courses are offered by EUHSD. These courses prepare today’s students to attend the nation’s universities and community colleges, or to enter the workforce immediately after graduation.
Graduation is authorized by the EUHSD Board of Education. A diploma is granted to all students who have earned a minimum of 230 semester units of credit from the adopted course of study during grades 9–12.
We are proud to have one of the county’s oldest schools (Escondido High, founded in 1894), and also one of the newest campuses (Del Lago Academy, opened in Fall 2013). For over 120 years, generations of students have been inspired, guided and at times gently nudged to reach for the stars. Whethe...r in the classroom, library, Learning Center, lunch room or on the field, every student deserves the chance to develop knowledge and skills that will prepare them for a successful future. With Advanced Placement, Independent Study, after school enrichment, career exploration, and college/career technical programs available on every campus, opportunities are abundant. No matter which campus you choose (Escondido, Orange Glen, San Pasqual, Valley or Del Lago Academy) you will find a unique learning environment in which students can truly thrive.