Description: The Assistant Superintendent of Special Education is responsible for the supervision and evaluation of district special education programs. The Assistant Superintendent of Special Education must possess a working knowledge of all Illinois regulations and federal laws that govern special education.
ESSENTIAL PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Designs, implements and supervises the delivery of Special Education programs to meet the specific needs of the students and the District by insuring the availability of a continuum of appropriate services
2. Assures that Special Education programs are in compliance with district, state and federal guidelines governing special education
3. Recommends to the Associate Superintendent for Education the formulation of new procedures and alternate ways of implementing existing policies/procedures for the implementation of special education services
4. Monitors the process for conducting IEP conferences consistent with state and federal guidelines
5. Monitors full and complete evaluation (case study) quality and implementation of eligibility criteria
6. Responsible for placement and monitoring of students placed in parochial/private schools, SEDOL programs, private day placements and residential placements
7. Directs the Special Education Supervisors (Supervisors), as needed, in the provision of special education services, academic programming, personnel issues, etc.
8. Reviews and approves staff purchases and workshop/conference requests in collaboration with the Supervisors
9. Completes all required state and federal reports for Special Education
10. Completes, files and monitors all special education grants including but not limited to IDEA Part B, Part B Preschool and Pre School For All grants
11. Collaborates on curriculum, workshops and RTI with the Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning
12. Supervises Extended School Year programs
13. Conducts regularly scheduled meetings with the Supervisors
14 Conducts evaluation of all Supervisors on an annual basis per prescribed evaluation procedures
15. Monitors the delivery of assistive technology services
16. Works with the Director of Technology and the Information Systems Manager to identify data collection, storage and reporting needs as they relate to student achievement of students with special needs
17. Provides guidance to Supervisors, school administrators, general education and special education staff on strategies and methods that benefit all students with special needs
18. Communicates with Principals and Assistant Principals with regard to recommended special education needs, programs and instructional services
19. Recruits, screens, assigns, and trains all Special Education and support staff in consultation with the Supervisors and the Associate Superintendent of Education
20. Evaluates assigned staff following District’s policies and procedures
21. Develops and utilizes appropriate remediation plans for staff members as needed
22. Keeps accurate documentation for retention, promotion or dismissal of staff
23. Maintains accurate data for use in record keeping of Special Education information
24. Establishes and coordinates an IEP management system, as needed
25. Reviews completed IEP conference reports and individual educational plans to insure compliance with the law
26. Directs the development of appropriate staff development activities regarding the implementation of all state and/or federal laws or regulations
27. Reviews schedule of annual reviews conducted by the Supervisors
28. Provides technical assistance to instructional, support staff and administration in regulatory functions of Special Education
29. Remains current in any regulatory changes and inservices staff on these changes
30. Coordinates special education mediations and due process hearings
31. Performs duties as the District 504 Coordinator
32. Coordinates the planning and implementation of special needs preschool screenings for at risk and early childhood programs
33. Coordinates services of outside social service agencies that may function within the school
34. Oversees the process of children in early intervention transitioning from Part C services to Part B services
35. Coordinates independent student evaluations such as psychiatric, bilingual, and neurological assessments
36. Assumes responsibility for professional growth through participation in professional organization, attendance at conventions, in-services, advancedcourses, etc.
37. Participates in Leadership Team Meetings and other meetings as required or appropriate
38. Serves as a member of committees and attends such meetings as directed by the Associate Superintendent for Education or Superintendent
39. Provides assistance to parents on issues regarding special education services and/or complaints
40. Develops and manages program budgets in consultation with the Associate Superintendent for Education
41. Manages state and federal reimbursement procedures for Pupil, Personnel, Orphanage, Summer State Aid Claim, Summer Orphanage, Fee for Service and Medicaid reimbursements
42. Remains abreast of developments and innovations in the field by reading current literature, attending professional society and association meetings and conferences, and discussing developments and problems of mutual interest with others in the field
43. Attends meetings, workshops, seminars and conventions as assigned by the Superintendent
44. Performs such other tasks and assumes such other responsibilities as may be assigned by the Associate Superintendent for Education or the Superintendent
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Technical: Demonstrated skills in writing, editing and public speaking. Experience with social media and emerging technologies. Competent in databases, spreadsheets, Microsoft Office, Google platforms, etc.
Interpersonal: Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with staff, parents, students, businesses and community. Strong organization, communication and interpersonal skills. Comprehensive strategic thinking and rapid problem-solving skills to effectively handle crisis communications. Ability to cope with deadline pressures. Creative problem solver. Ability to facilitate meetings efficiently. Empathetic, humanistic and open-minded. Strong sense of teamwork. Strategic thinker. Must be able to make difficult decisions that impact the organization in a positive sense. Must be able to work harmoniously with the community, students, parents, staff, and administration, etc. Must exhibit sound judgment in dealing with people. Must have strong organizational skills.
DISTRICT CORE COMPETENCIES: 1. Support the establishment of mutual respect and equal human dignity across the entire school community. 2. Welcomes inclusion, equity and diversity. 3. Have an unwavering commitment to the success of all students. 4. Understanding that your identity may be different than students, parents, and staff, you are willing to put those differences aside for the success of all students. 5. Regardless of the identities of students, staff, or parents, works collaboratively to build a successful relationship with them. 6. Willingly anticipate, identify and adopt change. 7. Engage in all job-related interactions and activities, with contacts from within and outside the District, in a courteous and professional manner. 8. Communicate with styles that are approachable and respectful. 9. Participate in professional development and training to become more effective and efficient. 10. Take initiative to manage multiple tasks. 11. Effectively organize work to be as productive as possible.
Manual Dexterity: Work requires definite skilled and accurate physical operations requiring some closely coordinated performance.
Physical Effort: Work requires handling average weight materials or equipment, but not for sustained periods. Travel to schools and seminars as needed.
Working Conditions: Some exposure to definitely disagreeable elements may exist.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time position, twelve month (260-Days), Exempt Status
HOW TO APPLY: Internal applicants should apply online and attach a resume to the online application. External applicants should apply online at www.dist50.net and submit three letters of recommendations, resume, and transcript(s) to the online application.
All applicants: Applicants are instructed to deal specifically with qualifying factors mentioned in the preceding paragraphs. All applicants must be willing to interview in person and demonstrate skills through a situational analysis. Applicants will be contacted within three weeks if invited for an interview. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.
Further information regarding this position may be obtained by contacting:
CONTACT PERSON: Dr. Lori Casey Associate Superintendent of Education email@example.com (847) 596-5630
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sunday, February 2, 2020
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. License: A. Required - Professional Educator License (Administration) at least three areas of special education endorsements. B. Preferred – Illinois Professional Educator License with endorsements in Director of Special Education and at least three other areas of special education.
2. Education: A. Required – Master’s Degree B. Preferred – Doctorate
3. Experience: A. Required – A minimum of ten (10) years experience or 5 years teaching experience and 5 years administrative experience required. B. Preferred – A minimum of ten (10) years experience or 5 years teaching experience and 5 years administrative experience in a public school setting preferred.
Internal Number: 1573
About Woodland School District 50
Woodland School District 50 is an Equal Opportunity Educator/Employer. We are committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and educational environment by hiring individuals who support and contribute to the diversity and excellence of our student and academic programs through their teaching and service to our students, parents and the community we serve.
If you welcome inclusion, equity and diversity, have an unwavering commitment to the success of all students, embrace and celebrate the individuality of our student population with respect to race, ethnicity, and economic status, and seek to celebrate the cultures that contribute to making our district so rich, please join our team! Minority candidates encouraged to apply.