Director, Special Services - Easton School District

Posted: Continuous 2013-01-21
Available: 07/01/2013 Closes: 02/28/2013
Easton Schools
 

Requirements:

  • CT Certification in Administration and Supervision (092)
  • CT Certification in Comprehensive Special Education, K-12 (065 or 165)
  • Demonstrated leadership ability in special education services

Salary & Benefits:  In accordance with the Easton Intermediate Administrators' Association bargaining unit agreement.

 

Service Orientation

The Director, Special Services must have a genuine interest in serving the school community of students, faculty, and parents. He/she must be sincerely committed to the welfare of the school community as well as capable of the self-reflection required for individual growth and school leadership.  He/she must be able to promote a school culture featuring collaboration and professionalism in the service of student learning and continuous improvement.

 

Professionally Knowledgeable

The Director, Special Services must be well versed in special education law and effective instructional practices as well as in collecting and interpreting evidence of student performance and program needs.  He/she must be an effective communicator and empathic listener. He/she must be able to understand multiple perspectives and broker common understandings and must be able to foster healthy relationships between school and home through problem-solving that emphasizes common interests.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and evaluate special education teachers, social workers, psychologists, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech pathologists and assistive technology specialist
  • Coordinate, monitor and evaluate programs to ensure appropriate articulation and sharing of services
  • Serve as liaison and compliance officer with the state for special education and other special grant programs
  • Function as advisor to staff members, students and parents on special education concerns
  • Work under the direction of the superintendent to establish policies and regulations to coordinate the operation of all special education services
  • Chair PPTs and represent the Board of Education in all due process proceedings
  • Provide and monitor contracted assessment and services in all related service areas (speech, auditory processing, psychiatric and psychological counseling, special transportation, placement in other public and private facilities)
  • Supervise submission of the IDEA grant
  • Develop and supervise the Child Study Team, Student Assistance Team and Planning and Placement Team process

Applications will only be accepted online at the District Web site:  www.er9.org

A direct link to the application page is http://www.applitrack.com/er9/onlineapp/

 

Applications must include:

  • Formal letter of application
  • Resume
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Copy of most recent evaluation
  • Transcripts of post-secondary education
  • Copy of CT certification 

Application Deadline:  February 28, 2013

 

Date Posted:  January 21, 2013 

The Easton Board of Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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