Geary County USD 475
Director of Special Education
To enable students to derive the fullest possible educational
experience from school by promoting their sense of self and
by treating any psychological or mental health
Ability to maintain regular and
good work attendance and come to work on time.
Ability to work constructively
and cooperatively with others.
Ability to respond to
information requests in a courteous, timely and helpful
Ability to manage job
responsibilities while meeting established deadlines.
Ability to access, input, and
retrieve information from a computer.
Ability to maintain
confidentiality of student and staff information.
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
The employee performing the duties of this position is
frequently required to walk, sit, talk, hear, bend, stoop,
and reach. The employee may be occasionally required to
manually lift, move, or carry up to 35 pounds. The
employee is required to interact with staff and meet the
demands of several different people. The employee is
responsible for the work output of others. The employee
frequently works extended hours.
Vision abilities required by this job include
close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the
ability to adjust focus.
Assess difficulties of
referred students through appropriate testing and
Administer tests and recommend
placement for all exceptional and new students.
Help identify within school
all types of exceptional children.
Maintain case records on all
Conduct individual, group, or
facilitative therapy for children whose diagnosed problems
would benefit from behavior modification.
Confer with teachers and
parents whenever necessary.
Consult on special education
needs of mentally retarded, emotionally disturbed, and slow
Attend case conferences on
placement of individual students.
Serve as a consultant on
mental health topics for instructors in the school health
Interprets the school
psychological services to teachers and parents.
Prepare and submit required
reports on mentally retarded children and special education
Supervise special education
Cooperate with personnel of
community health and social welfare agencies.
Act as liaison between the
school and juvenile court.
Attend staff, professional and
Assist with in-service
training of school personnel.
Keep abreast of new
developments in the field.
192 day +(10 days per diem)
Commensurate with qualifications and
Job performance will be evaluated a minimum of
1 time per year.