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Director of Student Support Services (Position for the 2023-24 School Year)

McMinnville School District

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Job Title:  Director of Student Support Services

Salary Range:  Administrative Salary Schedule

Reports to:  Superintendent

Please note that this position is 235 days with 10 paid holidays, paid sick leave and paid flexible personal leave (3 days per year).  The McMinnville School District provides generous personal and family benefits including medical, dental and vision coverage.

Job Summary:

To provide leadership in the area of student support services to improve student achievement.

Essential Job Functions:

Provides leadership in the development and implementation of district guidance and counseling, health services, special education, and alternative education.

Provides direction for drug and alcohol prevention programs, district discipline (PBIS), Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) and plans the district emergency response procedures in cooperation with the superintendent.

Maintains current knowledge of rules, policies, regulations, statutes, and court rulings to assure that the district’s special education programs meet such requirements and standards.

Assumes responsibility for the collection, review, and submission of all forms and reports relative to areas of responsibilities to the administration, school board, and state agencies.

Works jointly with the Director of Finance in preparing and administering the budgets in areas of student services programs.

Assumes overall responsibility for the development, implementation and evaluation of all applications for federal funds in the area of special education.

Interprets the objectives and programs of special education services to the Board, administration, the staff, and the public at large.

Evaluates, on an ongoing basis, the district’s services for student needs.

Recommends policies and programs essential to the needs of children enrolled in student services programs.

Assumes responsibility for the supervision and evaluation of staff assigned for supervision.

Establishes effective liaison with the various offices and agencies within the community that may provide specialized or professional help to students and their parents and coordinates referrals to those offices.

Monitors the student records system to ensure that it is maintained in accordance with federal and state statutes and regulations and district policies.

Supervises preparation of reports and similar data necessary for reimbursement of special education.

Works jointly with the Director of Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment in designing alternative education opportunities for students.

Works jointly with the Director of Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment to develop Title I programs and monitor district supported teaching strategies and assessments.

Works jointly with the Director of Human Resources to ensure all staff are highly qualified in their assignments.

Responsible for being familiar with the school/district policies and procedures which govern the work.

Prompt and regular attendance is required.

Other Job Functions:

Performs other tasks as assigned.

Assists other personnel as may be required for the purpose of supporting them in the completion of their work activities.

Participates in various meetings and professional development activities for the purpose of sharing information and/or improving one's skills/knowledge.

Essential Job Requirements - Qualifications:

Vaccinated against COVID-19.
Valid Oregon Administrative License.

Minimum of three years of successful public school teaching experience.

Background in teaching, guidance, counseling, special education, health services and alternative education.

Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, staff and other agencies.

Knowledge of instruction, curriculum and assessment and strategies to improve student achievement.

Knowledge and understanding of regulations related to IDEA, 504, FERPA, and general school board policies.

Ability to facilitate improved student achievement for all student populations.

Knowledge and understanding of strategies to improve student behavior.

Ability to work cooperatively and harmoniously as a team member.

Ability to plan, organize, and work without close supervision.

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with District personnel and the public.

Maintains confidential information and the privacy of District staff, students, and families.

Carries out work responsibilities effectively under pressure of deadlines, interruptions, and new or emergency situations.

Ability to work with a diverse population.

Ability to respect confidential information.

Computer skills to include use of word processing programs, database programs and the Google Suite of products. 

Physical Demands:
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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to walk; sit; and use hands for fine manipulation, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and peripheral vision.                                        

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens.  The noise level in the work environment varies but is usually moderate.

Terms of Employment: Performance of this position will be evaluated annually in accordance with Board policy on evaluation of administrative staff.

Note:  The description contained herein reflects general details as necessary to describe the principle functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the workload.  Employees who hold this position may be asked to perform duties of other positions on the same classification level.

MSD believes that every individual makes a significant contribution to our success. The administration reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties as necessary that still reflect the essential functions of the department. It is our expectation that every employee will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of MSD’s goals.

McMinnville School District recognizes the diversity and worth of all individuals and groups.  It is the policy of this district and the board of education that there will be no discrimination or harassment of individuals or groups in any education programs, activities or employment.  McMinnville provides equal access to individuals with disabilities.

McMinnville School District provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, age, disability or genetics. For more information see District Policy GBA-Equal Employment Opportunity.

Reasonable accommodations for the application and interview process will be provided upon request and as required in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADA). Individuals with disabilities may contact the director of human resources for additional information or assistance. Speech/Hearing impaired persons may contact the district for assistance through the Oregon Telecommunication Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900 or 711.