Creswell School District seeks a creative, organized, and knowledgeable Director of Special Services.
Open until filled. Application screening begins September 2nd.
The Director of Special Services provides leadership, coordination, improvement and oversight of federal programs, early learning programs, special education programs and related services for students with disabilities. The Director of Special Services also supports school administrators, school counselors, school psychologists, and behavior specialists.
POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES AND EXAMPLE OF JOB DUTIES
Ensures that federal and special education programs and services operate within district and state goals and within state and federal guidelines.
Provides instructional leadership, intervention strategies, and curricula recommendations to ensure the achievement of high standards and accountability in the implementation of district goals and programs.
Engages with the District Administrative Team to guide implementation of an aligned K-12 system – supporting student learning and professional development with administrators, teachers, and support staff.
Serves as advisor to building administrators and staff regarding special education processes and/or procedural questions.
Provides leadership and support in the recruitment, screening, hiring and evaluation of special education personnel in collaboration with building principals and staff.
Develops, directs, and coordinates a program of professional development activities for special education personnel.
Maintains effective, positive communication with parents, guardians, patrons, students and staff.
Ensures effective evaluation and systemic review of instructional and operational programs by overseeing the assessment of student growth and progress on IEPs.
Develops, manages and monitors special services budgets, contracts, and staffing for all special services programs.
Responds to questions or concerns from parents, guardians, and students in a sensitive and timely manner.
Updates policies and procedures on file with the Oregon Department of Education; updates district procedural manuals. Keeps records, reports, and ledgers to comply with assurances and audit requirements.
Coordinates activities related to periodic Oregon Department of Education monitoring of special education and federal programs and services.
Attends school, community, and district meetings, events, and activities.
ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS – SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
Federal and State laws affecting school programs for students with disabilities
Effective instructional strategies and interventions for students with disabilities
Diversity and equity supports for students and staff
Issues related to achievement and opportunity gaps
Disproportionate discipline and referrals
Systemic approaches to organizational change and improvement
Response to Intervention processes and strategies
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
GENERAL PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS
Performs duties in a courteous and efficient manner that builds confidence of staff, students, and the public.
Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with school personnel, parents/guardians, students, and the public – working collaboratively as a team member.
Maintains regular attendance at work and work activities and is punctual in meeting deadlines, attending meetings, and following a schedule.
Carries out work responsibilities effectively and with strong organizational skills under pressure of deadlines, difficult situations, interruptions, and new or emergent conditions.
Respects confidential information and the privacy of students, staff, and parents or guardians.
Develops job skills necessary to meet changes and demands of the position and profession.
Writes and speaks clearly and concisely to a variety of audiences.
Values and promotes diverse perspectives, skills and approaches among colleagues, staff, students, parents or guardians and the community.
Compiles, analyzes, interprets, and summarizes data and reports that can be shared with staff, colleagues and the community.
Minimum of five years of experience in public education, including teaching or supervision in special education or related service fields.
EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION
Master’s degree with specialization in special education or related services
Valid license in school administration
Confident and competent in technology and instructional applications
Leadership or Director Experience
Federal Programs Experience
School Psychology Experience
Medicaid Billing and Reimbursement Experience
Bilingual language skills (Spanish highly desirable)
Knowledge of Health Services
SALARY AND BENEFITS
2019-20 Salary range $67,090 - 74,055.20 (220 day contract)
District paid PERS
Other Benefits per Administrative Agreement
(Note: Additional application items may be requested after initial screening.)