JOB PURPOSE: Support the school's instructional program by directing SPED Teachers and the school's SPED program for children with educational disabilities in accordance with state law and regulations as well as CSUSA curriculum.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Supervise, direct and manage SPED Teachers and school's SPED program.
- Compile and review comprehensive evaluation data required to determine the appropriate eligibility of individual exceptional students.
- Assure confidentiality of any personally identifiable data.
- Provide consultant services to school-level staff which directly relate to the eligibility, placement and provision of services.
- Provide parent education information about types of programs, the locations of such programs, the district's policies and procedures for determining eligibility and placement, and their rights as a parent of an SPED student.
- Serve as liaison among Special Education student (SPED), regular education, and parents.
- Utilize resources from school(s), CSUSA, the district and the community
- Facilitate effective communication and articulation between school(s) staff members.
- Schedule and conduct Individual Education Plans (IEPs), Individual Transition Plans (ITPs), Family Support Plans (FSPs), and Education Plans (EPs) for exceptional students in accordance with state requirements.
- Assist with the development and implementation of inclusive procedures for CSUSA schools.
- Implement of least Restrictive Environment Instruction for SPED students.
- Provide technical assistance to schools in identification, evaluation/placement, and/or IEP, ITP, FSP, or EP disputes.
- Provide assistance in problem-solving.
- Travel to assigned CSUSA school sites as required.
- Report FTE data to appropriate bodies.
- Make recommendations for procedural and/or program improvement based on data analysis.
- Establish and maintain collaborative relationship with district's SPED department.
**MAY PERFORM OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED**
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
- Demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment toward the job and the mission of the company; support the company's values in the strategic areas of academic excellence, operational performance, superior culture, and financial health and growth, as outlined in the Employee Handbook.
- Work and interact with staff and relates to individuals at all levels of the organization; relate to individuals at all levels. As unique situations present themselves, the incumbent must be sensitive to corporate needs, employee goodwill, and the public image.
- Strong time management & organizational skills and the ability to prioritize wisely.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with teachers, students, parents, the community, and administrative staff.
- Establish excellent interpersonal skills between all constituents: being courteous, professional, and helpful; Oral (including presentations), Written, Interpersonal (active listening), Negotiating and Influencing.
- Ability to consistently be at work, be on time, follow instructions, respond to management direction and solicit feedback to improve performance.
- Proficient experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Student Information System (SIS).
- Look for ways to improve and promote quality and demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness. Strives to implement best practices.
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 functions.
- No physical exertion required.
- Required to sit for long periods of time.
- Somewhat stressful due to frequent student activity.
- Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force as frequently as needed to move objects.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- The noise level in the work environment is moderate; it may rise during periods of heavy student traffic.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
- Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with CSUSA salary and benefit policy. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be those established by Charter Schools USA.
- This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.
FLSA OVERTIME CATEGORY
Job is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Performance will be evaluated in accordance with Charter Schools USA Policy.
Human Resources retain the sole right and discretion to make changes to this job description. Any employee making changes unauthorized by the Human Resources Department will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination.
- BS/BA degree or equivalent experience.
- Master's degree from an accredited educational institution preferred.
- Certified in one area of Exceptional Education (two areas preferred).
- Minimum of three (3) years successful teaching experience.
- Effective instructional delivery techniques and excellent communication skills.
- Such alternatives to the above requirements as CSUSA may find appropriate and acceptable.
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