ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS/ DUTIES
The essential functions/duties include, but are not limited to the following:
- Provide clinical/educational leadership and oversight in the delivery of educational services at our New York City Early Education Center which includes SCIS classrooms
- Ensure clinical/educational policies and procedures are created/updated as needed with appropriate training of the administrative and teaching teams
- Work collaboratively with vendors to identify and utilize software applications and instructional materials
- Attend IEP meetings and coach the families through the IEP process
- Oversee transportation services for SCIS students
- Establishes, communicates, and executes on a philosophy of inclusion and related practices
- Leads and promotes high standards and expectations for students and staff for the purpose of driving academic achievement for students with disabilities
- Provides positive, collaborative leadership and participates in collegial problem-solving in a variety of situations and departments
- Creates a quality of service rubric for all special education programs and monitors progress towards excellence
- Has expertise in federal, New York State and local special education regulations and drives compliance systems and special education billing practices
- Collects, analyzes and summarizes data regarding the achievement of students with disabilities for the purpose of developing proposals to refine program design and/or instructional practices that would promote increased achievement results for students with disabilities and students in RTI
- Builds capacity in teachers and directors in creating individual behavioral supports for students, including BIPs and FBAs
- Provide administration with regular updates regarding special education team information, student data, parent, and CSE interactions
- Provide on-going meetings with Program Director and teacher teams to determine progress or concern regarding students plans
- Provides special education paraprofessionals and related service providers with training and materials, manages schedules, evaluates performance, and serves as the point person with agencies
- Manage the implementation of procedures for IEP development, placement, evaluation and re-evaluation of students with disabilities and maintains school-wide calendar to monitor timeline compliance
- Supports Program Director in overseeing delivery of instruction as indicated on IEPs to ensure an integrated service delivery system
- Regularly review IEPS to ensure that they are based on quantitative present levels of performance, curriculum standards, and content, and that they are relevant for each student
- Support Program Director in ensuring that teacher and related service provider reports are timely and of high quality
- Provide administrators with best practice, research-based curriculum to assist in the development of the academic program and supports deans in ensuring that teachers are implementing effective and appropriate curriculum
- Progress monitor SpEd and RTI instruction and address areas in need of improvement with Program Director and Executive Director.
- Work with Program Director and Executive Director and Principals to plan and deliver professional development sessions for staff
- Provides monthly reports to school leaders that include academic achievement, timeline compliance, and staff performance
- Promotes positive parent relationships, monitors communication to parents, and provides guidance in complex cases
- Facilitate discussions in all matters of dispute resolution (Due Process, MDRs, etc.) for the purpose of identifying appropriate actions/resolutions that ensures adherence to compliance and positive outcomes for students with disabilities.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
The items listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required:
- Expertise in the field of early childhood special education.
- Demonstrated leadership in management of teachers and related service providers.
- Strong public speaking skills.
- Excellent inter-personal skills.
- Experience utilizing clinical software applications and Microsoft Office software
- Masters Degree in Education
- NYS teaching certificate valid for classroom teaching services to students with disabilities, birth – grade 2, or certification in early childhood education, or possesses New York State certification or licensure in speech-language pathology, psychology, occupational or physical therapy or another related services field
- New York State certification as a School Building Leader or School District Leader or School Administrator/Supervisor.
- At least 5 or more years supervisory experiencein working with teachers and related service provider in CPSE
- Experience in facilitating trainings
Hiring Manager / Supervisor
69,000 - 74,000 /year