DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL EDUCATION, GATEWAY COLLEGE PREPARATORY SCHOOL (#388)

Orenda Charter Schools

Orenda Education

Georgetown, Texas (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3184185
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted: October 8, 2019
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY:
The function of the Special Education Director is to provide, within legal and professional standards, an organizational framework in which efficient and appropriate special education programs can be delivered to students with exceptional educational needs.

SCOPE: The Director of Special Education is responsible for the development, placement, implementation and evaluation of programs and services for students with disabilities.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Assist, support, and supervise the planning, development, and teaching in a program designed to meet special education needs.

• Coordinate and supervise the day-to-day operation of special education programs.

• Participate in parent conferences and training.

• Collaborate with campus principals to supervise and evaluate special education staff performance and program suitability.

• Assist the evaluation-team in evaluating students and placing them in appropriate programs.

• Recommend changes and/or modifications to various special education programs.

• Conduct special education faculty meetings. Recommend materials, approaches, and methodology to teachers of students with special education needs.

• Serve as a liaison between special or regular education teachers and with community/postsecondary agencies involved in programming for individual children with disabilities.

• Assess the needs for staff development. Provide in-service for staff on special education topics.

• Establish and oversee the record keeping methods that are required for students in pupil services/special education programs. Maintain a system of uniform record keeping for various disability areas.

• Prepare all forms that are required to insure legal compliance with the state and federal laws that pertain to special education. Administer all aspects of state and federal law.

• Prepare all reports required concerning pupil services/special education.

• Submits annual reports concerning pupil services and special education to the District PEIMS Coordinator and COO.

• Records, compiles, and submits data for Residential Facility (RF) Tracker and State Performance Plan (SPP) Indicators.

• Keeps supervisor informed of his/her responsibilities concerning compliance with all laws, regulations and administrative rules that affect special education/pupil service programs.

• Consults with district administration on legal concerns; parent/student issues.

• Oversees the recruiting, interviewing, and hiring of special education staff.

• Coordinates special education home bound and in-home instruction programs.

• Supervises program delivery by related service staff including speech language therapists, school psychologists, occupational therapists, and counselors.

• Coordinates the Special Education Identification Process as required by IDEA including district RtI process.

• Assists with coordinating and overseeing state assessments for special education students in the district and in special education programs.

• Oversees district 504 and dyslexia program including following all timelines, state requirements, and federal requirements.

• Participates in the budget process for state and federal funds. Prepares the application for IDEA federal funds and all corresponding reports including Maintenance of Effort.

• Oversees special education budget including revenue and expenses.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Salary: $62,118 to $80,753 Per Year
  • Job Categories: Administrator > Director/Coordinator/Manager
    Administrator > Special Education Director
  • Welcome to Orenda Charter Schools!

    Orenda Charter Schools Administration and two of its campuses, Gateway College Preparatory School and Gateway Tech High School are located in Georgetown, TX which is about 40 miles north of central Austin, TX. Orenda has 3 other campuses located in Goldthwaite, Belton, and Kingsland, TX. Learn more about us...


    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Orenda Education is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

      • Education/Certification
      Master’s or doctorate degree in education
      Valid license in school psychology (LSSP) or Educational Diagnostician Certification
      • Experience
      Minimum of three years experience in special education with administrative responsibilities
      Demonstrated successful experience in instructional leadership roles
      • Special Knowledge/Skills
      Demonstrates knowledge of state and federal guidelines for special education and 504 including testing protocol and interpreting
      results.
    • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

    Contact Information

    • Teresa Moreno, Director of Human Resources
    • 2951 Williams Drive
    • Georgetown, Texas 78628
    • Phone: 512-869-3020
    • Fax: 512-869-3030
    • Email: click here

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