NOW HIRING: Wilmington Public Schools Hiring Coordinator Of Special Education

WILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Public Schools recently posted the following job listing for a Coordinator of Special Education:

Posted: May 15, 2019

Application Deadline: Posted Until Filled

Starting Date: July 1, 2019

DESCRIPTION

  • Responsible for the development and coordination of system-wide Special Education Programming to meet the needs of all students in an educationally and fiscally responsible manner. Assists the Director of Student Support Services in the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of Special Education programming and oversight. Position requires collaboration with all disciplines within district (Human resources, Curriculum and Finance), parent communication and community/agency outreach. The Coordinator of Special Education is responsible for ensuring student Special Education needs are being met across the district, and that the district is in compliance with all DESE regulatory requirements.
  • Responsible for the development and oversight of procedures for referral, evaluation, services provision and placement of students with disabilities within the Wilmington Public Schools.
  • Oversees the development of Individual Education Programs (I.E.P.s) and establishes procedures for identification, service delivery and educational placement for eligible students.
  • Assists in the identification of and direction of out-of-district placements, monitoring and billing of special education students and transportation arrangements of these students.
  • Assists in the coordination and oversight of carrying out multi-disciplinary team decisions for all school placements, and Extended School Year programming.
  • Coordinates related service providers to ensure continuity of services throughout the district. Assists in the supervision and oversight of all related special education services such as physical therapy, adaptive physical education, occupational therapy, speech therapy, health education, and psychological and social work services together with the Coordinator of Behavioral Health and Director of Student Support Services.
  • Keeps current with research and evidence-based practices and all legal requirements governing special education. Ensures compliance with Tiered Focused Monitoring and Coordinated program and Indicator review expectations.
  • Collaborates with and is a resource to school based staff by providing purpose, technical direction and advice to administrators, building principals and instructional staff as they relate to the issues of legal compliance with mandated special education regulations and laws. Assists in the implementation of school policies to include students with disabilities. Recommends policies and programs essential to the needs of students with disabilities.
  • Maintains an effective liaison and communication with parent groups, staff members, community agencies, special education schools and programs, and other professional organizations relating to special education.
  • Assists in the budget development, financial oversight and monitoring of Special Education Programming, expenditures and needs.
  • Collaborates with the Director of Student Support to develop professional development programs targeting the Special Education department and staff needs and assists in the implementation of Universal Design for Learning district wide.
  • Collaborates in hiring and supervision of Special Education staff with building principals.
  • Assists in the supervision of all administrative, clerical, and support staff assigned to the Student Support Services Department.
  • Assumes other responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Student Support Services.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assists in the management of employees in the Student Support Services Department.
  • Assists in the evaluation of district wide and school based Student Support Services staff.
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the district’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include assisting in interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance and addressing complaints and resolving issues.

Position Type: Full-time

Positions Available: 1

Equal Opportunity Employer

Notice of Non-Discrimination

All educational and non-academic programs, activities and employment opportunities at Wilmington Public Schools are offered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, homelessness, age and/or disability, and any other class or characteristic protected by law.

Job Requirements

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum of a Master’s Degree from an accredited College or University with specialization in Special Education or a related field.
  • Valid DESE Certificate/License as Administrator of Special Education required
  • Previous leadership experience in Special Education preferred.

LICENSES, EXPERIENCE:

  • Valid DESE Certificate/License as Administrator of Special Education required
  • Valid DESE Teaching Certificate/License in moderate or severe special needs, or related.
  • At least five (5) years of experience in special education.
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

Application Questions

There are no application questions required for this job posting.

Contact Information

Alice Brown-LeGrand, Director of Student Support Services
182 Wildwood Street
Wilmington, Massachusetts 01887
Phone: 978-694-6032
Fax: 978-657-9764
Email: alice.brown-legrand@wpsk12.com

Apply for the job on SchoolSpring HERE.

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