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Director of Special Education in Wallingford, CT at Catapult Learning

Date Posted: 9/17/2018

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HIGH ROAD SCHOOLS OF CONNECTICUT 

JOB DESCRIPTION

TITLE:   EDUCATION DIRECTOR

REPORTS TO: REGIONAL VICE- PRESIDENT AND/ OR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, AS NEEDED

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

A. Staff development and supervision:

* Directs, coordinates, manages and evaluates the program’s certified/licensed staff

* Conducts weekly teacher meetings and attends Interdisciplinary Team Meetings as needed

* Ensures the delivery of all required services to each student

* Prioritizes teacher work efforts and assigns/delegates additional duties as required

* Conducts frequent informal supervision meetings with staff members in order to set appropriate goals and objectives for improved performance

* Completes a formal evaluations of employees in accordance with Connecticut State Guidelines/ SEED

* Handles teacher personnel issues and progressive discipline as needed

* Offers professional development opportunities to certified staff

* Provides training opportunities to all staff members, including individualized supervision meetings, weekly meetings, and in-services to enhance policy and procedural support

* Assigns students to specific teachers and service providers

* Makes determinations regarding enhancements to the curriculum

B. Policy and Program Monitoring


• Formulates goals and objectives for the education program and establishes action plans for timely implementations


• Develops education policy and procedures in accordance with Federal and State Statutes and participates in annual revisions


• Monitors education program and teacher compliance with all agency and education policy and procedures


• Conducts audits of student and personnel files for accuracy and organization as required by policy


• Determines the education program operational schedule (school calendar, beginning and ending of the school day)


• Conducts informal hearings for students being suspended, imposes in-school suspensions of students, and suspends students


• Attends student’s PPTs


• Interacts with school districts (LEAS) and other agencies in order to obtain education information of enrolled or potential students

C. Policy and Program Monitoring

* Maintains communications with parents regarding student performance and school activities

* Secures, coordinates and ensures the delivery of all required outside services, such as counseling, speech pathology, and occupational therapy

* Coordinates communication to receiving school districts of discharged students

* Attends or assigns a designee to attend required statewide meetings for assessment training

D. Financial Management

* Develops education budget and establishes fiscal priorities

* Monitors and maintains program expense and revenue budget categories through monthly documentation, and justifies variations from targeted averages

* Ensures proper accountability of educational equipment and supplies

* Recommends teacher salary increases based upon completed performance reviews in accordance with agency resources

* Ensures a preventive maintenance approach to classroom upkeep and reports concerns to the maintenance supervisor

E. Community and Outside Agency Relations

* Participates in statewide administrative organizations such as Connecticut Association of Private Special Education Facilities (CAPSEF)

* Networks with Education Directors from other Private Education facilities to foster agency and education program growth

* Identifies, coordinates, and monitors existing and new outside agency resources for the education program and agency use

* Participates in any committee meetings, trainings etc., assigned by the CEO or Chief Administrator

F. Student Supervision

* Reviews incoming educational materials and coordinates student admissions with Admissions Director and/or her/his designee

* Directly investigates and handles all student discipline and grievances

* Abides by agency confidentiality policies


Responsibilities

  • Develop a Quality Assurance Tool and process to be utilized with our internal OWL platform. (OWL stands for Observations and Walkthroughs for Learning and is our web-based platform designed to house quality assurance data across Catapult Learning’s national programs. This tool would measure the quality of our implementations.)
  • Maintain and improve program design through input from the field, clients, quality assurance data, and program evaluation data.
  • Train and consult with specialized services program supervisors nationally, to assure the quality and consistency of program delivery.
  • Develop and manage an operating manual for specialized services.
  • Support sales efforts and proposal development efforts around these programs nationally including developing proposal language.
  • Support start up of new programs, working with the regional leadership teams to ensure a successful implementation.

Job Requirements



Master’s or above in special education, counseling, psychology or related field. Proven experience managing special education/special services employees, preferably in a school setting. Knowledge and experience with inclusionary practices. Knowledge of state and federally funded programs for at risk students desirable.

Position requires CT certification with 092 endorsment

Position will be in Wallingford and Plainfield CT