Substitute – Special Education Supervisor

CCESC

Rev. May 2020
JOB TITLE: Special Education Supervisor/Consultant
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Full-time, Part-time
Certificated
REPORTS TO: Director of Special Education
POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Special Education Supervisor/Consultant provides instructional program planning and leadership to special education teachers, support staff, and administrators in the education of children with disabilities. This includes participating in the selection of staff, providing consultation and professional development to staff, coaching and evaluation of staff. The Special Education Supervisor/Consultant engages in program design and coordination of special services with client districts. The Supervisor/Consultant assists the educational team in providing and maintaining a safe and nurturing learning environment for all students, and maintains high level of confidentiality of students, parents and staff.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: To be qualified for this position, applicants must be 18 years of age or older and possess:
• Master’s degree or higher;
• Ohio Department of Education Administrator License (i.e. Principal, Administrative Specialist);
• Three or more years of teaching experience;
• Acquire and maintain OTES credential
• Experience and/or training which evidences thorough knowledge of special education programs;
• State and Federal Background checks free of infractions as required by Ohio law and Board Policy;
• Ability to provide appropriate references;
• Ability to obtain and maintain certification in crisis prevention intervention and de-escalation techniques;
• Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality;
• Willingness and ability to work as a team member and with the public;
• Ability to exercise independent judgment;
• Computer expertise appropriate to the position;
• Effective and demonstrated problem solving, critical thinking, analytical, oral and written communication, and organizational skills;
• Valid driver’s license and provide own transportation;
• History of strong work record, including good job attendance; and
• Documented evidence of participation in mandatory annual trainings (i.e. SafeSchools).
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION:
The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. An individual employed by the Clermont County Educational Service Center in this job is expected to perform the following essential functions and duties, however, this list is not exhaustive, and the employee is required to perform any other duties assigned.
• Supervises the following special education programs:
o Preschool
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o Orthopedic and/or Other Health Impairments
o Multiple Disabilities
o Emotional Disturbance
o Autism/Social Communication
o Hearing Impaired
o Visually Impaired
o Speech and Language Services
o Psychological Services
o Occupational and Physical Therapy Services
o Other program areas as added (i.e. Interpreters, Nursing, etc.);
• Visitation of classroom teachers to assist in the development and implementation of effective teaching techniques, classroom management skills, materials, and equipment to help each student with a disability reach individual program objectives;
• Provide consultation and assistance, through observation and discussion to educational personnel to assure continuity among evaluation data, the Individualized Education Program, and daily lessons;
• Assist in parent conferences, development of the Evaluation Team Report, Individualized Education Program and periodic reviews to assure that appropriate special education is being provided for children with disabilities;
• Evaluates, in cooperation with building administrators, all certified and classified staff hired by the Clermont County Educational Service Center;
• Work cooperatively with staff members, including IEP team members, teachers, administrators and parents;
• Establish and maintain open communication with educational team members;
• Assist in the development of educational and accountability procedures, curriculum, program design and staff development, and implementation or modification of instructional or classroom management strategies;
• Provide in-service training/professional development to special education personnel, related service personnel, parents, tutors, assistants, administrators and general education personnel regarding the education of children with disabilities;
• Assist in the selection of new employees to be hired for CCESC vacancies;
• Assist in the establishment and implementation of school policies and procedures relating to federal and state laws for special education and chapter 3301-51 of the Administrative Code;
• Provide information to school personnel regarding state and federal laws and regulations and other topics essential for the delivery of services to children with disabilities;
• Assist school districts in complying with state and federal educational mandates;
• Assist school districts in completing and/or implementing state plans and reports;
• Assist districts as needed in the ongoing implementation of child information management system procedures utilized in the identification, evaluation, Individualized Education Plan development, placement, and periodic review of children with disabilities;
• Evaluates, on at least an annual basis, the strengths and weaknesses of the assigned special education programs and communicates this in a report to the Director of Special Education;
• Lead the educational team and/or participate as an educational team member in the Multi-Tiered Systems of Support processes;
• Complete required paperwork in a timely fashion;
• Engage in crisis prevention intervention and de-escalation strategies as necessary;
• Operate office machines, technology and equipment appropriate to the position;
• Maintain high standards of ethics, honesty and integrity in all matters;
• Comply with all Board Policies and Administrative Guidelines;
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• Arrive on time to work each regular work day;
• Be in attendance every regular work day, excluding long-term illnesses, medical leaves, and other unique circumstances;
• Maintain strict confidentiality regarding all district, personnel and student information as required by federal, state and local policy;
• Be able to be adaptable and flexible with changes, updates, processes, and procedures;
• Assumes other responsibilities assigned by the Director of Special Education and/or those requested by districts and endorsed by the Director; and
• Perform other tasks, consistent with the position, as may be assigned by Superintendent and/or designee.
OTHER DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS:
• Must interface with staff, community, and other school administrators in small and large group settings.
• Must be willing to work non-standard work hours.
• Must be willing to attend meetings/conferences that require overnight travel.
• Participate in educational research activities.
• Provide professional development for ESC and district staff.
• Serve as a role model for students in how to conduct themselves as citizens and as responsible, contributing members of society.
• Help instill in students the belief in and practice of ethical principles and democratic values.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of: IEP and ETR development, research-based best practices, crisis response, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support; various academic and behavioral interventions, assessment, child development, public education, content standards, differentiated instruction; local resources, board policies and procedures, building policies and procedures, staff handbook, Licensure Code of Professional Conduct for Ohio Educators, appropriate school law, and requirements of the Ohio Department of Education.
Ability to: Interpret policies, procedures and regulations; follow instructions; communicate effectively; provide consultation; facilitate meetings, problem solve; lead/coach professional staff; build consensus, collect and analyze data; plan; schedule; organize; operate office equipment and other related technologies; move/lift moderate amounts of weight up to 50 pounds, and maintain equipment.
Skill in: Consultation, problem solving, observation, coaching, leadership, effective communication; use of computer and appropriate software applications (Microsoft Office or equivalent), printer, and other customary equipment.
EQUIPMENT OPERATED:
Computer and/or tablet, printer, scoring tools, scanner, filing cabinets, telephone, copier, fax machine, laminator, shredder, presentation devices, and other related equipment.
PHYSICAL AND COGNITIVE DEMANDS:
Occasional: Balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching/squatting, bending, twisting/turning, reaching above shoulders, regulating emotions, and moving/lifting amounts of weight up to 50 lbs.
Frequent: Standing, sitting, walking, typing/keyboarding and math.
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Continuous: Reading, writing, problem solving, concentration, attention to task, task completion, memory, hearing, seeing, organizing/planning and following directions.
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND CONDITIONS:
Occasional: Exposure to fumes/airborne particles, inclement weather driving conditions, loud noise, repetitive hand motions, students with challenging behavior, offensive odors, blood borne pathogens, contagious diseases, bodily fluids and tissue, and aberrant and dysfunctional behaviors which could be potentially harmful.
Frequent: Travel between job sites.
Employees are required to follow all district safety rules and procedures, and participate in school safety training when requested.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
The employee shall remain free of any alcohol or non-prescribed controlled substance in the workplace throughout his/her employment in the Center.
EVALUATION
Staff shall be evaluated in accordance with Board Policy.

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