TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
Length of position: 12 months per year
Hours: 8 AM – 5 PM
The Supervisor of Special Education/Admissions is responsible for the leadership and coordination of student related and support services including Admissions policies and procedures. The incumbent must have demonstrated planning, management, and supervisory skills and be knowledgeable in Federal, State, and local special education law, regulation and rules. This position requires good interpersonal and organizational skills and the ability to communicate effectively to all levels of management and a variety of stakeholders.
This position serves as the supervisor of Special Education/Admissions and has administrative control over the activities of school-wide special education services, reporting directly to the Director of Student Support Services.
Ensures that high-quality special education supports, programs, and related services are provided in accordance with IDEA to maximize student success.
Administers and appraises development and improvement of special educations services and programs in compliance with Federal, State and District rules and regulations.
Ensures that information of admissions is provided to prospective students families and school districts across Texas.
Coordinates all aspects of admission eligibility decisions with Admissions staff, General Counsel, Superintendent and other relevant school staff in accordance with Board policy FD.
Collaborates with external school districts and supervisors for the purpose of maintaining positive LEA relationships and providing quality services to the state’s deaf and hard of hearing students, parents, and the professionals that serve them.
Chairs and facilitates ARD meetings following the state and federal guidelines regarding special education students, ensuring all administrative processes are completed.
Collaborates with the TSD General Counsel, school leaders and parent advocates in planning and facilitating meetings that present complex issues related to providing FAPE (Free and Appropriate Public Education.)
Serves as the TSD Special Education representative to provide leadership and coordination at business meetings, hearings, conferences, seminars and other, panels, and committees.
Continuously engage in professional growth related to the delivery of special education services, relevant laws and legal decisions.
Coordinates the provision of in-service and professional development for relevant school staff in meeting special education laws and requirements.
Oversees the provision of Extended School Year Services.
Provides consultative services and technical expertise to staff regarding assigned functions; compiles information and recommends, formulates and develops policies, procedures, needs, and objectives.
Bachelor degree in deaf education, special education or a related field.
3 years of experience as a teacher, counselor, psychologist, or other related special education position.
3 years of supervisory experience
Currently certified or willingness to become certified as an administrator under the State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC) within two years of date of hire.
The applicant must have a willingness to attend sign language classes and attain a sign language proficiency level commensurate with the requirements of the job.
Experience supervising special education staff in a residential school setting.
Master degree in deaf education, special education or a related field.
Sign Language: At hire, the applicant must have sign language skills equivalent to a Signed Communication Proficiency Inventory (SCPI) level of INTERMEDIATE. When applying, the applicant must submit documentation that the applicant believes substantiates that the applicant has achieved the proficiency level required at hire.
Currently holds Mid-management or supervisory certification under the State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC)
Experience in a school for the deaf or school program serving deaf and hard of hearing students.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES/ATTRIBUTES
Instructional Knowledge— knowledge of content; instructional methodologies, classroom management
Problem solving—the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
Effective Communication—the individual must be able to appropriately communicate with colleagues, students, parents, families, administrators, supervisors, and the public.
Planning/organizing—the individual prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently, and develops realistic action plans.
Quality control—the individual demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and monitors own work to ensure quality.
Dependability—the individual is consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, responds to management direction and solicits feedback to improve performance.
Safety and security—the individual actively promotes and personally observes safety and security procedures, and uses equipment and materials properly.
Interpersonal Skills—the individual maintains confidentiality, remains open to others’ ideas and exhibits willingness to try new things.
Director of Student Support Services
MILITARY OCCUPATION SPECIALTY (MOS) CODE:
Program Supervisor IV, See page 3 of https://hr.sao.texas.gov/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_ProgramSupervisor.pdf