Job Title: Supervisor of Special Education (DART Program)
This position is accountable for planning, implementing, coordinating and supervising the delivery of educational services to preschool children with special needs in order to ensure that the special needs of each child is met and services are being implemented as written in the child's Individualized Education Program (IEP).
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Supervises professional staff who provide diagnostic and educational services and supervises paraprofessional staff who provide supportive services to preschool students with disabilities. Observes, confers with and evaluates staff, initiating corrective measures when necessary.
- Reviews and edits ERs and serves as LEA in IEP meetings to ensure compliance with state and federal laws and regulations in meeting the needs of new and continuing students. Facilitates meetings with parents and community agencies as indicated and provides ongoing support as needed.
- Collaborates with Human Resources to conduct interviews and select staff to ensure that the program is staffed with qualified persons. Assigns long-term substitute personnel when appropriate.
- Prepares and assigns student caseloads to staff members in order to provide maximum services to students in the most efficient manner.
- Plans, coordinates, and/or presents professional development activities to keep staff current in new and effective practices, program procedures, laws and regulations.
- Facilitates Kindergarten transition meetings with parents and district representatives to assist in the systematic transition of students into school age settings.
- Facilitates communication with program staff, district personnel, parents, early care and education partners.
- Collaborates with other AIU departments and participates on AIU committees to further the goals of the organization, as appropriate.
- Provides technical support, observes, and evaluates ASHA Clinical Fellows (if appropriate). Coordinates student teacher placements with universities.
- Pennsylvania Certification in Special Education, Speech and Language Impairment, or Early Intervention
- PA Supervisory Certification in Special Education
- Master’s Degree in the area of Special Education or Related Services
- Minimum of 5 years of experience working in special education or early intervention
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite required.
- Effective verbal and written communication skills, including effective presentation skills required.
- Strong organizational skills and ability to handle multiple initiatives required.
- Ability to build trust and positive working relationships with multiple internal and external stakeholder groups; able to promote high expectations and high quality for all sta
- Ability to analyze and resolve complex issues, while remaining logical and interpersonal.
- Demonstrated ability and experience in working as a member of a team required.
- Excellent collaboration and leadership skill
- Data-driven decision making skills.
- Ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and work under pressure.
- Self-motivator, independent, cooperative, flexible, creative, and responsibl
- Valid PA Driver’s License
- Ability to comply with the AIU Conduct Policy.
- Current Act 114, Act 34 and Act 151 required prior to an offer (Must be dated within 1 year of hire date).
- School Personnel Health Record (Form H511.340 (8/2011)) must be completed and received by Human Resources prior to hire date.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Be able to lift or carry up to 25 pounds.
- Be able to bend or twist at the neck and back.
- Specific vision includes peripheral vision and close vision.
- Be able to stand for extended periods throughout the day.
The information contained in this job description is for compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.
Disclaimer: The preceding description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of the DART Supervisor of Special Education.
Reports To: DART Program Director
Department: Business Office
Position Schedule: 260 days
To Apply: Send Resume to HRWEB@aiu3.net