DIRECTOR OF STUDENT SERVICES

Special Education ( learn more )

Jaffrey-Rindge Cooperative School District

Jaffrey , New Hampshire ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 2890060
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : February 7, 2018
  • Starting Date: July 1, 2018

Job Description

• Ensure compliance with state and federal laws and regulations regarding education of students identified as educationally disabled under the IDEA.
• Responsible for oversight of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act including district compliance with processes and policies.
• Develop and provide programs suited to the educational needs of all students with educational disabilities. Identify current and future needs of the district relative to Student Services.
• Consult with building LEPT Teams and coordinate program and placement efforts of the Pupil Personnel Teams, Regional Services and other agencies.
• Implement procedures developed by administrative staff and policies set forth by the School Board regarding Student Services in a timely, thorough and accurate manner.
• Assist with the development of School Board policy impacting students identified under IDEA or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
• Work with all school staff to improve the quality of Special Education instruction, aiding them through demonstrations, recommending methods and teaching techniques, providing technical assistance, building professional libraries, and conducting department meetings.
• Prepare and administer Student Services budget in conjunction with the District budget process, including narratives and rationales.
• Assist classroom teachers and building administrators in the implementation of inclusive educational practices where appropriate.
• Supervise and evaluate Student Services staff in collaboration with building principals.
• Write, submit, and manage federal grants and any other discretionary grants which are successfully applied for.
• Provide or arrange for teacher training in inclusive education processes and practices.
• Supervise and support Assistant Director of Student Services as she/he carries out assigned responsibilities.
• Monitor and report to Superintendent and School Board on special education finances and cost-control initiatives.
• Provide supervision for psychological, speech and language, occupational therapy, and district coordinator roles.
• Participate in appropriate local, state, and national meetings; maintain personal professional development.
• Attend School Board and DOE meetings within the district relative to Student Services agenda items when necessary.
• Collaborate with Director of Curriculum as appropriate to enhance articulation between grades, schools, and district.
• Assist community at large, as well as school community, in understanding the parameters and scope of Student Services.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Administrator > Special Education Director
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    We at the Jaffrey-Rindge Cooperative School District are seeking innovative and creative educators to join in the transformation of our schools. Successful candidates understand that collaboration, effective communication, meaningful relationships, and community connections are a must within a student-focused system. Applicants must be motivated individuals with a keen interest in inspiring and empowering students to excel and love learning. We are looking for candidates who:

    • Embrace personalized, competency-based education
    • Engage in innovative, creative thinking
    • Collaborate within a relationship-oriented culture
    • Take responsible risks
    • Are proactive in communication with family and the community
    • Are eager to grow as a professional
    • Embrace and contribute to transformative change
    • Give and accept relevant and timely feedback
    • Understand instructional design
    • Have a sense of humor

    Jaffrey-Rindge Cooperative School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • • Certified in Special Education Administration or related field with NH DOE.
      • Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations governing Special Education.
      • Excellent interpersonal skills, including group facilitation.
      • Demonstrated evidence of excellent written and oral communication skills.
      • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

    • At least 5 year s of relevant experience preferred
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency OR WORK VISA IN United States required

    Application Instructions

    Please be sure to include 3 letters of reference, transcripts (paper copies of official transcripts will be required at time of hire), and credential information with all current endorsements.

    Application Questions

    This employer has requested that ALL applicants answer the following questions. It IS highly recommended that you type ANY essays IN a word processing program, save them, AND THEN paste them ON the proceeding job application page.

    • 1. Have you ever been convicted of a crime (including driving while impaired or its equivalent, but excluding minor vehicle offenses) that has not been annulled by a court of law?
      Yes/No
    • 2. I certify that I have never been convicted of a criminal offense. Further, I certify that I have never been arrested for any offense involving sexual misconduct or moral turpitude.
      Yes/No
    • 3. I certify that the facts contained in this application are true and complete to the best of my knowledge and belief. I acknowledge and understand that the superintendent of schools (and/or designee), and the school board WILL BE RELYING ON the information contained in this application, and that the information is complete and accurate. I further understand and agree that, if employed, any falsified statements or any material half-truths, material misstatements or omissions on this application, without full disclosure of all relevant facts, shall be grounds for the school district to immediately VOID any employment contract with me, and shall be grounds for my immediate dismissal from employment with the school district.
      Yes/No
    • 4. I authorize the Jaffrey-Rindge Cooperative School District and its administrators to fully investigate all statements contained herein. Further, I authorize all references listed and all previous employers to give the Jaffrey-Rindge Cooperative School District any pertinent information they have, personal or otherwise, relative to me and/or my prior employment. I hereby release all parties from any and all liability for damages I may claim to suffer as a result of their furnishing such information to the district's representatives.
      Yes/No
    • 5. I hereby agree and promise that, if hired, I will report to my school principal and/or superintendent of schools, any suspicions that another employee may be involved with any illegal or immoral acts.
      Yes/No

    Contact Information

    • David Beauchamp , Assistant Superintendent - Student Services
    • 81 Fitzgerald Drive
    • Unit 2
    • Jaffrey, New Hampshire 03452
    • Phone: 603-532-8100 x220
    • Fax: 603-532-8164
    • Email: click here

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