Capuano Early Childhood Center

Somerville Public Schools

Somerville, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 2964814
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : July 10, 2018
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description


Special Education Department Chair
Michael E. Capuano Childhood Center

Management of Staff:
• Evaluate special education staff in conjunction with Building Principal and Administrator of Special Education
• Provide leadership to building based special education staff through technical assistance with federal and state special education mandates
• Provide training for teachers, teaching assistants and instructors
• Participates in the recruitment and hiring of staff
• Participate in the assignment of special education support staff
Management of Program:
• Supervise specialized programs and curriculum in programs by ensuring compliance with federal and state special education mandates
• Work with building principal, general education and special education staff to develop inclusion opportunities for special education students
• Provide curriculum leadership involving the application of the curriculum frameworks, specialized instruction materials, and the development of alternative assessment tools
• Assist and facilitate with administrative personnel in the budget process
• Oversee building based special education caseload assignments and building based due process compliance, including, but not limited to the dissemination of special education communications and documents within mandated timelines
• Work with principal(s), directors and staff to complete student and special education staff schedules and case loads
• Work with the Administrator of Special Education to facilitate district wide special education meetings
Facilitate Development and Compliance of Individual Education Plans
• Schedule and chair building based Team meetings including Initial Evaluations, Re-evaluations and meetings to review results of Independent evaluations
• Work with principal(s) and special education liaisons to schedule and chair annual review meetings
• Work with the Administrator of Special Education, special education staff, principals, and parents to assign students to out of district placements
• Review and monitor students’ Individualized Education Programs in accordance with state and federal due process requirements
• Foster positive and supportive relationships between parents, students and special education staff
• Foster optimal parental input
• Foster Inclusion by working with principals, directors, teachers, and parents
• Actively facilitate communication of all parties regarding the success of special education students
• Complete psychological evaluations with projectives as assigned through the evaluation assessment process
• Represent the school district in Out of District Individualized Education Meetings
• Facilitate the grade level transition process as well as the transition of students into the district from out of district placements and as new students to the district
• Serve as liaison in matter of transportation for special needs students

Position Reports to: Director of Special Education

NOTE: Applications are only accepted online through School Spring. Resumes that are emailed or mailed will not be considered.

Should you need assistance with the online application process, please contact the Human Resources Office at 617-625-6600 ext. 6015.

Somerville Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Somerville Public Schools actively seeks applicants with diverse backgrounds. Grade level and content licensure is required when applicable. Dual licensure including SPED, ESL, ELL, or bilingual licensure and/or proficiency in a language or languages other than English is preferred.
Date posted: June 22, 2018
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Administrator > Director/Coordinator/Manager
    Special Education > Autism
    Special Education > Behavior Specialist / EBD
    Special Education > Emotionally Disabled
    Special Education > General Special Education
    Special Education > Mentally Disabled
    Special Education > Mild/Moderate Disabilities
    Special Education > Multiple Disabilities
  • Welcome to Capuano Early Childhood Center!

    The Michael E. Capuano Early Childhood Center is a unique public early-childhood facility dedicated to enriching the lives of the children and families it serves.

    The Capuano Center's educational philosophy calls the staff to provide students with extensive, varied and developmentally appropriate learning opportunities that will help them grow intellectually, physically, socially and emotionally. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Somerville Public Schools 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

    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Questions

    There ARE NO application questions required FOR this job posting.

    Contact Information

    • Cheryl Piccirelli , Principal
    • 150 Glen St
    • Somerville, Massachusetts 02145

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