EDUCATIONAL DIRECTOR

ARCHway, Inc. ( learn more )

Leicester, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3013830
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : January 31, 2019
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Primary Responsibility/ Essential Duties: It is the Educational Administrator’s responsibility to supervise the provision of special education services in the program and ensure that the services specified in each student's IEP are delivered. The Educational Director oversees and directs the educational program and staff in meeting all of the licensing and educational needs required of a Chapter 766 school program.

Essential Duties:
• Keep current and up do date with the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks to develop MCAS Objectives as needed for the students.
• Write programs based on the MCAS Frameworks in the designated subjects; implement them
• Collect Data and compile Portfolios to meet the MCAS requirements for the school.
• Oversee teachers and staff in the implementation of the IEP and MCAS Objectives.
• Directly and regularly monitor the progress of the students and make changes as necessary based upon the needs of the student(s).
• Trains all staff in MCAS as necessary
• Responsible for the entire IEP process and the implementation of goals across both the school and residential settings.
• Provide opportunities for teachers and supervisors to begin the necessary steps towards developing a new IEP including current performance levels and suggestions for new goals.
• Collect information from supervisors and teachers and staff regarding student strengths, interests and performance levels.
• Conduct regular informal IEP meetings with key staff to develop IEP goals and objectives
• Write IEP programs; provide corresponding data sheets and task analysis as required to provide clear directions for students and staff.??
• Assist teachers from special areas?to?provide the team in writing programs, writing data sheets, writing progress notes, communicating problems, etc.
• Collects parental input for the IEP.
• Presents the IEP in its entirety at the formal IEP meetings with the parents and school administrators.
• Supervise/oversee student programs based on IEP and MCAS objectives
• Oversee the planning of Thematic Units, and implementation of all program objectives
• Trains all staff in the IEP process and individual goals of the students
• Provides direct feedback to staff in the teaching techniques required in order to promote learning in the classrooms/residence for the students.
• Is responsible to ensure that all educational programs and materials for the IEP goals are developed, kept current and made understandable and accessible to both school and residential staff.
• Creates, updates and modifies a format for teachers and supervisors to use to complete required progress notes.
• Oversee the collection of data and participates in the collection of research?to determine students performance levels.
• Coordinates the activities of the supervisors/teachers in organizing for the timely implementation and achievement of the educational objectives.
• Review and provide feedback to teachers and supervisors regarding their progress notes upon submission.
• Ensure that progress notes and all required paperwork regarding the students IEP/MCAS Objectives is completed in a timely fashion and sent to the proper school personnel.

Program Development:
• Provides direct regular feedback to teachers and aides in the school program.
• Writes and delivers evaluations annually.
• Creates the daily/weekly schedule for the school staff
• Runs regularly planned school meetings for school/residential staff as required
• Supervise the training of staff that is completed in the school program and ensures that they receive all necessary training prior to completion of the three-week training period.
• Identifies and develops tools to meet training needs for the school program.
• Attends weekly staff meetings to keep abreast of program and individual changes.
• Responsible for training and staff development regarding all school related subjects and requirements.
• Responsible for all interaction with school consultants regarding student needs and the follow through and/or implementation of any suggestions/input that they provide for the students within the program.
• Directs the implementation of program design and timelines as well as provide on-going program design improvements for the school.
• Assists and participates in intakes and intake decisions.

General Responsibilities:
• Assists Executive Director to maintain good staff morale, communication and working conditions.
• Acts as a role model to other staff in the care and treatment of students/individuals.
• Consistently informs the Executive Director of critical emergencies, program needs, resident issues, staff concerns, and strategic issues.
• Is on- call for emergencies and shares on call cell rotation.
• Schedules and ensures adequate staffing for the program(s) as needed.
• Will provide direct care to individuals.
• Will maintain a current and valid medication administration certification based upon the MAPS course and all other trainings as required by licensing.
• Acts as a role model to staff to staff in all aspects of job duties/responsibilities and professional work behavior.
• Reads and communicates in the daily log/inter-shift communication log in each program daily and/or as necessary.
• Will inform the Executive Director of facility/building repair and maintenance needs.
• Maintains compliance with regulatory agencies: ESE, EEC, and DDS/DMH.
• Attends workshops required to renew professional certificate or license.
• Respects and maintains confidentiality.
• Performs any other duties or functions as assigned by the Executive Director.
• In the event of a pandemic influenza or any emergency crisis requiring the implementation ARCHway’s Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP), other functions may be assigned for the safety and well-being of the residents and other employees.
• All staff/volunteers/interns are required to complete the CORI Request Form(s) and undergo the mandatory fingerprinting process for all licensing agencies (DDS, EEC and DESE) prior to employment and thereafter at least every three years and/or as required by the state and/or prior to the agency undergoing licensing.
• In the absence of the Executive Director, and Program Director assumes the responsibility for the administrative duties of ARCHway in conjunction with the Residential Director and the LICSW. The President of the Board of Directors will be responsible in the absence of all others previously mentioned.
• Responsible for oversight of the restraint prevention and behavior support policy.

Knowledge/Experience:
• Master’s Degree in Moderate to Severe Special Education or Special Education Administration as required by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
• Minimum of 3 years supervisory/administrative experience
• MCAS: MCAS Annual Training for administrators along with training and experience in fulfilling MCAS requirements.
• Preferred experience in the field of autism/developmental disorders.

Licenses/Certifications:
• Appropriate professional licenses and/or certificates as required by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
• Must acquire and maintain MAPS certification.
• Must acquire and maintain NCI certification.
• Must acquire and maintain First Aid and CPR certification.

Skills/Abilities:
• Ability to have a positive outlook.
• Ability to make program/service assessments to identify problem areas and potential areas of growth.
• Ability to support direct care staff in the discharge and performance of their respective duties and responsibilities.
• Ability in area of administration and management, case management services, community and inter-agency relations.
• Ability to communicate, establish working relationships, and create a spirit of service among the direct care staff.
• Ability to be flexible, sensitive, supportive to the needs of others, reliable and able to cope with emergencies.
• Ability to operate a computer.
• Ability to provide direct supervision of employees.
• Ability to follow written and oral instructions.
• Ability to prepare comprehensive and legible reports.

Physical/Mental Requirements:
• Must be able to read, write, and speak English. Bilingual capacity in English/Spanish an asset.
• Must be able to communicate by telephone or in person to accommodate the needs of staff, clients, and the community at large.
• Must have normal range of hearing with or without correction.
• Must have normal range of vision with or without correction.
• Must have normal range of mobility with or without correction.
• Must have manual dexterity and motor skills to grasp and lift objects.
• Must be able to bend, assist in lifting a person, twist and sit on floor for implementation of daily schedule.
• Must be able to physically escort and physically restrain individuals.
• Must be able to bend and lift to purchase and access program supplies.
• Must be able to climb for entry and mobility throughout the buildings, which may have several levels of stairs.
• Must demonstrate maturity and ability to deal effectively with emotionally demanding and stressful situations.
• Must be physically and emotionally capable of performing the essential functions of the job.
• Must be able to record clear messages and keep accurate records.
• Must be emotionally stable, alert, and able to work alone.
• Must be able to travel to various sites to attend meetings, conferences, and seminars.
• Must continue to achieve a satisfactory competency and performance evaluation annually
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Salary: $ 55,000 to $ 68,000 Per Year
  • Job Category : Administrator > Special Education Director
  • Job Requirements

    • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Sharon Combs
    • 77 Mulberry Street
    • Leicester, Massachusetts 01524

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