Special Education Department ( learn more )

Chelmsford Public Schools

Chelmsford, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3078476
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : April 8, 2019
  • Starting Date: July 1, 2019

Job Description

Chelmsford Public School is now accepting applications for the position of:
Special Education Chairperson for Intensive Programs /b>

Description: This is an administrative position overseeing the intensive special education programming of the Autism & Life Skills classrooms in the district. The appropriate candidate will support special education teachers with implementation of the specialized curriculum, program structure and all aspects of the IEP process. The candidate will facilitate initial and reevaluation Team meetings as well as other additional team meetings. Evaluation of special education teachers and related service providers is a component of the position. Collaboration with school administrators is critical.

Location: Various Schools-- Elementary & Middle School Levels
Reports to: Director of Student Services & Assistant Director of Student Services

  • Master’s Degree, with specialization in special education (Intensive/Severe preferred)
  • Massachusetts DESE License as an administrator-- Special Education is preferred
  • At least five years of successful teaching and/or administrative experience
    Knowledge, understanding and experience of special education programming for students with severe disabilities li>Depth of knowledge regarding special education laws, regulations, processes and
  • Strong interpersonal and written/oral communication skills enabling information sharing and the development of trusting relationships with parents, staff, outside evaluators, advocates and administrators
  • Skill in interpreting assessments and determining educational interventions in response to a learning profile
  • Demonstrated skill in meeting facilitation, case management, communication and pedagogy
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage the special education referral and team process
  • Experience supervising and evaluating staff is strongly preferred
  • Teaching or other special education service skill that will benefit the district
  • Manage special education eligibility process, including chairing team meetings and case management
  • Ensure IEPs meet all regulatory and district standards, are written to reflect best practice, reflect high quality programming and are implemented with integrity
  • Work with building-based teams to develop and implement efficient and effective service delivery models reflecting best practice
  • Manage complex and challenging cases, by maintaining effective parent, staff, advocate and outside evaluator contact
  • Work collaboratively with the Director of Student Services, Principals and other district administrators to provide in-building technical assistance and to develop and implement high-quality professional development for all staff
  • Identify and request authorization from the Director of Student Services for any service not provided by Chelmsford Public Schools
  • Observe, supervise and evaluate special education teachers and related service providers ensuring high quality special education service delivery
  • Supervise special education support staff, including Special Education Paraprofessional Staff
  • Participate in and contribute to student support team meetings
  • Plan for and contribute to effective transitions for students and their families
  • Work with other special education chairpersons to insure consistency, cohesion and coordination of practices across the district
  • Any other direct service responsibilities as determined by the Director of Student Services including but not limited to: extended year services, special transportation, scheduling and program development
Terms of Employment: 12 Months; Salary and terms are in accordance with the Chelmsford’s Administrator Association Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Administrator > Director/Coordinator/Manager
    Administrator > Pupil Personnel
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Chelmsford 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

    • -- DESE license as Supervisor/Director or Administrator of Special Education required.
      -- Prior experience teaching or providing services to students within intensive specialized programs (ASD, Life Skills) preferred.
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    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. Please describe why you are interested in this position.
      Long Essay (Answer limited TO 4000 characters, including spaces)
    • 2. Please describe how this position aligns with your professional goals.
      Short Essay (Answer limited TO 600 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information

    • Amy Reese , Director of Student Support Services
    • 230 North Road
    • Chelmsford, Massachusetts 01824
    • Phone: 978 251 5100
    • Fax: 978-251-5110
    • Email: click here

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