Dover Sherborn High School

Dover, Sherborn and Dover Sherborn School Districts

Dover, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3168300
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : September 3, 2019
  • Starting Date: September 2019

Job Description

High School Special Education Team Chair (Elementary)

General Description: The Special Education Team Chair is responsible for all aspects of the special education IEP team process, including meeting facilitation, Individualized Education Program (IEP) development and implementation, and progress monitoring to ensure that students with disabilities receive a Free and Appropriate Public Education in accordance with IDEA and 603 CMR 28.00. In conjunction with the Principals and Director of Students Services, the Team Chair provides building leadership, guidance and coaching for special education team members, and coordinates and monitors implementation of all department policies and procedures to ensure compliance with regulatory timelines and mandates. The Team Chair works collaboratively with others to further the implementation of inclusionary practices at all levels. The Elementary Team Chair reports to the Elementary Special Education Coordinator and Elementary Principals. The Regional Team Chair reports to the Director of Student Services and Secondary Principals.

Key Responsibilities:

• Oversees the referral process, Team Meeting process, and adherence to Individual Education Programs (IEP) based on eligibility guidelines and in accordance with Federal and State requirements and is responsible for seeing that all timelines are met and all required paperwork is completed.
• Ensures that the special education process from eligibility, to IEP development, to implementation is administered with fidelity, equity and excellence for all, ensuring that students from diverse linguistic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds are not systematically referred to special education and are neither over-nor-underrepresented in special education.
• Models the use of data to make informed decisions regarding eligibility, services, and programming.
• Facilitates and chairs IEP meetings for all initial, reevaluation, and high need cases and serves as the chairperson of the teams to ensure the implementation of Special Education regulations and mandates.
• Provides constructive feedback to special education staff and related services providers to ensure that IEPs are written with technical accuracy and quality content.
• Coordinates IEP progress report development and timelines, ensuring that progress reports are provided to families in a timely fashion and that appropriate steps are taken by IEP teams when students do not make progress on IEP goals.
• Understands and implements federal, state, and local laws, policies, regulations, and procedures and protocols including the implications of liability and requirements of due process.
• Provides outreach and facilitates communication and working relationships with parents, outside agencies and community support resources to parents of students involved in the special education process.
• Monitors and tracks compliance with special education process and timelines in accordance with state and federal regulations and local process.
• Maintains accurate IEP records and comprehensive documentation (eSped, student files, rosters, meeting notes, communications, etc.).
• Oversees the development, tracking, dissemination and proper implementation of IEP mandated accommodations for students with disabilities.
• Assists the Director of Student Services and/or Elementary Special Education Coordinator and building principals in customizing the best combination of educational programs, and other services, for each school-age child with disabilities.
• Understands him/her self as an integral member of the educational team that effectively communicates to staff, parents, students, and community members a systemic approach that models teamwork, encourages collegiality, and supports collaboration.
• Provides instructional coaching and mentoring to special education teachers and related service providers.
• Provides building leadership on behalf of special education and students with disabilities.
• Assists with the coordination of service delivery between special education teachers, instructional assistants and related services providers at the building (ensure that all services are provided, coordinate MCAS proctoring, etc.).
• Serves as liaison between special education team, principals, and leadership with regard to daily issues at the building level.
• Contributes to the development and implementation of department specific professional development.
• Contributes to placement process to facilitate efficiencies in service delivery.
• Meets with building-based special education teams on a regular basis.
• Meets with building administration on a regular basis.
• Researches and shares best practices for educational interventions, accommodations and modifications to meet the individual needs of students.
• Contributes to and participates in Student Support Team/Instructional Support Team process as appropriate.
• Collaborates with sending and receiving IEP team for all transition pre-K/K and 5th/6th and 8th/9th along with grade to grade transitions.
Performs other related duties as assigned by the Director of Student Services, Coordinator of Special Education, and/or Principal.

The Dover Sherborn Public Schools welcomes applications from a broad range of diverse candidates and is highly committed to the recruitment and hiring of teachers and administrators that represent the diversity of the student body.
  • Position Type: Part-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Special Education > Multiple Disabilities
  • Welcome to Dover Sherborn High School!

    The Dover Sherborn Schools share in the Mission:

    To inspire, challenge and support all students as they discover and pursue their full potential. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Dover, Sherborn and Dover Sherborn School Districts 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

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

    Contact Information

    • Kate McCarthy , Director of Student Services
    • 155 Farm
    • Dover, Massachusetts 02030

    The content you submit, offer, contribute, attach, post, or display (each a “Submission”) will viewed by other users of the service who may or may not be accurately representing who they are or who they represent. Do not include any sensitive data in your submissions. Any submission or any use or reliance on any content or materials posted via the service or obtained by you through the use of the service is at your own risk. “Sensitive data” for purposes of this section means social security or other government-issued identification numbers, medical or health information, account security information, individual financial account information, credit/debit/gift or other payment card information, account passwords, individual credit and income information or any other sensitive personal data as defined under applicable laws.