DIRECTOR-EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN

Hawbridge School ( learn more )

Saxapahaw, North Carolina ( map )

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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3409568
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : December 3, 2020
  • Starting Date: August 1, 2021

Job Description

The role of this position is to support the Exceptional Children's Department and overall school community in planning, developing, and implementing a comprehensive program for students with disabilities which assesses the needs of students, establishes objectives and priorities, assigns responsibilities to staff, and develops strategies to achieve stated objectives and evaluate programs.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

Work in conjunction with the State Department of Public Instruction, the Office of Civil Rights. the Office for Special Education Programs, and various other state and local agencies to meet the needs of students.
Monitor contracts with individuals and agencies for special services not available through the school.
Ensure compliance of the program with federal, state and local regulations.
Developing and implementing standards, policies, and procedures related to exceptional child services.
Leads key instructional programming efforts for students with disabilities.
Consult when needed the Office of Accountability on individual cases and the interpretation of federal, state and local policies and procedures.
Coordinate with local agencies, parents and school personnel to resolve problems and secure needed resources and services.
Monitor the progress of various services and make recommendations for change to the Executive Director.
Respond to calls and correspondence regarding services offered by the EC Department.
Assist the Executive Director in the preparation of budgets for programs.
Supervise the use of ECATS.
Supervise the ECATS Training.
Supervise and conduct the twice yearly Child Count submission to NCDPI.
Complete state and federal grant requirements.
Supervise and direct the implementation of the IEP writing.
Prepare and organize data for NCDPI, Hawbridge Board of Directors Board and the Executive Director.
Provide direction, consultation, and supervision of Exceptional Children personnel.
Consult with the school board attorney on individual cases when necessary.
Attends state level meetings (with Executive Director) regarding policies, procedures, and legal updates.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Administrator > Director/Coordinator/Manager
  • Employer Description

    The Hawbridge School is a tuition-free public charter school serving students in grades 4-12. We encourage students from all North Carolina school districts to apply for admission.

    Located in a restored mill on the banks of the Haw River in Saxapahaw, we’re a leader in the outdoor classroom movement, and our highly qualified, deeply committed faculty includes scientists, mathematicians, a composer, writers, editors, performers, visual artists, graphic designers, and a local (very local) radio personality–all of them highly accredited and committed to research-driven education.

    Our faculty-designed Hawbridge Model involves differentiated, individualized instruction to foster academic, behavioral, emotional and social development; interdisciplinary teaching; place-based education; discovery-based learning; and most importantly, sustaining a community where everyone feels appreciated and included.

    We are excited to announce that mobilization on our “upper school” begins the week of September 21, 2020!

    The new school will serve grades 8-12 while the original building will house our “lower school” for grades K-7. The anticipated opening is August 2021. Learn more about us...


    Equal Opportunity Employer

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    Job Requirements

    • Additional Job Functions:

      Actively involved in all day-to-day operations of the Exceptional Children Department.
      Performs other related work as required.

      Minimum Training and Experience:

      Master's degree in special education, psychology, curriculum instruction or school administration
      with 5 to 7 years as a special education teacher or Exceptional Children’s Program
      Specialist/Administrator.

      Special Requirements:

      Possession of a valid North Carolina driver's license.

      Minimum Qualifications or Standards Required to Perform Essential Job Functions:

      Physical Requirements: Must be physically able to operate a variety of equipment including
      computers, copiers, etc. Must be physically able to operate a motor vehicle. Must be able to exert up
      to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to lift, carry, push,
      and pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Light Work usually requires walking
      or standing to a significant degree.

      Data Conception: Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional,
      structural or composite characteristics (whether similar or divergent from obvious standards) of data,
      people or things.

      Interpersonal Communication: Requires the ability to speak and/or signal people to convey or
      exchange information. Includes giving instructions, assignments or directions to subordinates or
      Assistants.

      Language Ability: Requires the ability to read a variety of correspondence, reports, forms, billing
      statements, etc. Requires the ability to prepare correspondence, reports, forms, evaluations, budgets, etc., using prescribed formats and conforming to all rules of punctuation, grammar, diction, and style. Requires the ability to speak before groups of people with poise, voice control and
      confidence.


      Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

      Thorough knowledge of federal, state and local policies and procedures regarding exceptional
      Children.
      Considerable knowledge of School Board policies, procedures and standards regarding education.
      Considerable knowledge of the ethical guidelines applicable to the position as outlined by
      professional organizations and/or federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations.
      Considerable knowledge of the current literature, trends, and developments in the field of
      exceptional child education.
      Considerable knowledge of the principles of supervision, organization and administration.
      Skill in providing professional development.
      Ability to use common office machines and popular computer driven word processing, spreadsheet and file maintenance programs.
      Ability to maintain complete and accurate records and statistics and to develop meaningful reports from that information.
      Ability to develop and implement appropriate programs for exceptional children.
      Ability to assess the effectiveness of programs and activities.
      Ability to interpret educational policies and procedures.
      Ability to develop long-range plans and annual budgets.
      Ability to effectively express ideas orally and in writing.
      Ability to make oral presentations before large groups of people.
      Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work
      assignments.


      DISCLAIMER
      The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work
      performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted
      as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of
      employees to this job.
    • At least 5 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Mya Ciccotti
    • 1735 Saxapahaw Bethlehem Church Rd
    • Saxapahaw, North Carolina 27340
    • Phone: 336-376-1122
    • Fax: 336-376-6996
    • Email: click here

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