Somerville Public Schools
Employment Opportunities

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL EDUCATION - SERVICES AND SUPPORTS


Edgerly Evaluation Center
Somerville Public Schools
Somerville, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3487308 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: April 6, 2021 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
ANOUNCEMENT OF A VACANCY FOR THE
2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR

Assistant Director of Special Education - Services and Supports
Edgerly Evaluation Center

Job Goal: The Assistant Director of Special Education of Services and Supports is an outstanding opportunity for a highly motivated leader who is culturally competent and who is committed to working closely with staff and families as partners in planning and problem solving. Under the direct supervision of the Director of Special Education the Assistant Director of Special Education Service and Supports will assist in providing high quality services; educational guidance regarding best practice and research based interventions and services including instructional practices, assessment, behavioral supports, consultation, and methodology; partners with other OSE leaders, manages Compliance, Quality Assurance, Circuit Breaker and Proportionate Share; consults and assists school district personnel with regards to monitoring and achievement of all students enrolled in general education, vocational, special education, ELL programs, alternative education settings, and out of district placements. Plans and provides staff training and professional development based on research based best practice. Assures alignment with all DESE and district regulations and policies.

Qualifications:
?Minimum of a Master’s Degree
?Evidence of five (5) years of successful teaching or administrative experience
?MA DESE License as Administrator of Special Education
?MA DESE License as a Teacher that supports students with disabilities
?Superior oral and written communication skills
?Strong organization skills
?Strong computer skills

Preferred Qualifications:
?Extensive experience working with special needs students and a current, in-depth knowledge of special education practice, regulations and thinking
?Experience working in urban district preferred
?Demonstrate ability to multi-task and wok within a face passed environment
?Demonstrated ability to mediate difficult issues with tact, diplomacy and empathy
?Experience in managing Special Education evaluations
?Must be able to collect analyze, report, disseminate and manage data
Responsibilities:
Assist in providing quality programming, services, and supports to district-wide school children with diverse special needs.
?Collaborates with Special Education Director, district wide leaders, School Principals, and Vice Principals in the supervision and evaluation of special education staff.
?Collaborates with the Director of Special Education to develop, revise and implement systems, policies, practices and procedures for the special education to assure best practice intervention and strategies
?Manages Compliance, Quality Assurance, Circuit Breaker and Proportionate Share
?Collaborates with private schools and leads Proportionate Share consultation and supports
?Perform as an instructional and behavioral leader that coaches and develops staff to employ research based, best practice, interventions and strategies.
?Provides on-going professional development and continued support including follow through for both special education and general education personnel.
?Develops instructional practices aligned with research based best practice and prepares guidance documents and leadership.
?Work with schools and other district leaders to assure coordinated approach, practice and placement.
?Oversees Out of District programming and collaborates with all stakeholders in transition planning between levels, and for students entering and returning from out of district placements.
?Carry out and supervise record keeping required for state and federal reports and audits
?Provide direct support to staff and assure fidelity regarding targeted interventions, data gathering, and/or modeling of effective practices.
?Collect and analyze student-level and program data and provide data analysis and recommendations to all stakeholders.
?Recognizes, reports and problem solves critical incidents and situations as the arise.
?Participate in collaborative activities and functions that foster positive external relationships with parents, the community, and outside agencies.
?Interpret and implement federal, state, and local laws, regulations and procedures provide guidance and support to school administrators and direction to staff regarding the implementation of federal and state regulations; ensures accountability for compliance with federal and state laws and regulations.
?Strong ability to work collaborative and lead teams in a supportive and reflective manner
?Oversee implementation and development of Special Education summer school program and services
?Support Autism programing and supports
?Assume active leadership role with regards to Proportionate Share and Circuit Breaker
?Assume active leadership role with mediations, BSEA hearings, and any other state or federal based agency or resolution process
?Commitment to equity and equitable practices including but not limited to meeting the diverse needs of all students with consideration for proportionality in referral, eligibility, and placement trends
?Perform all other reasonably related duties, as requested.
?Participation at evening meetings may be required at times.
Terms of Employment:
Work year is 210 days
Annual salary – Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Position Reports to: Director of Special Education

NOTE:
•Applications are only accepted online through School Spring.
•Please do not mail or email resumes. Only resumes that are submitted through School Spring will be considered.
•Should you need assistance with the online application process, please contact the Human Resources Office via email at jcabral@k12.somerville.ma.us

The Somerville Public Schools does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, home status, marital/civil union status, sex/gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, citizenship status, place of birth, national origin, ancestry, cultural identity, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals’ dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1


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    Contact Information
    Christine Trevisone, Director of Special Education
    8 Bonair Street
    Somerville, Massachusetts 02145
    Phone: 617-625-6600
    Email: ctrevisone@k12.somerville.ma.us