DISTRICT TEAM CHAIRPERSON


Student Support Services Office
Wilmington Public Schools
Wilmington, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 4090449 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: November 22, 2022 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Exercise authority to commit resources of the district in the interest of promoting student success and addressing student needs, as outlined/discussed during IEP development by organizing, conducting and managing IEP evaluation meetings for students, both in-district and out of district.
• Serve as the liaison for students attending out of district placements, case manage students in referral to out of district placements, maintain ongoing collaboration and communication for students in placements.
• Act as a liaison with collaborative, state and private agencies, and private schools for providing services to eligible Wilmington Public Schools students
• Maintain all relevant IEP evaluation statistics and data, and process necessary paperwork as required by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
• The Special Education Team Chairperson will assist in the coordination of, and in some cases, may provide staff development and workshops/training regarding special education issues and support teacher development through consultation and lead department meetings.
• Advise Director of Student Support Services and Coordinator of Special Education Services regarding specific case issues pertaining to services and/or placement.
• Be able to facilitate TEAM meetings in an efficient and empathetic manner and ensure development of high quality, student-centered IEPs.
• Familiarity with Inclusive Practices and their implementation to promote student success
• Ability to develop and maintain positive and collaborative relationships with staff and families by providing open and honest communication.
• Demonstrate an understanding of Special Education Regulations and remain current with necessary updates.
• Support teacher development through consultation and building-based meetings and serves as a resource for the district and school staff regarding Wilmington Special education process, procedures and programs.
• Travel to out of district programs may be required as a component of this position.
• Reports to the Director of Student Support Services and Coordinator of Special Education Services
• Works up to 20 additional days beyond the regular school year, to be scheduled in collaboration with administration.
  • This position is currently a union position. However, effective July 1, 2023 this positon will become an individual contract/administrative (non-union) position.

    Position Type: Full-time
    Positions Available: 1

  • Equal Opportunity Employer
    Notice of Non-Discrimination
    All educational and non-academic programs, activities and employment opportunities at Wilmington Public Schools are offered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, homelessness, age and/or disability, and any other class or characteristic protected by law.

    Job Requirements
    DEGREE PREFERRED: • Master’s degree in Special Education or related area • Applicants must hold a valid Massachusetts DESE license in Special Education or in a related field. EXPERIENCE PREFERRED: • 2 years of experience in Special Education • Experience as a team chairperson We are interested in candidates who are invested in the achievement, equity, and access of all learners in and beyond the classroom. Candidates with diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, religious, class, and/or gender background and experiences are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • At least 2 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Master degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
    There are no application questions required for this job posting.

    Contact Information
    Alice Brown-LeGrand, Director of Student Support Services
    182 Wildwood Street
    Wilmington, Massachusetts 01887
    Phone: 978-694-6032
    Fax: 978-657-9764
    Email: alice.brown-legrand@wpsk12.com