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Assistant Director of Student Services

Company: Shippensburg Area School District
Location: Shippensburg
Posted on: March 9, 2023

Job Description:

Position Type:
Administration/Assistant Director of Student Services

Date Posted:


Date Available:
As Soon as Possible

Closing Date:
until filled JOB TITLE: Assistant Director of Student Services
REPORTS TO: Director of Student Services

--- Supervisor's Certificate for Special Education or Principal Certification
--- Five years' experience in Special Education.
--- Bachelor's and Master's degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in Special Education, School Administration, or other related educational discipline.
--- Motor vehicle Operator's License or ability to provide own transportation.

Under the general supervision of the Director of Student Services, to assist in the implementation, administration, and management of the district's student services and special education programs. Critical areas include but not limited to working with exceptional students, early intervention, extended school year, occupational and physical therapies, speech and language, IEPs, 504 service contracts, McKinney Vento, Foster, Social Workers, BCBAs, Nurses, Counselors, and Giftedness. In coordination with the Director of Student Services, assist with management of department objectives and ensures compliance with federal and state laws and district policies.

Primary Duties/Responsibilities:
--- Assists in developing and administering the school district's special services programs consistent with the school district goals and objectives, as well as applicable law.
--- Provides leadership in planning and implementing instructional programs for special education.
--- Assists in the assignment of special education, early intervention, paraprofessional staff, related services, 504 Plans, GIEP's, nursing, counseling, social work, BCBA and speech/language programs to ensure the most effective utilization and provision of special services and programs as requested.
--- Assists in the assignment of students into special education sections/caseloads.
--- Assists principals in the supervision and observation of professional and support personnel.
--- Assists the Director of Student Services in the planning and budgeting processes for all student services contracts.
--- Advises and assists in the planning and budgeting processes for District operated special education programs and services.
--- Insures compliance to all state and federal laws regulating special education.
--- Reviews and approves requisitions for special education curriculum materials, supplies, and equipment and makes recommendations regarding approval.
--- Maintains effective liaison with internal staff and external agencies.
--- Keeps abreast of developments in the fields of special education, student assessment and services; keeps other school district staff informed of developments in the field as well as changes in laws or regulations in areas of responsibility.
--- Assists in the Director of Student services in the recruitment, selection, training, professional development, observation, and evaluation of staff under areas of responsibility; makes recommendations regarding goals and corrective action.
--- Communicate, collaborate, coordinate, and supervise the District Social Workers, School Psychologists, BCBA's, Nurses, Counselors, Special Education Teachers, Gifted Teachers, and Paraprofessional staff.
--- Helps to facilitate the responsibilities of McKinney Vento Coordinator, Foster Care Point of Contact, Homeless Liaison, and 504 Coordinator.

Secondary Duties/Responsibilities:
--- Provides and/or plans in-service programs for special education staff members and regular education staff members; provides technical assistance to staff members.
--- Reviews and recommends field trips, instructional material and equipment purchases.
--- Assists principals with the interview process of new staff members for professional and nonprofessional vacancies related to special education.
--- Maintains ongoing communications with teachers, guidance counselors, principals, central administrators, School Board, parents and community.
--- Performs other duties as may be assigned by the Director of Student Services

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

--- Organization
--- Written/Oral Communication
--- Detail Oriented
--- Personal Effectiveness/Credibility
--- Thoroughness
--- Time Management

--- 260 Day Contracted Position
--- Compensation as per the District's Act 93 Administrative Compensation Plan

Performance of this position will be evaluated annually by the Director of Student Services in accordance with the Board's policy on evaluations of administrative employees.

--- Special Education office staff
--- Special Education Secretary
--- School Psychologists
--- Social Workers
--- Gifted Teachers
--- Speech-Language Clinicians
--- BCBA and RBT
--- Special Education Teachers and Support Staff
--- Nurses
--- Counselors

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical Demands: On the job, this employee must...
    • Bend
    • Sit
    • Must carry/lift loads of:
      • Light (up to 25 lbs)
      • Moderate (25-50 lbs)
      • Squat
      • Stand
      • Walk
      • Push/Pull
      • Kneel
      • Manual dexterity
      • Reach above shoulder level
      • Use fine finger movements
      • Ability to communicate verbally and adequate hearing and vision
      • Work Environment: On the job, this employee...
        • Uses computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines
        • Is in an office setting OTHER DUTIES
          Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

          The SASD is an equal opportunity education institution and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation or military service (or any other characteristic protected by state, federal or local law) in activities, programs or employment practices as required by Title VI, Title IX, Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures or for information regarding services, activities and facilities that are accessible to and useable by handicapped persons, contact the Office of the Superintendent or the Director of Human Resources.

Keywords: Shippensburg Area School District, Ellicott City , Assistant Director of Student Services, Executive , Shippensburg, Maryland

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