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 JOB POSTING

MS SPECIAL EDUCATION DEPT. TEAM CHAIR

King Philip Regional Middle School

King Philip Regional School District

Norfolk, Massachusetts (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3729133
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted: November 26, 2021
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

SUMMARY

This position assures that all District procedures, policies and protocols are in compliance with State and Federal Special Education laws and regulations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Other duties may be assigned.

1.Implements procedures for referral evaluation, placement, assignment and evaluation of students with regard to the special education programs.
2.Chairs special education TEAM meetings to include initial evaluations, re-evaluations, special evaluations, and annual reviews, as appropriate.
3.Writes IEPs resulting from the initial special education evaluation meetings, or assigns staff as appropriate.
4.Oversees the review meeting process and coordination of all IEPs at the middle/high school.
5.Maintains a system of tracking evaluations, re-evaluations, annual TEAM meetings and progress reporting, following legally mandated timelines.
6.Directs all aspects of assigned specialized programs, inclusive of, but not limited to, chairing TEAM meetings, program development, staff supervision, parent contact, coordination of therapists and outside agencies.
7.Participates in student-faculty assistance TEAM meetings and the pre-referral process (SST) with regular education, as appropriate.
8.Department Heads collaborate and chair 8th grade student transition meetings.
9.Department Heads collaborate with the Out-of-District Coordinator and the elementary districts to facilitate 6th grade transition meetings.
10.Works collaboratively with the Out-of-District Coordinator to provide for a smooth transition for the return of students to the district, as appropriate.
11.Consults with special education staff and parents of special needs students as needed.
12.Makes 688/MRC referrals for special needs students in need of transitional planning to the appropriate human service agency and follows through on the planning process for post graduation services.
13.Works with building principals and assistants to monitor disciplinary infractions of special needs students and to make referrals for functional behavioral assessments, conduct manifestation determination meetings and write behavioral intervention plans.
14.Arranges TEAM meetings for special needs students who have approached 10 cumulative days of suspension and implements procedures required by state and federal regulations.
15.Assists the Director of Special Education in coordinating, planning, and facilitating monthly district department meetings.
16.Assists the Director of Special Education and building principals in scheduling activities relating to special needs students and staff.
17.Supervises/evaluates teachers, as assigned.
18.Generate schedules for special needs students.
19.Maintains on-going contact/communication with building administrators.
20.Oversees accommodations in regular education classrooms in conjunction with the liaisons.
21.Assigns liaisons for all special needs students and manages the liaison caseload.
22.Attends building and CTL meetings as the representatives of the Special Education Department.
23.Implements all special education regulations.
24.Assists the Director of Special Education in budget-development activities.
25.Assists the Director of Special Education to develop and monitor budget information for all in- and out-of-district placements.
26.Assists the Director of Special Education in preparing State/DOE reports
27.Attends regularly scheduled meetings with the Director of Special Education.
28.Coordinates transportation for special needs students on in-district caseload.
29.Works on any and all special education projects as assigned.
30.Performs other duties assigned by Director of Special Education.
31.Meets with the Superintendent as necessary.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the District’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; and addressing complaints and resolving problems.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below 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.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

Masters Degree in Special Education or related field. Three years experience as a Special Education Teacher, School Psychologist, Adjustment Counselor, Social Worker preferred.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Valid Teaching Certificate, K-12 Certification or other related state license.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of administrators, staff, parents and the general public.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral and diagram of schedule form.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory in specific field. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff and the community. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in oral and written form. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and School Committee policies.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; walk and stand; travel from building to other sites. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus.

The information contained in this job description if for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee works inside. The noise level in the work environment is relatively quiet.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category: Administrator > Director/Coordinator/Manager
  • Location Description

    The mission of the King Philip Regional School District is to pursue educational excellence in an environment that fosters individual worth, self-respect, and respect for others. Learn more about us...


    Equal Opportunity Employer

    The King Philip Regional School District is committed to maintaining a school environment free of harassment towards students, parents, employees or the general public on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, pregnancy, veteran status, homelessness, religion, age or immigration status and it does not tolerate discrimination. Inquiries related to harassment and discrimination policies can be directed to Civil Rights Coordinator, Assistant Superintendent of Schools, 18 King Street Norfolk, MA 02056 508-520-7991. Further information about Employment and EOE policy is available at https://www.kingphilip.org/domain/30.

    Job Requirements

    • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

    Application Instructions

    Please be advised that King Philip's offer of employment is contingent upon you submitting and successfully passing a fingerprint-based background check consistent with new state law requirements set forth in Chapter 459 of the Acts of 2012. Should you fail to submit or fail to pass the background check, King Philip reserves its right to withdraw its offer of employment to you.

    Application Questions

    There are no application questions required for this job posting.

    Contact Information

    • Lisa Moy, Director of Student Services
    • 18 King Street
    • Norfolk, Massachusetts 02056

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