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Job Title: Special Education Department Chair
Job Location: Newtown High School
Beginning: Jan 17, 2017
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Newtown Public Schools
Newtown, CT 06470
Telephone: None Specified
Job Description:
Special Education Department Chair -Newtown High School
January 17, 2017
REPORTS TO:       
Director of Pupil Personnel and Supervisor of Special Education
Responsible for the day to day supervision of special education teachers, related service staff, and 18-21 transition program in conjunction with transition coordinator.
  • Five years teaching experience in special education (Middle/High School preferred)
  • Connecticut professional certification in Intermediate Administration(092) or currently enrolled in 092 program
  • Connecticut professional certification in Special Education or School Psychology
Master’s Degree in special education or other advanced graduate degree in related service field.
  • Demonstrates ability to effectively supervise, guide and consult with special education, regular education, and related services staff in the development and implementation of interventions and individualized programs that require the provision of specially designed instruction and related supports.
  • Possesses good working knowledge of the laws and regulations governing the delivery of programming, special education, and related services to students who require these provisions under IDEA
  • Keeps abreast of developments in the field of special education, communication, educational assessment, and positive behavioral supports.
  • Demonstrates ability to build knowledge and capacity of staff through design and implementation of appropriate professional development activities aligned with the district’s strategic plan and in coordination with the Director of Pupil Personnel and Supervisor of Special Education.
  • Demonstrates ability to effectively supervise and evaluate staff
  • Demonstrates ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written formats.
  • Demonstrates ability to build and maintain collaborative working relationships with community-based partners, providers, and agencies.
  • Assists in the interview, selection and hiring of certified and non-certified department personnel, as assigned or requested.
  • Demonstrates solid understanding of IEP writing and goal development within the framework of least restrictive settings and monitors paperwork to identify and address areas in need of attention.
  • Responsible for supervision of all elements of the Planning and Placement Team (PPT) functions and processes, including monitoring of IEP documents
  • Responsible for supervising the development and implementation of high quality standards-based, relevant instruction and related services support within least restrictive settings, in accordance with IEPS, for identified students.
  • Schedules, plans, and runs monthly department meetings for special education teaching staff.
  • Works collaboratively with other district and building personnel in the development, maintenance and evaluation of certified and non-certified special education staff, as assigned.
  • Works with families and students with disabilities to assist them in supporting their children within district (or other) educational programs.
  • Provides regular updates to district administration for the purpose of disseminating information to staff, students, families, and community members.
Assumes other related responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Pupil Personnel.
Appropriate Step of Teachers Contract plus stipend per Union Contract
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** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.