Director - Regional School District #14
Position: Director
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Director of Student Services
Job Location: District Wide
Deadline: Dec 14, 2018**
District: Regional School District #14
Woodbury, CT 06798
Telephone: 203-263-4339
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Job Description:
Regional School District 14 (Bethlehem/Woodbury) announces the following administrative vacancy:

POSITION:   Director of Student Services

START DATE:         January 2019

DEADLINE:             December 14, 2018

CT SDE 092 Certification or
CT SDE Special Education or Special Service Endorsement
Prior Student Services Leadership experience preferred

Primary Function:   
The Director of Student Services has overall responsibility for the planning and development of specialized instruction and programs for students ages 3-21 including professional development of special education and pupil services Pre-K – 21, supervising the ELL program, serving as Safe School Climate Coordinator, 504 Coordinator, writing and monitoring implementation of grants for special education.  The Director ensures that all programs are in compliance with state and federal mandates and regulations and best practices.

Reports to:
Superintendent of Schools
Supervises:
All Certified and Non-Certified Special Education Personnel
Work Year:
12 months
Salary:
According to collective bargaining agreement

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
• Responsible for supervision of all department personnel
• Maintains open lines of communication with district administrators in monitoring special services staff, programs and services; i.e., department goals and objectives, transportation, space requirements, student caseloads, and staff performance
• Provides leadership for programming and curriculum for all special education services
• Prepares the annual budget for the department and assists in the preparation of State reimbursements
• Informs the business office of all financial obligations incurred through the department
• Develops proposals and monitors special education state and federal grants
• Responsible for special education transportation
• Acts as liaison to the State Department of Education for special service programs
• Interviews candidates and makes recommendations for hiring of new staff
• Informs all administrative staff of current and proposed legislation for special education, confidentiality of records, evaluation of special education programs and expenditures, and due process proceedings and ensures that special education mandates are implemented
• Conducts staff meetings on a regular basis
• Provides leadership for staff development and instructional improvement programs
• Maintains professional competency by attending meetings of professional organizations and conferences, serving on school and district committees, and keeping abreast of current educational literature
• Acts as a catalyst for innovative thinking, including evaluation of existing programs and development of new programs
• Collaborates with district leaders to coordinate crisis intervention district wide
• Performs additional duties, where appropriate, which are assigned within the scope of employment and certification

Qualified candidates interested in consideration for this opportunity should submit online application, letter of intent, resume, copies of original transcripts and certification(s), and no less than three (3) current letters of reference prior to the closing date to: Dr. Joseph Olzacki, Superintendent of Schools
 
The Regional School District #14 Board of Education is an equal opportunity employer committed to an Affirmative Action Plan in recruiting, appointing, assigning, training, evaluating, and promoting personnel on the basis of merit and qualification, without regard for race, color, religious affiliation, sex, age, natural origin, sexual orientation, ancestry, gender identity, marital status, handicapping conditions or any other applicable lawful discriminatory standards.  (Title VI & VII of Civil Rights Act of 1964.  Title VI & VIII of the Public Health Services Act, Title II of the Education Amendments of 1972, as well as other relevant federal and state laws.)


 

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.

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