Job Posting Description, Assistant Director of Special Education
Contact Information
Human Resources - Sarah Painter
408 South Carroll Ave
Michigan City, IN 46360
Job Locations
Administration Building
Application Open: 05/13/2019, Filing Deadline: 06/03/2019
Available Jobs
 Job # Description
353 Assistant Director of Special Education

Reports to:   Director of Special Education

Essential Leadership Skills

  • Hold and communicates a clear vision of success
  • Focuses on and is knowledgeable about teaching and learning
  • Ensures an inclusive and caring culture
  • Demonstrates ethical behavior
  • Understands the political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context of learning

 Specific Task Area:  Instructional Leadership

  • Works with Director of Special Education and other stakeholders to establish a district-wide philosophy of least restrictive environment for serving special needs students and communicates it to school administration, staff, parents, and community members.
  • Assists the director on all matters relating to the organization, conduct, and staff of all special education service delivery
  •  Works with staff to modify expectations and select appropriate activities, curricula and activities for individual special needs students.
  • Assists in recruiting, screening, and interviewing special education staff.
  • Works with the administration to recommend retention and assignment for employees assigned to the special education area.
  • Provides input to principals for conducting special education staff evaluations.
  • Conducts special education meetings and training to keep staff knowledgeable about policy changes, new programs, current best practices, and other pertinent information regarding special education.
  • Maintains open lines of communication with parents, staff, students, administration and the Board of Trustees regarding special education.
  • Incorporates delivery of differentiated curriculum and instructional practices within the educational program for special education.
  • Assists the schools in developing school improvement plans that incorporate special needs students.
  • Supports building on implementing inclusive environments.
  • Provides input into professional development.  Completes evaluations of special education staff as designated by Director of Special Education

 Specific Task Area:  Compliance and Management

  • Assists the director in the implementation and observation of all Board policies and State and Federal regulations as they apply to the special education staff and students.
  • Works with director to maintain accurate files of all past or currently served students in Special Education.
  • Attends multidisciplinary staffing, IEP conferences, Annual Reviews, Manifestation Determinations, and other meetings as needed.
  • Facilitates the processing of referrals and services.
  • Assumes other duties as assigned by the Director of Special Education.

Education and Experience

  • Handle confidential information discretely and professionally
  • Ability to use discretion and exercise sound judgment.
  • Critical thinker and problem solver
  • Effective oral and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to exercise appropriate initiative and work independently.
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • Master’s degree, minimum
  • Special Education Directors License or Building Administrator License

Salary and Benefits

 Payment Type:                  Salary

 Benefits:                              Standard Employee Benefits

 The Michigan City Area Schools does not discriminate on the basis of the Protected Classes of race, color, national origin, sex (including transgender status, sexual orientation and gender identity), disability, age, religion, military status, ancestry, or genetic information, which are classes protected by Federal and/or State law (collectively, "Protected Classes"). This includes the Corporation's employment opportunities, programs, and/or activities, or, if initially occurring off Corporation grounds or outside the Corporation's employment opportunities, programs and activities, affecting the Corporation's environment. For further information, clarification, or complaint, please contact the MCAS School Administration, 408 S. Carroll Avenue, Michigan City, Indiana 46360 at (219) 873-2000 for Title IX (gender equity related issues); or Special Education Director , 408 S. Carroll Avenue, Michigan City, Indiana 46360 at (219) 873-2000 for Section 504 (non-discrimination/disability issues and Americans with Disabilities). Any other information concerning the above policies may be obtained by contacting the Superintendent, Dr. Barbara Eason-Watkins, 408 S. Carroll Ave., Michigan City, Indiana 46360 at (219) 873-2000.

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