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Director of Pupil Services – Oberlin City Schools

Start Date

08/01/2024

 

Duties
JOB OBJECTIVE: Administers the district’s special education programs. Promotes an effective learning environment. Encourages program innovations. Promotes close working relationships with parents, students, and staff. Keeps the superintendent informed about emerging issues.

REPORTS TO: Superintendent

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
-The following duties are representative of performance expectations.
-Directs the delivery and continuous improvement of special education programs to achieve the district’s written, implemented, and assessed curricula and mandated proficiencies.
-Participates as an active member of the district’s management team.
-Upholds board policies and follows administrative procedures.
-Maintains visibility. Promotes a favorable image of the school district. Builds community partnerships that enhance district programs and services.
-Provides staff leadership. Develop action plans. Helps resolve problems. Maintains open and effective communications with staff and the community.
-Oversees the delivery of a continuum of special education services (e.g., student records, testing, speech/language pathology, physical and occupational therapy, orientation/mobility, visual/hearing, special needs transportation, etc.).
-Administers the board-approved budget for assigned areas of responsibility. Ensures that collection/dispersal procedures are properly documented.
-Provides consultation and assistance, through observation and discussion, to assure continuity among evaluation data, the IEP, and daily lesson plans.
-Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the special education programs on at least an annual basis.
-Serve as a resource person and/or presenter for in-service programs on issues of educating students with disabilities.
-Oversee evaluation, identification, and assist in parent conferences, development of the IEPs, and periodic reviews to ensure that appropriate special education services are being provided for all students with disabilities.
-Keeps current with the K-12 courses of study, the district’s scope and sequence framework, and state standards/guidelines.
-Complies with state model policies and procedures for the education of students identified as having a disability.
-Monitors education laws, rules, and regulations and provides assistance in fulfilling the legal requirements associated with special education.
-Promotes the continuity of the instructional program. Provides insights about the progression of student skills and key contributions made by staff at each level.
-Helps staff resolve problems that impede student learning and/or participation in appropriate peer group activities.
-Serves as a liaison and information resource for special education programs.
-Supports a full range of educational options. Coordinates placement procedures. Works with intervention assistance teams (IAT).
-Participates in parent conferences.
-Ensures that services are provided in the least restrictive educational environment.
-Assist in managing the district Wellness program
-Coordinate Professional Development for Special Program staff
-Attend Special programs and instructional meetings
-Oversee the district Preschool program and analyze all special program data to increase academic and social achievement
-Provide leadership and direction for special program staff
-Provides guidance, communicates high expectations, and shows an active interest in student progress.
-Participates in hearing/grievance processes (e.g., ADA, Section 504, Title IX, etc.).
-Monitors student graduation requirements.
-Maintains high standards and upholds the student conduct code. Helps teachers and administrators with discipline and pupil management issues. Prepares student discipline recommendations for the superintendent’s consideration.
-Maintains effective relationships with community services (e.g., court systems, law enforcement, health care facilities, child welfare services, etc.).
-Participates in staff selection and orientation processes as directed by the Superintendent.
-Expresses high expectations and monitors staff performance. Collaborates with Principals to improve staff competencies. Supports opportunities for staff to develop new skills. Participates in staff evaluations when requested.
-Provides leadership in the planning and delivery of staff development programs that improve teacher outcomes (e.g., methods, skills, commitment, etc.).
-Oversees the timely submission of reports, records, and inventories. Maintains district records for the maximum period mandated by law and/or board policy. Supervises the collection, entry, and verification of educational management information and student data (e.g., EMIS, etc.) as directed.
-Upholds applicable ORCs. Administers policies regarding age, immunization, attendance, legal residence, guardianship, classification, promotion, retention, testing, etc. Oversees enrollment and withdrawal procedures.
-Oversees Title VI-B program applications and reporting requirements.
-Helps the treasurer prepare financial data (e.g., invoices for excess cost, tuition payments, foundation calculations, and deductions, expenditure reports, etc.).
-Oversees proficiency and alternative testing programs. Analyzes test results. Provides staff direction for instructional modifications and interventions that enhance student learning and improve test performance.
-Promotes the effective use of available technology in records management and instructional activities. Uphold’s computer technology acceptable use policies.
-Respects personal privacy. Maintains the confidentiality of privileged information.
-Takes precautions to ensure staff/student safety. Watches for student behavior that may indicate a problem (e.g., profanity, teasing, bullying, distress, etc.). Intervenes and works with staff to eliminate unacceptable behavior.
-Reports evidence of suspected child abuse as required by law.
-Supports appropriate research and pilot projects. Identifies and recommends funding opportunities. Helps prepare grant and foundation proposals.
-Participates in national, state, and/or regional activities that advance district goals.
-Strives to develop rapport and serve as a positive role model for others.
-Performs other specific job-related duties as directed.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:
-Supervises and evaluates assigned staff under the direction of the superintendent.
-Assumes responsibility for the results of duties delegated to staff.

PERFORMANCE EVALUATION: Job performance is evaluated according to policy provisions and contractual agreements adopted by the Oberlin City School District Board of Education.

 

Experience Required
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
-Masters Degree in Administration
-Valid state Department of Education license/certificate appropriate in Administration
-Familiarity with the International Baccalaureate Program
-Evidence of at least five years of successful experience in administration and 5 years of classroom teaching experience
-Knowledge of pupil services and special education
-Demonstrated leadership capabilities
-Knowledge of local, state, and federal requirements and reporting in areas of specialty
-Experience with staff development design and presentation
-Effective organizational planning and project management skills.

 

Wage or Salary
Commensurate with experience as per our administrative salary scale.

 

Approximate Work Hours or Days
230 days/yr

 

How to Apply
Interested parties should apply online: https://www.applitrack.com/oberlinschools/OnlineApp/JobPostings/View.asp?AppliTrackJobId=342
Note: Please upload all applicable documents before submitting your application.

 

Posting End Date
06/09/2024

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