Responsible for the provision of special education service to students within the School. Provides direct in-classroom consultation and in-direct supervision to classroom teachers by performing the following essential duties and responsibilities listed below.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Sensitivity to cultural diversity of others
Fully engages in educational, behavioral and clinical services to ensure that all students are receiving an appropriate and complete educational program.
Ensures the appropriate completion of student lesson plans and progress reports.
Ensures that each student's individualized educational plan and all education reports are completed and implemented.
Displays the highest ethical and professional behavior and standards when working
with students, parents and agency personnel.
Evaluates teachers in a fair and consistent manner for the purpose of ensuring that standards are achieved and student learning is maximized. Provides adequate professional supervision and appropriate staff performance evaluations.
Works with teachers to provide quality supervision, coaching and performance feedback for paraprofessional staff.
Establishes professional rapport with teachers and teacher aides to increase staff engagement and commitment.
Supervise the instructional programs of the school, evaluating lesson plans and coaching in classrooms on a regular basis to encourage the use of a variety of instructional strategies and materials consistent with research on learning and child growth and development.
Provides direct in-classroom consultation and demonstration of educational programs.
Conduct meetings, as necessary, for the proper functioning of the school including staff meetings.
Attends all conferences regarding any child’s program that is not meeting the need of the child through regular program channels.
Presents the special educational needs and performance levels for all assigned students to the Committee on Special Education.
Follows established procedures for evaluation and selection of instructional materials and equipment. Makes recommendations to the building principal concerning purchase and use of resources.
Gathers information and forwards it to the principal regarding materials needed to provide an appropriate learning environments for all students.
Ensures that all classroom staff receive training in student’s rights/proactive behavioral supports and the restrictions on negative reinforcement, restraint and time out procedures.
Implements school policies, procedures and/or processes for the purpose of providing direction and/or complying with mandated requirements.
Ensures significant program information or personnel problems are communicated to the Principal.
Attends and participates in school-based safety review meetings.
Conducts announced and unannounced program safety checks.
Provides a safe, attractive, organized, functional, healthy, and clean environment for student learning.
Maintains visibility with students, teachers, and parents.
Ensures that communication between home and classroom is timely and appropriate.
Works on agency committees as assigned by the Principal.
Uses effective presentation skills when addressing students, staff, parents, and the
community including appropriate vocabulary and clear visuals.
Coordinates time and attendance tracking.
Completes in a timely fashion all records and reports as requested by the Principal.
Performs various other job assignments as requested by the Principal or Superintendent.
Directly supervises employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising
performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
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
Master's degree in Education, preferably in Special Education; and a minimum of five (5) years teaching experience. One (1) year Supervisory experience preferred. Must be certified as a school administrator in New York State.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability
to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Must have New York State Professional/Permanent Teacher Certification, preferably in Special Education. Must hold a Certification of Education Administration.
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
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific
vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and distance vision.
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
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
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