#955 Assistant Director of Special Education

Apply for the position, #955 Assistant Director of Special Education, with USD 489 today or contact Geri French for more information. Posted Dec 1, 2023.

Assistant Director of Special Education
·         Master’s Degree from an accredited institution.
·         Kansas Certification in Building Leadership & Special Education.

•         Knowledge of research, trends, and best practices in Special Student Education.
•         Knowledge of state laws, regulations, federal laws, rules and regulations applicable to Special Education.
•         Knowledge of Early Childhood Special Education
•         Skill in behavior modification
•         Skill in writing IEPs
•         Skill in drafting procedures to provide special education services.
•         Skill in administration and supervision of the Special Education program, staff, budgeting, and facilities.
•         Ability to maintain positive working relationship with staff, school center personnel and community.
•         Ability to mentor new teachers.

1.      Initiate new programs
2.      Plan and direct services for all alternate school & ECSE staff.
3.      Work closely with school personnel.
4.      Supervise operations of the cooperative’s alternative school.
5.      Supervise and evaluate certified staff.
6.      Provide leadership in program evaluations and follow-up procedures.
7.      Ability to mentor new special education teachers
8.      Coordinate integration of special education into the total school program.
9.      Provide leadership in curriculum development, Positive behavior support, & Behavior modification.
10.  Work to maintain good public and community relations.
11.  Interview instructional candidates for Special Education areas
12.  Supervise record keeping of students in the program.
13.  Interact with parents, outside agencies, businesses and community to enhance the understanding of system initiatives and priorities and to elicit support and assistance.
14.  Keep SPED Director informed of potential problems or unusual events.
15.  Serve on coop, state or community councils or committees as assigned or appropriate.
16.  Assist in the interpretation of programs, philosophy and policies of the system to staff, students, parents and the community.
17.  Work closely with System and school staffs to support school improvement initiatives and processes.
18.  Keep informed and disseminate information about current research, trends and best practices in areas of responsibility. 
Tremendous Benefits:
·         Full District Paid Single Medical and Dental Coverage
·         Free Annual Eye Exams included with Medical Coverage
·         Ancillary and Voluntary offerings include Vision Materials Coverage
·         District Paid Basic Life Insurance ($10k), Voluntary Life
·         Short Term Disability, Accident, Critical Illness, Identify Theft Insurance
·         Flexible Spending for Medical Expenses and Dependent Day Care 
·         Monthly District Contribution to Health Saving Account as applicable
·         403b Retirement Plan with 2% District Matching
·         KPERS - State of Kansas Retirement Program
·         Paid Holidays and Paid Time Off

Salary Negotiable - Based on Education and Experience
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#955 Assistant Director of Special Education
Full Time
Geri French
Dec 1, 2023
Apr 4, 2024
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