SPECIAL EDUCATION DIRECTOR, Continental School District # 39


Position:
SPECIAL EDUCATION DIRECTOR

Type:
Public


Location:
Rural


Job ID:
106941

County:
Pima


Posted:
February 15, 2022




Contact Information:
Continental School District # 39
1991 E Whitehouse Canyon Rd.
Green Valley, AZ 85614
District Website

Contact:
Cristina Alonso
Phone: (520) 625-4581
Fax: (520) 399-2081
District Email


Job Description:

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Continental School District # 39

TITLE: Special Education Director

CONTRACT TERMS: 11 Month

SALARY CLASSIFICATION: Administrative Salary Schedule/ Exempt

GENERAL STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsibilities include: managing the district’s special education programs and services; developing related goals, objectives and recommending policies; planning, implementing and working with staff in evaluating the special education programs and services; acting as a liaison with other district staff, serving as a resource of information regarding special education programs and services; and ensuring that procedures are appropriate in relation to policies required by state and federal regulatory requirements. Significant time is required for analyzing data, planning activities, monitoring programs/services, responding to others and consulting with program personnel.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Essential functions, as defined under the American with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics.  This list is illustrative only, and is not a complete listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this job class.

• Collaborates with others (superintendent, teachers, parents, community organizations, public agencies, etc.) for the purpose of implementing and maintaining services in accordance with requirements.

• Performs educational assessment of students, including observations, review educational history, conference with student’s teachers, and an evaluation and analysis of the student’s academic performance and learning characteristics.

• Actively participates in the deliberations and classification of referred students and assists in the planning of Individual Educational Programs (IEP).

• Acts as a liaison with the classroom teacher(s) for the purpose of ensuring the implementation of the established IEP of an assigned student.

• Assists in coordinating, developing, monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of the IEP.

• Assists in the identification of all types of exceptional students within the school district.

• Maintains confidential records on all referred students and student/parent contacts in accordance with federal and state law, Board policy and the procedure of the District’s special education program.

• Assesses student readiness for entry in the school program, in accordance with policies established by the Governing Board.

• Provides thorough and timely reports, data, and information as requested.

• Consults with the appropriate school personnel directly responsible for the implementation of the IEP.

• Serves as a resource and/or consultant to school personnel on the nature, causes, and solutions to the learning problems of children.

• Facilitates meetings that may frequently involve a range of issues. for the purpose of evaluating situations, identifying appropriate actions, developing recommendations and/or implementing desired program changes.

• Responds to inquiries of staff, district personnel, other professional organizations, etc.for the purpose of providing information and/or direction as may be required.

• Serves as a resource to district personnel and as a liaison to various agencies for the purpose of explaining procedures conveying and/or receiving information as needed for the planning, developing and evaluating of services related to special education.

Assists with other responsibilities as assigned by the Superintendent.

QUALIFICATIONS

A. REQUIRED EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE

• Master’s Degree

• Arizona teaching certification; Must have Special Education Endorsement on their Teaching Certificate (or equivalent education and/or training),

B. PREFERRED EDUCATION, TRAINING, OR EXPERIENCE

• Three  years of experience in teaching special education

• Arizona certification 

• Experience in coaching, mentoring or serving in lead teacher capacity

C.  PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.

D. COMMITMENT AND DEPENDABILITY

• Willingness to perform as an integral member of a successful team

• Long-term interest and commitment to the school community

• Dedication to providing the highest level of service

• Adherence to all District policies and procedures

PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS

TIME MANAGEMENT:  Must plan as much as one year in advance;

CONTACT:  Interacts with employees, students, parents, and the general public;

LEVEL OF RESPONSIBILITY:  Must oversee program and students and may have the responsibility for equipment, money and highly confidential records;

EVALUATION PROCEDURE:  In accordance with provisions specific in Governing Board policy;

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports to Superintendent

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:  None



Other:

Our school is located in the small retirement community of Green Valley. Originally established in the 1960's to be a community of Homeowner Organizations (HOA), it now boasts a thriving population of over 21,000 people. While still predominately a retirement community, it now serves almost 200 families. Our school and retirement community work hand in hand for the betterment of Green Valley. Our students benefit from the many ‘elders’ who volunteer their time and expertise, making our district a truly unique place to be.

Continental School has served the community of Green Valley since the early 1900's. Our name comes from the Continental Rubber Company, which grew various crops in the area to the east. Although we are located in the desert southwest, Green Valley gets its name from the many mature pecan trees that grow in our area, providing a brilliant, green contrast to the desert landscape around us.