Dean of Students/ Title Intervention Grades 5-6

Payette School District Southwest / Boise Administrator Middle Full Time Posted 1M ago

About this job

QUALIFICATIONS

Idaho Administrative Certificate
Title 1 Administrator for Classified Staff and Student Services
Minimum experience as determined by the Board in the areas of special education services and supervision of staff. Five or more years of successful experience in teaching and site-level administrative experience preferred
Broad knowledge of federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy pertaining to special education
Demonstrated ability to effectively administer special education programs and to work with parents, community groups, and agencies
Excellent leadership and organizational skills
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Able to work under pressure and deadlines
Maintain confidentiality of staff and students
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY TO

Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent

JOB SUMMARY

To direct the planning, development, organization, management, and implementation of all aspects of the Student Services programs of the district. This includes alternative education, child welfare and attendance, discipline procedures, grant funded programs, guidance services, Section 504 procedures, and school safety. To assure compliance with federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy related to Student Services.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Alternative Education Programs

Provide direct oversight of the development and implementation of alternative education programs
Administrator in charge of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support for students with academic or behavioral difficulties
Facilitate the enrollment of students into alternative programs and their return to regular programs
Assist with the development, implementation, and evaluation of effective alternative programs for at-risk students
Provide leadership in the development of the district's special education program, and coordinate and supervise related activities
Evaluate existing programs and make recommendations for improvement
Keep informed of all legal requirements governing special education
Keep staff informed of legal requirements, and ensure that all requirements under federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy are met
Serve as a member of child study teams, and assume responsibility for the preparation and timely submission of all required documents and reports, in order to assure district compliance with legal requirements of this process
Monitor the implementation of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)
Establish procedures for evaluation, placement, and reappraisal of students in need of special education and/or related services
Supervise and coordinate home instruction for homebound or hospitalized special education pupils
Serve as the district Section 504 coordinator
Assume responsibility for district compliance with federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy regarding school special education programs
Plan, develop, and coordinate the district's system of special education services
Oversee the development and effective delivery of the district's special education program, including the development and maintenance of the cumulative records of students receiving special services
Other Student Services and Supervision

Direct the planning, organization, and coordination of the district’s pupil attendance programs, including truancies
Chair, conduct, and supervise various discipline and attendance hearings
Coordinate all hearing panels, and ensure due process in all cases
Process documentation to establish student residence with someone other than the parent
Guide, direct, advise, and participate in serious discipline processes and problems including student suspension and expulsion cases
Interpret, prepare, and disseminate information federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy regarding attendance, student discipline, and due process
Provide direction, coordination, and guidance to the district’s counseling services, and outside contracted services as needed
Provide direction to assist in dropout prevention efforts
Communication and Leadership

Assume responsibility for the recruitment, assignment, supervision, and evaluation of all certified and noncertified special education staff
Supervise and coordinate the activities of child study team members and ensure the placement of individual students with special needs in those educational situations best suited to their requirements
Oversee school safety and security programs including probation officers, school resource officers, school/police liaisons, and Safe School’s Advisory Committees
Participate in the development and implementation of in-service and training programs
Initiate, facilitate, and maintain relationships with community agencies and other resources to meet pupils' special needs
Refer parents and child to agencies when appropriate
Interpret the objectives of the district's special education program to parents, students, staff, and the community
Meet with parents to discuss the implementation of IEPs and to resolve grievances
Handle parent complaints effectively
Make active and consistent efforts to maintain or improve the external and internal image of the district, its divisions, and its schools
Program Planning, Administration, Evaluation, and Reporting

Cooperate with building principals to plan, coordinate, and evaluate the special services program
Prepare and administer the departmental budget
Provide timely and effective communications regarding incidents and situations which might impact the district, its divisions, or schools
Establish annual and long-term goals and objectives for improving alternative education programs
Gather appropriate data in support of the status of annual objectives
Prepare Board agenda items relating to the one’s areas of responsibility, submitting items in a timely and appropriate manner for final review
Attend Board meetings, building principal meetings, and other staff meetings as assigned
Other

Serve as a leader and general resource person in matters relating to student discipline, alternative education, and school safety
Assume responsibility for his or her continuing professional growth and development by attendance at professional meetings, membership in professional organizations, enrollment in advanced courses, and by reading professional journals and other publications
Seek assistance should emergencies arise
Represent the school district in a positive manner
Know and follow school district policy and chain of command
Perform other duties as assigned
EVALUATION

Performance of this position will be evaluated annually by the superintendent in conformance with federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy.

COMPENSATION

Salary based on experience and skills. The position qualifies for benefits which include health, dental, vision and life insurance, PERSI retirement, paid vacation as well as access to optional ancillary insurance and retirement products.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

This position shall be considered in all respects “employment at will”. The “employment period” and other descriptions and terms set forth in this job description shall not create a property right for the employee. These are set forth only to advise the employee of when and what type of services will be required by the district so long as the employment continues.

Payette School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Positions are open until filled. All recommendations for hire are tentative offers. Employment is contingent upon board approval, and successful completion of a federal background check and drug-free workplace pre-employment screening (if required for the position). Regular attendance is an essential function of this position.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Payette School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.