Director of Special Education Department / Secondary Education Teacher

North Star Charter School Southwest / Boise Special Education Director Secondary Full Time Posted 8M ago

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A NORTH STAR CHARTER SCHOOL JOB OPENING
Position Title: Director of Special Education Department/Secondary Special Education Teacher
Category: Full Time Certified
Reports To: Head of School

SUMMARY:
To provide leadership and direction to enable special education pupils to benefit from educational opportunities to the fullest by eliminating or ameliorating problems that interfere with student learning. To assist the district in providing an educational program that is sensitive to the needs of all students within the requirements of federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Director of Special Education

Provide leadership in the development of the district's special education program and coordinate and supervise related services
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 the student services review team, and assume responsibility for the preparation and timely submission of all required documents and reports, in order to assure district compliance with the legal requirements of this process
Monitor the implementation of Individualized Education Plans
(IEP)
Interface activities such as general planning for transitioning students, transportation, cooperative funding, and service requests
Consult with individuals and teams regarding students with special needs
Establish procedures for the 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
Assume responsibility for district compliance with federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy regarding school special education programs
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
Meet with parents to discuss the implementation of IEP’s and to resolve grievances
Handle parent complaints effectively
Work with Administrators and parents to develop and implement appropriate school and community supports.
Assist in the selection of school building personnel.
Ensure Idaho Core Standard Lesson alignment and provide support as needed
Coordinates contracted services such as Psychologist, Speech Language Pathology, Occupational Therapists, and other special education related services


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
High School Special Education Teacher

Maintain accurate special education records according to IDEA.
Meet and instruct students at designated times and locations.
Establish and maintain standards of student behavior.
Maintain the physical environment of the classroom for organization and presentation purposes.
Maintain inventory of equipment and supplies.
Follow curriculum, instruction and assessment practices as approved by the Board of Directors.
Plan curriculum, lessons, special education programs and teaching methods to facilitate the education of children with learning, emotional, and behavioral needs while utilizing consultation, inclusion, group instruction and individual learning systems.
Evaluate student progress based on student work, test scores, observation and experience; communicate the findings to everyone involved with the child and suggest alternative diagnosis as necessary
Participate in case conferences concerning individual students and maintain all required records.
Complete appropriate reporting requirements in a timely manner.
Evaluate and suggest revisions to the program, as needed.
Any other duties as directed by the Building Administrator
Case manage IEP processes.
Follow district and state special education guidelines and procedures.
Equal Opportunity Employer
North Star Charter School 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.
Job Requirements
Please provide certified application, resume, teaching certificate and legible copies of all college/university transcripts including undergraduate transcripts.
Bachelor degree preferred

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a North Star Certified Application, resume, teaching certification and legible copies of all college/university transcripts including undergraduate transcripts. Bachelor degree preferred. CONTACT: Andy Horning, Head of school, ahorning@northstarcharter.org and Joanna O’Donnell, Chief Operations Officer, jodonnell@northstarcharter.org
Certified Application available at: https://www.northstarcharter.org/employment-opportunities/

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

North Star Charter School 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.