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 Special Education Supervisor - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, United States

Job information
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Education
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: FZMbJXFrYImkATXPZqyWxai3V7z2eF / Latpro-3745544 
Date posted: Jun-30-2020
State, Zip: Pennsylvania, 18078


Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit #21

"CLIU is a service agency committed to Helping Children Learn."

Position Definition: The Supervisor of Special Programs and Services is responsible for supervising and coordinating the special education programs/services to which he/she is assigned.
Relationship: The Supervisor of Special Programs and Services shall be responsible to the Assistant Director of Special Programs and Services based on assignment.

  • PDE Supervisor of Special Education Certificate, preferred.
  • PDE Principal Certificate with 3 years special education supervision experience will be considered.
  • Dually PDE Certified Principal and Special Education Supervisor, preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years special education supervisory experience, preferred.


  • Demonstrates leadership ability.
  • Demonstrates the ability to make professional decisions.
  • Demonstrates organizational skills.
  • Demonstrates the ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work independently and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrates interpersonal skills for dealing with staff through patience, consistency, fairness, and understanding.
  • Demonstrates the ability to conduct a thorough and fair investigation.
  • Demonstrates the ability to manage personnel through the use of procedures and consistent decision making.
  • Demonstrates a proficient understanding and utilization of Microsoft Office Suite and other software packages for use in the Special Programs and Services department.
  • Demonstrates the ability to interpret and implement knowledge of federal and state special education standards, and CLIU #21 Board Policies.
  • Proficient data collection, data reporting, and data interpretation skills.
  • Demonstrates the ability to act as a liaison with constituent schools and agencies.  
  • Demonstrates the ability to work collaboratively with staff, co-workers, community members, parents, board members, schools, agencies, and administration.
  • Demonstrates the ability to successfully address emergency situations that pose a risk to the well-being, safety, and security of students and staff.
  • Demonstrates the ability to remain professional under pressure.
  • Demonstrates the ability to attend work regularly at assigned work hours subject to lawful leave rights and responsibilities.


  • Ability to stand, bend, stoop, sit, lift, reach, communicate (vision, hearing, and speech), carry, or convey sufficient weight to safely and effectively carry out functions, duties, and responsibilities. 
  • Ability to independently ambulate in and around work locations.
  • Ability to travel to and from assigned work locations without employer support.
  • Ability to travel in and drive a CLIU #21 vehicle.
  • Ability to exhibit good manual dexterity to effectively carry out function, duties, and responsibilities.
  • Ability and availability to travel overnight.
  • Speaking and hearing ability sufficient to communicate effectively by phone or in person at normal volumes.
  • Vision adequate to read correspondence, computer screen, forms, etc.

 Authority: The Supervisor Special Programs and Services will have the authority to perform all functions listed below in accordance with established policies and procedures.
Functions/Duties/Responsibilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function/duty/responsibility at acceptable standards. In accordance with both state and/or federal law, reasonable accommodations will be considered upon employee request.

  • Oversees teachers in preparing and maintaining ongoing instructional programs including appropriate supportive services.
  • Assesses curriculum effectiveness and implements change when necessary.
  • Supervises and evaluates professional and paraprofessional performances in an effective and fair manner.
  • Provides staff development through effective supervision.
  • Participates in the planning and development of appropriate programs and services for special education, nonpublic schools and correctional facilities.
  • Consults with school district personnel and corrections contacts regarding special education, nonpublic, and corrections programming.
  • Supervises the appropriate steps in the referral-placement process.
  • Recruits, screens, and recommends staff for employment in areas for which responsible.
  • Establishes working relationships with parents, school personnel, agency personnel, and the community.
  • Approves the placement and individual educational program for students placed in programs under his/her supervision.
  • Assesses program needs and staffing and makes recommendations for new programs or revisions to current programs.
  • Provides assistance and direction to professional staff regarding program implementation including all aspects of identification, assessment, scheduling, placement, and record keeping for students in classrooms and itinerant programs.
  • Assists in the development of the budget and maintains monitoring of the budget for all aspects of programs under his/her supervision.
  • Schedules regular team meetings for staff, parent conferences, IEP team meetings as deemed by the supervisor.
  • Maintains appropriate records for assigned programs and services.


  • Participates in the planning and development of special programs and projects.
  • Participates in the orientation for new staff.
  • Participates in the development of a comprehensive inservice plan.
  • Maintains professional knowledge through review of professional literature, attendance at workshops, field visitations, research, and formal study.
  • Approves schedules and caseloads and supervises such schedules to ensure they are maintained effectively.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director and/or Assistant Director of Special Programs and Services.


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