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.