ADMINISTRATOR OF SPECIAL SERVICES
West Springfield Public Schools
Job ID: 4302729 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: June 12, 2023 Starting Date: July 10, 2023
Administrator of Special Services
West Springfield Public Schools
The Administrator is responsible for the educational progress of students with special needs. Directs the Special Education program of the District. Ensures program integration with all other instructional departments. Ensures compliance with Special Education Laws and Regulations. Manages a staff of Special Education personnel, assuming responsibility for the supervision of all professional/non-professional staff assigned to the Special Education Department. The Administrator will actively supervise the identification of children in need of Special Education services, and assure that everything required to appropriately service those needs identified is provided.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
The ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory in the field of Special Education. Ability to make relationships, collaborate and problem solve issues fundamental in all areas of special education. Ability to read and analyze professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, professional and business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of parents, students, teachers, administrators and the general public. Ability to calculate figures in the preparation, administration and implementation of a large department budget. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an
extensive variety of technical and information regarding state and federal statutes. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff and the community. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in oral and written form. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Minimum of a Master¿s degree or equivalent, five years of successful professional practice or administrative experience in special education, or combination thereof. Significant graduate work in Special Education and/or School Administration preferred. Some experience as an Administrator of Special Services in an approved special education program is preferred.
Valid Massachusetts Teaching License with Special Education endorsement; Licensed as an Administrator of
Special Education by the Mass. Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Supervise all employees in the Special Education Department. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of the Special Education program. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with local policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work, appraising performance, disciplining employees, addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Work Year: Twelve months
Salary: commensurate with experience
Reports to: Superintendent of Schools or Designee
Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1
At least 5 years of relevant experience preferred
Master degree preferred
Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
There are no application questions required for this job posting.
How To Apply
Apply on the WSPS website - wsps.org/about/human-resources/employment-opportunities