Through leadership, supervisory and administrative skills, manages the assigned school program to promote the educational, therapeutic, and behavioral development and well-being of each student. Using internationally recognized expertise, the Special Education Director will establish high quality services and programs that are proven to be research based/best practice in the field, will meet the ACCEL’s mission and service delivery model and individual needs of students leading to successful student outcomes.
BASIC ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Responsible for supervision of school staff, including supervisors, teachers, therapists, aides, nurses, behavior team, and all other support staff.
2. Responsible, with input from the Center Director and Finance & Accounting Administrator, for managing assigned program budget, including meeting budgetary objectives and monitoring all departmental budgets.
3. Responsible, with input from the Center Director, for overseeing the development of a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) for students within the program.
4. Responsible for monitoring to assure ACCEL International’s compliance with local Saudi Arabia Ministry of Education, government and labor law rules and regulations, including certification of all staff.
5. Responsible for the orderly conduct and operation of the school program, carrying on continual appraisal and evaluation of personnel, programs, and procedures.
6. Ensure the safety and security of students and staff by adopting appropriate policies and procedures and responsible for the orderly conduct and operation of the school, carrying on continual appraisal and evaluation of personnel, programs and procedures.
7. Identify appropriate priorities and targets for professional development of staff and student’s cognitive, social, adaptive, behavioral, physical, communication, vocational and academic development.
8. Establish and measure goals for improvements in all cognitive, social, adaptive, behavioral, physical, communication, vocational and academic development.
9. Implement best practice models for inclusive education (partial/total inclusion).
10. Ensure the development of each student is monitored and recorded.
11. Responsible for the development and documentation of the Center’s programs for children with disabilities.
12. Manage longitudinal assessments across classrooms and therapeutic services, assist in the development of and implementation of assessment procedures for all students on the entry to the program, diagnosis and developmental stages.
13. Ensure that parents are well informed about the curriculum/academic supports, therapy, targets and development.
14. Lead and manage staff regarding the arrangement, coordination, planning, preparation and implementation of programs.
Directs and supervises subordinate staff of assigned program, supervisors, teachers, therapists, aides, nurses, behavior team, and all other support staff.
Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, training and terminating employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
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.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Master’s Degree in an educational field with a minimum of five years of progressively responsible administrative and supervisory experience in the field of special education. Arizona Department of Education Principal Certification required.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers or regulatory agencies. Ability to effectively present information to management, public groups, and/or board of directors.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
1. Implement and monitor local laws, Board policies and regulations, school curriculum and procedures as well as personnel policies.
2. Participate in the selection of personnel assigned to the school.
3. Maintain fiscal responsibility for all funds allotted to or collected by the school.
4. Assist in the planning of assigned school’s capital improvements.
5. Oversee the school facilities in conjunction with maintenance department staff and assure proper maintenance and security.
6. Assist in the implementation and monitoring of school’s crisis plan and risk management policy and ensure that staff is properly trained in procedures to appropriately implement these policies.
7. Assure that school’s students have been assigned appropriate educational placements, and with input from subordinate staff, monitor student’s educational and therapeutic needs, progress, and future placements as well as compliance with IEP’s and appropriate policies.
8. Make positive contributions to the life of the school by promoting activities and programs designed to establish and maintain good staff morale and a collaborative school climate, including regular staff meetings, written communications, and in-service training.
9. Provide leadership for the school’s parents, students, and school-related community organizations. This may include communicating through regular newsletters or other printed information to parents as well as attending meetings and pertinent programs.
10. Demonstrate professional growth and knowledge of current professional principles and issues necessary to establish and maintain a “best practices” school environment.
11. Confer with assigned school’s administrative team on a regular basis to ensure that programs and policies are being followed and that the team is functioning in a collaborative and constructive fashion for the benefit of the students.
12. Create a school environment that permits and encourages student growth, independence and respect.
13. Provide leadership and inspiration for support staff by encouraging creativity, problem-solving, integrity, and professionalism.
14. Models appropriate professional attitude and standard of conduct for subordinates and colleagues.
15. Demonstrates effectiveness in time management and organization of professional responsibilities. Uses delegation effectively and assigns tasks clearly and concisely.
16. Supervises subordinates by establishing clear goals and ensures that evaluations are completed at times consistent with ACCEL Personnel Manual guidelines. Proactively directs subordinates and offers comments on performance that provide guidance to elicit positive growth and change.
17. Perform related duties, special assignments, and projects as required.
- Great English Command.
- Leadership Skills.
- IEP Experience
- MTSS system