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Special Education Administrator

Company: CTI Education Group
Location: Chicago
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description - Special Education Administrator (200001XO) Job Description Special Education Administrator ( Job Number: 200001XO ) Description The Special Education Administrator will assist the District in ensuring students with disabilities are provided with appropriate instruction and support in order to promote their educational well-being in compliance with Federal and State regulations. The Special Education Administrator will be held accountable for the following responsibilities:

  • Facilitate the provision of special education services to students and students at-risk, which is specified by the District's best practice protocols and guidelines.
  • Understands and support teachers on effective instructional strategies for students with disabilities
  • Articulate and promote high expectations for teaching and student learning
  • Support co-teaching models for students in general education classroom environments
  • Develop professional development on effective instruction for students with disabilities by network areas
  • Coach special education teachers on effective, researched based instruction and data collection
  • Support researched-based instructional techniques for CPS cluster programs
  • Assist in monitoring special education programs and related services to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations and local district policies and procedures
  • Analyze data to establish appropriate goals and objectives in context of improving academic achievement and social-emotional growth
  • Promote use of research-based interventions, strategies, and instruction
  • Follow procedures outlined for placing students in ISBE approved, nonpublic facility placements
  • Facilitate special education students' progress reviews with a focus on data monitoring of student achievement and continuous improvement
  • Monitor, evaluate, and ensure the implementation of Individual Education Programs and inclusive practices
  • Collaborate with Principals, Assistant Principals (and other stakeholders) and District Representatives to assess and analyze the needs of individual students
  • Provide professional development for network and school staff to directly enhance performance and improve student learning; assist with the planning, organization and presentation of district-wide PD
  • Consistently maintain quality interactions with teachers, students, parents, and the larger community
  • Provide administrative support and technical assistance to school administrators, learning behavior specialists, general educators and school teams in the areas of curriculum development, instructional techniques, behavior management, effective educational practices while adhering to CPS policy and IDEA regulations.
  • Maintain and protect the rights and confidentiality of others
  • Supervise, evaluate, recruit, and interview for employment of special education teachers and related service staff as applicable
  • Manage fiscal and physical resources responsibly, efficiently, and effectively
  • Coordinate meetings of various discipline staff, such as LBS and RSPs to provide in-service instruction and facilitate communication among members of these groups
  • Promote the success of all students by collaborating with families and community members
  • Demonstrate appreciation for and sensitivity to diversity in the school community
  • Welcome and honor parents and seek ways to engage them in their children's learning as active participants of the IEP team
  • Become familiar with school, district and community agencies as resources to enhance special education programming and services
  • Encourage and initiate collaboration with various school and community agencies to help meet the needs of students with special needs
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by immediate supervisor or department Chief In order to be successful and achieve the above responsibilities, The Special Education Administrator must possess the following qualifications: Type of Education Required:
    • ISBE General Administrative or Principal license highly desired
    • An earned Master's Degree
    • Special Education teaching certificate (LBS) or Professional Educator License (PEL)
    • REACH certification or commitment to complete REACH certification within timeline specified by hiring manager Type of Experience and Number of Years:
      • At least five years of teaching experience
      • At least three years of experience teaching a minimum of one area of special education Work Conditions: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the responsibilities the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is often required to sit and use their hands and fingers, to handle or feel and to manipulate keys on a keyboard. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with arms and hands. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate Terms of Employment: As a condition of employment with the Chicago Public Schools (CPS), an employee must be an actual resident of the City of Chicago or be willing to become a resident within six months of the date of his/her employment with Chicago Public Schools

Keywords: CTI Education Group, Chicago , Special Education Administrator, Education / Teaching , Chicago, Illinois

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