Special Education Transition Program Supervisor

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Start Date
08/01/2020

Description

Job Title:  Special Education Transition Program Supervisor
 
Reports to:  Coordinator of Special Education Services
           
Dept/School:  Special Education Services / Administration Building
           
Work Year:  200 days
 
Base Salary:  $60,500  Actual salary will be calculated based on experience.
 
PRIMARY PURPOSE: 
To provide administrative leadership for improving the instruction, planning and transition of students with disabilities (EC-18+) through supervising professional and paraprofessional staff and working collaboratively with parents and the community.  Assist in the planning, development, implementation, evaluation, and maintenance of special education transition services (EC-18+) and provide the necessary support to ensure compliance of all policies and procedures related to special education services.  Implement and support district transition services and programs for students receiving special education services, including the district’s 18+ program. 
 
Work with parents and staff to enable students to develop competencies and skills needed to function successfully in their community with an emphasis on teaching behavior and competencies required to improve their pre-vocational and vocational skills. 

Establish partnerships with community agencies and businesses to provide students with opportunities to access job sites and community resources in order to prepare for post-secondary life.

QUALIFICATIONS:    
Education/Certification:
Master’s degree required
Valid Texas teacher’s certificate with special education endorsement
Additional certification in Supervision, Administration, and/or Mid-Management Administrator preferred
 
Special Knowledge/Skills:     
Understanding of the individual needs of students with special needs with particular focus on transition services
Knowledge of the federal, state, and local regulations concerning special education especially with respect to transition services
Ability to utilize research-based strategies related to transition services
Strong organization, communication, and interpersonal skills
Knowledge of Indicator 13 and 14 compliance needs
Knowledge of Coaching and performance appraisal systems
Ability to interpret policy, procedures, and data
Ability to coordinate district functions (e.g., professional development offerings, community events)

Experience:
Minimum of three years of successful experience as a special education teacher
Administrative experience preferred

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Serve as an instructional leader and consultant in curriculum planning, design, and development.
Identify, review, and evaluate the district’s transition assessment needs and train teachers and case managers to conduct transition related assessments with students and parents to ensure student strengths, preferences, and interests are addressed.
Conduct classroom and work site walk throughs and conduct goal setting and coaching sessions.
Participate in ARD/IEP meetings to ensure appropriate placement and development of individual education programs for students according to district procedures.
Assist in the recruitment, selection, and training of personnel and make sound recommendations relative to personnel placement, assignment, and retention.
Plan professional development for staff, parents and/or community.
Ability to maintain an effective working relationship with faculty, students, parents, and members of the community.
Train district special education staff to appropriately develop transition services for student’s annual IEP.
Provide information to students and parents and staff regarding education, training, agency support, and community resources.
Support transition staff in working effectively with students and their families.
Act as a liaison with outside agencies to help link student to possible services.
Develop nonpaid training sites in the community for Community Based Vocational Instruction classes and for students engaged in the 18+ program.
Assist district special education coordinator in reviewing and reporting compliance with TEA State Performance Plan Indicators 13 and 14.
Supervise and appraise transition program staff.
 
Communication:
Establish and maintain open communication with parents, student, principals, teachers, employers, and cooperating businesses.
Maintain a professional relationship with colleagues, students, parents, and community members.
Use effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly.
 
Professional Growth and Development:
Participate in professional development activities to improve job-related skills.
Provide professional development opportunities for FISD staff.
Keep informed of and comply with state, district regulations and policies for transition services.
Keep informed of State Performance Plan indicators related to transition planning.

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
Maintain emotional control under stress. Regular district-wide travel to multiple work locations as assigned; moderate lifting and carrying.


Application Deadline:  June 5, 2020 (4:00 PM CST)


The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.  This position is pending Board approval.
 

Approved By:  Dr. Pamela Linton, Chief Human Resources Officer   Date:  5/21/2020
                                                                                                                    
 
The Frisco Independent School District is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants or employees because of race, national origin, gender, age, religion, or disability status of otherwise qualified individuals. FISD does not discriminate on the basis of membership or application for membership in the uniformed services.
 

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Frisco ISD

5515 OHIO DR, FRISCO, TX 75035
 
Insights
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$8,490 (USD)

State Average: $10,068 (USD)

% ELL Students

5%

State Average: 17%

Student Teacher Ratio

15.15

State Average: 15.26

% IEP Students

9%

State Average: 9%

FTE

6,231

State Average: 558