Special Education Director
Must hold a license issued by Utah State Office of Education.
The license must be in one of the following types: Special Education (K-12+) (Level 1), Special Education (K-12+) (Level 2), Special Education (K-12+) (Level 3).
The license position area must be in one of the following areas: Autism, Deaf-Blind, Early Intervention Specialist, Educational Diagnostician, Emotional Behavior Disabilities, Hearing Impairment, Intellectual Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Mild/Moderate Disabilities, Physical Disabilities, Severe/Profound Disabilities, Special Education (General), Traumatic Brain Injury, Visual Impairment.
The license must be in one of the following grades: 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th.
The license status must be active or about to graduate from a state-approved teacher preparation program.
Under the direction of the Rockwell Charter High School administration, the Director of Special Education is responsible for implementing and maintaining age 3-21 Special Education programs and services in conformance to district, state, and federal objectives and laws; planning, designing, and implementing all phases of service provided by the Special Education staff; serving as a resource to patrons, school personnel, and the Board; and maintaining adequate staffing to ensure objectives of programs and services are achieved within budget.
Essential Job Functions:
Provides leadership and vision to ensure continuous organizational development and improvement. Keeps abreast of community services and resources; develops partnerships with parents, businesses/organizations, and other agencies in order to build awareness, develop support, and share resources. Collaborates effectively with District staff, families, special education teachers, and the community for the purpose of planning, developing, implementing, maintaining, and evaluating educational services and/or programs. Implements conflict resolution skills in a variety of situations with staff, families, and the community. Sets staffing levels for school special education programs for the purpose of providing services with fiscal efficiency. Directs personnel, for the purpose of delivering services which conform to established guidelines. Evaluates school Special Education programs and monitors the implementation of special education and compliance with regulations in each location, for the purpose of carrying out and achieving objectives within the area of responsibility. Facilitates meetings and processes, for the purpose of implementing and maintaining Special Education programs and services of the district which achieve desired objectives. Prepares documentation and reports data for the purpose of providing written support, conveying information, and complying with Federal and State regulations. Communicates information on programs, services, and regulations to school personnel, parents, and the Board for the purpose of understanding of the programs. Manages special education complaints, for the purpose of providing required services. Coordinates with outside agencies to provide services to students and staff, for the purpose of offering appropriate services. Directs the Medicaid Administrative Claiming process and direct billing of Medicaid-eligible special education services provided by the district, for the purpose of gaining fiscal resources. Maintains a high level of knowledge regarding developing special education issues, changes in the laws and case law, and educational methods of educating students with disabilities, for the purpose of managing an excellent special education program. Incorporates policies and procedures in accordance with laws and regulations. Ensures that all practices in the school are legal and ethical for each student/family so that each child has the opportunity to achieve at a high level and be prepared for post-secondary success.