Director of Special Education & Federal Programs
Must hold a license issued by Virginia Department of Education.
The license must be in Postgraduate Professional License.
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: Preschool/Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th.
The license status must be active or about to graduate from a state-approved teacher preparation program.
1. Contributes to the total school philosophy of education. 2. Recommends policies and programs essential to meeting the needs of special education children. 3. Stays informed of all legal requirements governing special education and federal/state programs and keeps staff updated and informed. 4. Coordinates and monitors special education and federal programs initiatives. Coordinates all federal programs/funds: Title I, Title II, Title IV and Title VI-B. 5. Prepares and submits all special education, federal and state reports related to each program. 6. Evaluates existing programs as an ongoing responsibility, and recommends changes and additions as needed. 7. Assists and advises building principals in coordinating the school improvement process and the instructional activities associated with special education, federal and state grants. 8. Establishes special education procedures for referral, securing medical reports, psychological examination, evaluation, placement, and re-evaluation of students. 9. Assumes the responsibility for compiling, maintaining, and filing all reports, records, and other documents legally required or administratively useful. 10. Develops and maintains complete records of all children receiving special services or enrolled in special classes. 11. Evaluates on an ongoing basis, the total special education program, curriculum, procedures, and individual students' needs and achievement. 12. Provides programs of a remedial nature to supplement regular classroom instruction for those students with learning or visual disabilities. 13. Serves as a liaison wit the Virginia Department of Education in the areas of special education and federal programs. 14. Assists in data gathering, assessment, and evaluation of special education and federally funded interventions. 15. Acts as a facilitator for the Special Education Advisory Committee. 16. Writes special education, federal, and state grants. 17.Prepares payroll information for homebound instructors. 18.Serves as case manager for students who are outplaced. 19.Supervises and coordinates homebased and homebound instruction for homebound or hospitalized students. 20. Attends appropriate area and state meeting related to assigned programs. 21. Assists in recruitment, screening, hiring, training, and assigning of special education personnel. 22. Assists in the process of monitoring and e evaluating special education staff. 23. Assumes responsibility for own professional growth and development; for keeping current with the literature, new research findings, and improved techniques, and for attending appropriate professional meetings and conventions. 24. ability to read and interpret documents such as federal and state regulations and procedure manuals. 25. ability to write reports and correspondences. 26. Ability to prepare department budget. 27. Performs all other related duties as required or assigned.