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Program Administrator for Special Education

Company: Rockford Public Schools
Location: Rockford
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

ROCKFORD PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT #205Job DescriptionJob Title: Program Administrator for Special Education - 12 MonthsJob Code: 9316Department: Special EducationSupervisor: Executive Director Special EducationDate: January 10, 2018FLSA Status: ExemptPURPOSE OF THE POSITION: To develop and maintain, within legal and professional standards as outlined by Board Policy, IDEA, and the RPS 205 Strategic Plan, an organizational framework in which efficient and appropriate special education programs are delivered to students with special needs. In addition, this position is designed to implement a cadence of accountability with data reporting, provide professional development to identified groups of staff members, and maintain equitable access to curriculum and programming across all settings.SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Special Education Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Certified Support Staff, and Non-Certified Support Staff.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 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. In addition to the requirements listed below, regular attendance is an essential function of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.* Ensure compliance with all laws, regulations, and administrative rules that affect special education programs and services.* Ensures that all actions are in concert with the Board policies as well as the mission statement, beliefs, objectives and parameters found in the Board's strategic plan.* Develop and maintain an operational calendar that is aligned with district timelines and events.* Develop, facilitate, and evaluate professional development related to assigned staff/program groups. Professional development sessions may be held in the evening, after the school day has concluded.* Develop a cadence of accountability for results using district data to present at established intervals.* Provide software/technical assistance to staff members within your assigned program.* Work collaboratively with building principals and district administrators to align programming with district and departmental goals.* Represent the district during due process/mediation hearings.* Attend evening community and school board meetings and presentations as requested.* Supervise Individual Education Program (IEP) development and implementation in the least restrictive environment (LRE).* Conduct needs assessment of assigned staffing/programming groups through observations, compliance checks, and data tracking.* Prepare and communicate reports to the Board of Education.* Assist families with understanding of procedural safeguards, due process rights, curricular modifications, and student individual needs.* Upon request of the building principal, may act as a primary or secondary evaluator of licensed special education and related service staff.* Interview applicants and make hiring recommendations in collaboration with building principals.* Oversee budget of assigned staffing/programming to support programs/needs that align with district initiatives.* Assist in the writing and evaluation for special education grants and funds.* Coordinates and directs transportation requests.* Consults with, and builds strategic partnerships with outside agencies.* Carries out such additional duties as required or as conditions necessitate.* Participates in job training and professional growth opportunities in order to enhance ability to perform the essential functions of the job.* Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and effective work environment.QUALIFICATIONS:Must hold a General Administrative/Principal endorsement and either a Professional Educator License with LBS1 or a Special Education-related endorsement.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:Administrators must demonstrate an excellent knowledge of Rockford Public Schools, Board of Education policy as well as IDEA and state/local compliance procedures. Must maintain knowledge of current Special Education Law. Able to advocate professionally for the rights guaranteed a child with a disability under IDEA.WORKING CONDITIONS:Moderate in-district travel as well as intermittent in-state and out-of-state travel. Intermittent prolonged and irregular hours of work.PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:Administrators are evaluated annually using the approved district rubric.OTHER:This job description describes duties and responsibilities which are representative of the nature and level of work assigned to the position. The identified duties and responsibilities are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position.The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the school district and employee and is subject to change by the school district as the needs of the school district and requirements of the job change.Physical Aspects of the Position (Check all that apply)1. Climbing - Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized. 2. Balancing - Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces. 3. X Stooping - Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. 4. X Kneeling - Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees. 5. Crouching - Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine. 6. Crawling - Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet. 7. Reaching - Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction. 8. X Standing - Particularly for sustained periods of time. 9. X Walking - Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances. 10. Pushing - using upper extremities to press against something with steady force order to thrust forward, downward or outward. 11. Pulling - Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion. 12. Lifting - Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and required the substantial use of upper extremities and back muscles. 13. X Finger use - Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with the fingers rather than the whole hand or arm as in handling. 14. Grasping - Applying pressure to an object with the fingers or palm. 15. X Talking - Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken word. Those activities in which you must convey detailed or spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly or quickly. 16. X Hearing - Perceiving the nature of sounds. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make fine discriminations in sounds such as when making fine adjustments on machinery. 17. X Repetitive Motions - Substantial movements (motions) of the wrist, hands, and/or fingers.The Physical Requirements of the Position (Check one)1. Sedentary Work - Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary Work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met. 2. X Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of force greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rate for Light Work. 3. Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. 4. Heavy Work - Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. 5. Very Heavy Work - Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.The visual acuity requirements including color, depth perception and field of vision (Check one)1. X Machine Operations - inspection, close assembly, clerical, administration. This is a minimum standard for use with those whose work deals largely with preparing and analyzing data and figures, accounting, transcription, computer terminal, extensive reading, or visual inspection. 2. Mechanics - Skilled tradespeople - This is a minimum standard for use with those whose work deals with machines such as power tools, lathes and drills. 3. Mobile Equipment - This is a minimum standard for use with those who operate cars, trucks, forklifts, cranes, and high equipment. 4. Other - This is a minimum standard basis on the criteria of accuracy and neatness of work for janitors, sweepers, etc.The Conditions the Worker will be subject to in this position (Check all that apply)1. The worker is subject to inside environment conditions. 2. The worker is subject to outside environment conditions. 3..... click apply for full job details

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