CLASS TITLE: DIRECTOR-STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES BASIC FUNCTION:
Under the direction of the Executive Director/Principal, plan, organize, control and direct the programs, activities and operations of the Student Support Services Department including its subdivisions such as the Health Office, Study Center and Independent Study Program; assure compliance with applicable laws and regulations; assure fiscal stability Special Education programs; provide instructional leadership; supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel.
Plan, organize, control and direct the programs, activities and operations of the Student Support Services Department including its subdivisions such as the Health Office, oversee Psychological and Mental Health staff & programs as well as the Study Center and Independent Study Program; direct the curriculum planning, teaching techniques, evaluation and implementation of programs including extended year programs.
Plan, organize, control and direct the operations and activities of the Health Office; promote health services and education and assure students reach their optimum physical, mental, educational and social capabilities; direct activities to assure compliance with established policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
Plan, organize, control and direct, develop and oversee programs to ensure needs of students with disabilities are met. Provide supervision and guidance to the Section 504 Case Manager and assistant(s). Identify need for related services and develop contracts with providers/agencies And district to ensure student needs are met.
Provide monthly reporting to district to include monitoring compliance with service provision and timelines as required by the Modified Consent Decree. Respond to District I COP requests for information / documentation. Ensure compliance with district policy, state and federal laws.
Administrate IEP team meetings and services for students attending Non-Public School settings to ensure compliance. Process initial requests for assessment of special education eligibility to ensure compliance with mandated timelines. Provide assessment and develop IEP's for students residing within the former residency area of PCHS. Serve as Liaison between PCHS and LAUSD for issues related to students with disabilities.
Coordinate with district offices to ensure Child Find requirements are met.
Plan, organize, control and direct Study Center operations, activities and development functions in support of students; coordinate and direct operations and activities to provide students with equal access to educational opportunities and facilitate access to information concerning educational opportunities available to students.
Plan, organize, control and direct communications and information to meet student needs and assure smooth and efficient Independent Study program operations; provide consultation and assistance to administrators and staff regarding the placement, education and follow-up of students enrolled in the Independent Study program; follow-up on individual cases as directed.
Plan, organize, control and direct the Independent Study program and activities; determine needs, educational effectiveness and operational efficiency; receive and respond to staff input concerning program needs; provide recommendations concerning policies, programs and procedures to enhance educational effectiveness and meet the needs of students; assure smooth and efficient Independent Study program operations.
Assure fiscal stability of Special Education and Student Support Services programs; establish program delivery services to children under sound, cost-effective measures.
Assure compliance with applicable laws and regulations; maintain programs to comply to State and federal laws and programs.
Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; interview and select employees and recommend transfers, reassignment, termination and disciplinary actions; Provide Professional Development to Special Education teachers, Paraprofessionals and Faculty regarding best practices, legal issues and procedures to maintain compliance with state and federal laws.
Place children in special programs; coordinate interagency services to meet student and program needs. Serve as College Testing Coordinator for students with disabilities.
Evaluate selected programs, facilities, curriculum, learning activities, materials, supplies and teaching practices within assigned program; approve supplies, materials and texts used in programs.
Provide technical expertise, information and assistance to the administrator regarding assigned functions; assist in the formulation and development of policies, procedures and programs.
Serve as administrator on Individualized Education Plan Team meetings as needed or designate administrator for meetings. Confer with PCHS Administrators, Faculty, Staff and Legal Counsel, as needed.
Plan, organize and implement long and short-term programs and activities designed to develop assigned programs and services.
Direct the preparation and maintenance of a variety of narrative and statistical reports, records and files related to assigned activities and personnel; prepare attendance reports and related data for reimbursement of funds.
Communicate with other administrators, personnel and outside organizations to coordinate activities and programs, resolve issues and conflicts and exchange information; communicate and maintain contacts with parents, districts and community agencies. Serve on Coordinating Council for Charter Operated Programs / LAUSD SELPA. Represent Administration on School Board Committees.
Develop and prepare the annual preliminary budget for the Student Support Services Department, including all relevant subdivisions; analyze and review budgetary and financial data; control and authorize expenditures in accordance with established limitations.
Coordinate Palisades Parent Special Education Advisory Committee. Attend and conduct a variety of meetings as assigned; serve on assigned committees; serve as representative at local and State meetings, conferences and workshops.
Provide leadership in the field of Special Education; maintain current knowledge of trends, legislation and regulations; participate in the development of legislation related to program responsibilities.
Operate a computer and other office equipment as assigned; drive a vehicle to conduct work. Perform related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Planning, organization and direction of the Student Support Services Department and all relevant subdivisions.
Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures related to Special Education and general education and other assigned areas.
Plan, organize, control and direct Study Center operations, activities and development functions in support of students.
Plan, organize, control and direct the operations and activities of the Health Office. Due process in terms of special education conflict resolution.
Policies, goals and objectives of the Special Education program. Budget preparation and control.
Oral and written communication skills.
Principles and practices of administration, supervision and training. Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
Operation of a computer and assigned software.
Plan, organize, control and direct the programs, activities and operations of the Student Support Services Department.
Assure compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
Assure fiscal stability Student Support Services programs and all relevant subdivisions. Provide instructional leadership.
Train and evaluate the performance of assigned staff. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. Operate a computer and assigned office equipment.
Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action. Meet schedules and time lines.
Work independently with little direction.
Plan and organize work.
Prepare comprehensive narrative and statistical reports.
Direct the maintenance of a variety of reports and files related to assigned activities. Maintain current knowledge of laws, regulations and trends in the field of Special Education.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Any combination equivalent to: master's degree in education or related field and five years increasingly responsible experience in the administration of special education programs including three years teaching or working with individuals with exceptional needs.
LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Valid California Administrative or Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential. Valid California driver's license.
Indoor and outdoor environment. Driving a vehicle to conduct work.
Sitting and standing for extended periods of time.
Hearing and speaking to exchange information and make presentations. Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard.
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