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POSITION: DISTRICT DIRECTOR, SPECIAL EDUCATION

DESCRIPTION

The District Director of Special Education will be directly responsible for the planning,  designing, organizing, conducting, and implementing the Department’s initiatives within the Special Education Program. This individual will be responsible for the supervision of personnel assigned to the Special Education Program within the District. He or she will work under limited supervision of the Insular Superintendent with considerable latitude in the use of initiative and independent judgment.

DUTIES AND RESPOSNIBILITES (NOT ALL INCLUSIVE)

  • Plans, organizes, administers, and provides leadership for activities and personnel of Special Education Program and Educational Diagnostic Services with increased student achievement as the goal;
  • Establishes strategies for maintaining quality control for all work undertaken by the Division;
  • Assess and analyzes needs of the District in terms of serving special need children;
  • Assess Special Education and Educational Diagnostic Services staffing needs for the District and implement the appropriate actions;
  • Assesses the needs of Special Education and Educational Diagnostic Services personnel within the District;
  • Plans for and conducts/facilitates in-service activities for teachers of students with disabilities in accordance with CSPD plan developed by SEA
  • Monitors the supervision of Special Education and Educational Diagnostic Services personnel within the District;
  • Facilitated the development/adoption of procedures that comply with territorial policies on special education;
  • Formulates and develop plans, procedures and programs to ensure that the District is in compliance with laws (federal and local) relating to Special Education;
  • Works with principals, supervisors and/or coordinators and other staff members in Program development and implementation in accordance with territorial policies;
  • Performs other related work as required;

KNOWELEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of the individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the provisions of Section 504 of the IDEA and related departmental policies and procedures;
  • Knowledge of local laws governing special education and related policies and procedures;

 

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  • Knowledge of the operations, functions and general scope of the Special Education Program and Educational Diagnostic Programs;
  • Ability to make decisions in accordance with established policies and regulations;
  • Ability to communicate with staff, central office and the public;
  • Ability to write concise reports, carry out instructions and develop comprehensive plans with a minimum of supervision;
  • Knowledgeable of approaches for involving parents, family and community members in educational planning, implementation and evaluation;
  • Ability to interpret laws and policies pertaining to learning, discipline, social and health needs of students with disabilities.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Special Education or related field. At least five (5) years satisfactory experience in the field of specialization or three (3) years experience in administration and or supervision.

No person shall be discriminated against in employment or in any other educational program or activity offered by the Virgin Islands Department of Education on account of race, color, creed, national origin, sex, handicap, or age.”

Complainant may write to:   Director                                                      Director

Office of Human Resources                        Office of Human Resources

2133 Hospital Street                                    1834 Kongens Gade

Christiansted, VI  00820                              St. Thomas, Virgin Islands 00802

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St. Thomas

1834 Kongens Gade, St. Thomas, VI 00802
Phone: 340-774-0100

Curriculum Center:
340-775-2250
Mon – Fri:  8AM – 5PM

          

St. Croix

2133 Hospital Street, Christiansted, St. Croix, VI 00820
Phone: 340-773-1095

Curriculum Center:
340-778-1600
Mon – Fri:  8AM – 5PM