The position is responsible for coordinating the school division's multifaceted approach to providing services for at risk students.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Responsible for the hiring, supervision and evaluation of staff for Learning Lab and GED/ISAEP programs.
- Manage division attendance policies and procedures.
- Oversee the Therapeutic Day Treatment (TDT) programs within the schools.
- Oversee the following specific intervention programs: Credit Recovery, high school GED program and the Flexible Learning Lab.
- Prepare and administer a budget for the assigned program areas, prepare grant applications and solicit funds to provide financial support for student intervention programs.
- Provide expenditure controls and regular accounting to the supervising cabinet member for requisition of materials and equipment to support specific student intervention programs.
- Collaborate with all departments and coordinate intervention programs to ensure students are served and their needs are met.
- Establish and monitor procedures for the screening, placement, evaluation, assignment, and reappraisal of students with regard to the assigned student intervention programs.
- Ensure compliance with state and federal regulations regarding student intervention programs.
- Provide progress updates to the School Board, staff, parents and the community on the effectiveness of student intervention programs.
- Assist principals, administrators and teachers with understanding flexible learning options/ intervention options for students and making appropriate referrals for student placement.
- Assist school staff with intervention planning for students at risk.
- Assist with transitioning students who have participated in a student intervention program back to the comprehensive school setting
- Evaluate student intervention programs to ensure student achievement program objectives are met.
- Assess and identify needs and provide recommendations regarding future equipment, site, program and personnel requirements for student intervention programs.
- Assist the human resources and student services departments with interviewing and recommending qualified candidates for positions in student intervention programs.
- Provide staff development programs for assigned professional staff as appropriate.
- Formulate and interpret policies and procedures and ensure compliance with state and federal regulations pertaining to student intervention programs.
- Prepare or direct preparation of required reports to state/federal/local regulatory and grant agencies.
- Communicate with the transportation department to arrange transportation as needed for students in intervention programs.
- Work collaboratively with the special education department to coordinate services for
Special Needs students served in the assigned intervention programs.
- Ensure accurate record keeping of students receiving instructional services in intervention
- Coordinates effective development and implementation of the division Multi-Tier System of Supports. Plans, organizes, supervises, and evaluates the work of school psychologists and social workers
- Develops, reviews and recommends revision of relevant school policies and procedures.
- Models the WJCC Strategic Plan Values: Individualism, Integrity, Innovation, Accountability and Collaboration.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities Required)
- Master's degree in education or a related field; a minimum of five years of teaching experience, preferably at the secondary level; a Postgraduate Professional license with endorsements in administration and supervision is preferred –a minimum of 3 years leadership experience.
- Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of school administration
- Skill in grant writing and monitoring; comprehensive knowledge of area of specialty.
- Ability to develop and present ideas effectively, orally and in written form.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with school principals, associates and the general public.
This position is responsible for supervising a security guard, and teachers in the learning lab as well as Psychologists and Social Workers.
Performs duties under the supervision of the Senior Director for Student Services.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
Highly diverse and complex duties. Must have high tolerance for change and the ability to work on several projects and assignments concurrently. Must have initiative and assume responsibility for working productively with minimal supervision and through the collaborative process. Must have the ability to sit for extended periods of time in a busy office environment; exhibit manual dexterity to enter data into a computer terminal. To see and read a computer screen and printed material with or without visual aids; hear and understand speech at normal levels and on the telephone; speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in person and on the telephone; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; physical agility to lift up to 25 pounds.