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Exceptional Student Education Program Supervisor - EI Programs

Date Posted: Feb 3, 2023

Job Description

Job Title

Position Title: Exceptional Student Education Supervisor – Emotional Impairment Programs 

Location:  Various Locations 

Salary: $78,309 - $98,230

Reports to: Exceptional Student Education Assistant Superintendent or Designee 

Bargaining Unit: OSAS 

Benefits Eligible: Yes 

In accordance with the Agreement between the Organization of School Administrators and Supervisors (OSAS) and the Board of Education of the School District of the City of Detroit, the following vacancy is announced. 

Position Summary: 

The Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Supervisor for Emotional Impairment (EI) programs works under the direction of the ESE Lead Administrator or designee to coordinate, monitor, and evaluate the comprehensive continuum of services in the District’s EI programs, Day Treatment programs, and Dual Diagnosed programs Grades K-12.  In collaboration with District and community stakeholders, the EI Program Supervisor will ensure students with exceptionalities are provided with sound educational programs, experiences, and services commensurate with their needs and abilities. The EI Program Supervisor serves as a resource to parents, District personnel and the community.   

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • A master’s degree or higher in Special Education or field of study related to serving students identified with an emotional impairment  

  • Valid full approval or endorsement in at least one area of special education from the Michigan Department of Education 

  • Approved, or is qualified for approval, under Michigan Department of Education requirements for Supervisor of Special Education (full or temporary approval) 

  • A minimum of five (5) years of successful certified teaching experience in special education, three (3) of which must be at the K-12  level serving students identified with an emotional impairment; or five (5) years successful employment in a related service support position serving students identified with an emotional impairment 

  • Knowledge and understanding of Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education and how it relates to the development, implementation and monitoring of ESE programs, services, procedures and processes ¿ 

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills 

  • Proficient with basic computer skills and web-based systems 

  • Demonstrated leadership ability in past assignments 

  • Experience and strong orientation toward urban school systems, preferred 

Essential Functions: 

  1. Monitor and maintain student, program and compliance documentation including, but not limited to student progress, caseloads, suspension and expulsion, and progress on State Performance Plan indicators.  

  1. Development and manage EI program budgets, including the Act 18 DD and DT program budgets.  

  1. Identify trends in school performance for students identified with an emotional impairment based on data gathered and as compared to same age peers without exceptionalities.   

  1. Interact with parents of students identified with an emotional impairment for the purpose of defining and implementing services addressing the unique needs of each eligible student. 

  1. Implement and maintain effective EI programs through collaboration with District personnel and community stakeholders, serving as a resource for staff, families, and students. 

  1. Participate in the design and coordination of professional development activities to inform and equip EI program staff with knowledge and skills needed in special education programs. 

  1. Lead staff in the development, monitoring, and evaluation of EI programs and projects, to ensure compliance with state and federal mandates, the alignment of instructional objectives with District curriculum standards, and the appropriate delivery of specialized instruction. 

  1. Monitor EI programs and projects to ensure alignment with District and state curriculum and instructional objectives. 

  1. Assist with recruiting, recommending and assigning EI program teachers and support aides in compliance with special education rules and regulations. 

  1. Prepare written documents for the purpose of responding to inquiries and conveying information. 

  1. In collaboration with District personnel, develop and deliver parent and community trainings that promote cooperative and supportive working relationships to improve the outcomes of students identified with an emotional impairment. 

  1. Supervise and evaluate ESE teacher consultants. 

  1. Review and recommend instructional/learning/SEL materials and supplies. 

  1. Participate in ongoing professional growth and development to remain current on researched based best practices.  

  1. Provide assistance with the investigation, resolution and implementation of corrective actions related to complaints, due process hearings and compliance monitoring. 

  1. Provide consultation to the ESE Leadership Team, principals, curriculum leaders and relevant stakeholders regarding program operations, compliance, curriculum modifications, and accommodations. 

Security Clearance: 

Internal Applicants 

If you are a current Detroit Public Schools Community District employee, you do not have to submit to a new security clearance, unless your new role requires a different type of criminal background check. 

External Applicants 

In alignment with Michigan law, if you are hired to fill a position, you will be required to submit to a  

Detroit Public Schools Community District criminal background check. Information regarding required background checks will be shared at point of hire. 

Method of Application: 

Applicants must apply through the online application system. Only applications submitted through the online application system will be considered for any posted position and all applications require a resume to be considered. 

Successful candidates are required to submit official transcript(s) at point of offer to hire. Teaching service outside of the Detroit Public Schools Community District must be verified by the applicant's prior employer(s) prior to hire. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide all documentation (including copies) as requested. 

Applicants requesting assistance during the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email at [email protected] or phone at (313) 873-6897. 

DPSCD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, religion, height, weight, citizenship, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admissions. Questions? Concerns? contact the Civil Rights Coordinator for more information at (313) 240-4377 or [email protected] or 3011 West Grand Boulevard, 14th Floor, Detroit MI 48202. 

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