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ESE Supervisor - School Based Evaluation Teams & Ancillary Services

Date Posted: May 16, 2024

Job Description

Job Title

Position Title: ESE Supervisor–School Based Evaluation Teams & Ancillary Services 

Location:  Various Locations 

Salary: $82,667 - $102,876

Reports to: Exceptional Student Education Assistant Superintendent or Designee 

Bargaining Unit: OSAS 

Benefits Eligible: Yes 

Telecommuting Eligibility: Eligible for telecommuting up to 20% (one (1) day per week)

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 of School-Based Evaluation Teams (SBET) and Ancillary Services works under the direction of the Senior Director of Ancillary Services to coordinate, monitor and evaluate the comprehensive continuum of services at all levels.  In collaboration with District and community stakeholders, the ESE Supervisor of SBETs and Ancillary Services for will ensure students with exceptionalities are provided with comprehensive evaluations within mandated timelines, and all eligible students receive the services identified within their IEP and commensurate with their needs. The ESE Supervisor of SBETs and Ancillary Services serves as a resource to parents, District personnel and the community.   

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A master’s degree or higher in the field of Education or field related to special education 

  • Valid full approval or endorsement in at least one area of special education from the Michigan Department of Education, or valid certification/license in a field related to special education (i.e. school social work, occupation therapy, school psychologist, speech & language provider) 

  • 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 level; or five (5) years successful employment in a related service support position 

  • 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  

  • Proven skills in effective problem-solving and conflict resolution, team building, implementation of systems and processes, and professional development training. 

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills 

  • Proficient with basic computer skills, web-based systems, and analysis of data 

  • Demonstrated leadership ability in past assignments 

  • Experience and strong orientation toward urban school systems, preferred 

Essential Functions:

  1. Monitors and maintains documentation of progress related to Child Find, timely and compliant school-based evaluations, and the provision of school-based ancillary services. 

  1. Serves as a resource for District staff, school-based evaluation teams (SBET), families, and students.  

  1. Monitors data and identifies trends in the educational placements of students with exceptionalities based on information gathered, staff input, and established programming criteria.   

  1. Collaborates with Senior Director of Ancillary Services, department colleagues, and lead ancillary providers to develop, implement, and monitor proven best practices to include, but not limited to, comprehensive/compliant/consistent team evaluation procedures, the delivery of targeted ancillary services aligned to IEP goals/objectives, effective progress monitoring processes, use data gathered to inform services provided, and addressing obstacles preventing students who are not meeting IEP goal expectations.  

  1. In collaboration with school administrators and the Senior Director of Ancillary Services or designee, supports, supervises and evaluates ESE staff as assigned. 

  1. Ensures procedures and processes documented in the ESE SBET guidelines are followed by school-based teams, collaborating and problem-solving with evaluation teams and other relevant stakeholders to effectively remove obstacles preventing timely and comprehensive evaluations. 

  1. Provides team and individual coaching on SBET procedures and processes as deemed necessary and appropriate. 

  1. Collaborates with school administrators to ensure the SBET is functioning efficiently, effectively, and addressing all Child Find referrals and evaluations in a timely manner.  

  1. Participates in the design and coordination of professional development activities to inform and equip staff with knowledge and skills needed in the provision of special education services and completion of compliant/timely evaluations; Develops/provides resources and materials to meet the needs of school-based evaluation teams and other related ESE staff. 

  1. Leads staff in the evaluation of ESE processes and procedures for continuous improvement, to ensure compliance with state and federal mandates, and the alignment of specialized instruction and assessment with District curriculum standards. 

  1. Assists with recruiting, recommending ESE staff in compliance with MDE requirements and special education rules/regulations. 

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

  1. Maintains appropriate student and program data to support the development, presentation and management of program budgets. 

  1. In collaboration with District personnel, develops and deliver parent and community trainings that promote cooperative and supportive working relationships to improve the outcomes of students with disabilities. 

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

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

  1. Collaborates and participate in intra-departmental/inter-departmental committees and work groups, as well as relevant county/state level committees and work groups 

  1. Actively participates in intra-departmental/inter-departmental committees and work groups, as well as relevant county/state level committees and work groups. 

  1. Conducts ongoing site visits as assigned, providing building level support to staff. 

  1. Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor or designee. 

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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