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ESE Supervisor - POHI / SXI / VI Programs

Date Posted: Jul 3, 2024

Job Description

Job Title

Position: ESE Supervisor - POHI / SXI / VI Programs

Location: Central Office    

Salary: $82,667 - $102,876

Reports to: Exceptional Student Education Executive Director of Act 18 Programs 

Bargaining Unit: OSAS  

Benefits Eligible: Yes   

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

In accordance with the Agreement between 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) Program Supervisor works under the direction of the ESE Executive Director for Act 18 programs to coordinate, monitor and evaluate the comprehensive continuum of services at all levels for POHI, SXI, and VI programming.¿ In collaboration with District and community stakeholders, the ESE Program Supervisor will ensure students with exceptionalities are provided with sound educational programs, experiences, and services commensurate with their needs and abilities. The ESE Program Supervisor serves as a resource to parents, District personnel and the community.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A master’s degree or higher in 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

  • 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 

  • 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: 

  • Monitors and maintains documentation related to overall student progress on IEP goals and objectives. 

  • Serves as a resource for District staff, families, and students.

  • Monitors ESE progress on State Performance Plan indicators, including but not limited to Child Find, Timely IEPs, and suspension/expulsion.

  • Identifies trends in school performance for students with exceptionalities based on data gathered and as compared to same age peers without exceptionalities.

  • Interacts with parents of students with exceptionalities for the purpose of defining and implementing services addressing the unique needs of each eligible student. 

  • Implements and maintains ESE programs through collaboration with District personnel, colleagues, and community stakeholders.

  • Participates in the design and coordination of professional development activities to inform and equips staff with knowledge and skills needed in special education programs.

  • Leads staff in the development and evaluation of ESE programs and services for continuous improvement, to ensure compliance with state and federal mandates, and the alignment of specialized instruction and assessment with District curriculum standards.

  • Monitors assigned programs and projects to ensure alignment with district and state curriculum and instructional objectives. 

  • Assists with recruiting, recommending and assigning teachers and support aides in compliance with special education rules and regulations.

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

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

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

  • Reviews and recommends teaching/learning materials and supplies.

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

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

  • Provides consultation to ESE Leadership Team, principals, curriculum leaders and supervisors regarding program operations, compliance, curriculum modifications, accommodations and purchases of instructional materials and texts. 

  • 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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