Job Title: Supervisor of Exceptional Student Education – Programs for Deaf or Hard of Hearing (DHH)
Location: Division of Exceptional Student Education
Salary $71,324 - $88,346
Reports to: Senior Executive Director
Bargaining Unit: OSAS
Benefits Eligible: Yes
In accordance with the agreement between the Organization of School Administrators (O.S.A.S.) and the Board of Education of the School District of the City of Detroit, Article 6.4, Promotion Procedure, the following vacancy is announced:
The Supervisor of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) will provide oversight to the instructional and non-instructional staff in the areas of behavior management plans, functional analysis of behavior, eligibility, placement, IEP and annual reviews, policies and procedures, while providing information and emotional support for students and families to promote understanding and coping skills for students with hearing loss.
- Must possess a master’s degree or higher with an endorsement in at least one special education area.
- Three years of successful experience in special education.
- Must hold (or be eligible) for a full or temporary approval by the State Department of Education as a Special Education Supervisor upon completion/verification of enrollment in the supervisor of special education program from a college or university approved by the state board of education for preparation of special education supervisors.
- Out of State Candidates: One or more current Special Education endorsements is required, with a preference of one endorsement in Deaf or Hard of Hearing (DHH).
- A high standard of personal and professional integrity; commitment, and self -motivation to accomplish objectives. Forward thinking problem-solver with demonstrated ability to maintain high levels of confidentiality
- Depth of knowledge in DHH and the impact upon student learning and development (behavioral, cognitive, social, and emotional development) of this disability
- Skill in developing positive interpersonal relationships and sensitivity to staff and shared stakeholders needs
- Lead staff in the development and evaluation of Special Education programs/services for continuous improvement to ensure compliance with state and federal mandates and the alignment of Special Education instruction and assessment with District curriculum standards
- Work closely and collaboratively with building teams in the design and implementation of engaging teaching strategies that support effective instruction, development of Functional Behavior Assessments, and implementation of Positive Behavior Support Plans for students exhibiting behaviors that interfere with their learning and the learning of others.
- Maintain and present appropriate student and program data to support the development, presentation and management of programs and program budgets
- Support, supervise and evaluate Exceptional Student Education DHH staff, as assigned
- Assist with recruiting, recommending and assigning teachers and paraprofessionals in compliance with Special Education rules and regulations
- Provide consultation to Executive Directors, principals, curriculum leaders and supervisors regarding program operations, compliance, curriculum modifications, accommodations
- Review, recommend, and provide consultation on the purchase of teaching/learning materials and supplies
- Supervise and coordinate the purchase, implementation and evaluation of assistive technology and supplemental materials/equipment to support the learning of students with disabilities
- Participate in the design and coordination of professional development activities to inform and equip staff with knowledge and skills needed in Exceptional Student Education programs/services
- Conduct professional development trainings and staff meetings to improve instructional programming and promote the professional growth and development of District staff
- Participate in the coordination and provision of parental and community activities, including training opportunities, committees and parent meetings that promote cooperative and supportive working relationships to improve the outcomes of students with disabilities
- Provide assistance with the investigation, resolution and implementation of corrective actions related to complaints, due process hearings and compliance monitoring
- Prepare and present Wayne County Regional Educational Service Agency Act 18 Budget for DHH programs and services
- Participate in the Wayne County Regional Educational Service Agency Act 18 collaborative(s)
- Resolve problems and respond to parental requests for information or assistance in a timely fashion
- Monitor the timely development and full implementation of IEPs in DHH programs
- Attend IEP, MDR and other student-centered meetings as necessary to resolve issues and insure the appropriate development and implementation of programs and services
- On-going program visitations to observe, provide feedback, guided practice, and/or coordinate specific problem-solving activities
- Assist in the preparation of federal, state, county and district reports and grants as deemed necessary
- Participate in the development of departmental systems, policies and procedures
- Participate in ongoing professional growth and development to remain current on researched based best practices and current federal and state mandates
- Lead staff in the selection, adaptation, implementation and design of classroom settings to facilitate and enhance opportunities for students to participate, interact, and learn with all students and adults in both special and general educational settings
- Analyze data for the use of measuring program/service effectiveness and individual student progress
- Proficiency with Microsoft Suite and electronic IEP systems, excellent skills and ability in oral and written communication
- Exceptional fiscal integrity and accountability
- Fulfill other duties and responsibilities as assigned
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.
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, transgender 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 opportunities. Contact the Civil Rights Coordinator for more information at (313) 240-4377 or detroitk12.org/compliance.