Date Posted: Aug 20, 2021
Position Title: Exceptional Student Education Supervisor – Communication Disorders
Location: Frederick Douglass
Salary: $73,142 - $92,254
Reports to: Exceptional Student Education Lead Administrator
Bargaining Unit: OSAS
Benefits Eligible: Yes
In accordance with the agreement between the Organization of School Administrators (OSAS) 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 ESE Supervisor for Communication Disorders has a micro-focus on program and service implementation, evidence-based practice and compliance assurance to support the identification, evaluation and service delivery for students with communication needs. The ESE Supervisor provides direct support and training on District processes and procedures to advance the department’s ESE Plan. The Supervisor of Communication Disorders supports all facets of the ESE department. Further, the supervisor is responsible for developing systems of problem-solving and support for the building-level staff and administrators in the Office of Exceptional Student Education, WRESA and other Central Office Departments.
A master’s degree in Speech and Language Pathology from an accredited college or university
Preparation must include systematic study and knowledge in following areas: child growth and development, learning theories and teaching methodologies and assessment of educational needs
Hold or be qualified to receive full or temporary approval from the Michigan Department of Education as a special education supervisor
A valid Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCCs) from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and a professional State of Michigan license in Speech Pathology
A minimum of five (5) years of successful certified experience as a Speech Language Pathologist, three (3) of which must be in a school-based setting
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
Identify trends in school performance for students with exceptionalities, and as compared to same age peers without exceptionalities
Interact with parents of students with exceptionalities for the purpose of defining and implementing services addressing the unique needs of each eligible student
Implement and maintain ESE services through collaboration with District personnel, colleagues, and community stakeholders
Participate in the design, coordination, and delivery of professional development activities to inform and equip staff with the knowledge and skills necessary to serve and support students with exceptionalities, their families, and community stakeholders
Consult with building administrators, staff, parents and outside agencies regarding students with exceptionalities and services/programs offered. Respond to parent inquiries regarding the evaluation, placement, and services of their children
Monitor assigned projects and responsibilities to ensure alignment with district and state curriculum and instructional objectives
Visit school sites and provide building level supports to staff
Assist with the recruitment, recommendation, and placement of staff
Supervise and evaluate staff as assigned
Identify assignments and placements for internships and clinical fellowships
Prepare written documents for the purpose of responding to inquiries and conveying information
Develop and manage department budgets. Submits program documentation to appropriate agencies for approval including applications for grants, budgets and other financial reports
Monitor and approve Medicaid billing for staff holding a limited license
Maintain appropriate student and departmental data to support the development, presentation and management of budgets
Approve payroll and related matters for Communication Disorders
Manage purchasing and procurement for the department
Develop model lesson plans that address the unique communication needs of students
Demonstrate fiscal integrity and accountability
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 with exceptionalities
Review and recommend teaching/learning materials and supplies
Participate in ongoing professional growth and development to remain current on researched based best practices
Remain informed of local, state and federal requirements governing special education
Ensure departmental compliance with local, state and federal guidelines
Assign and monitor staff caseloads
Assist in the adaptation of school policies to include special education needs
Serve as a resource for district staff, families, and students in the areas including, but not limited to, speech/language development and communication disorders
Provide assistance with the investigation, resolution and implementation of corrective actions related to complaints, due process hearings and compliance monitoring
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, 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 at (313) 240-4377 or [email protected] or 3011 West Grand Boulevard, 14th Floor, Detroit MI 48202.