Position Title: Exceptional Student Education Program Supervisor - Autism Spectrum Disorder
Location: Exceptional Student Education - Central Office
Salary: $75,660 – $93,718
Reports to: Exceptional Student Education Lead Administrator or designee
Bargaining Unit: OSAS
Benefits Eligible: Yes
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.
The Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Supervisor for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Programs works under the direction of the ESE Lead Administrator to coordinate, monitor, and evaluate the comprehensive continuum of services in ASD Programs Grades K-12. In collaboration with District and community stakeholders, the ASD Program Supervisor will ensure students with exceptionalities are provided with sound educational programs, experiences, and services commensurate with their needs and abilities. The ASD Program Supervisor serves as a resource to parents, District personnel and the community.
- A master’s degree or higher in Special Education or related field
- Valid Michigan teaching certificate with a minimum of one endorsement in special education from the Michigan Department of Education, or valid Michigan certification/licensure in a related field.
- Special education endorsement in ASD preferred
- 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 successful certified teaching experience, three (3) of which must be in special education at the K-12 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
- Monitor and maintain student, program, and compliance documentation including, but not limited to, student progress, caseloads, student discipline, and progress on State Performance Plan indicators
- Develop, manage, and present budgets for ASD programs
- Identify trends in school performance for students eligible under ASD based on data gathered and as compared to same age peers without exceptionalities
- Interact with parents of students eligible under ASD for the purpose of defining and implementing services addressing the unique needs of each eligible student
- Implement and maintain effective ASD programs through collaboration with District personnel and community stakeholders, serving as a resource for staff, families, and students
- Participate in the design and coordination of professional development activities to inform and equip ASD Program staff with knowledge and skills needed in special education programs
- Lead staff in the development, monitoring, and evaluation of ASD 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
- Active participation in recruiting, recommending, and assigning ASD Program teachers and support aides in compliance with special education rules and regulations
- Prepare written documents for the purpose of responding to inquiries and conveying information
- In collaboration with District personnel, develop and deliver parent and community trainings that promote cooperative and supportive working relationships with a focus¿ to improve the outcomes of students eligible under ASD
- Supervise and evaluate ESE teacher consultants
- Review and recommend instructional/learning/Social-Emotional Learning materials and supplies
- Participate in ongoing professional growth and development to remain current on research based best practices in the field of Special Education
- Provide assistance with the investigation, resolution and implementation of corrective actions related to complaints, due process hearings, and compliance monitoring.
- Provide consultation to the ESE Leadership Team, principals, curriculum leaders and relevant stakeholders regarding program operations, compliance, curriculum modifications, and accommodations.
- Perform other duties as assigned by ESE Lead Administrator or designee.
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 for more information at (313) 240-4377 or [email protected] or 3011 West Grand Boulevard, 14th Floor, Detroit MI 48202.