Director of Special Services

Location
Indiana, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Jun 07, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details

Position Title

Director of Special Services

Additional Information

Benefits and Community

https://www.bsu.edu/about/administrativeoffices/humanresources/jobs/benefits-and-community/professional-staff

Relocation

https://www.bsu.edu/about/administrativeoffices/humanresources/jobs/working-at-ball-state/relocation

FLSA

Administrative Exemption

Hrs/Week

40

Length of Assignment

10 Month At-Will

Position Function

The Burris Director of Special services will provide leadership, support, and innovative training to teachers and staff who work with students with disabilities. To remain current in special education law and trends in order to provide students with disabilities a free and appropriate public education as well as the richest and most equitable educational experience the school can provide. Analysis and interpretation of student data. Work with staff on the interpretation of student data to ensure mastery of learning.

Minimum Education

Bachelor’s degree in Special Education from a regionally accredited university by date of employment; obtain an emergency license by date of employment, if needed.

Minimum Experience

At least three years of building level teaching experience in special education.

Minimum Other

Authorization to work in the US

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Preferred Education

Masters or doctorate degree from a regionally accredited university in special education or related education field. Indiana certification for Special Education Director, Superintendent license, or Building Administrator. Working toward, hold or be eligible to hold Indiana certification for Director of Special Education licensure and other certification appropriate to the assignment.

Preferred Experience

Three years of experience as a Special Education Director or Central Office Administrator or Building level K-12 principal. Three years of building level teaching experience and experience working with special needs students.

Preferred Other

Pre-Employment Screening

Requires successful completion of a background check and education verification.

Position Title(s) Supervised

Speech/Language Pathologist
Special Education Teachers
Behavior Specialist

Required Certifications

EEO Statement

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

EEO /AA Employer/Veterans/Disabled.

About Ball State University

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.

Department

Burris Laboratory School:800020

Department Information

Department Email or Phone Number

285-1131

Duties & Responsibilities

Ranking

1

Job Duty

Participates as a member of a multidisciplinary team to develop, implement, and evaluate individualized education programs (IEPs) for K-12 students at Burris Laboratory School ( BLS ) and Indiana Academy For Science, Mathematics and Humanities ( IASMH ) with identified disabilities ensuring compliance with federal, state and district requirements.

Ranking

2

Job Duty

Recruits, hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates corporation-level ( BLS and IASMH ) special education staff including speech pathologists, instructional assistants, school psychologist intern, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and other providers as needed.

Ranking

3

Job Duty

Attends all case conferences for students with disabilities as the District Representative.

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4

Job Duty

Provides actionable feedback to special education teachers through classroom observations and walk-throughs and supervises Ball State University preservice teachers and graduate students in Learning Center.

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5

Job Duty

Evaluates District ( BLS and IASMH ) special education programs and monitors the implementation of special education and compliance with regulations in each location.

Ranking

6

Job Duty

Collaborates with District school administrators and school special education teachers to implement and maintain services and/or programs including special education, English as a Second Language ( ESL ) and homeless or migrant students.

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7

Job Duty

Sets staffing levels for school special education programs within established budget guidelines

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8

Job Duty

Manages fiscal resources from the general fund and special education grants, prepares budgets. Directs spending, monitors maintenance of effort, develops annual grant requests.

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9

Job Duty

Provides training and professional development for district faculty in accordance with Article 7, IDEA, school improvement plans and corporation plans.

Ranking

10

Job Duty

Supervises statewide testing programs for students with disabilities to ensure appropriate accommodations are provided and the assessments are completed in accordance with state regulations.

Ranking

11

Job Duty

Creates and reviews special education curriculum to ensure engaging, effective lesson and unit plans are aligned to current Indiana Standards that drive instruction and include prior assessment data, objectives, allocating an instructionally appropriate amount of time, designing meaningful and relevant assignments, and assessments created before the unit for backwards planning.

Ranking

12

Job Duty

Instructs special education students as needed and assigned. Fulfills all the job responsibilities of a special education teacher when assigned to teach students.

Ranking

13

Job Duty

Demonstrates a high level of knowledge regarding developing special education issues, changes in the laws and case law, and educational methods of educating students with disabilities.

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14

Job Duty

Coordinates with outside agencies to provide services to students and faculty.

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15

Job Duty

Develops and/or participates in collaborative research projects with university and school faculty.

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16

Job Duty

Establishes and maintain appropriate relationships with students, parents, faculty and staff by communicating in a professional, courteous and confidential manner and adhering to Burris Laboratory School’s social media policy.

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17

Job Duty

Advises parents and/or legal guardians of student progress to communicate expectations, student achievement and developing strategies for improvement or reinforcement of classroom objectives in the home environment.

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18

Job Duty

Prepares documentation and reports data to the Indiana Department of Education and other government entities providing written support, conveying information, and complying with Federal and State regulations.

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19

Job Duty

Insures compliance to state and federal statues.

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20

Job Duty

Completes and monitors state and federal reports.

Ranking

21

Job Duty

Monitors special education teachers’ licensing.

Ranking

22

Job Duty

Demonstrates a commitment to continuous professional growth and attends and participates in professional development opportunities, faculty meetings, extra-curricular activities and committees.

Ranking

23

Job Duty

Participates in professional development and meetings to gather or share information required to perform functions and improve student achievement.

Ranking

24

Job Duty

Reports incidents (e.g. suspected child abuse, suspected substance abuse, harassment, zero tolerance offenses, etc.) to administrators to maintain the personal safety of students and provide a positive learning environment that adheres to state law and Ball State University policies.

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25

Job Duty

Maintains a professional appearance as outlined in the Burris Laboratory School Faculty Handbook, and demonstrates behavior that is diplomatic and responsible.

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26

Job Duty

Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Posting Number

202100734P

Number of Vacancies

1

Desired Start Date

08/10/2021

Position End Date (if temporary)

08/08/2021

Open Date

06/07/2021

Applications Accepted Through Date

06/21/2021

Open Until Filled

No

Information regarding transcripts

The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.

Special Instructions Summary

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Undergraduate Transcripts
  2. Master's Transcripts
  3. Doctorate Transcripts
  4. Letter of Recommendation 1
  5. Letter of Recommendation 2
  6. Letter of Recommendation 3


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