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Special Education Program Manager & Instructional Coach - Behavioral Supports

Providence School District
Providence, RI, US
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Under the direction and supervision of the Executive Director of Specialized Instruction and Services, the Special Education Program Manager & Instructional Coach; Behavioral Supports will support the Behavioral Programming within the district using evidence based best practices for students with social and emotional needs and provide instructional coaching to Behavior Intervention teachers in order to support social/emotional learning, access to general education and improve the academic performance achievement gap.

  • Experience as a Special Education Teacher with students with social/emotional/behavioral disorders for at least 3 years
  • Demonstrated experience with social/emotional learning
  • Experience with behavioral programming
  • Administrator of Sp. Ed. PK-12 Certificate or Building Administrator and Special Education Teacher Certificate
  • Master's Degree in Special Education Administration and/or Educational Leadership with related special education coursework.

Collaborate with school and district level staff to continuously improve the academic achievement of students with emotional and behavioral disabilities:
  • Oversees all pre K-post high school behavioral programs across the district
  • Coordinates with school staff and other district staff to research and implement effective programs for students with social/emotional/behavioral needs
  • Provides instructional leadership and coaching to school sites in the development of quality specialized instruction and services for students with social/emotional/behavioral needs that is trauma-informed, culturally responsive and evidence based
  • Participates in the design, coordination, and implementation of collaborative research-based programs that support the least restrictive environment, individual needs for students and transitioning students back into the general education setting whenever possible
  • Plans and supports professional development for educators regarding instructional programs and supports for students with social/emotional/behavioral disabilities
  • Collaborates with Teaching & Learning administrators in the development and implementation of materials, programs, and training to enhance access to the core curriculum for students with social/emotional/behavioral disabilities
  • Oversees and provides administrative support with state testing, in particular ensuring that students get all necessary accommodations
  • Analyzes data and applies the analysis in assisting educators in implementing age/grade appropriate programs and services for students with social/emotional/behavioral disabilities
  • Integrates research-based instructional programs and strategies for students with social/emotional/behavioral disabilities that align with the district's guaranteed and viable curriculum
  • Plans, designs, and implements action plans related to state performance plan indicators, as well as, prepares documents and reports related to state and federal requirements and compliance reporting
  • Provides guidance and support to school sites in the areas of compliance with state and federal law and district procedures, including evaluation, specialized instruction, legally compliant and effective IEPs, disciplinary procedures, manifestation determinations and Extended School Year (ESY)
  • Develops a staffing plan for behavioral special education programming based on student needs on an annual basis
  • Assist in the hiring and recruiting of special education educators and staff
  • Provide academic support, communication, and interventions for students with disabilities and their families
  • Plans and directly monitors transition services and programs to enable students with disabilities to achieve goals
  • Plans and develops programming for Multilingual learners with disabilities
  • Directs, supervises and evaluates the performance of assigned staff including Behavior Assistance Support Team, Behavior Coaches and CPI District Trainers
  • Coaches Behavior Support Team with a focus on effective behavioral interventions
  • Serves as District Coordinator for CPI Professional Development
  • Collaboratively plans and implements professional development for behavior programs, including an additional 10 days of PD per school year.
  • Collaborates with the Social Emotional Learning/Mental Health Office
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Experience with curriculum/instructional design and adaptive technologies.
  • Knowledge of and well versed in federal, state and local policies, rules, laws, regulations, and legislation pertaining to special education and nonpublic schools.
  • Knowledge of the general education curriculum, program of study, alternate assessment, best practices for instruction for students with disabilities, and special education eligibilities, supports and services.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with other offices, school staff, parents, and community members.
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate group processes, build consensus and resolve conflict.
  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn about the developmental supports and strategies utilized to meet the needs of Multilingual Learners with disabilities.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including successful facilitation of diverse groups.
  • Must have the knowledge and skills to build positive relationships with people from diverse populations.
  • Commitment to the mission and vision of PPSD and the relevance of job functions to that mission and vision.
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality
  • Must possess and consistently model excellent interpersonal and customer service skills and the ability to maintain composure in a fast-paced and demanding environment.
We offer a complete benefits package to full-time employees including health care, dental, vision, retirement, deferred compensation plans, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, holidays, and Personal Time Off (PTO).
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