Supervisor of Special Education/Education Director

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Are you an educational leader who enjoys developing and implementing new programs that provide direct support to students? Are you committed to ensuring the provision of special education services in a safe and healthy environment? Do you enjoy being a creative leader who implements best-practice services to students?

If you answered YES, then consider joining our Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health team!

Being a Supervisor of Special Education/Education Director at Devereux has its Advantages

You will work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping individuals in need and engage in a process of continual development to provide best-practice services to students with disabilities.

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health's education programs provide programs and services for children and adolescents with autism and developmental disabilities. This position is responsible for directing and leadingthe school programs to ensure the provision of appropriate student services in a safe and healthy environment. The Supervisor of Special Education/Education Director engages their assigned schools in a process of continual development to provide best-practice services to students with disabilities in compliance with all regulations from the PA Department of Education (PDE). Other responsibilities include but are not limited to Project Management, Fiscal Management, Compliance with PA State regulations governing Private Academic Schools and Approved Private Schools, recommending and implementing educational changes as necessary. The position will require working successfully with education-based agencies at the state and local level as well as supervisees, colleagues and consultees in the programs. This position requires travel between school sites.

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health's Education Services are educational programs licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education that provide special education services to students, K-12.. We provide an environment that focuses on teaching each student based on his or her unique strengths and needs. Programming is focused on increasing independence for each student, particularly in the areas of:

  • Communication
  • Social skills
  • Self-care routines
  • Community inclusion
  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Self-determination
  • Employment
  • Post-Secondary goal acquisition

You will be offered:

  • A team-oriented environment
  • The opportunity to lead and mentor staff working with children with various diagnoses
  • Teacher loan forgiveness eligibility
  • Staff throughout schools use a strengths-based approach emphasizing positive behavioral supports (PBIS)
  • BENEFIT ELIGIBILITY AFTER 30 DAYS OF EMPLOYMENT (1st day of the 1st pay period after 30 days)

Devereux requires all individuals interviewing for a position involving contact with children to complete The Diana Screen, a screening that assesses a candidate's understanding of appropriate boundaries between adults and children.

Devereux is committed to the health and safety of our staff. All Devereux centers have formal infectious-disease and emergency-management plans tailored to specifically address the unique aspects of communicable disease prevention including COVID-19. Learn More: https://jobs.devereux.org/#covid.

Keywords: Principal, Educational Leadership, PBIS, Autism Services, Intellectual disabilities, Servant Leader,

Qualifications

EDUCATION:

  • Master's degree in Education, Special Education or Administration required.
  • PA Department of Education K-12 Principal certification and/or Supervisor of Special Education required.
  • PDE Instructional or Education Specialist certification required.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Five years' experience in an educational setting with individuals with behavior disorders and/or intellectual and developmental disabilities;
  • Five years' experience working with children/adolescents with autism and/or autism spectrum disorders as well as experience in applied behavior analysis preferred;
  • Knowledge of PDE, IDEA and chapter 14 regulations as well as competency in IEPs, positive behavioral support strategies, classroom management and MTSS/PBIS/RTI;
  • Experience supervising others in an educational setting as well as experience creating and implementing community-based instruction;
  • Expertise in building evidence-based transition programming;
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to manage multiple tasks and adjust to a flexible work schedule including nights and weekends as needed;
  • Strong organizational skills and excellent communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to lead large group meetings and interface with the public;
  • Proficient computer skills, mastery of Microsoft Office Applications, experience with data collection/analyzing platforms (Radar, Pro-Filer, and/or other internal and external software applications pertinent to the position);
  • Requires ability to work independently, prioritize, manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and adhere to established guidelines;
  • Valid driver's license must be maintained.

Posted Date 7 months ago (7/7/2022 7:33 PM)

Requisition ID 2022-25133

Category Education

Position Type Full-Time

Remote No

The employment policies of Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health are to recruit and hire qualified employees without discrimination because of race, religion, creed, color, age, sex, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, disability, veteran status, communication ability, gender identity or expression or sexual orientation and to treat them equally with respect to compensation and opportunities for advancement - including upgrading, promotion and transfer - consistent with individual skills and the needs of Devereux.

Company

Founded in 1912 by special education pioneer, Helena Devereux, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is one of the largest and most advanced behavioral healthcare organizations in the country.  We offer a comprehensive national network of clinical, therapeutic, educational, and employment programs and services that positively impact the most vulnerable members of our society in areas of autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, specialty mental health, and child welfare.

At Devereux, we are guided by our mission: To change lives by unlocking and nurturing human potential for people living with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences.

Find Us
Website
Telephone
623-594-9577
Location
2012 Renaissance Blvd
King of Prussia
Pennsylvania
19406
US
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