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This is a full-time, benefits eligible school year position. The duties for this opening would be as follows (not an inclusive listing):
KNOWLEDGE and EXPERIENCE: 1.A minimum of 3 years of direct experience working with students receiving special education services. 2.Strong background in the teaching/learning process, especially with regard to acquisition of skills in literacy, mathematics and transition planning at the middle or high school level. 3.Direct knowledge and understanding of the developmental, social and emotional needs of children and experience with positive behavior supports. 4.Knowledge of Special Education Law. 5.Excellent communication and collaboration skills 6.Knowledge of special education and regular education assessment practices
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: 1.Provide leadership and consultation to both regular and special education teachers with regard to the most appropriate research-based instructional strategies and programs to meet the needs of diverse learners 2.Improve IEP development by assisting special education teachers in establishing data collection systems and making instructional decisions based on that data 3.Assist building administrators and the Student Services Director in planning, coordinating, and/or providing professional development experiences that will result in improved measurable student outcomes 4.Work with the Student Services Director to establish and maintain appropriate special education programs and supports at the building level 5.Serve as an integral member of building-based student support teams (RTI, SAT, PBIS, etc.), advisory groups and leadership teams designed to focus on establishment and maintenance of support and intervention systems that will address the academic, social, and/or emotional needs of learners prior to consideration for referral to special education 6.Assist the Student Services Director in developing a responsible budget that meets the needs of our students 7.Assume responsibility for activities designed to maintain compliance with federal and state statutes and regulations and local policies including: a. Screening records of all transfer students b. Receiving and initialing referrals to mark the official start of the special education referral process c. Maintaining appropriate records, student lists, staff schedules, etc. d. Serving as administrative designee at IEP meetings e. Coordinating and scheduling regular meetings with other building-based professional special education staff f. Coordinating meetings between building staff and Student Services Director g. Assisting administrators in building schedules for professional staff and/or educational technicians h. Case managing initial referrals through assessment and initial identification for special education eligibility i. Completing academic/achievement testing on students in referral j. Supervision and evaluation of Special Education Educational Technicians k. Coordinating placement and services for state agency clients l. Coordinating students who are eligible for Section 504 services 8.Assist with the screening and hiring process for special education personnel 9.Serve as a general resource to all staff and as a mentor to new staff 10. Carry out all other duties as assigned by the Student Services Director and/or the Superintendent of Schools
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 1.Must have the ability to remain in a stationary position 50 percent of the time 2.Must have the ability to move between district locations and/or inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc. 3.The person in this position must have the ability to effectively communicate (through both written and oral means) accurate information with staff, parents, and community members 4.Must have the ability to identify, recognize, assess, and observe students and information
OTHER JOB REQUIREMENTS: 1.Ability to maintain a professional demeanor 2.Ability to effectively prioritize workload 3.Superior verbal, written, presentation, and interpersonal skills 4.Ability to work both independently and as part of a team 5.Excellent computer skills and proficiency with a variety of platforms 6.The ability to lift/restrain students, etc., if/when necessary 7.Frequent travel required within and outside of district
Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1
Special Education > General Special Education
RSU 14 serves the beautiful Sebago Lakes communities of Windham and Raymond, which are located twenty minutes from Portland and thirty minutes from the cities of Lewiston/Auburn. The seven schools that comprise our district are dedicated to the success of all, including the 650 staff members and the 3300 students. Our school community hires only the most committed teaches who embrace the use of technology and 21st century teaching and learning standards to ensure the highest quality education. We seek to support, engage and develop high expectations for all students and staff members, and offer multiple opportunities for a rich and individualized educational experience. New and experienced teachers are provided multiple opportunities for professional growth, and partnerships with four local universities foster the belief that we are a community of learners. Consistently our students test above the state averages, exceed graduation rates and 86% of our students continue with post-secondary study.
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Windham High School is a community of learners. We offer a safe, welcoming environment built on a foundation of pride, trust, honesty, and respect. We believe that physical, mental, and social well-being are building blocks for personal and academic success. Our commitment to quality education emphasizes individualized learning experiences, challenging academics, and varied opportunities for creative thinking and healthful risk-taking. Exposure to the arts, to careers, and to areas of personal interest invites meaningful planning for the future. Our fundamental goal is to foster a passion for lifelong learning. Windham High School is truly a place where all can wonder, explore, and achieve.
Our learning community will be one where every student will meet academic,social and civic expectations.
Every student will read,write and speak effectively.
Every student will use inquiry, investigation and decision-making to solve problems.
Every student will effectively utilize technology as part of his/her learning process.
Every student will have multiple opportunities to understand the connection between his/her own behaviors and their impact on others.
Windham Raymond School District, RSU#14 is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.
1.Maine Department of Education certification in Special Education teaching and preferably special ed consultation to include 282 (required) and 079 (preferred) endorsements. Certification as an Assistant Special Ed Director 035 or Special Ed Director 030 is encouraged but not required. 2.Minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution required; master’s degree from an accredited institution preferred 3.Must meet Maine Criminal History Records Check Approval requirements
Master degree preferred
Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
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