Director - Diamond R-IV
Position: Director
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Special Education Director
Job Location: Diamond Schools
Beginning: Jan 22, 2020
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Diamond R-IV
Diamond, MO 64840
Telephone: 417-325-5186 EXT 4001
Job Description:

The Diamond School District is seeking applicants for the Director of Special Services for the 2020-21 school year.  The Director position requires the organization and administration of special education and related services to students with disabilities.  The Director insures that educational services are provided according to local policy, state regulations and federal regulations.
Preferred qualifications include:
Special Education certification
5 years of successful special education classroom experience
Special Education administrative certification
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Job Duties include:
-Administer a positive program of special services designed to meet the needs of the schools in the district.
-Recommend policies for administration, organization, personnel management and other functions of the program.
-Submit annual budget recommendations.  Manage budget and finance directly related to projects directly under director’s supervision.
-Keep the local plan for special services current.
-Assist in the development and execution of policies governing the classification and placement of students in the special services classes.
-Work with school psychologists or counselors, principals and others in placement procedures for children going to special services programs.
-Administer the English Language Learner (ELL) program.
-Coordinate ADA, 504 and migrant students.
-Attend Evaluation, IEP and other special services meetings.
-Active engagement in Local Administrators of Special Education (LASE) and MOCASE
-Active engagement in community activities that benefit our students.
-Supervise supplemental services for students with special needs.
-Supervise district School District Administrative Claiming (SDAC)
-Coordinate the Local Tax Effort, High Need Fund and Public Placement Fund billing.
-Carry out the responsibilities of Homeless Children Coordinator.
-Maintain all records necessary for state reports and file such reports with the State Department of Special Education.
-Evaluate effectiveness of program.
-To function as liaison for the school district in matters evaluating pupils who need special services that are offered outside the district.
-Demonstrate effective and positive interpersonal relationships with staff, students and the community and the ability to work as a productive and solid member of the school district team.
-Other duties as assigned.
The Special Education Director reports to the superintendent.  Contract is a 225 day term with FLSA exempt status. District benefits as per full time employee.  Salary range $50,000 to $55,000 depending on experience. 
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** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.