This position reports to the Director for the Division for the Visually Impaired (DVI) and is responsible for the development and management of DVI’s education unit, including teachers for the visually impaired, paraprofessionals and administrative support. Duties include: interpreting and implementing educational laws (i.e. Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA)) and state regulations, and serving as lead liaison to the Delaware Department of Education and local education agencies for technical assistance and programming.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here
- Coordinate Special Education services statewide for all Blind & Visually Impaired Students through an itinerant program.
- Develops and provides oversight to the implementation of policies and procedures of education of exceptional and disabled students as required by state and federal laws; e.g. IDEA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
- Provides technical assistance and training to education and other Division professionals in the application of relevant regulations/policy to the education of visually impaired.
- Liaison with Department of Public Instruction, school districts and other agencies on matters of exception children, etc.
- Writes reports, develops grant proposals and analyzes/evaluates programs, materials and policies, as required.
- Provides direct supervision of educational personnel and programs in Divisions itinerant program.
- Overall management and accountability for budget as related to areas of responsibility.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Teacher Special Education
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following job requirements. Please attach a resume with or use the resume tab in DEL to:
- Answser YES or NO to each of the job requirements indicatiang whether or not you possess the education and experience as outlined below.
- Provide verification by including a detailed description of how your education, training and/or experience meets each job requirement including employer, experience and responsibilities, and dates (month/year) of employment and training.
- A Master's Degree in educational leadership (K-12) from a regionally accredited college, or a Master's Degree in education from a regionally accredited college and current and valid Principal or Assistant Principal certificate from another state, or a Master's Degree in any field from a regionally accredited college and successful completion of a Delaware approved alternative routes to certification program for school leaders.
- Minimum of five (5) years teaching experience with students who are visually impaired OR a minimum of three (3) years teaching experience with students who are visually impaired AND two (2) additional years teaching experience with students who have special education needs.
Additional Posting Information
This posting may be closed on or 07/03/2017 upon filling the vacant position.
License,Registrations and Certifications
Applicant will submit the following at time of interview:
- Copy of Professional Status Certificate or License.
- Copy of unofficial transcripts.
- Documentation of Praxis-1 Scores.
The application and resume are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position. It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the resume to include dates of employment, job title and job duties. For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content. Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.
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