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Senior Manager, Special Education Services (Speech Ed/Speech & Language)

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Date: Feb 28, 2019

Location: Houston, TX, US

Company: Houston Independent School District

Senior Manager, Special Education Services (Speech Ed/Speech & Language) JobID: 59886
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Certified Professional/Speech and Language Pathologist
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Special Education
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  • Senior Manager, Special Education Services District-Wide- AC0505
POSITION TITLE: Senior Manager, Special Education Services District-Wide


DATE: 04/30/09


Job Code: AC0505



Job Family - Academics

JOB SUMMARY: Provides leadership and collaborative support in the design,development and implementation of services to students with disabilities. Focuses on students with disabilities of low-incidence, autism, and emotional/ behavioral challenges. Collaborates with other departments within Academics and provides overall operational direction in the design and evalution of special education serivces to meet the instructional needs of all students with disabilities in grades pre-K through 12.

MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES List most important duties first

1. Collaborates to provide direct and consultative support to area special education senior managers, principals, and others as needed on the implementation of special education and related services.

2. Implements professional development trainings for campus staff to address questions from administrators, teachers, and instructional support staff as identified by the campus staff and the Office of Special Education Services that support achievement outcomes for students with disabilities.

3. Provides consultative assistance and collaborates on the identification of methodologies, supplemental curricula, and content materials for use with students with disabilities. Implements and supports web-based instructional resources that support academic and behavior instruction as well as progress monitoring systems. Provides assistance in the development and implementation of special education services including Extended School Year (ESY).

4. Supports special education staff including training, monitoring, coaching, mentoring and evaluating in accordance with local, state, federal and department policies and procedures.

5. Coordinates campuses’ requests for additional materials, supplies and equipment needed to support unique needs of students with disabilities and/or special education services and/or related services.

6. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

EDUCATION: Master's Degree

WORK EXPERIENCE: 5 to 7 years

TYPE OF SKILL AND/OR REQUIRED LICENSING/CERTIFICATION: Microsoft Office,Teacher Certification, Special Education Certification, Office equipment (e.g., computer, copier)

LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES: Senior Management. Manages a department or multiple major disciplines, often through subordinate management. Regularly manages staff in the completion of large-scale projects or a very closely related set of projects/initiatives often spanning multiple disciplines. Receives strategies and broad departmental objectives from senior leadership; establishes operational objectives and work plans; delegates assignments to subordinate management and staff. Allocates resources according to priorities and serves as the primary decision maker regarding hiring, performance and budget recommendations.

WORK COMPLEXITY/INDEPENDENT JUDGMENT: Work is substantially complex, varied and regularly requires the selection and application of technical and detailed guidelines. Independent judgment is required to identify, select, and apply the most appropriate methods as well as interpret precedent. Position regularly makes recommendations to management on areas of significance to the department. Supervision received typically consists of providing direction on the more complex projects and new job duties and priorities.

BUDGET AUTHORITY: Participates in a group plan and/or budget development.

PROBLEM SOLVING: Decisions are made with greater freedom and discretion, including recommendations that are subject to approval on matters that may affect multiple departments across HISD. Job is frequently expected to recommend new solutions to problems, to improve existing methods/procedures/services and generate new ideas. May also review decisions made by other individuals on more routine matters.

IMPACT OF DECISIONS: Decisions have moderate impact to the facility/department or division, causing increased satisfaction or dissatisfaction; producing efficiencies or delays; promoting or inhibiting personal intellectual or professional development; and/or contributing to financial gain or expense. Errors may be serious, usually not subject to direct verification or check, causing losses such as improper cost calculations, overpayment or improper utilization of labor, materials or equipment. Effect usually confined to the organization itself and is short term.

COMMUNICATION/INTERACTIONS: Collaborate and solve problems - works with others to resolve problems, clarify or interpret complex information/policies, and provide initial screening/negotiations without approval authority. Interactions are typically with customers, senior level professional staff, and managers.

CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPS: Regularly assesses and diffuses complex, and escalated customer issues. Takes personal responsibility and accountability for solving systemic customer service problems. Regularly explores alternative and creative solutions to meeting the needs of the customer within HISD's policies and guidelines.

WORKING/ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: Work is normally performed in a typical interior work environment which does not subject the employee to any hazardous or unpleasant elements. Ability to carry and/or lift less than 15 pounds.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

Job Segment: Manager, Education, Management

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