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Assistant Director of Student Services

Hardwick, VT
Closing date
Apr 2, 2023

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Student & Scholar Services
Position Type
Assistant Director
Employment Type
Organization Type
The Orleans Southwest Supervisory Union is seeking an Assistant Director of Student Services. The Assistant Director of Student Support Service's primary role is to support the organization and delivery of special education services in the Supervisory Union. The Assistant Director of Student Support Services will assist the Special Education Director as follows:
-Supervision and evaluation of special education staff and related services staff
-Recruitment and hiring of special education staff
-LEA representation as needed or assigned
-Assist with the following special education tasks:
a. Budget development and monitoring
b. Child Count
c. Medicaid compliance
d. Documentation and Compliance
e. Act 173 Special Education Plan development
f. Out of District Case Management
-Assist in providing instructional leadership within the special education staff
-Support inter-agency and other community-based relationships and collaboration
-Assist with needs assessment and special education program development to serve students on IEPs
-Support collaboration among all staff within the multi-tiered system of support
-Provide professional development opportunities or direct training in support of the Director or independently.
-Provide any other professional assistance as requested by the Director.

This is an extended school-year position with a comprehensive benefits package.
  • Position Type:Full-time
  • Positions Available:1
Job Categories :Administrator > Director/Coordinator/Manager
Administrator > Special Education Director
Employer Description

Schools in the Orleans Southwest Supervisory Union (OSSU) endeavor to cultivate learner agency through reflective practice so that all students are empowered with the knowledge and skills needed to achieve their full potential and become successful, responsible and contributing members of society--both locally and globally.

The communities of the Orleans Southwest Supervisory Union share an enthusiastic commitment to place-based learning, sustainability education, whole child and trauma-informed practices, proficiency-based learning, and farm to school. Our educators are collaborative, creative, lifelong learners who value rural culture and community partnerships. Our students are connected to nature, each other, and their community. We work together toward a vision of flourishing communities sustained by engaged, compassionate, skilled citizens.

OSSU serves approximately 1100 students PK-12 across six towns in four counties: Craftsbury and Greensboro in Orleans County, Hardwick and Stannard in Caledonia County, Wolcott in Lamoille County and Woodbury in Washington County. The total population within our 6 towns is approximately 6,900 residents.

The geographic location of the Orleans Southwest Supervisory Union is often referred to as the Gateway to the Northeast Kingdom. We are located 20 miles from St. Johnsbury, 30 miles from Montpelier (Vermont's capital), and 60 miles from Burlington (Vermont's largest city). Learn more about us...

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Equal Opportunity Employer

Orleans Southwest 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.

Job Requirements

  • Master's Degree in Special Education or another related field; VT Director of Special Education endorsement, documented eligibility for the same or reciprocity with another state. Experience which relates to the position if no direct experience as a special education administrator. Also required is the ability to pass a full background check and attendance at New Staff Orientation on August 18 and 21, 2023.
  • At least 3 yearsof relevant experience preferred
  • Master degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

Application Questions

There ARE NO application questions required FOR this job posting.

Contact Information

  • Heather Freeman , Director of Student Support Services
  • PO Box 338
  • 157 Daniel's Road
  • Hardwick,Vermont 05843
  • Phone: 802-472-6531
  • Fax: 802-472-6250
  • Email: click here

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