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Special Education Student Services Director

Helena School District
Helena, MT
Closing date
May 10, 2024

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Student & Scholar Services
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Special Education Student Services Director JobID: 2793
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Lincoln Center (Administration Offices)
Special Education Student Services Director District Wide
At Helena Public Schools, our vision is to foster dynamic educational experiences that prepare all students for life. As the Special Education Student Services Director, you contribute to this mission by serving as a champion for the development and implementation of exceptional special education programs and student support services for the District. Some of what you will do:
- Lead, manage, and supervise the Special Education Student Services department, including staff, programs, and budget.
- Collaborate with school administrators, teachers, and support staff to ensure the integration of student services within the overall educational framework.
- Lead a team of professionals dedicated to creating inclusive environments and fostering the academic, social, physical and mental health and emotional development of all students.
- Oversee the development, implementation, and review of individualized Education Plans (IEPs) for students with special needs.
- Ensure compliance with all federal and state regulations related to special education, including but not limited to IDEA, ADA and Section 504.
Who we are looking for: To become part of this dedicated team, you are a visionary leader who fosters a culture of collaboration, inclusion and professionalism within the department and the District at large. Qualifications include a combination of education and experience equal to:
- A Master's degree from an accredited institution; an emphasis in special education preferred.
- A minimum of three years teaching experience that includes special education programs and student support services.
- A valid teaching certificate in conjunction with a valid administrative endorsement and course work related to Special Education.
- Administration experience preferred, ideally directly related to special education.
Professional competencies include:
- Ability to plan, organize, provide leadership, and work collaboratively with mid-to-large sized teams.
- Develop short and long-range plans in relation to assigned responsibilities and for purposes of implementing programming and services in compliance with regulations.
- Exhibit strong interpersonal skills to create trusting and productive relationships.
- Communicate clearly and concisely both in oral and written form.
- Strong organizational skills with outstanding attention to detail.
- Remain current and knowledgeable of legal requirements governing special education, including 504 laws, and possess the ability to convey that information to others.
- Work effectively with computer and software programs to perform the duties of the position; learn and utilize District applications.
Successful candidates enjoy being mobile throughout the day to regularly interact with diverse groups and are able to balance multiple demands at the same time. How to Apply Complete the online application to include a cover letter, resume, and copy of Montana administrative license or letter of status of licensure. Additionally, provide a video of three minutes or less in which you respond to the following prompt: Why do you want to be the Special Education Student Services Director at Helena Public Schools? You might include highlights of your experience, education, or other relevant details. The video should be in .mp4 format, and should be no larger than 1GB in size. Your video should be uploaded and sent to Entry salary is $115,000 per year and includes a comprehensive benefit package ( Important Notes
- This recruitment may also be used to fill additional positions per business needs.
- The hiring authority reserves the right to offer the position at any time during the recruitment process. It is to the applicant's advantage to apply as early as possible.
- Prior to employment, you must successfully complete the appropriate background check required for employment.
- Position serves a 230 day contract.
Question? Email The Helena School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, genetic information, sex, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, ancestry, marital status, military status, citizenship status, culture, social origin or condition, use of lawful products while not at work, political affiliation or a mental, physical or sensory disability, or by any other distinguishing characteristic if otherwise able to perform the essential functions of a job with reasonable accommodations. Persons with a disability who need assistance in the application process or those needing this announcement in an alternate format may email or call (406) 324-2010. TTY users should first call 711 to access the Traditional Relay Service from Montana Relay.

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