Supervisor, Related Services

Anchorage School District | Anchorage, AK, United States

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Posted Date 5/19/2021
Bargaining Unit: ACE
Work Year: 230 days per year, 12 contract payments
Work day: 8 hours per day
FTE: Full time, 1.0 FTE
Salaray: ACE 13, N-R $91,040 - $100,372

Job Summary
The Related Services Supervisor assists the director of Related Services & Behavior Supports in providing collaborative leadership for the Anchorage School District related services programs, including: school psychology, speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and adapted physical education. This position requires a valid Alaska teaching or administrative certificate and has a retirement association with the Alaska Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS).

Job Requirements
The following are required:
  1. A master’s degree or higher in related services or special education.
  2. A minimum of five years of experience in related services or special education.
  3. A valid Alaska teaching certificate with an endorsement in special education or a type C special services certificate.
  4. Alaska administrative certification within three to five years of hire.

The following are preferred:
  1. A valid Alaska type B or type F administrative certificate or evidence of work to complete an institutional preparation program that would allow the applicant to possess the administrative certificate.
  2. Previous leadership experience in an educational setting.

Essential Job Functions
  1. Communicates and collaborates clearly and professionally in both writing and speaking with special education, general education administrators, and other instructional support staff to facilitate clarity, compliance, and collaboration between programs and all stakeholders.
  2. Recruits, interviews, and recommends certificated and classified staff for hire.
  3. Assists the director and leads in staffing and assignments for itinerant related service providers.
  4. Assists program administration in evaluating the performance of certificated and classified staff using performance standards established by ASD and the professional standards and ethical practices of various professional disciplines.
  5. Facilitates staff meetings, advisory group meetings, and program development activities.
  6. Monitors program services and staff to ensure compliance with district, state, and federal policies, regulations, and/or laws.
  7. Provides leadership in the development of professional development activities to improve skills or the efficiency of service delivery and documentation.
  8. Reviews individualized education programs (IEPs) to ensure the program meets all state and federal compliance regulations in the area of related services.
  9. Assists the director in preparing budgets, annual reports, and public documents.
  10. Provides consultation to school teams and assists with problem solving and conflict resolution.

Physical /Mental Demands
The physical demands of this job require frequent standing, walking, sitting, speaking and hearing. Specific visual abilities are also required. The employee is regularly required to reach with his/her hands and arms and occasionally lift items weighing less than 40 lbs. Additionally, the employee must be able to understand vague and implicit instructions, be able to readily recall facts and details, handle conflict and make effective decisions under pressure. The employee must have the ability to effectively manage the stress of working with students, parents, and other employees representing diverse cultures, personalities, and work styles in a dynamic work environment.

The Anchorage School District is committed to providing reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all individuals with a qualified physical or mental disability.

Work Environment
Work is performed in a professional environment with a wide variety of individuals having differing functions, personalities and abilities, including working with diverse groups of people in a variety of different settings.

While performing the duties of this job the employee may be regularly exposed to a video display. The employee may be exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Additional Job Information
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job related duties as requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

Anchorage School District (ASD) employees must possess the ability to read and write in English. This also includes the ability to communicate in English with school staff, co-workers, and the public; as well as have the ability to comprehend and carry out oral and written directions and understand and follow English instructions and written documents.

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory criminal background check. For certificated positions, this is in addition to the background check conducted through the certification process with the Alaska State Department of Education and Early Development (DEED).

This position may be required to work in ASD facilities on the military installations (JBER). Please visit the government REAL ID website for additional information.

The Anchorage School District is an equal employment opportunity employer.

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