Job Title: Director of Pupil Services Reports to: Assistant Superintendent Instruction FLSA Status: Exempt Summary The Director of Pupil Services has direct responsibility to administer and coordinate the division’s programs related to Special Education, Health Services, Psychological Services, Social Work Services, Homeless Education, Foster Care, Preschool, Infant and Toddler Connection, and At Risk Students. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. A. Supervise and evaluate Pupil Services Staff: Facilitators, Psychologists, Social Workers, School Health Coordinator, Assistive Technology Coordinator, Preschool Coordinator, Preschool Mentor, and Secretaries. B. Plan, coordinate and evaluate instructional programs for Special Education 1. Develop and implement policies and procedures for compliance with Federal and State Regulations 2. Develop and review handbook for Special Education to assure compliance. 3. Develop an Annual Plan for Special Education to provide services for students 2 years to 22 years. 4. Develop and implement a Comprehensive System for Personnel Development 5. Provide Inservice training for Special Education Teachers, Pupil Services Staff, and Related Service providers. 6. Provide training for Teacher Assistance Team Chair to assist schools in appropriate referrals for special education services. 7. Monitor IEP reviews – Facilitators review approximately 1,600 IEPs per year. 8. Monitor special education population at each school to assure compliance. 9. Coordinate with the Assistant Superintendent of Personnel on hiring new staff 10. Keep current on OCR opinions and recent court decisions that affect special education 11. Develop a budget to meet the needs of all populations served 12. Coordinate services with the Shenandoah Valley Regional Program (SVRP). 13. Submit grants to state related to special education (Flow through, Preschool, Transition, Assistive Technology, Autism, Infant and Toddler Connection) 14. Make regular visits to schools for observations in classrooms and for conferences with principals, teachers, and/or parents 15. Plan, coordinate, and assist in the evaluation of instructional programs 16. Assist in evaluation of teachers as requested by principal 17. Keep abreast of research, new trends, materials, and techniques 18. Promote experimentation and innovation to provide benefit for students with special needs 19. Assist with implementation of the Standards of Quality 20. Promote positive school and community relation for special education through the Local Advisory Committee for Special Education 21. Coordinate services for students birth through 3 years for the Infant and Toddler Connection of the Valley 22. Serve on the division Discipline Committee for student who have been identified as special education or are suspected of having a disability C. D. E. F. G. H. 23. Collect data on students in Foster Care for annual state report 24. Collaborate with Curriculum Supervisors to assist in providing special education students access to the general education curriculum 25. Coordinate services for Preschool students 26. Coordinate Homebound Instruction Plan, coordinate, and evaluate School/Community Health Services Programs 1. Review and/or develop policies and regulations pertaining to Health Care Services 2. Review plans for Medially Fragile students 3. Coordinate Medicaid billing 4. Coordinate Health Services for students with School/Community Health Coordinator 5. Develop and oversee budget 6. Coordinate services with SAW Health Department Plan, coordinate, and evaluate programs for Homeless 1. Develop policies and procedures for education for the Homeless 2. Collect data from schools to monitor Homeless education 3. Develop programs, as necessary, to meet the needs of Homeless students 4. Complete yearly state report on Homeless Education Plan and coordinate services for students identified as disabled under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act/Americans with Disabilities Act 1. Coordinate with Assistant Superintendent of Administration, Division 504 Coordinator 2. Provide Inservice training for school 504 Coordinators 3. Keep abreast of OCR opinions related to Section 504/ADA 4. Develop and monitor policies related to Section 504/ADA 5. Develop and monitor budget Plan and coordinate services for students at risk 1. Coordinate services for students place through the Family Assessment and Planning Team (FAPT) in alternate placements 2. Assign and coordinate district FAPT representative 3. Attend monthly Comprehensive Planning and Management Team (CPMT) meetings to review funds appropriate for students 4. Review student plans Promote community collaboration 1. Serve on Commonwealth Center Board 2. Serve on Core Council for Infant and Toddle Connection of the Valley 3. Serve on board of healthy Families of the Blue Ridge 4. Serve on Regional Planners for Prevention Services Coordinate Preschool Services 1. Coordinate the varied funding sources to provide consistent preschool programming in Augusta County 2. Monitor and coordinate staff, services, and budget for the Virginia Preschool Initiative 3. Serve on Regional Committee to coordinate equitable preschool services SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Must possess demonstrated leadership qualities and personal characteristics necessary for working effectively with students, teachers, and parents as attested to by the Division Superintendent of Schools. Candidate must possess good moral character. PHYSICAL DEMANDS/REQUIREMENTS Duties performed typically in school settings to include: school office, classroom, gym, cafeteria, auditorium, and recreational areas. Frequent walking, standing, stooping, lifting, up to approximately 30 pounds, and occasional lifting of equipment and/or materials weighing up to approximately 40 pounds may be required. Other limited physical activities are required. Occasional travel with students on field trips may be necessary. Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, noise and hazards. Occasional movement of students by wheelchairs and other mechanical devices may be required. Regular contact with special needs children is necessary. Regular contact with staff members, students, parents, and community members is required. Frequent contact with parents and medical professionals by phone and in person is necessary. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES Supervises and evaluates all aspects of the Pupil Services program. QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE Master's degree (M. A.) or equivalent. Hold the Postgraduate Professional Certificate with appropriate endorsement. At least three years of successful, full-time experience as a Special Ed. Teacher Demonstrated the leadership qualities and personal characteristics necessary for working effectively with students, teachers and parents. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS . Hold a valid Virginia Teaching License with appropriate endorsement. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to adjust focus. WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT Per contract and Augusta County Policy Manuel EVALUATION Performance on this job will be evaluated in accordance with school board policy and administrative regulations on evaluation of administrative personnel.