Job Details

Region: 4
School District/Employer: Fort Bend ISD
District Category/Employer: Campus
Assignment Level: Area
  • Special Education
School: MR. WOODS
Campus Description: The Program Manager, Secondary Life Skill Services will work in collaboration with the Special Education Department and campus staff to design, implement and monitor quality special education services for students with cognitive delays, requiring an alternate curriculum, in grades 6-12. The incumbent will also design, implement and monitor the development of transition plans and services for appropriate planning to assist students in reaching their post-secondary goals. The incumbent will provide strong leadership in promoting the District's and department's vision of special education services in the District and community.
Date Posted: 4/10/2017
Deadline: 09/30/2017
Openings: 1
Commitment: Full Time
Description/Notes: 1. Design appropriate instructional and behavioral services for students in a specialized setting.
2. Develop curriculum modifications and model differentiated instructional strategies.
3. Use Full Individual Evaluation (FIE)/Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) to develop appropriate Present Levels of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance (PLAAFP) goals, Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) and programming for students with cognitive disabilities.
4. Analyze and utilize campus data for improvement in special education services and implementation, including discipline, district and alternate state assessment, Least Restrictive Environment, Limited English Proficiency, etc.
5. Attend and facilitate Admission Review Dismissal (ARD) meetings to provide guidance to the campus staff, parents and students.
6. Coordinate transition and monitoring of data for the State Performance Plan Indicators 13 and 14.
7. Serve as a resource to administrators in the implementation of special education services.
8. Monitor and supervise staff in completion of accurate and timely reporting of the District’s Medicaid reimbursement program; Collaborate with the business office to provide appropriate and timely data reporting of the District’s Medicaid reimbursements. Collaborative with the business office to provide appropriate and timely Medicaid reimbursement data and reporting.
9. Lead, supervise, and evaluate one or more employees.
10. Lead and support in the creation and maintenance of alternative activities in district data management system.
11. Develop and deliver professional development for the District and campus staff as well as monitor and support the implementation of professional development activities.
12. Serve as a liaison for alternate state assessment for grades 6-12.
13. Guide campuses in completing the process to make appropriate recommendations for students when considering more restrictive placements.
14. Lead the campus in making staffing projections and program locations based on data.
15. Assist in the hiring process of special education staff.
16. Remain current on best practices, special education law, policies and procedures.
17. Promote the District's vision of implementing inclusive services, including utilizing evidence-based supports to maintain students in their least restrictive environments and utilize high quality instruction and monitor the student’s outcomes in an effort to support a transition to a less restrictive environment as appropriate when students are served in special education settings.
18. Support the District and department goals.
19. Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: • Master’s degree required
• Minimum of five years of combined experience in teaching special education and/or service provider experience working with students with cognitive delays in a specialized setting (Life Skills, Structured, Adult Transition Services), including two years of experience in developing transition plans at campus or district level, required
• Minimum of two years of experience in a special education leadership/supervisory position at district level required
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook, required
• Demonstrated knowledge of best practices related to the implementation of district initiatives required
• Demonstrated knowledge in special education law, policies and procedures, required
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both orally and in writing, required

Work will be done in a variety of settings as indicated by the needs of the students. Frequent travel to various locations in the District is required. Assignments require the employee to work with identified students in school settings. Must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and lift and/or move up to 100 plus pounds with assistance. Standing, stooping, kneeling, pushing and pulling may be required in this position. Must be able to handle situations that may be volatile or stressful at times. Ability to see close up, at a distance and peripherally, ability to physically restrain disruptive students, ability to reach above the head or straight out from body, ability to stand continuously for long periods of time.
Salary Range: $69,443-$99,930
How To Apply: Fort Bend ISD

Contact Person:

Name: Human Resources
Address: 16431 Lexington Blvd.
City: Sugar Land
State: TX
Zip: 77479
Phone: (281) 634-1270
Fax: (281) 634-1707

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