Summary

This individual is responsible for the ongoing supervision of approximately four to five special educators as well as teaching assistants/instructional aides.  The Education Manager provides administrative and program oversight to ensure the attainment of individual goals/objectives as identified in IEPs for assigned.

Primary Responsibilities

  • In cooperation with the Chief Education Officer, Associate Director of Curriculum and Instruction, and other Guild staff, provide orientation, in-service training, modeling, and resources to teaching staff.
  • Supervise, evaluate, and provide feedback to teaching staff and students on a regular basis.
  • Conduct IEP meetings and participate in other internal and external meetings as required to ensure that effective student programs are developed, implemented and evaluated including the dissemination of information necessary for effective coordination of student programs.
  • Prepare internal and external written and verbal reports as necessary.
  • Oversee and assist in compiling, summarizing and charting behavior data.
  • Consult with Guild School staff specialists and other program consultants and incorporate their recommendations/suggestions as appropriate.
  • Interact effectively with other people concerned with student placement/progress, such as referring agencies, parents, guardians, advocates and current and potential providers of continuing or supplementary/ancillary services.
  • Assist in monitoring student workflow and work quality to ensure that agreed quantity, quality and delivery timelines are maintained.
  • Assign and monitor staff in the performance of other non-teaching duties (e.g., breaks, lunches, transitions, community experiences, etc.).
  • Participate in pre-service and ongoing in-service training and other mandatory staff meetings.
  • Assist in securing, developing or adapting necessary educational, vocational and related materials.
  • Recommend and/or participate in the development and implementation of specific communication and behavior management programs for selected assigned students.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in special education or equivalent degree.
  • Five (5) years of experience teaching children/adolescents who have mental health diagnoses and/or developmental disabilities
  • Must be Massachusetts State certified, grades 5-12 in Mild/Moderate or Severe Special Needs.
  • Knowledge of and experience with special education law and processes
  • Excellent organization and time management skills

 

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