Summary: The Guild for Human Services, a special education school in Concord, MA, is seeking an Education Manager. 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 achievement of individual goals/objectives as identified in IEPs for assigned students.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • In collaboration with the Chief Education Officer, Director of Curriculum & 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.
  • Review, interview, and recommend the hiring of teachers and teacher assistants in accordance with student population needs.
  • Manage direct care classroom staffing and ratios; scheduling, assignments, and performance records (e.g., call-outs, coverage, lunches, transitions, community experiences, etc.).
  • Conduct IEP meetings and participate in other internal and external meetings as required to ensure that effective student programs are developed, implemented, and evaluated.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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
  • Previous supervisory experience preferred 
  • Excellent organization and time management skills

 

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