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Director Special Education

Boys Town National Research Hospital Omaha, NE
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POSITION SUMMARY:
The Director of Special Education participates in the provision of leadership and oversight for the school district.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & DUTIES:
Directs and coordinates special education, administrative, and counseling activities for students enrolled in Home Campus schools.
Develops and implements curriculum, program, and procedures designed to meet the educational needs of all identified special education students enrolled at service delivery sites.
Provides for appropriate and accurate assessment and designation of referred students; designs, implements, and manages the IEP process for students complying with all state and federal regulations.
Serves as consultant to teachers and other school staff for remediation of communication disorders for identified students.
Demonstrates concern and respect for individual students, assumes major responsibility for academic and social growth of each student, and cares for student health and well-being during the school day.
Administers the department budget and supervises staff.
Supervises and coordinates all administrative duties for both students and staff at the schools; administers the Special Education Program.
Administers the special education program including development and implementation of the master schedule, staffing assignments, student scheduling, and allocation of material resources.
Designs, implements, and manages a system of information management to tracks student enrollment and attendance.
Provides needed information to accurately bill for regular and special education.
Provides regular program audits to assure compliance with all state and federal regulations and all funding guidelines; provides timely reports of proposed and adopted state and federal regulations.
Provides oversight of special education teacher certification, staff development activities, and all special education processing to meet state and federal guidelines.
Serves as coordinator of staff participation in the UNO program and other course work leading to Nebraska Special Education certification.
Initiates and follows up on contracts with other school districts for services provided.
Serves as a role model in carrying out the Father Flanagan's Boys' Home mission.
Directs all activities towards the fulfillment of the Boys Town mission
Directs all actions to reflect the values and principles of Boys Town
Establishes and maintains an environment that encourages teamwork, collaboration, and ethical behavior
Maintains regular, reliable and predictable attendance
Supports other members of the management team and their work
Other Duties: This job description incorporates the essential functions and duties required for this position. However, other duties may be required and assigned at times and as determined by a supervisor in order to meet the needs of the organization

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge in curriculum, educational supervision, and instruction.
Skill in analysis and synthesis.
High level of professionalism and interpersonal skills. Excellent critical thinking, analytical, and problem solving skills.
Ability to communicate with individuals at all levels in the organization and with external contacts in an articulate, professional manner while maintaining necessary degree of confidentiality.
Ability to successfully lead a team of education and administration professionals.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Nebraska Department of Education Administrative Certificate required; endorsements in special education and supervision preferred.
5 to 7 years of education administration experience including special education supervision preferred.
Nebraska administrative certification


Date Posted: 11/30/2023

About Boys Town:

Boys Town has been changing the way America cares for children and families since 1917. With over a century of service, our employees have helped us grow from a small boardinghouse in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, into one of the largest national child and family care organizations in the country. With the addition of Boys Town National Research Hospital in 1977, our services branched out into the health care and research fields, offering even more career opportunities to those looking to make a real difference.

Our employees are our #1 supporters when it comes to achieving Boys Town's mission, which is why we are proud of their commitment to making the world a better place for children, families, patients, and communities. Unique perks to Boys Town employees and their families include free visits to Boys Town physicians and free prescriptions under the Boys Town Medical Plan, tuition assistance, parenting resources from our experts and professional development opportunities within the organization, just to name a few. Working at Boys Town is more than just a job, it is a way of life.

This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.




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