Director Specialist of the Statewide Autism Program
Christina School District
May 21, 2018
Contract - Experienced
LOCATION: Administering District is the Christina School District, but the program is statewide.
PROGRAM: The Autism Program offers comprehensive educational services for students with autism from ages 2-21. The program has a stable funding source. Applied Behavior Analysis is the primary methodology that guides intervention.
Must hold a doctorate in psychology or special education.
State of Delaware Certification in Teacher of Students with Autism or Students with Severe Intellectual Disabilities preferred
Must have at least three years’ experience in a supervisory role in an education setting and have experience in program evaluation.
Must have the ability to work with education professionals, parents, legislators, and other community stakeholders to develop and implement a model of educational programming for students with autism that is outcomes driven.
Direct experience in working with a broad range of students with autism and their families.
Experience in providing professional learning and technical assistance to administrators, teachers, program staff and parents within a coordinated program statewide.
Experience in working with a broad range of stakeholders to accomplish goals that have an impact on the education of students with autism.
Experience in conducting assessments, including functional behavior assessments, developing and implementing individual behavior support plans, and educational programs that are appropriate, positive, and tailored to the individual needs of the students with autism.
Experience in evaluating fidelity of implementation of behavior support plans and educational programs.
Must be an innovative leader in the field, keeping abreast of research-based practices and techniques in the education of students with autism.
Must have strong communication, organizational, leadership and management skills.
Knowledge of applied behavior analysis, child development, as well as language, social, self-help, academic, daily living, community integration, vocational and life skills.
Knowledge of various communication systems including Picture Exchange Systems and speech generating devices.
Identify, promote, and assist with the implementation of Best Practices (Evidence-based Practices) for the Education of Children with Autism in all approved programs
Demonstrate expertise in principles of Applied Behavior Analysis
Disseminate guidelines as appropriate
Develop and maintain effective relationships and partnerships with stakeholders including parents, staff, district administrators, and Delaware Department of Education staff
Coordinate and maintain the Peer Review committee as defined in Delaware Administrative Code
Coordinate and maintain the Human Rights Committee as defined in the Delaware Administrative Code
Coordinate and maintain the operation of the Statewide Monitoring and Review Board as defined in the Delaware Administrative Code
Coordinate and maintain the Statewide Parent Advisory Committee as defined in the Delaware Administrative Code
Work with Delaware Autism Program leadership personnel statewide to develop, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive professional development plan for approved programs
Consult, as requested, with all school districts and charter schools in Delaware to increase their capacity to provide effective, accountable, and evidence-based services for children with autism
Direct and manage the Family Support Services program for children with autism
Direct and manage the respite program for children with autism
Provide leadership in statewide professional development pertaining to autism
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.
Additional Salary Information: Salary Schedule can be found on the district’s website:
Internal Number: 3152
About Christina School District
The Christina School District is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), national origin, citizenship or ancestry, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity, against victims of domestic violence, sexual offenses, or stalking, or upon any other categories protected by federal, state, or local law. Inquiries regarding compliance with the above may be directed to the Title IX/Section 504 Coordinator, Christina School District, 600 North Lombard Street, Wilmington, DE 19801; Telephone: (302) 552-2600.
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