The Delaware County Intermediate Unit (DCIU) is pleased to conduct the Director of Pupil Services and Special Education search on behalf of the Chester Upland School District (CUSD).
Chester Upland School District undergoing a period of historic change. We are uniquely poised to re-focus and transform into a student-focused district where each child is ensured the academic and personal skills to succeed in the college or career of their choice.
Senior leadership is building a talented and committed team to ensure all students are prepared to graduate Chester Upland schools both career and college ready!
The Director of Pupil Services and Special Education shall perform those central office duties necessary to support the overall instructional mission of the school district. Departmental responsibilities include services provided to all district buildings, hospitalization programs and other outside agencies. Programs include health services, counseling services, school psychological services, gifted education services, ESL services, instructional support services, home/school visitor services, homebound services, and Student Assistance Service. Other responsibilities to include coordinating the district and state standardized testing program, Child Accounting, and Central Registration and the Wellness program.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ideal Candidate will demonstrate the following and/or have experience with:
A commitment to success for all of the Chester Upland students and specifically to raising the academic. achievement of all the children in this district.
A desire to grow professionally and seek out new opportunities for professional development.
An ability to use data to meet the instructional needs of the student population.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
An ability to work independently and manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously.
Outstanding interpersonal and teamwork skills.
Able to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
Strong working knowledge of technology.
Must be able to pass an initial fingerprint and background clearance checks.
May be required to lift and carry heavy, bulky supplies and materials weighing up to 20 pounds.
May be required to work outside normal working hours.
May be required to travel to perform work functions.
Must have Master’s Degree in a related field from an accredited college or university.
Must have PA Certification to supervise Special Education.
Must possess experience in administration and supervision.
About Delaware County Intermediate Unit
The Delaware County Intermediate Unit (DCIU) is a regional education services agency. It is our mission to provide leadership for the development of innovative and cost-effective programs to meet the needs of our county.
DCIU serves more than 70,000 school-aged students and more than 6,000 educators on a regional basis. Direct instruction is provided to more than 15,000 students enrolled in DCIU’s Special Programs, Career and Technical Education and specialized programs.
The Delaware County Intermediate Unit is one of Pennsylvania’s 29 regional educational agencies. Established in 1970 by the State Legislature, IUs were charged with providing services in seven areas: curriculum development and instructional improvement; educational planning services; instructional materials services (technology); continuing professional development; pupil personnel services; management services; and, state and federal agency liaison services. Over the years, DCIU grew to meet Delaware County’s needs by providing these and other services best offered on a regional basis such as special education, technical education, services to nonpublic schools and technology.
Today, more than 40 years i...n the business of serving the needs of Delaware County, DCIU has grown to provide more than $125 million worth of services through the management of 60 programs.