Salary consistent with CHCCS Board Salary Schedule: https://tinyurl.com/3sw5k5zz
Internal Number: 681011
Chief of School Support and Wellness
Under limited supervision, performs a variety of supervisory and administrative tasks in monitoring and assisting the programs for Exceptional Children in Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools. Employee directs and supervises programs and services for students in the system with special needs. Employee coordinates the efforts of federal, state and local agencies, private specialists, parents, and division supervisors to provide the services needed by County students as determined by division staff. Employee monitors the overall effectiveness of programs and ensures all are implemented within federal, state and local regulations. Employee supervises the Director of Exceptional Children, Exceptional Child Services Coordinators, Specialist, and supports supervision of Leads in related services and secondary programming.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Considerable knowledge of the following areas:
federal, state and local agencies, policies and procedures that provide services for children with disabilities and standards regarding education
organization and communication channels of the school system
ethical guidelines applicable to the position as outlined by professional organizations and/or federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations
current literature, trends, methods and developments in the area of exceptional children
principles of supervision, organization and administration
North Carolina Standard Course of Study to include North Carolina Extended Content Standards
skills in counseling and developing staff
assessing the needs of students with disabilities through planning, developing, implementing, evaluating effectiveness and making recommendations for programming
develop and implement policies, procedures and standards for services provided for free appropriate public education
Ability to use common office machines and popular computer-driven word processing, spreadsheet and file maintenance programs, maintain complete and accurate records and statistics and to develop meaningful reports from that information, effectively express ideas orally and in writing, make oral presentations before large groups of people, exercise considerable tact and courtesy in frequent contact with the public, establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Plans, develops, and implements a comprehensive program for students with disabilities, which assesses needs of students, establishes objectives and priorities, delegates responsibilities to staff, develops strategies to achieve objectives and evaluates programs with an emphasis on equity for traditionally underserved student groups.
Provides direction, consultation and supervision to program supervisors and Coordinators; consults with centrally based staff and school-based staff on individual cases and on interpretation of federal, state and local policies and procedures.
Ensures all aspects of programming align with the district’s equity plan by utilizing culturally relevant resources and practices and applying a racial equity analysis.
Develops and implements standards, policies and procedures related to exceptional child services; develops short and long range goals for the division; monitors the progress of various services; makes recommendations for changes.
Works in conjunction with the State Department of Public Instruction, the Office for Civil Rights, and various other agencies to meet the needs of students; prepares and monitors contracts with individuals and agencies for special services not available through the school system; ensures compliance of programs with federal, state and local regulations.
Coordinates with local agencies, parents and school personnel to resolve problems and secure needed resources and services.
Collaborates with principals regarding programs and services for students with disabilities.
Supervises and conducts personnel administration duties for staff, including hiring and firing, evaluating, assigning special duties, monitoring attendance and travel reports, and granting leave.
Assists in the preparation and monitoring of budgets for the programs; coordinates with other departments or agencies to ensure equitable allocations of resources and services; monitors expenditures of approved budget
Communicates about aspects of programming with all stakeholders including parents and community members.
Terms of Employment:
Twelve-month work schedule determined by the CHCCS Board of Education. Salary in accordance with the adopted schedule.
Evaluated in accordance with the Board’s policy on Evaluation of Classified Personnel
Licensed in Special Exceptional Children
Master's degree in Education or a related field
Minimum 5 years of experience as an Exceptional Children Program Administrator; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
Hold or be eligible for a license issued by the North Carolina Department of Education with an endorsement as EC Program Administrator required
Recent successful district level leadership experience preferred
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools (CHCCS) is one of two public school systems in Orange County, NC. CHCCS is located near the flagship campus of the University of North Carolina (UNC) and the world renowned Research Triangle Park (RTP). The district operates three high schools, four middle schools, eleven elementary schools, a school for young people being treated at UNC Hospital and an alternative high school. These schools serve more than 12,000 students.
CHCCS is consistently ranked at or near the top of school districts in North Carolina in many academic measures including test performance, graduation rates and SAT/ACT scores. It is also among the highest in per-pupil funding. The district additionally employs over 250 nationally certified teachers.