All Other Positions - Reach Cyber Charter School
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Job Title: Supervisor of Special Education
Job Location: Harrisburg, PA
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Jan 31, 2019**
District: Reach Cyber Charter School
Harrisburg, PA 17111
Telephone: 443-529-1220
Job Description:
Reach Cyber Charter School (Reach Cyber), a Pennsylvania Connections Academy, is a tuition-free, public cyber school serving students in grades K-12 statewide during the 2018-2019 school year. Reach Cyber offers a variety of academic pacing options for students including a traditional school year option, a year-long school year option and an accelerated option. Reach Cyber is authorized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and governed by an independent Board of Directors. The school utilizes the Connections Education program. Connections Academy, a division of Connections Education, is accredited by AdvancED.

Position Summary and Responsibilities:
Working from our office in Harrisburg, PA, the Supervisor of Special Education will oversee all aspects of educational service delivery for our students with special education needs.  The Supervisor of Special Education will ensure that the school operates in compliance with all state and federal regulations, and data are being collected, stored, and updated in a manner that meets all compliance expectations.                    
The Supervisor of Special Education will help to ensure that the school is providing appropriate programs in the least restrictive environment for all students with special needs.  This will include management of the pre-referral and IEP processes, maintain student data, communicate with parents, locate and contract with service providers throughout the state, and ensure that the school operates in compliance with special education law and procedures at all times.

  • Monitor compliance with special education processes and timelines across all schools.  Interpret and articulate special education regulations, policies, and procedures to principal, teachers, and parents so as to ensure compliance;
  • Develop standardized processes, forms and protocols for all special education procedures;
  • Establish and maintain a database of and relationships with school districts, intermediate units, private providers, community agencies, mental health clinics, etc;
  • Establish procedures for placement, evaluation, assignment and re-evaluation of students with regard to the special education services program;
  • Oversee and/or implement all aspects of student referrals, IEP development, diagnostic assessments, and annual/tri-annual reviews. Institute and maintain a documentation system within the Learning Management System that captures and organizes all such data;
  • Conduct all school-based special education related meetings;
  • Coordinate the set-up and delivery of IEP-mandated direct services to students, whether through direct in-house teacher support or contracted services with school districts or other qualified agencies;
  • Oversee the development, tracking, dissemination and proper implementation of IEP-mandated accommodations for students with special needs during state testing events;
  • Coordinate implementation and proper administration of the Student Support Team (SST) process.  Participate in SST meetings as required;
  • Collaborate with the Reach team concerning all facets of programming for students with special needs, from pre-referral intervention to transition and dismissal;
  • Work directly with parents, as needed, to answer questions and ensure that all school actions are in compliance, and also are in the interest of maximizing student learning in the Least Restrictive Environment;
  • Develop a good working knowledge of Connections Academy’s curricular options, and how they can be adapted and implemented to meet specific student needs; Introduce new ways of supporting special needs students in a virtual environment;
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate staff in-service activities;
  • Performs such other duties as assigned by the Executive Director;
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Masters’ Degree in Special Education or related Education Field.
  • Pennsylvania Special Education certification
  • Teaching experience in Special Education
  • Expertise in special education law and compliance.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Customer focused approach.
  • High degree of flexibility.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in fast paced environment.
  • Technologically proficient (especially with Microsoft Office products).
  • Occasional travel.
  • Experience in policy (IDEA) and/or administration with Special Education.
  • Experience with contract negotiations

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.