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Director of Student Support - Services 23-24 School Year

Company: Kairos Academies
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

-Director of Student Support - ServicesSummaryThe Director of Student Support Services provides leadership and support in meeting the tiered needs of students in the areas of: neurodiverse learning, behavioral development, academic development for students with gaps in their learning, and overall student well-being. Also a Director of student support services plays a vital contributor to school culture. -KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Special Populations Program ManagementDevelop, monitor, supervise, and manage all aspects of Special Education, ELL, Gifted/Talented, and Section 504 processes including scheduling, meeting, chairing, IEP writing, signature trackdown, transition planning, and progress reportingFacilitate processes to ensure vision and alignment of services for students in 5th-12th grades or their entire Kairos experienceEnsure that IEPs and 504s are high quality, including goals aligned to existing curriculum and assessments whenever possible through development of school-based teamsParticipate in dispute resolution meetings, hearings and mediation settlement meetings as neededMaintain open lines of communication regarding special services with all interested parties and respond promptly to questions and concerns of families and community members.Lead the Special Education Parent Advisory Council -School-Based Development and SupportCollaborate with Principals, Leadership Teams, teachers, and related service providers to manage activities related to compliance with all state and federal regulationsCollaborate with Managers of Support Services and School Leaders to ensure staff are internalizing IEPs and 504s and are implementing them with integrityCollaborate with teachers, counselors, and the Leadership Team to develop, implement, and track intervention support plans for students to address acute needs.Provide and/or arrange professional development and support for special education teachers and related service providersConsult with and support special education teachers and related service providers in their responsibilities to chair reviews and develop IEPs for these studentsWrite IEPs as determined by the Managing Director of SchoolsManage Speech and Language Pathologists and contracted service providers such as Occupational Therapists and ABA Therapists as needed and directedEnsure students receive appropriate testing accommodationsProvide support to IDs and Managers of Student Support Services regarding research-based and effective instructional and social-emotional-behavioral practicesNetwork Responsibilities- -Embody Kairos code of conduct by acting with integrity, leading with humanity, centering self-awareness and critical consciousness, taking personal responsibility, and engaging productivelyParticipate and engage in Network professional development and community events as required -Proficient in Parent Communication Driver Goals
85% Great Place To Work (GPTW)50% CSI Student growth/ IEP Goals met90% Student persistence97% ADA85% Student and Staff satisfaction (Possip) -This Job ISN'T For You If You Won't---
go above & beyond to do what's best for kids (an innate work ethic is required) -figure things out yourself (don't wait for others to teach you, make yourself better)adapt to frequent change (rapidly iterate; every level of every team improves every cycle)happily give and take constructive feedback -Who We AreNow is the opportune moment (the kairos) to reimagine education for the 21st century. Our schools have been recognized by Forbes, Bellwether Education, NBC Today, Education Week, and others as among the most innovative and highest performing in the nation. That's why we replace lectures with engaging projects and dictatorial "behavior managers" with 1-1 executive functioning mentors who help students learn how to manage their own schedule and work habits. Kairos students practice navigating real-world choices (such as when, where, how, and with whom to work) within a safe, supportive school environment. Kairos develops students not just into freethinkers, ready to thrive in a modern economy, but self-governing citizens, ready to lead both themselves and their communities.Technology Skills -Competence in Microsoft Office applications and ability to use a variety of computer applications and platforms. Ability to use basic office equipment. Knowledge and experience in using a computer-based student Information Management system.Safety Duties & Responsibilities -Every employee of the School has an obligation to know our safety rules and procedures; to teach what they know to others; to recognize unsafe actions and situations; to warn others of unsafe situations; to react to emergency situations and to report hazardous or unsafe practices to those in a position to correct them.Qualifications -
Bachelor's degree RequiredMasters degree - PreferredValid Missouri Teacher Certification, Required3+ years of teaching experience with students with disabilities RequiredProficient understanding of state and federal requirements for support of students with disabilities (IEPs, 504, etc) and English Language LearnersSatisfactory completion of criminal records check, pre-hire and annually thereafter, if applicable.Must be eligible to work in the United States and provide work authorization.Additional Knowledge and Skills
Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills---Ability to coach adults and work on a team -Belief in and alignment with Kairos' mission and values is---non-negotiable---Experience working with adults from diverse backgrounds with diverse needsAbility to adjust and adapt to a multitude of situations in the school environment -Willingness to go above and beyond -Encouraging cooperation and collaboration among teachers, staff, and students.Developing leadership skills in school staff.Helping teachers reach their fullest potential through continuous learning opportunities.Managing people, processes, and information to develop school-wide plansStarting Salary: $70,000, based on experienceBenefits:
Dental insuranceHealth insurancePaid time offVision insuranceWellness reimbursement -Professional Development OpportunitiesCertification reimbursement -School Tuition Assistance -Schedule:
Monday through Friday 7:45am- 4:00pm -
Some weekends and evenings will be required -Ability to commute/relocate:
Saint Louis, MO 63118: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)Powered by JazzHR

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