Director of EC Program/ Student Support
North Carolina Office of State Personnel - Wake County, NC

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Directs the planning, development, organization, management, and implementation of all aspects of the Juvenile Justice Exceptional Children Programs and Student Support Services. Develops and manages annual federal grant for exceptional students, including conducting annual headcount. Ensures compliance with data entry requirements for the Comprehensive Exceptional Children Accountability System and provides related technical assistance and training as necessary to all education sites in the purview of the Juvenile Justice education system. Collaborates with the Exceptional Children's Compliance Specialist to manage services to exceptional students and ensure compliance with regulations and procedures pertaining to special education records. Provides corrective intervention as indicated. Develops, manages and coordinates school student services including the provision of technical support to field staff on the utilization of PowerSchool and advises school staff on appropriate student scheduling, guidelines/procedures pertaining to student data, records archiving, and sharing of confidential student records with stakeholders. Provides programmatic oversight of Youth Development Center Student Assistance Teams and ensures the development and appropriate implementation of Personal Education Plans. Procures and ensures adequate staff training and utilization of remediation tools and strategies to promote the attainment of education goals. Provides written reports to NC Department of Public Instruction as required.

Master's degree in Education and at least 3 years of experience in EC program administration and supervisory experience in student support services. Must possess a valid driver's license.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:

Must have considerable knowledge of the principles of supervision, organization and administration.
Must have considerable knowledge of federal, state and local agencies that provide services for children with special needs.
Must have considerable knowledge of the current literature, trends, methods and developments in the area of exceptional children's services.
Must have working knowledge of the NC Common Core State Standards
Must have working knowledge of the Comprehensive Exceptional Children Accountability System.
Must have working knowledge of North Carolina's Student Information System
Must have working knowledge of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.
Ability to maintain complete and accurate records and collect statistical data and to develop meaningful reports from that information in order to satisfy federal and state requirements.
Ability to prepare budgets and coordinate with other departments or agencies to ensure maximum services.
Ability to provide programmatic oversight to Student Assistance Teams and ensure the development and appropriate implementation of Personal Education Plans

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Completion of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in educational administration, special education, or a closely related field and at least three years of administrative experience.

Supplemental and Contact Information:

The N.C. Department of Public Safety (DPS) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages qualified men and women to apply . DPS uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act with the most qualified individuals. Hiring salary will be based on relevant qualifications, internal equity and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position.
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