Manchester, CT, USA | Education | Full-time
POSITION SUMMARY: The role of the Director of Education is to
promote the optimal educational development of the students of the
Community Child Guidance Clinic School,
as defined by Board of Directors policy and Connecticut State
Department of Education statutory and regulatory requirements,
through appropriate application of leadership, supervisory and
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Administers and oversees all aspects of the school
Supervises and supports all personnel of the school, including
administrators, faculty and staff.
Ensures the integrity and effectiveness of the school’s
community and school outreach and student assessment and intake
Leads and participates directly in the school’s personnel
recruitment and retention processes; including interviewing
applicants who are candidates for positions, and making individual
appointment, recognition, disciplinary or termination
Ensures in the completion of appropriate appraisal and
evaluation processes for all school personnel, including faculty
evaluation consistent with guidelines for teacher evaluation as
provided by the Connecticut State Department of Education as
applicable to the Student and Teacher Support Specialists (SEED)
Facilitates and ensures the provision of appropriate
professional development and training opportunities for all staff
of the school, on topics of current and emergent relevance to the
effective delivery of service(s) to students.
Coordinates the placement of student teachers and interns with
regional colleges and universities and oversees the utilization of
volunteers within the school.
Conducts needs assessment of the school and communicates with
the Chief Executive Officer regarding the status and needs of the
Gathers and distributes pertinent information regarding State
and Federal statutory mandates, regulatory requirements and
applicable. guidelines; preparing the School for
approval/reapproval by the Connecticut State Department of
Participates with CCGC leadership in the development of the
annual budget for the school and CCGC.
Maintains communications with instructional and related services
staff to achieve ongoing quality assurance of service delivery and
monitoring of student status and progress.
Ensures the timely accomplishment of individual educational
and/or developmental assessments of students annually or as
Oversees the implementation of current and emerging best
practices in all aspects of school instructional and related
services to students; including, but not limited to behavior
management intervention strategies.
Attends monthly Board of Directors meetings, and provides
relevant information, as required.
Undertakes additional role-related projects, activities and
responsibilities, at the discretion and direction of the Chief
Minimum of five (5) years of supervisory experience in special
At least five (5) years of successful experience as a full-time
special education teacher in a public or state approved private
special education facility.
Proven ability to evaluate and produce reliable results,
problem-solve and trouble shoot problems.
Ability to manage time effectively.
The Director of Education shall be certified by the Connecticut
State Department of Education.
Special Education Certification (165), and Intermediate
Supervisors Certification (092).
Must be CPR certified.
Ability to exert up to 25 pounds of force to lift, carry, push,
pull, or otherwise move objects.
Requires occasional or frequent standing, walking, sitting,
bending, and reaching for extended periods of time
May be subject to work environments that have exposure to
weather or interiors with extremes of heat and/or cold, wet and/or
humid conditions, high noise levels, and various work-related