Director of Student Support Services
BASIS DC is seeking qualified candidates for a Director of Student Support Services for the 2021/22 school year!
BASIS.ed School teams offer an incredible opportunity to be deeply involved in an academic community that is dynamic, exciting and unpredictable. You’ll join others in a highly social, supportive and collaborative environment.
BASIS.ed is seeking a Director of Student Support Services whose primary responsibility will be to oversee the entire special education program, including child find, compliance, 504, ELL, and relates services, at a school site. The academic program is consistently ranked among the top 10 programs nationally and is competitive on an international scale. The mission of BASIS.ed Schools is to provide an academically excellent and rigorous liberal arts college preparatory education to all Lower and Upper School students. It is imperative that our Director of Student Support Services share our vision of improving the state of education in our country, and are on board with the BASIS curriculum and mission.
Primary Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Coordinating and assuring full state and federal compliance with all aspects of programming (identification, review, dismissal) for students with disabilities per the IDEA, Section 504 and the ADA;
Providing direct special education services, as needed, and supervising itinerant service providers;
Preparing and reporting accurate and timely data for internal and external regulatory purposes; and
Facilitating in the development and implementation of informal academic and behavioral intervention programs for individual students.
- Supervising and managing a large team of service providers
- Setting and implementing a vision for exceptional education with the support of the Head of School
- Ensuring 100% compliance with all DC and federal aspects of IDEA and ADA
Minimum Qualifications: A Master’s degree, a valid state issued Special Education teaching license and valid fingerprint clearance are required to coordinate special education at BASIS.ed.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience in case management or building-level program administration is preferred. Together with a high level of educational attainment, the successful applicant will demonstrate knowledge and credibility to parents, students, staff, supervisors, and outside agencies through oral and written communication that is timely, confident, and articulate. Critically, an applicant must possess a high GPA in his/her major, a thorough knowledge of current disability law (IDEA, Section 504), excellent recommendations, experience working with children, ability to perform tasks with precision (attention to detail, adherence to timelines), excellent organizational skills and facility with office technology, and be open to new ideas in education.