When you join the team at ORVA, you join a team of dedicated professionals working all over the state in a virtual environment to ensure the success of our families and students who are using the K12 curriculum to meet their educational needs and goals, grades K-12. We are committed to our mission statement of providing Oregon students with an excellent education, grounded in high academic standards, which will help achieve their full academic and social potential.
The core philosophy of the Oregon Virtual Academy is that all young people can achieve academic excellence if they are provided rigorous instruction, high standards, informed guidance, and individual attention. Although we use the computer as a learning tool, we believe that education is primarily a human endeavor that relies on caring individuals, involved parents, and committed teachers.
We are excited that you are considering joining the ORVA staff, and we present this job description to you in an effort to communicate openly and honestly about the requirements and benefits of being on the ORVA team. .
The Director of Special Programs coordinates educational, administrative and counseling activities of students with identifiable needs by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.
The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required; other duties may be assigned.
AS A Director Of Special Programs, YOU WILL..
Ensures conformance of educational programs to state and local school board standards through evaluation, development and coordination activities; As needed, researches and implements non-K12 curriculum resources that meet state standards;
Manages Special Education teaching staff; Manages Master and Lead Teachers and programs;
Assists in assuring compliance to IDEA
Ensures that the school is meeting the needs of students while complying with local, state, and federal laws regarding special education, Section 504, ELL and TAG students
Helps articulate the school’s mission and vision with the aim of ensuring all stakeholders have a common understanding and are positioned to work cooperatively in order to achieve desired results; Utilizes/relies heavily upon communication technologies and practices that most effectively support a predominantly virtual / remote work environment
Recruit and manage contracted staff to provide Related Services to students with disabilities
Assist in developing Pre-Referral Interventions
Oversee the facilitation of RTI programs (K-12)
Serve as AD on IEP Team and Evaluation Team meetings
Manage IEP Software Program
Participate and lead professional developments
Facilitate staff meetings
Assist in new teacher training
Address prospective parent questions regarding the provision of special education services
Develop and implement Section 504 procedures
Oversee the facilitation of Section 504 Team Meetings (K-12)
Assist in management of school operations
Complete and submit required reports
Recruit/interview teaching candidates
Aid in coordination of testing readiness efforts, logistics, and delivery
Evaluate special education teachers
Submit project summaries and feedback to school administrator
Requisitions and allocates supplies, equipment, and instructional material as needed;
Actively participates in all school leadership team meetings.
Are you driven by excellence to deliver instruction, support and guidance, manage the learning process, and focus on students' individual needs? If selected, you will participate in a comprehensive new teacher training program for three weeks before the start of school. It is an opportunity to meet colleagues and learn the responsibilities required for delivering curriculum in an online environment. During this training you will also learn how to monitor student progress through K12's learning management system, and to be a partner actively working with students and parents to advance each child's learning.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Current Oregon Administrative License
Valid credential in the field of Special Education
Previous special education experience
A basic understanding of critical research pertaining to student achievement, online learning, and research-based instructional strategies
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This is a home-based position with some office time required as determined by the needs of the business and/or direct supervisor.
The above job is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor. All employment is “at-will” as governed by the law of the state where the employee works. It is further understood that the “at-will” nature of employment is one aspect of employment that cannot be changed except in writing and signed by an authorized officer.
K12 is a Federal Contractor, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
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Internal Number: 18-4028
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