Bilingual Special Education Specialist Administrator, LIII-EA65

| June 30, 2014

Note: Position only open to internal NYC Department of Education employees. ‘may only be filled with internal current DOE candidates’

Education Administrator Senior Special Education Support Services Instruction Specialist (EA65)

Position Summary: Under the direct supervision of the Regional Special Education – Technical Support Center (RSE-TASC) Coordinator, within the Division of Specialized Instruction and Student Support (DSISS), the Bilingual Special Education Specialist Administrator will develop, coordinate, and provide training and technical assistance throughout New York City as directed by the Department of Education (DOE) and the New York State Education Department (NYSED) in order to improve post-secondary outcomes for students with disabilities who are also English Language Learners. The Bilingual Specialist administrators will also provide information on referral and assessment of culturally and linguistically diverse students to promote appropriate referrals and assessments leading to decreased overrepresentation of ELLs receiving special education services and increase access to services when needed. They will work as a critical team member with other internal and external stakeholders, including leadership from the Office of English Language Learners (OELL) and NYSED, to develop resources and integrate services. Performs related work.

Reports to: RSE TASC Coordinator, within the Division of Specialized Instruction and Student Support

Direct Reports: N/A

Key Relationships: NYSED, NYC Office of Special Education Executive Directors, other DOE Offices, superintendents and staff from other school support structures, other TACs including BETAC, community and university partners, vendors and schools.

Responsibilities

  • Provide information, professional development, and technical assistance on the referral, assessment, and provision of instruction to culturally and linguistically diverse students with suspected and/or identified disabilities.
  • Develop and provide training and technical assistance regarding NYSED regulations and effective instructional programs and practices for students who are bilingual and/or English Language Learners with suspected or identified disabilities.
  • Offer professional development and technical assistance to schools that have completed or will be engaging in a self-review monitoring process required by specific indicators of the State Performance Plan relating to disproportionality. Monitor related data.
  • Develop and distribute informational materials that offer guidance on the effective practices for English Language Learners (ELLs) with suspected and/or identified disabilities.
  • Serve as a resource to bilingual specialists in order to provide leadership around honing training and technical assistance skills.
  • Offer professional development and technical assistance to schools, including to Principals and teachers, that are in their 1st to 3rd year of providing bilingual special education programs and/or services to ELLs with disabilities and/or other schools as identified in the collaborative planning process with NYSED.
  • Work collaboratively with other members of the DSSIS and other DOE offices as appropriate and as needed in order to ensure a cohesive message and accurate information is being disseminated to schools and school support organizations.
  • Participate in meetings with the SED Bilingual Special Education Network (BETACs) and other organizations as appropriate.
  • Complete NYSED-mandated data reports; gather data and draft required reports and/or correspondence.
  • Attend all mandatory NYSED/RSE-TASC conferences, workshops and professional development, including statewide network conferences.

Qualification Requirements:

Minimum

Applicants must possess a valid New York State certificate in School Administration/Supervision (SAS), School District Administrator (SDA) or in School Building Leadership (SBL) as well as a Certificate of Eligibility for Supervisory Placement or a valid New York City license in the specific area for which they are applying.

Please visit https://www.nycenet.edu/offices/DHR/rms/ext/res/HomeHRMS.aspx to obtain a Certificate of Eligibility.

PLUS

  • Masters Degree in special education or psychology, school psychology, reading or speech and language OR Bachelors degree in special education, psychology, school psychology, reading, or speech and language AND a Masters Degree in education.
  • NYS certification in special education, speech and language disabilities, school psychology or reading.
  • NYS bilingual education extension or certification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.
  • Minimum of three (3) years satisfactory direct teaching or related service experience with students with disabilities.
  • Experience researching, organizing, developing and conducting professional development on topics related the education of limited English proficient students, and English monolingual and limited English proficient students with disabilities.
  • Builds strong relationships with professional peers, parents, and community members.
  • Knowledge of New York State laws and regulations relating to the provision of instruction and services to general and special education students suspected of or having a disability.

Preferred

  • Strong communication skills.
  • Collaborative approach to managing projects and activities.
  • Experience working directly with ELLs with disabilities.
  • Knowledge of research and evidence-based instructional practices for ELLs with disabilities.
  • Experience with various program and service delivery models for ELLs with disabilities including direct provision of services and/or supervision and/or consultation regarding provision of services.
  • Experience writing high quality IEPs for ELLs with disabilities and/or training on developing high quality IEPs for ELLs with disabilities.

Salary: $97,199+

Please be sure application includes cover letter and your 6-digit file number that was issued along with your NYC Certification of Eligibility.

Applications will be accepted through July 2, 2014 at 3pm.

Note: Position only open to internal NYC Department of Education employees. ‘may only be filled with internal current DOE candidates’. The filling of all positions is subject to budget availability.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

It is the policy of the Department of Education of the City of New York to provide educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, marital status, partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, gender (sex), military status, prior record of arrest or conviction (except as permitted by law), predisposing genetic characteristics, or status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual offenses and stalking, and to maintain an environment free of harassment on any of the above-noted grounds, including sexual harassment or retaliation. Inquiries regarding compliance with this equal opportunity policy may be directed to: Office of Equal Opportunity, 65 Court Street, Room 1102, Brooklyn, New York 11201, or visit the OEO website at http://schools.nyc.gov/OEO