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Education Supervisor – Preschool

Aspire of Western New York

Minimum Qualifications:

Master of Science in Special Education. School Building Leader Certificate.  Three years teaching experience in early childhood education and one year of supervision in early childhood program.

Primary Responsibility:

To ensure provision of services to children receiving services at Aspire of WNY which meets regulations of the State Education Department and Health Department and which ensures that individuals served have opportunities to make choices, develop and achieve, participate in the community, maintain good health and secure personal future, be treated with respect and dignity and experience relationships with family members, friends and neighbors.

Critical and crucial to the position’s essential function is the safety of the people Aspire supports. Due to the nature of the individuals we serve, the essential functions require all the duties and responsibilities listed below to be performed in all environments and using all appropriate equipment.

Essential Functions are the ability to:

  1. Bend, stoop, squat, kneel, sit, stand and lift.
  2. Provide two-way communications with people.
  3. Lift and transfer the individual both manually and mechanically. Manual lifting requires the ability to lift individuals as required in their prescribed individual program plan—bearing the weight of that individual. Mechanical lifting will be performed using proper mechanical lifting standards, and based on the safety of the individual.
  4. Transfer, move, reposition, shift, and place people in pieces of equipment necessary for their physical circumstance ensuring their safety, comfort, and their natural living conditions.
  5. Physical agility/ability to react to a life-threatening emergency or to intervene in a crisis situation including using your body as an intervention (SCIP-R or other techniques), as prescribed, to assure safety of the individuals.  Physical agility/ability includes but is not limited to bending, stooping, squatting, kneeling, sitting, standing and lifting.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Supervises paraprofessional and professional staff assigned on a daily basis:
  2. Monitors competency to perform job duties through formal and informal classroom observations.
  3. Completes annual staff performance evaluations.
  4. Monitors skill development and provides assistance in areas of need when appropriate.
  5. Monitors professionally written reports, program plans and evaluations and provides assistance in areas of need when appropriate.
  6. Monitors certifications and probationary periods.
  7. Develops and monitors program development and curriculum including but not limited to:
  8. Staff Development committee strands
  9. Classroom observations
  10. Monitors students’ behavioral, program and equipment needs, including facilitates parent/family input.
  11. Monitors the physical aspect of the classroom to promote a maximum learning environment.
  12. Implements and monitors all agency and Center for Learning Policy and Procedures, rules and regulations to include but not limited to:
  13. Time and attendance
  14. Incident reporting
  15. Progressive discipline
  16. HIPAA
  17. Corporate Compliance
  18. Admissions/status change/discharge
  19. Develops and implements systems to manage daily operations to include but not limited to: Kronos, Orion, daily communication (e-mail, voice mail, telephone, mail), policy and procedure implementation, program needs, staffing needs.
  20. Participate on committees as mandated, assigned or as a volunteer:
  21. Center for Learning-BIRC, Admissions, Staff Development
  22. Agency
  23. Community
  24. State-wide
  25. Adheres to appropriate regulations governing all programs assigned to be supervised.
  26. Monitors program’s fiscal status by reviewing monthly:
  27. Staff FTE placement, submitting the correct paperwork for any changes.
  28. Staff reimbursement forms and requests for the purchase of materials.
  29. Student FTE status, submitting changes to appropriate personnel.
  30.       Maintains and monitors contacts with school districts, the county, agencies and other service providers, attends CPSE/CSE/IFSP meetings when appropriate                      and responds to all concerns or issues.
  31.        Interviews potential candidates for employment and makes hiring and job                  assignment decisions.
  32. Monitors daily staffing assignments to create optimal program coverage.
  33. Works in conjunction with management team to promote a collaborative service                 delivery model.
  34. Participates in the development and implementation of professional

NOTE: Management reserves the right to change or reassign job duties or combine positions at any time.

Supervisor Received:

Under general supervision, the employee is expected to manage the workload independently while maintaining close communication with supervisor regarding program operation, including issues and problems.

Consequence of Errors:

Possible errors include, but are not limited to: loss of Agency data/information, interruption/disruption of student services, inappropriate student programming, lack of enrollment, lack of staff development and quality of staff.

Safety for Others:

Responsibility to keep work area free of hazards and report unsafe conditions to appropriate personnel.

Supervision Given:

Program staff as assigned.

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