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Exceptional Child Program Administrator

Posted 1 year ago in Education



National Heritage Academies (NHA) is searching for an Exceptional Child Program Administrator with knowledge and understanding of Exceptional Child laws and regulations in the state of North Carolina. The selected individual will assist in ensuring compliance of all state and federal requirements pertaining to the delivery of services to Exceptional Children. If you are highly motivated, organized and hold a Supervisor or Director of Exceptional Child Certificate (or currently working towards certification) then NHA would like to hear from you!

National Heritage Academies is a charter school management company that operates 74 schools in nine states. At NHA we are committed to our mission of Challenging each child to achieve… and we pride ourselves on our students’ ability to achieve high results in later education based on the foundations gained in grades K-8 at NHA. Below are some of the features that make NHA the place to continue your career:
  • A Team Approach: At NHA you do not work independently but are a member of an organization dedicated to the success of their students and employees.
  • Data driven: At NHA, numbers matter. Whether it is researching solutions to fight the education gap in America or using statistical analysis to prove the case for new school markets; NHA values data.


Responsibilities and Accountabilities for the Exceptional Children/Special Education Supervisor

  • Train and monitor Exceptional Children staff in the completion of all Exceptional Children forms / State Monitoring process /Alternative Assessments for all assigned schools

  • Train Exceptional Children staff in the process leading to, and the administration of the Exceptional Child meetings

  • In coordination with the Director or Regional Manager for Special Education, train Exceptional Child and General Education staff in legal issues pertaining to Special Education

  • Train Exceptional Child and General Education staff in accommodations for Exceptional Child and General Education students

  • Coordinate Exceptional Child curriculum selection and ordering process (As needed)

  • Coordinate services provided by subcontractors (SLI, OT, PT, SW, & PSYCH) within region assigned

  • Monitor the delivery of services in all academies to insure alignment with written job descriptions

  • Demonstrate knowledge of behavior management techniques and the development of Positive Behavior Intervention Plans and be able to support newer members of the team in this area as requested by the Director or Regional Manager for Special Education
  • Act as liaison to charter school authorizers and the Department of Education

  • Demonstrate knowledge of school policies and procedures

  • Demonstrate willingness to keep updated on issues and research by pursuing professional development.

  • Demonstrate general knowledge of all disability areas in Exceptional Child and be able to support newer members of the team in this area as requested by the Director or Regional Manager.

  • Serve as a cooperative and contributing member of National Heritage Academies Special Programs Department.

  • Support National Heritage Academies Exceptional Child Philosophy / Purpose

  • Support improved outcomes for exceptional children aligned to the common core, NHA & State requirements

  • Complete other duties as assigned by the Director of Special Education.

Requirements:
Experience & Certification/Licensure requirements:
  • 5 years as an Exceptional Child Teacher or employment experience in the area of exceptional children and education field.

  • 3-5 years of experience serving as an Exceptional Children program administrator or equivalent leadership role.

  • Licensure as an Exceptional Children Program Director classification (88099):

  • A master's degree in an exceptional children area or an advanced (sixth year) degree in school psychology
  • Three graduate semester hours of credit in each of the following:
    • Administration
    • Curriculum development
    • Supervision
  • NTE/Praxis Educational Leadership: Administrative and Supervision. Educational Testing Service (ETS)


  • A master's degree in administration and/or curriculum instruction
  • Nine semester hours of course work in exceptional children
  • NTE/Praxis Educational Leadership: Administrative and Supervision. Educational Testing Service (ETS)


  • Meets the North Carolina Exceptional Child Program Administrator requirements or has demonstrated knowledge, experience & expertise regarding Exceptional Child IDEA & North Carolina requirements including but not limited to:
    • Rules/regulations
    • Funding, writing & Monetary IDEA grants
    • Discipline, procedure & experience providing professional development specific to Exceptional children

  • Ability to identify and rectify issues in a timely manner

  • Highly motivated and organized individual

  • Ability to travel frequently by vehicle and airplane-Travel may include multiple states

  • Home office is required


To apply for this position please visit our website at www.nhacareers.com and select the North Carolina Region.

About National Heritage Academies:

National Heritage Academies (NHA) partners with community groups to build and operate public charter schools. Founded in 1995, today NHA partners with 80 K-8 schools in nine states serving over 54,000 students. NHA is one of the largest charter school management companies and, taken collectively, effectively manages one of the 100 largest urban school districts in the country. NHA's system of schools is designed to eliminate achievement gaps and provide school choice to families so that their children are prepared for success in high school, college and beyond.

NHA is a privately held company and has invested more than $450 million in communities where our partner schools are located. Central to our school design and operating mentality is the idea of challenging each child to achieve ... and challenging ourselves to deliver on this mission. Fundamental to this is the belief that all children including those generally considered at- risk of academic failure can achieve at high levels when provided good instruction in an environment that fosters learning and builds character. Given that average first year student coming to NHA is two or more years behind grade level, NHA is focused on providing a rigorous education in a disciplined and caring learning environment to accelerate student learning.

NHA is comprised of over 4,000 people who embrace full personal responsibility for student learning and are all aligned in a single commitment to better educate more children. The ultimate measure and demonstration of this is student achievement.

The NHA Service Center is based in Grand Rapids, Michigan and houses the centralized, shared service functions for the organization. NHA schools are present in Michigan, Ohio, New York, North Carolina, Indiana, Colorado, Georgia, Louisiana and Wisconsin.

NHA is an equal opportunity employer.

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