Special Services Manager

Puget Sound ESD   Renton, WA   Full-time     Education
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Posted on March 24, 2020

Special Services Manager

Puget Sound Educational Service District seeks a Special Services Program Manager to ensure the high-quality delivery of special education services and supportive learning environments across the PSESD region. The primary focus of the manager will be to support Early Childhood statewide projects and regional districts with technical assistance, coaching, and collaboration needed for the implementation of evidence-based and inclusive practices for early learning students with disabilities and their families.

PSESD is one of nine regional educational agencies serving school districts, charter schools, and state-approved private schools in Washington. Educational Service Districts, created by the legislature, are an essential regional delivery system for early learning and K-12 services in the state. PSESD is committed to becoming an Antiracist Multicultural Organization driven by equity in education.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • BA/BS degree in Education, Special Education, or related field 
  • Special Education Endorsement and/or ESA certificate 
  • Knowledge and application of special education law and requirements 
  • Professional experience providing Specially Designed Instruction in a variety of settings, specifically in early childhood 
  • Demonstrates an understanding and commitment to using a racial equity lens

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience providing or supervising special education services to preschool students with disabilities and family support 
  • Knowledge of instructional/behavioral strategies to support students in early childhood settings 
  • Experience providing professional development to adults

Please note, applicants should describe their experience meeting minimum qualifications (and preferred qualifications if applicable) in cover letter and resume as part of the application process.

Location: Renton

Job Type: Full Time (40 hours a week)

Salary: $77,252 - $96,477 (Salary Band L)

Candidate offers consider experience, qualifications and internal equity.

Excellent benefits and retirement package; 24 annual leave days per year, 12 paid sick days per year, 11 paid holidays, participation in Washington State Department of Retirement System, Tax Sheltered Annuity Plan, subsidized ORCA card, and the opportunity to work in a highly engaged, customer-centric environment.

Open until filled; for best consideration, submit complete application by Sunday, April 5, 2020. In person / video conference interviews are tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, April 14, 2020. Tentative start date July 2020 (Flexible).

For more information and to apply, visit:

https://www.psesd.org/careers/job-posting-page/~board/job postings/post/spedmanager

PSESD is committed to non-discrimination in all aspects of its education programs and employment practices. The agency prohibits discrimination in all aspects of its education programs and employment practices against any employee, applicant, student, intern or volunteer because of sex, race, creed, color, national origin, language, immigrant, refugee, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, pregnancy, marital status, religion, age, veteran or military status, physical, sensory, or mental disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. It is the policy of the Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD) to employ persons on the basis of experience, training and merit, and to provide equal access of agency facilities to designated youth groups. Puget Sound ESD complies with applicable federal, state, and local laws as may pertain thereto. The administrator for Human Resources and Organizational Development will serve as the compliance officer for this policy and also serves as the Title IX/RCW 28A.640 Officer and Section 504 Coordinator.