The purpose of the Inclusion Supervisor is to engage, support, and challenge Jacksonville Jewish agencies, schools, and synagogues to become more fully inclusive and welcoming of people with disabilities and their families. This position directs and supervises a team of dedicated staff to meet the special education and school counseling needs of children in the Jacksonville Jewish Day Schools. In addition, this position is responsible for providing direct special education services to the school children and acting as a Community Advocate for Jewish children with special needs.
Essential duties and responsibilities
Supervise staff • Supervise the activities of staff including performance evaluation, selection, and development. • Provide periodic feedback to team members. • Interact with staff on regular basis to mentor and respond to urgent issues. • Ensure statistical reporting by supervised staff, review activity reports • Review client case materials t ensure COA compliance • Review Inclusion budget monthly and annually Special Education • Employ special educational strategies and techniques during instruction to improve the development of language, cognition, and memory. • Instruct students in academic subjects using a variety of techniques such as phonetics, multi-sensory learning, and repetition to reinforce learning and to meet students' varying needs and interests. • Teach socially acceptable behavior, as determined by the students’ individualized education programs (IEPs) by employing techniques in an overall positive behavioral support system. • Modify the general education curriculum for students with disabilities based upon a variety of instructional techniques and technologies. • Confer with parents, administrators, testing specialists, social workers, and other professionals to develop individualized education programs (IEPs) designed to promote students' educational, physical, and social/emotional development. • Maintain accurate and complete student records and prepare reports on children and activities, as required by COA. • Provide crisis intervention, as needed, for students and those in inclusive classrooms. • Maintain professional competence by participating in staff development activities, curriculum development meetings, and other professional opportunities. Community Advocate • Direct work with the community about plans to promote inclusion • Develop, help implement, and actively participate in community meetings, events, and other activities to build relationships to further the goal of creating inclusive communities. • Create social and learning opportunities to engage and educate the community • Create and implement a communication plan to achieve awareness of inclusion • Use social media to publicize and promote inclusion awareness and efforts. • Act as a resource to the community on all matters relating to the inclusion of people of all abilities. • Manage all grant goals, activities, deliverables, schedules, and deadlines • Form partnerships to enhance inclusion work efforts Supervision Exercised • Supervises school counselor, part-time contractors, and volunteer tutors.
• Must possess a valid Florida Teaching Certificate. • Extensive understanding of the inclusion of people of all abilities and their challenges. • Thorough understanding of organizational relations and strategies for change.
Education and Experience
Requires a Bachelor's Degree in an approved program for special education – general curriculum or have completed a major in special education – general curriculum, or have completed 27 semester hours in the education of students with disabilities in the assigned area required. Minimum two-year experience teaching children with special needs in either elementary or middle school required. 5+ years experience in the Jewish community; direct work experience preferred.