READING PUBLIC SCHOOLS

READING, MASSACHUSETTS

 

Position:                    Team Chairperson

Department:              District-wide

Reports to:                 Director of Pupil Services

FLSA Classification:   Exempt

Approved by:             John F. Doherty, Ed.D

Revision Date:           December 2015

 

POSITION SUMMARY: Reading Public Schools has an anticipated vacancy for a 0.6 FTE Special Education Team Chairperson to begin on July 1, 2019. This is a benefits eligible position. The Team Chairperson ensures communication among nine schools and Central Office, and consistent practices district-wide. Team Chairpersons will be assigned to one or more schools. Duties include overseeing the eligibility process, ensuring adherence to mandated timelines, and completing required paperwork. Chairpersons will facilitate meetings at the building level and attend meetings at the district level. Building level meetings will take place every other week and be attended by the Team Chairperson, Principal, and special education and counseling staff. The purpose will be to consult on cases, schedule meetings, coordinate services, and plan evaluations. Greater communication and awareness will enable us to better address family issues. Team Chairpersons will meet every other week with the Director of Pupil Services to share information from schools and discuss topics of importance: legal issues, consistency in decision-making, staffing needs, coordination of services district-wide.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESThe essential functions or duties listed below are illustrations of the type of work that is performed and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for by this position. Other duties may be assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: The Team Chairperson does not formally evaluate any employee, but may provide feedback to school and district administration that can be incorporated into employee evaluation.

 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. The Superintendent may waive or modify the qualification requirements.

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

Master’s Degree in Special Education.

 

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS:

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The employee must also often remain in a stationary position for considerable periods of time. The employee may be required to occasionally traverse throughout the school building. The employee must frequently use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and use hand strength to grasp tools. Frequently operates a computer and other office productivity machinery (i.e., a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer). The employee must be able to input information into a computer and as well as read material from a computer monitor as well as handwritten or printed matter with or without visual aids. The employee must be able to communicate effectively with students, parents and other staff members in person and on the telephone. The employee must be able to see and hear on a continuous basis in order to ensure the safety of students as well as observe and provide feedback to instructional personnel.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The noise level in this environment is quiet to loud depending upon the activity in the particular part of the day and location. The employee interacts with students, parents, and other staff members and occasionally must meet multiple demands from several people.

 

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change by the employer, as the needs of the employer and the requirements of the job change.