Senior Manager ¢??Birth to Five Programs

Coordinates and manages planning and implementation of multi-disciplinary services for the Infants and Toddlers Program, Child Find, Early Childhood Intervention and Community-Based Services. This includes supervising professional and support staff; developing, executing and monitoring complex budgets; designing services that meet federal and state standards; serving as early intervention liaison to the Maryland State Department of Education MSDE .
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Plans and supervises work assignments for special education teachers, speech pathologists, physical therapists and occupational therapists for the Infants and Toddlers Program ITP , Child Find CF , Early Childhood Intervention ECI and Community-Based Services CBS .
2. Supervises and evaluates the work of ITP and Early Childhood Program Managers.
3. Supervises and oversees the evaluations of the ITP, Child Find, CBS staff and ECI specialists.
4. Plans and conducts professional development activities for Birth to Five programs.
5. Prepares, administers and monitors program budgets through funds from the school system, state, federal and Medical Assistance programs.
6. Assists with budget preparation, grant applications, and monitoring of compliance issues relative to students with disabilities in assigned areas of responsibility.
7. Facilitates ongoing data analysis and monitors progress toward established immediate and long-range goals to ensure that Birth to Five services have a measurable impact on children, families, school system and MSDE goals.
8. Collaborates with offices within the Department of Special Education, the Division of Curriculum and Instruction, the Early Childhood Office, the Office of Psychological Services, the Office of Human Resources and the Maryland Infants and Toddlers Program.
9. Establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with public agencies and community organizations which include, but are not limited to: the Department of Health; the Department of Social Services; the Partnership for Children, Youth and Families; Early Head Start; Head Start; the Child Care Resource and Referral Office; The Parents ¢?? Place of Maryland; The Arc of the Chesapeake; The Exceptional Family Member Program for military service members and dependents.
10. Coordinates the development, implementation and evaluation of specially designed instruction curriculum and materials designed for use with preschool students.
11. Develops staffing allotments for all ECI services, including monitoring of enrollment trends.
12. Assists in the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of new preschool services programs, services and procedures.
13. Other duties as assigned by the Director of Special Education.
Job Qualifications:
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. Reasonable accommodations may be made on request to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education
? Master ¢??s degree in special education, speech pathology school psychology or related field OR an equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities deemed sufficient to prepare the applicant to successfully perform the duties of the position.
Experience
? A minimum of (3) years of successful work with young children (classroom, counseling, diagnosis) OR an equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities deemed sufficient to prepare the applicant to successfully perform the duties of the position.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
? Knowledge of school organization and administration with special emphasis on teaching techniques and supervision in the field of Special Education.
? Knowledge of functions of major state and local agencies involved in service delivery to the infant/toddler population and their families, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Maryland State Department of Education, Department of Human Resources.
? Knowledge of community organizations and other resources that are required by this population including such organizations as: the Coordinating Center for Home and Community Care, Head Start, Community Action Agency, YWCA.
? Knowledge of major components of typical and atypical development in the birth to five population including cognitive, communication, motor and social emotional skills.
? Ability to speak and write effectively.
? Ability to effectively supervise the work of others.
? Demonstrated knowledge and work experience with diverse populations.
? Knowledge of current trends and research in the field of early intervention.
? Demonstrated proficiency with business software e.g., Microsoft Office Suite-Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, AACPS Intranet.
Licenses/Certifications
? Hold or eligible for certification in administration as required by Maryland State Board of Education Bylaw 13A.12.04.05.
Physical Requirements
? As required by the duties and responsibilities of the job.

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