Director Specialist of the Statewide Autism Program

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POSITION: Director Specialist of the Statewide Autism Program CLOSING DATE: June 22, 2018

(Delaware Autism Program) #3152

LOCATION: Administering District is the Christina School District, but the program is statewide.

PROGRAM: The Autism Program offers comprehensive educational services for students with autism from ages 2-21. The program has a stable funding source. Applied Behavior Analysis is the primary methodology that guides intervention.

  • Must hold a doctorate in psychology or special education.
  • State of Delaware Certification in Teacher of Students with Autism or Students with Severe Intellectual Disabilities preferred
  • Must have at least three years' experience in a supervisory role in an education setting and have experience in program evaluation.
  • Must have the ability to work with education professionals, parents, legislators, and other community stakeholders to develop and implement a model of educational programming for students with autism that is outcomes driven.

  • Direct experience in working with a broad range of students with autism and their families.
  • Experience in providing professional learning and technical assistance to administrators, teachers, program staff and parents within a coordinated program statewide.
  • Experience in working with a broad range of stakeholders to accomplish goals that have an impact on the education of students with autism.
  • Experience in conducting assessments, including functional behavior assessments, developing and implementing individual behavior support plans, and educational programs that are appropriate, positive, and tailored to the individual needs of the students with autism.
  • Experience in evaluating fidelity of implementation of behavior support plans and educational programs.
  • Must be an innovative leader in the field, keeping abreast of research-based practices and techniques in the education of students with autism.
  • Must have strong communication, organizational, leadership and management skills.
  • Knowledge of applied behavior analysis, child development, as well as language, social, self-help, academic, daily living, community integration, vocational and life skills.
  • Knowledge of various communication systems including Picture Exchange Systems and speech generating devices.

Performance Responsibilities:

  • Identify, promote, and assist with the implementation of Best Practices (Evidence-based Practices) for the Education of Children with Autism in all approved programs
  • Demonstrate expertise in principles of Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Disseminate guidelines as appropriate
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships and partnerships with stakeholders including parents, staff, district administrators, and Delaware Department of Education staff
  • Coordinate and maintain the Peer Review committee as defined in Delaware Administrative Code
  • Coordinate and maintain the Human Rights Committee as defined in the Delaware Administrative Code
  • Coordinate and maintain the operation of the Statewide Monitoring and Review Board as defined in the Delaware Administrative Code
  • Coordinate and maintain the Statewide Parent Advisory Committee as defined in the Delaware Administrative Code
  • Work with Delaware Autism Program leadership personnel statewide to develop, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive professional development plan for approved programs
  • Consult, as requested, with all school districts and charter schools in Delaware to increase their capacity to provide effective, accountable, and evidence-based services for children with autism
  • Direct and manage the Family Support Services program for children with autism
  • Direct and manage the respite program for children with autism
  • Provide leadership in statewide professional development pertaining to autism

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.

Start Date: Mutually agreeable

Job Posting Link:

Salary Range: From/To: Salary schedule can be found on the districts website:

  • Teacher of Children with Autism or Severe Disabilities Grades K-12

Additional Job Information:
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Interested applicants must submit an online application, upload a letter of interest, resume, copy of transcripts and three current (within one year) letters of recommendation by June 22, 2018. Previous submissions will not automatically flow to this posting. In order to be considered for this position, you must apply specifically for the Job ID listed for this position. Apply online:

FRINGE BENEFITS: Twenty-four (24) days? vacation per fiscal year; Health Insurance; Life Insurance; Blood Bank; Benefit Stipend to assist with the cost of prescription, vision and/or dental insurance.

Employment is conditional upon receipt of an acceptable criminal background report, a negative pre-employment drug screening and a child abuse registry check showing you are not on the registry at any level.

The Christina School District is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), national origin, citizenship or ancestry, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity, against victims of domestic violence, sexual offenses, or stalking, or upon any other categories protected by federal, state, or local law. Inquiries regarding compliance with the above may be directed to the Title IX/Section 504 Coordinator, Christina School District, 600 North Lombard Street, Wilmington, DE 19801; Telephone: (302) 552-2600.

A person may not be employed by a public school employer in any position requiring licensure and certification if the person does not meet licensure and certification requirements established under Chapter 12 of [Title 14 of the Delaware Code]..., except pursuant to a license extension and/or emergency certificate issued pursuant to Chapter 12. See 14 Del. C.§ 1313.

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