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Title:  Supervisor of Special Education (2 openings)


Job Requirements 

  • Valid Illinois Professional Educator License with General Administrative Endorsement

  • LBS1, or School Service Personnel Endorsement

  • Master’s degree in a related field

  • Successful experience with programs dealing with students with disabilities

  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate


Our Mission

The mission of School District 123 is “Learning Today for a Successful Tomorrow.”  


Direct Supervisor

Director of Special Services


Essential Functions & Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical demands and working conditions required of this position.

  • Demonstrate support for the Mission, Vision, and Goals of the Oak Lawn-Hometown School District 123

  • Uphold the established Board of Education policies, regulations, and administrative procedures

  • Assist with coordination of activities of district’s child study team members, speech-language pathologists, and other related service personnel to ensure compliance in the areas of referral, evaluation, Individualized Education Program (IEP) development and implementation and provision of programs and services for students with disabilities in the least restrictive environment

  • Coordinate child study team, speech-language therapy and related services activities to ensure compliance with federal and state law and regulation and district policy and regulation and all related monitoring and corrective action

  • Evaluate the job performance of special education teachers, child study team members, speech-language therapists, related services personnel and paraprofessionals, providing direction and assistance for improvement

  • Assist in the hiring of special education teachers and paraprofessionals

  • Work cooperatively with building principals and district administrators to resolve issues and ensure the effective and efficient provision of special education programs and services

  • Coordinate staff development for special services personnel, including child study team members, speech-language therapists, related services providers, teachers and paraprofessionals

  • Communicate frequently and clearly with parents, guardians and caregivers.  Resolve problems and respond to parental requests for information or assistance in a timely fashion.  Participate in the coordination of parental activities, including committees and parent meetings

  • Act as LEA Representative at IEP meetings and attend other student-centered meetings as necessary to resolve issues and ensure the appropriate development and implementation of programs and services

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the IDEA, state, and district’s special education policies and procedures

  • Assist in the preparation of state and district reports and grants as necessary

  • Assist in the coordination of activities between special services personnel and the school-based Problem-Solving Teams to ensure effective general education interventions

  • Assist in the coordination of efficient allocation of materials and supplies

  • Serve in the capacity of an instructional leader by coaching and collaborating with related service staff, teachers and to provide technical assistance for the improvement of instruction and behavioral management

  • Maintain positive relationships with the building administration, parents, and other staff and students in the buildings

  • Perform other such duties in fulfillment of the general responsibility as may be desirable and necessary

  • Maintain and improve professional competence

  • Apply student learning theory, brain-based learning, assessment design, and differentiated instruction

  • Participate in meetings and perform other responsibilities as assigned by the principal or designee in accordance with the contract and Board of Education

  • Ability to sit/stand for prolonged periods of time

  • Regular attendance and/or physical presence at the job


Terms of Employment

Salary and work year to be determined by the Board of Education



Performance in this position will be evaluated by the Director of Special Services in accordance with the Board’s policy on evaluation of administrative staff


The School Board of Oak Lawn-Hometown School District 123 prohibits any and all forms of discrimination and harassment based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, age, homelessness, or disability or other basis prohibited by law in any of its programs, services, activities or employment.

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