Program Manager I - Inclusion

Milpitas Unified School District - Milpitas, California - Full time


The Program Manager– Inclusion is responsible for providing direct, consultative and planning inclusion services in the areas of academic, social, behavioral and communication programs designed specifically for students with mild to severe disabilities in general education classes, the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE), aged preschool through Post Secondary. Consults with classroom teachers to provide educational support to students who require adaptation and modification of the core curriculum to ensure student access. This professional also acts as a parent liaison in providing parents with materials/information and will assist with staff development to support student success and district inclusion initiatives. This managerial position also supports the special education department with compliance, District Individualized Education Plan (IEP) liaison, site support, mentoring, coaching and other program needs.


●Provides both direct and indirect instruction to students with disabilities, with appropriate techniques, equipment, physical facilities, instructional materials and supplies, and teaching models to expand practices proven to raise student achievement and provides students access to a variety of high quality learning options to achieve their personal best

●Supports students that are fully included in general education including the development of goals and objectives based on observation, assessment data and family input

●Consults with school personnel and parents regarding student’s learning and behavior including regular tracking and analysis of student data

●Confers with site based-teams, and collaborates on a regular basis with general education and special education teachers about students

●Maintains files with confidentiality and maintains reports as required by federal, state and district regulations

●Participates in the development of goals and objectives for assigned programs in support of educating students at a high level to achieve their personal best

●Provides support to teachers in creating and applying early intervention strategies and naturalistic environments

●Designs and presents workshops, training, and coaching on inclusive practices, to teachers, parents, paraprofessionals, and site-based teams including coordinating outreach opportunities

●Collaborates with district staff regarding appropriate academic, social and behavioral support systems for students.

●Facilitates opportunities for interaction between neurodiverse and neurotypical peers

●Provides support services regarding community based instruction and student inclusion in community and vocational settings.

●Coordinates school improvement efforts, resolves issues and conflicts, shares resources and ensures consistent implementation of effective practices District-wide

●Evaluates and enhances inclusion programs to align to District goals to improve student learning within all placements

●Collects, prepares, analyzes and maintains a variety of narrative and statistical reports and data relative to program areas and makes timely recommendations for program improvement

●Supervises and evaluates the performance of assigned staff on a regular basis and provides clear, constructive feedback to improve staff effectiveness in compliance with local collective bargaining agreements

●Implements and monitors work activities to ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, district policies, rules, regulations and best practices


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, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


●Master’s degree; Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with additional training, credentials or experience

●Special Education experience (minimum of 5 years)

●Administrative Credential required

●Bilingual English/Spanish/Chinese/Vietnamese or other language desirable


●Valid California Teaching Credential in Special Education, Pupil Personnel Services, Clinical or Rehabilitation Services

●Possession of a valid Class C California Driver’s license and evidence of appropriate insurance


●Possess strong knowledge and professional experience with inclusion of students with various disabilities, the IEP process, Least Restrictive environment, and adaptation of curriculum to provide student access to rigorous learning experiences

●Utilize a variety of instructional materials, adapted specialized equipment, methodologies and procedures to create and enhance positive educational environments

●Possess strong knowledge of theories of child development in psychomotor, social, cognitive, communication & communicative methodologies, vocational, self-help areas as well as visual strategies, theories and implementation of behavioral systems and de-escalation techniques

●Write reports, correspondence and procedure manuals

●Present information and respond to questions from groups of administrators, staff and the general public effectively and confidently

●Solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists

●Interpret a variety of instructions provided in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form

●Work independently and collaboratively with various stakeholders

●Implement and analyze a variety of data collection methodologies

●Apply current research and theory to the program regarding methodologies, interventions and treatment, behavior management strategies and techniques

●Design and implement programs based on district and school objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned

●Possess strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish relationships, build teams, utilize community resources, train and provide leadership to other staff members and maintain effective relationships with all stakeholders

●Communicate clearly and effectively, understand and follow both oral and written directions and in an manner that reflects positively on the organization

●Understand the complexities of working with diverse, multi-cultural and mixed socio-economic student populations and support equity for all students

●Lead site IEP teams in the development of IEPs for students who are fully included in general education classrooms

●Operation of a computer to enter data, maintain records and generate reports

●Training in a variety of Evidence Based Practices with students with Autism and other disabilities

●Adhere to all state and federal education codes and requirements and district policies, operations, procedures and goal

●Perform routine clerical tasks and operate a variety of educational and office related machinery and equipment


●Physical, mental, and emotional stamina to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position

●Sustain moderate to heavy physical effort for eight (8) hours

●Ability to meet minimum physical requirements as prescribed by the California Department of Motor Vehicles

●Conduct verbal conversation in English

●Possess hearing sufficient to communicate in person and hold telephone conversations in normal range (approximately 60 decibels)

●Possess visual acuity for the purposes of reading printed materials such as labels, safety materials, equipment manuals, etc.

●Physical agility to sit, stand, kneel, walk, push/pull, squat, twist, turn, bend, stoop and to reach overhead

●Physical stamina sufficient to climb slopes, stairs, and ramps

●Physical strength sufficient to frequently lift and/or carry 25 or more pounds; occasionally lift 50 or more pounds with assistance

●Occasionally push and/or pull a variety of tools, equipment or objects weighing 40 or more pounds

●Exhibit a full range of motion for shoulder external rotation and internal rotation, shoulder abduction and adduction, elbow flexion and extension, shoulder extension and flexion range of motion capable of reaching

●Exhibit a full range of motion for back lateral flexion, hip flexion, extension and knee flexion

●Work in a classroom, school site, office and/or professional environments and community based environments

●Physical tolerance if exposed to dust, pollen, specific agents/chemicals, cleaners and foul smells

●Demonstrate manual dexterity necessary to operate a computer or other office equipment

●Mental acuity to collect and interpret data, evaluate, reason, define problems, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, make valid judgments, decisions and demonstrate manual dexterity necessary to drive a motor vehicle and to respond to emergency situations

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individual currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

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K12 School Operations

Experience Level

Mid Level

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