SUPERVISOR DUTIES

Policy Approve By
Dr. Dean O. Stenehjem, Superintedent
Policy Date (original policy date)
Policy Prepared By
Dr. Dean O. Stenehjem, Superintendent
Policy Category
Personnel

The following are job expectations for supervisors at the Washington State School for the Blind:

  • Supervising and evaluating staff and volunteers assigned their departments.
  • Planning, organizing, implementing and directing programs.
  • Developing and implementing curriculum.
  • Scheduling for staff and/or students.
  • Coordinating all activities within their departments.
  • Assist in the development of departmental and school wide budgets and monitor department budget.
  • Reviewing procedures, programs, student and staff needs and making appropriate changes.
  • Developing materials for public dissemination.
  • Coordinate substitutes and support staff for special needs as needed.
  • Enforce all school policies and comply with state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Evaluating and ordering materials.
  • Promoting and honoring diversity among students and staff.
  • Communicating with parents, community agencies and the general public as needed.

Ensure the following protocols are complied with when allegations of child abuse are reported involving a staff member, volunteer or other adult, on or off campus:

  1. Department supervisor or designee is notified immediately.
  2. Supervisor sends child to nurse for evaluation and follow-up (to include parent phone call).
  3. All other students are removed to the care of another adult.
  4. Staff member/volunteer/other adult is told to immediately write up the incident and turn this in to the supervisor without discussing the incident with others.
  5. Superintendent’s office is advised of the situation.
  6. Staff member/volunteer/other adult may be reassigned to another duty station until the investigation is completed (letter from superintendent) and staff is advised of their legal rights.
  7. Student is interviewed by the supervisor or designee with another staff present who understands the student’s communication clearly.
  8. Other students (witnesses) are interviewed for their perspective.
  9. CPS or law enforcement is contacted.
  10. All supervisory reports are typed and a copy handed to superintendent or his designee.
  11. Supervisor calls the parent to inform them of the status of the child and completion of WSSB’s portion of the investigation, without discussing the particulars of the case (this is CPS/law enforcement protocol).
  12. Counseling may be provided after all law enforcement agencies (and possibly private attorneys) have completed their investigations

Consistent with CPS guidelines, reports are not made to the family if the report identifies the abuse occurred in the home.

Ensure the following protocol is to be followed upon report by a student who is the alleged victim of abuse from another student:

  1. Department supervisor or designee is notified immediately.
  2. Supervisor sends child to nurse for evaluation and follow-up (to include parent phone call).
  3. Student accused of the abuse is sent to the office.
  4. Staff member/volunteer/other adult is told to immediately write up the incident and turn this in to the supervisor without discussing the incident with others.
  5. Superintendent’s office is advised of the situation.
  6. Both students are interviewed by the supervisor or designee with another staff present who understands the student’s communication clearly.
  7. Other students (witnesses) are interviewed for their perspective.
  8. CPS or law enforcement is contacted.
  9. All supervisory reports are typed and a copy handed to the superintendent or his designee.
  10. Supervisor calls parents to inform them of the status of the child and completion of WSSB’s portion of the investigation without discussing the particulars of the case (this is CPS/law enforcement protocol).
  11. Counseling may be provided after all law enforcement agencies (and possibly private attorneys) have completed their investigations.