Assessment Specialist/Due Process Facilitator
Assessment Specialist/Due Process Facilitator
- The Assessment Specialist works collaboratively with IEP Teams to conduct educational evaluations for students with disabilities in order to inform the design of specialized instruction to students with disabilities. This valued member of our team partners with member district staff to develop student evaluation plans and assess students in collaboration with related service providers, families, and as necessary, community resources.
Participation in, and as necessary conduct and lead, child find activities including reviewing pre-referral information, developing evaluation plans, gathering historical data.
Serve as a liaison on the building student problem solving team(s) and Child Study Team.
Facilitate the evaluation process including administering student assessments to identify strengths and needs in the areas of academic skills, perception, memory, language, cognition, social, emotional and behavioral development, transition skills, and additional areas identified by the IEP Team.
Collaborate with service providers to facilitate completion of special education evaluations.
Prepare multidisciplinary evaluation reports and present assessment results to parents and staff.
Confer with parents, administrators, related service providers and others to development IEP for the student.
Other job related duties as assigned
A valid MN Special Education Teaching Licensure (multiple licenses preferred: ASD, DCD, EBD, SLD)
Knowledge and understanding of child find and special education due process.
Knowledge and understanding of the use of special evaluation tools.
Skill in planning, organizing and writing IEPs and evaluations in a multi-disciplinary team within timeline constraints.
Work well with persons of different cultures, races, and socio-economic backgrounds.
Communicate and collaborate effectively orally and in writing with students, school staff, parents, and outside agencies regarding students’ special education needs to develop effective school program components.
Ability to adhere to due process timelines and complete special education paperwork in compliance with MDE standards.
Interpersonal skills, including the ability to work well with others, be polite, helpful, courteous and compassionate.
Conflict resolution skills, team player and professional demeanor.
Classroom management skills.
- Ability to work with a wide variety of students in a calm, patient, understanding, creative, flexible, student-centered environment.
- ?Ability to maintain confidentiality of student information at all times.
Ability to follow directives from MSED supervisors.
Please call with questions (320) 631-2500.
Applications can be found on our website: www.midstate.k12.mn.us, on the Home Page under the "Employment" section or contact Mid-State Education District at (320) 631-2500 for assistance.
Mid-State Education District complies with all state and federal rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender or disability. This holds true for all district employment and opportunities.
Mid-State Education District is located in Little Falls, a beautiful central Minnesota community. Little Falls is a busy community with small-town charm and has numerous opportunities for outdoor activities as well as several places to visit, shop, and dine. Enjoy fishing, hunting, & camping as well as the arts, culture & local entertainment. These activities, and more, can be found in our community and surrounding areas where approximately 10,000 people enjoy living and working.
Mid-State Education District is excited to announce the opening of a brand new Special Education Facility, opening in August 2019, and are currently seeking additional special education professionals to join our team. The new facility will serve the unique needs of our students with Emotional Behavioral Disorders (EBD), Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Developmental Cognitive Disabilities (DCD), and vocational/work based learning.
Mid-State Education District believes in serving our students and districts with compassion and integrity; partnering with our member districts to provide innovative solutions; adapting to meet the needs of students and staff; efficiently using our resources to serve; and inspiring students and adults to learn and grow. We provide high quality staff development, recognize the value of team work, offer leadership opportunities throughout the district, and employ skilled specialists, including school Psychologists, Autism Specialists, and OT staff to provide additional support for students.