Special Education Coordinator
Job | Posted 13 hours ago
Job DescriptionPosition Title: Special Education Coordinator
Position Type: Salaried / Exempt
Position Hours: Full-time; Monday – Friday; 40 Hours per Week
Reports To: Special Education Director
Length of Term/Employment: 220 days/ At-will
Position Role: The Special Education Coordinator will provide daily operational and instructional support in identification, evaluation, and plan development for teaching staff, special education clerk, and parents. The Special Education Coordinator will also help evaluate current systems and implement any necessary systemic changes under the supervision of the Special Education Director to ensure compliance with Federal and State requirements and program efficiency.
Position Minimum Qualifications:
- Master’s Degree preferred.
- Must possess teaching certification from Texas State Board for Educator.
- Must be certified in Special Education.
- Minimum 3 years of experience and knowledge in teaching Special Education students and compliance requirements.
- Bilingual preferred
- Experience in Curriculum, Development, Behavior Management and Conflict Resolution.
- Campus administration for a minimum of 3 years.
- Assist in supervision and organize staff development.
- Assist in identifying areas of need for staff development and training.
- Monitor and maintain special education compliance.
- Maintain a knowledge of special education law, policy, and instructional best practices.
- Provide support for campus classroom teachers on effective instruction, accommodations, appropriate modifications and interventions.
- Assist in improving overall classroom management and increase efficiency.
- Assist Special Education Director to ensure all program initiatives are implemented with fidelity and in compliance with state and federal guidelines.
- Maintain accurate and complete student files, including IEPs, evaluations, and other data.
- Provide/ recommend resources and materials to support staff.
- Attend meetings and provide follow-up including planning and implementation of committee decisions.
- Assist with issues and crisis situations concerning instructional programs, placement and behaviors of students.
- Perform audits and gather State Performance Plan data to submit to TEA.
- Be fully informed of staff and position management, student cases, classroom and equipment needs.
- Assist Special Educational Director manage personnel, for the purpose of providing leadership and support to campuses to ensure the appropriate delivery of services that conform to established guidelines.
- Maintain an effective communication, collaboration and cooperation with district departments and school-based teams.
- Maintain a high level of knowledge regarding developing issues such as changes in federal and local special education, 504/dyslexia and RTI policy.
- Oversee staff development systems to ensure new techniques and developments in the field of behavioral science are included.
- Facilitate workshops / meetings for parents, as well as identify resources for parents of students with special needs in conjunction with coop and district.
- As appropriate, connect with student’s outside providers, pediatricians, and therapists to support student’s needs in the classroom.
- Maintain confidentiality of student records and student information.
- Perform other duties that may be assigned.
- Knowledge of state and federal mandates, as they apply to Special Education including compliance timelines.
- Knowledge of changes to state and district policies, procedures and regulations regarding special education and students with disabilities.
- Knowledge of district goals and initiatives related to instruction and post-secondary education and the supports needed for students with disabilities to achieve them.
- Knowledge of how disability conditions affect learning and behavior.
- Ability to use data to inform instructional and behavior intervention decisions.
- Ability to develop and deliver staff development.
- Strong organizational, communication, and interpretational skills.
- Knowledge of Texas Resource System (TRS), Gradual Release of Responsibility, and Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS).
- Ability to identify procedures necessary for identification of children eligible for special education services under Child Find.
- Ability to develop and review procedures and policies related to the evaluation of students for special education services, counseling as a related service, manifestation determination review ARD meetings, and reevaluation.
Professional Growth and Development:
- Participate in staff development activities to improve job-related skills.
- Actively develop others towards goals through the use of timely and constructive feedback, targeted professional learning, personalized coaching, and recognition of accomplishments and strengths.
- Maintain a high level of knowledge regarding developing special education issues, changes in the laws and case law, and educational methods of educating students with disabilities, for the purpose of managing an excellent special education program.
- Establish and maintain open communication with students, teachers, campus administrators, and directors.
- Maintain a professional relationship with colleagues, students, teachers, and administrators.
- Use effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly.
- Support and maintain regular special education meeting with teachers, paraeducators and clerks.
- Ability to Provide feedback for Special Education Director on campus or instructional issues.
- Support regular leadership team meetings with campus SEAM teams.
- Assist Special Education Director with quality improvement among the administrative and other professional staff, identify individual strengths and areas for improvement.
Charter & Community Responsibilities:
- Convey the charter’s mission to the public and encourage support in accomplishing the mission.
- Illustrate understanding of Charter and community needs and begin activities to meet those needs.
- Demonstrate use of productive and efficient skills to raise community and parent involvement.
- Actively participate in student recruitment efforts.
- Encourage a constructive, thoughtful climate for learning.
- Promote fairness of students and staff from all cultural backgrounds.
- Communicate with students and staff in an effective manner that promotes and sustains the Jubilee culture.
The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.