ESE Specialist/Teacher (Grades 9-12)
Must hold a certificate issued by Florida Department of Education.
The certificate must be in one of the following types: Professional Certificate, Temporary Certificate.
The certificate position area must be in one of the following areas: Autism, Deaf-Blind, Early Intervention Specialist, Educational Diagnostician, Emotional Behavior Disabilities, Hearing Impairment, Intellectual Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Mild/Moderate Disabilities, Physical Disabilities, Severe/Profound Disabilities, Special Education (General), Traumatic Brain Injury, Visual Impairment.
ESE Specialist/ Teacher (Grades 9-12) Responsibilities: • Serve as Principal’s designee LEA for ESE staffing determining eligibility and making important educationally and behaviorally related decisions • Design the overall process to ensure compliance and consistency in meeting District goals and meeting all Federal/State Department mandates and District policies • Coordinate and conduct all ESE staffing meetings for eligibility, IEP annuals, interims and reevaluation • Provide on-site professional development to school based personnel related to procedures and programming for ESE students • Lead staffing committee members in the development of quality IEPs for students and oversee distribution • Maintain, organize and keep confidential all student files • Consult with and inform parents on issues related to eligibility, placement and services • Respond to inquiries from schools, parents and employees in a timely manner • Ensure all ESE cases are in compliance with IDEA Federal Guidelines, ESE State mandates, and district policies • Act as case manager for all ESE students including gifted • Attend ESE meetings and relay pertinent information to school leadership • Make appropriate referrals for assistive technology and other ESE supports • Monitor program delivery and disciplinary action for ESE students • Consult and collaborate with ESE support staff and general education teachers on student issues • Initiate referrals to alternative centers for ESE students • Serve as Liaison between school administration and Program Specialist, Advanced Academics District Department, 504 District Departments, Psychological Student Services, and agencies outside the District • Demonstrate initiative and a proactive orientation to recognizing and resolving issues, concerns, or problems • Attend off campus meetings • Meet with parents to provide clarification of program goals and state and federal mandates • Conduct informal mediation meetings involving parents and school staff • Assist in audit preparation for compliance • Prepare required reports and maintain appropriate records • Provide accurate data for completion of the budget tool and FTE related information • Conduct FTE necessary preparatory procedures • Maintain Matrix data • Schedule and monitor support services such as family counseling, behavior support, itinerant, etc. • Conduct screenings for gifted • Conduct diagnostic assessments • Participate in Child Study Teams and the RTI process • Conduct FBA/BIP and maintain proper documentation • Prepare documentation, determine eligibility, and conduct meetings related to 504 plans • Assist general education teachers in creating behavior plans and implementing behavior modification techniques for non-ESE students • Maintain and enrich his/her expertise in the subject area he/she will teach • Develop lesson plans that ensure the attainment of state learning standards • Coordinate lesson plans with other teachers to maximize possibilities for teaching similar topics in the same general time frame, thus reinforcing student knowledge on an interdisciplinary basis • Provide direct and indirect instruction • Long- and short-term planning addressing individual needs of students • Prepare students adequately for all required assessments • Evaluate students’ progress • Prepare, at least, quarterly individual achievement reports for parents • Provide an inviting, exciting, innovative, learning environment • Engage in effective and appropriate classroom management • Accept and incorporate feedback and coaching from administrative staff • Serve as an advisor to all students, including organizing advisory groups, overseeing their academic and behavioral progress • Maintain consistent communication with parents, keeping them informed of any accomplishments or declines in the progress of the student • Uses computers and other technology provided to assist students • Gathers, maintains, and submits, as directed, all information and forms related to the use of technology • Keeps accurate records on each student such as progress reports, lesson plans, attendance records, and behavior/discipline records • Attends and/ or participates in such other activities as directed by the Administrator such as: faculty meetings (before or after school hours), open houses, commencement exercises • Participates on faculty committees, helps resolve school problems, and participates in the preparation of courses of study • Agrees to abide by the policies, directives, and guidelines as stated in all School manuals pertinent to the position • Perform other duties, as deemed appropriate by the Principal