Alternative Placement Specialist

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Employment Type
Full-time
Position Areas
Special Education

Description

Under the direction of the Director of Services for Exceptional Children for Danville Public Schools (DPS), the Alternative Placement Specialist provides support for the Exceptional Children’s program. The Alternative Placement Specialist will be responsible for case managing students in private day and residential settings, to include Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and Family Assessment and Planning Team (FAPT) paperwork. This position will also work with the Exceptional Children’s Program in scheduling Eligibility Meetings, monitoring timelines, and serving as a liaison between the schools and the Office of Services for Exceptional Children.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Is responsible for IEPs and case management for students in private day and residential placements.

Presents the cases for external placements for funding at FAPT

Is responsible for attending all FAPT meetings and associated paperwork

Is the Division’s representative on the FAPT

Is the Division’s representative on the Truancy Response Team

Serves as the liaison between Danville Public Schools, parents, and outside agencies providing services

Conducts file audits for all identified students

Completes other duties as assigned by the Director of Services for Exceptional Children, the Chief Academic Officer, and/or the Superintendent.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Proven record as an effective teacher

Demonstrated knowledge of theories of instruction and curriculum development

Demonstrated ability to develop, implement, manage, monitor, and assess the curriculum and programs

Successful experience in using quality principles to affect continuous school improvement, to include increasing student learning and achievement

Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Posted By

Danville Public Schools

341 Main Street, Suite 100 P.O. Box 9600, Danville, VA 24543
 

At the following locations

Danville Public Schools

341 Main Street, Suite 100 P.O. Box 9600, Danville, VA 24543



Insights
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$10,979

State Average: $11,724

% ELL Students

3%

State Average: 9%

Student Teacher Ratio

14.14

State Average: 14.22

% IEP Students

15%

State Average: 13%

FTE

950

State Average: 801