Coordinator of Services for Exceptional Children
Under the direction of the Director of Services for Exceptional Children, the Coordinator of Services for Exceptional Children shall assume responsibility for planning, development, coordination, and management of the special education programs, related services, and personnel.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Meet regularly with the Director of Services for Exceptional Children to assure that the direction set for special education programs is consistent with the strategic plan of the school division and the Board.
Ensure that all students with disabilities are provided a free and appropriate public education through the provision of instructional programs, and related services.
Coordinate with elementary, middle, and high school principals to ensure compliance with all local, state, and federal guidelines, regulations, and requirements in regard to Special Education.
Manage assignments and meet deadlines.
Monitor special education program operations to ensure compliance with guidelines, regulations, and requirements of school division and federal grant requirements.
Assure the accurate and timely submission of all reports as requested by the local school division and the State Department of Education.
Establish staffing levels for school special education programs for the purpose of providing services with fiscal efficiency.
Coordinate with outside agencies to provide services to students.
Provide support to instructors in the implementation of programs, including professional development, observing teachers, and giving appropriate feedback.
Implement and supervise the training of special education instructional paraprofessionals.
Maintain a high level of knowledge regarding emerging special education issues, changes in the laws and case law, and educational methods of educating students with disabilities.
Present information to parents and community leaders regarding the specific programs available and services available for special education.
Other responsibilities as assigned by immediate supervisor or Chief Academic Officer for Instruction.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Proven record as a successful teacher, administrator, or supervisor. Experience in curriculum and instruction, special education, or related field, such as administration and supervision. Ability to define problems and apply problem solving techniques. Ability to effectively manage assignments and meet critical deadlines. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with teachers, principals, parents, and community agencies.