Special Education Coordinator/Behavior Specialist (#286604)
Mapleton Public Schools, Adams County District #1 does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, marital status, or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its educational programs or activities. Inquiries may be referred to the Executive Director of Human Resources, 591 East 80th Avenue, Denver, CO 80229 (303) 853-1000, or the US Dept. of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 1961 Stout Street, Denver, CO 80204.
Position: Special Education Coordinator/Behavioral Specialist
Must hold a valid and current license from Colorado Department of Education with a Special Services provider endorsement. Additional endorsement in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education also required. *
*Or willingness to pursue endorsement or equivalent coursework.
METHOD OF APPLICATION:
Out of District applicants may fill out an application which is on the District web site: www.mapleton.us. In district applicants may email a letter of interest to HR@mapleton.us
District Qualifications: * Support students, parents, staff, and school directors at two center based special education programs with the following: * Coordinate and implement an array of services for students with Individualized needs within a continuum of educational settings * Plan and implement successful inclusion opportunities in the general education setting to ensure that students with disabilities participate in the general education environment with their non-disabled peers * Effective parent communication/involvement * IEP Development * Coordinating identified services
* Provide job embedded coaching for two center based special education programs in the district. * Plan, support and deliver professional development and job-embedded coaching for special education and general education teaching staff on: * Effective strategies to utilize with students who are demonstrating behavioral, social, and emotional challenges * Writing and implementing effective and comprehensive behavior plans. * IEP development and IEP meeting facilitation * Effective grouping strategies and scheduling * Effective parent communication/involvement
* At least 5 years of experience working in the field of Special Education. * Collaborate in the development of special education procedures that are aligned with the Individuals with a Disability Act and the Exception Children’s Education Act, and effectively communicate and support all special education staff in following these identified procedures. * Possess a strong understanding of federal and state special education law * Demonstrate strong critical thinking, decision-making and problem-solving skills * Demonstrate strong conflict resolution skills * Ability to communicate positively and effectively with students, parents, school personnel and community members * Independent technology skills * Possess highly effective organization, collaboration, and consultation skills * Perform other duties as assigned by the Special Education Director
Preferred Qualifications: * Leadership experience in the field of Special Education * Hold an Administrator License * Bilingual * Experience working with community agencies that support children and families * Experience working with schools on implementing the Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)