Special Programs Coordinator - SPED

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Required
Employment Type
Full-time
Grade Levels
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
Kindergarten
Preschool/Pre-K
Base Salary
$55,000 - $65,000 per YEAR
Benefits
Offers Pension
Start Date
Immediately
Position Areas
Elementary
Special Education
Certification

Must hold a certificate issued by Arizona State Department of Education.
The certificate must be in one of the following types: Mild/Moderate Disabilities Certificate; K-12, Moderate/Severe DisabilitiesCertificate; K-12.
The certificate position area must be in one of the following areas: Title I, 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), Visual Impairment.
The certificate must be in one of the following grades: Preschool/Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th.
The certificate status must be active.

Description

Summary/Objective

Plan, develop, and coordinate programs and service delivery options to meet the needs of students diagnosed with ASD; provide leadership and direction to autism programs and activities; analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action; prepare and present oral presentations; prepare comprehensive narrative and data reports; provide ongoing training, consultation, and progress monitoring. As students with ASD are on every campus this individual would serve as a consultant for teachers and administrators in schools where these students are mainstreamed.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

Supervision of Program

Coordinate district-wide ASP Program (K-12). Work collaboratively with all stakeholders in providing FAPE for students with ASD in their LRE. Provide all supervision of classified employees in the program. Work collaboratively with schools to develop opportunities for students in the ASP program to interact with their general education peers. Monitor student progress, collecting data to show academic and behavioral progress. Collaboratively work with the Transportation Department to address student needs. Communicate with stakeholders to ensure maximum student progress.

Instructional Support

Provide classroom support and evidence-based practices. Support model demonstration autism classrooms. Participate in the special education eligibility determination process and in the development of the IEP. Administer assessment tools to guide instruction in both academic and social areas. Interpret assessment results to administrators, teachers, and parents and the implications for instructional planning. Provide staff development training and modeling to instructional and support staff in current and effective strategies and methodologies for serving students with ASD. Utilize evidence-based practices to implement strategies. Work collaboratively with all stakeholders in providing FAPE for students with ASD in their LRE Provide direct instruction on goals (social, behavior, communication) to students with ASD.

Behavior Support

Assist staff in creating Behavior Intervention Plans; address classroom organization, effective instruction, social skills instruction, and ethical issues; School-wide Positive Behavioral Support; and factors that affect effectiveness including social validity and treatment integrity. Assist staff in: defining and measuring behavior; understanding principles of reinforcement; teaching new behavior; implementing strategies for weakening behavior; and identifying antecedents. (Writing FBA/BIP) Promote highly specialized positive behavior interventions in which “at risk” students thrive: behavior instruction that is explicit, intensive, accelerated and provides ample practice. Observe and monitor control of student behavior in structured and unstructured times.

Professional Development

Provide CPI Training for all staff members. Facilitate STAR Training and Links Training for curricular resources. Provide professional development on impact of trauma and how to become a trauma informed classroom. Work cooperatively with building administrators to promote positive student behavior by providing professional development that targets research, strategies and modeling of instructional practices to support teachers in their implementation of positive behavior support in their classrooms. Work with individual teachers, groups of teachers and/or the entire staff on issues such as: crisis intervention, learning and collaboration issues, and factors that can affect development and implementation of interventions. Engage in ongoing professional development to increase knowledge and skills of positive student behavior support for all students, targeted students and students who represent sub-group populations. Work cooperatively with the preschool administrator to ensure collaboration for all program resources.

IEP Meetings

Serve as LEA at all IEP meetings for students in the ASP Program. Attend IEP meetings and assist the team in developing behavior goals and objective for students.

Other Duties

This job description is not a comprehensive listing of duties, responsibilities, or activities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Competencies

Ability to use function-based intervention planning for developing behavior change strategies that focus on reducing problem behaviors and increasing more appropriate behaviors. Ability to apply techniques needed to successfully complete effective Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA), function-based interventions, and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP). Use assessment and assessment data to inform instruction and prescribe work plans for individual students. Ability to effectively implement research-based instructional strategies. Ability to use technology to support instruction. Ability to plan and evaluate strategies for improving instruction. Model the role of a teacher leader: collaborator, action researcher, reflective practitioner, and learner advocate. Ability to use the STAR/Links Program.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position supervises employees working within the Autism Support Program.

Work Environment

This job operates in a school environment and regularly travels to other District campuses.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Regularly required to be mobile to include sitting, standing, walking, and reaching with arms and hands. Regularly required to sit and focus on a computer screen for extended periods of time. Regularly required to see, talk and hear. Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position, primarily working Monday through Thursday, with a certified contract for a minimum of 180 days. Employee may need to work additional days and extended hours to meet deadlines.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s or more advanced degree from an accredited institution in special education or related field. Three or more years of successful classroom teaching experience or equivalent with students on the Autism spectrum. Three or more years of experience working with students who are on the Autism spectrum.

Preferred Education and Experience

Master’s or more advanced degree

Required Certifications/Licenses

Valid Arizona Standard Professional Mild/Moderate Disabilities Special Education Certificate – Grades K-12 OR Standard Professional Moderate/Severe Disabilities Certificate – Grades K-12 CPI instructor certification Valid driver’s license

Work Authorization/Security Clearance

Must be able to pass a criminal background check and obtain a Fingerprint Clearance Card with an IVP number through the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

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Kingman Unified School District

3033 MacDonald Avenue , Kingman, AZ 86401
 

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Kingman Unified School District

3033 MacDonald Avenue , Kingman, AZ 86401