ESE Specialist

Job | Posted a month ago
Position Areas
Special Education


1.         Master's degree or higher.
2.         Certification in Exceptional Student Education.
3.         Successful teaching experience in Exceptional Student Education or Guidance Counseling.
4.         Such alternatives to the above qualifications as  the Board may find appropriate and acceptable.
  • Knowledge of child development and especially of characteristics of children in the age group assigned.
  • Knowledge of the prescribed curriculum, current educational research, Florida Achievement Standards, and graduation requirements.
  • Knowledge of Model Communication Plan.
  • Knowledge of use of current technology and assistive technology.
  • Knowledge of learning styles and skill in selecting, developing, modifying and/or adapting materials and resources which support learning objectives by addressing student development, student risk factors, varying student learning styles and special needs of the student.
  • Skill, professionalism and courtesy in oral and written communication with students, parents, and others.
  • Ability to plan and collaborate with professionals through the referral process to determine and adjust supports after student data has been collected and interpreted to develop an effective individualized plan for the student.
  • Ability to effectively assess levels of student achievement, analyzes test results, and prescribes actions for improvement.
  • Ability to use student data to monitor student progress to evaluate the effectiveness of academic, behavioral and/or health needs and create interventions, or lead a team to create interventions, based on the data collected.
  • Ability to work effectively with peers, administrators, and others.
REPORTS TO: Director and Administrator of Exceptional Student Education and Student Services

SUPERVISES: Staff as assigned
JOB GOAL: To improve the programs for exceptional students by facilitating the development of  Individual Education Plans with the collaboration of an appropriate team in a             problem solving framework to plan the academic, behavioral, and/or health interventions and supports to assist in individual student's needs.To provide an educational atmosphere which promotes self-advocacy and transitional needs related to college and career readiness though self-determination which will prepare students with positive post school outcomes.
The performance responsibilities of an ESE Specialist:
  1. Review and collect data relevant to the implementation and development of students' Individual Educational Plans/Educational Plans through collaboration with interrelated individuals and professionals that support the student needs.
  2. Serves as local education agency representative and acts as moderator at meetings held to develop Individual Educational Plans for exceptional students.
  3. Monitors the distribution of forms, reports, and records necessary to ensure documentation of compliance with required procedures including state reporting.
  4. Assists exceptional student education teachers in the preparation of individual educational plans/EP's including:
    1. selecting appropriate goals and objectives.
    2. selecting appropriate methods and materials.
  5. Assists in evaluating exceptional student education program effectiveness, including:
    1. reports of student achievement.
    2. dissemination of effective techniques, methods, and teaching media.
  6. Assists in the preparation of reports and records for Exceptional Student Education and Student Services.
  7. Collaborates with parents, the school district, and community and agency partners to ensure their input in the planning and design of instruction and interventions.
  8. Maintain current knowledge and interpretation of Hendry County and the State of Florida Exceptional Student Education and Student Services programs and procedures, best practices, and other local, state, and national rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  9. Serve as a resource to administrators, counselors, and teachers regarding ESE/Section 504/MTSS/Rti issues.
  10. Recognize overt indicators of student distress or abuse and take appropriate intervention, referral, or reporting actions.
  11. Communicate effectively, professionally and courteously both orally and in writing, with other professionals, students, parents, and community.
  12. Collaborate with students, parents, school staff, and other appropriate persons to assist in meeting student needs.
  13. Collaborate with peers to enhance the instructional environment.
  14. Assist others in acquiring knowledge and understanding of particular area of responsibility.
  15. Engage in continuing improvement of professional knowledge and skills.
  16. Conduct a personal assessment periodically to determine professional development needs with reference to specific instructional assignment.
  17. Act in a professional and ethical manner and adhere at all times to the Code of Ethics and Principles of Professional Conduct.
  18. Fulfill professional responsibilities.
  19. Perform other incidental tasks consistent with the goals and objectives of this position.
  20. Performs other such duties as assigned by the Director of Exceptional Student Education program, the Superintendent of School, or the Board.
Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force as frequently as needed to move objects.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District's board-approved Instructional Salary Schedule. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be  those established by the district.
EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated by the immediate Supervisor.
ADOPTED:                                                   11/17/81
REVISED:                                                     7/8/14

Posted By

Hendry County School District

P.O. Box 1980 , LaBelle, FL 33975

At the following locations

District ESE

25 E. Hickpochee , LaBelle, FL 33935