Intellectual Disabilities Specialist

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Job Description: Provides direct and consultative supports to all programs for students with Intellectual Disabilities (ID) across the division.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Performs professional work in the evaluation, educational planning, and instructional support to students in ID programs 
  • Knowledgeable of and proficient in all aspects of the Special Education process- regulations, development, progress monitoring, and leadership
  • Participates in the implementation and review of Individualized Education Plans (IEP);
  • Maintains data on program effectiveness;
  • Participates in staff and school based team meetings;
  • Provides or coordinates meetings, and field trips;
  • Coordinates and leads interdisciplinary team meetings to develop and monitor student progress in the educational setting;
     
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of principles, practices, methods, and techniques related to treatment of individuals with intellectual disability or other developmental disabilities;
  • Knowledge of psychiatric, psychological, and/or sociological terminology and concepts;
  • Knowledge of case management principles;
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and regulations, as well as issues relevant to human rights, and skill in applying this knowledge to a variety of situations;
  • Knowledge of program services;
  • Considerable knowledge of community resources, including relevant public and private organizations;
  • Ability to successfully perform as a team leader/member;
  • Ability to maintain records and prepare reports;
  • Ability to establish rapport and maintain effective relationships with students, staff, and parents;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and the general public;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Employment Standards:

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
  • Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in Special Education or a related field. 
  • Must hold a valid teaching license with an endorsement in special education.
 
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • A combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree in Special Education or human services administration and one year of experience in working with individuals who have a developmental disability. 

Position Assignment:
Office of Student Support Services
Supervisor: Executive Director of Student Support Services
Contract Terms: 11 months

Posted By

Spotsylvania County Public Schools

6717 Smith Station Road , Spotsylvania, VA 22553
 

At the following locations

Administrative Services - Student Support Services

8020 River Stone Drive , Fredericksburg, VA 22407