Special Education Liaison

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Position Areas
Non-Instructional Support


Special Education Liaison

This position description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, knowledge or skills associated with 

  • Ensure compliance of special education performance indicators by maintaining a master list of all students with IEPs in the building and tracking of due dates for Annual Reviews, FBA/BIP Reviews, and Reevaluations.

  • Monitor discipline of students with disabilities and work collaboratively with building LEA over special education to provide support to IEP teams for Functional Behavioral Assessments and development and review of Behavior Intervention Plans.

  • Review all IEP drafts, submitted by special education teachers 15 days in advance of meetings, using the IEP Review document, and return to teachers for revisions in a timely manner.  Reviews to include ensuring development of quality transition plans that inform and support post-secondary outcomes for students with disabilities.

  • Review meeting notices to ensure compliance with transition requirements with particular attention to invitation of outside agencies.

  • Liaison/point person for coordination of services and transition of students with disabilities from feeder schools.

  • Initiates demonstration of specially designed instruction and instructional/behavioral strategies.

  • Conduct and provide feedback on classroom walkthroughs (non-evaluative) to monitor integration of specially designed instruction, accommodations/modifications, and behavioral supports.

  • Participate in collaborative planning to review student performance and behavioral data to insure data-driven decisions that support and inform instructional practices and are in compliance with district, state, and federal requirements.

  • Attend monthly meetings scheduled by the Supervisor of Special Education, Secondary Schools on district, state, and federal requirements related to special education services

  • Conduct regular monthly department meetings, prepares agenda, guides and facilitates discussion and publishes minutes.

  • Participates regularly in meetings with building department chairs, school curriculum committee.  Functions as liaison between special education staff and other groups in the building and Department of Special Education.

  • Collaborate with the school testing chair to create a testing schedule to ensure compliance with the implementation of testing accommodations for students.

  • Assist case managers with the data collection process to support progress reporting on student IEP goals:  monitor data collections at least 8 times a year (prior to each progress reporting period).

  • Each progress reporting period, meet with case managers, individually, to review data collections and ensure progress reports reflect the summary of the data collected prior to progress reports being sent home.

  • Monitor VAAP collections, at least monthly, to ensure compliance with district and state requirements.

  • Serve as the designee for referrals to Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services and other transition support services.

  • Works cooperatively with principal or designee and Supervisor of Special Education in preparation of departmental assignments and schedules.

  • Recommends assignment of teachers so as to utilize their instructional strengths to strengthen the school’s special education program.

  • Assigns case managers to students who are eligible for special education services.

  • Assists with the production and delivery of professional development at the division and school levels.

  • Other duties as assigned by administrator

Additional Duties
Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Director of Special Education and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent.
                Note:    The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.

Uses standard office equipment such as personal computers, printer, copy and fax machines, and telephone.

Travel Requirements
Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  •  Possesses proficient computer knowledge and skills

  • Communicate effectively in both written and oral forms with teachers, administrators, parents/guardians, and students

  •  Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all stakeholders

 Able to lift and carry up to 20 pounds, bend, stoop reach, and stand for prolonged periods of time.

Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards
Works in standard office and school building environments.

Qualifications Profile
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university; Master’s Degree preferred
  • Certification in Special Education
  • Experience:
  • Has three or more years of exemplary teaching experience in special education
  • Demonstrates knowledge of special education federal, state, and local guidelines
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal skills and leadership abilities

Terms of Employment
  • Salary Range:   11 Month Teacher Salary Scale  $ 50,985 to $85,405 ($2,944 Additional for Master’s Degree) 
  • Contract:          11 Months Employment/220 Days/7.5 Hours per day
  • Benefits:           Employer Portion Paid Retirement, Life Insurance, Contribution to Medical Insurance, Personal and Sick Leave

FLSA Status:       Exempt


Posted By

Suffolk Public Schools

P.O. Box 1549 100 N Main Street, Suffolk, VA 23439

At the following locations

School Administrative Offices

100 North Main Street , Suffolk, VA 23434