Coordinator of Instruction For Special Education
General Definition and Conditions of Work
Performs intermediate professional and administrative work assisting in the planning, development and implementation of the total instructional program for students with disabilities; does related work as required. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Director of Special Education. Supervision is exercised over compliance specialists, transition specialists, teachers, evaluation team members, therapists, and related staff.
This position description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, knowledge or skills associated with
Coordinating and supporting instructional quality and regulatory compliance of special education programs in the K-12 cluster of schools; supporting educators with curriculum and instruction; interacting with students, parents, professionals and community agencies; preparing and maintaining program files and records.
Assists the director of special education in the planning, developing and implementing programs, services, activities and curriculum for students with disabilities;
Provides guidance and support to building administration and Liaisons to ensure accuracy in procedures, processes and programs;
Works collaboratively with the special education department and other instructional areas to provide quality educational opportunities to students;
Meets regularly with building principals, classroom teachers, and professionals to provide on-going feedback regarding classroom practices;
Monitors student data and provides targeted support for schools and the division;
Develops and conducts in-service training for general education and special education teachers regarding best practices and specific instructional topics;
Assists in monitoring compliance with state and federal regulation;
Assists in purchasing and monitoring budgets;
Supervises and monitors the special education instructional professionals
Assists in the analysis of student achievement data for students with disabilities and students with 504 plans
Prepares information for state and federal reports;
Serves on other committees as directed;
Assists in developing Special Education policies and procedures;
Performs related tasks as required.
Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal, Superintendent 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.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of special education and specialty area.
Thorough knowledge of the principles and methodology of effective teaching of students with disabilities.
Thorough knowledge of the practices, methods and techniques used for diagnostic, evaluation and identification of students with disabilities.
Thorough knowledge of curriculum and program development for students with disabilities
Thorough knowledge of school division rules, regulations and procedures.
Ability to establish and maintain standards of behavior.
Ability to deliver articulate oral presentations and written reports.
Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with other staff, students and parents
Ability to operate a personal computer.
Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards
Work in standard office and school building environments.
Use standard office equipment such as personal computers, printer, copier and fax machines, and telephone.
Travel to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.
- Possession of or ability to acquire appropriate postgraduate licenses, certificates, and/or endorsements in approved academic area.
Education and Experience
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university supplemented by a Master’s degree in education and extensive experiences as a lead teacher or department chair.
Building Level Administrative Experience preferred.
Terms of EmploymentContract: 12 Months Employment
Salary Range: $78,578 to $119,906
Benefits: Employer Portion Paid Retirement, Life Insurance, Contribution to Medical Insurance, Sick Leave and Annual Leave
FLSA Status: Exempt
Thank you for your interest in Suffolk Public Schools. We look forward to receiving your application.