- PA certification in Special Education
- Master’s degree or additional training in special education or gifted education preferred
- Three to five years of teaching experience
- Knowledge of gifted education services or a willingness to learn
- Knowledge of federal and state regulations for special education and gifted education
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Effective communication and collaboration with students, parents, staff, and representative of community agencies
- Ability to develop student centered working relationships with teachers
- Has ability to develop community and educational resource partnerships to foster student achievement
- Effective management and coordination of multiple tasks
- Skill with a variety of computer software
- Able to advocate and program appropriate interventions for students with needs
- Demonstrated excellence in teaching (Planning and Preparation, Classroom Environment, Instructional Delivery, Professionalism)
- Commitment to maintain confidentiality
- Experience with diverse population preferred
- Willingness to work a flexible, extended daily schedule with some compensated and uncompensated after-school hours to provide training and support for teachers
- Team leadership experience preferred
- Professional development experience preferred
REPORTS TO: Building Principal and Coordinator of Student Services
JOB GOAL: To ensure district complies with Federal and State compliance regulations for both special education services and gifted services
To support the district’s efforts to ensure FAPE to all students who receive special education services and gifted support services
- Facilitate compliance with all applicable regulations for each assigned building.
- Review documents to ensure quality and compliance.
- Support case managers to create appropriate individual education plans
- Serve as the case manager for students receiving gifted services in assigned site(s) which includes development of the GIEPS.
- Work as a team member with other building professional leaders to improve instructional practices
- Attend/lead meetings as determined by the Coordinator.
- Provide training and consultation to staff.
- Facilitate service delivery for students as directed by the Coordinator.
- Serve as the Local Education Agency Representative as designated by the Coordinator.
- Support the collaboration of special and general education staff.
- Serve as a liaison between assigned schools and administration.
- Recommend needed changes based on data.
- Advise the Coordinator of potentially difficult/litigious issues and concerns.
- Pursue professional growth opportunities.
- Assist during emergencies that may include lifting and carrying students, pushing wheelchairs, or other activities as directed by the administrator in charge.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Teacher contract year with up to 10 additional days paid at the per diem rate; salary to be established by the Board.
EVALUATION: Evaluation will be determined according to the District's Professional Evaluation Plan – Observation/Supervision/Evaluation Plan
Able to stand, walk, and sit for extended period of time, if necessary
Light lifting up to 50 pounds
Visual acuity needed to read documents and computer screen
Speak clearly and distinctly
Ability to work as a member of a team
Must be courteous and able to deal effectively with people
Must be cooperative, congenial, and service oriented
Ability to interpret detailed written and verbal communications
Ability to function in fast-paced and high-pressure work setting
Organize and set priorities