JOB PURPOSE: Support and Coordinate with all South Carolina employees in the Special Education Department. Support School Leaders in their Special Education compliance efforts. Assist in the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of unit. Carry out supervisory responsibilities and Compliance in accordance CSUSA policies and applicable laws.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Lead in the direction and management of all special education programs and services to meet student needs.
- Remain informed of changes to special education federal and state laws to support the school level compliance.
- Provide monitoring to ensure that IEP meetings, evaluations and reevaluations are conducted in an accurate and timely manner.
- Monitor special education paperwork for accuracy and timeliness, according to regulations.
- Use resources and materials to support staff in the accomplishment of special education goals.
- Assist with planning for classroom and testing accommodations for students with disabilities
- Lead in assisting with developing and adapting curriculum materials and educational practices to meet the needs of students and teachers.
- Maintain communication with Related Service Providers and Case Managers to ensure compliance with provision of services, evaluations, and quarterly progress reports.
- Support school staff in making data-driven instructional decisions to improve special education student outcomes.
- Maintain accurate and compliant special education data and support state data reporting requirements.
- Support schools with scheduling of special education students to ensure fiscal responsibility when allocating resources based on student needs.
- Arrange for and lead training for inclusionary best practices.
- Model strategies for inclusionary practices as appropriate.
- Act as informational liaison for inclusion as appropriate.
- Assist schools with implementing special education service delivery models to ensure the provision of a full continuum of services.
- Monitor appropriate transition plans for students of transition age.
- Support schools in the development of community partnerships to support student transition.
- Plan and conduct appointments with special education staff as needed.
- Provide support for special education student achievement in the general education setting through training teachers and assisting with implementation of school inclusion plans.
- Consult/train school staff in areas related to student eligibility, placement and provision of services, and quality IEP development.
- Collaborate with special education teachers to monitor student progress and compliance (including student compliancy issues, withdrawals, progress monitoring, etc.
- Collaborate with school staff to develop local processes and procedures to align with state special education policies.
- Participate in regionally sponsored professional development opportunities to maintain familiarity with local policies.
- Conduct professional development on local special education procedures.
- Serve as liaison to facilitate effective communication among special education staff, students, parents, and School Leaders.
- Maintain collaborative relationship with CSUSA's Special Education department.
- Travel to assigned CSUSA school sites as required.
**MAY PERFORM OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED**
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
- Demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment toward the position and the mission of the company; support the company's values in the strategic areas of academic excellence, operational performance, superior culture, and financial health and growth, as outlined in the Employee Handbook.
- Strong time management & organizational skills.
- Demonstrate project management skills and an ability to work independently.
- Enthusiastic about taking on new challenges and the ability to prioritize effectively.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with teachers, students, parents, the community, and administrative staff. As unique situations present themselves, the employee must be sensitive to corporate needs, employee goodwill, and the public image.
- Establish excellent interpersonal skills between all stakeholders: being courteous, professional, and helpful; Oral (including presentations), Written, Interpersonal (active listening), Negotiating, and Influencing.
- Ability to consistently be at work, be on time, follow instructions, respond to management direction and solicit feedback to improve performance.
- Proficient experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
- Looks for ways to improve and promote quality and demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
- Consistently strives to implement best practices and positive character education.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- No physical exertion required.
- Somewhat stressful due to frequent student activity.
- 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.
While performing the responsibilities of this position, the work environment characteristics listed below are representative of the environment the employee will encounter:
- Usual schools working conditions.
- May be noisy during high student traffic.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
- Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with CSUSA salary and benefit policy. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be those established by Charter Schools USA.
- This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.
FLSA OVERTIME CATEGORY
Job is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Performance will be evaluated in accordance with Charter Schools USA Policy.
Human Resources retain the sole right and discretion to make changes to this job description. Any employee making changes unauthorized by the Human Resources Department will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination.
- Bachelor's degree (BA) from an accredited college or university or equivalent.
- Master's Degree in Special Education Preferred
- Experience leading staff of Special Education teachers
- Certified in Special Education in the state of South Carolina, preferred.
- Successful results of criminal and employment background check.
- Command of grades/subject specific content and theoretical knowledge of learning theory, including motivation, reinforcement, evaluation and feedback techniques.
- Minimum of three (3) years successful teaching experience.
- Effective instructional delivery techniques and excellent communication skills.
- Adherence to the requirements of the Code of Ethics for the Education Profession.
- Such alternatives to the above requirements as CSUSA may find appropriate and acceptable.
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