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Company: Leander ISD
Location: Leander, TX
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education

Description


 
PRIMARY PURPOSE:
To serve as program specialist for special education inclusion and curriculum services including: program planning, participating in individual student planning, problem-solving, and consultation; and developing and providing relevant training for staff and parents.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Collaborate with special education coordinator and other specialists to identify instructional needs and staff development guidelines for district autism services.
  • Conduct campus visits to observe students in their educational setting and collaborate and consult with campus staff.
  • Determine specific learning and behavioral problems, skill deficiencies, or social adjustment difficulties of students and work cooperatively with campus personnel to develop instructional or remedial programs.
  • Participate in case conferences concerning individual students as requested.
  • Serve as a consultant to district personnel on matters pertaining to the inclusion of students with disabilities, specifically autism spectrum disorders.
  • Collaborate with administrators and teachers in identifying appropriate classroom placements and to provide a continuous flow of information concerning student needs.
  • Support the campus by attending problem-solving meetings such as campus team meetings and Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) committee meetings.
  • Develop, plan, conduct and/or assist with staff and parent trainings/workshops.
  • Promote an understanding of future planning and transition services. 
  • Ensure best practices are employed in the delivery of these services to students.
  • Compile, maintain and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents required.
  • Maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information with discretion.
  • Comply with district policies, as well as state and federal guidelines.
  • Demonstrate regular and prompt attendance to ensure a consistent focus on student learning.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
 
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • None.
 
GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES
Education/Certification/Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in education or related field.
  • Certificate, license, and other legal credential in Special Education preferred.
  • Experience working with individuals with low incidence disabilities and development delays and educating students with disabilities.
 
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
  • Knowledge of inclusion models, TAKS data analysis, and general education curriculum; behavior Intervention Plan/Positive Behavior Support Systems; Community Resources; laws, regulations and procedures related to special education; admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) committee process and individual Education Plan (IEP) goal setting process and implementation; teaching techniques, instructional delivery, instructional materials for students with low incidence disabilities.
  • Skill in facilitation, consultation; organizational, time management, analytical, and problem solving.
  • Ability to develop positive working relationships with students and families and coordinate relationships with school and community; make effective decisions and take independent action.
 
Mental/Physical/Environmental Demands
The essential functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the characteristic duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities noted herein; however, this is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions found in this job description.
  • May be exposed to outdoor weather conditions during portions of work day.
  • Needs to move about inside the classroom or campus to monitor students as necessary.
  • Frequent standing, stooping, bending, pulling and pushing.
  • Frequent moving of small stacks of textbooks, media equipment, desks, and other classroom equipment.
  • Occasional requires lifting up to 25 pounds.
  • Occasional prolonged and irregular hours.
  • Ability to understand complex problems and to collaborate and explore alternative solutions.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work schedules of others on short-term basis.
  • Ability to make decisions which have significant impact on the immediate work unit and monitor impact outside immediate work unit.
  • Maintain composure and professionalism at all times.


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