April 2007 Special Educator e-Journal

Table of Contents

Message from the Executive Directors

NASET Award Nominations Now Being Accepted

These Just In….National Institute of Health:  Latest Research on Special Education Issues

Update from the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

Legal Issues Corner

U.S. Department of Education Update

Calls to Participate

Special Education Resources

Update from the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth)

Upcoming Conferences, Workshops, and Events

Funding Forecast and Award Opportunities

Latest Career Center Classifieds

Acknowledgements

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Latest Career Center Classifieds

BILINGUAL SPANISH

NYS Certified Special Educator: Birth to Grade 2 - Brooklyn, NY

Job Category: Evaluation QA Supervisor

Posted on Tuesday 20. of March 2007

All About Kids

Evalulations & Therapy

Evaluation QA Supervisor

  • Experience providing EI & CPSE Developmental and/or
    Educational Assessments
  • Functional Understanding of Standardized Testing of Child
    Birth to Age 5
  • Capable of Effective Multi-Disciplinary Review of Related
    Assessments {i.e. OT, PT, SLP, Psych or SW}
  • Professionally Represent our Evaluation Team at
    IFSP or IEP Meetings
  • Able to efficiently travel throughout BROOKLYN
  • Able to read, write & speak fluently in English & Spanish
  • Full-time position; Competitive salary & benefits

Fax resumes to D. Mastoridis @ 516-576-1615 or E-mail
D.Mastoridis@AllAboutKidsNY.com

ABA Special Educators

NYS Certified: Birth to Grade 2 - NY Metro Area

Job Category: ABA Special Educators

Posted on Tuesday 20. of March 2007

All About Kids

Evalulations & Therapy

ABA TEAM LEADERS ~ ABA TEACHERS ~ ABA SUPERVISORS

  • Experience providing Applied Behavior Analysis w/
    special needs children required
  • Able to provide FACILITY, SCHOOL & COMMUNITYBASED
    SERVICES
  • Qualified professionals needed to serve throughout
    QUEENS, BROOKLYN, BRONX, MANHATTAN,
    LONG ISLAND & WESTCHESTER COUNTY
  • Ongoing training opportunities & supervision
  • Full-time, p/t & per diem positions available
  • Competitive salary and contract fees

Fax resumes to D. Mastoridis @ 516-576-1615 or
e-mail D.Mastoridis@AllAboutKidsNY.com

Director of Special Education

Chippewa Falls, WI

Job Category: Director of Special Education

Posted on Tuesday 06. of March 2007

Description: CESA #10 is an intermediate service agency located in Chippewa Falls Wisconsin. CESA provides specialized educational services to 30 school districts in northwest Wisconsin. The Director of Special Education oversees the staff, budget and program evaluation and compliance of all special education services for 22 school districts and provides professional development and consultant help for all 30 member districts. Salary range is $85,000-$95,000 with full benefit package. Target start date of June 2007.

Required qualifications: Certification or eligibility as Director of Special Education/Pupil Services (WI License 80/81); three years administrative experience including budgeting, state/federal reporting and supervision of staff; three years providing special education services in a school setting; knowledge of state and federal issues related to special education; experience in leadership and supervision of staff.

Full position description online: Full Position Description Click Here

Visit CESA website at: www.cesa10.k12.wi.us  

Contact: Interested applicants should send a letter of introduction, resume, and current letters of recommendation to Human Resources Manager, 725 W. Park Avenue, Chippewa Falls, WI  54729.

Application deadline is April  27th, 2007.

Disabilities & Mental Health Service Manager

San Francisco, CA

Job Category: Head Start/Early Head Start Program

Posted on Friday 02. of March 2007

Description: This position requires the knowledge, experience and skills of an individual who can ensure that at least 10 percent of 1,404 children enrolled in Early Head Start/Head Start are children with physical disabilities or children facing emotional challenges which impact their emotional health.  The Early Childhood Disabilities/Mental Health Service Manager will be responsible to ensure that children with disabilities or mental health challenges are integrated into Early Head Start/Head Start. This group of children should receive the full range of developmentally appropriate services provided to all Early Head Start/Head Start children as well as any modifications necessary to meet their special needs. The provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Local Education Agencies (LEA) should be addressed along with the involvement of parents, staff and other community agencies.

A partial list of duties and responsibilities include:

1.  Ensure that a Disabilities Service Plan is developed each year that provides strategies for meeting the special needs of children with disabilities/mental health needs and their parents.
2.  Ensure that the Head Start requirements for services for children with disabilities/mental health needs are achieved in accordance with the Federal Head Start Performance Standards.
3.  Implement the requirements of IDEA in collaboration with parents, staff, local school district and community agencies.
4.  Establish a Special Education Advisory Committee with representatives from the school district, community agencies and policy council.

Requirements: MA, MS, Ph.D., Ed.D. and /or credential in Special Education. Must be knowledgeable of Special Education Legislation, State special Education Codes and basic principles and requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). At least 3 years experience in direct service delivery, assessment and diagnostic skills with low income, diverse ethnic/cultural groups; and coordination of special education services for young children with physical disabilities and/or mental health needs are required. Successful work experience with school districts, community services agencies, low-income culturally diverse families, interdisciplinary teams, state and federal regulatory agencies, staff and parents of young children with disabilities/mental health needs.

Benefits: A generous benefits package is offered including sick leave, vacation, medical, dental, vision and life insurance.  The employer of record for this position is San Francisco State University so the benefit package includes enrollment in the State of California retirement system.

Contact:
Tom McCaffrey
Human Resources Administrator
San Francisco Head Start
205 Mission Street  Suite 3280
San Francisco, CA 94103

Fax:  415-552-7257
Email:  tom@headstart.sfsu.edu

Special Education Teacher

Washington, DC

Job Category: Special Education Teacher

Posted on Thursday 01. of March 2007

Description:  The Psychiatric Institute of Washington, a specialty hospital located in Washington, DC has a career opportunity for a Special Education Teacher.  Responsible for planning and implementation of individualized special education programs for each child and adolescent enrolled in the school, ages 5-18 years.  Utilizes experiential and creative multi-sensory teaching techniques.  Assist in the development and implementation of programs in language arts, science, social studies, mathematics and elective subject areas.  DC Licensure a must. EOE

Requirements:  DC Licensure a must.

Benefits:  PIW offers competitive salary and benefits package and free parking.

Contact:  To apply forward resume to: HR, 4228 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, WDC, 20016; fax (202) 966-7374 or email to hr@piw-dc.com.

Special Education Teacher

Baltimore, MD

Job Category: Special Education Teacher

Posted on Tuesday 13. of February 2007

Description: The Search is over…Discover how Columbus can make a difference in your career! The Columbus Organization has formed partnerships with intermediate care facilities (ICF/MR/DD) and school districts nationwide since 1984 to provide needed services for individuals with developmental disabilities and currently has Special Education Teacher (Highly qualified) openings available in Baltimore, MD.

Requirements:

  • A minimum education level of a Bachelors degree
  • A special education certification
  • “Highly qualified” status are required.

Benefits: Salary up to $69,000 with an additional $1,000 sign on bonus
A full benefits package inclusive of medical, dental, prescription card, vision plan, $50,000 life insurance, short/long term disability, 401K retirement with employer contribution, flexible spending account and relocation assistance. Also provided is $1000 annual continuing education allowance and reimbursement for licensure/certification and professional and society dues.

Contact:
Deb Juliano
Director of Recruitment
email resumes to recruit@columbusorg.com or fax it to (888) 379-2524, attn: Deb Juliano

Visit our website at: www.columbusorg.com for additional information

Special Education Teacher

Oakland, CA

Job Category: Special Education Teacher

Posted on Monday 12. of February 2007

Description: The Search is over...Discover Columbus. You owe it to yourself to explore the difference Columbus can make for you!  The Columbus Organization has partnered with intermediate care facilities (ICF/MR) and school districts nationwide since 1984 to provide needed services for children and adults with developmental disabilities, and currently has Special Education Teacher openings located in Oakland, CA.

Mild/Moderate and Moderate/Severe Special Education Teacher positions are available.

Requirements:  

  • Teaching certification to teach children with special needs
  • Knowledge of assistive technology and augmentative communication skills.
  • Experience working in urban school districts with children who have emotional and behavioral problems

Benefits: Great salary up to $68,000 with an additional $2,000 sign on bonus.
Benefits are inclusive of medical, dental, prescription card, vision plan, $50,000 life insurance, short/long term disability, 401K plan with employer contribution, flexible spending account and relocation assistance is offered to all Columbus employees.  Also provided is a $1,000 annual continuing education allowance and reimbursement for licensure/certification and professional and society dues. 

Contact: Deb Juliano
Director of Recruitment
Email resumes to recruit@columbusorg.com or fax to (888) 379-2524, ATTN: Deb Juliano

Visit our website at: www.columbusorg.com for additional information

Senior Central Office Administrator

Belvidere, IL

Job Category: Senior Central Office Administrator

Posted on Sunday 11. of February 2007

Description: Belvidere Community Unit School District 100, a growing unit district of about 8500 located in Boone County, in north central Illinois, is seeking a senior central office administrator who will direct student services and special education.

Requirements: The position requires an Illinois administrative certificate with a special education endorsement.

Benefits: Regionally competitive compensation package.

Online application process:  www.hyasupersearches.com

or

Contact: 
Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates, Ltd.
1151 Waukegan Rd, #200
Glenview, IL 60025
847-724-8465
email:  office@hyasearch.com

Lead Teacher

Charlottesville, VA

Job Category: Special Education Teacher - Early Childhood

Posted on Thursday 01. of February 2007

Description:  The Virginia Institute of Autism (VIA) in Charlottesville seeks a lead teacher to develop and implement IEPs, ABA-based skill acquisition programs and behavioral support programs for three to four students with the assistance of two to four 1:1 instructors.  Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge, Charlottesville was rated by Fromer’s as the “best place to live in America.”  Breathtaking landscape, excellent schools, home to the University of Virginia.  Make a quality of life decision to work with committed colleagues in a friendly atmosphere and live in a beautiful, sophisticated town two hours southwest of Washington, DC. 

Requirements:  A bachelor’s degree in special education, eligibility for or a full Virginia special education teaching license, and a minimum of two years of experience teaching children with autism are required.  ABA experience strongly preferred. 

Salary:  Competitive salary and benefits.

To Apply:  VIA is an equal opportunity employer.  Send cover letter and resume to Medina Wilkerson, Administrative Coordinator, 1414 Westwood Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903, fax 434-923-8566. Position open until filled.

About VIA:  The Virginia Institute of Autism is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary as Virginia’s oldest, private special education school specifically serving children with autism.  For more information about VIA, visit www.viaschool.org.

Director of Special Education

Brighton, CO

Job Category: Administration

Posted on Wednesday 31. of January 2007

Position Summary: Directly facilitates and/or coordinates District efforts for students with disabilities including ensuring that students receive effective instruction and support services; compliance with state and federal statutes and regulations pertaining to special education; provides supervisory responsibility for evaluation of itinerant staff within the special education area; is a liaison with agencies serving students with disabilities who are placed outside the District; and facilitates and provides problem-solving with building staff and families on matters pertaining to implementation of individual education plans for students.


Experience and Academic Preparation

Formal Education:  Masters Degree minimum; other advanced graduate work preferred

Administrative Experience: at least three years in a school or central office related to position

Teacher Experience:  at least three years

Certificate:  Type D Special Education Director (endorsed in Special Education) Demonstrated leadership experience in collaborative decision making, problem solving and organizational management Administrative experience in an education organization or similar environment


New School Opening! Come be a part of the fastest growing school District in Colorado. Thriving community with many amenities to offer. Centrally located, 20 minutes from Downtown Denver, 10 minutes from DIA, 35 minutes from the beautiful Rocky Mountains.

View current salary on our website.


Contact: Please go to our website, www.brightonps27j.k12.co.us, download an Administrator Application and submit it along with a resume', transcripts, letter of interest and an entry plan to:

Human Resources
School District 27J
18551 East 160th Avenue
Brighton, CO  80601

Lisette Gonzales

303-655-2969

Email: lgonzales@brightonps27j.k.12.co.us

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