February 2017 - Special Educator e-Journal


Table of Contents

  • Update from the U.S. Department of Education

  • Common Core State Standard and Students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities. By Marta M. Gonzalez

  • Inclusion and Its Importance to Contemporary Education. By Marta Nunez

  • Fostering Best Practices in Inclusive Education. By Jodie Ray

  • Acknowledgements

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Latest Employment Opportunities Posted on NASET

Special Services Manager

Renton, WA

Job Category: Pre-Employment Transition Services

 

Description:

Puget Sound ESD is seeking a Special Services Manager to support the provision of pre-employment transition services to students with disabilities across the region. This is an exciting opportunity to support school district staff as they increase the post-secondary successes of students with disabilities through job exploration, work-based learning, post-secondary education exploration, workplace readiness training, and instruction in self-advocacy.

Requirements:

  • BA/BS degree in Education, Special Education, or related field
  • Professional experience working with high school special education students and post-secondary transition planning
  • Experience with special education law and requirements

Salary:

$69,333 - $80,405/year. Salary offers consider candidate qualifications, experience, and internal equity. Excellent benefit package, including participation in Washington State Department of Retirement Systems, and the opportunity to work with a family-friendly, skilled and dedicated workforce committed to the communities we serve.

Contact:

Job Openings: www.psesd.org/careers

Apply Here: https://www.psesd.org/job-openings/manager-special-services-2/

 

 

 

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Children's Quality Reviewer

Madison, WI

Job Category: Conducting external quality review activities

 

Key responsibilities:

  • Conduct external quality review activities for Children's Long Term Support Waiver, FC/PACE/FCP, Badger Care Plus, SSI, IRIS and programs as directed by DHS.
  • Access multiple electronic health record systems and read member/participant records to evaluate compliance with certain federal and state requirements as well as industry standards. Priorities are placed on confirming that member/participant health and safety is assured. Effectively communicate results orally and in writing.
  • Compliance with Federal and State standards for Medicaid managed care programs*
  • Understand and apply federal and state requirements. Read and analyze documentation submitted by an MCO. Facilitate discussions with a wide variety of staff to determine and evaluate the effectiveness of implementation of expectations throughout an MCO. Determine level of compliance and effectively communicate results orally and in writing.
  • Validation of Performance Improvement Projects (PIPs)*
  • Read and analyze written reports regarding improvement of clinical and non-clinical processes or outcomes of care, associated documentation, and data from MCOs. Facilitate discussions to confirm understanding. Determine if the project was designed, conducted, and reported in a methodologically sound manner. Effectively communicate results orally and in writing.
  • Read written proposals from MCOs designed to achieve improvements of clinical or non-clinical processes or outcomes of care. Provide technical assistance orally and in writing and make recommendations about approval status.
  • Validation of Performance Measures*
  • Conduct reviews according to review protocols to abstract and verify performance measurement data from a variety of sources, but not limited to medical records, encounter data, MCO and DHS systems data.
  • Collaborate with MCO and agency representatives to obtain missing and clarify existing data.
  • Summarize and compile findings using standardized forms and templates for reports.
  • Review and mediation activities associated with FC, FCP, PACE, IRIS and Children's Long Term Care waiver program member appeals and grievances.
  • Triage and talk with members, participants, and/or legal representatives to identify and understand concerns. Access multiple electronic health record systems and read member/participant records. Communicate with all parties via telephone and work to mediate a resolution. Document all activities in a database and communicate outcomes in writing.
  • Develops and implements review activities independently and in collaboration with others in MHLTC and including DHS staff. Review activities must align with CMS protocols, as needed.
  • Creates review activity and aggregate reports according to timelines and formats developed in collaboration with DHS.
  • Participate in inter-rater reliability testing in order to achieve standards of accuracy and consistency in applying review guidelines for specific review activities.
  • Review the work of others and work collaboratively with team members through ongoing feedback to ensure that work meets internal and external quality standards.
  • Collaborates with MHLTC team members to improve existing systems/processes/standard operating procedures (SOPs) and to develop new ones.
  • Some day and overnight travel is required; travel dates are scheduled in advance. All other duties as assigned.

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Special Education, Nursing or health or human services-related field will be considered.
  • Five years' experience (3 considered) direct practice in working with specific target populations, including, but not limited to; developmentally and/or physically disabled, disabled children; children with severe emotional, behavioral, mental health and substance use disorders. Experience coordinating acute and primary and/or long-term care services, consumer education related to disease management, education and coordination of services for children and families of children with developmental and/or physical disabilities and severe emotional disturbances.
  • Long term experience, including knowledge of managed care delivery systems, organizations and financing.
  • Knowledge of continuous quality improvement, process improvement and Lean principles.
  • Knowledge and proficiency in using electronic medical and health records systems.
  • Ability to work well independently and within a team structure.
  • Self-motivated, critical thinker.
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and small and large group facilitation skills.
  • Valid Wisconsin Driver's License

 

Benefits:

MetaStar offers a complete benefit package: Health, Dental and Life Insurance. Pension, 401K/Roth plans, Flex spending, vacation, sick and holidays.

Contact:

For a complete job description see www.metastar.com

Interested parties should either send resume & cover to jobs@metastar.com;
or, mail to: MetaStar, c/o HR, 2909 Landmark Place, Madison, WI 53713

 

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Certified Special Education Teacher

Rochester, NY

Job Category: Permanent - Full Time

 

DESCRIPTION

Since 1949, our client has been serving children with multiple and complex disabilities that public and private schools aren't able to accommodate. By providing a safe and nurturing environment and expert staff, children are learning and growing everyday.

We are currently sourcing for professional, compassionate and motivated Certified Teachers to join this growing education team.

Ideal candidates will have certification from the State Education Department to teach children with special needs.

Direct Hire- $38,474 (10 months) - $44,598 (12 months)
242 working days per year, enjoy holidays and school breaks off.
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:45a-4:00p

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor's degree (B. A. or B. S.) from a four-year college or university required. Six (6) months to one (1) year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Must be certified by the State Education Department to teach children with special needs.
Must be able to pass a Drug Test and Criminal Background check

 

BENEFITS

Standard Medical/Dental and vacation

CONTACT

Brian Harding 585-698-1016
info@tesstaffing.com

 

 

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Project Program Specialist

Jonesboro, AR

Job Category: Staff

Description:

The Project Program Specialist will focus primarily on two projects: (1) the Center for Community Engagement's (CCE) implementation of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) in schools across Arkansas in collaboration with the AR Dept. of Education's State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG) that provides behavioral Response to Intervention training and technical assistance at the state, regional, district, and school levels; and (2) Project LAUNCH, a program designed to help prevention efforts in mental health among children 0 to 8 and their families. Smaller roles will be played in other CCE and Office of Behavioral Research & Evaluation (OBRE) projects as needed.

The duties of this position involve the performance of work involving the management or general business operations of projects for CCE and OBRE. The individual in this position will be asked to exercise discretion and independent judgement in project implementation. Duties and responsibilities for this position include the following:

  • Providing professional development in PBIS for schools, districts, and Educational Cooperatives
  • Working with SPDG staff and partners to help support the implementation and resource development of RTI and PBIS
  • Providing professional development and technical assistance to educators in multiple settings (small group, large group, one-on-one, and web-based) on RTI and behavior-related assessments, interventions, and instruction
  • Coaching educators to deepen knowledge and develop capacity to implement PBIS
  • Supporting a tiered system of behavior services and supports at the district level
  • Supporting additional ongoing and future projects for CCE and OBRE, including training and evaluation activities for Project LAUNCH (a program to provide prevention services for children's mental health)
  • This position is grant and contract funded, and is contingent upon continued funding.
  • This person will work closely with all OBRE and CCE staff, as well as with partners from other organizations, and thus needs strong professional and personal skills.
  • This person must be able to travel in-state on a regular basis (including overnight), and periodically travel to other states, usually by air (including overnight stays).
  • This position is subject to a 3-month probationary period.

In your Cover Letter, please tell us how you meet each of the minimum requirements for this position.

The required applicant documents are as follows: (1) Vita/Resume, (2) Cover Letter, (3) List of 3 References with Contact Information, and (4) At least 2 Letters of Recommendation.

Applications received ON or BEFORE February 10, 2017, will receive full consideration.

Requirements:

Bachelor's degree or above in education, or a related field, with experience in elementary, secondary, or special education.

Arkansas State University does not discriminate on the basis of color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, age, national origin, religion, marital status, veteran status, genetic information or disability in any of its practices, policies or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, employment, admissions, educational services, programs or activities which it operates or financial aid.

Contact:

To apply visit: http://www.astate.edu/jobs/

 

 

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Special Education Teacher

Chicago/Rogers Park, IL

Job Category: Teacher

 

Description

Jewish Child & Family Services provides vital, individualized, results-driven, therapeutic and supportive services for thousands of children, adults and families of all backgrounds each year, facing challenges with life transitions, mental health, developmental/intellectual disability and basic human need.

JCFS is looking for a Special Education Teacher for our Therapeutic Day School located in West Rogers Park. The Teacher creates and delivers student centered, individualized and small group academic instruction within a therapeutic, highly structured classroom.

Job Responsibilities

  • Implements therapeutic educational programs for specific groups of students in accordance with goals specified in each student's Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
  • Collaborates with team members to create a multidisciplinary drive IEP for each student; attends all student IEP meetings.
  • Provides classroom management that recognizes and includes consideration of the characteristics of the student population.
  • Prepares and maintains a safe, organized, healthy, academically and behaviorally effective classroom environment appropriate to ongoing and changing classroom activities and in accordance with all accrediting, regulatory, and governing organizations.
  • Completes all necessary paperwork in a timely manner including weekly lesson plans, weekly and quarterly student progress report cards and assessments, and annual student IEP's.
  • Successfully completes training in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI); successfully complete all requirements to maintain certification in TCI.
  • Willing and able to perform a variety of tasks to ensure the safety of students.
  • Effectively intervenes in student's disruptive behavior, both verbal and physical; including using TCI prescribed
  • Bachelor's Degree in Special Education from an accredited college or university.
  • Must be certified by ISBE as a Special Education Teacher; LBS1/Type 10 certification
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office programs.
  • Experience with the Chicago Public School electronic IEP systems is strongly desired.
  • Ability to successfully complete Therapeutic Crisis Intervention training (Agency provided).
  • Experience working with students with special educational needs is preferred.

Requirements

Jewish Child and Family Services (JCFS) is committed to serving the needs of the diverse Chicago metropolitan area.

Accredited by COA. Charter member of CWLA. Licensed by DCFS.

Contact

Please apply on our web-site at:
https://recruiting2.ultipro.com/JEW1002/JobBoard/d02ef047-eef4-417a-8aea-0cba56e6f472/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=506e31a8-7e31-42b9-a7ea-92e74691890b

 

 

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Project Program Manager

Jonesboro, Arkansas 72404

Job Category: Executive/Management

 

Arkansas State University

Arkansas State University does not discriminate on the basis of color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, age, national origin, religion, marital status, veteran status, genetic information or disability in any of its practices, policies or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, employment, admissions, educational services, programs or activities which it operates or financial aid.

PROJECT PROGRAM MANAGER

Type of Employment: Staff

Department: Dean of Education-Behavioral Science

Division: Academic Affairs and Research

Location: ASU-Jonesboro

Proposed Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience

Closing: 2/11/17

Position Summary:

This position will focus primarily on two projects: (1) the Center for Community Engagement's (CCE) implementation of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) in schools across Arkansas in collaboration with the AR Dept. of Education's State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG) that provides behavioral Response to Intervention training and technical assistance at the state, regional, district, and school levels; and (2) Project LAUNCH, a program designed to help prevention efforts in mental health among children 0 to 8 and their families. Smaller roles will be played in other CCE and Office of Behavioral Research & Evaluation (OBRE) projects as needed.

Description

The duties of this position involve the performance of work involving the management or general business operations of projects for CCE and OBRE . The individual in this position will be asked to exercise discretion and independent judgement in project implementation. Duties and responsibilities for this position include the following:

  1. Participating in State and Regional RTI Implementation Teams; developing and providing professional development in schools, districts, and Educational Cooperatives; providing resource development for RTI and PBIS;
  2. Developing and providing professional development, technical assistance, and coaching to educators in multiple settings (small group, large group, one-on-one, and web-based) on assessments, interventions, and instruction;
  3. Helping implement a tiered system of behavior services and supports at the school and district level;
  4. Supporting additional ongoing and future projects for CCE and OBRE, including training and evaluation activities for Project LAUNCH (a program to provide prevention services for children's mental health) and providing supervision to other CCE and OBRE staff members.

General Days/Hours:Generally Monday-Friday. This is expected to be mostly an 8 a.m.-5 p.m., 40 hours per week position. However, this is a professional position and may require additional hours and off-time effort including some nights and weekends. This position may also include some travel.

Other:

  1. This position is grant and contract funded, and is contingent upon continued funding.
  2. This person will work closely with all OBRE and CCE staff, as well as with partners from other organizations, and thus needs strong professional and personal skills.
  3. This person must be able to travel in-state on a regular basis (including overnight), and periodically travel to other states, usually by air (including overnight stays).
  4. This position is subject to a 3-month probationary period.
  5. In your Cover Letter, please tell us how you meet each of the minimum requirements for this position.
  6. The required applicant documents are as follows: (a) Vita/Resume, (b) Cover Letter, (c) List of 3 References with Contact Information, and (d) At least 2 Letters of Recommendation. Letters can be sent to cpinkard@astate.edu.

 

APPLICATIONS RECEIVED BY 2/10/17 WILL RECEIVE FULL CONSIDERATION.

Knowledge/Skills/Ability:

This is a leadership position that requires academic or experiential advanced, specialized knowledge in behavioral programs in schools. That knowledge is described in the Minimum Qualifications section.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master's degree, Ed.S., or Doctorate degree in education, special education, a counseling field, or school psychology or a related field, or extensive experience with and knowledge of behavior programs in elementary, secondary, or special education, experience working with schools. Knowledge of or experience in implementing comprehensive school-wide behavior program/system. The professional and personal skills needed to provide professional development, in-service training, and technical assistance services to regional and district level teams in urban and rural settings.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/znbfx34j6v

 

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Arizona: Special Education Teacher

Phoenix metropolitan area, Arizona

Job Category: Special Education Teacher

Description:

$46,000/school year (180 days). Summers off with year round pay. Special Education Teachers needed in Arizona (Phoenix and surrounding cities). Needs are in the self-contained and resource settings serving students with emotional disabilities (ED), Autism (A), Severe/Profound (S/P), and Intellectual Disabilities (ID). STARS is the largest school contract agency in AZ. STARS is owned and operated by Occupational Therapists. You will be an employee and receive full benefits (see below). With a proven track record, STARS is able to offer you an unbeatable support system and resources. STARS is hiring for the 2017-2018 school year. STARS places Special Education Teachers throughout the Phoenix, Tucson and the surrounding area public schools.

Requirements:

Certification through the AZDOE, in Special Education. Arizona Fingerprint Card through AZDPS. We will help you get the credentials needed and reimburse you for the cost.

Salary:

$46,000/school year, based on 180 days. STARS also offers a fantastic benefit package including: 16 weeks off, 100% Company paid Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance, $1,000/year Continuing Ed Money, Paid DOE Certification Fees, Paid NASET Dues, Spanish Immersion trip, Hawaii Trip for two, 401K, 125 Plan, Direct Deposit, Evaluation tools and treatment supplies, Two company sponsored parties with professional entertainment, Company newsletter, STARS sponsored dinner meetings with national/local speakers, Yearly raises, Referral bonuses, Moving $, Birthday gifts and other appreciation throughout the year, Genuine Appreciation. YOU WILL FEEL LIKE A STAR!!!

 

Contact:

Brian Paulsen, COO #480.221.2573; Please email your resume to Jobs@StudentTherapy.com; Apply Online at StudentTherapy.com, we would love to hear from you!

 

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ESS / SPED: Coord. / Cross-Cat. Resource Teacher

Phoenix, AZ & Irving, TX

Job Category: SPED Admin and Teaching

Description:

ESS COORDINATOR / SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS

Great Hearts Academies is committed to serving the students within our special education population in a manner that reflects and affirms their dignity and rightful participation within the larger student body. Through the use of consultation, resource, inclusion, and co-teaching models in a variety of academic environments, the Special Education team aims to provide support for students while working to ensure as much time as appropriate is spent within the regular classroom.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities Include:

  • Providing direct and consultative services to students with IEPs in the school environment
  • Collaborating with related service providers, assisting general education staff in the implementation of accommodations and modifications
  • Writing and maintaining all IEPs, Prior Written Notices, and MET paperwork while ensuring compliance with state and federal guidelines
  • Planning and facilitating meetings throughout the IEP Team/ARD committee process, as well as ongoing communication and collaboration with parents, staff, and administrative staff regarding student planning and progress.
  • Managing the transition of new enrollees eligible for special education and related services for the 2016 - 2017 school year.

Requirements:

Candidates must hold at least a Bachelor's degree besides a valid state certification in Special Education for K-12 or a valid Cross-Categorical K-12, Mild-Moderate Disabilities. Candidates with ESL certification are preferred

Benefits:

  • Manageable caseload
  • Resource model with flexibility for small instructional groups
  • Strong general and special education administrative support
  • Professional development, career advancement, and leadership opportunities
  • Competitive salaries, with very competitive benefits package
  • Signing and performance bonuses

Contact:

Candidates must apply using our online application, which allows applicants to submit materials (resume, reference letters, etc.) for review by Great Hearts Administrators.

• For positions in Arizona: http://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp04/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=GREATHEARTS&cws=39&rid=551

• For positions in Texas: http://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp04/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=GREATHEARTS&cws=39&rid=552

 

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Special Education Teacher

Kotzebue, Alaska

Job Category: Special Ed. EBD, CI, VI, ECE, El, Sec.

Description:

Provide special education services in small community/ies in northwest Alaska. Work with team, complete required paperwork, follow IEPs, assist with assessments.

Requirements:

  • Masters in Special Education preferred.
  • EBD/Autism or VI endorsement preferred.
  • Child and Special Education focused
  • Supportive of District and Team Staff
  • Lifting 50+ pounds
  • Walking in Extreme Weather.
  • Salary DOE
  • Housing Allowance
  • Travel Assistance to Site
  • PD Specific to IEPs District/State Requirements
  • Mentors
  • IEP assistance and support

Benefits:

  • Salary DOE
  • Housing Allowance
  • Travel Assistance to Site
  • PD Specific to IEPs District/State Requirements
  • Mentors
  • IEP assistance and support

Contact:

Terry Martin,
Director, Human Resources

Cheryl Schweigert,
Director, Special Programs
Email: cschweigert@nwarctic.org
Telephone: 907-442-1815

 

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Head of School for Dallas Academy

Dallas, Texas

Job Category: Administration

Description:

Dallas Academy is seeking an enthusiastic and committed Head of School who is knowledgeable in the full spectrum of special education and who possesses a heart for working with families and their children who have these learning differences. The School has a current enrollment of 194 students from 69 zip codes in the DFW Metroplex. With 50 years of service, Dallas Academy reached a milestone in 2015-2016 by gaining the distinction of being the oldest school in the State of Texas to serve students with learning differences. The next Head of School for Dallas Academy will be asked to embrace the School's mission and direct a vision that takes the School to new heights. Interested candidates should provide a résumé, cover letter highlighting your interest and fit for the position, a statement of educational philosophy, and a list of five (5) references with all contact information, as attachments to karen@educationgroup.com

Requirements:

  • A Master's degree with a degree or certification in special education
  • Knowledge in the full spectrum of special education and experience in working with families whose children have these learning differences
  • Demonstrated success as an inspirational and confident leader who possesses excellent interpersonal skills
  • Sound business acumen with a track record of successful and innovative fundraising
  • A proven track record of attracting and retaining talented faculty and staff
  • Current knowledge in the latest research findings and innovations on advancing students with learning differences
  • Educational administrative experience

 

THE NEXT HEAD OF SCHOOL WILL FIND:

  • A dedicated and supportive Board
  • Bright children who are eager to learn
  • A trained and caring faculty and staff
  • Involved and supportive parents
  • Specialized programs and a wide array of extracurricular activities
  • Competitive salary
  • Health insurance
  • Retirement benefits

Contact:

Karen A. Drawz, Consultant
karen@educationgroup.com
www.educationgroup.com
214-535-7093

 

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Special Education Teacher

Littlestown, Pennsylvania

Job Category: Full Time

Description:

The Hoffman Academy is a special education, private, academic school for students identified with social and emotional disorders. The school is aligned with, and located on the grounds of, Hoffman Homes for Youth- a psychiatric residential treatment facility outside Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The Hoffman Academy educates approximately 100 students. The mission is to offer a learning environment combined with a therapeutic component. Teachers, therapists and direct-care staff work together to assist the children-in-care with achieving their treatment goals.

The Hoffman Academy is accepting applicants for Special Education Teacher positions. The Special Education Teacher is a full-time position with benefits.

The Hoffman Academy is looking for teachers to work in a creative and versatile environment geared toward educating and treating at-risk youth. The goal is to allow teachers the flexibility to deliver curriculum in the most effective manner. Teachers, at the Hoffman Academy, must be able to work as part of a treatment team (i.e. the student, therapist, direct-care staff, parents, etc.) and assist the student in defining and achieving successful outcomes. Teachers are encouraged to use the support of the therapists and direct-care staff. The principles of Sanctuary® and Trauma Informed Care are expected to be applied within the daily routines, interactions and interventions of the school day. Overall, teachers for the Hoffman Academy must exhibit an enthusiasm for educating distressed young people while coaching them toward a safe and productive lifestyle.

Salary: Starting at $45,000

Duties of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop and implement IEPs and NOREPs as well as facilitate meetings with regard to these plans and the student's overall treatment program
  • Plan and teach appropriate and engaging lessons according to the students' ability and need
  • Collect and analyze student data
  • Participate as an active member of each student's treatment team; Assist the team in developing and implementing successful approaches for the student.
  • Maintain records and make reports as required by State Law, the State Board of Education, the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and the School.

Requirements:

Applicants must have Pennsylvania Certification in Special Education (7-12; N-12; and PK-8). Proper clearances, as defined by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, are required.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Benefits:

  • Comprehensive Major Medical Plan with Prescription Plan
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 403(b)
  • Paid Time Off

 

Contact:

Interested applicants may forward a resume to Walter Smith, Director of Education, via Email: wsmith@hoffmanhomes.com, Fax: 717-359-2600, or Mail: 815 Orphanage Rd., Littlestown, PA 17340. http://www.hoffmanhomes.com/menu/About/careers

 

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Special Education Specialist

Multiple Locations

Description:

The primary responsibility of the Special Education Specialist is to provide instruction and other related services to Special Education students. The Special Education Specialist will also facilitate diagnostic assessment including administration, scoring and interpretation. Will review and revise IEP's as needed. Will support instruction in reading, math, and written language for students, tutor individual and small groups of students, administer and score academic testing, write individualized education plans and support other academic programs as needed. The Special Education Specialist will work under the leadership of the Program Specialist and the Director of Special Education. This position will be available to provide direct instruction to students 6 hours a day.

Essential Functions include, but are not limited to the following:*

  • Provide instruction to students with special needs and identified learning disabilities in a special education program.
  • Tutor individual and small groups of students, reinforcing language and reading concepts.
  • Administer and score individual and group tests.
  • Schedule IEP meetings, coordinating schedules with parents, general education teacher(s), administrator, and all appropriate special education staff.
  • Conduct IEP meetings.
  • Communicate and coordinate special needs evaluation and testing with speech teacher, psychologist, and other service providers.
  • Communicate with parents regarding individual student progress and conduct.
  • Maintain progress records and record progress toward IEP goals.
  • Record progress within the independent study program.
  • Perform other duties in support of the Special Education Specialist program.
  • Support other academic programs offered within the independent study program.

Various openings in Burbank region, San Gabriel region, Victor Valley region, Inland Empire region, San Bernardino region, and San Juan region.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Special Education Specialist Certificate or ability to obtain Mild/Moderate Certificate.
  • Ability to teach students of grades K-12.
  • Ability to work with children of all ages.
  • Ability to understand, adopt, and support the independent study program, concepts and their philosophies.
  • Ability to organize and present ideas effectively in oral and written form.
  • Ability to make skillful decisions.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to operate a PC computer, word processor, copier, FAX, and other office machines.
  • BA/BS Degree
  • Valid California Teaching Credential in Special Education (Mild/Moderate)

Education and Experience:

  • BA/BS Degree
  • Valid California Teaching Credential in Special Education (Mild/Moderate)

Contact:

Nehia Hearn
Human Resources Assistant
Direct: 626) 204-2552 Fax: 626) 685-9316
nhearn@ofy.org

 

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