Job Description

Pay Grade:                         3590

Position Control:               

Department:                       Special Services Department                         

Accountable To:                 Special Services Director

FLSA Status:                       Exempt

Creation/Revision Date:   March 18, 2019

Summary:

Provides District-wide instructional support to include meeting with campus special services teams and administration to identify effective strategies and practices in working with students with disabilities as well as provide service delivery support for inclusive practices in general and special education classrooms. Serve on Special Services District Leadership team and collaborate with all other District Departments to provide effective special education services.

Essential Functions:

  • Support the Special Services Administrator with scheduling, conducting, and managing Special Services staff development in-service training sessions and release time activities.
  • Assists in the identification, development, and preparation of special education staff development materials to include program objectives, activities, and methods for implementing staff development and in-service programs.
  • Analyzes and compiles student achievement and discipline data utilizing District data systems to identify trends and focus areas for school support.
  • Provide updates and quarterly reports regarding special education subgroup progress.
  • Supervises assigned special services staff.
  • Attends school support team meetings to share data and offer strategies to address areas of need.
  • Offers support to schools identified as Targeted Support Intervention (TSI) schools to address subgroup needs and identification of action steps.
  • Monitors District-wide IEP development and review process to ensure key components and accurate information is clearly included.
  • Utilizes District IEP data system to generate and develop monitoring reports to support schools with IEP case management and meeting of deadlines.
  • Collaborates with Special Services Instructional Specialists on providing training and support to schools with IEP development needs.
  • Develops a comprehensive Special Services IEP audit team to identify District wide IEP trends.
  • Provides feedback to special services teams on IEP development.
  • Report data and trends to Special Services Director.
  • Serves as the liaison between specialists and campus administration and leadership teams. Shares information and updates to district administration, school administration, teachers and staff regarding special education and compliance.
  • Reports updates to Special Services Administrator and Special Services Director.

Required Qualifications:

To be eligible for this position, an applicant must meet the following required qualifications. Verification of these required qualifications is necessary.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Special Education, Education, Child Development, or related field;
  • Three years of teaching experience;
  • Valid teacher certificate.
  • Valid Arizona Department of Transportation driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications:

It is preferred that applicant possesses the following preferred qualifications; however, the following qualifications are not required to be eligible for this position.

  • Master’s degree in Special Education;
  • Three years of teaching experience in a special education classroom;
  • Three years of leadership or supervisory experience.

Knowledge and Skills Required:

To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The qualifications for this job description are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Skills required, but not limited to, for this position include:

  • Knowing current techniques and procedures used in the design and development of curriculum;
  • Understanding Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) framework;
  • Researching and understanding of current literature, trends, and developments in the field;
  • Knowing principles of supervision, organization and administration;
  • Mentoring, coaching, and training administrators and teachers;
  • Maintaining high standards and expectations;
  • Maintaining positive relationships;
  • Interpreting various data and determining next steps;
  • Applying policies, procedures, rules and regulations established for the District;
  • Handling confidentiality regarding sensitive issues;
  • Analyzing data and compiling and presenting materials;
  • Making recommendations to multiple audiences based on research and data;
  • Working with the general public, administrators, directors and community agencies;
  • Making independent decisions;
  • Managing budget, personnel and resources;
  • Interpreting laws and regulations governing special needs education;
  • Coordinating instruction and curriculum for special needs students;
  • Applying and implementing policies and procedures for special services and programs;
  • Preparing budgets and staffing projections;
  • Resolving conflicts;
  • Preparing technical reports;
  • Supervising support staff;
  • Using computers and software applications;
  • Engaging and encouraging interpersonal communication skills while interacting with supervisors, staff, students, etc. to exchange information.

Physical Requirements:

The physical requirements 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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Working Conditions:

The working environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.



Primary Location: Special Services

Shift Type: Full-Time

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Applications will be accepted beginning
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 12:00 AM
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