Special Services Program Coach
Director of Special Services
CLASS SUMMARY: Under general direction, incumbent(s) provides ongoing support to special and general education instructional personnel delivering services to special education students, including development of curriculum and the modification or adaptation of curriculum to meet students’ needs, demonstration of instructional procedures, strategies and techniques, and the provision of classroom management strategies along with individual behavioral interventions.
Coaches individual teachers/paraprofessionals (regular and special education) who request or require assistance with modification/adaptation of curriculum/instructional strategies, development and implementation of behavioral interventions; and modifications to the classroom environment.
Faciliates the activities of the school's special education support team to ensure that student specific IEPs are developmentally or functionally appropriate consistent with Arizona Learning Standards to include the provision of positive behavioral supports. Provide assistance with the coordination of identification, referral and placement process consistent with district policies and procedures.
Provide ongoing inservice to teachers and building staff on special education policy, procedures, and instructional best practices related to special education.
Prepares and presents professional development activities and events that support school personnel, including District curricula, instruction, assessments, the school improvement process, and related professional developmental plans.
Actively participates in professional development activities that are provided by the district and/or by professional development organizations.
Provide consultation to principals and the director of special services regarding programs and services involving controversial, sensitive and/or complex issues including parental concerns regarding programs and services.
Performs other duties as required.
To be eligible for this position, an applicant must meet the following required qualifications. In addition, verification of these required qualifications is necessary.
It is preferred that applicant possesses the following preferred qualifications; however, the following qualifications are not required to be eligible for this position.
· Documented experience with special education consultation, staff training and program development.
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:
· Understanding curriculum, special education teaching methods and techniques, behavioral interventions, classroom management and professional development;
· Appling and interpreting special education laws rules regulations;
· Recognizing training needs in program areas and to implement professional development programs;
· Displaying a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment towards completing assignments and a commitment to quality services;
· Encouraging and facilitating cooperation, pride, and trust;
· Engaging and encouraging communication skills while interacting with supervisors, staff, students, etc. to exchange information.
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 talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; 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, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Job Contact Information
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 12:00 AM
(Mountain Standard Time)