Job Description

Openings as of 9/18/2018
Special Education

  • 2018-2019 Special Education Teacher Program Specialist (187 days) JobID: 2204
  • Position Type:
    Special Education/SPED Tchr - Adult Trans., Life, STARS, STACC, STRIDES Res/Inclusion, VAC

  • Date Posted:
    5/16/2018

  • Location:
    Various Campuses

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    Job Title: Program Specialist Special Education Wage/Hour Status: Exempt

    Department/School: Special Education Pay Grade: Teacher Salary Schedule
    Function: Learning

    Reports to: Executive Director of Special Education HR Date Approved: May 2017


    SUMMARY:
    Provides technical assistance and support in the area of Special Education programming. Promotes quality and compliance of programs and services to improve student achievement.


    BASIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    The essential functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the characteristic duties and responsibilities noted herein, however, this list represents examples only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions found in this job description.

    • Model core organizational beliefs and values; communicate openly and effectively within and across teams to maximize student success.
    • Assist the Special Education teachers, support staff, campus personnel, and Special Education service providers.
    • Develop and implement lesson plans that fulfill the requirements of district’s curriculum program for Special Education students and show written evidence of preparation as required; present subject matter according to guidelines established by Texas Education Agency, board policies, and administrative regulations.
    • Assist with staff development of programs and innovation of special methods and approaches specific to meeting student needs in the special education settings.
    • Assist with program development for any of the state/federal identified disability categories.
    • Collaborate with principals and other campus administrators who oversee the provision of special education services at their schools.
    • Serve as liaison with professionals, the community, parents and agencies regarding special education laws, procedures, policies, programs and placement.
    • Assist the Executive Director in monitoring local plan implementation, legal compliance and data collection.
    • Establish and maintain professional communication with parents, students, and district personnel; ensure that all interactions are supportive, courteous, and respectful.
    • Attend and participate in faculty meetings and serve on staff committees as required.
    • Pursue professional development activities that align with district goals and initiatives and current professional research.
    • Comply with policies established by federal and state law, State Board of Education rule, and local board policy in the areas of assessment, placement, and planning for Special Education services.
    • Comply with all district and local campus routines and regulations, and verbal and written directives.
    • Comply with the Professional Code of Ethics and Standard Practices for Texas Educators.
    • Perform other related duties as assigned.

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • None

    SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:
    • Experience serving students with disabilities
    • Knowledgeable in Special Education laws and requirements
    • Skill in interpreting and communicating federal law, state law and local school board policies
    • Skill in implementing communication and collaboration between and among various areas of an organization
    • Skill in mediation and facilitation of group and/or individual problem resolution
    • Strong communication, public relations, and interpersonal skills

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    Education/Certification:
    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Master’s degree ( preferred)
    • Valid Texas special education teacher certificate or appropriate Related Service licensure
    Experience:
    • Three (3) years successful Special Education teaching or related services field experience.

    MENTAL/PHYSICAL/ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS:
    • Maintain emotional control under stress
    • Frequent district-wide travel to multiple work locations as assigned
    • Moderate lifting and carrying required in working with Special Education students





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