Special Education Coordinator

The Details

Sovereign Community School

Oklahoma City, OK
Posted on:
May 21, 2021
Job Type:
Full Time

Job Description

Reports To: School Administrator

Work Schedule: 190 contract days

Approved By: SCS Board  

Date Approved: 05/13/2021

Applications Due: June 15th by 5 PM

Summary:

The job of Special Education Coordinator is for the purpose of ensuring compliance to established policies, procedures and/or regulations; and addressing other duties and processes required to maintain the districts’ program of services.

Responsibilities include: managing the school’s special education programs and services; developing related goals, objectives and recommending policies; planning, implementing and working with staff in evaluating the special education programs and services; acting as a liaison with other district staff, serving as a resource of information regarding special education programs and services; and ensuring that procedures are appropriate in relation to policies required by state and federal regulatory requirements. Significant time is required for analyzing data, planning activities, monitoring programs/services, responding to others and consulting with program personnel. Create a flexible secondary program and a class environment favorable to learning and personal growth; establishing effective rapport with pupils; motivating pupils to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation for education, in accordance with each pupil’s ability; and establishing good relationships with parents and with other staff members.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

● Chairs child meetings collecting data and administering tests as needed

● Reviews all school IEPs to ensure quality and compliance and ensures accuracy of information on IEPs in EdPlan online

● Coordinates with principal regarding caseloads, schedules, special education transportation needs, and special education state assessment processes

● Oversees special education eligibility and re-evaluation processes work with outside contracted School Psychologist.

● Coordinates all related services for special education placement working with outside contracted Speech Language Pathologist, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapist, and others as needed.

● Develop and modify all Behavioral Intervention Plans (BIP) and Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBA) as needed

● Participates and facilitates Manifestation Determination Review

● Reviews, implements and coordinates all 504 services

● Completes educational assessment as related to eligibility and review processes

● Coordinates and implements all Child Find referral activities

● Fosters parental participation in the special education process

● Addresses behavioral strategies for special education students

● Conducts observations for students and staff

● Assists with staff and paraprofessional evaluations giving input to administrative team

● Ensures procedural safeguards are met

● Ensures all services are provided per each students plan

● Coordinates any out of school placement and services that enrolled students may need

● Ensures transition services are coordinated and assessment are done

● Does Child count process and other State required items in the GMS

● Trains and assists special education teachers and Aides with best practice instructional strategies

● Provides training for staff regarding special education processes and classroom instructional practices

● Provides small group and/or individual instruction for students based on evidence best practices as needed

● Submits records and reports and assignments promptly and effectively

● Maintains and upholds school and state policies and procedures

● Assists in upholding and enforcing school rules and administrative regulations.

● Makes provision for being available to students and parents for education-related purposes within contractual commitments

● Attends and participates in faculty and department meetings

● Attends all staff meetings called by school administration

● Develops, in cooperation with colleagues and administration, a plan for enrichment and/or intervention of instruction for the classroom instruction

● Assists in developing an enriching, engaging classroom environment with a behavior and classroom management plan in such a way to increase the learning opportunities of all students

● Works to establish and maintain open lines of communication with students, parents, and colleagues concerning both the academic and behavioral progress of all students

● Performs related duties as assigned by the school principal

● Teaches classes as needed

● Teaches any combination of reading, language arts, social studies, mathematics, science, art, health, physical education, and music to pupils in a classroom, using the course of study adopted by the Oklahoma State Department of Education, SCS and any other appropriate learning activities.

● Indigenized Curriculum development

● Instruct pupils in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in state law and administrative regulations and procedures of the school district.

● Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each pupil with the identified objectives.

● Translates lesson plans into learning experiences so as to best utilize the available time for instruction.

● Utilizes grading patterns that are fairly administered and based on identified criteria.

● Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom. Treat pupils with respect and dignity.

● Evaluates pupils’ academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records, and prepares progress reports.

● Communicates with parents through conferences and other means to discuss pupil’s progress and interpret the school program.

● Interacts with pupils, staff and parents in a positive and professional manner.

● Identifies pupil needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping pupils solve health, attitude, and learning problems.

● Establish rapport with pupils and provides a pleasant, safe, and orderly climate conducive to learning.

● Actively participate in full implementation of School Improvement plans.

● Maintains professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the district and self-selected professional growth activities.

● Supervise and monitor students during out-of-classroom activities during the assigned working day which may include but not limited to (cafeteria duty, field trips, playground duty, hallway monitor, etc.)

● Performs other duties as assigned.

● To ensure continuity of services

MARGINAL JOB FUNCTIONS

● Professional Development – Be involved in professional enrichment to the extent necessary to keep abreast of development in education and in the field of general education.

● Transportation of Equipment – Lift, move, carry and otherwise transport equipment and materials weighing up to 35 pounds.

● Professional and Confidential – Be professional in dealing with school matters. All matters are to be kept confidential. Reports are made to the appropriate person or group.

● Working with Groups – The Teacher will serve with parents, colleagues, students and administrative groups as requested in advancing educational and related activities and objectives.

● Record-keeping – The Teacher will perform such record-keeping functions as are necessary and appropriate by law, system policy, and/or administrative regulations.

● Public Relations - Demonstrate a professional, positive relationship and good overall customer service with all stakeholders.

● Curriculum Development – The Teacher will aid in curriculum design, planning, and revisions as necessary.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: The Coordinator will supervise all special education teachers and Aides

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: The Coordinator performs duties under the supervision of the School Administrators

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

● Minimum of five years of experience required as a special education teacher in public education

● Bachelor’s in education or a related field required.

● Minimum 2 years experience working within an indigenous population.

● Oklahoma Teaching Certification in Special Education as approved by Oklahoma State Department of Education required. Mild-Moderate Disabilities and/or Severe/Profound/ Multiple Disabilities.

○ AUTISM REQUIREMENTS: Certification in any area and completion of 32 clock hours of Special Education Services approved autism registry training (9801 Autism)

○ ID REQUIREMENTS: Mentally Handicapped; Mild-Moderate Disabilities; Severe-Profound/Multiple Disabilities.

○ ED REQUIREMENTS: Emotionally Disturbed; Mild-Moderate Disabilities; Severe-Profound/Multiple Disabilities.

○ LD REQUIREMENTS: Learning Disabilities; Mild-Moderate Disabilities; Severe-Profound/Multiple Disabilities.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

● The employee will work in an interior, climate-controlled office and classroom environment and in close quarters with staff and students. At times class instruction will take place outside with weather permitting. Noise level will vary from quiet to moderate and occasional hectic activity as expected within a school environment. May occasionally travel to other sites that are not wheelchair accessible.

● The qualifications, physical demands, and work environment described herein are representative of those an employee will encounter and must meet to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities.

Position opened until filled, please refer questions to: kylamolinar@gmail.com.

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and references by June 15th 2021.

The Sovereign Community Schools reserves the right to update, revise or change this position description and related duties at any time. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent(s) of this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and activities required of the position.