Education, Experience and Certification Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in education, special education or related field
One or more years of experience in a special education setting, preferably working with students with emotional disabilities is preferred
Knowledge of IDEA and its specific applications to special education
Excellent oral and written communication skills and computer proficiency required
Experience writing IEP content and attending IEP meetings a plus
Training on MD and/or DC IEP systems a plus
Bilingual (Spanish/English) abilities are a plus
KEY JOB FUNCTIONS:
Assist with providing technical and content training to all IEP writing staff on the use of the Maryland and DC IEP systems.
Assist with the development of IEPs including proof reading, editing, and making recommendations for revisions to meet the individual needs of students
Conduct assigned IEP meetings (annual, triennial reviews, placement, manifestation, attendance, senior exit, program review, and transportation)
Notify the appropriate staff of the outcomes of the assigned IEP meetings, any additional follow-up needed (concerns raised, assessments, meetings, etc.), and update the student database and Finance Office of any changes to a student’s IEP services
Assist with organization and compliance of filing all IEP documents and other related student file documents
Provide parents/guardians with required documents following an IEP meeting within specified timelines; file all related documents in a timely manner
Attend appropriate state and/or local meetings/trainings related to IEP development, coordination, compliance, transition planning, and/or state testing administration as required
Maintain positive and professional working relationships with all local school system representatives and demonstrate knowledge of all educational interventions, resources, and special programming, and provide accurate updates of this information to the local school systems’ representatives
Maintain students’ files, related to the IEP and IEP related documents, in inspection-ready condition at all times in order for The Foundation Schools to remain in compliance in all areas according to federal, state and district regulations
Ensure compliance with federal, state and local guidelines when documenting critical incidents including proof reading reports, obtaining signatures, parent/guardian notification, uploading, and filing of documents; provide training to staff regarding the process of completing critical incident reports
Demonstrate knowledge of current special education regulations and guidelines regarding IEPs and compliance
Demonstrate an understanding of how our students’ disabilities impact their behavior and ability to learn; display knowledge of students’ diagnoses and ensure the students’ IEPs reflect those needs
Effectively manage student behavior through the implementation of the behavior management system, school rules, policies, and procedures; model appropriate behavior for the students during the school day
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