Special Education Coordinator

REPORTS TO

Principal

SUPERVISES

Special Services Teachers and Instructional Aides

DESCRIPTION

The Special Education Coordinator, under the supervision of the Principal, is responsible for ensuring the academic success of students in special education by providing leadership that ensures services and supports according to the applicable laws and the mission of Empower Community School.

COMPLIANCE

  • Ensures compliance with Federal and State rules and regulations, including developing, updating, and ensuring compliance with Special Education policies and procedures that comply with laws
  • Maintains special education files that include documentation of collaboration and involvement from students, teachers, parents, outside agencies, and pupil appraisal team members, as needed
  • Develops and maintains a calendar of deadlines, including Federal, State, and school, to ensure that all meetings and reports are completed according to rules and regulations.
  • Coordinates with school itinerant staff to ensure that high quality service delivery occurs in accordance with student IEPs
  • Conducts checks to ensure the implementation of IEPs, behavior support plans, and the delivery of accommodations and modifications in the general education classroom
  • Coordinates accommodations and alternative testing for statewide assessments

COOPERATION

  • Provides appropriate special education services to students based on their individual education plans
  • Observes, coaches, supports, and provides job training and professional development to school-based staff members
  • Collaborates with parents, teachers, and service providers to develop academic and behavioral support plans (IEPs, FBA/BIPs)
  • Collaborates with school-based academic leaders, teachers, parents, and paraprofessionals to ensure that students with disabilities are making progress towards their goals and accessing the general education
    curriculum to the greatest extent possible as determined by the IEP team

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree required, MA or MEd preferred
  • Alabama Teacher Certification in Special Education
  • Minimum of three years of teaching experience
  • Demonstrated success working with students in an urban setting
  • Demonstrated success coaching and leading adults
  • Knowledge of current federal and state guidelines and reporting procedures

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT

Empower Schools of Alabama considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, marital status, veteran or military status, the presence of a medical condition, disability, or any other legally protected status.

NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT

In its efforts to promote nondiscrimination and as required by law, Empower Schools of Alabama does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, disability, age, or any other basis prohibited by law, in providing education services, activities, and programs.

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