Mar 13, 2021

Special Education Teacher/ Case Manager

  • TrulyHired
  • North Hero, VT 05474, USA
Full-time School Support

Job Description

We at the Grand Isle Supervisory Union are seeking innovative and creative educators to join in the transformation of our schools. Successful candidates understand that collaboration, effective communication, meaningful relationships, and community connections are a must within a student-focused system. Applicants must be motivated individuals with a keen interest in inspiring and empowering students to excel and love learning. We are looking for candidates who:
Embrace personalized, competency-based education.
Engage in innovative, creative thinking.
Collaborate within a relationship-oriented culture.
Take responsible risks.
Are proactive in communication with family and the community.
Are eager to grow as a professional
Embrace and contribute to transformative change.
Give and accept relevant and timely feedback.
Understand instructional design.
Have a sense of humor.

The Special Education Teacher/ Case Manager will be responsible for case management for assigned special education students. They will provide specialized instruction which is not otherwise available in their assigned school. The Special Education Teacher/Case Manager will comply with all state and federal regulations regarding Comprehensive Evaluations and Individual Education Plans. The Special Education Teacher/Case Manager will work closely with the Director of Student Support Services and building principal.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
•Maintain accurate and current special education records for each student.
•Proficient in using special education data management program (currently DocuSped).
•Regularly maintain district correspondence and e-mail.
•Have the ability and knowledge to perform the key roles of the special educator within the educational support system.
•Knowledge of current Vermont State and Federal laws, regulations, and procedures governing the referral; identification/evaluation; eligibility determination; IEP development, implementation, and monitoring placement of students with disabilities.
•Knowledge of and ability to implement models and skills for effective special education consultation and collaboration.
•Possess strong organization/planning skills and demonstrates the ability to prioritize case load.
•Ability to develop Individual Education Plans (IEPs) that incorporate a variety of data and multiple perspectives on the strengths and needs of the student that define authentic, observable, measurable, and sequenced short- and long-term goals and objectives.
•Ability to develop and complete Comprehensive Evaluations and Eligibility processes including interpret evaluation results to evaluation planning team.
•Complete all Special Education and Medicaid paperwork and submit it to the Central Office in a timely manner (within 1 month).
•Knowledge of the characteristics of the disabilities stipulated in the state laws and impacts of these disabilities on educational performance.
•Knowledge of and ability to develop and implement specialized curricula, interventions, and accommodations for students with disabilities.
•Develop and implement positive behavior intervention strategies.
•Document that the regular education teachers have reviewed and understand the essential components of the IEP or Section 504 Plan.
•Ability to support classroom teachers in accommodating students with special needs.
•Understands the educational support system of each of their schools and can utilize this system to benefit special needs students.
•Maintain special education records and confidentiality requirements in accordance with FERPA.
•Attend all Student Support Services and district wide meeting.
•Facilitate and prepare for IEP and Evaluation Planning meetings with accurate documentation of team decisions.
•Other duties may be assigned.

Communicate:
•Ability to write in a clear, concise manner.
•Ability to interact courteously, efficiently, and effectively with a variety of individuals and stakeholders including administrators, parents, students, teachers, instructional support staff, service providers, community members, etc.
•Work cooperatively and effectively with peers, related service providers, supervisors, parents, and State Agencies.

Create:
•Accurate and complete student records, reports, and paperwork as required by District, state, and federal mandates.
•Safe, secure, student-centered learning environments.
•Clear communication of expectations for academic and behavior achievement.
•Developmentally appropriate lesson materials to support student success.
•Collegial relationships with students, parents, colleagues, and administrators, acting with integrity, fairness, and in an ethical manner.
•Written, quarterly (or as appropriate by IEP but not less than as often as regular notification of student academic performance) progress reports on all assigned students and distribute to appropriate team members.

Collaborate/Facilitate:
•Implementation of IEPs with regular education instructors.
•Regularly with evaluators, service providers, classroom teachers, parents, administration, and Local Educational Agents to create appropriate IEPs.
•With parents regarding student progress at regular intervals.
•Rapport with students and colleagues.
•With behavioral supports to develop effective intervention plans.
•Meetings as appropriate to meet Individuals with Disabilities Education Act requirements and support student achievement.
•Consistent feedback to students.
•Report incidents promptly to maintain student, staff, and school safety to adhere to District, state, and federal mandates.
•In staff meetings, District professional development, and Professional Learning Communities as appropriate.

Manage:
•Complete paperwork and reports within mandated timelines.
•Data for progress monitoring, using a variety of resources and data tools.
•Student behavioral needs to maintain safe, productive learning environments.
•Safe work/educational spaces integrate training provided by GISU in appropriate de-escalation techniques.
•Prompt responses to inquiries from all sources.
•Participate in and implement professional development as mandated by GISU and state licensure to maintain state certification.
•District policies and procedures, applicable state, and federal laws to ensure compliance and professionalism.
•Daily assignments for instructional support staff.
•Consistent feedback and direction/guidance to assigned instructional support staff.
•Perform other related duties as assigned by the Director of Student Services and/or Building Principal.

Physical demands include: some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and significant fine finger dexterity. Combination of sitting, walking, and standing.

This position is subject to a high volume of work requiring strict adherence to deadlines and workload goals which may be stressful.

EVALUATION;
Performance evaluated by the Director of Student Support Services in accordance with responsibilities outlined above, leadership characteristics and skill in meeting predetermined objectives.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
Job Category: Special Education > General Special Education
Location Description
Grand Isle Supervisory Union is a district with five schools in the Islands in Lake Champlain, . Alburg Elementary is K-8, North Hero Elementary is K-6, Isle LaMotte Elementary is K-6, Folsom School is K-8, and Grand Isle Elementary is K-8. We do not have a high school in our district. Students have a choice of high schools with three supplying a bus at this time. Learn more about us...
Equal Opportunity Employer
Grand Isle Supervisory Union is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.
Job Requirements
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Bachelor degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
Application Questions
There are no application questions required for this job posting.
Contact Information
  • Michele Weaver, Director of Student Support Services
  • P.O. Box 54
  • Grand Isle , Vermont 05458
  • Phone: 802-372-6921
  • Fax: 802-372-4898
  • Email: click here

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