Aug 07, 2019

Special Education Coordinator

  • KIPP SoCal Public Schools
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
Full-time Education School Leadership School Support

Job Description

About Us

KIPP SoCal Public Schools (KIPP SoCal) is a nonprofit organization that operates tuition-free, open-enrollment, public charter schools focused on preparing students in systemically under-resourced communities in Southern California for choice filled lives. In July 2019, KIPP LA Public Schools and KIPP San Diego Public Schools united to become KIPP SoCal Public Schools to better meet the needs of our students. We currently operate 19 schools, educate approximately 8,200 students and support an additional 4,300 alumni who are attending high school and college.

The Opportunity

  • Oversee and manage the special education program at their site, serving as the SPED Administrator on-site
  • Case-manage all IEPs at assigned sites and be responsible for all IEP development, including IEP meeting coordination and facilitation.
  • Develop related goals and objectives and recommend policies, planning, and implementation by working with school staff to meet the needs of students with special needs.
  • Serve as a resource for information regarding special education services, programs and policies and ensure that procedures are appropriate in relation to policies required by region, district, state and federal regulatory requirements.
  • Analyze data, plan activities, monitor programs/services, respond to others and consult with teachers, administrators and KIPP regional staff.
  • Address other duties and processes required to maintain the region’s program of services and compliance for assigned school
  • Support general education teachers and administrators in implementation of appropriate strategies to meet the needs of students with IEPs
  • Support implementation of accommodations and modifications for students with IEPs in the general education classroom and during Special Education service time
  • Analyze assessment results to drive instruction and IEP development
  • Develop and assist with appropriate behavior management techniques for students with special needs
  • Coordinate progress report completion in accordance with district guidelines
  • With guidance from the school leader, helps lead the planning and goal setting for the department that they coach and ensures alignment with school-wide goals
  • Provides input into school-based strategic planning, and identifies what the school’s strategic plan means for their own leadership and people that he/she coaches and manages
  • Supports teachers in understanding process and roles in student support and intervention and develops systems and structures to ensure that limited time is spent on reactive student discipline
  • Acts as the first point of contact for student intervention and parent engagement and for any issues that rise to the Leadership Team
  • Supports a culture where excellence is paramount by holding self and others accountable for achieving it
  • Collaborate with School Leader on hiring diverse, highly-effective teachers and school staff
  • Train Resource Specialist Program teachers and Special Education Assistants, as assigned


The Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution of higher learning required
  • Possession of a valid preliminary or clear Education Specialist (Mild/Moderate) credential with EL Authorization required
  • 2 years of successful and demonstrated case management skills required
  • 3-5 years of successful, lead-teaching experience in Special Education required
  • Leadership and coaching experience preferred (e.g. providing instructional coaching and directly managing and evaluating adults)
  • Knowledge of LAUSD special education policy, computer-based IEP programs (Welligent) preferred

The Perks

  • Very competitive compensation package inclusive of a generous benefits package
  • 100% of healthcare premium costs covered by employer, dependents added at 50% of cost
  • Employer paid KIPP SoCal life insurance
  • 401(k) plan with up to 6% match by KIPP SoCal
  • Voluntary Benefits (Supplemental Life, Accident, Short Term Disability, Pet Insurance, etc.)
  • Generous time off program includes 22 holidays and sick leave
  • Other great benefits (Flexible spending account, EAP, tuition reimbursement for dependents, etc.)

**Note: If selected to move on in the process, you will be asked to complete a performance task that will be due 48 hours before your on-site interview. The task should take 45-60 minutes to complete.

KIPP SoCal Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation/gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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