Special Education Specialist (Autism)

Ashburn, VA, US
Sep 01, 2020
Job Title Special Education Specialist (Autism) Location Ashburn, VA, US Organization Name Administration Building Department Description Department of Pupil Services
Brief Description Provides autism program/services oversight, supervision, and support for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and staff supporting students across educational settings.

Detailed Description * Assists in the development, implementation, supervision, and evaluation of autism programs;
* Develops, coordinates, and delivers staff development and training for central office and school-based staff on best practices/strategies for working with students with Autism
* Organizes and supports instructional tools and methods, disseminates, and/or implements instructional programs and materials to school staff for use with students identified with ASD
* Serves as resource for cluster, school, and departmental staffs; collaborates with school staff, central office staff, parent groups and state advisory committees, as requested, in advancing educational and related activities as they pertain to the program for students with ASD
* Supports data collection, analysis, and review functions related to program development, implementation, and evaluation as well as for monitoring progress of both individual students and groups of students with ASD
* Consults with school teams, classroom teachers and support staff and provides ongoing student and staff support
* Provides supervision and coaching to consulting teachers and specialized instructional facilitators supporting autism programs
* Provides support to students, families and schools regarding the transition between educational levels and instructional environments
* Performs other duties as assigned

Job Requirements * Postgraduate Professional License with special education endorsements in two or more disability categories and/or experience with program oversight for students with ASD; Special Education Leadership certificate and/or administrative endorsement required
* Strong knowledge and experience with the development and implementation of Applied Behavior Analysis programs; Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) preferred
* Documentation of significantly progressive and responsible experience related to working with students and programs/services for students with ASD; a minimum of 5 years of successful experience required
* Knowledge of the theory and research-based instructional practices and strategies that provide the basis for special education and related services for individuals with autism
* Knowledge of the range of communication, social and behavioral characteristics, and coexisting conditions associated with autism and the ability to articulate this to parents and school staff
* Knowledge of Federal, State, and local criteria for eligibility and comprehensive evaluation for students with autism, including the impact of cultural and linguistic diversity
* Demonstrated leadership qualities and personal characteristics necessary to work effectively with students, teachers, and parents; ability to develop and deliver professional development programs to school-based staff on autism, including the implementation of a coaching model

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects or tools; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is regularly required to see, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch or bend and may be required to lift up to approximately 25 pounds.

Additional Details Administrative Salary Scale , Level 1

This is an Exempt position.
Reports to: Supervisor, Special Education

The Loudoun County School Board seeks to cultivate a high performing team of professionals focused on its mission and goals. The School Board values merit and excellence within its workforce and encourages the highest levels of professionalism for all its employees.

The School Board also recognizes and values the diversity of the students and broader community it serves and encourages diversity within its workforce.
The Loudoun County School Board is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The School Board does not discriminate against qualified applicants or employees on the basis of actual or perceived race, national origin, ancestry, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, marital status, age, religion, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any basis protected by law.
The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:
Assistant Superintendent for Department of Human Resources and Talent Development
Loudoun County Public Schools
21000 Education Court
Ashburn, VA 20148
Tel: 571-252-1100
How To Apply To submit an application online, please select "Apply Now"
To be considered for the vacancy, please complete ALL sections of the application. A resume will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.
Please be sure to upload the following:
  • Three (3) current professional references (Name, phone number, email address). At least one reference should be a current supervisor or most recent supervisor.
  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest
Interview Date School Year SY_2020 - 2021 School Year 2020-2021 Job Type Administrative Closing Date Contract or Assignment Days/Hours Per Day 248 days / 8 hours Amount of Travel

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