SPECIAL EDUCATION SPECIALIST/ OUT OF DISTRICT COORDINATOR

Location
New Bedford, MA, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Apr 08, 2021
Ref
3488296
Job Details
Job ID: 3488296
Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: April 7, 2021
Starting Date: July 1, 2021

Job Description
Job Goal:
The Out of District Coordinator is responsible for the provision of services being provided to New Bedford students being educated outside of the local School District. This position also requires ongoing contact with receiving schools and programs as well as parent contact and collaboration with District-based staff for re-entry.

Performance and Responsibilities:

•Contact/send out referral packets to potential placements
•Coordinate visits and meet parents/student/staff for intakes
•Contact placements, outside agencies, and parent/guardian to schedule IEP Teams
•Set up student transportation
•Visit and monitor student and schools on a periodic basis
•Generate all IEP paperwork as required by regulation
•Chair/Co-Chair IEP Teams
•Review and edit final IEP's and transition plans, send all plans to student/ parent/ SESP for signatures
•Assemble completed /signed IEP documents to Central File for processing
•Assemble/mail out documents for 688 referrals
•Contact and arrange for outside vendors ( i.e. ASL interpreters, Psychologists, Related Service providers to evaluate students.)
when needed
•Meet with/ consult with district legal counsel
•Collect/track attendance, progress reports and grades
•Submit transcript packages to NBHS for credit checks
•In late spring arrange transportation for extended school year students
•Organize daily schedule to meet caseload requirements and uses indirect time appropriately
•Responsible for maintaining licensure and meeting professional development requirements for licensure
•Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director of Special Education and Student Services

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1
Equal Opportunity Employer
New Bedford Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Job Requirements
Qualifications: 1. Minimum of Bachelor's Degree in Special Education, Social Work, Guidance/School Adjustment Counselor or related subject. 2. Certification as a Special Education teacher, Social Worker, Guidance/School Adjustment Counselor, or related. 3. Knowledge of federal and state regulations governing the provision of special education and the special education process. TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: This is a school year, Non-Union position. Work days: 195 Salary based on experience. The New Bedford Public Schools do not discriminate on account of age, race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, genetics, or disability that does not prohibit performance of essential job functions in employment for potential employees. New Bedford Public Schools encourages people with multilingual skills, particularly in Cape Verdean Creole, Portuguese and/or Spanish, to apply. Every available opportunity will be taken in order to assure that each applicant is selected on the basis of qualifications, merit and ability.
  • Bachelor degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required


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    Contact Information
    Sandi Ford
    455 County Street
    New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740
    Phone: (508) 997-4511
    Email: sford@newbedfordschools.org

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