Anticipated Vacancies 19-20 Exceptional Student Specialist

Lancaster, PA, US
Per SDoL/LEA Agreement / Per Year
May 25, 2019

PA certification in Special Education

Master's degree or additional training in special education or gifted education preferred

Three to five years of teaching experience

Knowledge of gifted education services or a willingness to learn

Knowledge of federal and state regulations for special education and gifted education

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Effective communication and collaboration with students, parents, staff, and representative of community agencies

Ability to develop student centered working relationships with teachers

Has ability to develop community and educational resource partnerships to foster student achievement

Effective management and coordination of multiple tasks

Skill with a variety of computer software

Able to advocate and program appropriate interventions for students with needs

Demonstrated excellence in teaching (Planning and Preparation, Classroom Environment, Instructional Delivery, Professionalism)

Commitment to maintain confidentiality

Experience with diverse population preferred

Willingness to work a flexible, extended daily schedule with some compensated and uncompensated after-school hours to provide training and support for teachers

Team leadership experience preferred

Professional development experience preferred

REPORTS TO: Building Principal and Coordinator of Student Services


JOB GOAL: To ensure district complies with Federal and State compliance regulations for both special education services and gifted services

To support the district's efforts to ensure FAPE to all students who receive special education services and gifted support services


Facilitate compliance with all applicable regulations for each assigned building.

Review documents to ensure quality and compliance.

Support case managers to create appropriate individual education plans

Serve as the case manager for students receiving gifted services in assigned site(s) which includes development of the GIEPS.

Work as a team member with other building professional leaders to improve instructional practices

Attend/lead meetings as determined by the Coordinator.

Provide training and consultation to staff.

Facilitate service delivery for students as directed by the Coordinator.

Serve as the Local Education Agency Representative as designated by the Coordinator.

Support the collaboration of special and general education staff.

Serve as a liaison between assigned schools and administration.

Recommend needed changes based on data.

Advise the Coordinator of potentially difficult/litigious issues and concerns.

Pursue professional growth opportunities.


Assist during emergencies that may include lifting and carrying students, pushing wheelchairs, or other activities as directed by the administrator in charge.

Perform other duties as assigned.


Teacher contract year with up to 10 additional days paid at the per diem rate; salary to be established by the Board.

EVALUATION: Evaluation will be determined according to the District's Professional Evaluation Plan – Observation/Supervision/Evaluation Plan


Physical Demands:

Able to stand, walk, and sit for extended period of time, if necessary

Light lifting up to 50 pounds

Sensory Abilities:

Normal/corrected vision

Visual acuity needed to read documents and computer screen

Normal/corrected hearing

Speak clearly and distinctly


Ability to work as a member of a team

Must be courteous and able to deal effectively with people

Must be cooperative, congenial, and service oriented

Mental Demands:

Ability to interpret detailed written and verbal communications

Ability to function in fast-paced and high-pressure work setting

Solve problems

Organize and set priorities

De-escalate situations


School setting

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