Trinity Basin Preparatory - Special Education Coordinator

Job Details

Region: 10
School District/Employer: Trinity Basin Preparatory
District Category/Employer: Charter/Private
Position: Coordinator
Assignment Level: Level
  • Early Childhood
  • Elementary
  • Middle School
Area
  • Special Education
Job Title: Special Education Coordinator
School: Trinity Basin Preparatory
Campus Description: PK3 though 8th grade Charter District with multiple campuses in Dallas and Fort Worth.
Date Posted: 10/11/2017
Deadline: Until Filled
Openings: 1
Commitment: Full Time
Description/Notes: The Special Education Coordinator is actively involved at the campus level in order to provide support in the design and delivery of effective, appropriate services to students who qualify for Special Education.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to the following. Other duties may be assigned by the CAO.

• Serves as district's designee on transition and employment services for students enrolled in special education; provides information and resources about effective transition planning and services to ensure that school staff communicate and collaborate with students enrolled in special education and their parents, as well as appropriate agencies and services.
• Streamlining the testing process for students by coordinating appropriate testing, evaluation, and identification of students who qualify for special education services and students who require re-evaluation.
• Assisting the special education teachers with the scheduling and conducting of ARD meetings as needed.
• Communicating with outside therapy companies as needed to coordinate necessary services, including but not limited to speech, occupational and physical therapy.
• Assisting special education teachers in developing and communicating individual education plans for all special education students.
• Collaborating with both district internal and external compliance offices to maintain compliance with all federal, state and local standards.
• Maintaining current, confidential, accurate, and compliant student records including becoming intimately familiar with student records and actively monitoring progress and deadlines in order to ensure compliance with district, state and federal guidelines.
• Acting as a liaison with the classroom teacher(s) for the purpose of ensuring the implementation of the established IEP of an assigned student.
• Collaborating with the CAO to develop, coordinate, and review district special education services; makes recommendations and adjustments in services as appropriate.
• Coordinating frequent and open collaboration among special education, RTI, ESL and general education teachers.
• Assists the CAO and the district in maintaining and communicating current knowledge of federal, state and local requirements relevant to special education programs.
• Providing thorough and timely reports, data, and information as requested.


• Collaborating with the CAO and Instructional Coaches to provide relevant, research-based training to all special education and general education teachers regarding IEPs, inclusion services and other appropriate instructional strategies for students with disabilities.
• Collaborating with the CAO to develop coherent, appropriate curricula and modifications for all special education students.
• Assisting special education teachers in monitoring students’ progress toward IEP/academic goals, and maintaining timely communication of that progress among students, parents, teachers, and administrators.
• Collaborating with district assessment personnel to implement appropriate testing accommodations and/or modifications for all federal, state and local assessments.
• Performs any and all other duties as assigned by the CAO.
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of constituents or employees of organization.

Ability and/or willingness to learn to use and understand Microsoft Office for spreadsheets, letters and other written communications in order to effectively communicate information with employees, administration and the Board.

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to grasp, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and /or move up to 25 pounds.

• Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university.
• Valid Texas Teaching Certification required.
• Special Education Certification (preferred).
• Educational Diagnostician Certification (preferred).
• Reliable means of transportation
Salary Range: $54,000+ commensurate with experience.
Benefits: All standard district benefits
How To Apply: Email resume and cover letter to Therese Dean at tdean@trinitybasin.net. Please reference TASA posting in the email. You can also apply through our district website at www.trinitybasin.net and go to the careers page to apply.

Contact Person:

Name: Therese Dean
Email: tdean@dallascharter.org
Address: 400 S. Zang Blvd., Suite 700
City: Dallas
State: TX
Zip: 75208
Phone: (214) 946-9100
Fax:

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