Trinity Basin Preparatory - Special Programs Coordinator: 504 and RtI

Job Details

Region: 10
School District/Employer: Trinity Basin Preparatory
District Category/Employer: Charter/Private
Position: Coordinator
Assignment Level: Area
  • Special Education
Job Title: Special Programs Coordinator: 504 and RtI
School: Trinity Basin Preparatory
Campus Description: PK3 through 8th grade Charter District with multiple campuses in Dallas and Fort Worth.
Date Posted: 10/11/2017
Deadline: Until Filled
Openings: 1
Commitment: Part Time
Description/Notes: The Special Programs Coordinator: 504 and RtI, working closely under the supervision of the Chief Academic Officer, ensures ongoing development, coordination, and implementation of the district’s instructional support services in the areas of 504, Dyslexia, and the Student Success Team.

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

District Dyslexia/504 Coordinator:
• Responsible for the assessment and identification of students with dyslexia as well as the implementation of dyslexia related services to all qualified students.
• Provides referrals to parents/guardians of students who have been identified as potentially demonstrating characteristics associated with dyslexia.
• Works collaboratively with the RTI reading teachers and campus administrators to ensure appropriate data is collected for all dyslexia referrals.
• Serves as the head of the Dyslexia Committee and attends all scheduled meetings.
• Administers and interprets dyslexia assessments.
• Trains RTI reading teachers on how to administer and interpret dyslexia assessments.
• Works collaboratively with RTI reading teachers to determine the appropriate dyslexia instructional program for each identified student.
• Provides district-wide dyslexia training on an annual basis.
• Coordinates development and distribution of parent information and training about dyslexia.
• Assists the campus in updating all dyslexia files on an annual basis.
• Communicates with parents and teachers regarding changes in accommodation for students with dyslexia.
• Collaborates with teachers, the instructional team, and campus administrators to determine appropriate classroom and assessment accommodations for students with dyslexia.
• Collaborates with teachers, the instructional team, campus administrators, and district testing coordinator in order to ensure appropriate accommodations are in place for state testing.
• Updates and maintains the district’s Dyslexia Program Standard Operating Procedures and District Dyslexia Forms to ensure district, state, and federal compliance.
• Analyzes current dyslexia programs and resources and makes recommendations regarding changes.
• Responsible for the identification of students qualified to receive Section 504 Services.
• Works collaboratively with campus level 504 coordinators and administrators to ensure that students are properly identified for 504 services.
• Works collaboratively with the RTI reading teachers and/or counselors to ensure appropriate data is collected for all Section 504 referrals.
• Coordinates the administration and interpretation of all Section 504 related assessments and data.
• Works collaboratively with teachers and campus administrators to determine the appropriate Section 504 Service Plan for each identified student.
• Provides district-wide Section 504 training on an annual basis.
• Coordinates development and distribution of parent information and training regarding Section 504 services.
• Collaborates with teachers, the instructional team and campus administrators to determine appropriate classroom and assessment accommodations for students receiving Section 504 Services.
• Updates and maintains the district’s Section 504 Standard Operating Procedures and District Section 504 Forms to ensure district, state, and federal compliance.

District RtI Coordinator:
• Attends Student Support Team meetings on all campuses as needed.
• Collaborates with campus administrators to develop and implement an effective Response to Intervention process.
• Works closely with RtI personnel to gather, interpret and disseminate data from sources such as TPRI, guided reading benchmarks, district common assessments and running records.
• Collaborates with Special Programs Coordinators and CAO in order to determine potential appropriate referrals for special programs’ services.
• Works with teachers and instructional team to ensure classroom instructional activities are data-driven.
• Assists instructional team with providing training for guided reading and universal benchmarking.

Other Duties:
• Works collaboratively with other staff to ensure General Education Homebound programs are implemented in an efficient and timely manner.
• Facilitates all General Education Homebound meetings.
• Collaborates with the District Homeless Liaison to ensure appropriate instructional support for homeless students.
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below 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 communication 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.
• Working knowledge of Section 504 procedures.
• Working knowledge of the Dyslexia assessment and identification process.
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 directly through our website at www.trinitybasin.net and click on the careers tab. Here you will be able to upload all necessary documents to complete your application.

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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