504 School Level Coordinator

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504 School Level Coordinator

Posted date
September 10, 2020
Organization
Location

College Park, GA

Flexible Location
Employment Type
Full-Time

Section 504 School Level Coordinator Position
SUMMARY: The Section 504 School Level Coordinator is a highly qualified, state certified educator responsible for ensuring students with disabilities, identified by Section 504, are receiving specific and individualized course content based on their 504 plan, in an online environment. Coordinators provide support and guidance to school-level staff and help manage the learning process by focusing on students’ individual needs. Coordinators monitor student progress through various platforms, and they actively work closely with teachers, students and parents/Learning Coaches to advance each student’s learning toward established goals based on their 504 plan. Coordinators typically work from home but must travel occasionally throughout the year to various school functions, for state testing and as may be otherwise required by the school.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
Instructional
● Facilitates school-level 504 plan renewal meetings and plan transfer meetings;
● Facilitates school-level 504 meetings for general education students approved for Hospital Homebound (HHB) Services;
● Conducts Manifestation Determination Review (MDR) meetings for school-level 504 students who are on Academic Review Board (ARB); collects data to determine if behavior is a manifestation of student disability;
● Facilitates the collection and maintenance of student medical documentation; uploads documentation in all platforms.
● Responds to flags in Infinite Campus and online platforms;
● Communicates with parents/Learning Coaches, and teachers regarding all 504 inquiries;
● Monitors all supports for school-level Hospital Homebound (HHB) students;
● Conducts classroom visits to monitor implementation of 504 plan accommodations for students;
● Facilitates school-based teacher training and answers questions when necessary;
● Works with the special education team to facilitate eligibility for special education;
● Attends monthly and weekly district, school and department meetings;
Georgia Cyber Academy Instructional Support Services Department
Instructional Support Services Department
Dr. Ahoba Arthur; District Director
● Provides communication and updates regarding 504 to teachers via school newsletter and/or email blasts;
● Prepares data and attend monthly Data meetings and update information;
● Meets with school-level leads, administration, collaborating teachers, students and parents/Learning Coaches to discuss student progress and instructional supports through examination of 504 plan
Relationship Building
● Establishes and maintains positive rapport with families and regularly communicates with students and learning coaches/parents on an ongoing regular basis regarding student academic progress;
● Supports students and learning coaches with the set-up and maintenance of their learning environment including basic computer troubleshooting;
● Understands how both diverse and unique characteristics of students and their families impact required support;
● Works collaboratively with other teachers to ensure that all students are successfully progressing through the program, that parents have a central point of contact, and that tasks are distributed among the stakeholders;
● Responds to students, parents and colleagues in timely manner
Other Essential Functions
● Organizes social and educational activities for students and families, including sponsorship of virtual clubs, outings, marketing events or other extracurricular activities as required;
● Travels to testing sites to proctor state exams.
Supervisory Responsibilities:
● This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities
Georgia Cyber Academy Instructional Support Services Department
Instructional Support Services Department
Dr. Ahoba Arthur; District Director OTHER DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities and/or duties required; other duties may be assigned.
● Builds community;
● Helps staff with any enrollment or retention efforts as directed;
● Participates in committees as required.
● Attends regular staff meetings and monthly Instructional Support Services team meeting
MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
● Bachelor's degree AND
● Three (3) years of student teaching experience AND
● Meet requirements for Highly Qualified Teacher (HQT) in subject area under No Child Left Behind (NCLB
Certificates and Licenses:
● Appropriate state teaching certificate
OTHER REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
● Pedagogical knowledge of content being taught and ability to apply critical thinking
● Knowledge of state content standards
● Ability to embrace change/ adapt to ensure excellent student outcomes
● Ability to problem solve independently and have a high level of organization
● Understanding of interdependency of deadlines on multiple projects and able to act to preserve integrity on other people's deadlines
● Ability to work independently typically 40+ hours per week
● Ability to maintain a professional home office without distraction during work day, typically 9-5 (or 8-4) or as defined by the school
● Ability to travel as required (on average once per month and/or approximately 10% of the time) for face to face professional development, student testing, and as required by school
● Access to reliable high speed internet
● Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Word; PowerPoint;
● Ability to rapidly learn and adapt to new technologies and teaching platforms
● Ability to maintain teacher certification/professional development hours
● Ability to pass required background check
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Georgia Cyber Academy Instructional Support Services Department
Instructional Support Services Department
Dr. Ahoba Arthur; District Director
● Experience supporting adults and children in the use of technology
● Experience working in a virtual environment
● Experience teaching in an online (virtual) and/or in a brick and mortar environment
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
● This is a home-based position.
The above job is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor. All employment is “at-will” as governed by the law of the state where the employee works. It is further understood that the “at-will” nature of employment is one aspect of employment that cannot be changed except in writing and signed by an authorized officer.