SPECIAL EDUCATION FACILITATOR

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SPECIAL EDUCATION FACILITATOR

Posted date
July 29, 2020
Organization
School level
Location

Atlanta, GA

Employment Type
Full-Time

SUMMARY:

The Special Education Facilitator is a state-certified educator who provides Local Education Agency (LEA) duties and responsibilities in IEP meetings, drafts and holds IEPs and amendments, and may provide daily instruction and support in the virtual academic environment, in both in interim and long term settings. The special education facilitator creates strategies to engage and facilitate student learning, serves as a case manager and point of contact for students and parents, and monitors academic progress to help prioritize student learning objectives.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties. These functions encompass serving as an LEA and classroom duties. The facilitator may serve students through interim instruction for classes.

Initiate, develop, and facilitate IEP and eligibility consideration meetings
Facilitate Academic Review Board (ARB) amendments for special education students, recommending, along with the committee, strategies to improve attendance and engagement.
Collaborate with instructional teachers and coaches to review student academic data
Track and communicate all IEP service changes (e.g. setting, accommodations, eligibility changes, related services, AT needs, etc.)
Collaboratively serve as point of contact regarding academic needs, accommodations, and IEP services for families and teachers
Receive progress reports and information from related services providers
Provide special education documents to parent/guardian and required team members prior to and following meetings
Administer assessments (e.g. performance, informal, or formal) to monitor student progress
Monitor student engagement and attendance data
Input testing accommodations into school database after each IEP meeting; verify accommodations prior to state testing
In collaboration with school scheduling point of contact, verify student class schedules for alignment with IEP services and FTE reporting
Document communication with families via contact logs in Infinite Campus
Maintains lesson plans, artifacts, and materials used to facilitate student instruction
Comply with all written policies and procedures in teacher, district, and school-based handbooks
Establish a virtual classroom environment conducive to learning
Implement all IEP services and accommodations within classroom and testing environments with fidelity
Utilize research-based strategies and differentiation to engage and nurture student learning and student relationships based on individual strengths and needs
Complete all case management and instructional duties as assigned throughout the school year
Maintain special education records compliance, to include timelines, reporting, and open records requests; as outlined by IDEA and the GADOE
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

COMPETENCIES: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies.

Adaptability/Flexibility: Adapts to change, is open to new ideas, takes on new responsibilities, handles pressure, and adjusts plans to meet changing needs.
Integrity/Ethics: Deals with others in a straightforward and honest manner, is accountable for actions, maintains confidentiality, supports company values, and conveys good news and bad.
Teamwork: Meets all team deadlines and responsibilities, listens to others and values opinions, helps team leader to meet goals, welcomes newcomers and promotes a team atmosphere.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Virtual Education Experience
Special Education Teacher Experience
Familiar with Infinite Campus or other online platforms
Experience support adults and children in the use of technology
Knowledge of principles, theories, practices, methods, and techniques used in special education instruction
MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor Degree(s) in Special Education or related field AND
1 year of experience as a special education teacher, OR
Equivalent combination of education and experience
Strong data-collection, differentiation, and specialized instructional strategy skills
Ability to adapt learning plans to meet various needs and learning styles
Ability to create an engaging class culture and to manage the classroom environment
Communicate effectively; both orally and in writing
Strong time-management, organizational, and decision-making skills
Understanding of the GADOE Implementation Manual guidelines for Special Education
Ability to write IEP’s and Special Education Eligibility reports
Ability to learn new technology tools quickly (e.g., database and web-based tools)
Demonstrate prompt and regular attendance
OTHER REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio, etc.); Web proficiency.
Ability to pass required background check
Ability to travel up to 10% of the time within and between assigned geographic areas to support students; attend regularly scheduled meetings and participate in school activities, open houses, outings, and orientations
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES:

Elementary, Middle, and High School Special Education Teacher:

Minimum of SRT4 Certification in General Curriculum Special Education
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
Ability to travel by vehicle to state testing and professional development sites
Minor lifting/carrying of academic materials
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.

Job Types: Full-time, Contract