Student Support Services Compliance Manager

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Student Support Services Compliance Manager

Posted date
October 13, 2021
School level

Washington, DC

Employment Type

A kind, communicative, social justice leader that seeks a role supporting compliance for special education programming. You know from first-hand experience the highest leverage techniques and strategies students from racially, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds need to thrive in college, career, and life. You recognize that the creation of quality programming and successful outcomes for students with disabilities requires more than technical compliance with procedural rules. You believe, however, that legal compliance is the basis on which high-quality programs are built. You have a growth mindset, want to develop the perspective, agency, and urgency to positively impact the world around you and take actions that promote justice and equity in your community.

The Student Support Services Compliance Manager supports the overall efficacy of special education programming by ensuring compliance with state and federal guidelines pertaining to special education. This work is done by coordinating and monitoring evaluation timelines and case manager compliance at the middle and high schools. The Student Support Services Compliance Manager understands the importance of being well-organized and wants to assist in sustaining policies and systems that ensure E.L. Haynes’ overall compliance with special education regulations. In addition, this position will work closely with our Student Support Services staff and school leaders.

This position will report to the Director of Special Education.

Support Compliance:
- Ensure special education staff complies with IDEA and local regulations;
- Maintain accurate special education program records in databases (Infinite Campus, EasyIEP, etc.) and monitors compliance with State, Federal, and LEA guidelines;
- Be responsible for tracking, chairing, and scheduling Individualized Education Plans (IEP), Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP), and eligibility meetings on time for middle school and high school;
- Support and train Case Managers on collecting and analyzing data (assessments, notes, observations, teacher feedback, etc.), as well as using data to write complete present levels and choose appropriate goals and services for the IEP;
- Work closely with School Psychologists and other related service providers to ensure assessments are completed on time;
- Complete the eligibility process in the special education data system by requesting assessments and ensuring all required components are completed;
- Notify Case Managers, Assistant Directors, and the Director of Special Education when IDEA documentation, data reports, or required special education reports are incomplete or untimely;
- Provide technical support and training on the SEDS system to staff (including Case Managers and related service providers);
- Provide technical assistance to staff members to comply with the ADA and Section 504, as well as attend 504 meetings as needed;
- Support nonpublic monitoring;
- Compile and prepare record requests or reports for parents, administration, or outside agencies maintaining confidentiality;
- Manage transportation requests with the Department of Transportation; and
- Full COVID-19 vaccination.

- A bachelor’s degree in education or a related field;
- Special Education certification recommended;
- At least 3 years of relevant work experience in special education OR equivalent combination of education and experience knowledge of OR a Strong understanding of federal and state special education rules, regulations, and practices (Article 7 and IDEA);
- Broad knowledge of the theories, principles, practices, and methodology of special education; and
- Strong understanding of the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) special education policies, procedures, and programs.

- Excellent communication skills and strong analytical and writing capabilities;
- Close attention to detail coupled with the ability to exercise sound judgment;
- A proactive nature; able to anticipate conflicts before they arise;
- The ability to execute meetings, calls, and emails with professionalism, courtesy, and accuracy; and
- Oral and/or written proficiency in Spanish.

We proactively recruit, intentionally develop, and deeply value all members of our diverse and highly talented staff community. Our work environment fosters inclusion and authenticity, supporting all staff to thrive in their roles and maximize their impact on our students.

Our hiring process consists of an online application, asynchronous and panel interviews, and written performance activity. Please see more on our website.

Persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

To help stop the spread of COVID-19, we have reimagined our safety and cleanliness procedures to keep our students, families, and staff as safe as possible. More details can be found on our website.

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