Career Opportunity

IDEA Special Education Programmatic Monitoring (Principal Consultant #241, #476, #557, #559, #1112, #1113, #1187)
241, 476, 557, 559, 1112, 1113 & 1187
Springfield Office
IFSOE
Special Education Services
Lane 4– Minimum Salary $3,946
Open Until Filled
This position is responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of programs and procedural systems which impact on the services to students who have or are suspected of having a disability; monitors programs; participates in the review and recommendations for approval of contracts, grants or projects; acts as a communication link between various public entities; provides programmatic consultation and assists in the division’s overall activities related to the support and improvements of educational programs.  This position reports to the Division Administrator.
  • Serves as a focused monitoring team leader and team member on focused monitoring reviews to local education agencies to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations, including analysis of data, onsite reviews, analysis of findings, preparation of reports with corrective action plans, and oversight of follow-up activities. 
  • Assists in the accomplishment of the division’s regulatory functions of general supervision, including conducting and providing technical assistance to educators, administrators, parent organizations, other agencies and the community on division initiatives, projects and requirements. 
  • Serves as the agency representative on and provides technical assistance regarding collection and reporting of data such as statewide assessments, child find and evaluation, educational environment, educational and LRE placement environment, and focused monitoring, including the development and implementation of activities associated with these indicators of the State Performance Plan.
  • Participates in the development and ongoing review/revision of publications, documents and other materials that are required to carry out the division’s activities. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned, including participating in professional development activities to improve knowledge and skills.
  • Master’s Degree in Special Education, Education, Educational Administration, or Pupil Personnel Services (School Counselor, School Psychologist, School Social Worker) or a Bachelor’s Degree in one of these areas plus two years of relevant professional experience.  (COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION)
  • Two years of experience (in addition to education requirements) providing education, special education, or pupil personnel services to students with disabilities in elementary and/or secondary schools within the last five years. 
  • Working knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations regarding students with disabilities.
  • Ability to communicate clearly verbally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of current issues and best practices in the field of special education.
  • Knowledge of methods, practices and procedures for serving students with disabilities in the least restrictive environment.
  • Teaching and/or Administrative Certificate.
  • General experience working with students from diverse social and cultural backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of methods, practices and procedures for serving students with disabilities from diverse and cultural backgrounds.