Career Opportunity

Individualized Education Program (IEP) (Principal Consultant #1662)
1662
Springfield Office
IFSOE
Special Education Services
Lane 4 – Minimum Salary $3,946
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Open Until Filled

​This position performs duties concentrated in the area of meeting the needs of students with disabilities; performs duties in the development, maintenance, and revision of Individualized Education Program (IEP) and Notice and Consent forms, the electronic IEP system, and IEP modules; coordinates and conducts in-service trainings or presentations.  This position reports to the Director.

  • Coordinates and oversees the electronic individualized education program (IEP) system, including working with school districts who use the system to address current issues, working with an advisory group of school users to identify necessary changes/enhancements to the system, conducting trainings for new school district users throughout the state, and serving as the liaison between the Special Education, Information Systems, and Funding and Disbursements divisions to continue maintenance of the system, incorporate changes, identify connections between the IEP and student/personnel components, and provide overall program knowledge and best practices as it relates to students with disabilities.
  • Coordinates the development, maintenance, and revision of the IEP and Notice and Consent forms and instructions, including securing any needed language translations.
  • Develops and maintains IEP best practice modules, including obtaining input from internal and external sources.
  • Participates in enhancing and coordinating the integration of the IEP quality tutorial with the electronic IEP system.
  • As directed by the Director, completes special assignments including revisions to the procedural safeguards document, Parents’ Rights Guide, preparation of special reports for use in policy decision making, and research of compliance findings.
  • Serves as the agency representative and provides technical assistance regarding data collection and reporting of State Performance Plan data including the development and implementation of activities associated with indicators of the State Performance Plan.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Master’s Degree in Special Education, Education, Educational Administration, 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 public or nonpublic 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.
  • ​Educator and/or Administrative License.
  • General experience working with students from diverse social and cultural backgrounds.
  • Experience in a variety of educational settings.
  • Knowledge of methods, practices and procedures for serving students with disabilities from diverse social and cultural backgrounds.
  • Proficiency in a second language.