Career Opportunity

Specialized Populations Programs (Principal Consultant #926)
926
Springfield or Chicago
IFSOE
Special Education Services
Lane 4 – Minimum salary $3,946
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Open Until Filled

​Reporting to the Director, is responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of specialized populations 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 divisions overall activities related to the support and improvement of educational programs.

  • Coordinates the ongoing development, implementation and evaluation of specialized populations programs related to specific learning disabilities/dyslexia, emotional disabilities, and autism, including oversight of grant development and implementation of activities related to specialized populations, and serving as staff liaison to projects and personnel.
  • Coordinates the ongoing development, implementation and evaluation of specialized populations related to Engligh learners who require special education services, including oversight of grant, development and implementation of activities related to special education, and serving as staff liaison to projects and personnel.
  • Coordinates the ongoing technical assistance to school districts and schools to support improved results outcomes for children in specialized populations with individual education programs, including grant oversight, development and implementation of activities, and serving as staff liaison with other division's projects and personnel.
  • Participates in the division's regulatory functions of general supervision and serves as anAagency representative and provides technical assistance regarding collection and reporting of data, including the development and implementation of activities associated with the State Performance Plan and Board goals.
  • Participates in the development and ongoing review/revision of publications, documents and other materials that are required to carry out the Agency's activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.​
  • 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 public or nonpublic elementary and/or secondary schools, state or university level 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 and cultural backgrounds.​​