Career Opportunity

Monitor (Principal Consultant #554)
554
Chicago
IFSOE
Special Education
$52,618 - $67,204
$52,618 - $91,998
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
March 10, 2020
Open Until Filled

​Reporting to the Director, is responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of programs which impact on the services to students who have or are suspected of a disability; monitors programs; acts as a communication link between various stakeholders and agencies; provides programmatic consultation; and, assists in the overall department facilitation of activities for the purpose of improving educational programs.

  • ​Serves as team leader and team member on monitoring reviews to local education agencies to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations, including analysis of data, on-site reviews, analysis of findings, preparation of reports with corrective action plans, and oversight of follow-up activities.
  • Assists in the accomplishment of the department's regulatory functions of general supervision including conducting and providing technical assistance to educators, administrators, parent organizations, other agencies and the community on department initiatives, projects and requirements.
  • Serves as the agency representative on assigned state and national committees and provides technical assistance regarding collection and reporting of data including the development and implementation of activities associated with 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 department's activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned, including participation in professional development activities to improve knowledge and skills.
  • ​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 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. 
  • ​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.