Career Opportunity

Special Education Programming Consultant (Principal Consultant #1114)
1114
Springfield
IFSOE
Special Education
$52,618 - $67,204
$52,618 - $91,998
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
November 10, 2020
Open Until Filled

​Reporting to the Supervisor, is responsible for supporting programming and procedural systems which impact on the services to students who have or are suspected of having a disability, including the educational surrogate parent program, special education services in charter schools, and special education cooperative programming; acts as a communication link between various public entities; provides programmatic consultation and assists in the department's overall activities related to the State Performance Plan and support and improvement of educational programs.

  • ​Ensures compliance with state and federal education regulations as they apply to charter school application approval and operations.
  • Coordinates the charter schools program, relating specifically to the provision of special education services.
  • Participates in the administrative processes and procedures to ensure the implementation of services.
  • Provides technical assistance.
  • Coordinates the surrogate parent system, including participation in the development of administrative processes and procedures, the training and assignment of surrogate parents, the processing of stipends, overseeing the surrogate parent database system (SEMS), and the provision of technical assistance.
  • Provides technical assistance and supports for the monitoring of special education cooperative programming.
  • Assists in the development and maintenance of systems and projects in order to meet the Board goals and provide supports to districts and schools regarding special education services.
  • Participates in the department's regulatory functions of general supervision and serves as an agency representative on 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.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • ​Master's Degree in Special Education or Pupil Personnel Services (School Counselor, School Psychologist, School Social Worker, Speech Language Pathologist) 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.
  • Knowledge of current issues and best practices in the field of special education.
  • Working knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations regarding students with disabilities.
  • Ability to communicate clearly verbally and in writing.
  • ​Educator or Administrator License.
  • General experience working with students from diverse social and cultural backgrounds.
  • Experience in a variety of educational settings, including special education cooperatives.
  • Knowledge of methods, practices and procedures for serving students with disabilities from diverse social and cultural backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of special education cooperatives.
  • Knowledge of charter schools.