Career Opportunity

Monitor (Principal Consultant #1667)
Springfield or Chicago
Special Education
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
December 20, 2021
Open Until Filled

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​Reporting to the Director, provides a point of contact for school districts regarding special education services and programming by developing a partnering relationship; serves as a team lead for monitoring and support services for assigned school districts; serves as a team member for monitoring and support services for school districts across the state; serves as a liaison for assigned districts with other departments and agencies.

  • ​Serves as a liaison between school districts and cooperatives and the department regarding special education services and the support of students having or suspected of having a disability.
  • Provides a point of contact within the agency regarding assigned school districts.
  • Connects and follows up regarding questions and needs.
  • Identifies trends and provides proactive support.
  • Leads and participates in monitoring and support teams.
  • Researches, develops, and provides training, technical assistance and coaching supports to school districts.
  • Develops and supports data analysis, improvement planning, and effective evaluation to improve results.
  • Makes findings and evaluates corrective action to address non-compliance.
  • Participates in the department's regulatory functions of general supervision. 
  • Serves as an agency 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 including field based supports. 
  • Participates in the development and ongoing review/revision of publications, documents and other materials.
  • Serves as a contact within the agency for assigned school districts and cooperatives.
  • 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 non-public 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.
  • ​Illinois Educator and/or Administrative License.
  • Experience working with students from diverse social and cultural backgrounds. 
  • Experience in a variety of educational settings.