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Contract Days: 190 days (plus 20 supplemental days)Salary: Based on teacher salary scheduleFAIRFIELD COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, SOUTH CAROLINAJOB DESCRIPTION, MAY 2017JOB TITLE: COORDINATOR OF STUDENT SERVICES (ELEMENTARY)DIVISION OF STUDENT SERVICESGENERAL STATEMENT OF JOBUnder limited supervision, assists in the development, implementation and coordination of special education instruction and related services at assigned elementary schools; provides technical assistance in the identification, evaluation and placement of students into and out of programs for the disabled and in the development of individualized education programs for students with disabilities; assists in ensuring District compliance with state and federal laws pertaining to students with disabilities. Reports to the Director of Student Services.SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONSAssists in the development, implementation and coordination of the District's policies and programs for students with disabilities.Assist district and school administration with supervising special education programs in the elementary school setting; supervisory duties include instructing; assigning, reviewing and planning work of others; assisting with the selection of employees; maintaining standards; coordinating activities; advising Director of Student Services of employee problems and/or concerns.Reviews the work of student services staff in elementary school setting for completeness and accuracy; observes and evaluates performance and makes recommendations as appropriate; offers advice and assistance as needed.Coordinates special education programs which include students who have intellectual disabilities, orthopedic impairments, visual impairments, hearing impairments, emotional disabilities, speech or language impairments, specific learning disabilities, other health impairments, autism, traumatic brain injury, and/or a developmental delay.Serves as a Local Education Agency (LEA) representative at multidisciplinary team meetings.Develops and facilitates professional development opportunities for student services staff.Provides leadership in planning, developing and implementing a 21st century comprehensive instructional program for special education students.Researches and assists in developing the necessary applications and proposals to obtain grants for program and project funding.Assists the Director in the development and implementation of District procedures for complying with federal regulations under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504; monitors and serves as technical advisor for elementary school administrators and special services personnel in the implementation of these procedures.Designs, implements and evaluates programs and services for students with disabilities based on current research and data analysis.Assists in coordinating various types of screening programs related to student health and/or students with disabilities required by the District or the State Department of Education.Supervises and coordinates child-find activities according to the procedures developed by the State Department of Education.Develops instructional programs compatible with the overall educational needs of the students identified with Individualized Educational Programs (IEPs).Analyzes, evaluates and reports periodically to the Director of Student Services the accomplishments, needs, and concerns of various special services programs in elementary school setting.Coordinates the identification, evaluation and placement of students into and out of programs for students with disabilities.Attends IEP and IAP meetings for elementary students where some special circumstances / legal issues exist.Assists in evaluating department programs and services and recommends adjustments as necessary to maximize program effectiveness.Assists in the coordination of the appropriate transportation for students with disabilities.Interprets the District's Special Services program and related policies to the general public.Represents the District on selected committees relating to special services and education.Maintains required data on disabled students and assists in preparing reports to the Deputy Superintendent of Academics, District Superintendent, State Department of Education and/or other appropriate persons or agencies as required.Monitors and reviews student special education records according to state and federal guidelines.Compiles data for and prepares various other statistical, administrative and professional reports as required by the District and/or other agencies.Participates and assists school administration in the planning and equipping of special education classrooms.Meets professional obligations through efficient work habits such as meeting deadlines, honoring schedules, and coordinating resources and meetings in an effective and timely manner.Stays abreast of current research and state/national information regarding special education learners in order to support best practices and to lead district efforts to strengthen and personalize curricular offerings.Selects and requests instructional aides, technology tools, equipment, and supplies needed for daily activities; provides for safe storage and proper use of all materials, equipment and tools.Receives and responds to inquiries, concerns and complaints regarding issues, programs, policies and procedures in areas of responsibility.Prepares and/or processes budget documents, purchase orders, program documentation, IEPs / IAPs, training materials, evaluation reports, teacher observation reports, and other records, reports, memos, correspondence, etc.Operates a vehicle and a variety of equipment such as a computer, printer, typewriter, fax machine, copier, calculator, telephone, etc.; uses clerical, copier, computer supplies.Interacts and communicates with various groups and individuals such as the immediate supervisor, co-workers, subordinates, school teachers and principals, Superintendent, other District administrators and staff, medical/ health professionals, various committees, various government agencies, attorneys, parents, students and the general public.Attends training, conferences, workshops, etc., as appropriate to enhance job knowledge and skills.ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONSPerforms routine administrative/office tasks as required, including but not limited to preparing reports and correspondence, copying and filing documents, answering the telephone, sending and receiving faxes, entering and retrieving computer data, etc.Performs related duties as required.MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE Requires a Master's degree in education administration plus a Master's or Bachelor's degree in special education, speech pathology, occupational therapy or related special services field, supplemented by five to seven years of experience in special education, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Must be knowledgeable about the "Research to Intervention (RtI) model used to assist and monitor struggling learners. Must possess a valid SC Teaching Certificate and Administrative Certificate. Must possess a valid state driver's license.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS OR STANDARDS REQUIREDTO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONSPhysical Requirements: Requires sedentary work that involves walking or standing some of the time and involves exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a recurring basis or routine keyboard operations.Data Conception: Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural, or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people, or things.Interpersonal Communication: Requires the ability of speaking and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information. Includes the giving of direction and assignments to subordinates and co-workers. Includes the receiving of information and direction from supervisor.Language Ability: Requires the ability to read a variety of philosophical, medical / health, financial, administrative and statistical documents and reports. Requires the ability to prepare various types of reports, studies, recommendations and other documents with the proper format, punctuation, spelling and grammar, using all parts of speech. Has the ability to speak before an audience with poise, voice control and confidence.Intelligence: Requires the ability to apply principles of logical thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; to deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Requires the ability to apply influence systems in staff instruction, leadership and supervision; to learn and understand complex principles and techniques; to make independent judgments in absence of supervision; to acquire knowledge of topics related to primary occupation. Must have the ability to comprehend and interpret received information.Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to follow and give verbal and written instructions; to counsel and teach employees. Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently in a variety of technical and/or professional languages including education administration, budgeting, program development, special education and various special health services, etc., and with persons of varying educational, cultural and social backgrounds.Numeric Aptitude: Requires the ability to add and subtract totals, to multiply and divide, to use mathematical formulas, to determine percentages and decimals and to determine time. Must be able to use practical applications of fractions, percentages, ratio and proportion.Form/Spatial Aptitude: Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width, and shape.Motor Coordination: Requires the ability coordinate hands and eyes in using office equipment; to operate motor vehicles.Manual Dexterity: Requires the ability to handle a variety of items, office equipment, control knobs, switches, etc. Must have minimal levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.Color Discrimination: Requires the ability to differentiate colors and shades of color.Interpersonal Temperament: Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to performing under stress when confronted with emergency situations or tight deadlines. The worker may be subject to tension as a regular, consistent part of the job.Physical Communications: Requires the ability to talk and hear: (talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words; hearing: perceiving nature of sounds by ear).PERFORMANCE INDICATORSKnowledge of Job: Has thorough knowledge of the methods, procedures and policies of the District as they pertain to the performance of duties of the Coordinator of Special Services (Elementary). Has considerable knowledge of the functions and interrelationships of the District and other governmental agencies. Is knowledgeable in the laws, ordinances, standards and regulations pertaining to the specific duties and responsibilities of the position. Is able to help ensure District compliance with all laws and regulations through effective leadership and supervision. Is able to make sound, educated decisions. Has thorough knowledge of Board policies regarding special education and services. Is able to maintain current knowledge of philosophies, methodologies, trends and technology in special education and related services for students with disabilities. Is able to communicate effectively, tactfully and persuasively with students, parents, staff and independent service providers. Has the skills to be able to communicate in a highly professional and articulate manner with all levels of management, professionals and other persons. Is able to develop and maintain effective rapport with parents and students. Is able to make effective presentations and discuss problems and possible solutions as required. Is skilled in coordinating multiple programs and services with a large number of District staff members, medical / health providers, government agencies, parents and others as appropriate. Has knowledge of and skill in budget preparation, personnel management, professional development, and other administrative functions of the position. Knows how to plan, organize and supervise a professional and support staff. Knows how to apply supervisory and managerial concepts and principles; has knowledge of administrative principles involved in developing, directing and supervising various programs and related activities. Has the ability to offer instruction and advice to subordinates regarding departmental policies, methods and regulations. Has the ability to offer training and assistance to co-workers and employees of other departments as required. Has the ability to use independent judgment and discretion in coordinating various programs including the handling of emergency situations, setting priorities, setting schedules, maintaining standards, planning for future District needs and resolving problems. Has the ability to help plan and develop daily, short- and long-term goals related to District purposes. Is able to take the initiative to complete the duties of the position without the need of direct supervision. Has the ability to plan, organize and prioritize daily assignments and work activities. Has good organizational, technical and human relations skills. Has the ability to learn and utilize new skills and information to improve job performance and efficiency. Has knowledge of proper English usage, punctuation, spelling and grammar. Has knowledge of modern office practices and technology; has skill in the use of computers for word and data processing and records management. Is able to read and interpret complex materials pertaining to the responsibilities of the job. Is able to assemble and analyze information and make written reports and records in a concise, clear and effective manner. Has thorough knowledge of the terminology and various professional languages used within the department. Knows how to react calmly and quickly in emergency situations.Quality of Work: Maintains high standards of accuracy in exercising duties and responsibilities. Exercises immediate remedial action to correct any quality deficiencies that occur in areas of responsibility. Maintains high quality communication and interaction with internal and external entities with whom the position interacts.Quantity of Work: Performs described Essential Functions and related assignments efficiently and effectively in order to produce quantity of work which consistently meets established standards and expectations.Dependability: Assumes responsibility for completing assigned work. Completes assigned work within deadlines in accordance with directives, policy, standards an


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