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Location: Waco, Texas, United States
Employer: University of Texas-University Charter School, Methodist Childre
Application deadline: CLOSED
Contact: Kristin Rogers
Purpose of position: Assess students for special education eligibility. Establish appropriate special education plans for students and provide support of these plans in the classroom.
Schedule, facilitate, and document all aspects of Individual Education Program (IEP) meetings following federal, state, and local guidelines and rules. Review IEP documentation submitted by teachers to ensure compliance with local guidelines. Maintain student special education records according to federal, state, and local guidelines. Coordinate communication between service providers to facilitate implementation of the IEP. Conduct all aspects of the special education referral process. Attend LST (Local Support Team) meetings. Coordinate the special education referral process by collecting all required data, performing needed observations and communicating with parents and teachers. Complete special education Child Find information for initial evaluation, and send to central office special education department according to district procedures. Conduct all aspects of student special education evaluations. Maintain current knowledge of best practices regarding special education evaluations. Compile/maintain all reports, required notices and consents. Contact parents to obtain required consent for new special education evaluation. Conduct requested special education evaluations. Document and archive in ESped. Conduct special education evaluation following all timelines. Review reports with parents and campus staff. Conduct all tasks involved with student special education data during enrollment and withdraw. Receive Student Data Request Form, process Transfer of Records or Transfer IEP. Complete Transfer of Records or Transfer IEP documentation in ESped and archive documents. Identify missing Special Education information in newly enrolled student records and provide information to clerk so additional records can be requested. Review enrolling and withdrawn student records, ensure compliance and archive. Conduct all special education administrative activities at the campus. Coordinate provision of assistive technology supports and services. Keep principal informed of current and supporting teacher training. Verify special education attendance reports. Verify completion of six weeks progress reports. Review summary of compliance report on a weekly basis and correct any issues identified. Respond to parent inquiries/concerns. Collect/maintain documentation of provision of services to students. Provide special education counseling as needed.
Master's degree in School Psychology or related field. Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP). Knowledge of state and Federal Special Education law. Knowledge of the ARD process. Knowledge of disabilities and the impact on children. Skilled in developing effective and compliant IEPs. Skilled in assisting and counseling students with disabilities. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Skilled in working effectively under timelines while maintaining a high level of accuracy and attention to detail. Skilled in maintaining accurate and compliant student records. Skilled in developing and maintaining effective working relationships. Skilled in Microsoft Office (including MS Excel) and web applications. Knowledge of state testing requirements and procedures (TAKS/STARR).
Experience as a special education teacher. Experience with eSped.
All applicants MUST apply online in order to be considered for the position. To apply, follow instructions at the following link: https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/hr/jobs/nlogon/120130010856
The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.
The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, citizenship status, Vietnam era or special disabled veteran's status, or sexual orientation. Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, disability accommodations will be provided, as needed.
Number of contract days:
This position is a year-round (12 month) position.
$4,750 per month, negotiable depending on qualifications