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THE LOUISIANA SPECIAL SCHOOL DISTRICT IS EXPERIENCING
A CRITICAL SHORTAGE OF CERTIFIED TEACHERS.
The Louisiana Special School District is accepting applications for an
EXCEPTIONAL STUDENT SERVICES SUPPORT FACILITATOR
The Louisiana Special Schools do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in our programs and activities, and we provide equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding non-discrimination may be referred to Santa Patterson, Human Resources Director at firstname.lastname@example.org .
RELEASE OF ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION INFORMATION: La. R.S. 17:3884(D) requires that any school board wishing to hire a person who has been assessed or evaluated pursuant to the Children First Act, La. R.S. 17:3871, et seq., whether that person is already employed by that school system or not, shall request such person's assessment and evaluation results as part of the application process. Please be advised that, as part of the mandated process, your previous assessment and evaluation results will be requested. You have the opportunity to apply, review the information received, and provide any response or information you deem appropriate.
Physical Activity Level:
The employee must be able to perform assigned duties without significant risk of substantial harm to his/her own safety/security and the safety/security of others. Some work is performed in physically comfortable positions with little or light physical effort, and some work requires moderate effort. Lifting thirty to forty pounds may be required and brief periods of heavy muscular exertion may be required. Interpreting/and transliterating, and teaching visually impaired students, require extended use of the upper body muscles and fine motor movements of the hands. Physical requirements are subject to reasonable accommodation in accordance with ADA standards.
There is no guarantee that everyone who applies to this posting will be interviewed. Specific information about this job will be provided to you in the interview process, should you be selected.
No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy. To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants can check the status of their application at any time by selecting the 'Application Status' link after logging into their account.
Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. You must include all relevant education and experience on your official State application.
Applicants qualifying based on college training or receipt of a baccalaureate degree will be required to submit an official college transcript to verify credentials claimed prior to appointment. Please make every effort to attach a copy of your transcript to your application. The transcripts can be added as an attachment to your online application or faxed to (225) 763-5523. The selected candidate will be required to submit original documentation upon hire. Qualifications
A valid Louisiana teacher's certificate with certification in special education.
A Master's degree from an accredited institution is preferred.
Has a minimum of five (5) years of teaching experience in Special Education or a related field and knowledge of interpreting evaluation reports and procedures utilized in developing an IEP.
Ability to drive a car and/or ride in a vehicle for extended periods is required.
Statewide travel may be required.
Program Management Responsibilities
- Implements SSD policies and school philosophy and programs.
- Exhibits knowledge of special education rules and regulations associated with implementation of state and federal laws.
- Exhibits understanding of exceptional children and their needs, especially the students within the Office of Juvenile Justice served by the programs, demonstrates awareness of specialists, agencies, and organizations that serve exceptional children and their families.
- Demonstrates appropriate and effective office management skills such as planning, organizing and implementing.
- Exercises good judgment in making decisions.
- Maintains complete and accurate records and exercises confidentiality of information in accordance with requirements of the law.
- Maintains a positive relationship with professional associates, the community, the parents of the students and state and local agencies.
- Uses knowledge, skills, and understanding of emerging technologies and their use in enhancing student learning.
II. Programmatic Responsibilities
- Provides consultation and direct services such as developing Individual Education Plans (IEP); in-service training and consultation concerning intervention strategies, referrals and follow-up;collecting and compiling data as needed for the department, district, state, and federal reports.
- Serves as a facilitator at IEP conferences and as a liaison between programs, other agencies and evaluation teams to arrange for placement of children.
- Advocates for students with appropriate personnel and/or agencies.
- Provides training to staff on IEP development and works closely with the Department of Education to stay abreast of changes in IEP protocol.
- Participates in special education eligibility determination and IEP staffing, when appropriate.
- Works with the school, district and other community stakeholders reviewing data from multiple sources to establish challenging standards, monitor progress, and foster the continuous growth of the students.
- Implements, develops, and monitors relevant research findings and strategies for using data to develop and maintain the district and school vision.
- Uses data management and monitoring knowledge and skills to maintain focus on developing learning experiences that will enable students to prosper in subsequent grades and as adults.
Identifies, monitors and manages essential elements of the district/school data systems such as: connecting data across key databases using student IDs; measuring student growth using student-level enrollment, demographic and program participation information technology to match individual students' test records year to year; examining information on untested students and the reasons why they were not tested; matchingteachers to students using data information; gathering and studying student-level transcript information, college readiness test scores, graduation data, etc.
III. Professional Conduct
- Demonstrates reliability and punctuality in attendance and in meeting obligations.
- Exhibits professional ethics.
- Exhibits initiative and recognizes and follows established communication channels.
- Exhibits a willingness to accept and use suggestions for improvement.
- Uses time effectively.
- Attends in-service workshops as mandated by local policies or legislative acts as evidenced by attendance.
- Keeps abreast of advances in the area of IEP development and informs other appropriate school personnel.
- May be required to develop and implement a Professional Growth Plan in consultation with the designated supervisor.
- May be required to complete a self-evaluation.
- Demonstrates effective expressive and receptive communication skills i.e., sign language skills.
- Performs other duties and assumes other responsibilities as assigned.
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