Student Services Coordinator

Joliet, IL
Closing date
Dec 7, 2023

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POSITION: Student Services Coordinator for Special Education

POSITION GUIDE: Certified Personnel

Twelve (12) Months



FUNCTION: Special Services Coordinator for Special Education will plan, develop, articulate and supervise Special Education Programs under delegated authority from the Assistant Superintendent for Student Services.

The information contained in this job description is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties performed by the individual holding this position may be assigned.

REPORTS TO: Assistant Superintendent for Student Services

RELATES TO: Administration Staff



Assistant Principals

Classroom Teachers


Educational Support Personnel

Parents and Community Groups


Teachers of Special Education Program

Special Education Paraprofessionals


Related Staff

A. or M.S. in Education Valid State of Illinois Professional Educator License with
General Administrative and LBSI Endorsement
Minimum of three (3) years experience in Special Education Knowledge of legislation, codes and regulations affecting Special Education Autism Background in ABA / and TEACCH method Thorough familiarity of State standards, texts, and materials used in all Special Education Classrooms Competence in a variety of research based teaching methodologies, and assessments related to Autism Spectrum Disorders Demonstrated capabilities in leadership and academic competency

Provide continuing supervision of Special Education instructional staff within their buildings.
Responsibilities include:
a) Employment of staff b) Evaluation of teaching performance c) Placement of students d) Development and implementation of curriculum e) Program planning/budgeting f) Budget monitoring
g)Monitoring the operation of Special Education Programs according to Federal, State, and District rules and regulations.
Chair all annual reviews insuring appropriate IEP's are developed and implemented in a timely Develop plans for program implementation in assigned Special Education Department. Schedule annual reviews in cooperation with all program coordinators. Notify parents, teachers, principals and all related staff of specific annual reviews. Participate and coordinate with principals in the intake process of Special Education students. Initiate and coordinate an active recruitment program to assure the employment of qualified and certified staff. Monitor the development and management of all IEP's for assigned buildings. Follow up recommendations by processing all necessary forms. Complete student rosters for coming year and meet with Special Education teachers to discuss expectations, policies and procedures. Meet on regular basis with all staff to insure program efficiency and consistency. Develop and implement a program of professional growth activities designed to improve and expand the competencies of the instructional staff in their program areas. Maintain communication with colleges and universities affiliated with Special Education Teacher education and training programs. Coordinate and assign all student teachers to appropriate classrooms as requested by cooperating colleges and universities. Define, establish and modify policies and procedures for the operation of those programs in their area. Maintain and disseminate current information regarding rules, regulations and legislation related to Special Education. Coordinate staff efforts to maintain guidelines in each of the areas assigned. Submit reviews of each program to the Assistant Superintendent for Student Services. Attend all Special Services Departmental Supervisor's meetings. Communicate with community organizations. Serve on a community organization committee. Participate, develop and implement the Special Education "Action Plan". Attend assigned in-service training. Performs other related duties and responsibilities as may be assigned.

Strong communication, public relation, and interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in both oral and written form using a variety of communication techniques and tools to ensure the appropriate flow of information, collaborative efforts, and feedback. Ability to compose correspondence, reports, and/or other required written materials. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret information. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions, inquiries, and/or complaints. Displays courtesy, tact, and respect when dealing with others.


Ability to perform basic math using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals consistent with the duties of this position.


Ability to interpret a variety of instructions and information furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Ability to identify and define problem(s), collect and analyze data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

Maintains appropriate confidentiality. Promotes a harassment-free environment. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships; demonstrates a commitment to teamwork. Ability to learn and utilize office equipment, computers, and software especially as systems are updated. Ability to react well under pressure, handle and balance multiple demands at one time, work with frequent interruptions, and perform duties and tasks at expected levels of professionalism. Extensive knowledge of and ability to perform duties in compliance with all district, Board, state and federal laws, methods, requirements, policies, procedures, and activities pertinent to the duties of this position. Ability to work independently with minimum supervision. Ability to prepare and maintain accurate files and records. Ability to meet strict deadlines.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, talk, and hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters when performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

Employee experiences constant interruptions and inflexible deadlines. The noise level in this environment is quiet to moderate. Duties are performed primarily indoors and occasionally outdoors. In-district and out-of-town travel required as necessary for training and/or to carry out duties and responsibilities.

ACKNOWLEDGMENT: I have received a copy of this job description. It has been discussed with me and I have freely chosen to comply with the performance and behavior/conduct expectations contained herein.

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