Special Education Coordinator Job Description

Special Education Coordinator Job Description

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Special education coordinator provides technical assistance and feedback on matters related to special education policy, laws and regulations, and recommended practice;.

Special Education Coordinator Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Assists with the implementation of all policies and procedures related to Special Education programs
Manage the IEP and 504 process in all aspects, including initial and re-evaluations, all required meetings, documentation and reporting, and compliance with all applicable laws and policies
Maintains appropriate documentation of events and services to ensure compliance with Vanderbilt policies and procedures, those of the funding source, if external
Collaborate with special programs leadership and special education teachers regarding the eligibility and compliance processes
Monitor and support the school’s compliance to timelines and state and federal regulations
Respond to inquiries or complaints from parents in a timely manner
Complete/monitor various reporting, Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) reports, verification reports
Provide monthly timeline submissions for students in the eligibility process to ensure that dates are reported correctly to the state
Prepare initial eligibilities and chairs eligibility meetings
Serve as a contact to the Response to Intervention (RTI) team and the 504 staff

Special Education Coordinator Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Special Education Coordinator

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: TEAM, MA, CPR, AED, BLS, SPED

Education for Special Education Coordinator

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the special education coordinator job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Master's and Bachelor's Degree in Special Education, Education, Teaching, Science, Management, Math, Human Development, English, History, Faculty

Skills for Special Education Coordinator

Desired skills for special education coordinator include:

Laws
Local and national special education laws and mandates
Procedures
Programs specifically related to the operation of a special education program
Rules
Computer-based IEP programs
Connections Academy’s curriculum options
How they can be adapted and implemented to meet specific student needs
Introduce new ways of supporting special needs students in a virtual environment
LAUSD special education policy

Desired experience for special education coordinator includes:

Serve as a contact for the Related Services Coordinator
Assist in the coordination of related services to ensure timely delivery of services and compliance within the ESE program
Develop a working knowledge of FLCCA Student Information Systems to ensure accuracy of student records
Work collaboratively with others to achieve special education performance and compliance goals
Manage and organize all aspects of the required 3rd year medical student neurology clerkship which has approximately 165 students per year
Manage and coordinate all student clinical schedules and didactic sessions

Special Education Coordinator Examples

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Special Education Coordinator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of special education coordinator. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for special education coordinator
  • Operate as the main liaison between the Course Directors, students, faculty, School of Medicine staff and other departments involved in student education
  • Lead the monthly student orientation to ensure proper communication of course requirements and expectations to students
  • Purchase, create rosters for, and proctor computer-based student shelf examinations
  • Create all online course shells on Canvas, including assignment descriptions and files, announcements, deadlines, and manage grade release communication to students and the School of Medicine, per LCME regulations
  • Create any program materials that are needed (ex
  • Manage student and faculty evaluation creation and collection
  • Maintain and operate multiple computer programs for the administration of medical student education (including Canvas, VSAS, MedHub, New Innovations, Student Scheduler App, CUSOM Logger, NRMP, SharePoint)
  • Prepare reports for the Department or School of Medicine to satisfy the needs of the LCME, the Grading Committee Meeting, the Course Block Directors meeting, program reviews, audits
  • Attend monthly UME Coordinator meetings and Course Block Director Meetings
  • Coordinate and conducting classroom observations and testing
Qualifications for special education coordinator
  • Exemplify and develop positive interpersonal relationships among teachers, students, staff and other personnel
  • Collaborate with central special education, campus and district staff on the appropriate allocation of resources
  • Work with central office administration, principals and faculties in implementing teaching techniques and strategies that result in positive student behavior and improved academic performance
  • Cooperatively plan with central office administration, principals, advisory teams and faculties in the selection of materials, development of methodology and implementation of innovative teaching techniques, strategies and staff development sessions
  • Assist campus level teams with the development of plans to support student needs
  • Assist staff in the implementation of data collection and the interpretation of data to enhance student success
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Special Education Coordinator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a special education coordinator. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for special education coordinator
  • Reports measures of the progress and performance of special education teachers to the Special Education Manager and/or Principals
  • Provides on-going training and mentoring for new and continuing staff members
  • Collaborates with Special Education Manager to design and develop training materials
  • Manages class loads and teacher assignments
  • Works closely with Learning Support Specialist, serves as point of contact for referrals for initial evaluation
  • Works with instructional leaders to train teachers on the use of data to differentiate and evaluate the effectiveness of teaching strategies
  • Creates and maintains relationships with state/regional/district-level special education leaders
  • Assists with all special education reporting, school, local, state, and federal
  • Support the ongoing professional development and individual training of the Diverse Learners Coach
  • Share in the leadership of the school by taking on essential roles in addition to teaching
Qualifications for special education coordinator
  • Exhibit excellent communication (verbal and written), public relation and interpersonal skills
  • Become part of a strong and supportive professional learning community
  • Enjoy and thrive in the lively and diverse world of urban adolescents while striving to create a model of public education that serves them well
  • Coordinate the provision of Special Education services to Students with Disabilities, including moderate and severely disabled students
  • Work collaboratively with other staff to plan for the growth and evolution of the program, including increased inclusion
  • Be responsible for facilitating the process of student scheduling, assessment, and progress monitoring of all Students with Disabilities
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Special Education Coordinator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a special education coordinator. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for special education coordinator
  • Preparing handouts and materials for trainings and technical assistance support to schools
  • Managing registration and correspondence related to project events and trainings
  • Managing requests for professional development credit and maintaining records
  • Managing mailing lists for project newsletters and other correspondence
  • Making basic updates to project websites (e.g., changing text, uploading documents)
  • Preparing, distributing and compiling print and web-based surveys to identified stakeholders (e.g., former students, school teams, districts)
  • Preparing contracts and reimbursement for events and vendors prep
  • Helping to prepare and distribute project newsletters
  • Preparing reimbursement for travel and honorarium for consultants, and other project expenses
  • Organizing and maintain print and electronic files
Qualifications for special education coordinator
  • Minnesota Administrative Certification (preferred)
  • A minimum of 3 to 5 years fulltime successful special education teaching experience
  • Have special education classroom experience
  • Have a general understanding of effective instructional techniques and strategies as they relate to identified disabling conditions
  • Desire to be a part of building a new school and to meet the challenges this poses
  • Excellent written, interpersonal and organizational skills
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Special Education Coordinator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of special education coordinator. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for special education coordinator
  • Maintaining agendas and meeting minutes for team meetings
  • Serve as the manager of special education teachers and paraprofessionals
  • Lead special education and general education teachers to develop effective whole group practices, small group interventions, and individualized learning activities
  • Assist special education teachers to create data-tracking systems to determine the effectiveness of interventions
  • Lead professional development for special and general education teachers at the school
  • Oversee case management of a cohort of students with Individual Education Plans (IEPs)
  • Oversees the transfer of student records between schools, districts, parents and the special education enrollment teams
  • Serves as point of contact on document receipt issues for students, prospective students, parents, administrative personnel, and reporting agencies
  • Manages, develops, and ensures compliance with special education student records confidentiality by storing them in secure, locked cabinets
  • Uploads special education documents into FileShare and Infinite Campus systems
Qualifications for special education coordinator
  • Experience teaching in urban and diverse school environments
  • Ability to speak a second language preferred
  • These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job
  • Three to five years related experience in higher education or related field preferred
  • Good organizational and problem-solving skills with attention to details
  • Must be a collaborative and effective team member
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Special Education Coordinator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of special education coordinator. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for special education coordinator
  • Manages and maintain records requests logs for tracking purposes
  • Manages and coordinates assigned school records
  • Conducts daily data entry into school systems which includes entering households
  • Assists in record collection for State reporting compliance
  • Monitors privacy of student information by requesting student data from the parent/legal guardian to verify it is accurate to the individual student
  • Ensures special education documentation is sent to parent for proper signatures
  • Maintains special education calendar
  • Mandatory attendance at the Extended School Year meetings and Site Coordinator training sessions beginning in mid-February
  • Attend ESY Staff Training on July 6, 2018 and work in the building to prepare site
  • Work in collaboration with district administrators and the ESY Program Coordinator to create cluster site schedules, classrooms, and curriculum design, and to hire appropriately licensed staff to fill positions
Qualifications for special education coordinator
  • Must have a valid state SPED certification
  • Principal Certification preferred
  • Three (3) year of teaching experience within special education OR
  • 2 years nursing experience in Special Care Nursery or Pediatrics
  • Strong speaking, writing, communication, and organization skills
  • Prior administrative responsibilities within a higher education setting

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