SPECIAL EDUCATION FACILITATOR (Early Childhood)
Lawrence Public Schools USD 497 • www.usd497.org/
Special Education Facilitator; Early Childhood
- Eligible for or possesses Kansas Special Education Licensure;
- Graduate degree in Special Education or Related Field;
- Minimum of Five years of experience in special education (Early Childhood preferred);
- Experience and proficiency in State and Federal Regulations, Statues and Procedures
- Leadership experience
- Experience with home visiting services including services to student/families birth to Kindergarten age eligible
- Experience with grants including maintaining and following grant guidelines
Reports to: Early Childhood Principal
The goal of the Special Education Facilitator is to promote and support professional adherence to the legal requirements of state and federal regulations (Part B and Part C); to protect the procedural safeguards of students and their parents; to provide technical assistance to teachers and administrators regarding special education issues and concerns; and to assist with communication regarding special education topics. The Facilitator understands state standards, program assurances, and promotes evidence- based practices in the Least Restrictive Environment and/or Natural Environment. The facilitator provides direct support to the district Early Childhood Programs with ongoing development to ensure professional adherence to the legal requirements of state and federal regulations as well as grants.
- Provide ongoing support to promote appropriate specially designed instruction and related services within the context of LRE.
- Provide feedback and training for staff related to IEP/IFSP development and implementation.
- Provide specialized professional development to staff related to providing evidence based practice.
- Collaborate with staff to assess and address student needs.
- Consult with special education teams and principals on issues related to special education law and procedures and special education programming.
- Collaborate with Special Education administrative staff regarding system-wide and targeted professional development needs.
- Collaborate with Special Education administrative staff and principals in Kindergarten Readiness.
- Maintain current knowledge of Special Education procedures and regulations.
- Maintain current knowledge of legal requirements governing the provisions of services for early childhood programs.
- Proficient in facilitating groups.
- Other duties as assigned.
Essential Skills and Abilities:
- Ability to possess and maintain appropriate licensure or certification in the state of Kansas.
- Ability to speak clearly to various groups expressing ideas in a logical and concise manner, and possess composition skills suitable for producing written communication for a variety of readers.
- Ability to quickly analyze a situation and provide a prompt response or determine next steps.
- Ability to respond to information requests in a courteous, timely and helpful manner.
- Ability to perform job responsibilities using appropriate software on district and state computer system(s) and communication equipment.
- Ability to manage job responsibilities while meeting established deadlines.
- Ability to work constructively and cooperatively with others.
- Ability to implement procedures for team building and conflict resolution to enhance morale and service productivity.
- Ability to travel as needed.
The tasks listed in this position description are subject to change at the discretion of the superintendent. The incumbent is expected to take on other duties as requested or assigned by his/her supervisor.
Terms of Employment and Evaluation as outlined in Board Policy.
|Primary Location||Early Childhood At Kennedy|
|Salary Range||$42,583.00 - $66,633.00 / Per Year|
Lawrence Public Schools USD 497
Lawrence Public Schools, USD 497, is a learning community committed to ensuring educational equity and excellence so that students of all races backgrounds achieve at high levels and graduate prepared for success in college, careers and life in a diverse and rapidly changing world.
Lawrence Public Schools serve approximately 11,000 students from pre-kindergarten through grade 12 in Lawrence, Kansas. Located on Interstate 70, about half-way between Topeka and Kansas City, Lawrence is an academic community, home to the University of Kansas and Haskell Indian Nations University. Our district is the seventh-largest in Kansas and with nearly 1,700 employees, one of the city`s largest employers.
Twenty-one school campuses include a pre-K program,14 elementary schools (grades K-5), four middle schools (grades 6-8), two comprehensive high schools(grades 9-12), a K-8 virtual school and a virtual high school (grades 9-11). Lawrence Public Schools offer a Parents as Teachers program for families of children from birth to age three; adult basic education, English as a Second Language courses and G.E.D. study and testing through an Adult Learning Center; and the opportunity for adults to earn a diploma through the Lawrence Diploma-Completion Program.