GENERAL STATEMENT OF JOB
Under general supervision, performs a variety of professional work to assist in the coordination of the Exceptional Children’s Preschool Services for Wilkes County Schools. Work involves functioning as a consultant to schools and community agencies and ensuring the implementation of required policies and procedures affecting students with disabilities. Employee is responsible for reviewing psychological reports, medical reports, IEPs and achievement test results to help determine eligibility and placement of students with disabilities. Work is guided by and must be in compliance with Policies Governing Services for Children with Disabilities.
Assists in assuring compliance with state/federal regulations and policies
Attends countywide IEP meetings for preschool students served in the Exceptional Children’s Program
Serves as LEA representative for meetings conducted by preschool itinerant teachers
Resolves issues relating to the delivery of special education services for itinerant preschool services
Provides technical assistance to special education itinerant teachers in developing appropriate IEPs, scheduling, developing behavior management plans, etc
As appropriate, acts as a mentor to “Initially Licensed” special education teachers Conducts student observations required for eligibility determination, as needed.
Upon request schedules/conducts staff development activities for preschool teachers Coordinates transition of children from Early Intervention to School Services Coordinates all initial referrals for preschool children
Supervises and coordinates preschool itinerant staff
Coordinates the provision of related services for preschool students in the Exceptional Children’s Program
Plans and conducts screenings at community based center
Serves as a member of LICC (local interagency)
Serves as a liaison between the school system and other agencies involved in referral, placement, and delivery of services (child find)
Meets regularly and consults with members of EC staff to discuss matters affecting students qualifying for exceptional children’s services
Maintains records and documentation necessary for the execution of the job and as required by the exceptional children’s department
Collaborates with CDSA
Performs other related work as required
Degree in Special Education or a related field, and at least 3 years of successful teaching experience with students that have disabilities; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities
Must be physically able to operate a variety of equipment including computers, typewriters, copiers, etc. Must be able to exert up to 25 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Light Work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree.
Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural, or composite characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people or things.
Requires the ability to speak and/or signal people to convey or exchange information. Includes receiving instructions, assignments and/or directions from superiors.
Requires the ability to read a variety of correspondence, reports, forms, statutes, regulations, procedures, etc. Requires the ability to prepare correspondences, reports, forms, presentations, etc., using prescribed formats and conforming to all rules of punctuation, grammar, diction, and style. Requires the ability to speak before groups of people with poise, voice control and confidence.
Requires the ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagrammatic form; and to deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to follow oral and written instructions. Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently in standard English.
Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes rapidly and accurately in using office equipment.
Requires the ability to handle a variety of office machines, etc. Must have minimal levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.
Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to performing under stress and when confronted with persons acting under stress.
Requires the ability to talk and hear: (Talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words. Hearing: perceiving nature of sounds by ear). Must be able to communicate via telephone.
General knowledge of activities performed by lead teacher General knowledge of daily routines of the classroom General knowledge of student handbook rules
General knowledge of procedures to follow in the event of an emergency
General knowledge of methods of adapting instruction, equipment and tools for children with special needs
General knowledge of the principles of organization and administration Some knowledge of the curriculum for the grade
Ability to constantly monitor the safety and well being of students Ability to maintain a clean and orderly environment
Ability to perform general clerical duties Ability to operate common office machines Ability to maintain basic files and records
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignments
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to this job.