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SPECIAL EDUCATION FACILITATOR

Company: GEORGIA CYBER ACADEMY
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: August 3, 2020

Job Description:

SUMMARY: The Special Education Facilitator is a state-certified educator who provides Local Education Agency (LEA) duties and responsibilities in IEP meetings, drafts and holds IEPs and amendments, and may provide daily instruction and support in the virtual academic environment, in both in interim and long term settings. The special education facilitator creates strategies to engage and facilitate student learning, serves as a case manager and point of contact for students and parents, and monitors academic progress to help prioritize student learning objectives. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties. These functions encompass serving as an LEA and classroom duties. The facilitator may serve students through interim instruction for classes. Initiate, develop, and facilitate IEP and eligibility consideration meetings Facilitate Academic Review Board (ARB) amendments for special education students, recommending, along with the committee, strategies to improve attendance and engagement. Collaborate with instructional teachers and coaches to review student academic data Track and communicate all IEP service changes (e.g. setting, accommodations, eligibility changes, related services, AT needs, etc.) Collaboratively serve as point of contact regarding academic needs, accommodations, and IEP services for families and teachers Receive progress reports and information from related services providers Provide special education documents to parent/guardian and required team members prior to and following meetings Administer assessments (e.g. performance, informal, or formal) to monitor student progress Monitor student engagement and attendance data Input testing accommodations into school database after each IEP meeting; verify accommodations prior to state testing In collaboration with school scheduling point of contact, verify student class schedules for alignment with IEP services and FTE reporting Document communication with families via contact logs in Infinite Campus Maintains lesson plans, artifacts, and materials used to facilitate student instruction Comply with all written policies and procedures in teacher, district, and school-based handbooks Establish a virtual classroom environment conducive to learning Implement all IEP services and accommodations within classroom and testing environments with fidelity Utilize research-based strategies and differentiation to engage and nurture student learning and student relationships based on individual strengths and needs Complete all case management and instructional duties as assigned throughout the school year Maintain special education records compliance, to include timelines, reporting, and open records requests; as outlined by IDEA and the GADOE SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This position has no supervisory responsibilities. COMPETENCIES: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies. Adaptability/Flexibility: Adapts to change, is open to new ideas, takes on new responsibilities, handles pressure, and adjusts plans to meet changing needs. Integrity/Ethics: Deals with others in a straightforward and honest manner, is accountable for actions, maintains confidentiality, supports company values, and conveys good news and bad. Teamwork: Meets all team deadlines and responsibilities, listens to others and values opinions, helps team leader to meet goals, welcomes newcomers and promotes a team atmosphere. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Virtual Education Experience Special Education Teacher Experience Familiar with Infinite Campus or other online platforms Experience support adults and children in the use of technology Knowledge of principles, theories, practices, methods, and techniques used in special education instruction MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor Degree(s) in Special Education or related field AND 1 year of experience as a special education teacher, OR Equivalent combination of education and experience Strong data-collection, differentiation, and specialized instructional strategy skills Ability to adapt learning plans to meet various needs and learning styles Ability to create an engaging class culture and to manage the classroom environment Communicate effectively; both orally and in writing Strong time-management, organizational, and decision-making skills Understanding of the GADOE Implementation Manual guidelines for Special Education Ability to write IEP's and Special Education Eligibility reports Ability to learn new technology tools quickly (e.g., database and web-based tools) Demonstrate prompt and regular attendance OTHER REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio, etc.); Web proficiency. Ability to pass required background check Ability to travel up to 10% of the time within and between assigned geographic areas to support students; attend regularly scheduled meetings and participate in school activities, open houses, outings, and orientations CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES: Elementary, Middle, and High School Special Education Teacher: Minimum of SRT4 Certification in General Curriculum Special Education WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This is a home-based position Ability to travel by vehicle to state testing and professional development sites Minor lifting/carrying of academic materials The above job is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor. All employment is "at-will" as governed by the law of the state where the employee works. It is further understood that the "at-will" nature of employment is one aspect of employment that cannot be changed except in writing and signed by an authorized officer. Job Types: Full-time, Contract Employment Type: Full Time Years Experience: 1 - 3 years Bonus/Commission: No

Keywords: GEORGIA CYBER ACADEMY, Atlanta , SPECIAL EDUCATION FACILITATOR, Education / Teaching , Atlanta, Georgia

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