Lead Special Education Specialist

POSTED ON 10/12/2022 CLOSED ON 12/6/2022

Job Posting for Lead Special Education Specialist at Options For Youth - San Bernardino County

Job Description:

Are you an educator that wants to make an impact in a students' lives? Do you believe that every student should have the opportunity for success? If so, then Options for Youth (OFY) is the place for you! OFY is looking for educators that are warm, outgoing, authentic, passionate and inspiring. OFY places great emphasis on the student-teacher relationship, a critical component to the development of students' personal, emotional, and academic well-being.

Who We Are:

Options for Youth is a network of free public charter schools offering students a flexible, personalized approach to learning. OFY's founders started the program in 1987 to provide at-risk and underserved students an alternative to traditional learning methods and environments. OFY saw the potential that struggling students couldn't see in themselves. When California's Charter School Law passed in 1993, Options For Youth became the first sanctioned charter school in California. For over 20 years, OFY and its founders have helped more than 135,000 students find their passion and pursue their dreams. OFY believes in fostering student dreams. At OFY, inspiring students inspires us. We believe the student-teacher relationship is critical to the development of a young person's social, emotional, and academic well-being.

Company Benefits and Perks:

We offer a comprehensive benefits package to full-time staff that includes paid time off, holiday and sick time, medical, vision and dental coverage, incentives and an employer-matched 403B plan. OFY provides our staff opportunities to chaperone students on experiential learning trips to amazing places like Italy, China and Cuba and in-country trips to DC, a ranch in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and a farm in Northern California. We regularly hold social functions to foster a genuine camaraderie that enhances teamwork. At our company-wide award functions, we take time to recognize the talent and dedication of the people who make OFY and our students successful. To learn more about our schools, visit us at www.ofy.org.

Job Details:

Options for Youth embraces diversity and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. OFY is looking for a Lead Special Education Teacher. The prime directive of this position is to accomplish the goals of Options for Youth and the Clients which include: 100% compliance in meeting IEP timelines, providing FAPE and meeting the needs of the students and client. This position assists the Lead School Psychologist in managing the actions of the Special Education field staff, specifically the special education teachers, and works to ensure compliance with Special Education law. This position provides direct certificated instructional support when needed.

Essential Functions include, but are not limited to the following:*

* Plan, organize and direct Special Education programs, special education teachers and other special education staff.

* Assist in the interpretation of the law and Educational Code.

* Provide interpretation and guidance of compliance to laws.

* Direct Special Ed programs or projects and perform related duties as assigned.

* Train staff in planning and implementation of individual education programs for children with disabilities.

* Coordinate curricular resources and make them available and effective for personnel who are in need of the resources.

* Monitor Star Renaissance and develop support systems to improve any skills deficits.

* Support SES teachers to ensure IEP goals are individualized.

* Monitor LCAP students with IEPs.

* Develop relationships with local school districts, especially program specialists, and invite to IEPs as needed.

* Research community college resources for special education and 504

* Liaison for related service providers.

* Carry caseload as needed.

* Provide instructional strategies and supports to general and special education teachers.

* Serve on assessment teams and individualized education program teams.

* Schedule and participate in IEP meetings with students and parents as needed.

* Provide support to the general education program through facilitating Student Study Team meetings and Section 504 plans.

* Provide regular training & updates to special education teachers & general education staff related to support to general and special education students.

* Supervise special education teachers.

* Monitor staff caseloads, communicate with Prep/OFY leadership, and suggest hiring needs.

* Other tasks as assigned

Education and Experience:

* BA/BS Degree
* Valid California Teaching Credential in Special Education (Mild/Moderate)

Requirement of either*

* Proof of COVID19 Vaccination & Booster (if booster eligible) or

* Weekly COVID19 Negative Test ( option to participate in on-site weekly testing or obtain testing off site)

Requirement per California State Public Health Officer Order of August 11, 2021 [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Lead Special Education Specialist />

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