The Special Education Lead Case Manager ensures that the students receiving special education services and Section 504 accommodations achieve academic success, across all subjects, as measured by achievement of IEP goals, benchmark assessments and grades, and state exams.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Drive student achievement for students receiving special education services
Monitor and respond to student grades and progress monitoring results.
Responsible for ensuring school is in compliance with all state and federal law governing special education compliance
Develop effective IEPs and Service Agreements that translate into measurable results for students
Develop, implement, and monitor Positive Behavior Support Plans (PBSPs)
Ensure special education documents are implemented with fidelity across all settings
Mentor and coach students on self-regulation and organization skills.
Provide ongoing communication with teachers and administrators that strengthens the support systems for students receiving special education services.
Chair manifestation determinations meetings and write all required documents
Lead SAP/CSAP team
Serve as an active member of the School Culture Team in supporting students receiving special education services.
Manage members of the Special Education Team
Manage relationship with related service partners (Psychologist, Speech, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist) and therapeutic support staff (TSS, STS, BSC)
Strong knowledge of instructional strategies for students with disabilities.
Familiar with best practices in working with students with social-emotional needs
Strong knowledge of PA special education regulations and compliance policies/procedures
Results-oriented individual – a flexible thinker willing to do “whatever it takes.”
The ideal candidate:
Is detail-oriented and highly organized with strong analytical writing skills.
Has experienced a high level of measurable success working with urban youth.
Has knowledge of PA Academic Standards
Is familiar with functional behavioral assessments and manifestation determinations
Has zest and a sense of humor.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in Special Education preferred
3 or more years working with special education students
Certification as Special Education Teacher
Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required such as maneuvering in classrooms and office space-reaching file cabinets, filing, faxing, scanning, coping, typing, mailing, and making phone calls; Must be able to sit for up to two (2) hours looking at a computer monitor, using a keyboard and mouse and typing.