Expatiate Communications Special Education Coordinator Pasadena, CA · Full time

Expatiate Communications is a boutique Special Education management firm with unparalleled expertise in special education. We provide innovative solutions for the most challenging and complex special education issues facing school districts, ESAs/COEs, and State educational agencies, providing staff and technology solutions.

Description

The Special Education Coordinator / Program Specialist implements and maintains special education programs and services in conformance to district procedures and state and federal laws; provides written support and conveying information; serves as a resource to parents and school personnel, as well as the Board. Assists in case management, planning, development and implementation of various curriculum activities. 


Responsibilities: 


  • Meet with committees and discuss recommended changes; provide guidance and advice to teachers, administrators, and parents. 
  • Assist in the development and procurement of instructional materials and equipment. 
  • Assist in the planning, developing, and implementing staff development and in-service training; provide teachers and other education staff with support material and resources. 
  • Writes and conducts instructional and academic programs; IEP Meetings, determines options and alternatives; consults with other professional staff; observes and works with teachers; monitors students’ curriculum progress. 
  • Serve as a liaison with support personnel and other public and private agencies; assist in maintaining follow-up and referral service. 
  • Prepare specialized brochures, surveys, and other descriptive promotional materials for local, state, and national distribution. 
  • Respond to school agencies’ requests for new or revised programs and services. 
  • Develop and edit field support materials that will facilitate the delivery of instructional and academic programs. 
  • Assist in providing training workshops, conferences, and in-services. 
  • Consult with other professional staff and consultants regarding programs to which they are assigned. 
  • Conduct special education assessments, IEPs, and direct provision of SAI services.  
  • Develops, completes, and maintains all paperwork mandated by local, state, and federal guidelines, laws, and regulations. 
  • Maintains knowledge of special education teaching methods, research, and best practices through professional development and study. 
  • Ensures programs comply with Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA); ensures each applicable student is provided with Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) that is properly modified for his/her individual needs.
  • Client Relations, internal and external support to parents, site administrators, site vendors and stakeholders.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 


Knowledge, Skill & Other Requirements:


  • Must be legally eligible to work in California. 
  • Mild/Moderate “or” Moderate/Severe Credential- Required
  • Bachelor’s degree in special education from an institution of higher learning accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation- Master's Preferred
  • 3 years Special Education Experience -preferred
  • BCLAD Certification- Preferred
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office programs and Google Suite
  • Bilingual English and Spanish is a plus


Individual compensation packages are based on various factors unique to each candidate, including skill set, experience, qualifications, geography, and other job-related reasons. Expatiate Communications is an equal-opportunity employer. Expatiate Communications considers all qualified applicants and employees for hiring, placement, and advancement without regard to a person's race, color, religion, national origin, age, genetic information, military status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or protected veteran status.