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Special Education Coordinator - Washington Service Center

Northwest Regional Education Service District
Closing date: 
Friday, July 21, 2023

Northwest Regional Education Service District is an equal opportunity employer; committed to building an inclusive community and an environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. We are proud to be an antiracist organization. We work to understand how racial ideology is manufactured and how it impacts the lives of our staff and those we serve.

In line with our commitment to disrupting systemic racism, we acknowledge that research shows that Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) and women are significantly less likely to apply for some positions, believing they must meet every qualification as described in the job description. At NWRESD, we value representation, and we are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job. We know that sometimes that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of the qualifications described below.

Position: Special Education Coordinator
Position Location: Washington Service Center
Department: Special Student Services
Reports to: Executive Director
Compensation: Administrative Salary Schedule – Special Eduction Coordinator
FSLA: Exempt
Calendar Days: 220 days per year
Compensation: Adminstrator Salary Schedule; $115,551.54 - $122,642.19 DOE

NW REGIONAL ESD’S MISSION STATEMENT: In partnership with the communities we serve, Northwest Regional ESD improves student learning by providing equitable access to high quality services and support.

The Coordinator is responsible to coordinate the Special Education services located within a designated program (Related Services, Schools) within NWRESD which provides a broad continuum of services to students with disabilities. These programs are implemented in accordance with NWRESD policies and procedures, Oregon statutes and administrative rules, and federal laws and regulations. These programs must also be consistent with and supportive of the instructional programs carried out in the local districts in which NWRESD is operating.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1. Valid Oregon Administrative license
2. Valid Driver’s License and vehicle insurance
3. Master’s degree in Special Education or School Administration
4. Successful experience in developing, managing, and/or teaching special education programs, including providing technical assistance to staff in procedural compliance and curriculum development.
5. Ability to design and implement programs to improve educational outcomes for students with special education needs
6. Strong facilitation and leadership skills with many different groups including staff, parents, students, and external associates.
7. Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
8. Maintain confidentiality

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Include the following. Performs some or all of the following tasks. Other Duties may be assigned. The duties listed below are not inclusive, but characteristic of the type and level of work assigned for this position.

A. Coordinate the delivery of Special Education services within a NWRESD program (Behavior Consultation, Blind / Visually Impaired Services, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Nursing, Speech/Language Pathology, AC/AT, Deaf/Hard of Hearing services, etc.), including IEP implementation, review and revision. Assure programs are in compliance with state and federal laws, regulations, and ESD policy.

B. Assist in the design and modification of programs consistent with best educational practice, legal requirements, and needs of local districts, state agencies, and other constituents.

C. Oversee service delivery and/or classroom design to ensure provision of specially designed instruction within the framework of research based best-practice.

D. Provide support to staff to meet changing needs of students and programs, including goal setting, development of a wide variety of effective instructional and behavior management strategies, classroom management, record keeping, and other identified needs.

E. Participate as a team member in the recruitment, selection, and assignment of program personnel.

F. Design planned, ongoing staff development to implement program policies and procedures, special education legal requirements, culturally sustaining service delivery, and special education and discipline best practice.

G. Supervise and evaluate the work performed by program personnel.

H. Assist in the development of the department budget. Manage Special Education expenditures to stay within budgetary guidelines.

I. Work closely with component School Districts in developing and evaluating programs and services provided by NWRESD.

J. Collaborate with outside agencies as appropriate.

K. Regular and punctual attendance for daily work schedule and meetings that may occur before or after the regular work day.

L. Accurately complete reports required by NWRESD.

M. Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Note: The description contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principle functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods, or otherwise to balance the workload.

NWRESD believes that every individual makes a significant contribution to our success. The administration reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties as necessary that still reflect the essential functions of the department. It is our expectation that every employee will offer their services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of the ESD’s goals.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Northwest Regional Education Service District is an equal opportunity employer; committed to building an inclusive community and an environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. We are proud to be an antiracist organization. We work to understand how racial ideology is manufactured and how it impacts the lives of our staff and those we serve. Northwest Regional Education Service District is proud to be an antiracist, Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We are committed to ensuring diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment, selection, and employment without regard to race, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, religion, veteran or military status, or any other category protected under the law.

Northwest Regional Education Service District is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in our recruitment procedures for individuals experiencing a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at Speech/Hearing impaired persons may contact the district for assistance through the Oregon telecommunications Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.