Subject Area Coordinator - Ad Prima Charter School
Position: Subject Area Coordinator
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Special Education Coordinator
Job Location: Philadelphia
Beginning: Nov 15, 2018
Deadline: Jan 14, 2019**
District: Ad Prima Charter School
Philadelphia, PA 19151
Telephone: 215-883-0638
Job Description:
Ad Prima charter schools is a Blue Ribbon K-8 school in Philadelphia. Ad Prima is seeking a special education coordinator for the 2018-2019 academic year for grades K-8. QUALIFICATIONS The ideal candidate will:  
  • Be "highly qualified" in accordance with the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and have: a Masters Degree in Special Education and certification in Special Education; or a Bachelors Degree and certification in Special Education.
  • Have 1 to 2 years of successful classroom teaching experience in an urban school setting as a special education teacher. 2 or more years of teaching experience is preferred.  
  • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of instructional strategies for students with autism, developmental delay, specific learning disabilities, and behavior disorders.  
  • Extensive background knowledge with IEP Writer  
  • Demonstrate strong skills in partnering with families.  
  • Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse group of colleagues, parents, families, and community members.
  • Be committed to meeting the needs of a diverse student population.  
  • Have a track record of being a team player and community minded.  
  • Have excellent time-management skills, attention to detail, and ability to work independently.  
  • Overseeing / managing a caseload of special education students and the implementation of their IEP/504 plans in: inclusive, self-contained and pull-out settings.  
  • Ensuring appropriate delivery of both special education instruction and related services as stipulated on IEPs/504 plans.  
  • Ensuring compliance by the school with all local and Federal laws and regulation relating to students with IEPs/504 plans and students referred to special education.  
  • Ensuring that services provided by contractual personnel are of high quality, provided in the LRE, and are aligned with students’ IEPs/504 plans.  
  • Effectively communicating to parents and guardians the special education process including process for referrals, evaluations, annual IEPs/504 plans, and re-evaluations as well as parental rights granted by IDEA.  
  • Facilitating IEP meetings using a strengths based and family centered approach.  
  • Coordinating with student’s special education team to ensure all documents are completed in a timely manner (according to state, local, and school policies and procedures) prior to MDT meeting.
  • Coordinating with special education team to complete quarterly IEP progress reports and provide quarterly IEP progress reports to parents/guardians.  
  • Maintaining student files (paper and electronic) according to school and OSSE standards.  
  • Ensuring IEPs are developmentally appropriate, curriculum/standards -based, strength based, and relevant to individual students.
  • Working to maintain school and LEA tracking and data system that includes: student information related to IEPs, services, service hours, evaluations, MDT referrals, time-lines in which evaluations were completed and discipline incidents.documented.
  • Representing Ad Prima as a subject matter expert in contact with OSSE, Federal Agencies and non-profits concerning students with special needs.
  • Identifying and develops appropriate curriculum and school based assessments to support the academic growth of students with IEPs/504 plans.
  • Gathering and report data for all reporting requirements concerning students with IEPs/504 plans and other required reports (to the State, Department of Education, census, grant applications, annual report, etc.).
  • Establishing and maintaining communication with parents of students in the program.  
  • Facilitating workshops / meetings for parents, as well as identifies resources for parents of students with special needs.   
  • Co-Coordinating ESY program  Maintaining confidentiality of student records and student information  
  • Other duties as assigned.

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