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Job Title: Special Education Coordinator
Job Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA 19124
Beginning: Oct 14, 2021
Deadline: Oct 13, 2022**
District: American Paradigm Schools
Philadelphia, PA 19152
Telephone: 215-735-6500
Job Description:
American Paradigm Schools
8101 Castor Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19152
Discovering Excellence Through Cultivating Differences
American Paradigm Schools are dedicated to equity and excellence for all learners, while celebrating the uniqueness of our communities. Our values drive our dedication to providing a world class education.
Position: Special Education Coordinator
Position type: Full Time
Position location (School): First Philadelphia
Department: Leadership
Reports to: CEO
Employment status: Exempt
Employment duration: 12 Months
Position Summary:
Assist School Administrator with the overall development, implementation and integrity of educational services within the school setting. Ensure that the individualized education process and the educational curriculum for all students is of the highest quality and aligned with all state frameworks and regulations, as directed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Ensure that services are delivered in accordance with each student's IEP, including specially designed instruction, related services, and standardized testing.
Major Responsibilities
  • Supervises the writing of IEPs by all caseload managers and related service providers
  • Manages a Special Education caseload and Coordinators
  • Provides support and specific oversight in transition planning, writing measurable annual goals with baselines, including psychologist's recommendations in the IEP, documenting the full program and services, and meeting all federal and state requirements
  • Facilitates IEP meetings with parents/guardians and all needed IEP team members
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Previous Leadership Experience
  • Time Management
  • Education and training
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Learning Strategies.
  • Monitoring
  • Critical Thinking
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Coordination
  • Written Expression/Comprehension
  • Compliance
  • Collaboration
  • Flexibility
  • Organization
  • Data analysis
  • Writing
Technology Skills
  • SIS
  • Special Education Data Management Systems
  • Google Suites/Microsoft Office
  • Basic office equipment
  • Video Conferencing
Education and certifications
Certification requirement
  • Master's Degree in Special Education and PA State certification, Special Education Supervisory certification preferred.

Physical Requirements
  • Sitting
  • Walking
  • Standing
  • Talking
  • Pushing
  • Driving
  • Lifting 20-25 Lbs.
  • Moving Up and Down from a seated position
  • Restraining students (training required)
  • Walking up and down stairs
  • Other
American Paradigm Schools are Caring School Communities.
Relationships are the foundation of classroom and school life and underpin teaching, learning, and prosocial development. Building relationships and fostering students' sense of community are a critical part of our work at APS and as such, we have partnered with the Collaborative Classroom to implement the Caring School Community Model in all of our schools.
Caring School Community model builds positive classroom and schoolwide communities while developing students' social and emotional learning (SEL) skills and competencies. It is designed to help students become caring, responsible members of their school communities and, ultimately, to grow into humane, principled, and skilled citizens of a democratic society. The lessons in the program help faculty and staff create a warm, safe, and disciplined school environment where all community members can develop the skills and dispositions they need to interact constructively with others.
All employees at American Paradigm Schools are expected to be true champions of the Caring School Community Program.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.