Classroom Teacher - Elwyn
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Early Childhood
Job Title: L.E.A. Representative-PreK
Job Location: Elwyn's Early Learning Services--Phila., PA
Beginning: Jul 12, 2022
Deadline: Sep 10, 2022**
Certificate: Grades Pre K-4
District: Elwyn
Elwyn, PA 19063
Telephone: 610-891-2003
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Job Description:
Elwyn is offering NEW HIGHER PAY RATES for LEA Representatives, up to $64,000 to start (depending upon experience) plus*$3,000 Sign-On Bonus payable in two equal installments of $1,500 within 30 days of completing 30th and 180th day of employment. 
PA Teaching Cert required in either Special Ed or Early Childhood Ed; Drivers License required (See below for details)

POSITION SUMMARY: The Local Education Agency (LEA) Representative provides administrative oversight of Individualized Education Programs (IEP) for preschool early intervention in the City of Philadelphia and/or the City of Chester per Chapter 14 and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requirements. The LEA Representative determines special education services, supplemental supports, and placements. LEA rep is the primary contact for families of children receiving Early Intervention services and provide ongoing administrative oversight of the implementation of the IEPs for children on their caseload. 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • As the primary contact for families, provide guidance and support, answer questions, and orient new families to preschool early intervention and Elwyn's philosophy and mission
  • Ensure that transitions of children from the (0-3) program to Elwyn Early Learning Services and from Elwyn Early Learning Services to Philadelphia School District are completed according to PA state guidelines and timelines, through participation in transition meetings, Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) record reviews and subsequent IEP meetings, case reviews and caseload management
  • Write IEP's utilizing knowledge of federal, state, and local mandates and regulations, recommendations from service therapists and family members, and analysis of child needs data gathered as essential information for the IEP
  • Schedule, coordinate, and lead IEP meetings and other related meetings with families and staff as required coordinate, develop, and write initial and annual IEPs
  • Authorize special education placement and supplemental services and supports utilizing knowledge of federal, state, and local mandates and regulations including, but not limited to, Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) and least restrictive environment (LRE)
  • Initiate referrals for IEP team as necessary to ensure child is making meaningful educational progress as defined in Chapter 14 regulations and IDEA
  • Ensure accurate interpretation and implementation of evaluation instruments and assessment techniques used in preschool early intervention programs through the review of assessment reports in accordance with best practices and industry standards
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of parents rights and procedural safeguards and communicate to parents and guardians their rights under the PA Department of Education's (PDE) Procedural Safeguards Notice
  • Authorize the provision of compensatory education, including, but not limited to, determining how compensatory education will be provided
  • Authorize special education placement and supplemental services and supports utilizing knowledge of federal, state, and local mandates and regulations, recommendations from service providers, family members, and analysis of any progress monitoring data gathered
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • PLEASE SEE FULL DESCRIPTION ON ELWYN'S WEBSITE, THIS SITE DOES ALLOW ENOUGH SPACE TO POST FULL DESCRIPTION
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:
  • Current Pennsylvania Teaching Certificate in Special Education or Early Childhood ; Master's Degree preferred
  • Two (2) years' experience in an educational setting developing, writing, and implementing IEPs, preferably in early childhood
  • Must have current, valid driver's license in state of residence, three (3) years driving experience, and acceptable driving record
  • PLEASE SEE FULL DESCRIPTION ON ELWYN'S WEBSITE, THIS SITE DOES ALLOW ENOUGH SPACE TO POST FULL DESCRIPTION
Elwyn reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as needed. This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive statement of duties and responsibilities of the job nor does it constitute a written or implied contract.
 
Elwyn is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation and identity, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, genetic information, disability status, military or veteran status, marital or family status, political activities or affiliations, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, and federal law.

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