Special Education Due Process Case Manager

Spring Lake Park School District 16
Job Description
About Spring Lake Park Schools:
 
Welcome to Spring Lake Park Schools! We are a vibrant school community serving about 5,800 students from the suburbs of Blaine, Fridley and Spring Lake Park, in the northern Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. Our district purpose -- “High expectations, high achievement for all. No excuses” – provides our focus to meet the unique and varied needs of each student. 
 
Spring Lake Park Schools is recognized for our commitment to personalized learning, creating a culture of innovation and creativity through human-centered design thinking. We are working to create a system – a culture with a methodology and set of processes – where teachers and staff have the freedom, flexibility and invitation to design new ways of learning centered around deepening student engagement to continuously improve student success.
 
Position Overview:

A 1.0 FTE Special Education Due Progress Case Manager position to work with students with various disabilities at Northpoint Elementary School (0.7 FTE) and Woodcrest Spanish Immersion School (0.3 FTE).  The position includes case managing students, the writing of IEP's, coordinating meetings, providing consultation to school staff and parents, working collaboratively with school staff in the general and special education environments, and managing all aspects of Due Process procedures and mandates.  

The successful candidate will be an individual who …
 
… firmly believes:
  • all students can and will learn, and that their learning can be directly influenced by focusing on factors over which we have control;
  • in the need to work interdependently with teachers, school, and district leaders throughout the system, aligning the work of adults around improving student learning by meeting the needs, interests, and aspirations of students;
  • in the need to work in partnership with staff to continuously improve practices to enhance student and family engagement, creating the conditions for equity, excellence and student success; and
  • in personalizing learning for students, meeting academic, social, and emotional needs and aspirations so that each student feels valued and has a sense of belonging, leading to academic success.

Primary Responsibilities:

Duties of this job include, but are not limited to:
  • Develop and provide direct academic, social, emotional, and behavior instruction.
  • Conduct formative assessment, and monitor progress, to guide instructional planning
  • Consult with general and special education staff.
  • Maintain student records of services provided.
  • Participate in IEP and evaluation summary meetings.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
 Experience:  

The candidate must be knowledgeable in types of behavioral and academic interventions appropriate for primary students and must be proficient in aspects of instruction including student and classroom management, assessment, instructional delivery, and intervention.    The candidate must also be committed to continuous improvement and professional learning.


Qualifications:
  • Ability to effectively collaborate and successfully communicate regularly with school staff and students' families to make educational decisions, using family and community resources to support learning.
  • Facilitates positive interactions between students and teacher, student and peers and student and other adults.
  • Regularly assesses student learning, as well as their developmental, cognitive and social needs, by using multiple forms of assessment.
  • Uses student assessment findings to provide developmentally appropriate instruction to meet student needs.
  • Knowledge of Special Education Due Process procedures to case manage and  maintain appropriate Due Process files.

Licensing Requirements:

Must have current Minnesota license in Special Education, such as Emotional Behavioral Disorders (EBD), Developmental Cognitive Disabilities (DCD), Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), or Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD). 

Salary:

Highly competitive salary and benefit package for the region.
 
How to Apply:


Applications will be reviewed as received and qualified candidates will be interviewed until the position is filled.  Individuals who wish to be considered for this position must apply online at https://www.applitrack.com/district16/onlineapp/default.aspx.

Only qualified and appropriately licensed individuals will be considered for an interview. 

For any inquiries or questions regarding the position, please contact Sarah Byrdziak, Administrative Assistant to the Director of Special Education and Student Services at sbyrdz@district16.org or 763.600.5081.
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