Education Associate, Procedural Safeguards and Monitoring

Location
Dover, DE 19901, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jun 15, 2018
Ref
5200006775
Close Date:
07/14/2018

Title of Position: Education Associate, Procedural Safeguards and Monitoring

Reports to: Director, Exceptional Children Resources

Description of Position:


The Education Associate for Procedural Safeguards and Monitoring is a member of the Exceptional Children Workgroup with the Academic Support Team of the Department. The Education Associate will be under the direct supervision of the Director for Exceptional Children Resources. The responsibilities of the person in this position include:

Major Responsibilities Include:
  • Oversight and maintenance of the special education monitoring and general supervision system, including:
    • Continued development of focused monitoring of LEAs within the state,
    • Coordination of monitoring activities as outlined in the SPP/APR, including Results Driven Accountability.
  • Review and maintenance of written policies and procedures for districts and charter schools to ensure implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act and state special education laws.
  • Oversight and maintenance of required state and federal regulations, including:
    • Yearly submission of funding documents required by the federal Office of Special Education Programs; and
    • Review and maintain Interagency Agreement
  • Serve as lead staff liaison for DOE in providing special education support and technical assistance to specific LEAs and Charter Schools.
  • Serve as the liaison to the Division for the Visually Impaired (DVI) by facilitating the MOU development between DVI, DOE & LEAs, provide technical assistance to DVI related to educational issues, IDEA and state regulations, managing sub-grant from IDEA funds, facilitating opportunities for DVI staff to provide feedback on Accessibility Guidelines and issues related to VI and AT, providing technical assistance related to coordination of services between DVI & LEAs, participating in DVI Voc Rehab Advisory Committee (VRAC).
  • Participate in all general supervision activities, including compliance monitoring of LEAs, and State level verification activities.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director, Chief Academic Officer, and/or Secretary of Education.

Essential Qualifications and Skills

Education: Master's Degree in Special Education; Doctorate preferred

Experience:
  • Minimum of 5 years successful teaching of students with disabilities
  • Firm knowledge of IDEA federal law and Delaware regulations specific to students with disabilities
  • Experience in providing professional learning, technical assistance and/or coaching to teachers within a school system
  • Knowledge of inclusive practices in Least Restrictive Environments (LRE)

Skills:
  • Knowledge and skills in best practices of Professional Development with Adult Learners
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Performs responsibilities with minimal supervision
  • Capable of setting priorities and working in collaboration with others
  • Engage in problem solving with professionalism
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with others
  • Discretion and confidentiality are essential

Salary:

Salary will be computed in accordance with the education, experience, and training of the individual selected and in accordance with salary schedules for employees of the Department of Education. Direct deposit of payroll checks is a condition of state employment, and employees are paid on a lag pay schedule with the first payment made after approximately one month of employment.

Notes:

A criminal background check is required. The successful candidate must demonstrate during the interview process an understanding of diversity, educational equity and multicultural education. This job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. The selected candidate should expect to perform any other related activities needed to deliver the position's key duties and responsibilities and follow any other instructions as defined by his/her supervisor.

The Delaware Department of Education is an equal opportunity employer. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, age or Vietnam Era veteran's status in employment or its programs and activities. Inquiries should be directed to the Department's Human Resource Office, 401 Federal Street, Suite 2, Dover, Delaware, 19901, Telephone No. (302) 735-4030.

A person may not be employed by a public school employer in any position requiring licensure and certification if the person does not meet licensure and certification requirements established under Chapter 12 of [Title 14 of the Delaware Code]..., except pursuant to a license extension and/or emergency certificate issued pursuant to Chapter 12. See 14 Del. C.§ 1313.

Direct deposit of paychecks is a condition of employment for all new employees hired after December 31, 1995

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