Summary

Teacher-Miscellaneous | Teacher | Elementary Schools | Available: 2023-24 School Year | Closing: Open until filled

Description

The Human Resources Department is accepting applications for the position of a Due Process Lead-TOSA (Teacher of Special Assisgnment) at the elementary buildings for the 2023-24 school year.  We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.  Salary placement is based on education and experience as indicated in Teachers’ Collectively Bargained Agreement.  

Application Process:  To be considered for this position, submit online application at www.sspps.org.  Posting will remain open until filled. 
 
Job Summary
The Special Services Due Process Lead designs, monitors, coordinates and provides leadership in district due process rules and regulations to assure that these procedures are in compliance with state and federal regulations with regard to special education services and the implementation of these services for students with disabilities.
 
Job Functions

  • Attend Child Study meetings at each building, monitor and document student eligibility for special education services.
  • Support special education teachers with compliant due process procedures.
  • Support coordination of district and state assessments in the area of IEP accommodations for ordering of materials and verification of compliance.
  • Support and consult as a member of district IEP teams at IEP, evaluation meetings and conferences.
  • Adhere to all district policies and procedures.
  • Support the district’s mission, vision and values.
  • Design and provide professional development to staff regarding SpEd Forms (Due Process Student Information System) and Due Process needs/updates.
  • Provide coaching support to new hires and staff in the area of Due Process.
  • Maintain caseloads.
  • Support building administration in the scheduling of IEP students.
  • Support administration in the scheduling of paraprofessionals.
  • Work with families in the understanding of Due Process regulations and service delivery within the district.
  • Participate in Due Process hearings as needed and appropriate.
  • Promote team development of the Special Services staff with one another as well as with the building staff.
  • Adhere to all district policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Current Minnesota Special Education teaching license.
  • Minimum three years of case management/teaching special education.
  • Demonstrate managerial and administrative skills including planning, problem solving, conflict resolution, organization and leadership.
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with students, staff, parents and community.
  • Demonstrate ability to effectively communicate with others in both written and verbal form.
  • Understanding of Due Process as it relates to the provision of FAPE for students with disabilities in the Least Restrictive Environment.
  • Ability to manage/assign caseloads.
  • Excellent technology skills.
  • Commitment to working effectively with culturally, economically and socially diverse students and families.
  • Skilled in use of technologies as it applies to classroom and operational activities and staff communication (Google Docs).
  • Experience working with diverse communities to foster a common vision for children and youth.
  • Ability to understand and follow data privacy rules and regulations.
  • Demonstrate prompt, regular and reliable attendance.

Physical Requirements
Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, operate a computer and other office equipment, reach with hands and arms, and must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Vision abilities required include close vision.