Summary

Student Support Services | Early Childhood Special Education | HVED District Office | Available: Immediately

Description

Hiawatha Valley Education District (HVED) is seeking an Early Intervention (Birth-to-3) Assessment Evaluator to serve Birth-to-3 children and their families in Southeast Minnesota.

Essential Responsibilities Include (but not limited to): 

  • Perform intake calls to families with children who were referred with potential developmental delays.
  • Screen infants and toddlers referred for potential Early Childhood Special Education services.
  • Evaluate infants and toddlers to determine eligibility for special education services.
  • Administers, scores and interprets standardized educational assessment measures according to established standards and with accuracy.
  • Continues to develop knowledge and understanding about the history, traditions, values, family systems, as well as uses appropriate methodological approaches, skills, and techniques that reflect an understanding of culture.
  • Develops and documents, clear, integrated, comprehensive educational formulations and recommendations that are individualized based on evaluation results.
  • Act as service coordinator during the evaluation timeframe and works cooperatively with special education personnel, families and other service providers.
  • Help facilitate and develop Individual Family Service Plans (IFSP’s).
  • Assists, as a member of the multi-disciplinary team, in making special education placement decisions and help in developing outcomes and instructional objectives.
  • Prepare and maintain an efficient schedule for delivery of all responsibilities in early intervention.
  • Assure compliance with special education procedural requirements and due process timelines.
  • Perform all other duties and responsibilities in certification areas as directed by the supervisor. 

Competencies:

  • Must be able to work in team decision-making situations
  • Must communicate effectively with students, families, educators, and administrators regarding student programs and progress.
  • Must possess ability to problem-solve.
  • Must possess ability to lead teams and coordinate with others.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of state special education laws and regulations.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of referral processes and resources.
  • Functions as a strong and supportive team member who understands and embraces a multi-disciplinary team model.

Qualifications:

  • Minnesota licensure as an Early Childhood Special Education Teacher required
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Experience as a B-3 and/or ECSE 3-5 Teacher preferred
  • Experience in coordinating early childhood services for children with disabilities and their families preferred
  • Experience with public health and social service organizations preferred
  • Experience working in a school or education setting preferred
  • Experience completing Part C Special Education Evaluations preferred

Working Conditions:

  • Office, lifting, sitting, standing, pushing, pulling, keyboarding, etc.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.

Application Deadline:       

  • until position is filled 

Salary/Benefits:  

  • Competitive salary and benefits package.  Based on years of experience and credentials.

Travel Requirements:    

  • Travel will occur between birth-3 family homes and/or daycare centers. 

FLSA Status: Exempt

Hiawatha Valley Education District (HVED) provides special education services to 13 School Districts and 3 Charter Schools within five counties of southeast Minnesota: Fillmore, Houston, Olmsted, Wabasha, and Winona. HVED also has one Setting IV Behavior Program that provides programming for students in grades K-12 with challenging behaviors currently receiving special education services. The Setting IV Behavior Program is located in Kellogg (SAIL). In addition, HVED provides programming for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (SPECTRUM). Our SPECTRUM program is located in Hokah. HVED offers an Alternative Learning Center housed in MN College SE located in Winona, MN. HVED is committed to providing the best services to staff, students, and member districts in southeast Minnesota. Come join our team to be a part of a great organization!