Bethlehem Elementary
White Mountains School Administrative Unit #35
Bethlehem, New Hampshire

Job Details
Job ID: 2849195 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Re-posted: January 7, 2018 Starting Date: August 21, 2018

Job Description
The Bethlehem School District is looking for qualified candidates for a Special Education Building Coordinator/Case Manager/Teacher for the 2018-2019 School Year.

Except as specifically noted, the following functions are considered essential to this position:
1. Provides direct services to students with disabilities (Case Manager and Special Education Teacher duties)

2. Supervise and write evaluations for paraprofessionals with the support of the Building Principal.

3. Coordinates the referral process for newly referred students and informs Administration that this process has begun.

4. Assists in the scheduling of IEP and placement meetings for students with disabilities

5. Assists in the eligibility decisions, development of IEPs, and placement decisions for students with disabilities

6. Chairs IEP meetings for the most severe (involved) students who may require additional supports that may impact the district level budgets.

7. Assists the Case Manager in the transitioning of students with disabilities from the preschool to the elementary, elementary to the middle school, middle school to high school, from high school to adult.

8. Ensures that the paperwork is complete, up-to-date, accurate, and in compliance with state and federal regulations for all students with disabilities in the school. (Referral data, test reports, parent releases, IEP and NHSEIS)

9. Ensures compliance with IDEA procedures and timelines mandated by state regulations.

10. Maintains confidentiality when it comes to student information

11. Maintains all confidential special education records in compliance with state and federal regulations

12. Ensures equitable caseloads between special education teachers

13. Assists in the preparation of state and federal grants and oversees Medicaid reimbursement for students with disabilities

14. Prepares departmental budget for the Special Education department as directed by the building administration

15. Assists in meeting the special education-related professional development needs of professional and support staff

16. Stays abreast of best practices and current special education law

17. Assists the administration in evaluation of special education teachers/case managers

18. Shares in the responsibility with the school principal for being an LEA.

19. Serve as a liaison between school and the SAU as needed and attends SAU coordinator meetings.

20. Provides appropriate training and professional development to paraprofessionals.

21. Consult and collaborate with outside agencies as needed.

22. Assist the principal with paraprofessional personnel functions as needed (interviewing, hiring, and evaluating) for the purpose of maintaining adequate staffing, enhancing productivity of personnel and ensuring that the objectives of the Special Education program are achieved.

Teacher Position Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Provides direct services to students with disabilities

2. Schedules and chairs IEP, placement meetings, and revaluation meetings for students with disabilities on their caseload. Develops IEPs for all students with disabilities assigned to their caseload

3. Collaborates and/or consults with classroom teachers to ensure effective adaptations and accommodations are put in place regarding specific assignments and modalities of presentation to enable student success.

4. Ensures that all aspects of the IEP are delivered to individual students on their caseload

5. Follows district curriculum goals and objectives to write comprehensive lesson plans designed to meet the learning needs of each student in your classroom.

6. Assess student for the purpose of providing feedback to the teacher, students, parents, and administration, regarding the student’s growth, meeting expectations, and goals.

7. Utilizes data from standardized tests and a variety of formative and summative assessment to drive instruction and monitors student progress in cooperation with classroom teachers and provides periodic progress reports to parents as required by state and federal law.

8. Serves as a resource person for staff and parents.

9. As part of the special education team, leads in determining eligibility, development of IEPs, and placement decisions for students with disabilities

10. Ensures that all steps in the special education process are completed in a timely manner as required by state and federal laws.

11. Participates in required meetings (e.g. parent conferences, in-service training, faculty meetings) for the purpose of receiving and/or providing information

12. Follows District policies, procedures, goals, and approved curriculum for content areas

13. Follows all federal, state, and school district policies, laws, and procedures that pertain to public education.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Welcome to White Mountains School Administrative Unit #35!

The White Mountains School Administrative Unit 35 is comprised of seven villages nestled around Franconia Notch. The towns that are served by SAU 35 are Bethlehem, Easton, Franconia, Sugar Hill, Lisbon, Lyman, and Landaff.

SAU 35 Believes:
All children can learn and achieve.
All schools and districts must be physically, fiscally, and educationally effective.
Appropriate and equitable tools, resources, and educational programs must be provided.
High standards and expectations must be maintained through a system of accountability
for all students, staff, and school districts.
All students must have an opportunity for high quality education in the least restrictive
environment necessary to realize their potential.
Respect for each individual is fundamental to teaching and learning.
Upon graduation, all students must have the skills necessary to make a successful transition from school to careers and/or higher education.
Parent, family, community, and business engagement is critical for students to succeed.
Schools must be safe, civil, and drug free.
Quality faculty and other staff are essential to excellence.
Students must be active participants in their education.
Equal Opportunity Employer
SAU 35 does not discriminate in its educational programs, activities or employment practices based on age, sex, race, color, marital status, physical or mental disability, religion, national origin or any other legally protected classification. This policy is in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1975, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and New Hampshire RSA 354-A. Information relative to special accommodation and the designated responsible official for compliance with Title VII, Title IX, and Section 504 may be obtained by contacting SAU 35. If you need accommodations in completing this application, please contact SAU 35.

Job Requirements
Experience with students who have multiple challenges preferred.
New Hampshire Special Education Certification required and additional certification in Special Education Categorical areas preferred.

To be considered for this position please submit the following:

Letter of Interest
Three Letters of Reference
  • Master degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
    This employer has requested that all applicants answer the following questions. It is highly recommended that you type any essays in a word processing program, save them, and then paste them on the proceeding job application page.
    1. Do you currently have New Hampshire Certification or a Statement of Eligibility for the position you are applying for?

    2. Are you HQT (Highly Qualified Teacher)? If so, what areas?

    3. Please identify your student teaching experience (school, address, grade/subject, cooperating teacher, and completion date).
    Brief Response (Answer limited to 200 characters, including spaces)

    4. Please explain related experience, such as special job-related skills and qualifications that would help us consider your application.
    Short Essay (Answer limited to 600 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information
    Shelli Roberts, Principal
    2297 Main Street
    Bethlehem, New Hampshire 03574
    Phone: 603-869-2689
    Email: sroberts@bethlehem.k12.nh.us