Scituate Public Schools
Employment Opportunities

OUT OF DISTRICT COORDINATOR/TRANSITION SPECIALIST (.7)


Scituate Public Schools
Scituate, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3480837 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: March 30, 2021 Starting Date: July 1, 2021

Job Description
Group:
Administrative Non-Union Contract

Title:
Out-of-District Coordinator/Transition Specialist

Reports to:
Director of Special Education

Overview:
Job Summary
The Out-of-District Coordinator/Transition Specialist is responsible for assisting the Director of Special Education by working with the out-of-district school communities, students and their families to assure students are receiving specialized services in the Least Restrictive settings that allows for all students to meet their highest learning potential while adhering to established policies and procedures.
As Transition Specialist this person is responsible for working with school based teams to develop comprehensive transition plans as well as conduct any necessary transition assessments. As needed, this role will also provide professional development for faculty regarding current DESE regulations and guidance regarding transition planning.

Duties & Responsibilities:
•Preparations for annual and reevaluations during the year
oConsent
oReview of files
oEducational Assessments; form A and send out form B
oSet up and run the IEP meeting
oPlacement determinations
oReview IEP proposals from OOD placements and meet timelines for all IEPs
•Contact for the placement for problem solving around a student concern
•Transitioning students between Scituate Public Schools to out-of-district placements or back to Scituate Public Schools.
•Maintain communication with in-district educators and administrators when returning or receiving students
•Maintain knowledge of in-district programming
•Run the meetings and paperwork for additional assessment consents
•Run Manifestation Determination meetings
•Complete IEP processes for students privately placed by parents
•Maintain and organize transportation for all OOD students
•Review and ensure accurate billing for OOD placements
•Run meetings when parents bring in evaluations from outside
•Facilitate parent observations of special education programs, both in out-of-district placements and within the district for students on the OOD caseload
•Meet monthly and as needed with the Director of Special Education to review cases and keep the Director updated on school-based concerns
•Assist with Circuit Breaker reporting
•Conduct out-of-district program oversight with program observations, attendance monitoring and appropriateness of programming for students
•Provide transition planning PD
•Conduct transition assessments
•Work with faculty on the development of transition plans for students

Qualifications:
•Master’s Degree in Education or Special Education.
•At least five years of experience in special education.
•Appropriate licensure as a Special Educator.
•Knowledge of state and federal special education regulations.
•Complete knowledge of all services and programs available including Alternative Programs, Vocational Programs, and be completely versed in the program offerings of general education programs Pre-K-12 and special education out-of-district placements.
•Knowledge of the management and intricacies of the Team Evaluation Process.
•Ability to communicate clearly.
•Ability to facilitate helpful interpersonal interactions among members of the Team.
•Ability to compromise and resolve conflicts.
•Ability to provide leadership to the group.
•Ability to prepare and plan for Team Meetings.
•Ability to interpret test results and student performance data.
•Employment based on successful completion of a CORI background check and fingerprinting.

Position Type: Part-time
Positions Available: 1


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The Scituate Public Schools have a commitment to maintaining an educational environment and workplace where bigotry and intolerance, including discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, homeless status or disability are not tolerated and where any form of intimidation, threat, coercion and/or harassment that insults the dignity of others and interferes with their freedom to learn or work is unacceptable. The Scituate Public School System is a member of METCO. Candidates who have a strong commitment to active antiracism are encouraged to apply.

Equal Opportunity Employer
The Scituate Public Schools have a commitment to maintaining an educational environment and workplace where bigotry and intolerance, including discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, homeless status or disability are not tolerated and where any form of intimidation, threat, coercion and/or harassment that insults the dignity of others and interferes with their freedom to learn or work is unacceptable.

Job Requirements
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Master degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
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    Contact Information
    Michele Boebert, Director of Special Education
    606 Chief Justice Highway
    Scituate, Massachusetts 02066
    Phone: 7815458759
    Email: mboebert@scit.org