SPED Coordinator

Job Locations US-NY-Rochester
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(1/26/2018 4:27 PM)
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Partnerships to Uplift Communities (PUC) is a non-profit charter school management organization designed to significantly increase college entrance and graduation rates for under served students in Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley, and Rochester. Our mission at PUC Schools is to develop and manage high quality charter schools in densely populated urban communities with overcrowded and low achieving schools. We create school programs and cultures that result in college graduation for all students. We uplift and revitalize communities through the development of educational and other supportive partnerships.


Job Purpose

The ideal Teacher wholeheartedly believes in and is passionate about the mission and commitments of PUC Schools and exhibits this through their development, reflection, execution of school culture, implementation of student rigor and proven results of student success.


Job Overview

 The Special Education Coordinator will provide leadership and professional development to drive the special education program and ensure compliance to established policies, procedures and/or regulations.


Essential Duties and responsibilities, listed but not limited, below: 

  • Case-manage all IEPs/504 plans and provide oversight for IEP/504 development
  • Facilitate and coordinate all IEP/504 meetings
  • Develop related goals and objectives and recommend policies, planning, and implementation by working with school staff to meet the needs of students with special needs
  • Serve as a resource for information regarding special education services, programs and policies and ensure that procedures are appropriate in relation to policies required by RCSD, state and federal regulatory requirements
  • Consult with teachers, parents, and administrators regularly
  • Maintain knowledge of current Special Education regulations and best practices
  • Support general education teachers and administrators in implementation of appropriate strategies to meet the needs of students with IEPs/504 plans
  • Provide oversight for the implementation of accommodations and modifications for students with IEPs/504 plans in the general education classroom and during Special Education service time
  • Analyze assessment results to drive instruction and IEP/504 plan development
  • Develop and assist with appropriate behavior management techniques for students with special needs
  • Provide oversight, training, and guidance to Special Education and English Language Learner teachers
  • Develop IEPs/504 plans in accordance with federal, state and district standards
  • Create and maintain Special Education documentation as required by federal, state and district regulations
  • Manage relationships with outside vendors to ensure students receive all individually prescribed IEP/504 plan services (i.e. Occupational Therapy, Language and Speech, etc.)
  • Coordinate formal assessments for at-risk students
  • Schedule and facilitate IEP meetings in a collaborative and professional manner
  • Develop positive relationships with parents and families in order to engage them in the IEP process and keep them apprised of student progress
  • Develop and provide ongoing professional development for general and special education staff and administrators
  • Collaborate with RCSD to explore the full continuum of services

In addition, the Resource Specialist will be responsible for:

  • Fosters a safe and nurturing learning environment
  • Continuously builds professional knowledge
  • Organizes classroom systems/procedures and manages student behavior to ensure all students are fully engaged in learning
  • Establishes an environment where students are excited about learning and preparing for college § Prepares lesson plans for substitutes, if needed
  • Builds strong relationships with students and parents
  • Communicates with parents/guardians on a weekly basis  
  • Identifies student's areas for improvement and is able to work with the student and family and internal resources to suggest options for improvement
  • Provides continual assessment of student progress, maintain student records and portfolios, and complete assigned paperwork in provided time frames.
  • Collaborates with the teachers to meet the needs of all students
  • Attends and participates in Academic Success Team, Parent/Teacher Advisory Council, and other school-based meetings and activities
  • Performs disseminated leadership duties
  • Attends and implements professional development training throughout and beyond the school year
  • Demonstrates support and knowledge of school's goals and mission
  • Is detail oriented when tracking students' grades, attendance, etc.
  • Works with the Principal, Assistant Principal, and the Director of Professional Development to ensure teaching methods are directed towards meeting and surpassing the standards
  • Attends and participates in school-based meetings and activities


Experience, Education & Skills Qualifications


  • Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution of higher learning and a valid NYS SPED credential
  • Master's degree is preferred
  • Demonstrated success teaching students from educationally-underserved areas
  • Four years of successful, full-time teaching experience in Special Education preferred
  • Knowledge of RCSD special education policy preferred
  • Excellent organizational, planning, and implementation skills
  • Relentlessly results-oriented
  • Ability to communicate and interact effectively with multiple constituencies
  • Excellent written, communication and presentation skills
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook
  • Initiative, leadership and tenacity
  • Ability to stay positive through challenges
  • Detail-oriented team player willing to roll up sleeves and get the job done
  • Unquestioned integrity and commitment to PUC Achieve’s mission
  • Enthusiastic and pleasant, highly motivated individual
  • Must be flexible and team-oriented
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Occasionally required to kneel, climb and reach with hands and arms above shoulder level, lift up to 30 pounds. To bend, sit, stand, squat, stoop, walk, push, pull, and reach with hands and arms at shoulder level or below. Always required to wear the appropriate safety equipment for the task, which may include gloves, goggles, aprons, belts, etc.

Salary & Benefits

  • Salary is based on experience and education 
  • Full benefits are offered (medical, dental, vision, and life)
  • Voluntary benefits are offered to all employees

DISCLAIMER: This job description indicates in general the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities and other essential functions (as covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act) expected of an incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of an incumbent. An incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required. Management reserves the rights to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job. Nothing in this position description changes the at-will employment relationship existing between the Institution and its employees.


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