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Mineral County Schools 36 Baker Place, Keyser, WV 26726            Phone: 304-788-4200            Fax: 304-788-4204

Special Education Coordinator/School Psychologist

Special Education Coordinator/School Psychologist

MINERAL COUNTY SCHOOLS

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

 

POSITION:                                 SPECIAL EDUCATION COORDINATOR/SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST

 

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:      Assistant Superintendent

 

FLSA/CONTRACT STATUS:     Exempt

 

EMPLOYMENT TERM:              261 Days

 

SALARY:                                   Pursuant to WV Code §18A-4-2, in accordance with Mineral County Teacher Salary Schedule, commensurate with experience and education level.

 

EVALUATION:                          Performance in this position will be evaluated by the building principal/immediate supervisor and in accordance with WV State Code §18A-2-12, WV State Board Policy 5310 and Mineral County Board of Education Evaluation Policy. 

 

JOB SUMMARY:                       Serves under the direction of the Assistant Superintendent to provide assistance in the area of special education.

 

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serves as a resource person regarding special education services, programs and policies and ensures that procedures are appropriate in relation to policies required by district, state and federal regulatory requirements and to ensure IEP compliance;
  • Analyzes data, plans activities, monitors programs/services, responds to others and consults with teachers and administrators as assigned;
  • Maintains knowledge of current Special Education regulations and best practices as set forth in WV Policy 2419;
  • Supports special education teachers, general education teachers, and administrators in implementation of appropriate strategies to meet the needs of students with IEPs as directed;
  • Supports implementation of accommodations and modifications for students with IEPs in the general education classroom and during Special Education service time;
  • Analyzes assessment results to drive instruction and IEP development;
  • Develops and assists with appropriate behavior management techniques for students with special needs;
  • Coordinates progress report completion in accordance with district guidelines;
  • Creates and maintains Special Education documentation as required by federal, state and district regulations;
  • Ensures IEP timeline compliance and provides appropriate notification to leadership;
  • Provides coordination of special education transportation services in collaboration with support services;
  • Administers formal academic and psychological assessments as assigned;
  • Analyzes and reports on results of psychological and academic assessments;
  • Writes academic and psychological reports for Initial and Triennial IEPs as needed;
  • Manages relationships with contracted vendors to ensure students receive all individually prescribed IEP services (i.e. Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy);
  • Develops positive relationships in collaboration with school personnel, with parents, and families in order to engage them in the IEP process;
  • Develops and provides a schedule and a report of daily and weekly activities in collaboration with the Assistant Superintendent;
  • Establishes good public and employee relations for the area of special education;
  • Maintains professional work habits;
  • Develops and maintains an inventory control system for special education equipment;
  • Develops and maintains a system for evaluating and selecting instructional materials and equipment for special education;
  • Manages and/or assists with the development of 504 plans;
  • Develops and provides ongoing professional development for general and special education staff and administrators in the area of special education;
  • Assists in the preparation of Informal Dispute Resolution, mediation, and due process material;
  • Works in collaboration and under the direction of the Director of Curriculum and Instruction to provide Preschool Special Needs services;
  • Participates in Crisis Intervention Planning and serves on Crisis Team;
  • Coordinates Extended School Year program;
  • Adheres to Employee Code of Conduct as outlined in Mineral County School’s Policy 3210; and
  • Performs other duties deemed appropriate and assigned by the Superintendent and/or immediate supervisor(s).

 QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Currently hold or be eligible to obtain a valid Student Support certificate endorsed for School Psychologist PreK-Adult;
  • Experience in the field of mental health, special education, psycho-educational evaluations;
  • Working knowledge of federal programs in schools;
  • Experience with Pre-K, elementary, and secondary curriculum;
  • Minimum of Master’s Degree;
  • Demonstrates oral/written communication skills;
  • Possess educational administrative experience in both building and district level;
  • Experience in budgeting; and
  • Criminal background check conducted pursuant to WV Code §18-5-15c and/or §18A-3-10, as appropriate.

ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience with school personnel laws;
  • Experience with OEPA reports and audit procedures;
  • Experience with student data reports;
  • Working knowledge of school scheduling.

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.

 

The employee shall remain free of any alcohol or non-prescribed drugs while in the workplace. Alcohol and controlled substance which affects employee productivity, safety or judgment in the workplace will not be tolerated.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to reach, stand, walk, lift, grasp, write, talk, hear, see, use technology such as computers and multimedia equipment, and use repetitive motions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may frequently lift and/or move at least 10 pounds of materials. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, the ability to adjust focus. The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff members.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Most commonly, the educational setting is indoors. The noise level in the work environment is low to moderate (20-60 dB).

 

 

The information contained in the job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of duties performed by this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned by the Superintendent or his/her designee.

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MINERAL COUNTY SCHOOLS: 36 Baker Place, Keyser, WV. 26726      |      Phone: 304-788-4200      |      Fax: 304-788-4204
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