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TOPS, Special Education Compliance Specialist

Company: K12, Inc
Location: Houston
Posted on: November 23, 2020

Job Description:

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K12 believes in Education for Any One. We provide families an online option for a high-quality, personalized education experience. Students can thrive, find their passion, and learn in an environment that encourages discovery at their own pace. In support of this, we are committed to creating and maintaining a culture of inclusion and diversity where our employees are passionate about serving students and families, treat one another and customers with respect, challenge each other to innovate and always strive to do better.

The mission of TOPS is to provide an exemplary individualized and engaging educational experience for students by incorporating school and community/family partnerships coupled with a rigorous curriculum along with a data-driven and student-centered instructional model. Student success will be measured by valid and reliable assessment data, parent and student satisfaction, and continued institutional growth within the academic community. Join us!.

The Special Education Compliance Specialist serves as a Case Manager/ARD Meeting Facilitator for a caseload of special education students. They are responsible for all compliance documents required in serving students with special needs. They will facilitate all district approved Sped processes and data collection processes, as well as track progress related to Sped policies/procedures. They manage the learning process, and focus on students' individual needs as defined by each student's IEP.

Essential Functions: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.


- Collaborate with parents and colleagues to manage course goals, curriculum, and materials that enhance the learning experience

- Actively participate in Professional Learning Communities (or professional development)

- Analyze student data to prescribe remediation and enrichment as needed

- Participate in data analysis meetings to monitor student growth

- Collect data and work samples to support documentation of IEP goals;

- Document all contact with parents, collaborations with general education teachers, and interventions with students

- Make modifications and accommodations to K12 lessons and assessments as specified by the IEP

- Collaborate with general education teachers to ensure inclusion and success of student in the general education classroom

- Collaborate on all progress, semester and grade reports

- Provide special education services to students; supports general education teachers and parents with student accommodations to promote the attainment of IEP goals

- Communicate with parents and applicable related service staff to ensure that students with special needs are receiving the appropriate therapies


Supervisory Responsibilities: This position has no formal supervisory responsibilities.

Minimum Required Qualifications:


- Bachelor's Degree(s) AND

- Minimum six (6) months of student teaching experience

- Teachers with one or more years of teaching experience are required to provide past performance data.


- Teaching Certificate(s)

- Transcripts

- Performance Evaluations

- Prior Year State Assessment Data

- Reference Letter(s)




Certificates and Licenses:


- Appropriate state certification.


Other Required Qualifications:


- Proficient in MS Excel, Word, and Outlook

- Strong written/verbal communication skills

- Ability to travel at least once per month within and between assigned geographic areas to support students, attend regularly scheduled meetings, and participate in school activities, open houses and orientations.

- Experience working with the proposed age group

- Experience supporting adults and children in the use of technology

- An ability to learn new technology tools quickly (e.g., database and web-based tools)

- Ability to clear required background check(s)


Desired Qualifications:


- Experience working with the proposed age group

- Experience working in a virtual environment.

- Ability to quickly learn new technologies and tools

- Experience teaching online (virtual) and/or in a brick-and-mortar environment

- Familiar with Blackboard Collaborative or other online platforms


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.


- This is a home-based position


The above job is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor. All employment is 'at-will' as governed by the law of the state where the employee works. It is further understood that the 'at-will' nature of employment is one aspect of employment that cannot be changed except in writing and signed by an authorized officer.

K12 is a Federal Contractor, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status age,, or genetics, or any other characteristic protected by law.Qualifications

Education
Bachelors (required)

Licenses & Certifications
Teacher - State Certified (required)


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities


The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).

Keywords: K12, Inc, Houston , TOPS, Special Education Compliance Specialist, Education / Teaching , Houston, Texas

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