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TOSA: Special Programs Coordinator

North Santiam School District 29J
Job Description
TOSA: Special Programs Coordinator JobID: 1823 
  • Position Type:
      Teacher - District wide/TOSA: Special Services Coordinator
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    POSITION TYPE: Licensed
    START DATE: August 5, 2024
    WORK DAYS: 190 + 15 extra days
    PAY: $48,737.59 - $95,782.97 depending on experience and education level

    Job Goal: To Provide a wide range of evaluation and consultation services to assist in decisions concerning students with disabilities.
    General Duties: Conduct behavioral evaluations, provide behavioral consultation and training to District staff, and facilitate parent and school staffing and IEP meetings when students they manage are involved.

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to execute each requirement satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below represent the knowledge, skill, and/or ability needed for the position.
    • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree (would prefer a Master’s Degree) in Special Education, School Psychology, or Counseling, or equivalent experience and training
    • A valid Oregon Teaching License with Handicap Learner endorsement, Counselor License, or School Psychologist License
    • Experience and expertise in student behavior management, collaborative problem solving, staff development
    • Ability to provide leadership to staff in areas of specialization
    • Ability to assist in the development, revisions, and evaluation of the curriculum and/or instructional materials in the area of responsibility
    • Excellent interpersonal skills to consult effectively with teachers, administrators, students, and parents in a variety of settings
    • Ability to assist in the development of school plans and organizational procedures for health, safety, and discipline, and conduct of students within district policy guidelines and in partnership with teachers and approval of building principal
    • Very good command of oral and written English language and ability to present effectively to small and large groups
    • Ability to assist in writing valid IEPs and follow IDEA and 504 procedures
    • Valid Oregon Driver’s license and reliable transportation for on-the-job travel
    • Physical ability to train and/or assist staff in the physical management of students in crisis
    • Ability to effectively work and communicate with students, parents, and school personnel from diverse cultures or backgrounds in English, Spanish, or other languages related to the job
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality when dealing with student, staff, and/or parent information
    • Ability to keep and maintain accurate records and meet deadlines
    • Such alternative to the above requirements as the School Board or Administration may deem appropriate and acceptable

    The following statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned. They should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions that may be assigned or skills that may be required.
    • Provide professional development for special and general education staff as needed 
    • Special education department support including but not limited to drafting department guidance and communication, creating documents and materials to be used by all staff, collaborating with outside agencies, supporting placement processes
    • Support Special education staff with the following: Instruct students with individualized special needs to develop appropriate academic, interpersonal, self-management, and daily living skills (e.g., toileting/hygiene) through a defined course of study
    • Supports the teacher in classroom management and individual student behavior for the purpose of providing a safe and optimal learning environment
    • Provide technical assistance to staff in all areas related to special education
    • Facilitate team processes, including problem-solving, pre-referral intervention, and IEP development for special needs students within the area of responsibility
    • Collaborates with school personnel and community agencies (e.g., social service agencies, caretakers, etc.) for the purpose of developing and modifying the program to maximize the quality of student outcomes, developing solutions, and planning curriculum
    • Directs instructional assistants, volunteers, and/or student aides to provide an effective special education program and address the needs of individual students
    • Plans, develops, and follows schedules based upon service delivery model requirements as defined by IEP
    • Creates a positive work environment by:
      • Tolerating others’ points of view;
      • Soliciting input from others;
      • Resolving conflict at the lowest level possible and
      • Responding effectively to crisis situations
    • Follows North Santiam School District procedures, especially outlined in the Staff Handbook and assists support staff in doing the same
    • Adheres to professional ethics as identified by the school district, professional organizations, and licensing commissions
    • Pursues ongoing professional growth and opportunities to maintain and improve skills
    • Provide case management and direct services for private school education plans.  
    • Serve as the district representative at IEP meetings when a building administrator or Special Programs Director is unavailable. 
    • Other duties assigned by the Director of Special Programs
    1. Bachelor’s degree (or higher) with specific Oregon licensure in one of the following areas: Handicapped Learner, Child Development Specialist, School Counselor, School Psychologist, or Psychologist licensure by Teacher Standards and Practices Commission; or Licensed Professional Counselor licensure by Oregon Board Licensed Professional Counselors; and/or Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensure by Oregon State Board of Clinical Social Workers; with three-to-ten years related experience;
    2. Possess a valid First Aid card if required
    3. Possess a valid Oregon Driver’s License if required
    4. Bloodborne Pathogens Training/Hepatitis B Shot Series Training as required
    Perform physical requirements, which may include:
    1. Moderate to extensive degree of physical and emotional stamina;
    2. Frequent and prolonged standing, walking, and sitting;
    3. Ability to restrain students when necessary
    4. Frequent and prolonged talking/hearing conversations;
    5. Ability to physically lift or move a student when needed and
    6. Possible exposure to bodily fluids due to student injury and illness
    WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

    TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:  Days and hours to be arranged, with salary according to current schedule.

    EVALUATION:  Following the probationary period, the performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with provisions of the Board’s policy on the evaluation of license  

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