TYPE OF POSITION: Multiple positions available Teacher on Special Assignment Hours may vary based on program needs REPORTS TO: Director of Special Education Curriculum and Instruction SUPERVISION: None QUALIFICATIONS: Required - Minimum 5 years successful teaching experience with a current Tier 3 or 4 MN special education license - Demonstrated skill in completion of due process documentation and adherence to timelines and procedures. - Demonstrated excellence in special education programming and instruction - Strong organization, collaboration, and communication skills Preferred - Experience in leading professional development - Demonstrated leadership at the school or district level POSITION SUMMARY: The Due Process Coach will work in partnership with teachers, special education supervisors, and the Special Education Directors to support excellence in due process completion and special education programming for students ages K through 12. The Due Process Coach will provide coaching support for licensed special education staff, with an emphasis on non-tenured teachers. ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Coaching - Coach special education teachers, prioritizing probationary teachers, on completion of accurate due process paperwork that accurately reflects good programming and complies with state and district guidance - Provide direct coaching to teachers in the use of the district’s due process documentation system - Support teachers to identify appropriate goals and objectives, services, accommodations, and modifications when writing IEPs - Support teachers in writing other special education documents, including but not limited to, evaluation reports, behavior intervention plans, and progress reports - Plan and provide professional development and feedback to teachers regarding due process documentation and timeline - Assist Special Education Directors and Supervisors in tracking evaluation and IEP timelines as well as other due process requirements and creating reports related to due process compliance to determine trends for coaching and support - Track data related to due process completion and timelines, and coach teachers on practices to monitor timelines for compliance Professional Responsibilities - Work to promote productive relationships with and among building and district staff - Actively participate in district meetings for special education lead teachers and attend building staff meetings as needed - Follow state guidance on due process and support implementation of SPED Forms due process system - Manage time and maintain flexibility in schedule to maximize teachers’ learning - Continue professional growth Other duties as assigned PHYSICAL FACTORS: - Frequent: walking, standing, sitting, hearing, talking, and seeing All Employees of Saint Cloud School District 742 are responsible to support District goals, to work collaboratively and respectfully with diverse populations of staff, students and parents and to model and promote a welcoming working and learning environment. Employees are expected to support and adapt to change and to demonstrate commitment to continuous performance improvement. Employees are responsible to establish and maintain effective communication with students, teachers, support staff, colleagues and parents, respect confidential matters, encourage a safe and secure environment throughout the District, and to be dependable and accountable in the performance of their work. It is the prerogative of the District to assign staff so as to best meet the needs of the District.
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