About FirstLine Schools
In 1998, FirstLine Schools started the first charter school in New Orleans. Our mission is to create and inspire great open admissions public schools in New Orleans.
Our faculty is a diverse and talented group dedicated to our students’ success and to their own growth as teachers. Our schools are led by leaders who hold themselves accountable for student achievement and teacher development.
The Special Education Coordinator, under the supervision of the school leader, is responsible for ensuring the academic success of students in special education grades Prek-8 by providing leadership that ensures services and supports according to the applicable laws and the mission of FirstLine Schools.
Driver of Compliance
Ensures compliance with Federal and State rules and regulations, including developing, updating, and ensuring compliance with Special Education policies and procedures that comply with laws
Maintains special education files that include documentation of collaboration and involvement from students, teachers, parents, outside agencies, and pupil appraisal team members, as needed
Develops and maintains a calendar of deadlines, including Federal, State, and network, to ensure that all meetings and reports are completed according to rules and regulations. This includes, although is not limited to, the following: data maintenance in SER, annual reviews, triennial re-evaluations, monthly compliance reporting through SER, manifestation determination review (MDR), Extended School Year eligibility and planning, and evidence of collaboration
Coordinates with network and itinerant staff to ensure that high quality service delivery occurs in accordance with student IEPs
Conducts integrity checks to ensure the implementation of IEPs, behavior support plans, and the delivery of accommodations and modifications in the general education classroom
Coordinates accommodations and alternative testing for statewide assessments
Driver of Outcomes
Observes, coaches, supports, and provides job training and professional development to school-based staff members
Collaborates with parents, teachers, and service providers to develop academic and behavioral support plans (IEPs, FBA/BIPs)
Collaborates with school-based academic leaders, teachers, parents, and paraprofessionals to ensure that students with disabilities are making progress towards their goals and accessing the general education curriculum to the greatest extent possible as determined by the IEP team
Education & Experience
Desired Qualities & Characteristics:
We Keep Learning
We Work Together
We Are Helpful
We Are the Safekeepers of our Community
We Share Joy
We Show Results
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to sit, walk, stand, talk, and hear.
Light lifting of equipment may be required (up to 20 lbs.)
SPED COORDINATOR reports to: School Director/Principal
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. FirstLine Schools offers a comprehensive benefits package with a generous 403b plan.
FirstLine Schools provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.