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Educational Specialist II - Placement

Company: Baltimore City Public Schools
Location: Baltimore
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

The Educational Specialist - Placement coordinates assignments for students with disabilities who receive their special instruction in a citywide or more restrictive environment. Placements include the following level of students: who are not currently enrolled in Baltimore City Public Schools, those who are currently enrolled and require a placement in citywide programs, separate public day schools, nonpublic placements and those who require placement by outside agency referral (such as Department of Social Services).Essential Functions

  • Plans and executes the placement of student with disabilities to ensure that all students receive their education in their Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) according to their Individualized Educational Program (IEP).
  • Reviews transfer packets, including IEP (if included) to determine if student requires citywide supports, SPDS or nonpublic placement. Contacts sending school for clarity and additional information, if needed.
  • Works with Directors and/or Coordinators within the Office of Special Education to generate and distribute student placement letter.
  • Develops and delivers professional development activities that provide district office and school-based staff with the knowledge and skills needed to ensure appropriate placement of a student with disabilities.
  • Consults with families to ensure enrollment and transportation are completed in a timely manner.
  • Maintains database to ensure all student placements are updated and maintained, including exit memos for students no longer utilizing citywide supports.
  • Reviews SSRS reports regularly to reconcile information in Infinite Campus with class enrollment.
  • Serves as a liaison between schools, parents, and OSE on placement of SWD.
  • Executes transportation documents within the Infinite Campus system.
  • Attends IEP Team meetings if required to discuss City Schools placement options for SWD.
  • Collaborates with Enrollment, Choice and Transfer office and follow City Schools enrollment guidelines.
  • Performs and promotes all activities in compliance with equal employment and nondiscrimination policies; follows federal laws, state laws, school boards policies and the professional standards.
    Maximum Salary 107495.00
    Minimum Salary 82017.00
    Desired Qualifications
    • Master's degree in special education or related area. Degree must be from an accredited college or university.
    • Valid Maryland State Department of Education Advanced Professional Certificate with Administrator I endorsement (endorsement is preferred; not required).
    • Knowledge of federal and state legislation and guidelines governing the education of students with disabilities.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills that encourage effective teambuilding.
    • Effective organization and leadership skills.
    • Ability to prepare resource materials and provide guidance and professional development to district office and school-based staff.
    • Proficient in the knowledge and use of technical computer applications including Microsoft Office and Excel.
      Full time or Part time Full time
      Additional DetailsQualified candidates for the above position must submit the following:
      • Completed online application
      • Resume that clearly demonstrates the above minimum qualifications. It is important that you include all experiences and education related to the position to which you are applying.
      • Upload copies of all transcripts -undergraduate, graduate and all MSDE Certifications
      • Must provide three (3) professional references to include: name, title, business address, e-mail address and phone number
      • All documentation/certification necessary (scanned copies accepted) to substantiate minimum qualifications; must be uploaded into application
      • All documentation must be scanned and uploaded to applicationBenefits - This position is eligible for benefits. To review the available options please see the information relevant to the union for this position by viewing the following link: http://www.baltimorecityschools.orgBaltimore City Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry or national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or age in its employment, programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups. For inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies, please contact Equal Opportunity Manager, Title IX Coordinator Equal Employment Opportunity and Title IX Compliance Office 200 E. North Avenue, Room 208 Baltimore, MD 21202; 410-396-8542 (phone); 410-396-2955 (fax).This position is affiliated with the Public School Administrators and Supervisors (PSASA) bargaining union.This position is affiliated with the State Retirement Plan.

Keywords: Baltimore City Public Schools, Baltimore , Educational Specialist II - Placement, Other , Baltimore, Maryland

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