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Special Education Coordinator

Grimmway Schools
Arvin, CA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description
Salary: compensation based on background and experience

Special Education Coordinator

Grow Academy

Reports to:     Principal, Grow Academy

Summary Description:  The Special Education Coordinator will work in assessment and behavior management for students with emotional disabilities, learning disabilities, autism and behavioral challenges.  


Major Responsibilities and Duties:


  • Select and administer assessments and observations to evaluate the intellectual, emotional, and behavioral functioning of referred students and to determine student eligibility for special education services according to district, state and federal regulations.
  • Score and interpret test data according to best practices in the field of school psychology.
  • Determine appropriate placement and development of Individual Education Plans (IEP) for students according to district procedures.
  • May serve as case manager and implement the special education assessment process for students.


  • Conduct group, individual and family counseling sessions and facilitative services for students with diagnosed learning disabilities 
  • Serve as consultant on specialized instruction topics for instructors in the school Special Education program.
  • Consult with school staff regarding implementation of behavior intervention plans and in managing behaviorally disruptive students.
  • Provide staff development training in assigned schools to assist school personnel with identification and understanding of students with emotional, social, academic, and behavioral challenges.
  • Meet with parents to discuss pertinent background information and test results.
  • Consult with teachers and relevant staff concerning the educational needs of students and interpretation of assessment data.
  • Consult with psychologists, psychiatrists, medical doctors, and community agencies concerning intellectual, emotional, and behavioral functioning of students as needed.

Program Management

  • Develop and maintain effective individual and group relationships with students and parents.
  • Develop and coordinate a continuing evaluation of psychological services and assessment procedures and make changes based on findings.
  • Assist in the selection of assessment materials and equipment.
  • Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents required, including case records, test results, statistical data, and test inventories.
  • Comply with policies established by federal and state law, State Board of Education rule, and local board policy in the areas of psychological services, assessment, placement, and planning for special education services.
  • Comply with all district and local campus routines and regulations.
  • Participate in professional development activities to improve skills related to job assignment.
  • Oversee Special Education Department
  • Oversees Siras account and all applicable updates.
  • Creates and maintains school-wide IEP calendar.
  • Facilitates and attends all IEP meetings, including annual, triennial and Speech IEP meetings.
  • In the absence of a volunteering SpEd instructor, SpEd Coordinator will serve as the designated SpEd instructor.
  •  In the absence of a school site administrator, SpEd Coordinator will serve as the designated administrator during IEP meetings.
  • Will facilitate the completion and dissemination of all SpEd progress reports, the IEP At A Glance, and/or report cards.
  •  Will substitute as necessary and provide prescribed services in the absence of the designated SpEd case manager.


  • Maintain and report Medicaid paperwork to appropriate person within required timelines (e.g., MACM, SHARS, and assessment logs).
  • Maintain a positive and effective relationship with supervisors.
  • Maintain documentation of students served and service provided.
  • Submit reports and communicate information to SELPA, as needed.
  • Effectively communicate with colleagues, students, and parents.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience working with migrant and SES students
  • Understanding of ASCA Standards and implementation
  • Trained in PBIS strategies
  • Familiarity with student achievement data
  • Knowledge of procedures for assessing achievement, intellectual, emotional, and behavioral functioning for educational purposes
  • Knowledge of prevention and intervention strategies, including behavior management interventions and counseling techniques
  • Knowledge of psycho-social development
  • Strong consultation skills for conferencing with teachers, parents and students
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to maintain an effective working relationship with faculty, students, parents, and members of the community

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher 
  • A valid CA SPED Credential 
  • Counseling experience preferred
  • Experience working with Siras
  • At least 4-5 years of experience teaching special education 

Grimmway Schools


Arvin, CA
93203 USA



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