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Requisition Number 17-1804
Title (MVCA) Michigan Virtual Charter Academy Child Find Coordinator
City Grand Rapids
State MI
Description

Child Find Coordinator INSPIRE THE FUTURE!

K¹² is a dynamic company on a mission to provide the most compelling, comprehensive, and effective K-12 education available. Our employees are a critical part of an organization that is providing powerful, new options for the way children can be educated. They have a passion for education and a drive to make a difference.

The Child Find Coordinator is an IDEA funded position responsible for making the initial evaluation for special education services based upon referral from Response to Intervention (RTI) team or by parent request. The incumbent ensures the school is compliant with all applicable state and federal laws and guidelines, develops and delivers on-going training in support of child find regulations, and plays a key role in the development of improved RTI processes for the school. This position reports to the Manager, Special Programs, and interacts on a daily basis with families, school administrators, teachers, related services providers, and on a less frequent basis with compliance monitors in order to successfully perform the work.

AS A CHILD FIND COORDINATOR, YOU WILL...

  • Coordinate the pre-referral process for special education services for general education students who have been unsuccessful in the response to intervention (RTI) process, as well as for students whose parents have requested special education testing, and in cases where special education eligible students may be transferring from out of state; Properly complete all associated forms and documentation related to this process (33%);
  • Complete initial evaluation for special education services and associated forms/documentation such as initial consent, eligibility recommendations, individualized education program (IEP) etc.; Make referrals for evaluations by appropriate specialists (speech pathologist, school psychologist, physical therapist, etc.), and coordinate this information within mandated timeframes to determine eligibility or other available general education interventions; Refer eligible students to Manager, Special Programs for caseload placement (32%);
  • Ensure all state and federal guidelines for “child find” are met e.g. child find processes on school website, actively seeking out children with disabilities, incorporating IDEA, FERPA, Head Start and individual family service plan requirements, etc.; Maintain compliance with all applicable laws throughout special education referral process (20%);
  • Prepare both virtual and in-person trainings for families and teachers regarding general information on disabilities, the special education qualification process, referral process, teacher referral process, options available within district, etc. (15%).

Get to know MVCA!

Are you driven by excellence to deliver instruction, support and guidance, manage the learning process, and focus on students’ individual needs? If selected, you will participate in a comprehensive new teacher training program for three weeks before the start of school. It is an opportunity to meet colleagues and learn the responsibilities required for delivering curriculum in an online environment. During this training you will also learn how to monitor student progress through K12’s learning management system, and to be a partner actively working with students and parents to advance each child’s learning.
Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in education AND
  • Two (2) years of experience teaching in special education OR
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Michigan Special Education certification
  • Thorough knowledge about and ability to apply understanding of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA) guidelines
  • Thorough knowledge about and ability to apply understanding special education evaluation and Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) processes
  • Strong organizational and time-management practices
  • Self-starter, self-motivated
  • Basic proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Familiarity with Individual Education Plan (IEP) writing software
  • Ability to pass required background check

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Five (5) years of experience teaching special education
  • Experience with Review of Education and Evaluation Data (REED), and Multi-disciplinary evaluation team (MET) processes
  • Knowledge of Blackboard Collaborate and TIENET

WHO ARE WE?

K12 is a Federal Contractor, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
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