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Special Education Support Specialist- Cental Office- Decatur, Georgia (ADM)



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Decatur, GA, USA
Posted on Sunday, June 9, 2024


The Special Education Support Specialist for students with disabilities will assist in the development and evaluation of curriculum for Students with Disabilities (SWD) in accordance with Federal and State laws and procedures, and Department of Juvenile Justice policies.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Provides support for Teaching and Learning across academic settings by consulting with teachers, locating materials, connecting teachers with General Education Support Specialists, and informing teachers of Professional Development opportunities
  • Provides support for behavior intervention and discipline across DJJ school settings by observing students, consulting with teachers, modeling strategies, and informing teachers of staff development opportunities
  • Provides formal and informal Professional Development to teachers (monthly training) and administrators
  • Communicates on a regular basis with school administrators regarding staff concerns and discipline
  • Attends all appropriate IEP meetings (legal, parental concerns, and initials, etc.)
  • Collaborates with teachers, psychologist, and administrators to meet timelines for IEPs and evaluations
  • Collaborates with low incidence consultants on an as need basis
  • Collaborates with building test coordinator to ensure compliance of District and Statewide Assessments
  • Completes comprehensive initial, re-evaluation eligibility reports
  • Maintains re-evaluation and initial evaluation logs Provides correction of noncompliance in a timely manner Provides timely and accurate data submission
  • Checks expired IEPs and eligibility reports in Go IEP weekly and respond in a timely fashion Collaborates with the case manager, lead teacher, clerks to establish a process of entering and exiting SWD
  • Facilitates Professional Learning trainings as it relates to Special Education
  • Completes one classroom observation per site monthly
  • Checks IEPs for compliance prior to meetings and finalization
  • Provides assistance in the development of Individualized Education Programs for new and struggling
  • Special Education teachers. Assists in the development of data collection strategies
  • Functions as LEA when neutral facilitation or specialized expertise is needed
  • Analyzes and interprets curriculum-based data to improve student outcomes and overall program effectiveness in meeting externally imposed standards.
  • Assists Special Education Director in the collection and completion of required reports on programs and services for students in a timely manner
  • Participates in activities which lead to continued professional growth including General EducationProfessional Development
  • Completes site visits monthly.
  • Completes one At a Glance,” per site monthly
  • Reviews LRE for each SWD monthly

  • Recommends changes of instructional practices as necessary for SWD

  • Performs other duties or assume additional responsibilities as requested by the Director of Special education

  • Assists Area Superintendents and Principals with screening Special Education applicants as needed

  • Assists with the development of the Master schedule and scheduling of SWD Delivers SWD supplies to assigned sites

  • Submits supply and material orders to assigned sites

  • Maintains assigned vehicle, adhering to maintenance schedule

  • Assists with state testing according to directives

  • Maintains a permanent inventory of equipment available to students with disabilities and all equipment and materials purchased by the district for Special Education per site.



Master’s Degree in Education (Required)

Specialist Degree in Curriculum/ Administration (Preferred)


Minimum of five (5) years of successful special education teaching experience

  • Competency with a variety of instructional strategies
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Assistant Deputy Superintendent may find appropriate and acceptable
  • Administers, scores and interprets assessment instruments to assist with the identification, placement, and instruction/behavioral programming for students with disabilities.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local procedures regarding Individuals with Disabilities Act and students with disabilities
  • Ability to work effectively with school administrators and lead teachers Advocates for free and appropriate education for students with disabilities Uses electronic programs to manage data and information


  • Holds or is eligible to receive a Georgia Educator Certificate in Special Education
  • Leadership Certification
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