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Special Education Support Specialist



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mcdonough, ga, usa
Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Job Summary

The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE)- School Improvement is recruiting for a Special Education Support Specialist. Under direct supervision of the School and District Improvement Area Program Manager, this position provides leadership, coaching, professional learning and support to federally identified schools/districts with students with disabilities. The subgroup performance in the bottom 5% of schools in the state, ensuring policies, procedures and practices comply with federal regulations and state rules. The job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Description of Duties:

  • Implement High-Leverage Practices in Special Education and other effective instructional practices
  • Assist in continuous improvement as it relates to students with disabilities, and development and administration of statewide special education programs and mandates
  • Provide oversight and support for local education agencies for special education and the intersection of Section 504
  • Must also be able to prepare guidelines, memoranda, reports, and presentation materials
  • Personnel must be able to complete required job duties with limited supervision
  • Provide coaching and support to local districts and schools

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following:

  • Experience in staff development/professional learning for special education and general education
  • Experience supporting continuous improvement
  • Experience in data analysis and effective use
  • Strong knowledge of evidence-based practices and the implementation and monitoring of evidence-based practices with fidelity
  • Leadership experience at the school, district or state level (Minimum of three years)
  • Georgia professional educator certification in special education or related areas such as school psychology
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Excellent presentation skills

This posting is for one position: McDonough, Henry County. This position will be field based but statewide travel may be required.

Consideration/interviews will begin as soon as a list of applicants is established. Applications/resumes will be evaluated and only those meeting the qualifications may be forwarded to the hiring manager to be considered. Candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted directly. No notification will be sent to applicants except those who are selected for interviews.

It is the policy of the Georgia Department of Education not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, disability, or age in its employment practices. The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) and each associated State School is a registered participant in the federal work authorization program commonly known as E-Verify. The GaDOE utilizes the program to verify employment eligibility of individuals hired on or after July 1, 2007.

Master's degree in education or a related field from an accredited college or university AND Five years of related experience OR Bachelor's degree in education or a related field from an accredited college or university AND Seven years of related experience.
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