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Job Title: Special Education ARD Facilitator
Duty Days: 187
The ARD facilitator is responsible for coordination, planning, and preparation of compliance documents for students eligible for Special Education services.
Meets SBEC regulations and/or district requirements
Bachelor's degree from accredited university
Valid teacher certification with required special education endorsements. preferred
Successful experience as a special education teacher with experience preparing ARD documents and participating in ARD meetings
Knowledge of federal, state, district and school procedures, regulations, and policies for the special education process
Experience with eSped, or other computer-based documentation system, preferred
Knowledge of Admission, Review and Dismissal (ARD) process and Individual Education Plan (IEP) goal setting process and implementation
Strong communication, collaboration, and facilitation skills
Strong organizational skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Skill in working with computer tools, including but not limited to, email, internet, word processing and spreadsheets
Skill in working with and presenting to diverse populations of students, parents, and community members
Ability to exercise good judgement in decision-making, especially in difficult circumstances
In-depth knowledge of TEKS based and specialized curriculum and instructions
Experience in adapting and implementing curriculum to meet individual learning and behavioral needs
Major Responsibilities and Duties:
Schedules, or assists in scheduling, Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) meetings and notifies parents of the ARD meeting, including distribution of ARD calendar to appropriate ARD Committee members in a timely fashion; notifies all appropriate school personnel of ARD meetings/ARD schedule changes
Coordinates and prepares paperwork for Initial ARDs, Annual ARDs, Review ARDs, and IEP amendments.
Works with campus Evaluation Staff member, general and special education teachers, administrators, and related service providers to gather and incorporate information in to the ARD document.
Ensures that federal/state timelines are met with respect to functions of ARD Committee meetings; requests for additional assessments and required timelines set by ARD Committee
Monitors ARD paperwork completed by campus personnel; completes and turns in ARD paperwork to official audit file within 72 established timelines.
Completes lists, forms, reports, and data required by the Special Education Office by due dates (e.g., transportation forms, EYS forms, October counts etc)
Maintain current state assessment test lists; referral lists, and referrals for related services evaluation; maintains communication among assessment, service providers, and related services personnel
Provides for systematic communication among special and general education personnel (with respect to ARD meetings and decisions, IEPs, accommodations needed in the general education setting, relevant instructional concerns and progress)
Completes applicable ARD supplements with accompanying data collected by campus staff (i.e., EYS regression data, all IEPs, BIPs, etc)
Attends ARD meetings as needed to document any proposed changes to the draft ARD and take deliberations.
Follows end of year procedures for folder exchanges, summer testing, etc
Maintains thorough documentation regarding any significant problems with ARD Committee procedures; attends Special Education Department staff meetings; attends relevant professional development
Establish and maintain open lines of communication by conducting conferences with parents, students, principals, and teachers
Maintain a professional relationship with colleagues, students, parents, and community members
Use effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly
Participation in staff-development activities to improve job-related skills
Maintain understanding of and comply with federal, state, district, and school procedures, regulations, and policies for the special education process
Consult and collaboration with various campus intervention teams
Other duties as assigned
Computer, copy machine, fax machine, files, folders, pens, pencils, paper
While performing duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to
stand, walk, sit, talk, and hear; the employee is occasionally required to reach
with hands and arms, stoop, and kneel; the employee must occasionally lift
and/or move materials an objects
General office environment is quiet to loud depending on the activity;
employee is continuously interacting with the public, staff, and students;
employee must meet multiple demands from several people and be able to
work effectively under pressure
Copperas Cove ISD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability, or age in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies, contact: Director of Human Resources, (254) 547-4460, 408 S Main Street, Copperas Cove, TX 76522.