Special Education Case Manager SY21-22
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Special Education Case Managers at Capital City:
A Special Education Case Manager is responsible for ensuring that services and supports are in place for students with disabilities so that they can succeed in school. This role requires strong knowledge of special education practices; attention to detail and timelines; and strong collaboration with teachers, related service providers, and parents/caregivers. This job description is meant to provide structure to the responsibilities and accountability of this position. There may be additional responsibilities that are undertaken or that are assigned as needs of students and or the school arise. Special Education Case Managers report to the Director of Student Services (DSS).
Case Managers at Capital City are responsible for:
Developing Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) for students with disabilities (SWDs). IEPs should be developed in collaboration with general education and inclusion teachers. Draft IEPs should be written in advance of scheduled IEP meetings and shared with the DSS 14 days prior to the scheduled meeting.
Scheduling IEP meetings within required timeframes and sending notices to all parties prior to the scheduled meeting. Preparing for IEP meetings by using Capital City’s Case Manager Process Guide.
Attending IEP meetings, presenting and sharing information, and serving as the LEA Representative when needed.
Ensuring that services and accommodations are being provided as outlined in students’ IEPs by monitoring documentation, conducting classroom observations, and participating in regular consult meetings with teaching teams.
Ensuring teaching teams are knowledgeable about the needs of students. Developing and disseminating “IEPs at a glance” to teaching teams, by the end of October. Updating the 1-Stop Shop and Learning Bios regularly, as annual IEPs are updated.
Assuming responsibility for the timely and legal management of student IEPs. Maintaining IEPs through the Special Education Data System (SEDS) as well as the student’s file. Ensuring the records for each assigned student are regularly up to date, organized, and contain necessary progress notes and assessments.
Working with the DSS to schedule evaluations as needed and in accordance with timelines.
Serving as the primary point of contact for families regarding service delivery for students with IEPs. Making initial contact with families in August or September to identify yourself as the case and to schedule 30-Day Reviews as necessary.
Communicating regularly with parents/caregivers and facilitating their participation in the IEP process. Organizing Team meetings as requested by parents or teachers to discuss student progress and service delivery.
Maintaining a record of all parent communication both informal and formal with relevant dates, times, and content. Parent Communication should be recorded in SEDS.
Working with the language access team to ensure that communication (written, verbal) is provided in a student’s home language.
Providing written progress reports to families in November, February, April, and June.
Identifying testing accommodations for students with disabilities and ensuring that accommodations are provided for both standardized and school developed assessments.
Meeting regularly with other case managers and the DSS and LEA Director of Special Populations to ensure consistency and compliance across the organization.
Communicating with and meeting regularly with teaching teams and related service providers to support coordinated service delivery. Advocating for the academic and personal/social needs of students with disabilities.
Analyzing progress monitoring data and providing feedback in an effort to improve service delivery and adequately document student progress.
Being knowledgeable about the educational programs that Capital City implements including EL Education, Responsive Classroom/Developmental Designs, and Universal Design for Learning. Supporting access and inclusion for students with disabilities.
At all times communicating respectfully with and about students with disabilities and their families.
Seeking to resolve conflicts with colleagues as soon as they arise. Seek support from the DSS or Principal when needed.
Participating in weekly Professional Development Time (currently scheduled for Wednesdays, 2:00-4:15 p.m.) and contributing to sessions by sharing ideas and student work, offering feedback, and facilitating some sessions or discussions.
Attending training sessions by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) as needed to maintain knowledge and best practices for compliance regulations.
Participating in a Summer Professional Development Institute for all CCPCS staff. The Institute will be two weeks in August before students return.
Seeking additional opportunities for professional development that will lead to achieving personal and school-wide professional development goals.
Attending and participating in school events. Case Managers are asked to attend at least two community meetings or events per year (note: one of these is Back-to-School Night.)
Checking voicemail and email daily and responding promptly to requests from parents/caregivers, administrators and colleagues.
Assisting with the monitoring of arrival, dismissal, and recess/lunch according to an agreed upon schedule.
Capital City seeks to employ experienced, credentialed teachers and leaders. Ideal candidates have a Master’s degree and 3+ years of full-time teaching experience.
Minimum required qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and at least one of the following:
A major in special education or field of instruction or equivalent 30 semester hours of credit
District of Columbia teaching license in special education or English Learner/English as a Second Language certification
Two years of verifiable teaching experience as a teacher of record
Additionally strong candidates for the Case Manager Position have:
2+ years experience as a special education teacher
Special education certification
Strong knowledge of EasyIEP/SEDS
Proven ability to work as a member of a team
Strong leadership capabilities
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
A commitment to their own learning and development
Spanish language proficiency
In addition to the above requirements, teachers must meet the requirements of all hires at Capital City including a criminal background check and a negative TB test.
Compensation and Benefits:
Capital City offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Learn more about our salary and benefits: bit.ly/Salary_Benefits
Competitive compensation. At Capital City, salaries compensate for experience and qualifications. Teacher salaries are benchmarked regularly against area school districts and other charters. Teachers know how their salary is calculated and what to expect year-to-year. Check out our salary scale here: bit.ly/TeacherSalaryScaleFY21
Benefits. Capital City invests in a comprehensive benefits package to support the happiness and well-being of staff at all stages of career and life. Benefits include 100% of health insurance covered for full-time employees, up to 6% in retirement contributions, preferred student admission for children of staff living in DC, and support for you and your family when needed.