Job Announcement 2015-2016 School Year TITLE: Compliance Officer (Spec Ed, 504, ELL) with Response to Intervention (RTI) /Intensive Instruction Support/SSI FLSA STATUS: Exempt COMPENSATION: Southwest Preparatory Board Approved Pay Schedule REPORTS TO: Associate Superintendent for Accountability and Federal Grants EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college, Master’s Degree Preferred Texas Teacher’s Certification in Special Education with ESL Endorsement Minimum of five (5) years of successful classroom experience Must be able to work with diverse populations and have good organizational skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills Fluent in Spanish preferred BASIC FUNCTION: RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: The Compliance Officer shall be responsible for ensuring appropriate identification and placement of students with disabilities (Special Education, ELL and 504) and district compliance with state and federal requirements for implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Act, (IDEA) in accordance with district policies and procedures including ensuring all timelines are met. Collaborates with the District Testing Coordinator ( D T C ) , P r i n c i p a l and other district officials in working with students, parents and faculty members wi t h collecting, analyzing and disseminating confidential academic data in training programs. Monitor and provide support to teachers with the implementation of lesson plans that meet the requirements of the students’ IEPs. Monitor and provide support to teachers with providing accommodations and modifications according to the students’ IEPs. Work cooperatively with teachers, administrators, and other staff as needed to meet State and Federal Special Education requirements. Monitor and provide support to teachers with conducting ongoing assessments – both transition and academic assessments -- through formal and informal testing. Monitor and support teachers with managing student behavior in accordance with students’ IEP and Behavior Intervention Plan, Student Code of Conduct, and student handbook. Establish and maintain open communication by conducting conferences with parents, students, principals, and teachers. Participate in staff development activities to improve job related skills. Coordinate with staff and District Testing Coordinator (DTC) to identify students receiving 504 services, hold 504 meetings, and disseminate required information to staff and DTC, monitor implementation of Academic Plans. Assumes all identification and bookkeeping functions as required for ELL students; attend all ESL/SSA/Migrant regional meetings; coordinates the identification of ELL students in the district; identifies the needed services for ELL students; coordinates with teachers and administrators of campuses on ELL needs; prepares monthly list of ELL students for distribution to staff; monitors data bases and develops reports on student progress to present to campus/district leadership; builds relationships with parents, guardians, students, and teachers to meet NCLB and State Assessment requirements; ability to train and provide strategies for an effective learning environment for ELL’s; conducts LPACs as needed and informs parents of LPAC decisions and ESL Program Benefits; acquires and trains 1 Parent Representative at each campus for LPACs; coordinates with Special Education staff when ARD’s coincide with LPACs. Oversee RTI/Intensive Instruction Program at all campuses to ensure implementation of the RTI process and Intensive Instruction in required subject areas for all identified students. Performs related and other duties as assigned SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS: The candidate should possess good people skills, flexibility, the ability to work under pressure and stay on task, responsible, reliable, a self-starter, and have the ability to adjust to change. Must have the ability to organize and set appropriate priorities in order to meet deadlines. Able to work as part of a highly functioning team. Ability to interpret data collected and makes appropriate and meaningful recommendations as required. The Southwest Preparatory School considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, marital or veteran status, the presence of a medical condition, disability, or any other legally protected status.