Resource Specialist / SPED (Part-Time; South County San Diego) at Element Education, Inc. | EDJOIN

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Resource Specialist / SPED (Part-Time; South County San Diego) at Element Education, Inc.

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Job Information

Date Posted: 2/22/2021 Application Deadline: 3/31/2021 11:55 PM Pacific
Employment Type: Part Time Length of Work Year: 10 months
Salary: Up to 74% of $47,474 - $91,757 Number Openings: (At time of posting) 1
Contact: Kiran Sihota Email: ksihota@myelement.org
Phone: 760-743-5818

Job Summary

Job Summary

The Resource Specialist is a certificated, non-exempt position with Element Education. The Resource Specialist directly reports to the Director of Special Education and is primarily responsible for providing support and guidance to Educational Facilitators and parents of students with special needs.

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Resource Specialist 

The Resource Specialist is a certificated, non-exempt position with Element Education.  The Resource Specialist directly reports to the Director of Special Education and is primarily responsible for providing support and guidance to Educational Facilitators and parents of students with special needs.   

Essential Functions 

Support Student Learning 

  • Evaluate and informally assess special education students upon enrollment and for annual review meetings 

  • Develop Individualized Education Program (IEP) for students with special needs, using 5-way test for IEP goal development 

  • For Initial referrals/Triennial Reviews: Conduct academic assessment using standardized test(s) upon receipt of signed Evaluation Plan; Write report of results and submit to School Psychologist and Director of Special Education 10 days prior to IEP meetings; Participate in eligibility determination as part of IEP team  

  • Assist with scheduling IEP meetings with parents and communicate schedule with appropriate personnel including, but not limited to, administrator, school psychologist, academic counselor, related service providers, and Educational Facilitators 

  • Attend IEP meetings for all students with special needs  

  • Maintain files of enrolled students with active IEPs to ensure confidentiality and security 

  • Participate with Educational Facilitator, parent, and other IEP members, in designing instructional program based on students’ IEP goals/objectives and Learning Styles,  

  • Provide direct individual and/or small-group instruction to students (SAI) according to their IEPs 

  • Collaborate with EFs, parents, and other IEP members regarding implementation of special education students’ instructional program 

  • Collaborate with related services providers, EFs, instructors, and parents to monitor special education students’ progress towards IEP goals and communicate progress with parents (at report card dates) 

  • Respond to telephone calls/email messages from parents, staff, and teachers/tutors regarding special education 

  • Submit requests for special education curriculum and supplemental materials (in accordance with students’ IEPs) to Director of Special Education 

  • Distribute special education curriculum and supplemental materials to students and staff, as needed; Maintain records of non-consumable items, including technology 

  • Assist with parent and staff trainings, as needed 

  • Collaborate with Director of Special Education and participate in SST process, as needed 

  • Attend monthly Special Education Department meetings 

  • Work virtually, as-needed 

  • Ensure the safety of students including, but not limited to, assisting in conducting emergency drills and cleaning of workspace 

  

Accountability and General Administration 

  • Maintain student records in accordance with school policies and procedures 

  • Manage school resources in accordance with school policies and procedures 

  • Return all correspondence, including phone calls and emails, within a timely manner; Be accessible during business hours and respond to administrative needs and inquiries in a timely manner 

  • Attend and participate in all required meetings, trainings, and school functions; Promote and participate in creative exchange of ideas 
  • Observe confidentiality 

  

Public Relations 

  • Develop positive relationships with parents and general public associated with the organization 

  • Communicate and support the school’s mission, policies, and procedures 

  • Represent Element Education and its programs in a positive and professional manner 

  • Assist with maintaining a positive and effective work environment; Treat all staff with respect, provide opportunities for participation in decision making, and be responsive to the human needs of staff members 

 

Professional and Organizational Development 

  • Seek innovative approaches to self-directed learning and formal training 

  • Practice reflective observation regularly; Maintain growth mindset 

  • In collaboration with the Director of Special Education, plan for own career growth and ongoing professional development 

  • Understand and contribute to the Organization’s vision, growth, and development 

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  • Other duties as assigned 

  • Full-Time: Maintain a maximum student caseload of twenty-eight (28) students, adjusted for adjunct duties 

  • Part-Time: Maintain a maximum student caseload of fourteen (14) students, adjusted for adjunct duties 

  

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities 

  • Understanding of Personalized Learning Model 

  • Knowledge of and experience with a wide range of K-12 curriculum in all subject areas 

  • Knowledge of and experience with a wide range of educational philosophies 

  • Ability to manage a home office and flexible schedule 

  • Familiarity and commitment to the mission and educational philosophy of Element Education 

  • Ability to maintain records as directed by supervisor 

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding parents, families, and staff 

  • Ability to remotely and/or virtually perform duties and attend meetings, as needed 

  • Ability to exercise emotional maturity in communicating with students, parents, and colleagues 

  • Demonstrate considerable knowledge of technology, Microsoft Office 365 and its applications, and DocuSign 

  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure, prioritize, multi-task, and meet deadlines 

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; Use appropriate language, tone, and English usage 

  • Demonstrate good judgement  

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships; be approachable and professional 

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision; be self-motivated and well-organized 

  • Ability to think strategically and independently 

  • Ability to accept responsibility and constructive criticism 

  • Demonstrate willingness to help others and foster a cooperative and positive working environment 

  

Requirements 

  • Bachelor’s Degree 

  • Possess a current, Clear or Preliminary, Educational Specialist California Teaching Credential (Mild/Moderate; Moderate/Severe) 

  • Phone, scanner, and internet for school business 

  

Upon Hire/Offer 

  • First Aid/CPR/AED certification 

  • Proof that employee is free of active tuberculosis (i.e. TB risk assessment, TB test, X-ray, etc.) 

  • Successful background clearance 

  

PSalary: Up to 74% of  $47,474 - $91,757 

Benefits: Supplemental Insurance; CalSTRS; 5 sick days 

Work Schedule10 months; Part-Time 

FLSA ClassificationNon-Exempt  

 

Physical Demands 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

 
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and sit for an extended period of time.  Sitting is done at a desk with forward bending from the waist, leaning on the forearms, and looking down which requires neck flexion.  The employee is regularly required to read, speak, see, and hear well enough to communicate by telephone, electronically, and in person.  Employee must also regularly be able to write, file, type and operate a computer, telephone, and general office equipment.  It is necessary to grasp and manipulate pens, markers, scissors, staplers, etc., either occasionally or frequently, depending on the day.  May occasionally have to climb up stairs, stoop, kneel, and/or lift and carry up to 25 lbs. Mental acuity to perform the essential functions of this position in a safe, accurate, and timely fashion and to make and evaluate the results of judgments and decisions. High tolerance for continuing stressful situations. The employee is required to deal with irate members of the public and stressful situations. 

The employee must have reliable transportation and be able to attend meetings at various Element Education regions.  

 
Work Environment 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

 
This position works in a variety of settings including, but not limited to, the home office, student homes, Learning Centers, the Administrative Office, and vendor locations. Normal office working conditions within a collaborative environment. This environment may be expected to include: noise level that is quiet to moderate, frequent interruptions, and occasional movement from inside to outside with exposure to elements, stairs, children, and duty hours before sunrise or after sunset. The employee may experience heat or cold extremes as well as fumes, odors, and dust. 

 

Element Education is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  

 

This document is an outline of the primary tasks assigned and may be revised at the discretion of the Director of Special Education, with Executive Director approval. This job description does not constitute an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. 

 

 

 

Requirements / Qualifications

Requirements / Qualifications

Location: San Diego County (Mission Valley, South Bay) Work Schedule: Part-Time Requires Travel Requirements: 1. Possess a current, Clear or Preliminary, Educational Specialist California Teaching Credential (Mod/Severe) 2. Phone, fax, and internet for school business Upon Hire/Offer: 1. First Aid/CPR/AED certification 2. Proof that employee is free of active tuberculosis (i.e. TB risk assessment, TB test, X-ray, etc.) 3. Successful background clearance

Copy of Transcript Credential Copy (if applicable) Letter of Introduction Resume Letter(s) of Recommendation (Please provide 3 letters)

  • Credential Copy
  • Letter(s) of Recommendation (3 Letters)
  • Resume


    Location: San Diego County (Mission Valley, South Bay) Work Schedule: Part-Time Requires Travel Requirements: 1. Possess a current, Clear or Preliminary, Educational Specialist California Teaching Credential (Mod/Severe) 2. Phone, fax, and internet for school business Upon Hire/Offer: 1. First Aid/CPR/AED certification 2. Proof that employee is free of active tuberculosis (i.e. TB risk assessment, TB test, X-ray, etc.) 3. Successful background clearance

    Copy of Transcript Credential Copy (if applicable) Letter of Introduction Resume Letter(s) of Recommendation (Please provide 3 letters)

    • Credential Copy
    • Letter(s) of Recommendation (3 Letters)
    • Resume

      Comments and Other Information

      Location: South County San Diego (Mission Valley; South Bay) Work Schedule: Part-Time Requires Travel To inspire each child's natural desire to learn by offering choice, flexibility, and learning standards based on learning styles and the developmental stages of the learner. Element Education is a non-profit corporation which oversees two publicly funded charter schools. Our mission is to promote a culture of education which empowers learners to find and develop their passion and to inspire the natural desire to explore and learn through choice and flexibility. We refer to students’ learning styles (dispositions, modalities, interests, talents, and environment) as well as the developmental stages of learning when collaborating with the student, parents, and mentors in developing a personalized learning plan unique to each student. During their educational journey, students demonstrate mastery by making progress toward expertise in areas related to their educational goals, autonomy through choice and self-directed learning activities, and a sense of purpose by engaging in meaningful learning which contributes to something larger than themselves. Reach your ELEMENT by helping children discover theirs! www.myelement.org

      Comments and Other Information


      Location: South County San Diego (Mission Valley; South Bay) Work Schedule: Part-Time Requires Travel To inspire each child's natural desire to learn by offering choice, flexibility, and learning standards based on learning styles and the developmental stages of the learner. Element Education is a non-profit corporation which oversees two publicly funded charter schools. Our mission is to promote a culture of education which empowers learners to find and develop their passion and to inspire the natural desire to explore and learn through choice and flexibility. We refer to students’ learning styles (dispositions, modalities, interests, talents, and environment) as well as the developmental stages of learning when collaborating with the student, parents, and mentors in developing a personalized learning plan unique to each student. During their educational journey, students demonstrate mastery by making progress toward expertise in areas related to their educational goals, autonomy through choice and self-directed learning activities, and a sense of purpose by engaging in meaningful learning which contributes to something larger than themselves. Reach your ELEMENT by helping children discover theirs! www.myelement.org

       


      Application Deadline

      3/31/2021 11:55 PM Pacific

      Date Posted

      2/22/2021

      Contact

      Kiran Sihota
      760-743-5818

      Number of Openings

      1

      Salary

      Up to 74% of $47,474 - $91,757

      Length of Work Year

      10 months

      Employment Type

      Part Time