Resource Specialist

Resource Specialist

About Our Organization: 

Leadership Public Schools (LPS) is a network of urban charter high schools whose mission is to create educational equity. We empower students for college, career, and community leadership and share our practices on a national scale. LPS has been recognized for closing the achievement gap and fostering a culture of innovation. LPS values the role teachers play in supporting student achievement and personal development. Our teachers value collaboration, celebrate diversity in perspective and background, take risks, and show flexibility to continuously improve instruction and student learning.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Leadership and Management

  • Provide professional development to staff to enhance their understanding of and ability to provide for the needs of diverse learners.
  • Lead the special education and administrative teams in determining the schedules and models with which to provide appropriate services to students with disabilities.
  • Connect with outside agencies, as necessary, to develop comprehensive transition plans.
  • With the special education team, monitor and ensure compliance with IEP and evaluation timelines and implementation.
  • Serve as a member of the Student Services Team (including student allies, social worker, counseling team, Resource Teachers and the college counseling team) to make data-based decisions for students receiving interventions through MTSS/RTI.

Instructional Leadership

  • Coach general education teachers in their support to students with disabilities in the classroom.
  • Coach special education teachers in service delivery and IEP development.
  • Coach paraeducators in supporting students with disabilities.

Case Management

  • Coordinate and schedule triennial and initial evaluations and meetings.
  • Serve as the admin/LEA representative during IEP meetings.
  • Support and consult with special education teachers in IEP and transition plan development.
  • Monitor for IEP compliance (academic, related services, and transition).

Professional

  • Member of the Admin team to collectively and continually lead, inform, and improve school structures, programs, and practices.
  • Member of the Instructional Leadership Team.
  • Provide consultation to school staff and parents which may relate to student assessment, specialized instructions or behavior management.
  • Participate in professional development and collaborations weekly and  professional development days.
  • With college team, support development of a college-going culture and program accessible for all students which sets student body up for post high school success.
  • Fulfill other duties as needed to best serve our students and schools.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Highly organized project manager with great attention to detail
  • Deep understanding of special education, special education law and the eligibility process
  • Cultural competency and cross cultural communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to develop relationships and partnerships across wide range of constituents
  • Ability to design systems for long-term implementation
  • Knowledge of college pathways to various career options
  • Comfort and facility in using Excel, Filemaker and other relevant technology
  • Self - starter with record of building programs
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Experience leading groups of students and adults
  • Ideally holds a Education Specialist and/or Administrative Services credential
  • Bilingual Spanish Speakers preferred