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MGLVA, Child Find and 504 Coordinator, SY 20/21

K12 Services
Manistee, MI 49660
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The mission of Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy (MGLVA) is to provide an exemplary individualized and engaging educational experience for students by incorporating school and community/family partnerships coupled with a rigorous curriculum along with a data-driven and student-centered instructional model. Student success will be measured by valid and reliable assessment data, parent and student satisfaction, and continued institutional growth within the academic community. Join us!.

The Child Find & 504 Coordinator is responsible for overseeing Section 504 and the Child Find Process, including referrals for Special Education initial evaluations. This position reports to the Manager, Special Programs, and interacts on a daily basis with families, school administrators, teachers, related services providers, and on a less frequent basis with compliance monitors in order to successfully perform the work.

Essential Functions: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

  • Facilitates and ensures the implementation of the school district approved Section 504 processes and data collection policies.

  • Develops and maintains all Section 504 records including 504 plans and list of eligible students.

  • Keeps informed of current state and federal requirements regarding Section 504.

  • Serves as a daily resource to school administrators, school leadership teams, and other stakeholders regarding Section 504 issues.

  • Provides ongoing training and support to school/district staff regarding Section 504 and the implementation of the Section 504 and data collection procedures.

  • Supports teachers in documenting student progress.

  • Works with student management programs to prepare documentation for 504 meetings.

  • Helps provide ongoing training and support to school/district staff regarding Section 504 & MTSS and the implementation of the Section 504 & MTSS and data collection procedures.

  • Coordinates the pre-referral process for special education services for general education students who have been unsuccessful in the Multi-Tier Support Services (MTSS) process, as well as for students whose parents have requested special education testing, and in cases where special education eligible students may be transferring from out of state; Properly completes all associated forms and documentation related to this process.

  • Completes initial evaluation for special education services and associated forms/documentation such as initial consent, eligibility recommendations, individualized education program (IEP) etc.; Makes referrals for evaluations by appropriate specialists (speech pathologist, school psychologist, physical therapist, etc.), and coordinates this information within mandated timeframes to determine eligibility or other available general education interventions; Refers eligible students for caseload placement.

  • Supports the collection of data and coordination of interventions (MTSS process) with other general education and special education staff.

  • Works with the special education team to facilitate eligibility for special education.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position has no formal supervisory responsibilities.

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • Must live in Michigan
    • This hire will travel to MGLVA's office in Manistee 1-2X per month for meetings and PD.

  • Attach an image of your certification to your K12 profile docs as a JPG or PDF.

  • Bachelors Degree(s) AND

  • Three (3) years of related professional experience OR

  • Equivalent combination of education and experience

Certificates and Licenses: Current Michigan special education endorsement(s)

Other Required Qualifications:

  • Thorough knowledge about and ability to apply understanding of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA) guidelines

  • Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio, etc.); Web proficiency.

  • Ability to travel 10% of the time

  • Ability to clear required background check

Desired Qualifications:

  • Three (3) or more years of special education teaching or case management experience

  • Three (3) or more years of directly related experience in an online school setting

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • This is a home-based position, but the hire will need to travel to the Manistee office 1-2X month for meetings and PD.

The above job is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor. All employment is at-will as governed by the law of the state where the employee works. It is further understood that the at-will nature of employment is one aspect of employment that cannot be changed except in writing and signed by an authorized officer.

K12 is a Federal Contractor, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status age, or genetics, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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Posted: 2020-10-02 Expires: 2020-10-31
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