Education Specialist (Moderate-Severe) 2014-2015
Rocketship Education 3 reviews - San Jose, CA

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The Position

The Education Specialist (Moderate-Severe) is a full time position that reports to the Rocketship Elementary School Principal. The Education Specialist will work with one Rocketship Elementary school site, and will be responsible for managing the IEP caseload for Rocketship students who require special education services as outlined in their IEPs. The role of the Education Specialist is to improve student outcomes through targeted academic and behavioral support.

  • Collaborate with school personnel, parents, and other service providers for the purpose of improving the quality of student outcomes, developing solutions and planning curriculum
  • Deliver high quality direct academic and behavioral services to students through both push-in and pull-out service delivery models
  • Collaborate with the Special Education Director to ensure that high-level regional Special Education priorities are realized at the site level
  • Draft and write professional and compliant IEPs; facilitate the coordination of IEP team meetings and the implementation of special education services
  • Maintain up-to-date and compliant special education records
  • Participate in various meetings (IEP, Parent Conferences, In Service Training, Staff Meetings etc.)
  • Conduct functional analysis of behavior and write behavioral support plans
  • Participate in multi-disciplinary assessment teams; Conduct comprehensive academic assessment of student skills
  • Manage and provide professional development for paraprofessionals
  • Provide leadership for assuring full compliance with legal requirements as prescribed by federal law under IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act 1997) and IDEIA (Individuals with Disabilities in Education Improvement Act, 2004) and State of California Education Code
Required Skills Required Qualifications
  • Valid Education Specialist – Moderate-Severe Credential (or be enrolled in a teacher training program working toward the credential)
  • Knowledge of curriculum, education code and special education law/policies
  • Skills in appropriate special subject matter
  • Ability to stand and walk for prolonged periods
  • Perform a variety of specialized and responsible tasks: maintain records, establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, parents, other school personnel, meet schedule and compliance deadlines
  • Possession of a valid California driver’s license: willingness to provide own transportation in conduct of work assignments
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