South Whidbey School District No. 206
Job Description TITLE: .5 FTE Teacher on Special Assignment-special education (Sped TOSA)
REPORTS TO: Superintendent
Job Summary: The Sped TOSA is responsible for implementing and maintaining birth to age 21 Special Education programs and services in compl iance with District, State and Federal objectives in accordance with district policies and procedures.
Essential Job Functions:
This list of essential job functions is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary.
• Collaborates with District school principals/directors, school special education teachers and staff, and special programs staff for the purpose of implementing and maintaining services, projects, and/or programs to conform to district and state curriculum and/or instructional objectives
• Facilitates meetings and processes, for the purpose of implementing and maintaining Special Education programs and services of the district which achieve desired objectives.
• Coordinates with outside agencies to provide services to students and staff, for the purpose of offering appropriate services as written in the IEP
• Maintains a high level of knowledge regarding developing special education issues, special projects issues, changes in the laws and case law, and educational methods of educating students with disabilities, for the purpose of managing an excellent special education program.
• Serves as the District liaison to Educational Service District 189 and the OSPI for coordination of Special Education services; and manages special education complaints, for the purpose of providing required services.
• Communicates professionally with integrity and honesty, facilitates a positive school image and serves as liaison with parents, the community, the public and school administration; administers District policies and procedures.
• Manages and maintains the special education web sites for the purpose of communicating with students, staff, parents and the greater community current information and data.
• Performs other related duties as needed or assigned by the Superintendent.
Required Certificates, Licenses, Education and Experience
• Valid and appropriate WA state credentials as special education teacher or ESA in related area
• Valid Washington driver's license
• Valid first aid and CPR certification.
• Successful teaching experience, preferably experience in Special Education or services
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Knowledge of rules and regulations, Federal , state and district policies, governing the operation of special education programs.
• Current knowledge of local, state and federal funding for special education programs.
• Demonstrated skills in clear, effective oral and written communications to persons of varied cultural and educational backgrounds; resolving conflict, time management; group process; keyboarding, data entry and word processing.
• Ability to work independently; utilize District and community resources to meet student needs; establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse individuals.
• Demonstrated ability for creative problem solving, effective and efficient time management, and strong organizational skills.
• Ability to make decisions and resolve complex issues in a timely, organized and effective manner.
• Demonstrated successful ability to provide innovative and responsible leadership with integrity.
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 position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit, stand and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and stoop, kneel, crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Work is typically performed in an office or classroom environment.
The employee is frequently required to attend evening/weekend meetings or activities; deal with distraught or difficult individuals; may be exposed to standard infectious diseases. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
This position is evaluated by the Superintendent or designee. The process shall include an evaluation of the performance of the above duties and responsibilities and the specific professional/personal objectives that may be developed from time to time by the Superintendent.