Education Associate, General Supervision IDEA
Title of Position: Education Associate, General Supervision IDEA
Reports To: Director of Exceptional Children Resources
Date of Employment: On or about April 1, 2013
Closing Date for Application: March 1, 2013
Description of Position:
The Education Associate for General Supervision, IDEA is a member of the Exceptional Children Resources work group of the Teaching and Learning Branch of the Department.
- Serve as the lead manager and data analyst for the State’s Annual Performance Report (“APR”) and State Performance Plan (“SPP”) required by the U.S. Office of Special Education Programs (“OSEP”), to include:
- Providing leadership on the development and implementation of SPP and APR targets, improvement activities, and data results.
- Communicating with stakeholders about APR and SPP goals, strategies, progress, and results, and coordinating stakeholder input.
- Serve as the lead staff for DOE activities and data analysis related to disproportionate representation of certain ethnic and minority groups in special education, to include:
- Participating in the review of local educational agency (“LEA”) policies, practices, and procedures, in the area of disproportionate representation in special education, to include, but not limited to, practices related to the evaluation and identification of children as children with disabilities, general education interventions, the educational placements of children with disabilities, behavioral intervention services, and disciplinary practices.
- Evaluating reports of LEA directed reviews of policies, practices, and procedures.
- Participate in all general supervision activities, including compliance monitoring of LEAs, and State level verification activities.
- Serve as the lead staff member for DOE in providing special education support and technical assistance to charter schools.
- Serve as the liaison on the Charter School Accountability Committee.
- Manage the Educational Surrogate Parent (“ESP”) Program and ensure DOE compliance with OSEP requirements concerning the appointment and provision of ESPs.
- Manage the Parent Information Center’s contract and serve as DOE liaison to PIC. Serve as the lead staff for DOE in managing and reporting the Parent Survey.
- Other duties as assigned by the Director, Associate Secretary, and/or Secretary of Education.
Essential Qualifications and Skills:
Education: Master’s Degree in Special Education, School Psychology, or other related area in special education.
- Firm knowledge of OSEP policy and regulations concerning disproportionate representation in special education and specific State and LEA responsibilities.
- Preferred experience in providing technical assistance.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Performs responsibilities with minimal supervision
- Capable of setting priorities and working in collaboration with others
- Be able to proactively problem-solve with professionalism
- Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to deal with staff in a tactful, congenial and personal manner
- Discretion and confidentiality are essential.
Salary will be computed in accordance with the educational level and work experience of the individual selected and in accordance with the salary schedules for employees of the Department of Education. Direct deposit of payroll checks is mandatory for state employment, and employees are paid on a lag pay schedule with the first payment made after approximately one month of employment.
A criminal background check is required. The successful candidate must meet Delaware’s PRAXIS I test of basic skills requirements in reading, writing and mathematics. This job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. The successful canidate should expect to perform any other related activities needed to deliver the position’s key duties and responsibilities and follow any other instructions as defined by his/her supervisor.
Mary L. Cooke, Esq.
Human Resource Office
Delaware Department of Education
401 Federal Street
Dover, Delaware 19901
The Delaware Department of Education is an equal opportunity employer. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age or Vietnam Era veteran’s status in employment or its programs and activities.