Preschool Special Education Meeting Specialist

  Wage: TBD
  Department: Administrative
  Posted: May 7, 2019
  Location: Forest Hills, NY
  Position Type: Full Time


Achieve Beyond is a growing national agency focused on serving children with special needs by providing autism services, speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and other related services. We are currently looking to hire Service Coordinators to join our growing team in our Forest Hills office.

The IEP Meeting Specialist works closely with members of the Board of Education and the CPSE Evaluations Department to ensure all IEP Meetings are scheduled within a timely manner and that an agency representative is in attendance for every scheduled IEP meeting. The IEP Meeting Specialist is responsible for the life cycle of the IEP Meeting Process internally/externally.

We believe that all children have potential. We are guided by the mission to support children with special needs to Achieve Beyond their current abilities. We are always striving for continuous improvement by setting goals and measuring performance.

It is the reason we will succeed together

Responsibilities:

  • Follow Achieve Beyond’s and NYSED’s policies and procedures regarding CPSE evaluations, IEP meetings, and professional conduct
  • Contact with families prior to IEP meetings is required to ensure the families received the evaluation results and understand the results in order to have realistic expectations of IEP meeting outcomes
  • Responsible for answering questions of families and/or Service Coordinators prior to IEP meetings
  • Maintains proper documentation regarding pre and post IEP outcomes
  • Scheduling of IEP meetings with DAs at the District’s discretion
  • Maintains/furthers positive relationships with DAs and parents/referral sources on a continuous basis
  • Communicates with CPSE department staff regarding items mentioned in IEP meetings and/or with families/referral sources regarding quality of reports, summaries, and any other additional feedback provided
  • Follows up and obtains outstanding STAC 5s or IEP documentation from the district
  • If there is a low volume of meetings for a week, CPSE Evaluation Specialist may be asked to conduct educational evaluations, clinical observations or screenings or assist members of the Evaluations department
  • Perform special projects, as assigned
  • Coverage for Evaluations Manager as needed
  • Other duties as assigned by manager

Requirements:

  • Education/Licensure:
    • Master’s degree in Education required
    • Certification in Special Education (Ages 0-6) required
  • Experience:
    • Previous exposure to EI and CPSE programs/IFSP and IEP meetings a plus
  • Technical Skills:
    • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Windows XP, Excel, Office Suite and Outlook
    • Strong typing skills and familiarity with/ability to quickly learn databases
  • Bilingual Spanish preferred but not necessary
  • Solid interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills required – must possess the ability to interact with a broad spectrum of people
  • Must be willing to travel among the NYC boroughs
  • Must be organized, motivated, and willing to work as part of a team and independently
  • Responsible for having remote access to CPSE department programs at all times while in the field
  • Must have a valid NYS drivers license and access to a car


Benefits Include:

  • Paid time off
  • Medical/dental/vision coverage
  • Short-term, long-term disability, life insurance
  • 401k with matching contribution and more!

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