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Estimated Pay $62 per hour
Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Andover, Massachusetts

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Under the direct supervision of the Student Services Director in consultation with the building principal, assistant principal, and program head. He/She is responsible for facilitating IEP Team meetings at assigned school. In addition, the Educational Team Facilitator will assist in providing quality programming for children with diverse special needs.




Under the supervision of the Building Principal, and in conjunction with the Special Head Program Head

:-Act as LEA Representative at Evaluation Team and Individual Education Program team meetings;

-Schedule meetings and provide written notice to assure compliance with special education regulations;

-Record meeting minutes and complete all relevant special education paperwork at Evaluation Team and Individual Education Program team meetings; -Chair Evaluation Team meetings and lead the team in all relevant eligibility and evaluation decisions;

-Chair Individualized Education Program meetings, lead the team in all relevant educational decisions, and check IEPs for compliances;

-Assure that any student receiving or entitled to receive special education instruction under IDEA receives a full and comprehensive evaluation;

-Ensure the involvement of parents in the special education process and provide basic explanations of parental rights and procedural safeguards and responsibilities under IDEA;

-Interpret special education eligibility reports from a variety of service providers and out of district evaluators;

-Ensure that the Evaluation Team follows procedural safeguards at all stages of the special education process;

-Facilitate transition planning between levels and for students entering and returning from out of district placements. Participate in facilitation of students transitioning into and out of assigned school;

-Attend district and school site special education team meetings;

-Maintain student records and protect their confidentiality; -Coordinate transition planning activities and transition assessments for students with IEPs;

-Perform other tasks that may be assigned by the Director of Student Services, Principal or Program Head.




-Teacher Certification in at least one of the following areas: Teacher of Children with Moderate Special Needs, Teacher of Children with Severe Special Needs, School Adjustment Counselor, School Psychologist, and/or Teacher of Children with Speech, Language and Hearing Disorders.

-Extensive experience working with special needs students.

-Extensive knowledge of the IEP process and demonstrated knowledge of state and federal special education laws, regulations and eligibility criteria and willingness to implement the special education process.

-Knowledge of district wide continuum of services.

-Experience and expertise in curriculum adaptation.

-Superior oral and written communication skills.

-Highly organized in managing and ensuring compliance with IEP time lines.

-Demonstrated ability to mediate and/or facilitate difficult issues with tact, diplomacy and empathy.

-Experience in managing Special Education evaluations, or as a minimum, extensive participation as a member of a Special Education Evaluation Team.

-Computer literacy including basic familiarity with basic word processing applications such as WORD and EXCEL;

must be able to collect, analyze, report, disseminate and manage data.


Supplemental Information


Andover Public Schools (APS) seeks candidates who embody our ethos, which includes valuing the identities of all students, high expectations for all students, teaching excellence, collaboration, innovation, respect, and responsibility. APS is committed to hiring and supporting a racially and ethnically diverse faculty and staff. Racially and ethnically diverse teachers produce a myriad of positive outcomes for all students, especially the most historically marginalized students.


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