(MGLVA) Child Find/Compliance Coordinator

The Child Find Coordinator is an IDEA funded position responsible for making the initial evaluation for special education services based upon referral from Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS) team or by parent request. The incumbent ensures the school is compliant with all applicable state and federal laws and guidelines, develops and delivers on-going training in support of child find regulations, and plays a key role in the development of improved MTSS processes for the school. This position reports to the Manager, Special Programs, and interacts on a daily basis with families, school administrators, teachers, related services providers, and on a less frequent basis with compliance monitors in order to successfully perform the work.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, OTHER DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties. The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities and/or duties required; other duties may be assigned.
Coordinates the pre-referral process for special education services for general education students who have been unsuccessful in the MTSS/RTI process, as well as for students whose parents have requested special education testing, and in cases where special education eligible students may be transferring from out of state; Properly completes all associated forms and documentation related to this process (33%);
Completes initial evaluation and/or REEDs for special education services and associated forms/documentation such as initial consent, eligibility recommendations, individualized education program (IEP) etc.; Makes referrals for evaluations by appropriate specialists (speech pathologist, school psychologist, physical therapist, etc.), and coordinates this information within mandated timeframes to determine eligibility or other available general education interventions; Refers eligible students to Manager, Special Programs for caseload placement (32%);
Coordinate the eligibility process to determine eligibility under Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education (MARSE) for students enrolling from out-of-state.
Ensures all state and federal guidelines for "child find" are met e.g. child find processes on school website, actively seeking out children with disabilities, incorporating IDEA, FERPA, Head Start and individual family service plan requirements, etc.; Maintains compliance with all applicable laws throughout special education referral process (20%);
Prepares both virtual and in-person trainings for families and teachers regarding general information on disabilities, the special education qualification process, referral process, teacher referral process, options available within district, etc. (15%).
Travel to office minimum of 4x per month or as needed
Bachelor's degree in education AND
Three (3) years of experience teaching in special education OR
Equivalent combination of education and experience
Certificates and Licenses: Michigan Special Education certification in at least one area of disability.
Thorough knowledge about and ability to apply understanding of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA) guidelines
Thorough knowledge about and ability to apply understanding special education evaluation and Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) processes
Thorough knowledge of Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education (MARSE)
Strong organizational and time-management practices
Self-starter, self-motivated
Basic proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook
Familiarity with Individual Education Plan (IEP) writing software
Ability to pass required background check
Five (5) years of experience teaching special education
Experience with Review of Education and Evaluation Data (REED), and Multi-disciplinary evaluation team (MET) processes
Knowledge of EDPlan
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