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Rowe Elementary/Middle School: Special Education CASE MANAGER/Coordinator of Diverse Learning 24/25 SY

Posted on: May 17, 2024 | |

Special Education CASE MANAGER/Coordinator of Diverse Learning 24/25 SY

Rowe Elementary/Middle School is a stand-alone charter school, with a K-5 campus, and a 6-8 campus. Both campuses are located in the West Town/Wicker Park area of Chicago. Beginning next fall, we will reconfigure our campuses to be K-3 and 4-8.

Rowe is proud to be a part of the Northwestern University Settlement House, a dynamic and innovative leader in creating transformational opportunities for children and families, in order to disrupt generational poverty. All programs nurture, educate, and inspire so that families can take personal responsibility for their futures and attain self-sufficiency and reach aspirations. Alongside a rigorous curriculum, our school focuses on the SEL component of education in great detail, as well.

If you are looking for a fast paced, collaborative, and mission driven teaching environment, Rowe could be for you!!!

Visit https://www.northwesternsettlement.org/ for more information on the Settlement, and to apply.

Reach out to Jason Smith, Principal, with any questions. (jsmith@nush.org)
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The Case Manager position will be held accountable for the following responsibilities:

Serving as the local school district representative at all required meetings under the IDEA and serving as the 504 Coordinator for all meetings under Section 504

Fulfilling all the Roles & Responsibilities delineated in the ODLSS Procedural Manual for the local school district representative

Ensuring all IDEA and Section 504 timelines are met

Ensuring that all parental notices and consents for Full and Individual Evaluations and placements are processed and provided in the native language where feasible and placed in the student temporary files

Sending parents/guardians copy of draft IEP materials and if applicable paraprofessional, ESY ,and Learning Environment Intervention forms, along with copies of all other conducted evaluations and any other collected data at least five school days prior to the meeting

Ensuring an interpreter is invited to all IEP and 504 conferences (including initial and reevaluation eligibility determination meetings, and annual reviews) for parents who are limited English proficient

Coordinating all referrals for a Full and Individual Evaluation (FIE) to ensure that all required components are addressed and that the process is completed within 60 school days after receiving signed parental consent, including but not limited to, referrals for Assistive Technology/Alternative-Augmentative Communication evaluations or functional behavioral assessments (FBAs)

Convening and chairing IEP and 504 conferences (including initial and reevaluation eligibility determination meetings, and annual reviews) and acting as the District Representative

Ensuring that IEP teams are utilizing qualitative and quantitative data when making service decisions in the development of an IEP

Finalizing each student’s IEP or 504 Plan in the SSM at the meeting and providing the student’s parents/guardians with a copy

Ensuring that all relevant student data is entered into SSM in a timely manner

Arranging special education and related services for a student within the school in accordance with the students IEP and contacting ODLSS to arrange assignment in another school if necessary to implement the IEP

Consulting with the ODLSS District Representative regarding students who require low-incidence services or regarding problems that develop in the implementation of procedures

In collaboration with the principal, overseeing and ensuring the implementation of all IEPs and 504 Plans for each student with disabilities in the school

Training and supporting school staff regarding the implementation of the IDEA and Section 504 requirements

Attending all ODLSS professional development and meetings targeted at supporting the case manager/local school district representative

Assisting the school’s scheduler/programmer with programming all students with disabilities in accordance with their IEPs

In collaboration with the principal, scheduling paraprofessionals and DL teachers in accordance with students’ IEPs and 504 Plans.
Supervising, providing feedback, and supporting Diverse Learning teachers with lesson planning, curriculum implementation, push in/pull out services.
Coordinating collaboration between Diverse Learning staff and classroom teachers and families.

In order to be successful and achieve the above responsibilities, the Case Manager, must possess the following qualifications, as described:

Type of Education:

Completion of a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in special education or a Master’s degree in educational administration

A valid Professional Educator License (PEL) in one of the following areas: Special Education (PK-Age 21) endorsement or School Support Personnel endorsement with a supervisory endorsement

Type of Experience and Number of Years:

Two or more years of experience in special education preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Expertise in special education curriculum and service provision

Knowledge of general education curriculum

Demonstrated understanding of the individual needs of students with disabilities from a variety of language and cultural backgrounds

Strong knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations regarding the delivery of special education and related services

Knowledge and understanding of CPS resources

Knowledge of intervention and assessment strategies for disabled and non-disabled students

Knowledge of multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS or RTI)

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with administrators, staff, students, parents, governmental and community agencies, and employers

Ability to problem-solve, work on a team, use data to guide work, and clearly communicate to multiple stakeholders

Demonstrated expertise in customer service, consensus building, and use of problem solving skills and strong written, verbal, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills