Education Specialist: Special Education - Inclusion Supports


Job ID: 3546

Reports To:
Project Coordinator Student Support Services

This is a full-time position at 232 days with a minimum annual salary of $60,052 ($248.10/day).

Primary Purpose:
Provide technical assistance and professional development to ESC Region 13 Local Education Agencies and ESC Region 13 colleagues in the area of inclusive instruction for students with disabilities ages 3 through 21.

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Texas teacher certification in the area of special education
  • Five (5) years of current experience in the public school system or related experience
  • Experience in self-directed work
  • Experience in creating student-focused Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for students with disabilities
  • Experience providing specially designed instruction to students with disabilities in general education and special education settings
  • Experience planning and implementing instruction using inclusive practices such as Universal Design for Learning and High Leverage Practices for Inclusive Classrooms preferred

  • Extensive knowledge of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for literacy
  • Skills in integrating technology into instruction
  • Extensive knowledge of content area and disciplinary literacy strategies
  • Ability to manage multiple projects
Special Knowledge/Skills:
  • Effective communication skills both written and verbal
  • Experience in secondary science and math
  • Serve as a representative of ESC Region 13, displaying courtesy, tact, consideration and discretion in all interactions with other members of the educational community and with the public
  • Provide technical assistance to ESC Region 13 colleagues in the area of special education
  • Collaborate with and actively participate with ESC Region 13 teams to improve student performance and to meet the established goals and objectives of the ESC and TEA
  • Collaborate with other staff members to ensure well-articulated and coordinated services in the area of special education
  • Develop and conduct presentations and trainings; contract and negotiate with outside consultants to provide training; develop needed resource materials
  • Collect and analyze LEA and regional performance data related to program plans
  • Provide up-to-date information to LEAs regarding developments, initiatives, and priorities in special education at the federal, state, and regional levels
  • Participate as a member of the statewide network of ESCs as required
  • Serve as liaison with other agencies, regional education service centers, professional organizations, and colleges and universities on issues relating to special education instruction
  • Assist LEAs in using data to maintain ongoing documentation of outcomes and to develop long-term planning systems
Equipment Used:
  • Telephone, fax, copier, computer and peripherals, other equipment as requirements change
Working Conditions:
  • Prolonged or irregular work hours
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 20 pounds
  • Willingness and ability to travel frequently in and out of Region 13

The above statements are intended to describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not intended to represent an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills that may be required.
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