Early Childhood Special Education Coordinator
Closes: Until Filled
PRIMARY FUNCTION: To work toward program improvement in Ealy Childhood Special Education
and/or other support services through program monitoring, evaluation and planning, and through supervision
of staff and management of resources.
ILLUSTRATED DUTIES: The essential functions of this position include, but are not limited to, the
following fundamental job duties:
Screen credentials of candidates, select potentially qualified staff, in concert with others,interview and make recommendations for possible employment.
Supervise department personnel on a timely basis, in cooperation with building principals, as
appropriate. Meet requirements of performance appraisal program.
Based on observation and evaluation of individual staff performance, develop improvement
plans, when needed, and assist staff growth, change or dismissal as appropriate.
Collaborate with appropriate administrators, as appropriate, in the resolution of personnel
problems which affect program effectiveness.
Work with child study teams and parents regarding referral, assessment and program placement issues.
Participate in the selection of cooperating teachers when student teachers or practicum students
are assigned to the department.
Identify staff needs, using formal and informal staff assessment tools and assist in planning and
conducting inservice activities.
Encourage individual professional growth activities, such as participation in professional
organizations, independent study of professional literature and involvement in community
Assess need for program changes (expansion, reduction, focus, curriculum, etc.).
Periodically review/revise program descriptions in areas agreed upon with coordinator.
Provide leadership for improvement of curriculum; establish and work with writing committees
when curriculum development is needed. (Curriculum means, at minimum, instructional goals,
objectives and procedures.)
Review and evaluate new and existing instructional materials and techniques as to relevancy
and appropriateness in light of current research and future directions in education.
Review and monitor adherence to state, federal and district rules, policies, share findings and
procedures with staff.
Observe and document, as needed, implementation of rules, policies and procedures,
identifying areas of noncompliance, inefficient or inappropriate use of resources.
When problems exist, jointly develop with principals and staff, a program improvement plan to
ensure positive results.
Keep current on area, regional, state, national trends in special education and related areas.
Develop and maintain appropriate staff, student and other accurate records in the areas of
Assess staffing needs; recommend increases/decreases.
Supervise and maintain an inventory system of equipment, supplies and materials.
Assist in budget preparation; requisition supplies and equipment (unique to the department,
Represent the department at district and state meetings as assigned.
Compile and facilitate the dissemination of program information to members of the
community, administrators, regular education staff and support personnel.
Compile data and submit federal, state and local reports as required by the coordinator.
Cooperate in the coordination of the special education services with other curriculum and
Review facilities, equipment and advise on space needs in buildings so comparable standards
exist in each program.
Represent the district and advocate for students when working with agencies or school districts
for student placement, special services or consultation as assigned by the Director.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Director.
REPORTS TO: Director, Student Services.
WORKS WITH: Special Education staff, building administrators, district administrators,
staff and parents.
GIVES GUIDANCE/DIRECTION TO: Special Education personnel as assigned by