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at Austin Independent School District

Posted: 6/30/2020
Job Reference #: 32935
Keywords: office

Job Description

Openings as of 7/11/2020
05 - Administration: Central Office

  • PPCD/ECSE COORDINATOR - SPECIAL EDUCATION (2 openings) (2020-2021 SY) JobID: 32935
  • Position Type:
    05 - Administration: Central Office/Coordinator

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    Special Education

  • Date Available:

  • For Fiscal Year:
    This is a grant funded position. Continuation of the position is contingent on the continuation of the grant.


    This position requires a Master’s degree in curriculum or program areas from an accredited college or university.

    A valid Texas Special Education Teacher certificate is required with a minimum of three (3) years of successful ECSE/PPCD teaching experience. Administrative certification is preferred.


    This position requires deep technical knowledge of curriculum or program area, knowledge of District, State, and Federal policies, rules, and regulations as they relate to the curriculum or program, and training and experience in curriculum or program development. Incumbent must have the ability to work with diverse student populations. Incumbent must be trained in or willing to be trained, culturally relevant instruction and cultural competence. Spanish speaking and writing skills are preferred. Employees in this position must be able to read, write, and speak/communicate in English in order to receive and to provide work-related information in a timely manner to other employees, supervisors, principals, school personnel, volunteers and where appropriate, visitors and students.


    The Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Coordinator, under the direction of the Special Education Executive Director and Administrative Supervisor of ECSE, will provide leadership to the ECSE teachers and paraprofessionals through coaching and professional development; coordinate with campuses, departments, and community agencies to ensure that children with disabilities have access to high-quality education services through a continuum. These descriptors allow for the assurance that the district adheres to all laws and regulations regarding the education of early childhood students with disabilities.

    • Coordinate with the Early Childhood Instructional Specialists to provide instructional support for PreK and ECSE/PPCD teachers (staff development, coaching, resources, etc.).
    • Collect and compile data necessary for reporting State Performance Plan Indicators related to Early Childhood Special Education programs.
    • Ensures that Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) teachers complete Childhood Outcomes Summary Forms (COSF) correctly at Entry and Exit.
    • Collaborates with the campus principal to ensure staff at assigned campuses are delivering culturally relevant instruction and has been trained in cultural proficiency and inclusiveness.
    • Collaborates with any partnership staff on a monthly basis to ensure timely development and delivery of ECSE services.
    • Assists campuses with meeting expectations towards state and district improvement plans.
    • Collaborates with parents and school staff to resolve issues related to instruction, programming, placement, services and rights to students with disabilities.
    • Collaborates with the district and campus staff to ensure students’ needs are met in the least restrictive environment.
    • Works with parents from various cultural backgrounds in coordinating home and school plans.
    • Provides technical support for challenging cases, staffing, pre-ARDs and ARDs.
    • Provides timely consultation to Special Ed. Team prior to an ARD meeting for students.
    • Provides training and progress monitoring regarding changes in ARD paperwork
    • Assists campuses with writing high-quality PLAAFP statements and measurable goals.
    • Uses a communication system to keep Principals, Administrative Supervisors, the Executive Director of Special Education, and Assistant Directors informed of support provided to campuses.
    • Assist campuses with understanding and implementation of accommodations and modifications for Early Childhood Special Education.
    • Facilitates teaching and learning through the implementation of district initiatives and provides co-teaching and training to campuses via Special Education.
    • Communicates the District’s Strategic Plan at campuses.
    • Addresses issues related to changes and corrective action.
    • Provides training to campus teams regarding procedural and legal issues.
    • Problem solves student concerns with campus team and other service providers and secures necessary resources to address student’s needs through consultation with Early Childhood Special Education Administrative Supervisor.
    • Assists campus team to adhere to guidelines for special program supports.
    • Assists Special Education Teachers with Extended School Year referrals and data collection.
    • Assists Special Education Teachers with the transition of students from Early Childhood programs to elementary
    • Conducts data analysis for assigned campuses: Early Childhood Assessments, Referral rates to Special Education, Academics, attendance, and discipline, DNQ percentages, Over-identification of African American and Hispanic males, Staffing (basic, special programs, and teaching assistants).
    • Develops improvement action plans and progress monitors when data indicates a need.
    • Provides support, consultation, and monitors to ensure quality control of draft ARD paperwork and staffing is held within two weeks of ARD meeting.
    • Assists campuses with maintaining accurate class lists.
    • Conducts classroom observations and participates in learning walks and provides feedback to special education teacher and principal.
    • Facilitates teaching and learning through the implementation of district initiatives.
    • Assists teachers with developing IEPs and aligning IEP instructional goals and strategies with the general education curriculum to include TEKS and CRMs.
    • Facilitates the application of emerging technologies in the classroom.
    • Collaborate as directed with other departments and appropriate specialists, for support, when issues impact student learning.
    • Provides teachers with educational resources or information regarding how to access resources.
    • Assists teachers with obtaining differentiated training that will meet their needs.
    • Assists administrative supervisor with IEP system updates based upon changes in the law.
    • Serve as a positive ambassador for the AISD Special Education Department and District at all times.


    Perform other related duties as assigned; however, all employees are expected to comply with lawful directives in rare situations driven by need where a team effort is required.


    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Maintain professional composure under high stress. Reasonable accommodations will be made if necessary. Services are provided in an office or school setting. Some travel is required. This position may involve rare exposure to blood or body fluids. Regular attendance is required for this position.


    This position reports directly to the Administrative Supervisor and requires a high level of integrity and professionalism. Incumbent works independently with very little supervision, as instructions are generally in the form of goals and objectives. Detailed instructions and guidance are given in response to requests for interpretation, prior to commencing special projects, and during problem-solving meetings. The supervisor may provide additional assistance in response to incumbent’s inquiries, problems, etc. This position will maintain positive, effective, and professional contact with co-workers, teachers, principals, administrators, and parents, outside organizations, agencies, and specialists. The purpose of this contact is to exchange information, collaborate with campuses, problem solve, negotiate solutions, and provide support to campuses.

    Duty Days: 220
    Pay Grade: A03
    Salary Range: $68,433- $78,698

    Closing Date: Until Filled

    An Equal Opportunity Employer