Passages Charter School serves students from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. Focused specifically on the needs of immigrant and refugee students. Passages offers a tailored educational program focused on high academic standards and instruction based on students' individual needs.
Basic Job Function:
Ensure that due process procedures and timelines comply with federal and state regulations, with the supervision and assistance of the Principal and Deans of Instruction. The Case Manager will collaborate and build strong trusting relationships with the Principal, other school leaders, teachers, community leaders, families, partners, and volunteers. They will also serves as the special education team lead and are responsible for supporting educators in meeting the needs of diverse learners through inclusive practices.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Facilitate weekly Special Education Team meetings, collaborate with Special Education Team, the Clinical Team and CPS as the school’ LEA.
Attend CM meetings monthly and collaborate with school leadership to ensure school compliance.
Ensure all staff understand IEP processes.
Provide professional development regarding proper IEP documentation for all staff.
Help ensure high level management and administration of IEP binders, scheduling, and SECA justification.
Design and execute professional development around proper IEP document completion for all staff and SPED team specific.
Support special education teachers and paraprofessionals through instructional coaching in order to meet the needs of diverse learners.
Support the implementation of co-teaching models and inclusive practices.
Collaborate with peers to meet multiple demands of school operations and enhance the instructional environment.
Model professional and ethical standards when dealing with scholars, parents, peers, and community.
Ensure that all procedures and timelines are met (ensure all IEP and 504 documents are completed at a high level)
Manage the referral for special education evaluation process.
Ensure that parents are notified of meetings (create notice of conference to send to families).
Facilitate Individual Education Program (IEP) meeting and initiate Reevaluation meetings.
Monitor the evaluation and reevaluation process (check in with clinicians to set due dates).
Monitor the IEP Implementation (ensure minutes are being met).
Notify all staff who have contact with a student regarding their individual responsibilities for that student.
Communicate with General Educators and general education teachers who will be, or are, working with students.
Provide teacher access to each student’s IEP with whom they are working; confer with teacher(s) if services/accommodations are not implemented as indicated on the IEP.
Collect, analyze and report data in a meaningful manner every quarter.
Utilize IMPACT/SSM at a high level (complete documents in SSM for referrals from teachers or other IEP related documents that aren’t completed by special education teachers)
Manage all confidential documents, such as IEPs and evaluations, in a secure location.
Keep systematic data on progress monitoring of IEP goals as indicated on the student’s IEP.
Manage the report card grading policies and implementation of such policies.
Provide parents with progress reports on IEP goals & objectives as indicated in the IEP.
Schedule all annual 504, IEP and 3 year evaluation meetings (domain, referral, etc).
Manage documentation in permanent files with office staff.
Field questions from staff around IEP processes.
Collaborate with clinical team about annual meetings and referrals.
Assist with crisis management and behavior support for students with IEPs and 504s.
Valid Illinois Special Education License (LBS1) or equivalent.
Experience working collaboratively with general education teachers.
Must be able to demonstrate the academic progress of students under his/her leadership and articulate the methods used to achieve those results.
Knowledge of data-driven instructional practices.
Experience with progress monitoring related to IEPs and RtI.
Ability to work cooperatively and positively with students’ parents/guardians.
Physical Requirements and Working Environment:
Ability to lift 50 lbs. Sit or stand for extended hours.
Experience with Abila/MIP software, proficiency with Microsoft Office, effective written and oral communication skills.
Experience with IMPACT/SSM l
Knowledge of Illinois and Federal Special Education Law
Asian Human Services Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer dedicated to the fair and equal treatment of all of its employees without regard to age, gender, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, disability, political or union affiliation, maternity status, parental status, military or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law
About Asian Human Services Passages Charter School
Established in 1978, Asian Human Services is the largest multi-cultural and multi-lingual health and social services organization in the Metropolitan Chicago areas. Its mission is to provide client -centered, quality, and compassionate services to Asian immigrants and other underserved communities so that they can fully participated in society, prosper and thrive. Specialized in healthcare, education, and employment, its professional staff is fluent in more than 28 languages and serves more than 28,000 clients throughout Illinois each year.