2024-25 Early Childhood Special Education Facilitator



Early Childhood Special Education Coordinator 


The Early Childhood Special Education Facilitator serves as a member of the District Special Education Leadership Team. The Facilitator will collaboratively develop, manage, and deliver special education programs and services for students below age five with verified disabilities.  The special education program includes services to students with disabilities under NDE Rule 51, Rule 52 and other applicable laws.

  • Master’s Degree with Early Childhood/Special Education Endorsement Required
  • Must possess or be eligible for a Nebraska Administrative and Supervisory Certificate at all times during employment with such endorsements as required by NDE Rules 10 and 51
  • Clear a state criminal record check and a child abuse check

Department:                 Certified

Reports To:                   Director of Student Services

Contract:                      206 Days 

Early Childhood Special Education Facilitator responsibilities and duties shall include:

  • Early Development Network (Birth-3) Program:  Early Intervention coordination and program development, instructional leadership and coaching, compliance, communication
  • Supervision of identified early intervention staff
  • Preschool (3-5) Program:  Preschool program coordination and program development, instructional leadership and coaching, compliance, communication, collaboration with elementary principals in the supervision of district early childhood special education programs
  • Rule 11 oversight and compliance
  • RBEI monitoring, support, oversight
  • IEP and IFSP Compliance, Quality, and Facilitation:  Staff training and support, district reference and training materials, assist in coordination of internal file reviews
  • TS-GOLD Coordinator and Administrator:  Implementation and coordination of GOLD programming, data collection, and compliance/reporting
  • Assist with personnel and resource allocation for early intervention and preschool programs
  • Personal Care Nurses: support and oversight (Preschool)
  • Special Projects:  Planning Region Team lead, all ECSE/EDN grants
  • Other duties as assigned

In collaboration with a Special Education Leadership Team, the Early Childhood Special Education Facilitator will: 

  • Focus on improving learning for children with disabilities
  • Communicate the vision of the district Special Education program
  • Assist in the alignment of special education processes across all levels and in accordance with District policies and procedures
  • Build capacity and support special education programs district-wide
    • Train, observe, and provide feedback to special educators and related service providers (non-evaluative in nature)
    • Provide collaborative problem-solving and improvement services to individuals and teams including related service providers, general education teachers, and building administrators
    • Inclusion support, conflict resolution, collaboration support, TA training support, scheduling support
    • Collect and monitor program data
  • Attend MDTs, IFSPs, IEPs
  • Facilitate transitions for incoming students: Birth to Age Three to Pre-K, Pre-K to Kindergarten, and new students/families to the District as needed
  • Support school improvement processes with a focus on the special education sub-group
  • Assist with the hiring of special education staff and teacher assistants as requested
  • Assist with personnel and resource allocation for all special education staff
  • Assist in the coordination of building assignments for related service providers
  • Assist with preparation for district-wide assessments (local, state)

Working Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to lift and pull or push articles up to 50 pounds. He/she sits most of the time but must walk frequently and, at times, stand. The employee is required to reach with his/her hands and continuously to repeat the same hand, arm, or finger motion many times as in typing. Manual and finger dexterity are essential to the job. He/she is constantly working to meet deadlines with severe time restraints. He/she must see and read fine print such as typed or handwritten materials and have good depth perception (fine muscle control). The employee must, also, be able to hear conversation in a noisy environment and to communicate clearly and concisely through speech.

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.


Zone 6

Additional Information

Full time salary

Family Health Benefits

LT disability insurance

Life insurance

Tuition reimbursement

Contact Information

Bennington Public Schools
11620 N. 156th Street
Bennington, Nebraska 68007

Jessica Thorberg
(p) (402) 238-3044
(f) (402) 243-0707

How to Apply

Please apply through the Bennington Public Schools Career link:

Bennington Public Schools Early Childhood Special Education Facilitator