Teaching and Learning Consultant, Early Childhood Special Education – Center based
Position Purpose: The special education teaching and learning consultant shares responsibility for the effective planning and implementation of special education programs and services for students with disabilities ages 3-5 yrs old. The individual will assist in the planning and presenting of professional development supporting the use of best instructional practices in teaching. Coordination with district initiatives in the Early Childhood Curriculum is required to support instruction and assessment for students ages 3-5. This individual supports Early Childhood Special Education programs in the district by collaborating with parents, principals, special education teachers, and Early Development Network and Early Childhood teams. Technical assistance is also provided to staff in meeting the federal and state regulations governing the provision of special education services.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Master’s Degree with appropriate course work in Administration, Supervision and special education required.
- A valid Nebraska Teaching Certificate (or the ability to obtain) with endorsement in the area of administration and supervision required and Early Childhood Special Education preferred.
- A minimum of five years successful teaching experience Early Childhood Special Education preferred.
- Knowledge of Special Education and related services for students with verified disabilities.
- Ability to be flexible and shift priorities as needed.
- Knowledge of best instructional practices for students with disabilities in early childhood.
- Understanding of and ability to support the implementation of the District’s Strategic Plan.
- Exemplary organizational skills.
- Exemplary oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to plan and deliver high quality professional development.
- Ability to provide instructional coaching.
- Ability to demonstrate skills pertinent to positive relationships and the ability to work effectively with instructional staff, students, parents, administrators and the community.
- Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy.
- Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding special education and students.
- Displays a significant degree of professionalism and confidentiality.
- Knowledge of OPS’s mission, purpose, goals and the role of every employee in achieving each of them
Location: Teacher Administrative Center (TAC), 3215 Cuming St. Omaha, NE 68131
Reports To: Director of Special Education
Work Schedule/FLSA Status: 261 Day, 12-month / Full Time – Exempt