This role is eligible for up to $10,000 in signing bonuses!
The Special Education Lead Case Manager ensures that the students receiving special education services and Section 504 accommodations achieve academic success, across all subjects, as measured by achievement of IEP goals, benchmark assessments and grades, and state exams. In year one, the Lead Case Manager reports to the Assistant Principal of Specialized Services and will likely transition to reporting to the Principal in subsequent years.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Drive student achievement for students receiving special education services
Monitor and respond to student grades and progress monitoring results.
Responsible for ensuring school is in compliance with all state and federal law governing special education compliance
Develop effective IEPs and Section 504 Service Agreements that translate into measurable results for students
Develop Functional Behavior Assessments (FBAs)
Develop, implement, and monitor Positive Behavior Support Plans (PBSPs)
Ensure special education documents are implemented with fidelity across all settings
Mentor and coach students on self-regulation and organization skills.
Provide ongoing communication with teachers and administrators that strengthens the support systems for students receiving special education services.
Chair manifestation determinations meetings and write all required documents
Lead I&RS team
Serve as an active member of the School Culture Team in supporting students receiving special education services.
Manage members of the Special Education Team
Manage relationship with related service partners (Psychologist, Speech, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist) and therapeutic support staff (TSS, STS, BSC)
Education, Experience, and Skills:
Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in Special Education preferred
3 or more years working with special education students
Certification as Special Education Teacher, Supervisor of Special Education, or Principal’s Certification
Strong knowledge of instructional strategies for students with disabilities.
Familiar with best practices in working with students with social-emotional needs
Strong knowledge of PA/NJ special education regulations and compliance policies/procedures
Belief in the Mastery Charter School mission and instructional model.
A ferocious desire to provide our students with a world class education.
Results-oriented individual – a flexible thinker willing to do “whatever it takes.”
The ideal candidate:
Is detail-oriented and highly organized with strong analytical writing skills.
Has experienced a high level of measurable success working with urban youth.
Has knowledge of PA Academic Standards
Is familiar with functional behavioral assessments and manifestation determinations
Has zest and a sense of humor.
Mastery Charter Schools is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from people of all backgrounds. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. We offer a full benefits program and opportunities for professional growth.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $82,000.00 – $100,500.00 per year
Employee assistance program
Flexible spending account
Health savings account
Paid time off
Professional development assistance
8 hour shift
Monday to Friday
Supplemental pay types:
COVID-19 considerations:UPDATE AS OF MAY 2022 – Please review Mastery’s Health and Safety Plans on our website to learn about our approach to vaccination and testing as well as our response to COVID-19. For ongoing positions, Mastery roles are designated as in-person.
Ability to commute/relocate:
Philadelphia, PA 19138: Reliably commute or willing to relocate with an employer-provided relocation package (Required)
K-12 school setting special education: 3 years (Required)
Work Location: One locationHealth insurance