Education Specialist Job at California Department of Education, Petaluma, CA

  • California Department of Education
  • Petaluma, CA

Job Description

Education Specialist


* Bachelor of Education required; Master's of Education preferred.

* California special education credential

* Three years of experience in special education.

* Broad knowledge of California special education requirements, laws, and compliance.

* Knowledge of current tools and techniques utilized throughout the state to assess and monitor student performance.

* Strong computer and technology skills including the ability to communicate about how educational technology tools can be utilized to assist student learning.

* Proficiency with California Special Education Information System (SEIS).

* Commitment to Heartwood Charter School's mission, vision, and goals.

* Passion for working with students; ability to motivate and support students and staff in reaching high levels of academic success.

* Outstanding skills in creativity, problem-solving and critical thinking.

* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to engage and work closely with a wide range of stakeholders.

* A results-oriented, goal-driven, collaborative approach to work.

* Ability to be flexible and revise priorities in accordance with requirements of the Director or designee.

* Ability to efficiently interpret, manage and utilize multiple sets of data to best support student progress.

* Ability to develop and implement educational innovations resulting from school- and district-designed needs assessments.

* Ability to be flexible and revise priorities in accordance with provided requirements.

* Ability to interpret laws, rules, policies, practices, and procedures related to the District and special education.


* Provide developmentally appropriate special education services to school sites.

* Support IEP assessment activities, administrators, case managers, and specialists serving students in preschool through adult transition programs

* Attend, support, and manage complex IEP meetings to support all stakeholders and team members

* Conduct and/or arrange formal and informal student assessment and participate in the development of students' individual programs and services.

* Collaborate with Special Ed Coordinator to conduct assessments and make recommendations for appropriate learning enhancements and/or mental health services for students with significant social-emotional and/or behavioral needs.

* Coordinate and support special education staff relative to records keeping and compliance regarding special education & assigned duties

* Provide training and support school staff in prevention and proactive pre-referral activities, educationally related mental health services, and behavioral support systems

* Plan, coordinate and/or develop social-emotional and behavior supports for students; assist in the development of 504 plans, Individualized Educational Program (IEP), behavior supports, transition plans,, and counseling/mental health programs

* Assignment begins August 15, 2021 (earlier assignments negotiable)

Requirements / Qualifications

Requirements / Qualifications

Job Tags

Flexible hours,

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