Admission, Review, Dismissal (ARD) Facilitator
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Round Rock Independent School District
School / Org:
||Round Rock Independent School District
||Round Rock, Texas
No. of Positions:
||2 January 2018
||18 January 2018
Round Rock Independent School District is seeking qualified applicants for the following position(s):
Admission, Review, Dismissal (ARD) Facilitator
Location: Round Rock Independent School District
Job Title: Admission, Review, Dismissal (ARD) Facilitator
Evaluation Type: Professional
Pay Grade: Teacher Salary Schedule
Supervisor: Director, Special Education
Basic Function & Responsibility: Coordinate, plan and prepare compliance documents for students eligible for Special Education services. The ARD Facilitator will not serve as a Department Chair.
Characteristic Duties & Responsibilities: The essential functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the characteristic duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities noted herein; however, this is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions found in this job description.
- Provide consultation to special and general education teachers in implementing strategies and Individual Education Plans (IEP).
- Support the implementation, monitoring and/or evaluation of assigned programs for elementary and secondary education, curriculum, and/or instructional support, and ensure that assigned programs are efficiently and effectively administered.
- Support and participate in meeting the objectives of the campus/department improvement plans.
- Assist campuses in resolving parent/student issues and concerns in a timely manner.
- Assist in managing student behavior in accordance with Student Code of Conduct and student handbook.
Management of Administrative, Fiscal and/or Facilities Functions:
- Schedule Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) meetings and notify parents of the ARD.
- Prepare ARD calendar for distribution in a timely fashion.
- Notify all appropriate school personnel of ARD meetings/ARD schedule changes.
- Turn in lists, forms, and data requested by the Special Education Office by due dates (i.e. transportation, PEIMS, Extended Year Services (EYS), etc).
- Coordinate annual transition meetings and implementation of the Individual Transition Plan (ITP).
- Assist campus staff in coordinating the completion of the IEP and behavior management plans (BMP) for eligible students.
- Assist in the collection of data for EYS.
- Maintain eligibility folders, with information in chronological order and attached to the folder.
- Meet time lines within Texas Education Agency guidelines.
- Complete ARD paperwork and monitor ARD paperwork completed by campus personnel.
- Maintain thorough documentation regarding significant problems, ARD schedule changes, etc.
- Follow end of year procedures for folder transfer, summer testing, etc.
- Complete written reports, required forms, PEIMS, and interdepartmental communication in a timely and accurate manner.
- Maintain state accountability list.
- Maintain accurate list of students referred for assessment and determined eligible or ineligible for TEA report.
- Work with related service personnel and consultant personnel in a professional manner for effective implementation of services.
- Encourage and provide for systematic communication among assessment and related service personnel (with respect to ARD meetings and decisions, evaluations, relevant instructional concerns, progress, etc.).
- Provide for systematic communication among special and general education personnel (with respect to ARD meetings and decisions, IEPs, modifications needed in the general education setting, relevant instructional concerns and progress, and schedules).
- Attend Special Education Department staff meetings.
- Assist campus administrator (s) to ensure compliance with mandates for due process guaranteed to students with disabilities in federal and state law; ensure compliance with local policies and procedures outlined for this population.
- Coordinate departmental activities with other District offices and administrators and provide assistance to requesting departments.
- Follow District and department policies and procedures.
- Analyze critical needs in assigned areas and work collaboratively to implement and improve programs.
Professional Growth and Development:
- Participate in professional development that increases effectiveness and improves District performance.
Academic Excellence Indicators and Campus Performance Objectives:
- Support the administration of state-mandated testing at campuses in compliance with state and federal guidelines.
- Monitor and review campus test data and use findings to assist with planning corrective action for the affected group of students and/or campuses.
- Interface with governmental agencies, business and civic organizations, and the community to provide needed information and to promote the Districtís initiatives.
- Foster positive morale by participating in team building activities and the decision-making process.
- Communicate and collaborate with campus/department staff to enhance service delivery, program development, and customer satisfaction.
- Comply with policies established by federal and state law, including but not limited to State Board of Education and local Board policy.
- Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
Supervision Exercised: None.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Knowledge of Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).
- Knowledge of curriculum design, implementation, evaluation, and refinement.
- Knowledge of effective instruction and evaluation methodologies.
- Knowledge of continuous improvement process.
- Knowledge and understanding of complexities of building collaborative structures in the educational environment.
- Skill in using technology as a learning tool in all content areas.
- Skill in engaging others in collective inquiry and problem solving.
- Skill in collecting, analyzing, and using data to support student learning.
- Skill in building collaborative teams to transform instructional practices.
- Skill in communicating effectively with various stakeholders.
- Ability to organize and prioritize work responsibilities.
Entry Qualifications: Bachelorís degree from an accredited college or university and valid Texas Teacher Certificate with required endorsements or required training for subject and level assigned.
Physical & Mental Demands:
- Maintain emotional control under stress.
- Work with frequent interruptions.
- Use computer for prolonged period resulting in repetitive hand motions.
- Move small stacks of textbooks, media equipment, desks, and other classroom equipment.
- Work occasional prolonged or irregular hours.
- Sit for extended periods of time.
- Work is normally performed in a typical interior office work environment with little or no exposure to physical risk.
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