Position Summary: This position provides support to the Educational and treatment Team in order to meet the needs of both Residential and Day School students. Duties for this position may include: organizing and attending team and treatment meetings; IEPs and Quarterly Reviews; manage on-line IEP systems including staff training; obtaining and providing information relating to transition resources to staff and students; collaborating with the Academic Coordinator, Base Class teachers, and students to develop individualized transition plans, develop academic schedules and maintain and generate reports; budget development and tracking, identifying and facilitating purchases for the school; serving as a liaison and school representative to school districts, outside agencies, and families; fulfilling requirements of educational files specific to Special Education Laws and SEVIS requirements; attending and participating in school events including Open Houses, Parent teacher conferences and School based outreach activities.
Position Salary & Benefits: Salary is commensurate with experience. The Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School offers a comprehensive benefits package.
Essential Functions: 40% Program Development Collaborate with the faculty on the development and organization of Parent, student and staff Handbooks; and, Maintain current curriculum overview and ensure that the Illinois crosswalk to education standards are satisfied; and, Oversee development of student schedules in accordance with identified credit deficiencies and district and state requirements; and, Attend and participate and assume leadership in school-wide events that include family workshops and activities; and, Attend and contribute to daily team meetings and weekly staff meetings; and, Collaborate on the report process for accrediting organizations such as North Central Association and Illinois State Board of Education and assume leadership for sections of the accreditation process that pertain to credit accumulation, tracking and promotion standards; and, Manage staff access to and oversee the entering of data into on-line IEP systems, as well as researching and identifying web-based educational tools for teachers to access; and, Assist in the administration of the NWEA, EXPLORE, PLAN, and PSAE tests including but not limited to overseeing administration process such that each student's accommodations (as determined by law) have been met; and, Assume responsibility for monthly reporting to ISBE and any additional accrediting agencies regarding personnel, qualifications, students, student accommodations and services and hosts and oversees on-site visits and reviews by external agencies as necessary; and, Facilitates workshops and seminars for the purpose of educating staff, students, and parents about transitional resources, services, and programs; and, Develop and maintain a transcript system that meets all requirements and that provides ongoing service to graduates of the school and their families as well as school districts and international agencies seeking such student information.
25% Liaison Monitor and manage school inventory and research various academic protocols, tests, and texts that support the curricular process and remain consistent with external guidelines; and, Monitor and report student attendance across the school and facilitate treatment follow up and intervention as indicated; and, Facilitate individualized transition plans for Day School students (ex. colleges and universities, financial aid offices, Medicaid, vocational programs, and outside agencies); and, Facilitate and oversee SEVIS requirements and follow up on behalf of the agency and the international students; and, Represent the school on a consistent basis to outside agencies including service and transportation, school districts and international institutions; and, Communicate with parents and family members on a regular and consistent basis regarding aspects of treatment process and planning.
20% Treatment and Educational Meetings Schedule school district meetings, quarterly reviews, and oversee completion of related paperwork including treatment reports, academic reports and testing reports; and, Participate in treatment and educational meetings as necessary to share expertise in promotion standards, requirements and help guide this process.
10% Establish and Maintain Academic Records and Educational Correspondence Establish protocol for academic files and ensure that each is regularly updated and complete; and, Update all transcripts and oversee distribution to school districts and parents; and, Facilitate delivery of student records between outside agencies/school districts, advocates and attorneys as allowed by Special Education and Mental Health Laws as necessary; and, Oversee generation of academic reports including midterm reports progress reports and treatment updates; and, Track and assess each student's progress towards graduation, compliance to state promotion requirements; and, Maintain a central role in developing, utilizing, training and providing support for staff, for the implementation of the on-line records system.
5% Other Duties Other duties as assigned
Educational Requirements: Masters in an education related field and two years of administrative experience
General Work Experience and Requirements: The candidate must be very organized; considerable typing skills; communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing; identify priorities; recognize and resolve or refer problem; work effectively with supervision and as part of a team; use or learn a range of position-related software application, including Microsoft Word and Excel; three years of general office preferred.
Mental Demands: Reading documents, detailed work, problem solving, language, stress, math, reasoning, oral communication, written communication, customer contact, multiple concurrent tasks, some interruptions; must be able to work with a diverse group of individuals.
Physical Demands: Attendance, bending at the waist, crouching, kneeling, lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, reaching, twisting, writing, squatting, sitting (particularly for long periods of time), standing, handling (holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with the hand or hands), fingering (picking, pinching, or otherwise working with the fingers primarily), walking
Equipment Used: Computer, calculator, telephone, copier, postage machine and fax machines. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this job. They not are an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it.
The Leslie Shankman School Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital or veteran status, or disability.
About The Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School
The term “orthogenic” refers to the use of corrective interventions that promote all aspects of healthy development. This represents the O-School’s mission to give its students a second chance to succeed and grow in school and beyond. To ensure success, the O-School emphasizes the development of key life skills, including:
•Recognizing strengths and utilizing them to achieve success
•Building strong and beneficial relationships that provide support “in the moment“
•Managing daily life experiences with flexibility and problem solving skills in order to build adaptability
•Fostering a sense of mastery and confidence each day to promote self-esteem
•Setting and achieving short and long term goals
•Analyzing situations so that feelings and perceptions are taken into consideration when problem solving
•Establishing an identity within smaller and larger communities
•Navigating the world safely and productively