Parent Liaison, Special Education

Category:  Support
Job Function:  Support Staff
Department:  Exceptional Children - Z1 - Z4

Salary Schedule Range

 

Summary

Provides support to parents and schools by implementing policies and coordinating programs to that support students with disabilities

Essential Duties

  • Selects and purchases appropriate materials for parent check-out
  • Develops and maintains a Parent Library and provides suggestions to parents regarding appropriate materials that meet their needs
  • Assists parents with the understanding of IDEA, Parent Rights and Responsibilities, and building a strong home/school partnership
  • Creates opportunities to involve all parents in the education of their child
  • Coordinates academic-based learning opportunities/workshops for parents at flexible times
  • Organizes volunteer program; Recruits and provides continuous training for volunteers
  • Advertises all Special Education Parent Involvement activities through a variety of media
  • Communicates with parents via department newsletter and/or website
  • Serves as liaison between the local school and parents of kids with disabilities Initiates and responds to parent phone calls, emails, and written correspondence related to Parent Involvement and/or supporting students with disabilities
  • Participates in early release conferences, assisting parents with the understanding of progress reports, school progress reports, and report cards
  • Calculates and keeps accurate data on parental involvement and parent contacts
  • Submits all required GaDOE/Special Education documentation to SEC office in a timely manner
  • Monitors and maintains records required by special education
  • Conducts professional learning sessions with staff to improve parent involvement
  • Collaborates with all staff regularly to coordinate meetings/workshops for parents
  • Conducts written and oral surveys of parent needs
  • Conducts program evaluations of the parent activities offered by the district/SEC Serves as a liaison between school and community for parent involvement purposes
  • Assists parents in accessing community resources
  • Develops partnerships with other social agencies
  • Serves as a resource to PTA Attends regularly scheduled meetings/professional learning as determined by the SEC Department
  • Performs other SEC duties as assigned by the Director of Special Education

Required Education

High School Diploma or GED equivalent

Certification/Licensure

None required

Experience Qualifications

Minimum of 2 years of experience working in an educational or social services environment; Per GA Department of Education, applicant must be a parent of a child with a disability who is receiving or has previously received special education related services through an IEP

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Knowledge of No Child Left Behind Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Act
  • Ability to plan, organize, manage, and implement successful programs
  • Must display strong interpersonal and public relation skills
  • Ability to relate/interact with various cultures and social groups
  • Ability to solicit resources for District needs
  • Must exercise strict confidence in handling sensitive student and parent information
  • Must be computer literate
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal

Working Conditions

  • Normal office environment

Physical Demands

  • Routine physical activity associated with normal office environment

It is the policy of the Fulton County School System not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability in any employment practice, educational program, or any other program, activity, or service.If you wish to make a complaint or request accommodation or modification due to discrimination in any program, activity, or service, contact Compliance Coordinator Gonzalo LaCava, 6201 Powers Ferry Rd, NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30339, or phone 470-254-4585.TTY 1-800-255-0135.

Posting ID:  25421

It is the policy of the Fulton County School System not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability in any employment practice, educational program, or any other program, activity, or service.  If you wish to make a complaint or request accommodation or modification due to discrimination in any program, activity, or service, contact Compliance Coordinator Ron Wade, 6201 Powers Ferry Rd, NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30339, or phone 470-254-4585.TTY 1-800-255-0135


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