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ELEMENTARY STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES SPECIALIST – SPECIAL EDUCATION

ELEMENTARY STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES SPECIALIST

Code: 198098-31

Location: SPECIAL EDUCATION

Group: 12/260 PRO

Essential Functions
• Assists with personnel functions (e.g. recruitment, hiring, evaluations, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining adequate
staffing, enhancing productivity of personnel and ensuring that objectives of Special Education programs are achieved
within budget.
• Collaborates with district personnel and other districts for the purpose of implementing and maintaining services and/or
programs.
• Coordinates contracted services for the purpose of delivering services in compliance to established guidelines.
• Coordinates program components, support needs and material for the purpose of delivering services which conform to
established guidelines.
• Develops proposals, new programs, budget and grants for the purpose of meeting District goals.
• Evaluates programs and/or projects for the purpose of carrying out and achieving objectives within area of responsibility.
• Facilitates meetings, processes, IEPs, etc. for the purpose of implementing and maintaining programs and services which
achieve district’s desired objectives.
• Implements assigned programs and/or projects for the purpose of conforming to district and state curriculum and/or
instructional objectives.
• Maintains a variety of records (confidential and non-confidential) and files for the purpose of ensuring documentation
for future reference in accordance with administrative and legal requirements.
• Monitors assigned district activities and/or program components for the purpose of coordinating activities and ensuring
compliance with established financial, legal and/or administrative requirements.
• Prepares a wide variety of written materials (e.g. quantity reports, student activities, correspondence, internal audits,
etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing written reference, and/or conveying information.
• Presents information on a variety of topics for the purpose of communicating information and/or gaining feedback.
• Researches a variety of topics (e.g. current practices, policies, education codes, etc.) for the purpose of providing
information and/or recommendations and/or addressing a variety of program requirements.

Other Functions
• Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.

Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
SKILLS are required to perform multiple, technical tasks with a need to occasionally upgrade skills in order to meet changing
job conditions. Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: operating
standard office equipment including using pertinent software applications; facilitating meetings; planning and managing projects;
and preparing and maintaining accurate records.

KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math; read technical information, compose a variety of documents, and/or facilitate
group discussions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions. Specific knowledge-based competencies
required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: behavior and learning patterns of disabled children; age
appropriate activities/behaviors; odes/ laws/ rules/ regulations/ policies; community resources; current and emerging technology;
curriculum and instructional methods; English grammar/punctuation/ spelling/ vocabulary; and treatment modalities and
assessment.

ABILITY is required to schedule a significant number of activities, meetings, and/or events; often gather, collate, and/or classify
data; and use basic, job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to independently work with others in a wide variety of
circumstances; analyze data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using defined methods. Ability is also
required to work with a significant diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with data of widely varied types and/or purposes; and
utilize specific, job- related equipment. Independent problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans.
Problem solving with data frequently requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is
limited. Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: meeting deadlines
and schedules; managing multiple projects; adapting to changing work priorities; communicating with diverse groups; setting
priorities; building collaborative relationships; working with frequent interruptions; confidentiality; decision making; and detail
oriented.

Responsibility
Responsibilities include: working under limited supervision using standardized practices and/or methods; directing other
persons within a department, large work unit, and/or across several small work units; and supervising the use of funds.

Working Environment
The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions required the following physical demands: some lifting,
carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; and some fine finger dexterity. Generally, the job requires 80% sitting, 10% walking, and 10%
standing.

EXPERIENCE: Job related experience with increasing level of responsibility
is required.
EDUCATION: Master’s degree in job related area.
EQUIVALENCY: None

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