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504 Coordinator, School Year

Company: Connections Academy
Location: Pasco
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

School Summary:

Washington Connections Academy (WACA) is a tuition-free, virtual public school serving students in grades K-12 statewide. WACA has two schools under its umbrella of shared-services model. It operates in partnerships with the Mary M. Knight School District and Goldendale School District and under contract with Connections Academy to provide its educational program and other services. Both Washington Connections Academy schools are candidates for accreditation with Cognia.

Washington Connections Academy Mary M. Knight is accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, the Northwest Accreditation Commission, and the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), which are accrediting divisions of Cognia.

Washington Connections Academy Goldendale is accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, the Northwest Accreditation Commission, and the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), which are accrediting divisions of Cognia.

Position Summary

This is a 10 month, full-time position working with Washington Connections Academy. Working from your home office in either Washington, Idaho, or Oregon; the 504 Coordinator will provide support to and manage students with 504 plans. Through use of the telephone, Internet and various curriculum tools they will consult regularly with learning coaches and students to ensure that each child successfully completes his/her instructional program.

Additionally, the Section 504 Coordinator will facilitate evaluation/eligibility determination for 504 plans, develop 504 plans, and monitor the implementation of Section 504 plans. He/she will work closely with other teachers, agencies and medical professionals to ensure the implementation of Section 504 procedures in WACA to be in compliance with federal and state regulations.

The 504 Coordinator will be responsible for the successful completion of the following tasks:

  • Manage and ensure effective K-12 504 plan implementation for students on his/her caseload;
  • Develop, write and help implement 504 plans;
  • Coordinates Section 504 referral process
  • Provides notices and consents
  • Facilitates evaluation/eligibility determination team meetings for Section 504
  • Schedule, organize and conduct annual or bi-annual reviews of each Section 504 students
  • Participate in the school's Student Support Team; help teachers and learning coaches develop and implementprogram accommodations and strategies for struggling learners who may be eligible for 504 plan and/or special educations services;
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date data in the school's Learning Management System for Section 504 students
  • Assist with administering state testing and coordinate the accommodations that are required based on the 504 plan;
  • Attends regularly scheduled professional development and Section 504 training meetings;
  • Manage and ensure effective K-12 504 plan implementation for all WACA students through the division of caseloads and intensive monitoring and support.
  • Meets regularly with 504 case managers to train, inform, and support.
  • Assist with training of school staff on responsibilities for Section 504
  • Other duties as assigned.

    Requirements

    • Must reside in the state of Washington, Idaho, or Oregon or willing to relocate to one of these states.
    • Valid professional teaching or School Counselor Certificate in Washington
    • Experience and solid knowledge of Section 504
    • Strong technology skills (especially with Microsoft Office products)
    • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
    • Customer focused approach
    • High degree of flexibility
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Demonstrated ability to work well in fast paced environment
    • Team player track record
    • Willingness to travel on occasion for marketing, professional development, and state testing events (may require occasional overnight travel)

      Preferred Knowledge

      • Experience in writing 504 Eligibility and Accommodation Plans or Individual Education Plans
      • Knowledge of accommodations, modifications, and assistive technology in the cyber school setting to address all of the above issues.
      • Understanding of student behavior and mental health issues and appropriate interventions.
      • Experience with inter-agency collaboration for mental health and behavioral support
      • Experience and understanding of the foundations of functional behavior assessments to develop behavioral interventions for students grades K-12.
      • Knowledge in regard to school refusal related to truancy or mental health issues, and distinguishing between the two.
      • Experience and knowledge of tiered intervention programs for academic, behavioral, and truancy problems in grades K-12.
      • Knowledge of scientifically-based and research-validated intervention and instructional programs for reading, math, writing, and behavior management for grades K-12.
      • Knowledge and experience with data-driven instruction linked to scientifically-based and research-validated interventions for grades K-12.
      • Experience with using diagnostic tools and approaches to determine the root of academic concerns and their link to appropriate intervention.

        Based on Experience and Education, the salary ranges from $40,000-55,000.

        Washington Connections Academy strives to create an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the diversity of the people we serve. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity.

        Want to know more about being an educator at Connections Academy? Please join us for a livevirtual information sessionheld every Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. Eastern. We hope to see you there!

Keywords: Connections Academy, Pasco , 504 Coordinator, School Year, Other , Pasco, Washington

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