Full Job Description
District Representative(Job Number: 1900022C)
The Chicago Public Schools (CPS) has set ambitious goals to ensure that every child—in every school and every neighborhood—has access to a world-class learning experience.
The mission of the Office of Diverse Learning Supports & Services is to support activities designed to accurately identify students with disabilities, and provide them with the specialized instruction and services they need to meet their individual educational needs.
The District Representative will be responsible for providing oversight and guidance to networks, schools and IEP teams to develop IEPs that follow best practice standards. The District Representative will be held accountable for the following responsibilities:
Serve as the District Representative at IEP team meetings.
Monitor the implementation of procedures and IEP-required services and adherence to best practice standards and protocols.
Be part of the Network team to review data, engage in strategic discussions and follow-up activities; participate in school walk-throughs, as needed.
Troubleshoot major diverse learner service issues that ensure all students are receiving Free Appropriate Public Education (F.A.P.E.)
Function as liaison for the district
Provide support to charter schools and non-public schools.
Consistently maintain quality interactions with teachers, students, parents, and the larger community.
Maintain and protect the rights and confidentiality of others.
Manage fiscal and physical resources responsibly, efficiently, and effectively.
Perform all other tasks and duties as assigned.
In order to be successful and achieve the above responsibilities, the District Representative must possess the following qualifications:
Type of Education Required: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Education or a related field of study. Master’s degree preferred.
Type of License Required: Special Education teaching certificate (LBS1, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Blind/Visually Impaired, Early Childhood Special Education) and Professional Educator License (PEL) issued by the Illinois State Board of Education with Type 75 (or out of state equivalent) required.
Type of Experience and Number of Years: Minimum of 3 years of experience in education preferred. Administrative and special education experience are also preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
In-depth expertise in special education curriculum and service provision.
Knowledge of general education curriculum.
Demonstrated understanding of the individual needs of students with disabilities from a variety of language and cultural backgrounds.
Strong knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations regarding the delivery of special education and related services.
Knowledge and understanding of CPS resources.
Strong foundation and knowledge base in the areas of systems change, administrative leadership and instructional coaching.
Knowledge of intervention and assessment strategies for disabled and non-disabled students.
Knowledge of multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS or RTI).
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with administrators, staff, associates, students, parents, governmental and community agencies, and employers.
Ability to problem-solve, work on a team, use data to guide work, and clearly communicate to multiple stakeholders.
Demonstrated expertise in customer service, consensus building, and use of problem solving skills and strong written, verbal, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills.
Ability to prioritize work in a fast-paced environment.
As a condition of employment with the Chicago Public Schools (CPS), employees are required to live within the geographic boundaries of the City of Chicago within six months of their CPS hire date and must maintain residency throughout their employment with the district.