Lead Ex Ed PreK Assessment

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, Nashville, Tennessee

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Date Posted January 12, 2021
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Lead - Exceptional Ed Pre K Assessment

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Debra McAdams

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Lisa Spencer

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(1) Primarily works at Bransford Office Campus

Duration; # of months

12 months

Job Summary (2-3 sentences describing job purpose): Support child find responsibilities with early childhood intake team by ensuring state guidelines and early childhood best practices are implemented with fidelity across the district. Collaborate with EE early childhood leadership team to assist intake teams with determining data based IEP services for eligible students in the least restrictive environment. Support assessment teams in early learning centers and elementary schools with child find best practices.

Reports to: Director of Exceptional Education

Department Name: Exceptional Education

Primary Job Duties/Responsibilities: List, in the order of importance or time spent, the essential duties/tasks performed by the position. This is not an exhaustive list and employees may be assigned additional duties by management as required. Regular and reliable attendance is an expectation of the job.

Job Duty/Resp. 1:

Work with early childhood teams to ensure the district is in compliance with all child find responsibilities (Indicator 6, Indicator 11 and Indicator 12).

Job Duty/Resp. 2:

Work with early childhood assessment teams to implement best assessment practices to include standardized as well as authentic assessments through while building capacity of teams to utilize multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) including Least Restrictive Assessment process.

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Collaborate with EE pre k leadership team (includes EE pre k lead for services and coaches) to ensure assessment data is aligned to curriculum and instruction so initial IEPs are functional and easily implemented in early childhood and pre k environments.

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Collaborate and support ELC and elementary school assessment teams with the support team and evaluation process for pre k students.

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Collaborate with EE pre k leadership team to implement a MTSS for pre k students across different educational environments (early learning centers, elementary schools, head starts) to support students’ implementation of evidence-based practices to areas of concern.

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Collaborate with school age instructional team to improve transition from pre k into kindergarten for students with disabilities

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Administer assessments for the purpose of measuring the cognitive, academic, adaptive, social and emotional development of students and/or determining eligibility for services in compliance with regulatory requirements.

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Assist with crisis prevention and intervention services
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Participate in meetings, workshops and seminars as assigned for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions

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Provide culturally responsive services to students and families from diverse backgrounds

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Education and Experience Requirements

Education required: Minimum of Master’s degree

Licenses, Certifications or Registrations Required: Licensed School Psychologist

Experience: at least 3 years’ experience

Skills Required: Demonstrates ability to be professional and work with a positive attitude; Demonstrates the ability to problem-solve situations; Demonstrates the ability to instruct or train others through explanation and/or demonstration; Demonstrates the ability to establish and maintain professional relationships; Exhibits organizational and management skills including conflict resolution/mediation skills; Exhibits professionalism in all areas such as, but not limited to, confidentiality, punctuality, regular attendance, appropriate hygiene and appearance, and respect for students, principals, school staff, students and their families, peers, and supervisors,; Exhibits enthusiasm in the workplace; Exhibits a willingness to accept change

General Skills, Responsibilities, Requirements, and Impacts

Data Responsibility:

Level 4: Compiles, examines, or evaluates data or information and possibly recommends action based on results.

People Responsibility:

Level 4: Mentors others by advising, counseling, or guiding them regarding problems that may be resolved by scientific or other professional principles.

Assets Responsibility:

Level 2: Requires some responsibility for achieving minor economies and/or preventing minor losses through the handling of or accounting for materials, supplies, or small amounts of money.

Mathematical Requirements:

Level 3: Uses basic algebra calculating variables and formulas, and/or basic geometry, calculating plane and solid figures; may compute discounts, interest, ratios and proportions, and percentages.

Communications Requirements:

Level 5: Reads professional publications; composes complex reports and manuals; speaks formally to small groups within and outside the organization.

Complexity of Work:

Level 4: Makes decisions with moderately serious impact - affects work unit and may affect other units or citizens.

Impact of Decisions:

Level 3: Makes decisions with moderate impact - affects those in work unit.

Equipment Usage (if applicable):

Level 1: Handles machines, tools, equipment, or work aids involving little or no latitude for judgment regarding attainment of standard or in selecting appropriate items.

Safety of Others:

Level 3: Requires responsibility for the safety and health of others and for occasional enforcement of the laws and standards of public health and safety.

ADA Requirements/Compliance

Physical Demands:

Level 3: Requires light work involving standing or walking some of the time, exerting up to 20 pounds of force on a regular basis, and moderate dexterity in operating machinery, tools, or office equipment.

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Sensory Requirements:

Level 1: The position requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing, and speaking.

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires MNPS to provide adequate accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.

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