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Special Education Clerk (SY 22-23)

Company: Veritas Prep Charter School
Location: Springfield
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

What You'll Do

As a Special Education Clerk at Veritas Prep, you'll provide administrative support to the Special Education team, managing documentation, scheduling, and compliance at both the middle and high school campuses.

You'll also:

  • Maintain student records and reports, ensuring they are organized, updated, accurate and meet all special education compliance and confidentiality standards
  • Manage, audit, and update student information and records in student information systems
  • Communicate with families whose students receive special education services, informing them of important upcoming dates, meetings, etc. and responding to inquiries about the special education program and services
  • Schedule student testing with internal and external service providers
  • Schedule IEP meetings with families, teachers, students, and other stakeholders
  • Prepare reports and fulfill records requests
  • Collaborate with the Special Education Coordinator to ensure program compliance and compile data and information for state reporting
  • Other duties as assigned by your manager

    Requirements

    What You'll Need (Qualifications)
    • An unwavering belief that all students can achieve amazing things
    • A passion for learning and continuous growth
    • Ability to take and quickly implement feedback
    • Strong organizational, administrative, and communication skills
    • Knowledge of special education compliance (preferred)
    • A dedication to fighting racism in our educational institutions and in daily life and knowledge of the history of race and racism, as well as the systems of oppression our students face
    • One to two years of experience working with children and/or families in an academic environment
    • Associate's degree (preferred)
    • Current authorization to work in the United States - a candidate must have such authorization by his or her first day of employment

      Wondering if you should apply? Are you passionate about giving every child access to an education that will prepare them for wherever life takes them? Have you been thinking about a career change? Do you have experience working with children? Are you a life-long learner who thrives on feedback? If you answered yes, you should apply!

      Think you don't quite meet all the qualifications listed above? Apply anyway! We are looking for a truly diverse team of educators, and research shows that historically marginalized groups are less likely to apply if they do not meet every requirement. We are working to become an anti-racist organization and want to recruit and support a diverse staff, to understand the history of inequity in education, and to ensure students see teachers, staff, and leaders who look like them working in their schools.

      Still not sure? Set up a call with a recruiter by emailing recruitment@vpcs.org.

      Veritas Prep is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees or qualified job applicants on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran or military status, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other status or condition protected by applicable law. This policy extends to, but is not limited to, recruitment, selection, compensation, benefits, promotion, training, and termination.

      Benefits

      About Veritas Prep

      Veritas Prep Charter School (VPCS) was founded in Springfield in 2012 with the mission to prepare students in grades 5-8 to compete, achieve, and succeed in high school, college, and beyond. VPCS now serves more than 370 Springfield students and is one of Massachusetts' top-performing middle schools.

      Launching in August of 2022, Veritas Prep High School will open its doors to 100 Springfield students in Grade 9, adding roughly 100 students and one grade level per year. We are committed to fostering graduates who are College, Career and Future Ready; Woke Citizens; Innovators; Learners for Life and the Leaders of Tomorrow. To prepare them most efficiently and effectively for their futures, VPHS will offer a Wall-to-Wall (serving all students) Early College and career readiness program that puts all students on a pathway to high-impact careers through strategic college credits, work-place credentials and when possible, an associate's degree.

      Veritas Prep schools provide a college prep curriculum in a safe, positive, and rigorous learning environment that allows students to thrive both academically and socially. Our educators believe in expecting the best from every student and in the power of building strong relationships with students and families, creating a community that supports the achievement of all. To learn more about Veritas Prep and the close-knit academic community of teachers and scholars in Springfield, check out this video and visit veritasprepma.org.

Keywords: Veritas Prep Charter School, Springfield , Special Education Clerk (SY 22-23), Education / Teaching , Springfield, Massachusetts

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