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DCSEC considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, marital status, veteran or military status, disability, or any other legally protected status.    

An Equal Opportunity Employer

 

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Positions Available for the 2019-20 School Year

 

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Position Type:  Special Services Professional/Speech Language Pathologist

                            Job ID # 695

 

Date Posted:  2/28/19

 

Days of Employment:  187 days, beginning August 2019

 

Location:     Denton County Special Education Co-op

 

Education/Certification:

  • Masters Degree in Speech Language Pathology, preferred
  • (Can provide supervision for Clinical Fellowship Year)

Special Knowledge/Skills:

  • Team oriented attitude and desire to work collaboratively with DCSEC personnel.
  • Strong organizational, communication, public relations, and interpersonal skills.
  • In-depth knowledge of content (PPCD-12) as related to assignment.
  • Understanding differentiated instruction to ensure success for all students.
  • Understand specially designed instruction including accommodations and modifications to ensure success for students with disabilities.
  • In-depth knowledge of special education assessment instruments, eligibility criteria, appropriate use of assessment results, and legal issues.
  • In-depth knowledge of special education program compliance.
  • Bi-lingual (Spanish), preferred

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Actively participate in and/or provide leadership for campus/department teams to help improve student performance and to meet the established goals and objectives for the DCSEC.
  • Is responsive as first point of contact to all stakeholders in the education community.
  • Analyze available needs assessment data from regional, state and national sources.
  • Participate in the collaborative development of a comprehensive plan for trainings and services to meet student needs.
  • Develop quality training for teachers and administrators in curriculum content, instructional methodologies, and support structures for students with disabilities in integrated settings.
  • Model effective uses of technology in personal productivity and instructional applications.
  • Provide technical assistance to campuses as needed, as well as appropriate follow-up and follow-along to trainings, products and services provided in the area of special education assessment.
  • Participate in designated local, state, and national professional development activities and share information with DCSEC staff and appropriate campus personnel.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Other Information:

  • Denton County Special Education Cooperative serves six districts in Denton County:  Argyle, Aubrey, Krum, Pilot Point, Ponder and Sanger.  Sanger ISD is the fiscal agent of the DCSEC and SISD employee benefits would be applicable to this position.

Contact Information:

  • For additional information, please contact:  Tracey Gray, Supervisor at 940-458-7430 ext 227 or at tgray@sangerisd.net
 

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Position:                       Transition Specialist/Vocational Adjustment Coordinator

                                        Job ID # 696

 

Date Posted:                  February 28, 2019

 

Job Description:            Transition/Vocational Adjustment Coordinator.  Plans for the post-secondary needs of students receiving special education services including coordination with community agencies.  Assists in transitioning students from school to work through the VAC program.  Will work with students in the various districts served by DCSEC.

 

Salary:

Sanger ISD Teacher Salary Schedule, with applicable stipends.

 

Days Employed:

187 days, beginning in August of 2019

 

Qualifications:

Texas Teacher Certificate – Special Education

 

Other Information:        Denton County Special Education Cooperative serves six districts in Denton County: Argyle, Aubrey, Krum, Pilot Point, Ponder and Sanger.  Sanger ISD is the fiscal agent and SISD employee benefits would be applicable to this position.  Application may be completed online at sangerisd.net.

 

For Additional Information Contact:               Kim Phillips, Director

                                                                           kphillips@sangerisd.net

 

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Title of Position:         Educational Diagnostician

Job ID # 688

 

Beginning Date:           2019-20 School Year

 

Date Posted:                2-5-2019                      

 

Job Description:         

   1.  Demonstrate skills in area of assessment and management of eligibility folder

  1. Select appropriate assessment instruments for each student
  2.  Administer test and write comprehensive reports which accurately reflects factual data
  3.  Maintain eligibility folders in an accurate, complete, and current manner
  4. Ensure that all eligibility folders are in the central files and accessible to                              other appropriate personnel who need information from the folders
    2.  Demonstrate efficient, organized, knowledgeable skills in ARD committee meetings
  1. Have appropriate forms at the meeting
  2. Have necessary reports available
  3. Present information so that it facilitates the decision making process
  4. Interpret assessment data so that it is easily understood
  5. Assist ARD committee members in understanding their legal rights and responsibilities

 

Salary:             Commensurate with experience

 

Days of Employment:  202 days, beginning August 2019

 

Qualifications:      Educational Diagnostician Certification or 3 years experience

                               teaching in Special Education and working toward

                               Ed. Diagnostician Certification

  

Other Information:      Denton County Special Education Cooperative serves six

                                      districts in Denton County:  Argyle, Aubrey, Krum, Pilot Point,                                                  Ponder, and Sanger.  Sanger ISD is the fiscal agent and SISD                                                employee benefits would be applicable to this position.

  

For Additional Information Contact:               Kim Phillips, Director

                                                                           kphillips@sangerisd.net

 

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Title of Position:         Licensed Specialist in School Psychology

Job ID #689

 

Beginning Date:           2019-20 School Year

 

Date Posted:                2-5-2019

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform psychological assessments within timelines
  • Provide written assessment reports within timelines
  • Attend appropriate ARD meetings and assist in the development of goals and objectives and Behavior Intervention Plans, when required
  • Interpret test data to ARD members
  • Assess the progress of students on a regular basis and provide progress reports to parents each grade reporting period
  • Exhibit good interpersonal skills in job performance
  • Provide appropriate psychological intervention, i.e. consultation, counseling, behavior management plan, social skills training, etc.
  • Refer students to appropriate agencies when needed
  • Serve as liaison between schools and other agencies to facilitate positive changes in students

 

Special Knowledge/Skills:

  • Knowledge/experience in selecting meaningful goals to the learner and family, methods to collect and monitor data to measure goals, and utilize data analysis to adjust strategies.
  • Knowledge of Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee process and Individual Education Plan (IEP) process and implementation.
  • Strong consultation skills for working collaboratively with teachers, parents, students, and other district staff.
  • Knowledge of all applicable federal, state, and local laws, guidelines and procedures.
 

Salary:             Commensurate with experience

 

Days of Employment:        202 days, beginning August 2019

 

Education/Certification:      Master’s degree preferred in a related field

                                               LSSP Licensure or LSSP Intern

 

Other Information:      Denton County Special Education Cooperative serves six districts

                                      in Denton County:  Argyle, Aubrey, Krum, Pilot Point, Ponder, and                                          Sanger.  Sanger ISD is the fiscal agent and SISD employee

                                      benefits would be applicable to this position.

 

For Additional Information Contact:               Kim Phillips, Director

                                                                            kphillips@sangerisd.net

 
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 Challenge Paraprofessional
(2 Positions Available)
 

Position Type:

  Adaptive Behavior Paraprofessional

Date Posted:

 1/25/2019

Location:

 Challenge/Journey Programs

Position Purpose:

Under the direct supervision of a certified staff member, to assist certified professional staff with students with emotional/behavioral needs in the classroom to meet instructional goals and objectives.  Students are served on a self-contained campus serving students throughout the Denton County Special Education Cooperative.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assists and guides students to reinforce reading, language arts, mathematics, computer instruction, and other skills
  • Works with students individually and in small groups to reinforce basic learning and implement assigned programs.
  • Assists professional staff in the administration and correction of classroom exercises, tests and assessments.
  • Assists in classroom preparations and strategies for reinforcing instructional materials and skills according to individual student needs.
  • Assists with record-keeping procedures to document student learning and performance.
  • Assists with classroom behavioral management to minimize disruptions, ensure a safe and orderly classroom, and ensure students are on task.
  • Assists students in non-instructional areas, such as supervising the student lunch programs, bus duty, corridor, study hall, and other related non-instructional areas.
  • Accompanies students on field trips for the purpose of assisting with supervision.
  • Constructs, copies and distribute and use educational materials as needed.
  • Assists teacher with parent contact as requested to foster effective and participatory parent involvement in student education.
  • Assists students with special needs in all aspects of classroom instruction to maximize inclusion, learning, achievement if IEP objectives, etc.
  • Participates in IEP process and serves as resource for the student personnel evaluation team as needed.
  • Assist students with physical or mental disabilities with activities of daily living for the purpose of maximizing their ability to participate in school or learning activities.
  • Follows all applicable safety rules, procedures and regulations governing the proper manner of assistance for all students, including those with disabilities or other special needs.

Additional Duties:

  • Assist guidance, pupil services staff or building administration, as needed.
  • Perform any other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form.
  • Ability to understand, apply and use personal computers and software applications (e.g., Word, Excel).
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information regarding students, employees and others.
  • Ability to establish a supportive and compassionate relationship with students with special needs.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, staff and others contacted in the course of work.
  • Ability to report work orally or in writing to supervisor as required.
  • Effective writing and verbal communication skills.

Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards:

  • Works in standard office and school building environments.
  • Works with adolescents with aggressive behavior.
  • Ability to work outdoors during outdoor student activities. 

Qualifications Profile:

  • Any combination of educational and experience providing the required skill and knowledge for successful performance.
  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Successful completion of college level coursework or passing of examination as required by the No Child Left Behind Act.
  • Prefer candidates with experience or training in working with children with learning disabilities and/or behavioral issues.  Experience working with adolescents with aggressive behavior helpful.

Other Information:  The Challenge Program is a Special Education Behavioral Adjustment Program in Sanger, TX serving students from various individual independent school districts in the area.

FLSA Status:   Non-exempt