Coordinator, Children Services Act (CSA)

Location
Administration Building, Ashburn, VA
Posted
Jul 16, 2019
Closes
Jul 19, 2019
Ref
70524
Industry
Education
Hours
Full Time
The Children's Service Act (CSA) Services Coordinator is responsible for the coordination and implementation of programs and services for students in accordance with provisions of the CSA to include case management liaison with state approved private special education schools and collaboration with Loudoun County human service agencies.

The following information is intended to describe the overall nature and scope of the work being performed in relation to the position. This is not a comprehensive listing of all responsibilities or tasks; other work may be assigned when deemed appropriate:
• Provides leadership for case management of students in private special education schools with the goal of transitioning students to appropriate services in a less restrictive setting within LCPS.
• Attends IEP meetings for LCPS students being considered for private school placements to discuss criteria, services, alternatives and appropriate interventions for support in school and community settings; advises the IEP team of the CSA process to access services.
• Monitors all students on caseloads in private school placements on a regular basis to include assessment of progress toward IEP goals, communication with staff, school visits and collaborative work with private schools and LCPS staff on the development of short and long-term transition plans for students for return to LCPS.
• Collaborates with special education supervisors to assess program needs and service gaps to develop services within LCPS to meet the unique needs of students within LCPS and ensures seamless transitions through coordination with parents and school based staff.
• Coordinates services for students within the CSA model and participates in the multidisciplinary team process to access community based services through interagency collaboration; advocates for students and parents as part of the CSA process.
• Collaborates with all Loudoun County child serving agencies, CPMT and others involved in the CSA process to develop access and support services for students; participates in all CSA training activities and relevant Office of Special Education professional learning activities.
• Provides frequent status reports to the Director, Special Education and Supervisor, Procedural Support Services, regarding referrals, student placement and transition status, monthly report to CSA office and other data, as requested.

Below are the qualifications for this position:
• Postgraduate professional certificate with endorsement in special education or Master's degree in related area, such as school social work, school psychology or school counseling services; administrative endorsement preferred
• Five years of experience in case management, administrative work and coordination with other agencies to improve service delivery to students and families
• Knowledge of the CSA process and Loudoun County human service agencies.
• Proven expertise in parent and staff communication with a focus on collaborative problem-solving skills.
• Strong ability and experience in building consensus with parents and staff, particularly in the IEP process.
• Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills

Physical Requirements
The following provides a brief description of physical requirements for this position:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly talking. expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly. The employee must possess normal cognitive abilities including the ability to learn, recall and apply certain practices and policies. Frequently sitting and/or remaining in a stationary position for long periods of time. Exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.

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