504 Coordinator (Teacher or Counselor) - MSMS/MSHS

POSITION:
6th-12th Section 504 Coordinator (Teacher or Counselor)

LOCATION:
MANITOU SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL & MIDDLE SCHOOL
405 EL MONTE PLACE
MANITOU SPRINGS, CO 80829

Position Overview
In coordination with the District’s Section 504/ADA Compliance Officer (Director of Student Success), the 6-12 504 Coordinator is responsible for monitoring and implementing the schools’ (MSMS, MSHS) compliance with state and federal laws prohibiting disability discrimination, including Section 504 and Title II of the ADA.

6-12 Section 504 Coordinator Description:
Enter all instructional, testing, extracurricular, and/or evacuation accommodations, for the student into the online Section 504 platform.
Know the student through working with the student and family in some capacity.
Distribute the student’s Section 504 Plan to each appropriate staff member. (Note: Because Section 504 refers to students in the general education environment and the accommodations are implemented by the general educator, each teacher responsible for implementing the accommodations on the plan must be made aware of the student’s accommodations and given a copy of the student’s Section 504 Plan. There are instances when school counselors, related special service providers, or other staff members, also may be responsible for implementing the accommodations. In addition, each time the plan is updated or changed, it must be provided to those persons who are implementing the accommodations.)
Meet with the teachers and staff members responsible for implementing the student’s accommodations to explain their responsibilities.
Attend all Section 504 team meetings regarding the student with a Section 504 Plan.
Provide parents/guardians with a copy of the Due Process Safeguards Information: Section 504 of the Rehabilitative Act of 1973 brochure prior to or during the evaluation (eligibility) meeting.
Inform parents/guardians that they have the right to review the Section 504 Plan and provide them with a copy of the plan.
Schedule all Section 504 team meetings with the parent/ guardian, the student, when appropriate, and applicable members of the Section 504 team.
Maintain a copy of the Section 504 Plan in the student’s confidential folder.
Assist in the articulation process from elementary to middle school or middle to high school.
Monitor implementation of the student’s Section 504 Plan and ensure that all school testing accommodations required by the Section 504 Plan are being provided. Remind staff members that they are responsible for implementing all accommodations with fidelity.
Collect and organize data for an annual review of the student’s progress at Section 504 team meetings. (Note: Data may include, but are not limited to, teacher reports, report cards, parent/guardian conference notes, staffing/team meeting notes, health forms, behavior assessments/checklists, standardized test information, student self-reports, and any other information related to the student’s progress.)
Develop a working knowledge of current laws, regulations, and guidelines related to disability discrimination in public schools, including Section 504, and Title II of the ADA, as well as rules and guidelines adopted by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
Become familiar with resources and information available from OCR and request technical assistance when needed

Other Responsibilities:
Attend trainings and provide professional development
Work directly with the schools’ leadership
Assist with truancy at Manitou Springs High School
Support assessments at Manitou Springs High School
Facilitate and strengthen restorative justice and practice and strategies 6-12
Other duties as assigned

Requirements:
Colorado Teaching License (Special Education endorsement preferred) or School Counselor License
Experience working in a Special Education or Gifted environment preferred
Ability to pass a background check
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Must be able to maintain strict confidentiality
Ability to use small office equipment and computers
User proficiency with MS Office (including Work, Excel, and Powerpoint)


TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: 2022 - 2023 School Year, 189 Days

SITUATION: Grades 6 - 12

SALARY: See Certified Salary Schedule

POSTING DATE: May 2, 2022

CLOSING DATE: Upon Placement of Suitable Candidate


Manitou Springs School District 14 is an equal opportunity educational institution and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, sex (which includes marital status), sexual orientation, disability, age, genetic information or conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth in its activities, programs or employment practices as required by Title VI, Title I, and Section 504. For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, contact Dr. Elizabeth Domangue, Superintendent of Schools, Manitou Springs School District 14, 405 El Monte Pl., Manitou Springs, CO 80829, (719) 685-2024, [email protected], or the Office of Civil Rights, U.S Dept of Education, 1961 Stout Street, Denver, CO 80294, (303) 844-2991.  If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to Marsha Weimer, Human Resources, 719-685-2028, [email protected]




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