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504 Coordinator

Type: Full Time
Department: Special Education
Classification: Exempt
Reports to: Director of Special Education
Expires: Jan 23, 2018

Job Goal:

The 504 Coordinator is responsible for, including, but not limited to: managing evaluations for 504 accommodations and/or services, assisting regular education teachers, special education teachers and parents in developing interventions to improve academic functioning for students. The 504 Coordinator must be familiar with Chapter 15 of the PA Code, Americans with Disabilities Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA-2004). The 504 Coordinator will also ensure that all 504 plans meet the necessary requirements of Chapter 15 (Section 504) and any other Pennsylvania Department of Education Requirements.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Pennsylvania Special Education Certification required, Pennsylvania School Psychologist Certification preferred
  • Child Abuse Clearance; Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Clearance
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Conduct initial evaluations on students suspected of having issues that impact areas of major life functioning.
  • Conduct reevaluations on students to determine if they continue to require 504 accommodation and/or services
  • Develop and write 504 agreements based upon the academic needs of the students
  • Develop and implement procedures for Regular Education Teachers and Special Education Teachers to follow when referring students for initial 504 evaluations or reevaluations.
  • Provide consultation for teaching staff and administrators in the initial evaluation and reevaluation process.
  • Provide consultation for teaching staff and administrators when additional accommodation and/or services are requested or recommended.
  • Develop and implement procedures to review and approve all outside assessments including evaluations
  • Review and approve all outside assessments including evaluations
  • Conduct direct assessments (online or face-to-face) with students
  • Serve as liaison for behavior/academic student issues at support centers and satellite programs
  • Serve as Local Education Agency (LEA) representative for 504 Meetings.
  • Input and track compliance dates for documents in the database that originates with the School Psychologists.
  • Execute and issue Initial Evaluation Reports and Reevaluation Reports on approved forms completed by outside providers
  • Maintain knowledge of current and new 504 and Special Education policies and procedures
  • Attend all Special Education Trainings and department-wide meetings
  • Develop and conduct training and professional development in areas of expertise as deemed necessary by the Director of Special Education
  • Perform any additional duties as deemed necessary by the Director of Special Education
Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit; use hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

This job description is only a summary of the typical functions of the position, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible responsibilities, tasks, and duties. Additional duties may be assigned as necessary.

How to Apply

In order to apply for this position please submit your cover letter, resume, and clearances.

Description Updated: January 2018