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Education Program Specialist I/Family Support Services Specialist

Family Support Services Specialist

Recruitment #13-999999-601

GRADE

Grade 21 Standard Salary Schedule $57,626 -$76,587 Progressing to $84,165 Prorated at 50%

LOCATION OF POSITION

200 West Baltimore Street Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This is a part time contractual position provides technical assistance, leadership in the development, implementation of the annual plan for professional development and with the coordination of the statewide network of family support services for families of children with disabilities, ages birth-21.

POSITION DUTIES

Responds to parent calls and letters as needed regarding early intervention, and special education and related services for children with disabilities, ages birth through twenty-one; collaborates with other family support services staff through a statewide data reporting system for FSNs, PPs, and PFS Centers focusing on data measuring the impact of services and supports provided to families, and identifies trends for statewide TA, professional development, and effectiveness of the system of family support services; implements family support and parent involvement opportunities for families of children with disabilities, ages birth to 21 by assisting with the coordination of regional/statewide events in collaboration with other agencies, local family support services staff and/or MSDE personnel; coordinates and implements family support and parent involvement opportunities for families of children with disabilities, ages birth to 21; ensures parent involvement in the early intervention/special education process at all levels through collaboration with the Division and MSDE staff (i.e. Annual statewide conference, quality assurance and monitoring activities, grant activities, task forces, and other initiatives)

MINIMUM EDUCATION OR GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION:  A Master’s Degree or equivalent 36 post baccalaureate credit hours of course work in Education, Special Education or a related field.   EXPERIENCE:  Four (4) years of professional experience in or affiliated with special education or early intervention, programs related to services for children with disabilities and their families is preferred. NOTES: Two additional years of extensive experience directly related to the position may be substituted for a Master’s Degree.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of special education laws regulations, policies, programs and issues; knowledge of data systems; skill in responding effectively to problems and inquiries from school personnel and concerned stakeholders; skill interpreting and applying laws and regulations governing early intervention and special education programs; ability to manage multiple tasks; ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with local school systems and local lead agencies, ability to clearly communicate  orally and in writing.

BENEFITS

This position is contractual and offers no State of Maryland Government employee benefits.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Applicants must include their resume and complete a Maryland State Government on-line Application for Employment indicating application for Position # 13-999999-601.  The Application, resume, and any support documentation must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the prerequisite Minimum Qualifications and possesses the Essential Requirements for the position.  Completed Applications must be directed to the Staff Employment Section within the Office of Human Resources, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201 or faxed to 410-333-8950. For inquiries or an MSDE Application, contact 410-767-0019 or TTY/TDD 410-333-3045 or visit the State of Maryland’s Job Application website at http://www. dbm.maryland.gov/jobseekers/pages/jobseekershome.aspx

The position is open until filled

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.

AFFIRMING EQUAL OPPORTUNITY IN PRINCIPLE AND PRACTICE