Special Education Early Childhood Performance Specialist
Education Program Specialist I
|Department||MSDE - Division of Spec Educ/Early Intervent Svcs|
|Date Opened||3/17/2022 08:15:00 AM|
|Salary||$65,857.00 - $105,735.00/year|
|HR Analyst||Daniel Otakie|
The Maryland State Department of Education is dedicated to supporting a world-class educational system that prepares all students for college and career success in the 21st century. With excellent stewardship from our divisions, we oversee State and federal programs that support the needs of a diverse population – students, teachers, principals, and other educators throughout Maryland.
State Salary Grade 21
LOCATION OF POSITION
Nancy S. Grasmick Education Building
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Main Purpose of Job
Responsibilities include the development of resources & the provision of technical assistance & support on evidence-based early intervention (ages birth to age 4) & early childhood (ages 3 through Kindergarten) instructional practices; with an emphasis on assessment practices & protocols for differentiating intervention/ instructional practices; monitoring of child progress; provision of services in natural & least restrictive environments; data analysis for local program improvement in order to narrow the school readiness performance gap for young children with disabilities; reviewing and monitoring of competitive and non-competitive federal and State-funded grants that support Maryland’s birth through five system of services.
EDUCATION: A Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Special Education, Early Childhood Education, or Special Education.
EXPERIENCE: Four (4) years of direct teaching experience with additional experience in the design and implementation of early childhood assessment practices and protocols; experience must include coordinating services within community-based or school-based programs that include children with disabilities and their families.
1. Two additional years of experience directly related to the position option may be substituted for the required Master’s Degree.
2. Possession of a Doctorate in a field related to the position may be substituted for one year of the required experience.
3. The required field of education and experience are unique for each option and are established by MSDE in accordance with Education Article, Section 2-104 of the Annotated Code of Maryland. The specific education and experience qualifications for each position are on record in the Human Resource Management Branch of the Division of Business Services of the Department of Education.
One year supervisory experience of an Early Childhood/Infants and Toddlers Special Education or Early Intervention program servicing individuals with disabilities and their families.
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge of IDEA, Part B Section 619 and Part C regulations and requirements; knowledge of trends, regulations, policies, and issues governing early intervention and special education programs; skill collecting, analyzing and interpreting data for program improvement; skill in maintaining effective working relationships; skill developing written programmatic resources and policy guidance; ability to manage multiple tasks; ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships; ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing, through the presentation of concise yet comprehensive training, analyses and reports.
Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.
Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.
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