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Case Manager

Case Manager Job Description:

 

It is ultimately the case manager’s responsibility to ensure that due process procedures and timelines comply with federal and state regulations, with the supervision and assistance of the building administration, special education coordinators and the Administrators of Special Education. Support the school’s instructional program by managing SPED Teachers and the school’s SPED program for children with educational disabilities in accordance with state law and regulations as well as Chicago Rise curriculum. This is a leadership team position therefore, this role will take ownership of SQRP outcomes for diverse learning team such as (but not limited to) NWEA growth/attainment goals, attendance goals, 5 essentials data for diverse learning department.This role is also responsible for 90-95% IEP compliance at all times.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Compile and review comprehensive evaluation data required to determine the appropriate eligibility of individual exceptional students.
  • Assure confidentiality of any personally identifiable data.
  • Provide consultant services to school-level staff which directly relate to the eligibility, placement and provision of services.
  • Provide parent education information about types of programs, the locations of such programs, the district’s policies and procedures for determining eligibility and placement, and their rights as a parent of an SPED student.
  • Serve as liaison among Special Education student (SPED), regular education, and parents.
  • Utilize resources from school(s), Chicago Rise, the district and the community
  • Facilitate effective communication and articulation between school(s) staff members.
  • Schedule and conduct Individual Education Plans (IEPs), Individual Transition Plans (ITPs), Family Support Plans (FSPs), and Education Plans (EPs) for exceptional students in accordance with state requirements.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of inclusive procedures for Chicago Rise schools.
  • Implement of least Restrictive Environment Instruction for SPED students.
  • Provide technical assistance to schools in identification, evaluation/placement, and/or IEP, ITP, FSP, or EP disputes.
  • Provide assistance in problem-solving.
  • Travel to assigned school sites as required.
  • Report FTE data to appropriate bodies.
  • Make recommendations for procedural and/or program improvement based on data analysis.
  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationship with district’s SPED department.
  • Oversee and execute medical compliance for school
  • Manage the external partnerships
  • Perform daily lunch duties

**MAY PERFORM OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED**

 

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

Demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment toward the job and the mission of the company; support the company’s values in the strategic areas of academic excellence, operational performance, superior culture, and financial health and growth, as outlined in the Employee Handbook.

Work and interact with staff and relates to individuals at all levels of the organization; relate to individuals at all levels. As unique situations present themselves, the incumbent must be sensitive to corporate needs, employee goodwill, and the public image.

Strong time management & organizational skills and the ability to prioritize wisely.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with teachers, students, parents, the community, and administrative staff.

Establish excellent interpersonal skills between all constituents: being courteous, professional, and helpful; Oral (including presentations), Written, Interpersonal (active listening), Negotiating and Influencing.

Ability to consistently be at work, be on time, follow instructions, respond to management direction and solicit feedback to improve performance.

Proficient experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Student Information System (SIS).

Look for ways to improve and promote quality and demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness. Strives to implement best practices.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is moderate; it may rise during periods of heavy student traffic.

 

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with Chicago Rise salary and benefit policy. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be those established by Chicago Rise.

This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.

EVALUATION

Performance will be evaluated in accordance with Chicago Rise Policy.

DECLARATION

Human Resources retain the sole right and discretion to make changes to this job description. Any employee making changes unauthorized by the Human Resources Department will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

BS/BA degree or equivalent experience.

Master’s degree from an accredited educational institution preferred.

Certified in one area of Exceptional Education (two areas preferred).

Minimum of three (3) years successful teaching experience.

Effective instructional delivery techniques and excellent communication skills.

Such alternatives to the above requirements as Chicago Rise may find appropriate and acceptable.


 

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