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East Central Kansas Cooperative in Education is a Special Educational Interlocal. ECKCE provides services to three school districts: Baldwin (#348), Eudora (#491), and Wellsville (#289).   ECKCE’s main office is located at 600 High Street, Baldwin City, KS.

Transition Program Teacher (18-21)

This position is responsible for providing community-based vocational and life skills programming for student who are 18-21 years of age and who require continuing education. Interested applicants should possess a functional or low incidence license, transition license, or be willing to pursue one. The location of this program is currently in Baldwin City. Please apply here

Please contact the Director, Dan Wray for more information at dwray@eckce.com or (785) 594-2737 ext. 200

Secondary Life Skills Teacher at Eudora Middle School

Position Title: Special Education Teacher, Functional Life Skills

Special education teachers will assess students’ skills to determine their needs and develop Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for each student.  Then plan, organize, and assign activities that are specific to each student’s abilities.

Reports to: Building Principal, Special Education Director

Qualifications

Master’s Degree in Special Education or willingness to pursue a plan of study

Good communication skills

Ability to collaborate with colleagues and administration

Organizational Ability

Basic knowledge of State and Federal statutes relating to students with disabilities

Kansas Certificate/License with endorsement in special education, waiver eligibility minimum

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

1.     Communication skills.Special education teachers discuss student’s needs and performances with general education teachers, parents, and administrators. They also explain difficult concepts in terms that students with learning disabilities can understand.

2.     Critical-thinking skills.Special education teachers assess students’ progress and use the information to adapt lessons to help them learn.

3.     Interpersonal skills.Special education teachers regularly work with general education teachers, school counselors, administrators, and parents to develop Individualized Education Programs. As a result, they need to be able to build positive working relationships.

4.     Patience.Working with students with special needs and different abilities can be difficult. Special education teachers should be patient with each student, as some may need the instruction given aloud, at a slower pace, or in writing.

5.     Resourcefulness.Special education teachers must develop different ways to present information in a manner that meets the needs of their students. They also help general education teachers adapt their lessons to the needs of students with disabilities.

General Responsibilities

1.     Teach students in small groups and one-to-one.  2.     Implement IEPs, assess students’ performance, and track their progress.  3.     Update IEPs throughout the school year to reflect students’ progress and goals.  4.  Discuss student’s progress with parents, teachers, counselors, and administrators.  5.   Supervise and mentor para-professionals who work with students with disabilities.  6. Prepare and help students transition from grade to grade and after graduation.  7. Special education teachers adapt general education lessons and teach various subjects, such as reading, writing, and math, to students with mild and moderate disabilities

Apply here for Eudora Middle School position

Speech Language Pathologist

Speech language pathologists will assess students’ skills to determine their needs in relation to their specific discipline and develop Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for each student.  They plan, organize, and assign activities that are specific to each student’s abilities and provide therapies related to their areas of need determined by the IEP.

Qualifications

Good communication skills, Language skills, Mathematical Skills, Reasoning Ability, Certificate/License in area of assignment, Master’s Degree in area assigned (Speech)

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

1.     Communication skills. The providers discuss student’s needs and performances with general education teachers, parents, and administrators. They also explain difficult concepts in terms that students with learning disabilities can understand.

2.     Critical-thinking skills.The providers assess students’ progress and use the information to adapt lessons to help them learn.

3.     Interpersonal skills.The providers regularly work with general education teachers, school counselors, administrators, and parents to develop Individualized Education Programs. As a result, they need to be able to build positive working relationships.

4.     Patience.Working with students with special needs and different abilities can be difficult. Special education teachers should be patient with each student, as some may need the instruction given aloud, at a slower pace, or in writing.

5.     Resourcefulness.Related service providers must develop different ways to present information in a manner that meets the needs of their students. They also help general education teachers adapt their lessons to the needs of students with disabilities.

General Responsibilities

1.     Providing direct therapy to students according to students’ IEP.

2.     Conducting assessment analyzing results and writing reports to determine strength and concerns.

3.     Consulting with teaching teams to develop and implement curriculum modifications and appropriate classroom strategies.

4.     Documenting all work with students for Medicaid logs.

5.     Completing treatment notes and progress reports.

Physical Requirements:

1.    Requires the ability to sit and/or stand for prolonged periods.

2.    Requires the ability to manually move, lift, pull or push heavy objects or materials.

3.    Requires the ability to stoop, bend and reach.

4.    Must be able to work in semi-noisy and crowded environments.

5.    Ability to pay close attention to detail and coordinate various activities simultaneously.

6.    Requires regular attendance and/or physical presence at the job

Job Start Date: August-1-2021  Applications Due By: April-20-2021

Job Contact Information:  Daniel Wray – dwray@eckce.com   785-594-2737 ext 200

If interested, please apply for job HERE

Special Education Social Worker

ECKCE is seeking a full time social worker for the 2021-2022 school year to serve the Eudora School District student population.

The school Social Worker will provide assistance in meeting the physical and emotional needs of children to improve their ability to learn and adjust in school with the purpose of eventual reintegration into their neighborhood school setting.   School Social Workers employed by the East Central Kansas Cooperative in Education are considered mental health professionals who provide direct and indirect therapeutic services with, or on behalf of, exceptional students and their families.  Apply here

Job Contact Information
Daniel Wray – dwray@eckce.com – 785-594-2737 ext 200

Early Childhood Unified Teacher Eudora School District

The East Central Kansas Cooperative in Education 614 is seeking candidates for the position of Early Childhood Special Educator for work in a growing blended preschool environment in the Eudora School District during the fall semester 2020-21.

POSITION: Early Childhood Education Teacher

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must hold- or be eligible for- an early childhood unified or special education license in the state of Kansas. REPORTS TO: Building Principal and ECKCE Administrator(s)

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Fulfill role of case manager for special education students age 3-5 with academic and behavioral disabilities 2. Oversee the development of compliant individualized education plans (IEP) 3. Facilitate IEP team meetings 4. Communicate frequently and effectively with parents 5. Prepare lesson plans and provide direct special education services to students 6. Create a classroom environment that is positive and conducive to learning 7. Develop and implement behavior intervention plans that include positive behavior supports 8. Work collaboratively with general education teachers to meet the needs of special education students 9. Work collaboratively with other service providers 10. Assist general education teachers with curriculum modifications necessary to enable students to participate and make progress in the general education curriculum 11. Ensure the implementation of the IEP as written. 12. Assist with evaluations of students in determining eligibility and need for special education students. 13. Assess students’ progress on a regular basis and reports this progress as required. 14. Supervise para-educators 15. Communicate as necessary with building and district administration 16. Strive to maintain and improve professional competence. 17. Attend all required staff meetings and professional development activities. 18. Other duties as assigned.

Board contributes $480 per month toward single policy. Competitive salary schedule can be seen at ECKCE.com

Application to be completed here:  Application
Job Start Date: October-25-2020  Applications Due By: November-30-2020
Contact Information Daniel Wray – dwray@eckce.com – 785-594-2737 ext 200
Employer Info:  East Central KS Coop in Ed USD 614 www.eckce.com

Special Education Paraprofessional Positions Available

ECKCE is seeking special education Paraprofessional for the 2020-2021 school year to work with students requiring academic- social- physical or emotional assistance. There are also be positions available for Substitute Paraprofessional.

Contact information: Daniel Wray, dwray@eckce.com, (785) 594-2737 ext. 200  or Shelly McCart, smccart@eckce.com,(785) 594-2737 ext. 203

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