CSE Support – Social Worker, Psychologist

New York, NY

Job Title: CSE Support

Supervisor: Head of School – Cooke School and Institute

Regular Daily Schedule: 7:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.- Part-Time 2-3 Days a week

Calendar to Follow: Academic

Status: Exempt

Term: 10 Months

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

Preparation of all materials relevant for the Committee on Special Education (CSE) annual reviews. This includes conferences with families, teachers and service providers to ensure all data is in place for CSE reviews, including but not limited to:

• Collection and review of Progress Reports

• Observation of students during class

• Consultation with teachers and clinicians regarding student performance and educational needs

• Review and working knowledge of all formal assessments or test results

• Changes made or needed in related services levels

• Act as Cooke Grammar School (CGS) representative at CSE reviews. Duties include reporting information on student progress and educational needs to the CSE Team, including explaining or responding to the academic, social/emotional, daily living, vocational, transition and classroom management needs of the student

• Accompany parents on visits to New York City school placements recommended by the DOE, when requested by the parent

• Assisting with the collection of documents subpoenaed by the DOE or requested by a parent attorney in connection with the impartial hearings of CGS students

• Testifying at impartial hearings of CGS students when requested by the DOE or parent attorney

• Serve as a consultant to families and staff about the general CSE process and documents and information needed to complete the annual reviews

• Communicate with the CSE Team Leader(s) at Region 9 assigned to CGS student meetings regarding scheduling and preparation for annual IEP reviews

• Maintain records of all communications and meetings with CSE Teams regarding CGS students

• Experience as Social Worker, Psychologist in Special Education preferred.

Education and Experience

• Master’s degree

Professional Development

All Cooke staff are responsible for developing a professional growth plan with their supervisor. Staff training is an integral part of the Cooke School and as such is a requirement of the job. All staff must at a minimum: attend all scheduled Staff Development activities throughout the year and participate in staff orientation scheduled for the last week in August.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy Statement

The Cooke School and Institute provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Cooke complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

The Cooke School and Institute expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Cooke’s employees to perform their expected job duties is not tolerated.

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