J.O. Combs Unified School District

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Program Specialist, District Behavior

at J.O. Combs Unified School District

Posted: 5/22/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 5785
Keywords: professional

Job Description

Position Goal

The Program Specialist is a member of the instructional staff with responsibility to facilitate the educational process for children with special needs.

Qualifications:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Master’s degree (M.A.) or equivalent or related experience and/or training for equivalent combination
  • Arizona Department of Education Certification
  • Minimum of three (3) years of satisfactory teaching experience
  • Knowledge of AZ College and Career Ready Standards
  • Knowledge of Federal, State and local guidelines and requirements as related to children with special needs
  • Skill in instructional processes that facilitate integration of curriculum
  • Knowledge curriculum instruction and assessment
  • Technology literacy
  • Excellent time management skills

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Acts as a liaison between campus and district administration, classroom teachers, special education teachers, children with special needs and their families
  2. Supports teachers with instructional strategies for children with special needs
  3. Serves as LEA for IEP and/or MET meetings as needed
  4. Conducts achievement tests as needed and serves as proctor for state required student assessments.
  5. Case manages student records and meetings as students with an IEP move into the district boundaries
  6. Meets with incoming families to tour specialty programs
  7. Meets regularly with special education staff on campus to discuss current issues or concerns
  8. Conducts compliance checks on IEPs and evaluation reports in conjunction with Federal and State regulations
  9. Keeps detailed log of IEPS and other student information as documentation of compliance guidelines
  10. Serves on campus “triage” teams to discuss struggling students and assist in generation of intervention strategies
  11. Assists as needed in conducting Functional Behavioral Assessments and/or in the creation of Positive Behavioral Support Plans
  12. Assists with the update, of the District’s Special Education handbook as needed Coordinates and assists with recommendations for materials acquisition related to special education curriculum, instruction, and assessment
  13. Assumes a leadership role and provide ongoing staff development as designated
  14. Assists in collection of data for Federal and State program reporting
  15. Attends professional development workshops in job related areas
  16. Performs related duties as assigned


Good organizational skills and community relations skills. Must have the ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals and the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of employees, supervisors, students, parents.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to bend, stoop, kneel, crouch and occasionally lift and carry up to 25 pounds. The employee frequently is required to move about the classroom or campus. The employee is occasionally required to sit.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


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.

Duties may require employee to be exposed to outside weather conditions including extreme heat or cold, wind and rain. High humidity and/or dusty conditions may also be present.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Salary Schedule: Certificated Non-teaching Initial Salary Placement

Benefits: Per District Policy

Evaluation: Annual

Contract: 10 Months, 220 Days                                     

Hours: Full-time, 8 Hours

Reports to: Principal and Special Education Director        

FLSA Status:  Exempt

The J.O. Combs Unified School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator or the Section 504/ADA Title II Coordinator at 301 E. Combs Rd., San Tan Valley, AZ 85140 or (480) 987-5300. 

El Distrito Escolar Unificado de J.O. Combs no discrimina basada por la raza, el color, el origen nacional, el sexo, la discapacidad o la edad de una persona en sus programas o actividades y proporciona igual acceso a los Boy Scouts y otros grupos juveniles designados. Las consultas pueden dirigirse al coordinador del Título IX o al coordinador del Título II de la Sección 504 / ADA en 301 E. Combs Rd., San Tan Valley, AZ 85140 o (480) 987-5300. 

Primary Location: District Wide

Shift Type: Full-Time

Job Contact Information

Applications will be accepted beginning
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 12:00 AM
(Pacific Standard Time)

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