Regional Case Manager

Los Angeles, CA /
School Support – Student Services /
Full-Time Immediate
About Us

KIPP SoCal Public Schools (KIPP SoCal) is a nonprofit organization that operates tuition-free, open-enrollment, public charter schools focused on preparing students in systemically under-resourced communities in Southern California for choice filled lives. In July 2019, KIPP LA Public Schools and KIPP San Diego Public Schools united to become KIPP SoCal Public Schools to better meet the needs of our students. We currently operate 19 schools, educate approximately 8,200 students and support an additional 4,300 alumni who are attending high school and college.

The Opportunity

    • Under the guidance of the regional Special Education leadership team, the Regional Case Manager will case manage the IEP process for a portfolio of 1-3 schools to drive forward and ensure special education compliance to established policies, procedures and/or regulations. All ideal candidates will be passionate about meeting the needs of all students, have specialized expertise working in special education, especially in the area of special education compliance, and have a “make it happen” attitude. 
    • Case manage all IEPs at assigned sites and be responsible for all IEP development, including IEP meeting coordination and facilitation, and maintaining all required documentation as required by federal, state and district regulations
    • Effectively facilitate contentious IEP meetings, using a student-centered approach to resolving disagreements 
    • Manage IEPs in district’s Welligent or SEIS program
    • Ensure IEP timeline compliance of assigned caseload by using regionally mandates process and documentation
    • Complete weekly KIPP internal reporting documents for assigned sites
    • Develop related goals and objectives and recommend policies, planning, and implementation by working with school staff to meet the needs of students with special needs. 
    • Serve as a resource for information regarding special education services, programs and policies and ensure that procedures are appropriate in relation to policies required by region, district, state and federal regulatory requirements.  
    • Administer formal academic assessments, and write the accompanying academic reports
    • Analyze assessment results to drive IEP development
    • Monitor services provision using reports and communicate with stakeholders as needed about service provision
    • Serve as a resource and consult with teachers, administrators and KIPP regional staff.  
    • Address other duties and processes required to maintain the region’s program of services and compliance for assigned sites
    • Attend regular meetings/trainings for regional case managers as well as at assigned sites for continued professional development and community building 
    • Maintain knowledge of current Special Education regulations and best practices
    • Support teachers and administrators in implementation of appropriate strategies to meet the needs of students with IEPs
    • Address all parent communication related to the IEP process, including scheduling, notification, coordination of IEP service delivery
    • Develop appropriate behavior support plans for students with special needs
    • Coordinate progress report completion in accordance with district guidelines
    • Manage relationships with outside vendors to ensure students receive all individually- prescribed IEPs services (i.e. Occupational Therapy, Language and Speech, etc.)
    • Participate in the RTI/SSPT process as appropriate
    • Manage and/or assist with the development of 504 plans at assigned sites
    • Develop and provide ongoing professional development for general and special education staff and administrators
    • Develop positive relationships with parents and families in order to engage them in the IEP process and keep them apprised of student progress
    • Collaborate with regional Student Services team to explore the full continuum of services
    • Assist in the preparation of Informal Dispute Resolution, mediation and due process material
    • Serve as a mentor and support to other special education staff members at assigned sites
    • Other duties/projects as assigned by the Regional Special Education Leadership Team

The Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher learning is required; Master’s degree with emphasis in special education highly preferred
    • Valid California credential for Level I or Level II Education Specialist (Mild/Moderate with Autism Authorization or Moderate/Severe) credential
    • Possession of either BCLAD or CLAD certification highly desirable
    • 3 years of effective case management skills required, with at least 1 year of that experience within  KIPP SoCal, highly preferred
    • Minimum of 2 years of highly effective teaching experience demonstrating a strong track record of student performance gains with students with IEPs 
    • Experience facilitating contentious IEPs which lead to IEP team consensus
    • Access to reliable transportation as you may be required to travel between school sites within any given day
    • Knowledge of LAUSD special education policy, strongly preferred
    • Knowledge of Welligent and/or SEIS preferred
    • Excellent organizational, planning, and implementation skills
    • Ability to manage the ambiguity and multiple priorities inherent in a fast-paced environment
    • Results-oriented
    • Ability to communicate and interact effectively with multiple constituencies across multiple school sites
    • Excellent written, communication and presentation skills
    • High proficiency in the Google Suite (Gmail, Google Docs, Sheets) and Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint 
    • Takes initiative, and demonstrates leadership 
    • Ability to stay positive through challenges
    • Detail-oriented team player willing to roll up sleeves and get the job done
    • Unquestioned integrity and commitment to KIPP SoCal Schools mission

The Perks

    • Very competitive compensation package inclusive of a generous benefits package
    • 100% of healthcare premium costs covered by employer, dependents added at 50% of the cost
    • Employer-paid KIPP SoCal life insurance
    • 401(k) plan with up to 6% match by KIPP SoCal
    • Voluntary Benefits (Pet Insurance, Supplemental Life, Accident, Short Term Disability, etc.)
    • Generous paid time off program includes 22 holidays, 10 sick days and 10 vacation days per year
    • Other great benefits (Flexible spending account, EAP, tuition reimbursement for dependents, etc.)
KIPP SoCal Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation/gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

KIPP SoCal strives to ensure that our careers website is accessible to all, including individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, please contact us. You can find our contact information on our website, http://www.kippsocal.org/. Information will be sent to a talent acquisition representative who will provide assistance to ensure appropriate consideration in the hiring process.