Regional Case Manager
Los Angeles, CA /
School Support – Student Services /
Who We Are
KIPP SoCal Public Schools is a network of 22 high-performing, college-preparatory public charter schools. We educate more than 9,800 students in grades pre-K through eighth in the greater Los Angeles area and San Diego. Additionally, we support approximately 5,100 alumni on their journey to and through high school and college.
What We Believe
KIPP SoCal believes that the purpose of education is for liberation. This means that we see, develop, and inspire the limitless potential in each and all of our KIPPsters.
What We Do
At KIPP SoCal we build trusting relationships that are strengthened by high expectations and collaboration alongside laughter and joy. We set ambitious goals and hold each other accountable for students achieving their greatest potential. We work together with each other and in partnership with families and communities in the active pursuit of a more equitable world. We do the right thing, even when it's not always comfortable standing up and speaking out against anti-blackness, racism, oppression, and injustice. We persevere through obstacles and treat failure as an opportunity to learn and grow.
What You'll Do
- 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
You'll Be Qualified If You Have
- 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
- 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
Joining KIPP SoCal Means the Following
- Working at an organization committed to the hard work necessary to ensure education is for liberation
- Spending time with students and families in the best communities of LA, Compton, and San Diego
- Support and care from fellow regional team members
- Ongoing professional development and coaching from manager
Working with Us Means the Following Perks
- Starting salary of $78,000 per year; Follows this salary scale
- 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, sick leave, and vacation
- Other great benefits (Flexible spending account, EAP, etc.)
** PLEASE NOTE: KIPP SoCal Public Schools requires that all team members be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for the safety of our students, family, and staff. Team members may apply to seek a medical exemption. Regardless of your current vaccination status, our team can advise you on how to fulfill this important requirement so that you can start the position in a timely way. We’re here to help. **
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.