Current Openings

We will accept applications for anyone looking for a career in Special Education at any time. As opportunities become available,  we will consider all submitted applications. Please send your cover letter, resume, and references to UVSE Director Dan Juve, 516 Cooper Ave. Ste 102. , Grafton, ND, 58237. 

 

2019-2021 Negotiated Agreement (2 year contract)

LOCATION:

Cavalier Public School

General Responsibilities:

  1. Provide services to students in individual, small-group, or classroom settings.
  2. Provide consultative services to regular educators and building level support teams. Consultation may include assisting in modifying curriculum and adapting materials.
  3. Participate in the identification process of special education students by serving on a multidisciplinary team in accordance with federal and state procedural guidelines.
  4. Develop Individual Education Programs for students with disabilities to include parent contact, scheduling and facilitating meetings, and completion of all paperwork as required according to federal and state procedural guidelines. The case manager is responsible for monitoring IEP compliance.
  5. Maintain a record of progress toward goals and objectives.
  6. Provide on-site training and oversee paraeducators in accordance with the recommended procedures from DPI.
  7. Follow current procedures specific to the UVSE unit.
  8. Attend meetings as determined by the Director of Special Education.
  9. Other such duties as assigned by the Director of Special Education.
  10. Communicate with outside agencies.
  11. Serve as a liaison on behalf of students on issues related to medication, outside therapies, juvenile court matters, and other needs as deemed necessary to promote student success in educational and community settings.
  12. Manage specific health care needs. Arrange job training programs within the community or the school to include identifying job sites and arranging job coaching when applicable.

Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology
  • ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (or Clinical Fellowship Year, supervision provided)
  • ND Teaching License and/or ND Speech-Language License

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOCATION:

Grafton Public Schools (Elementary, Middle School, and High School Positions)

JOB DESCRIPTION

Special Education Strategist is one who is credentialed in the areas of learning disabilities, emotional disturbance, and intellectual disabilities. This person is able to case manage and provide services for students of these categories. 

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Provide services to students in individual, small group, or classroom settings.
  2. Provide consultative services to regular educators and building level support teams. Consultation may include assisting in modifying curriculum and adapting materials.
  3. Participate in the identification process of special education students by serving on a multidisciplinary team in accordance with federal and state procedural guidelines.
  4. Develop Individual Education Plans for students with disabilities to include parent contact, scheduling and facilitating meetings, and completion of all paperwork as required according to federal and state procedural guidelines.
  5. The case manager is responsible for monitoring IEP compliance. Keep special education files current and filed in the school and UVSE offices. A working file in the special education classroom is allowable.
  6. Maintain a record of progress toward goals and objectives. This includes charting.
  7. Provide on-site training and oversee paraeducators in accordance with the recommended procedures from DPI.
  8. Follow current procedures specific to the UVSE unit.
  9. Attend meetings as determined by the Director of Special Education.
  10. Other such duties as assigned by the Director of Special Education.
  11. Communicate with outside agencies.

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

  1. Serve as a liaison on behalf of students on issues related to medication, outside therapies, juvenile court matters, and other needs as deemed necessary to promote student success in educational and community settings.
  2. Manage specific health care needs.
  3. Arrange job training programs within the community or the school to include identifying job sites and arranging job coaching when applicable. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOCATION

Grafton Public Schools – Preschool

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Preschool Special Needs Teacher

Preschool special education teachers work with students who have developmental delays and require specialized instruction to learn and participate in the school environment.

Responsibilities

  1. Provide special education services to preschool students in individual, small group, or classroom settings. 
  2. Provide consultative services to regular educators and building-level support teams. Consultation may include assisting in modifying curriculum and adapting materials.
  3. Participate in the identification process of special education students by serving on a multidisciplinary team in accordance with federal and state procedural guidelines. This includes early childhood transition referrals. 
  4. Develop Individual Education Plans for students with disabilities to include parent contact, scheduling and facilitating meetings, and completion of all paperwork as required according to federal and state procedural guidelines. 
  5. The case manager is responsible for monitoring IEP compliance.
  6. Keep special education files current and filed in the school and UVSE offices. 
  7. Maintain a record of progress toward goals and objectives. This includes charting. 
  8. Provide on-site training and oversee paraeducators in accordance with the recommended procedures from DPI.
  9. Follow current procedures specific to the UVSE unit. Attend meetings as determined by the Director of Special Education. Other such duties as assigned by the Director of Special Education. 
  10. Communicate with outside agencies as needed. 

 

Supervisory Responsibilities

Paraprofessional, if applicable. 

 

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in teaching, although a Special Education degree is preferred.

A valid North Dakota teaching certificate.

A valid ND credential in Early Childhood Special Education preferred.

 

Experience:

Experience in teaching children (3 – 5 years of age) with disabilities preferred but not necessary

 

Salary:

41,750-64,750 depending on experience

 

 

 

 

 

LOCATION:

Emerado Public School (Prek-8th Grade)

JOB DESCRIPTION

Special Education Strategist is one who is credentialed in the areas of learning disabilities, emotional disturbance, and intellectual disabilities. This person is able to case manage and provide services for students of these categories. 

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Provide services to students in individual, small group, or classroom settings.
  2. Provide consultative services to regular educators and building level support teams. Consultation may include assisting in modifying curriculum and adapting materials.
  3. Participate in the identification process of special education students by serving on a multidisciplinary team in accordance with federal and state procedural guidelines.
  4. Develop Individual Education Plans for students with disabilities to include parent contact, scheduling and facilitating meetings, and completion of all paperwork as required according to federal and state procedural guidelines.
  5. The case manager is responsible for monitoring IEP compliance. Keep special education files current and filed in the school and UVSE offices. A working file in the special education classroom is allowable.
  6. Maintain a record of progress toward goals and objectives. This includes charting.
  7. Provide on-site training and oversee paraeducators in accordance with the recommended procedures from DPI.
  8. Follow current procedures specific to the UVSE unit.
  9. Attend meetings as determined by the Director of Special Education.
  10. Other such duties as assigned by the Director of Special Education.
  11. Communicate with outside agencies.

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

  1. Serve as a liaison on behalf of students on issues related to medication, outside therapies, juvenile court matters, and other needs as deemed necessary to promote student success in educational and community settings.
  2. Manage specific health care needs.
  3. Arrange job training programs within the community or the school to include identifying job sites and arranging job coaching when applicable. 

 

 

 

Full-time position for the Adult Transition Program located at Grafton Public School under Upper Valley Special Education Unit. Masters degree in Special Education, Minor in Special Education or eligible for a Plan on File with NDDPI required. 

 

Duties Include:

  • Case manage 18-21-year-old students with ID, Autism, ED, LD
  • Supervise two job coaches 
  • Collaborate with residential facilities (LSTC and REM) and train support staff in job site protocols 
  • Maintain schedule for self and maintain schedules for job coaches and students (10+)
  • Work in conjunction with Special Education Unit Director, Building Coordinator, and high school staff
  • Arrange job tours with local businesses
  • Coordinate with adult agencies (ex. Developmental Disabilities, Vocational Rehabilitation, residential facilities, vocational facilities, Urban Development, Social Security, Job Service)
  • Ability to attend intake and planning meetings at adult agencies with students
  • Communicate with parents/ guardians of students
  • Communicate with staff at current work experience sites
  • Recruit new work experience sites
  • Provide work experience opportunities for students in the community
  • Drive school vehicle to drop off/ pick up work experience students
  • Flexibility to drive own vehicle to drop off/pick up students at worksites 
  • Plan and attend with students community outings (recreational and adult living) 
  • Observe students and job coaches on work experience sites
  • Accommodate programming for students with varying ability levels
  • Accompany students in the community to access adult resources
  • Plan and attend outings to larger communities with students and access public transportation 
  • Accompany students to the Collette Fitness Center to learn recreation/ leisure skills
  • Plan activities that focus on daily living skills (ex: cooking meals, cleaning apartment setting, etc.)   
  • Collaborate with high school special educators
  • Attend IEPs of potential A.T.P. students
  • Assist eligible students in their transition to the program
  • Must wear multiple hats in the operation of the A.T.P. building/ apartment
  • Must be creative and flexible in daily routines/ schedules

 

Submit cover letter, resume and letters of recommendation along with an up to date transcript to Dan Juve at dan.juve@uvse.org or 516 Cooper Ave Ste 102, Grafton ND 58237, Please call with questions at 701.352.2574

 

 

UVSE School Psychologist

Qualifications:

  1. Educational Specialist’s degree in School Psychology or masters degree in Psychology. 
  2. Completed no less than a 500 clock hour supervised internship with school age persons
  3. Licensed as a school psychologist through the National Association of School Psychologists
  4. Nationally Certified School Psychologist through the National Association of School Psychologists.
  5. Valid teaching certificate with one or more special education endorsements.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  1. Collaborate with teachers, parents, and administrators to find effective solutions to learning and behavior problems.
  2. Collaborate with teachers to design and implement academic and behavioral interventions and student progress monitoring systems 
  3. Conduct informal and formal assessments to identify students’ eligibility for special education, determine child’s ability, learning styles, and other educational services (within a multidisciplinary team) including social-emotional development and mental health status
  4. Use a consultative problem-solving process to plan, implement, and evaluate academic and mental health services to the multi-disciplinary team 
  5. Effectively communicate information for diverse audiences, such as parents, teachers, and other school personnel
  6. Consult and collaborate at the individual, family, group, and system levels
  7. Observe learning environments to provide positive feedback for student programming 
  8. Participate in developing programming designed to meet the individual needs of students
  9. Collaborate with administration regarding learning styles, teaching strategies, individual needs, and classroom management
  10. Serve as liaison for school/community agencies and resources
  11. Provide individual and group counseling in the school 
  12. Enhance the understanding and acceptance of diverse cultures and backgrounds
  13. Identify and address learning and behavior problems that interfere with school success
  14. Support students’ social, emotional, and behavioral health
  15. Provide training in social skills and anger management to the multi-disciplinary team 
  16. Travel within the nine school districts to provide services to all school within all member districts

 

Primary Location: Upper Valley Special Education Unit

Salary Range:  $55,000 to 64,750 Per Year

Shift Type:  Full-Time