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Residential DCPS Progress Monitor

Job Code:  78351
Facility: First Home Care - VA, MD, DC
Location: WASHINGTON, DC US Mid-Atlantic
Region: Mid-Atlantic
Travel Involved: 20-30%
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level:  Experienced (Non-Manager)
Minimum Education Required: Bachelor's Degree 
Skills: Health Care -> Education / Training
Category: Allied Health
FTE: 1.0
Position Summary:


Join the movement to radically change public education in the District of Columbia. Nationally, students with disabilities are twice as likely as their non-disabled peers to live a lifetime in poverty. This proposition is simply unacceptable. Our team can do something about it.


First Home Care has partnered with DC Public Schools to further DCPS's vision that students with disabilities will become successful adults who live independently, have careers and are productively engaged in the community. We are seeking an energetic and committed candidate to join our team as a Residential Student Progress Monitor for DCPS.


Residential Progress Monitors oversee the educational placements of the most vulnerable students in the District of Columbia.  They oversee special education students placed in residential facilities by the Department of Youth Rehabilitative Services (DYRS) as well as students placed in local schools and group homes in the counties surrounding the District by the Children and Families Services Administration (CFSA).


The position requires a keen sense of how to think about the educational services for students with special needs.  They position is primarily based in DCPS’ central office, and you will interact with schools all over the country as the LEA representative.  



Residential Progress Monitors will be responsible for:


·        Forging strong relationships between the students' homes, schools support networks and DCPS.

·        Run well-organized IEP meetings and remain poised under pressure from diverse parties with diverse interests.

·        Write IEPs that contain well-formulated, specific and realistic plans.

·        Collaborate with a variety of DC agencies and monitor the provision of services to students.


Requirements and Responsibilities:


·        Extremely well-organized

·        Meticulous documentation skills

·        Persistent with outside stakeholders to obtain necessary records and data

·        Ability to build rapport with parents, schools, and necessary stakeholders via phone, email, Skype, etc.

·        Willingness to work with agencies and not have face-to-face contact.

·        Adaptive to frequent changes in case load

·        Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

·        Knowledge of the IEP process with some school experience

·        Conflict Resolution Skills

·        Some knowledge of DYRS and/or CFSA systems and procedures a plus, but not required



Bachelor's degree in Special Education REQUIRED; Master's degree strongly preferred. A minimum of 2 years experience in special education and K-12 REQUIRED. Must have strong verbal and written communication skills and have experience using online data systems.


Applicants without a Degree in Special Education will not be considered.

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