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State of Massachusetts OASES Monitoring Liaison (ESC) in Everett, Massachusetts

The Education Secretariat is committed to equity and valuing the unique and diverse characteristics and experiences of every member of its workforce. We encourage an authentic workplace where colleagues show up as their full selves, where collaboration, innovation, and connections are key to realizing our mission that all children, youth, and families thrive socially, academically, and economically. We seek teammates who are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive work environment, where everyone is valued and engaged. We encourage you to apply and identify your strengths in these areas. The OASES Monitoring Liaison is responsible for assisting in the implementation of special education and civil rights compliance and oversight for approved special education schools, and possibly collaboratives in the Office of Approved Special Education Schools (OASES). Key Responsibilities: Program Review Activities: Implement focused monitoring through the Web-based Monitoring System (CHAMP); provide technical assistance and approval systems in order to ensure the proper implementation of state and federal education laws; implement monitoring activities in a manner prescribed by the Department; write and prepare program and mid-cycle review reports and proof prior to giving to supervisor for approval; provide support and guidance to staff in approved special education schools as they secure, review and approve any required corrective action plans and progress reports requested as a result of program or mid-cycle review visits; ensure appropriate interpretation and implementation of all education related statues, regulations and Department policies; provide technical assistance and support to consumers regarding requirements and corrective action plans and activities; Utilize the Web-based Monitoring System (CHAMP) following the template for thoroughness; offer feedback and suggestions for program, mid-cycle, initial and reconstruction instruments; complete initial approvals, extraordinary relief requests, program reconstructions and special circumstance requests; review and follow up on Serious Incident Reports and Prior Notifications/Approvals through CHAMP; complete the Individual Student Pricing applications and, review and when appropriate, request additional documentation from school staff to complete the immediate notification/prior approval process. Implementation of Coordination of Service Team model: Work collaboratively with the other staff in OASES to maximize staff effectiveness and efficiency in implementing major responsibilities of OASES. Participate in regular staff meetings, support the success of the team through participation in training activities and conduct your work to reflect the high quality and effective work within the group. Exercise and supervise the practice of effective time management to ensure adherence to established timelines. Program Approval and Reconstruction Procedures: Work collaboratively with other OASES staff to ensure a complete review of a new application for program approval or reconstruction as well as be aware of approved staffing plans for all approved special education schools based on most recently approved staffing plan (through Extraordinary Relief, Special Circumstances, Program Reconstruction or Initial Application). Perform other duties as assigned. Preferred Qualifications: Professional preparation and teaching and/or administrative experience in approved special education schools or collaboratives with students with disabilities. Problem Analysis – ability to seek out relevant data and analyze complex information; Judgment – ability to reach logical conclusions and make sound decisions that are well documented; Organizational Ability – ability to plan, schedule and manage workflow; Decisiveness – ability to recognize when a decision is required and to take action; Leadership – ability to get others involved in solving problems and guide them to the accomplishment of a task; Human Relations Skills – ability to perceive the needs, concerns and personal problems of others and skillfully resolve conflicts; Stress Tolerance – ability to perform under pressure and during opposition; ability to think on one’s feet; Oral and Written Communication – ability to make a clear and compelling presentation of facts or ideas and express ideas clearly both orally and written; Initiative – ability to identify needs and tasks and take action: self-directed; self-reliant; Personal Motivation – ability to demonstrate a need to achieve in all activities attempted; evidence that work is important to personal satisfaction; ability to be self-monitoring; receptive to critical feedback; and Educational Values – ability to demonstrate the possession of a well-reasoned educational philosophy; be receptive to new ideas and change; possess a vision and be able to implement that vision. Travel will be required with this position. Please include a cover letter with your resume. Questions regarding this position or the application process should be directed to First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. Minimum Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree and at least four years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional educational experience in a specific or related content area, educational program/or service; a Master’s degree or higher in a specific or related educational content area may be substituted for two years of the required experience -- 30 semester hours equals one year of experience for substitution purposes. Education toward a degree in a specific or related educational content area will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed. Special Requirements: Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's License or the equivalent from another state may be required. *Comprehensive Benefits* When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future. Want the specifics? Explore our Employee Benefits and Rewards! An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role. Job: Education* *Organization: Department of Elementary and Secondary Education *Title: *OASES Monitoring Liaison (ESC) Location: Massachusetts-Everett- 135 Santilli Highway Requisition ID: 240004OQ