River Edge
  • 07-Jan-2019 to 31-Jan-2019 (EST)
  • Bibb
  • Macon, GA, USA
  • Part Time

River Edge's Education Support program is a service available to parents of individuals that have an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP), Individual Educational Program (IEP) or a Section 504 Accommodation Plan. It is also available to provide support to families seeking assistance with an ongoing or emergent educational issue. The program offers an Education Support Specialist to provide educational supports to individuals with a specialized educational need. They may assist a family by reviewing the individual's current IEP goals, attending IEP meetings with the local school district, assisting in the coordination between educational institutions (local school districts, agencies), guiding families on vocational assistance, or disseminating the most current information on the writing of school-based Individual Education Programs.

Job Description

The role of the Education Support Specialist is to assist parents in navigating the educational services provided by the local school system and to act as a mediator between the parent and the school system.

Job duties include but are not limited to:

  1. Once a referral is received, ESS will mail Welcome Letter and Releases of Information to parent/legal guardian within 48 hours of receiving referral
  2. ESS will document contact with parent/legal guardian and all collateral contacts (i.e. school) in Electronic Medical Record (ECR) within 24 hours
  3. Provides ongoing educational support to parent/legal guardian
  4. Attend Individual Educational Program, eligibility, and other related educational meetings
  5. Observe clients in the classroom
  6. Check River Edge email once daily
  7. Communication via phone or mail with parent, school, therapists


Bachelor's degree in education related field from an accredited college or university.

Preferred Qualifications: 

At least three years of experience working in school system with emphasis on special education.

All selected applicants must pass a satisfactory drug screen and background clearance.


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