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State of Montana Special Education Parent Liaison (03013) in Helena, Montana

This first review of applications will be December 4, 2023.Please submit the following required documents on theState of Montana Careerswebsite: * Resume -Please include dates of employment and your supervisor’s name/phone number for each position.* * For a complete job description, please This position is eligible for full-time telework within the State of Montana* *Why you would enjoy working here;Office of Public Instruction employees are a passionate group of professionals dedicated to leading and supporting our education system. We house a diverse collection of experiences with the 200 unique individuals we employ. Our specialists further OPI’s purpose with applicable knowledge in education, health, research and analysis, nutrition, finance, administration, human resources, licensing and regulation, information technology, and many others. We are proud to serve 149,000 students pre-K to grade 12, their parents and guardians, 400 school districts, 16,000 educational professionals, and 3,000 adult learners. * *_Benefits of working for OPI: _ * Work/life balance * Family friendly * Dedicated and caring colleagues * Health coverage * Retirement plans * Paid vacation, sick leave, and Holidays (combination of up to 38 per year) * Opportunities and room for professional growth * Public service loan forgiveness-Employment with the State of Montana may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under the PSLF _Job Duties:_ This position reports to the special education director but must use personal initiative and judgment to resolve most problems and situations. This position will work with OPI’s Early Assistance Program supporting low level dispute resolution by focusing on the needs of parents in understanding the special education process and becoming equal partners in their child’s education. The role of the Special Education Parent Liaison is to provide guidance and resources to parents in non-legal special education matters. The parent liaison will help guide a parent attempting to understand and navigate various special education or school district processes and procedures.__ _Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (Behaviors):_ * Knowledge of special education and program administration. * Skills to apply federal and state laws and regulations and OPI policy. * Skills in leadership and teamwork, establishing and maintaining working relationships with coworkers, technical personnel, diverse groups of professionals, and the public. * Ability to communicate effectively with others using verbal and written communication. * Ability to work cooperatively, pooling or combining ideas, efforts, and experiences to improve innovation, efficiency, and performance of the special education unit and Early Assistance Program. _Minimum Qualifications (Education and Experience_): · Bachelor’s degree in education or related field. · One year’s experience in education or related field. Other combinations of education and experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. _Does this sound like you?_ Please tell us how and why by submitting your resume online, including any veterans or disability preference documentation.When submitting the required documents, you must check the “relevant document” box to ensure your attachments are uploading correctly to the specific application for this position.Documents not requested will not be considered in the recruitment process. OPI is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. This position is in the TRS retirement system. Title: Special Education Parent Liaison (03013) Location: Helena Requisition ID: 23143466 Other Locations: Kalispell, Bozeman, Billings, Butte, Missoula, Great Falls