Special Education Consultant

Thursday, August 8, 2019
Wayne RESA
Position Details: 

Special Education Consultant

The Special Education Consultant will provide leadership and assistance to LEAs/PSAs in the development, implementation and evalu­ation of special education programs and services to ensure a free and appropriate public education for students with disabilities.


  • Provide technical assistance and support to LEA/PSA person­nel in the implementation of fed­eral and state mandates and county procedures
  • Remain current with federal and state compliance requirements
  • Develop and implement professional development activities in support of special education requirements
  • Facilitate committees/workgroups as assigned
  • Participate in the gathering, utilization, and analysis of data relative to special education and early intervention
  • Participate in compliance activities related to the delivery of special education programs and services
  • Provide technical assistance to parents and other community members concerning school district and parent responsibilities in the special educa­tion process
  • Participate in long range planning for the delivery of special education programs and services
  • Serve as liaison to LEAs/PSAs and related service agencies in the provision of coordinated ser­vices to students with disabilities in both special and general education settings
  • Assist with the coordination and monitoring of funded projects and programs
  • Participate as an active team member in departmental and organiza­tional projects  as assigned
  • Plan, use professional judgment, and act effectively to carry out the function of this position within the direction provided by Wayne RESA’s mission and goals
  • Perform other duties as assigned



  • Master’s Degree required
  • Full approval in a minimum of one area of Special Education required
  • Approval as a Director or Supervisor of Special Education preferred


  • Minimum of three (3) years experience in Special Education required
  • Minimum of five (5) years supervisory experience at the local or intermediate district level preferred                                         
  • Demonstrated experience in interpreting and implementing special education rules and regu­lations required


  • Demonstrated knowledge of recent trends in special education and their impact on the special education community required
  • Demonstrated experience in developing collabora­tive, general, and special education programs required
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with WRESA staff, parents and district personnel required
  • Demonstrated consultation, training, group facilitation and process skills required
  • Demonstrated skill working with diverse populations required
  • Demonstrated listening, verbal and written communication skills required
  • Demonstrated organization and presentation skills required
  • Demonstrated collaboration, team building and problem solving skills required
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate emerging forms of technology into professional activities required


Current WCSSF 12-Month Salary Schedule – Schedule H ($73,934 - $111,896 FY) and a comprehensive and competitive benefits package including health/dental/vision/life and long-term disability insurance. Generous time off including 19 paid holidays, sick and personal business days. Membership in the Michigan Public Schools Employee Retirement System www.michigan.gov/ors. The position is represented by the Wayne County Salaried Staff Federation Local 4479 (WCSSF). The current Collective Bargaining Agreement and additional information regarding employer sponsored health care plans can be found at:http://www.resa.net/aboutus/reports/budgetsalarycompensationtransparencyreports/

Application Process and Timeline: Internal and external applicants must complete and submit an online application at http://www.applitrack.com/resa/OnlineApp/default.aspx (Job ID #14896) by 3:00 p.m., Thursday, August 8, 2019 in order to be considered.

Wayne County Regional Educational Service Agency (Wayne RESA) provides leadership and services to the 33 local school districts and 108 Public School Academies (PSAs) that educate almost 290,000 students. Wayne RESA is committed to the process of continuous improvement through service, leadership, collaboration, and excellence, and is a goals-driven organization that empowers staff to maximize resources to support student achievement.