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Recruitment #12-005893-002




RICA Baltimore

605 South Chapel Gate Lane,

Baltimore, MD 21229

Main Purpose of Job

Coordinates the Individual Education Plan (IEP) process with the Lead Education Agency (LEA). This includes meeting with representatives from the LEAs to discuss, develop and/or revise the IEPs for current and prospective students at RICA-Baltimore/Catonsville Educational Center in order to improve the educational results of children with disabilities in order to be in compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Act. Such meetings will include teachers, parents, school administrators, other school staff and possibly the student. The purpose of these meetings is to pool knowledge, experience and commitment to design an educational program that will guide the delivery of special education supports and services for the student to help the student be involved in and progress in the general curriculum. This position is responsible for the meetings being scheduled according to federal guidelines, that all parties are notified, that the parents are informed of their rights and about who will be attending the meeting. This position also makes sure that the IEPs are reviewed on an annual basis and more frequently if requested by a parent. This position is responsible for making sure that each student with an IEP is reevaluated at least every three years. This position will help develop and write IEPs for students. Trains education staff and related service providers in the IEP process and facility expectations.


Education: Possession of appropriate educational credentials as determined by the Maryland State Board of Education.

Experience: Two years of experience providing classroom instruction to students.


Must have at least 2 years of Individual Education Plan experience.


Teachers in State operated school programs are required to acquire and maintain certification to teach in the State of Maryland per Section 6-101 of the Education Article of the Annotated Code and Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 13A.12.01.03B(2). Applicants recommended for appointment will be required to complete an Authorization and Verification of Credentials. Information on requirements for certification and procedures for application may be obtained from the Maryland State Board of Education, 200 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2595.

Additional educational credits beyond the Advanced Professional Certificate must meet the following criteria established by the Institutional Educators Pay Plan Committee in order to qualify for application toward the APC plus 30 (60) levels:

Credits must be beyond the education level held at the time the educational requirements for the Advanced Professional Certificate were met and must either relate to the current job responsibilities or be part of an employer approved program of study. Credits mean semester hours from a regionally accredited college or university or Maryland State Department of Education approved workshops. No more than one half of any additional credits applied to these criteria may be earned through Maryland Department of Education approved workshops.


Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated.  The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position.  Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work.  For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must accompany the application.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date.  Applicants certified to list will receive eligibility for a period of one (1) year.
Eligibility may be extended beyond the one (1) year period.  For Recorded Job Information Call:  410-767-6018.

Online applications are highly recommended, however the paper application may be submitted to DHMH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201.  The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted.

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: (410) 767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.



If you need to submit additional information, the preferred method is to upload.  If unable to upload, please fax requested information only to 410-333-5689.

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

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