• Posted Date: Sep 14, 2018 Deadline: Oct 15, 2018
  • 65 Court Street, Brooklyn, New York United States
    To be determined

Job Details



Bilingual Special Education (BSE) Program Instructional Coach

(Teacher Assigned A)                                                         




Licensed, appointed and tenured Special Education Teacher


  • Masters Degree in special education or a related service area: speech, school psychology, social work, and/or guidance
  • Minimum of five (5) years satisfactory experience working with bilingual students in a special education setting
  • Experience designing, delivering, and evaluating the impact of professional development on topics related to educating and supporting English Language Learners (ELLs)
  • Experience in development and proper implementation of IEP mandated programs and services for students with disabilities, and specifically ELLs with disabilities, as well as ensuring that IEPs are developmentally appropriate and relevant to individual student needs
  • Evidence of building strong relationships with colleagues, families, and community members
  • Collaborative approach to project management, case consultation, and student support.
  • Knowledge of New York State laws and New York City regulations and policies relating to the provision of instruction and services to general and special education students, and specifically ELL students
  • Knowledge of bilingual special education programs in New York City public schools; experience working in a bilingual special education program preferred.
  • Prefer candidate to be bilingual and fully literate, including reading, writing and speaking and to have a bilingual extension or TESOL certification.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:                               

Under the supervision of the Director of BSE Programs, Special Education Office in the Division of Specialized Instruction and Student Support, the BSE Instructional Coach will:

  • Provide professional development and on site coaching to schools that have specialized programs for students with bilingual special education recommendations or who are supporting bilingual students with an IEP.
  • Provide information, professional development, and training on the referral, assessment, and provision of instruction to students who are ELLs and have an IEP.
  • Provide direct coaching to teachers of students who are ELLs and have a disability with the goal of increasing the implementation of evidence-based effective practices and improving outcomes for ELL student wish disabilities.
  • Collaborate with contracted partners to provide high quality services to schools and teachers.
  • Ensure program fidelity through training and support of school-based staff in the implementation of best practices supporting English Language Learners with IEPs, including special curricula and its integration in the school day.
  • Guide and advise school staff including school administrators in supporting ELLS with IEPs and their unique needs.
  • Assist with the development and execution of city-wide professional development and workshops for supporting ELLs with IEPs.
  • Participate in central and school level meetings with local administrators, program partners and Field Support Staff (FSC) as required.
  • Provide on-site support and coaching as requested for schools that do not have BSE programs to engage in culturally and linguistically appropriate practices and to support pre-referral strategies.
  • Interface between bilingual special education program schools, partner organizations, and related service providers.
  • Attend conferences, professional development, and training as required.


As per UFT Collective Bargaining Agreement


As per UFT Collective Bargaining Agreement

Monday – Friday; 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM   


Please apply in writing expressing your interest and qualifications including                  

copies of your teaching credential, resume, and file number

by October 15, 2018, to:          


Carolina Liriano, Director of Bilingual Special Education







It is the policy of the Department of Education of the City of New York to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, marital status, partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, gender (sex), military status, unemployment status, caregiver status, consumer credit history, prior record of arrest or conviction (except as permitted by law), predisposing genetic characteristics, or status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual offenses and stalking, and to maintain an environment free of harassment on any of the above-noted grounds, including sexual harassment or retaliation.  For more information, please refer to the DOE Non-Discrimination Policy.



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