Education Specialist - Multiple Disabilities

Special Education Service Agency

About the organization

The SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICE AGENCY's mission is to provide consultation and training that supports the unique educational needs of individuals within the Alaskan communities that serve them. SESA is comprised of education specialists that offer on-site and distance delivery services in rural and rural remote locations of Alaska. These education specialists work in six different programs serving students with low-incidence disabilities (i.e., autism, emotional disabilities, vision loss, deaf or hard of hearing, and deaf-blind). On-site services involve specialists traveling to schools to observe, model, train, and support special education teams that have a student with a low-incidence disability. Distance delivery services include making contact, supporting, consulting, and offering trainings through various modes of communication technology. Due to the student's unique needs and remote location, the state of Alaska established SESA to provide consultative support.


Provide consultative services to district staff, students, and parents to include:
* Individualized educational recommendations through onsite and distance delivery for students age three through 21.
* Assisting with the development and implementation of student IEP/instructional programs.
* Monitoring student progress on an ongoing basis and recommending intervention strategies.
* Demonstrating/teaching specialized strategies and/or providing topical in-services and workshops to local
school personnel, parents, students, peers, and community.
* Assisting districts in procuring/adapting specialized instructional materials.
* Facilitating interagency collaboration.


* Master’s degree in special education with suitable experience and training in multiple disabilities, or Bachelor’s degree in special education with an emphasis on multiple disabilities.
• Recent experience with learners with multiple disabilities.
• Implementation of knowledge and best practice in the education of students with multiple disabilities.
• Flexibility and willingness to learn new skills.
• Ability to travel independently in rural/remote Alaska throughout the school year.
• Experience with distance education technologies, digital learning, and e-module creation.
• Requirements met for Alaska State Department of Education Special Education Type A Certificate. (Visit for information regarding certification.)

Additional Preferred Experience:
• Experience in developing positive behavior support plans, visual supports, and programs to enhance communication skills.
• Current knowledge of assistive technology.
• Training for professionals, paraprofessionals, and community members.
• Interagency networking and collaboration.



Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

For additional information please contact Patrick Pillai.

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