NCECBVI - Residential Coordinator

ESU 4, representing school districts in Johnson, Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee, and Richardson Counties, is accepting applications for a Residential Coordinator at NCECBVI in Nebraska City. ESU 4 offers an outstanding salary and benefit package. For more information regarding this position, please contact Dr. Tanya Armstrong. View the complete job description.

Job Title:Residential Coordinator
Department:Residential Services
Reports to:Instructional Coordinator
Location:Nebraska City, NE
Minimum Requirements:Nebraska Teaching Certificate
Preferred Requirements:Special Education Degree/Endorsement
 Visual Impairment Degree/Endorsement
 Experience in the area of Life Skills and/or Multiple Disabilities
 Supervisory Experience


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of consultation protocol and process of calling on LEAs, ESUs, and parents; basic technology for documentation and communication; various disabilities; teaching and regulations of special education; methods and techniques for assessing children with disabilities; and facility operations.
  • Basic skills related to leadership; problem-solving, time management, organization, and communication; public/community relations; self-motivated and self-starter; flexible; and work cooperatively with others as a team player.
  • Ability to effectively supervise others; operate a personal computer in order to complete all functions of daily operations and communication related to the job position; learn current technology devices and applications specific for those with disabilities; effectively teach students of a variety of ages and ability levels to include academics, functional life skills, and severe/profound disabilities; physical ability to lift, team lift and/or transfer students; and be flexible in work hours as required to fulfill duties.
  • Coordinate with other professional and support staff in providing best practices for students; involvement in professional development activities and network with others; and maintain confidentiality of student records.
  • Completion of required training including: State of Nebraska Defensive Driving Course; Pupil Transportation Courses and Permits (small vehicle and mini school bus); CPR Certification and Medication Administration; Suicide Prevention; and other required trainings as required/assigned.
  • Represent the Nebraska Center for the Education of Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired in a professional manner in dress, attitude, and actions.

Primary Function: Provide classroom instruction related to transition and independent living for students who are blind or visually impaired, supervision of residential staff and students, implementation of individual educational programs, and execution of residential services in the dormitories.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Provide daily instruction for the students based on their needs as identified by assessment and evaluation and stated in the IEP. Students may vary in age from 5 to 21. Students may vary in ability level to include students with multiple disabilities or severe/profound disabilities. Instruction will include the core curriculum and the expanded core curriculum.
  2. Perform requested assessments such as independent living and other areas of the expanded core curriculum in order to gather data and develop programming and instruction according to the results.
  3. Based on assessment data, develop and implement goals and objectives for the student IEP. Monitor student IEPs and collect data to determine progress and attainment of goals and objectives.
  4. Document student progress and provide progress reports as required by NCECBVI and the school district of each student’s residence.
  5. Participate in student IEP and MDT team meetings as requested. May serve as IEP case manager.
  6. Coordinate with parents, other teachers and related service providers regarding the needs of the students.
  7. Communicate on a regular basis with center-based and residential staff members regarding student progress and needs to ensure comprehensive and consistent instructional procedures and programming.
  8. Assist with the scheduling, supervision, and evaluation of residential staff.
  9. Conduct regular meetings with residential staff to maintain communication.
  10. Communicate staff/student concerns with Instructional Coordinator, teaching staff, support staff, and/or parents when appropriate.
  11. Participate in professional development/in-service training when appropriate and/or as requested.
  12. Learn, lead, and facilitate staff and students through emergency/safety procedures. Serve on the NCECBVI safety committee.
  13. Monitor the maintenance and sanitation of dormitory units.
  14. Plan and implement recreation, community outings, and other extracurricular activities.
  15. Communicate with parents on a regular basis through personal contacts, written and/or email correspondence.
  16. Coordinate housing for guests. During times when numerous guests are on campus (i.e. Prom), stay overnight in the dorm to assist with supervision.
  17. Coordinate the planning, preparation, work schedules, housing assignments, and supervision of summer camp and/or other summer programs.
  18. Coordinate the planning, preparation, work schedules, housing assignments, and supervision of the annual summer alumni event.
  19. Assist with the planning, preparation, and supervision of the annual NCECBVI Prom.
  20. Perform residential assistant duties as needed, to include substituting for residential assistants due to staff absence(s).
  21. Other assignments as assigned by the NCECBVI leadership team.
Salary:Per ESU 4 Certified Salary Schedule
Work hours:12:00 - 8:30 PM (Mon - Thur)
 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM (Fri)
 Some duties may require various hours as requested
Work days:195 work days, to include summer camp and Alumni weekend

Educational Service Unit 4 is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability. This job description summary does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed. This job description is subject to change in response to funding variables, emerging technologies, improved operating procedures, productivity factors, and unforeseen circumstances.

Applications will be open until the position is filled. Start day will align with the beginning of the 2024-2025 school year. Please send a request for the application form. Any questions regarding the application process can be directed to:

824 10th Ave.; PO Box 129
Nebraska City, NE 68410