This position supports the division and schools in the implementation of all tiered systems work by providing training, consultation, and support to administrators, teachers, and school-based leadership teams to facilitate implementation of Tiered Systems of Supports at the district and school levels with a focus on inclusion of Social Emotional Learning and skill development in students as an essential element in the culture of our schools and division.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Responsible for working collaboratively with behavior specialists, counselors and school staff to implement tiered systems of support specific to addressing the Mental Wellness of students.
- Works collaboratively with Director of School Counseling to design, train and implement Social Emotional Learning curriculum (PK-12).
- Serves as a member of the Equity Committee to align the MTSS framework with the division’s equity initiatives.
- Works collaboratively with Coordinator of Student Services to ensure equitable access to division resources and supports and to address disproportionality in student opportunity and achievement.
- Provides assistance to schools to include observation and feedback, modeling, interpreting data and other supportive assistance necessary to implement Tiered Systems of Supports.
- Works collaboratively with division Behavior Specialist(s) to identify appropriate systems to address identified student and school behavior needs.
- Provides direct support to school-based teams for the development and fidelity of tiered systems implementation at school and division levels including with a focus on social-emotional and attendance support systems.
- Collaborates with School Counselors and Student Advancement Coaches to develop tiered interventions related to attendance and student support
- Monitors processes to ensure equity, compliance and adherence to district procedures, state guidelines, and federal regulations.
- Ensures alignment of VTSS with the division strategic plan inclusive of but not limited to equitable practices.
- Plans/delivers tiered systems staff development activities for school-based and district personnel.
- Models use of data to inform decision making in all areas.
- Develops and implements restorative practices for division implementation. .
- Works with Student Services Department and School Leadership Department to integrate a tiered system of supports, inclusive of equitable practices, into school improvement plans.
- Works with Division Level Executive Team for MTSS to develop and monitor programs and/or strategies
- Support professional learning and provide resources for culturally relevant curriculum/instruction.
- Maintains cooperative working relationships with parents, staff, and other district personnel.
- Maintains effective and timely written and oral communication with parents, staff and other school personnel. Develops and maintains a positive rapport with families and staff.
- Serves as requested on district and school committees.
- Maintains professional competence through professional reading and attending workshops, courses, and conferences in keeping with the needs of students and in accordance with district guidelines.
- Models the WJCC Strategic Plan Values: Individualism, Integrity, Innovation, Accountability and Collaboration.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities Required)
- Current Postgraduate Teaching, Pupil Personnel or Professional License with endorsements in special education, educational leadership, school psychology, school counseling, or school social work.
- 5 years teaching experience or related experience in the field of education.
- Advanced training in tiered systems or equivalent experience.
- Experience in providing technical assistance and/or professional coaching for education professionals.
- Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment or commitment to do so.
- Knowledge of a tiered system of supports model and experience with implementation of a tiered system of supports model in school settings.
- Knowledge of academic, behavior, and social-emotional interventions to support high quality instruction for all students and to meet student’s individual needs.
- Proficiency using measurement tools for various levels of assessment; including adaptive and curriculum-based measurement.
- Knowledge and understanding of pertinent state and federal regulations and guidelines regarding student code of conduct and attendance
- Strong organizational skills
- Skilled in written/verbal communication as well as strong interpersonal skills.
Performs duties under the supervision of the Senior Director for Student Services.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
The work is performed while standing or walking. It requires the ability to communicate effectively using speech, vision, and hearing. The work requires the use of hands for simple grasping, pushing and pulling of arm controls, and fine manipulations.