• The Allegheny Intermdiate Unit is seeking to fill a Training and Consultation Coordinator-Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) position.

     

    Job Title: Training and Consultation Coordinator-Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)

    Position Summary:

    This position is accountable for providing leadership, professional development, technical assistance, and consultation with administrators, teachers and parents regarding the implementation of federal and state regulations including IDEA and ESSA. Focus is on effective educational practices, accommodations and strategies in academic, behavioral, and social and emotional skill areas for students with various disabilities, promoting access to the least restrictive environment and general education curriculum. This position requires demonstrated knowledge and an abiljavascript:;ity to work collaboratively with other TAC initiatives including Autism, Behavior, Post-Secondary Transition, Assistive Technology, Interagency, Mathematics and Literacy. The TAC Coordinator will also work with Curriculum and Instruction Coordinators on initiatives annually identified by the State System of Support (SSOS) including but not limited to: Equity, Targeted School Improvement, data analysis and STEM. The position also requires a close working relationship with PDE Bureau of Special Education and PaTTAN staff in support of high priority initiatives. This position does not provide direct services to students, but works to build knowledge and capacity of educational systems and educators to improve outcomes for students with disabilities.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    1. Researches, designs, and conducts professional development and provides technical assistance to school district administrators, teachers, paraprofessionals and school-based teams to increase knowledge of, and successful implementation of federal and state regulations related to the education of students with disabilities, with a specific focus on social and emotional wellness and positive behavior supports.
    2. Facilitates activities related to PDE school improvement and equity initiatives by addressing the components necessary to improve educational outcomes for students with disabilities.
    3. Provides leadership in the dissemination of resources, facilitation via guided practice, and follow-up technical assistance to school-based teams to build capacity within the district/school surrounding Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), including academic, behavioral and social-emotional supports and in analyzing school-wide and individual student data in order to maximize student learning.
    4. Facilitates and assists in the analysis of both school-wide and individual student data in order to maximize student learning.
    5. Provides leadership, planning, facilitation, technical assistance and problem solving expertise to districts and building level staff in the development of district and school-wide initiatives to support increased student achievement and successful post-secondary outcomes.
    6. Demonstrates professional knowledge in relevant areas of special education laws, regulations and best practices to assist education entities in implementing compliant and quality programs for students with disabilities.
    7. Coordinates and directs activities related to IDEA, Pennsylvania Department of Education/Bureau of Special Education and the State System of Support (SSOS) initiatives in collaboration with TAC and curriculum colleagues; including but not limited to Autism, Behavior, Inclusive Practices, Post-Secondary Transition, Behavior, Equity, and STEM surrounding targeted school improvement.      
    8. Participates in designated trainings related to Pennsylvania Department of Education/Bureau of Special Education and the State System of Support (SSOS) initiatives in order to provide turnaround training and support to local school districts.
    9. Collaborates with AIU colleagues and other programs in order to expand the AIU’s internal and external capacity in meeting the need for increased educational achievement of all students.
    10. Promotes the services of the Training and Consultation (TAC) team and other AIU programs and services by developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with PA Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education/PaTTAN, other intermediate units, school district staff, parents and community groups, and agencies.
    11. Participates on Allegheny Intermediate Unit committees and work groups to facilitate the attainment of organizational goals.

    Qualifications:

      1. Advanced degree in education or related field required; Administrative certification required.
      2. Minimum of eight (8) years related experience required.
      3. Expert level knowledge with use of Microsoft Office Suite.
      4. Secondary level experience preferred.
      5. Understanding of contextual factors present in secondary level programs that impact implementation of tiered supports preferred.
      6. Ability to incorporate research-based instructional, social—emotional, and behavioral practices through the use of data, systems and practices to promote access to learning in the Least Restrictive Environment.
      7. Experience in design and delivery of professional development for a variety of audiences and knowledge of adult learning required.
      8. Demonstrated expertise in School Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (SWPBIS) content and process required.
      9. Knowledge and experience in facilitating systems planning, integration of practices, and monitoring and evaluation of behavior support data.
      10. Experience in social and emotional learning and special education required.
      11. Expert level knowledge in managing complex change that supports students with disabilities.
      12. Familiar with the disaggregation of data and analysis of data for instructional and programmatic decision making.
      13. Self-motivator, independent, cooperative, flexible, creative, and responsible.
      14. Possess excellent collaboration and leadership skills.
      15. Knowledge of state and federal laws, regulations and policies affecting educational practices for special education.
      16. Sound organizational skills with ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and work under pressure.
      17. Ability to analyze and resolve complex issues, while remaining logical and interpersonal.
      18. Strong, professional verbal and written communication skills, including effective presentation skills.
      19. Capacity to build trust and positive working relationships while promoting high expectations with multiple internal and external stakeholders.
      20. Experience and capability to function as a member of a team and to facilitate school-based teams, focused on individual students or school improvement initiatives.
      21. Excellent facilitation skills to engage school teams in problem solving.
      22. Ability to travel to regional school districts and frequent overnight travel to Harrisburg required.
      23. Ability to comply with the AIU Conduct policy.

     

     

    Additional Requirements:

    1. Current Act 114, Act 34 and Act 151 required prior to an offer (Must be dated within 1 year of hire date).
    2. School Personnel Health Record (Form H511.340 (8/2011)) must be completed and received by Human Resources prior to hire date.

    Working Conditions:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    1. Sitting for extended period of time
    2. Lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling up to 35 pounds
    3. Ability to kneel, crouch, bend and reach to retrieve and handle materials and supplies
    4. Moving fingers and hands in a repetitive manner
    5. Ability to speak clearly and distinctly when communicating
    6. Hearing clearly
    7. Adequate vision to perform duties.

    Disclaimer: The preceding description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of the Training and Consultation Coordinator.

    Reports To:    Program Director, Training and Consultation

    Position Schedule: 260 days

    Department:    Training and Consultation

    Salary and Benefits: The AIU offers a competitive salary and benefits package

    To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to HRWEB@aiu3.net