IDEA Behavior Learning Coach

Reports to: Regional Director of Special Education 

Qualifications/Certification(s): 
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university (Master’s Degree Preferred)
  • Minimum of five years of successful teaching experience with students with disabilities
  • Current KY Teaching License
  • Deep knowledge of special education compliance, IEP development, and specially designed instruction
  • Knowledge of content standards, particular literacy and math
  • Experience in researched-based instructional practices for students with and without disabilities
  • Desire to continue career improvement
  • Previous coaching or teacher leadership experience
  • Deep knowledge of and experience with:
    • Accommodations and modifications for individual learners
    • Progress Monitoring
    • Assessment driven instruction (teaching/learning process)
    • Evidence Based Practices for students with disabilities
  • Effective communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills for promoting initiatives, and conveying expectations
  • Ability to design and deliver quality professional learning for administrators, coaches, and teachers
  • Outstanding presentation and facilitation skills
  • Embraces the use of technology
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate in a professional manner both orally and in writing
  • Demonstrated strength in organization, communication skills and efficiency in meeting deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to function as a positive collaborative member of a team
  • Demonstrated interest and engagement in professional learning and reflection
  • Successful teaching experience particularly with struggling learners and students with IEPs

General Responsibilities:

The Professional Learning Coach, having instructional expertise, will work as a colleague with classroom teachers to support student learning and teacher implementation.  The Professional Learning Coach will focus on individual and group professional learning that will expand and refine researched-based, effective instruction for teacher/students.  In order to meet this purpose, the Professional Learning Coach will provide support to school/district coaches and teachers based on their goals and identified needs related to students with disabilities.

The ideal candidate will have expertise in EBPs for students who struggle to meet benchmarks in content areas and instructional practices for students with disabilities

Essential Functions:

  • Support the philosophy and vision of NKCES
  • Facilitate the intellectual and professional development of teachers with a focus on improving student achievement
  • Create positive relationships with teachers and administrators
  • Communicate and demonstrate researched-based instructional practices that result in increased student performance
  • React to change productively and handle multiple projects as assigned

Specific Duties:

  • Demonstrate willingness to assume leadership positions
  • Provide organized, individual and/or group learning opportunities for teachers on a regular basis
  • Provide support in analyzing student assessment data
  • Assist teachers with instructional decisions based on assessment data when requested
  • Assist teachers with specific classroom activities when requested
  • Provide support for classroom motivation and management strategies
  • Assist teachers in creating materials that are in alignment with curriculum
  • Provide teachers resources related to instruction and curriculum
  • Provide assistance in researching instructional and/or curriculum issues
  • Model effective, differentiated instruction
  • Provide encouragement and emotional support to teachers
  • Encourage ongoing professional growth for all teachers
  • Manage time and schedule to maximize time w/teachers
  • Work positively toward meeting identified district and building improvement goals
  • Assist with development of district curriculum, instruction and assessments
  • Develop and maintain a confidential, collegial relationship with teachers
  • Possess an understanding of when to contact administrators regarding issues of safety/ethics
  • Perform duties as assigned by Regional Director of Special Ed
  • Participate fully in professional learning as it relates to your role
  • Assist teachers in aligning their teaching with appropriate standards, curriculum and assessments
  • Work collaboratively and collegially with other Professional Learning Coaches, curriculum specialists and district specialist
  • Additional duties as assigned by the Regional Director of Special Education

Employment: 

Full time employment, 215 days

Salary:

Salary based on rank and experience on NKCES Salary Schedule. Fringe benefits comparable to a district level position

Evaluation:

Annual evaluation in accordance with performance of job description and NKCES policies and procedures as well as:

  • Rationale for the training, based on specific student data
  • Specific and on-going coaching follow-up
  • Number of training and consultation sessions and number of participants
  • Post-training student data collected to determine the effectiveness of the training and coaching follow-up

To apply, please submit a NKCES Application, resume’, certification(s) and letter(s) of recommendation to christina.sizemore@nkces.org.

Posted: 5.21.2019

Regional Director of Special Education

Reports to: NKCES Executive Director

Qualifications/Certification(s): 
  • Master’s Degree in Education.
  • Director of Special Education Certification; Minimum of 5 years of experience in public education in an LEA setting.
  • Preferred experience as (1) a special education director, (2) special education consultant or (3) other administrative/supervisory position related to special education.
  • Strong knowledge of the individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
  • Experience at the regional level with cooperatives, KDE or other regional experience preferred.
  • Experience in conducting professional development activities.
  • Strong leadership skills; demonstrated ability to work independently and to supervise others.
  • Good interpersonal skills; strong ability to promote positive public relations.

General Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate services for students with disabilities to ensure that the Northern Kentucky Cooperative for Educational Services develops and provides services according to the specifications of the Special Education Cooperative Proposal from the NKCES to Implement Special Education Initiatives Identified by the Kentucky Department of Education and to Provide Special Education Services to Local School Districts on a Regional Basis (hereafter referred to as Proposal).
  • Provide technical assistance and professional development to local district directors of special education and district and regional programs regarding the IDEA and its implementing regulations and local district.
  • Provide training support for districts when alleged violations of state and federal law occur.
  • Provide and oversee coaching and training for special educators on evidence-based practices to close achievement gaps.
  • Oversee IDEA budget according to the agreed-upon Proposal.
  • Actively seek, write and apply for grant opportunities to support identified work for IDEA-aligned goals.
  • Supervise all Special Education Cooperative staff as assigned by the Executive Director and all NKCES special education services including, but not limited to the special education Proposal.

Specific Duties:

  • Review, research, compile and present information about special education issues, laws (including IEP components), concerns and questions raised by district directors of special education.
  • Research, review, and analyze relevant materials such as legislation, national reports, materials from other states, current research in special education; e.g., assessment, least restrictive environment, and program effectiveness; stay current on educational trends.
  • Represent Northern Kentucky and NKCES at key state-wide meetings, committees, and conferences.
  • Oversee professional learning opportunities and services to region to include all districts and Regional School Programs.
  • Lead and develop assigned staff in daily work to serve districts, region and state.
  • Facilitate positive PR to communicate and promote NKCES within the districts, the region and the state

Grant Activities:

  • Carry out the duties and expectations of the Regional Special Education Cooperative as agreed upon in the Proposal.
  • Make available to all interested persons and/or organizations, state regulations and Proposal information related to the Northern Kentucky Cooperative for Educational Services, the Special Education Cooperative, its grant and its functions.
  • Act as liaison between KDE, agencies, organizations, practitioners, local Directors of Special Education (DoSEs), and the Cooperative.
  • Responsible for the provision of services to local districts, staff, students, and families as identified in the Proposal.  Complete and annual written report to the local district DoSEs and Board of Directors as delineated in the current Proposal.  Coordinate and provide local and regional professional development events incorporating recommendations of the Executive Director, DoSEs, Consortium of Professional Development Coordinators.
  • Develop and present professional development regarding special education regulations, IEPs, due process policies and procedures to district directors of special education, district and regional program administrators, as well as teachers and service providers.

Regional/District Programs and Support:

  • Facilitate meetings of the Special Education Cooperative Advisory Board. Oversee coordination of professional learning to build educator capacity within the region.
  • Coordinate and document regional IDEA training.
  • Assist local district directors of special education to review, analyze and respond to requests for information regarding compliance to state and federal law in the provision of special education and related services.

Employment: 

Full time employment, 235 days

Salary:

Commensurate (using rank and experience) with NKCES and NKY District salary schedules

Evaluation:

Annual evaluation in accordance with performance of job description and NKCES policies and procedures NKCES is an equal opportunity employer

To apply, please submit a NKCES Application, resume’, certification(s) and letter(s) of recommendation to christina.sizemore@nkces.org.

Custodian/Maintenance Worker

Qualifications/Certification(s): 
  • Any combination equivalent to: high school diploma or GED Certificate
  • Required skills and knowledge obtained through previous work experience in building cleaning and maintenance repair field
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience required

General Responsibilities:

Perform routine custodial and maintenance activities at NKCES site to maintain all building and adjacent ground areas in a clean, orderly and secure condition.

Specific Duties:

  • Perform routine custodial activities at NKCES site; sweep, scrub, mop, wax and polish floors and vacuum rugs and carpets, spot clean and shampoo carpets.
  • Clean classrooms, restrooms, offices, meeting rooms and related facilities, monitor activities and events to assure orderly behavior and to protect building form damage.
  • Lock and unlock doors as directed, maintain security of assigned areas according to established guidelines.
  • Operate cleaning equipment such as vacuums, floor stripper, buffer and polisher, carpet shampooer, scrubber, high-pressure sprayer, manual and power sweeper and power blower as assigned.
  • Respond to emergency cleanups and repairs as needed.
  • Maintain records of observed maintenance, repair needs and safety issues.
  • Empty trash cans, wash out trash cans when necessary and follow established sanitation procedures.
  • Clean and disinfect drinking fountains, sinks, toilets and urinals, clean mirrors, tiles, glass in restrooms, and all windows and surfaces throughout facilities.
  • Shovel, plow and sand walkways and doorways as directed.
  • Clean, set up tables and chairs, and rearrange furniture as needed for scheduled meetings and programs throughout the building.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Knowledge Of:

  • Basic methods, materials, tools and equipment used in custodial work and routine maintenance.
  • Proper methods or storing equipment, materials and supplies.
  • Proper lifting techniques.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.

Ability To:

  • Perform routine custodial activities at NKCES site and maintain buildings and adjacent ground areas in a clean, orderly and secure condition.
  • Use cleaning materials, equipment and methods according to pre-determined standards and/or procedures.
  • Learn and apply knowledge of the schedules, procedures and use of equipment and supplies used in custodial work.
  • Learn and apply appropriate safety precautions and procedures necessary to facilitate custodial/maintenance work.
  • Maintain tools and equipment assigned in clean working order and provide proper security.
  • Perform minor repairs and assist with decision if vendor related services are needed.
  • Understand and follow oral and written directions.
  • Communicate effectively with others both orally and in writing.
  • Walk, bend, lift push and stand for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to bend, lift, and move objects in excess of 60 lbs.

Employment: 

Full time

Salary:

Commensurate (using rank and experience) with NKCES and NKY District salary schedules

Evaluation:

Annual evaluation in accordance with performance of job description and NKCES policies and procedures NKCES is an equal opportunity employer

To apply, please submit a NKCES Application, resume’, certification(s) and letter(s) of recommendation to Jon.stratton@nkces.org

Teacher of the Blind and Visually Impaired

  • An itinerant teacher for students with visual impairments to travel to students’ assigned schools to provide direct and/or consultative special education services relating to vision loss.
  • Work with classroom teachers, counselors, parents and diagnosticians concerning appropriate assessments, modifications, and/or test administration
  • Supervise modified materials preparation, acquisition and insuring necessary classroom modifications are made for students
  • Provide instructions to students ranging from age 3 to 21 for skills needed by blind and visually impaired students in order to access all areas of core curriculum
  • Maintain current professional libraries, assessment materials and registrations to appropriate agencies for students
  • Participate in transition for successful integration into community by helping students set realistic personal and vocational goals

Qualifications: 

  • A bachelor’s degree from a college or university
  • Kentucky certification for teachers of students with visual impairments
  • Ability to travel between sites
  • 3-5 years of experience  teaching the visually impaired.

To apply please submit a NKCES Application, resume’, certification(s) and letter(s) of recommendation to jon.stratton@nkces.org

Professional Learning Coach – ASD and Low Incidence

Responsible to: Regional Director of Special Education

Qualifications/Certification (s): 

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university (Master’s Degree Preferred)
  • Minimum of five years of successful teaching experience with students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities and ASD
  • Current KY Teaching License
  • Demonstrates knowledge of Alternate Standards
  • Experience in researched-based instructional practices
  • Desire to continue career improvement
  • Previous coaching or teacher leadership experience
  • Deep knowledge of and experience with:
    • Instructional strategies across for students with MSD and ASD
    • Conditions of Learning
    • Assessment driven instruction (teaching/learning process)
    • Evidence Based Practices
  • Effective communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills for promoting initiatives, and conveying expectations
  • Ability to design and deliver quality professional learning for administrators, coaches, and teachers
  • Outstanding presentation and facilitation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate in a professional manner both orally and in writing
  • Demonstrated strength in organization, communication skills and efficiency in meeting deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to function as a positive collaborative member of a team
  • Demonstrated interest and engagement in professional learning and reflection
  • Successful teaching experience particularly with struggling learners

General Responsibilities: 

The Professional Learning Coach, having instructional expertise, will work as a colleague with classroom teachers to support student learning and teacher implementation of practices. The Professional Learning Coach will focus on individual and group professional learning that will expand and refine researched-base d, effective instruction for teacher/students .  In order to meet this purpose, the Professional Learning Coach will provide support to school/district coaches and teachers based on their goals and identified needs. The ideal candidate will have expertise in EBPs for students who have moderate to severe disabilities and ASD.

Essential Functions: 

Support the philosophy and vision of NKCES

Facilitate the intellectual and professional development of teachers with a focus on improving student achievement Create positive relationships with teachers and administrators

Communicate and demonstrate researched -based instructional practices that result in increased student performance React to change productively and handle multiple projects as assigned

Specific Duties: 

  • Demonstrate willingness to assume leader ship positions
  • Provide organized, individual and/or group learning opportunities for teachers on a regular basis
  • Provide support in analyzing student assessment data
  • Assist teachers with instructional decisions based on assessment data
  • Lead Regional work and support districts in the implementation of CCR for the 1%
  • Provide support for classroom motivation and management strategies
  • Assist teachers with Alternate Assessment and instructional practices
  • Provide teachers resources related to instruction and curriculum
  • Provide assistance in researching instructional and/or curriculum issues
  • Model effective, differentiated instruction
  • Provide encouragement and emotional support to teachers
  • Encourage ongoing professional growth for all teachers
  • Manage time and schedule to maximize time w/teachers
  • Work positively toward meeting identified district and building improvement goals
  • Assist with development of district curriculum, instruction and assessments
  • Develop and maintain a confidential, collegiality relationship with teachers
  • Possess an understanding of when to contact administrators regarding issues of safety/ethic s
  • Perform duties as assigned by Regional Director of Special Ed
  • Participate fully in professional learn in g as it relates to your role
  • Assist teachers in aligning their teaching with appropriate standards, curriculum and assessments
  • Work collaboratively and collegiality with other Professional Learning Coaches, curriculum specialists and district specialists
  • Other duties as assigned by the Regional Director of Special Education

Term of Employment: Full time employment, 215 days

Salary: Salary based on rank and experience on NKCES Salary Schedule.  Fringe benefits comparable to a district level position.

Evaluation: Annual evaluation in accordance with performance of job description and NKCES policies and procedures as well as:

  • Rationale for the training, based on specific student data
  • Specific and on-going coaching follow-up
  • Number of training and consultation sessions and number of participants
  • Post-training student data collected to determine the effectiveness of the training and coaching follow-up

To apply please submit a NKCES Application, resume’, certification(s) and letter(s) of recommendation to christina.sizemore@nkces.org

Regional Program Manager 

Program: FRYSC

Specific Duties:

  • Provide technical assistance to Centers which shall, at a minimum, consist of the following:
      • Visit one third (1/3) of the centers in an assigned region in a one-year period
      • Visit new centers or centers with new coordinators within three (3) months of the establishment of the center or the hiring of a new coordinator
      • Conduct a minimum of seven (7) Center Assessment for Growth and Evaluation (C.A.G.E.) visits annually
  • Conduct at least three (3) regional meetings annually for center staff within assigned region
  • Provide or collaborate in the provision of at least one (1) regional training event annually
  • Conduct at least one (1) informational meeting with District FRYSC contacts annually
  • Respond to all requests for budget/action component revisions and information requests within assigned area
  • Provide accurate and timely information to stakeholders within the region
  • Other Duties as assigned by Director and Assistant Director

Term of Employment: Full time employment, 240 days

Contact information for applications/resumes: melissa.goins@ky.gov

Job posted date: 5.9.2019

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