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Professional Learning Coach/Literacy 

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 specialists
  • And 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

NKCES is an equal opportunity employer

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

Posted: 7/1/2019

Continuous Improvement Specialist

Reports to: Regional Director of Special Education 

Qualifications/Certification(s): 
  • Master’s Degree in Education
  • Principal Certification, Special Education Certification preferred
  • Minimum of three years’ work experience as a successful school administrator
  • Strong knowledge of the individuals with Disabilities Education Act
  • Experience in conducting professional development activities
  • Strong leadership skills; demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Experience and actions reflect mission, vision and core values
  • Good interpersonal skills; strong ability to promote positive public relations
  • Passion and ability to promote a culture of achievement that meets the needs of students with disabilities to close the achievement gap
  • Reflective, self-aware and adaptable to communication and work styles of others
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • combines a collaborative spirit with the independent initiative required to accomplish great things

Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical assistance and professional development to district and school level administrators to promote continuous improvement for all students.
  • Provide professional learning on evidence-based practices to close the special education achievement gap.
  • Provides strategic instructional support to key leadership in districts to support the district/school continuous improvement work to meet the needs of students with disabilities.
  • Provide consultation and professional development on classroom management and classroom culture.
  • Participates in meetings, workshops and seminars for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to preform job functions.
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the IDEA proposal and goals to serve districts.
  • Develop and present professional development regarding special education to district directors of special education, district and regional program administrators, as well as teachers and service providers.
  • Provide technical support to instructional leaders to develop leadership skills to support decisions that best meet the needs of students with disabilities.
  • Facilitate positive public relations to communicate and promote NKCES within the districts, the region and the state.

Employment: 

Full time employment, 225 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 amy.razor@nkces.org.

Posted: 6.17.2019

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

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

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