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Job Opening Information SPECIALLY DESIGNED INSTRUCTION SPECIALIST

Job Number
ISC19-0020

Position Title
SPECIALLY DESIGNED INSTRUCTION SPECIALIST
Required Application Type
Teacher / Admin
Job Description

LOCATION:  GST BOCES Region

START DATE:   Expected July 1, 2019; exact date to be determined

Full-time position (1.0 FTE); hours per day are dependent upon work location; 10 months plus 20 days 

Job Duties: Develop, promote and conduct regional and targeted professional development and technical assistance to regional school administrators, teachers, support staff and parents and community members in providing specially designed instruction to support the learning of students with disabilities.  Specific training requirements would include:

  • Provision of explicit, direct instruction
  • Provision of classroom scaffolds and individualized instruction based on students’ needs as a result of their disability
  • Coaching teachers around planning for and implementing specially-designed instruction across the Special Education Continuum of Services.
  • Accommodating learning gaps within the NYS Learning Standards.
  • Developing quality IEPs
  • Progress monitoring & data collection around annual IEP goals
  • Co-teaching structures and practices.

Also:

  1. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated experience in training around supporting struggling learners, measuring IEP goals, planning and delivering individualized instruction for students with disabilities, as well as direct teaching experience of students with disabilities.  
  2. Skills in the areas of verbal communication, group facilitation, collaboration, organization, initiative, flexibility, and knowledge of NYS special education regulations and evidence-based instructional practices are critical.
  3. Position will require frequent/daily local travel within the GST BOCES & Broome-Tioga BOCES regions as required by the OSE Work Plan. 
  4. Individual will be required to attend NYSED PIT/TAP directed professional development monthly and/or weekly as well as Partnership Network Annual Meeting in Albany, NY area 1x/year .
  5. Individual will carry out all other duties as assigned.
Job Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  include a Master’s degree in Special Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, Psychology, School Psychology, Reading or Speech and Language or Bachelor’s degree in Special Education and experience in providing professional development and technical assistance.  Specially Designed Instruction Specialist will provide training and technical assistance on research-based instructional teaching and learning strategies.

  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in teaching or provision of services with, or providing training on, technical assistance relating to transition-age students with disabilities in schools and/or community service agencies.
  • Knowledge of special education law, regulations and policy, and experience providing professional development, planning and implementing school improvement initiatives.
  • Experience in the areas of agency collaboration, knowledge of NYS special education regulations, and work-based learning opportunities preferred

 

Salary:  Per Educational Association contract.  Plus comprehensive benefits package.

Application Procedure

Please complete your file by submitting the following information:

*  Employment application

*  Letter of interest

*  Detailed résumé

*  Evidence of NYS certification, license or Registration Certificate (if applicable)

*  College undergraduate and graduate transcripts conferring degree

*  If no college education, furnish a copy of high school diploma or GED

*  One to three current, dated and signed letters of professional reference (must be less than 1 yr. old)

Job Category
INSTRUCTIONAL
Job Location
GST BOCES REGION

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