To oversee the K-12 Student Support Program and to provide support services for those students who have been identified as needing academic and English language acquisition support, and, as needed, behavior support.
Daily Job Description
· Oversee and manage a caseload of students receiving support services;
· Oversee and/or provide for the delivery of appropriate services and interventions to students in both inclusive and pull-out settings; and,
· Coordinate and ensure timely communication between teachers, support staff, parents and administration to support the needs of students.
· Oversee and/or provide direct instruction to students on a one-to-one or small group basis, either in the resource room or in the regular classroom;
· Monitor the progress of students receiving services on a regular basis and participating in the review and revision of the intervention and support plan;
· Receive and process referrals for students who do not demonstrate appropriate progress, as well as scheduling and facilitating Child Support Team meetings;
· Analyze student achievement data and helping classroom teachers to understand and utilize data to inform instruction and grouping; and,
· Support identified students in developing the organizational, planning, and self-advocacy skills needed for success.
· In conjunction with the classroom teachers, provide parents with an understanding of remedial methods and techniques as they relate to their child’s program;
· Help parents identify community-based services and supports, as appropriate;
· Facilitate Child Support Team meetings using a strengths-based and family-centered approach;
· Assist in planning parent education workshops;
· Ensure the establishment and maintenance of communication with parents of identified students;
· Engage parents and families in their child’s learning and act as an ambassador for the school in the community; and,
· As appropriate, connect with students’ outside providers, including tutors, pediatricians, and/or therapists, to support students’ needs in classroom.
Staff Development & Support
· Provide training and technical assistance to teachers in the areas of disabilities, positive behavior support, instructional modifications and accommodations, and instructional approaches;
· Support the integration of new developments, research findings and best practices into existing programs and service models;
· Identification and assessment of behavior patterns in students; and,
· Utilize evaluation data for the modification of instruction and curriculum for identified students.
Meetings, Compliance, Organization
· Coordinate the collection of relevant information for students referred to the Child Support Team;
· Coordinate with public school districts related to referrals for testing and annual IEP reviews;
· Maintain confidential student files;
· Knowledge of pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and safety regulations; and,
· Knowledge of recent developments, current literature, and sources of information related to disabilities and second language acquisition.
Professional Development & Campus-Wide Responsibilities
· Plans and pursues a program of personal professional growth; participates in appropriate in-service education activities;
· Actively participates in the evaluation process;
· Participates in required committee work;
· Participates in student supervisory duties;
· Is punctual to all meetings and to work;
· Works collaboratively with fellow teachers, staff members and administrators;
· Operates according to the professional standards of the school;
· Plans and coordinates the work of Student Support Services staff; and,
· Actively contributes as a member of the team and is supportive of other staff members and their efforts.
Performs other related duties as assigned.