As an instructional and support service specialist, the consultant shall provide ongoing counsel and evaluation in curriculum activities and methodological techniques at both the individual and system level. Collaborate with instructional staff, other school personnel, parents and a variety of community resources for the purpose of improving the overall quality of student outcomes, achieving established classroom objectives in support of the school improvement plan. Performs all job responsibilities in a manner that embodies the NSSA culture.
- Serve on the diagnostic educational evaluation team considering placement or program change for children requiring special education and insure parental involvement in such activities.
- Development of your assigned students’ educational curriculum in conjunction with classroom staff and clinical team.
- Participates in and/or coordinates a variety of meetings (IEP, Department, and School) for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions.
- Prepares a variety of written materials (e.g. IEP) for the purpose of documenting students’ progress and that goals and objectives are being met.
- Assesses student progress towards objectives, expectations, and/or goals (e.g. behavioral, motor development and communication skills, academic needs, vocational abilities, etc.) for the purpose of providing feedback to students, parents, administration and supervisor (s).
- Evaluate students’ progress and update programming in accordance with written IEP’s and selecting appropriate methods and materials for classroom instruction.
- Daily data collection and cumulative percentage recordings of each students’ progress.
- Maintains up to date knowledge of all service documents and plans as related to clients assigned to work with. Implements all services as outlines in these documents and plan.
- Teaches appropriate skills and involves individual(s) supported in meaningful and valued activities.
- Obtains knowledge of individual(s) supported desired outcomes and works to ensure they are integrated into daily activities.
- Exhibits professional behavior towards the student (s) supported, families, coworkers, school personnel and supervisors.
- Strictly adheres to confidentiality guidelines, as well as NSSA policies and procedures.
POSITION AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTEXT
A. The position requires the performance of tasks necessitating visual, manual, communicative, and analytic abilities within a team setting.
B. The position requires that work be performed in multiple settings. Therefore, the ability to travel independently extensively in the community may be required 25% of the time.
C. The position represents the organization in many different forums. Professionalism in dress and conduct as well as appropriate representation of the agency is expected.
D. Responsible for compliance with federal and state special education regulations.
E. Responsible for maintaining all certifications and licensing necessary for employment.
F. Physical demands; Ability to lift, push, pull and/or hold at least 50 pounds or more, bending, lifting and the ability to stand for at least eight hours at a time.
G. Required Certification in proper Strategies for Crisis Intervention and Prevention (SCIP) and ability to perform based on IEP/BIP.