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Training Specialist (Special Education School Improvement)

Albany, NY - Posted on: Monday 05/02/16


Vacancy Number: 2016-33A

Basic Function: To work directly with schools to provide training, coaching, technical assistance and resources in order to establish high quality, research-based practices in the areas of literacy, behavioral supports and specially designed instruction for students with disabilities.

Responsibilities: Engages with schools identified in the regional work plan to analyze outcomes of students with disabilities and identify aligned instructional and systems change need areas. Provide professional development, coaching, technical assistance and resources to collaboratively implement an improvement plan to address the identified needs. Collects data to demonstrate the implementation and outcomes of the work. Participates in workgroups to develop and revise training modules and resources and works collaboratively with other RSE-TASC training specialists on professional development projects as assigned. Travel within the Capital Region, and potential beyond, and flexibility with regard to daily schedule are expected.

Starting Salary: $43,683 – $58,677 prorated to the amount of service rendered. The selected applicant will be subject to a fingerprint supported criminal history background check in accordance with SAVE Legislation effective July 1, 2001.

Starting Date: July 1, 2016


Minimum qualifications:

 Master’s degree in special education, psychology, school psychology, reading or speech and language, or Bachelor’s degree in special education, psychology, school psychology, reading or speech and language and a Master’s degree in education and/or educational administration;

 Five years direct teaching or related service experience with students with disabilities at the elementary or secondary level in a classroom setting.

Preferred Qualifications:

 Experience in data-driven school improvement and the provision of professional development, coaching and technical assistance, particularly in the areas of literacy and behavioral supports.

 Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to collaborate.

To Apply:

Please visit www.olasjobs.org

Application Deadline: May 13, 2016

Further Information Capital Region BOCES 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road Albany, NY 12205