ESS Instructional Support Specialist
Process for Applying:
2 Letters of Professional Reference (within the last year)
Copy of Certification or Proof of Credentials
Provides assistance to teachers, principals, students, parents, ESS/special education staff, other district personnel, and the community of all aspects of ESS/special education services to children. Confer directly with designated principals and ESS/special education liaison(s) at assigned school sites or home settings to promote student achievement.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Provides consultation and direct service to teachers, principals, other school personnel, and families on effective specially designed instruction and assessment of student progress.
- Provides and/or assist in staff development for school personnel on topics relevant to ESS/special education including effective instruction, performance monitoring, assessment of student progress, development and monitoring of IEPs.
- Researches, share, and model effective teaching strategies to general education and ESS/special education teachers for students with disabilities, including problem-solving and higher-order thinking skills and student engagement to align with instructional outcomes.
- Observes and critique teaching methods, assist teachers in implementing research-based teaching strategies and retrain when necessary.
- Analyzes and use test data to recommend research-based instructional strategies.
- Exhibits professional ethics and to consistently demonstrate self-direction.
- Assists with developing case-load assignments, course schedules and site-based placements.
- Coordinates, plan, implement and provide in-service training for administrators, teachers, staff, parents and others regarding Least Restrictive Environment (LRE), Common Core, and Response to Intervention.
- Provides technical assistance to principals and school personnel to assist in the appropriate integration of students with disabilities with non-disabled students in the general curriculum.
- Monitors the status of students being integrated on regular school sites for compliance.
- Assist s school personnel in reviewing the data along with selecting and validating the need for Keeps abreast of current policies and procedures for integrating students with disabilities.
- Consults with IEP team members, develop IEPs, and attend IEP meetings to facilitate LRE placements.
- Monitors the completion, implementation and compliance of IEPs by ESS/special education and general education teachers.
- Monitors, evaluate, and assist classroom teachers with effective practices to ensure well-managed classrooms to reinforce and maintain maximization of instructional time and efficient routines.
- Collaborates with principals, teachers, parents, ESS/special education staff, and students in evaluating, assessing needs, planning, developing, and reviewing programs for students with disabilities.
- Participates with the Director in planning and projecting class locations, specialized equipment needs, and student assignments for students with disabilities.
- Collaborates with other agencies to provide a seamless transition from Part C to Part B services through-out the year.
Qualifications: A Master’s Degree from an accredited university or college with Louisiana certification (according to Bulletin 746) preferred and at least one area of special education. Minimum of five (5) years experience in teaching in special education. Documented experience in working outside a classroom setting for a minimum of two years. Working knowledge of preferred practices in specially designed instruction, relevant federal and state law regulations and system policies and procedures for special education. Experience in determining the appropriateness of specific interventions and their measurement, informal assessment strategies, evidenced based instructional techniques, and assessment technology.
The East Baton Rouge Parish School System and all of its entities (including Career and Technical Education Programs) does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, national origin, disability or gender in its educational programs and activities (including employment and application for employment), and it is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of gender by Title IX (20 USC 168) and on the basis of disability by Section 504 (42 USC 794). The Title IX Coordinator is Andrew Davis, Director of Risk Management (ADavis6@ebrschools.org), - phone (225)929-8705. The Section 504 Coordinator is Elizabeth Taylor Chapman, Director of Exceptional Student Services (ETaylor@ebrschools.org) – phone (225)929-8600.