VTSS Program Specialist
Under the direction of the Director, the Virginia Tiered Systems of Supports (VTSS) Program Specialist’s responsibility is to guide students toward the fulfillment of their intellectual, physical, and psychological potential by guiding school and district teams through the VTSS process.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Responsibilities: Provides training, consultation, and support to administrators, teachers, and school-based leadership teams to facilitate implementation of the Virginia Tiered Systems of Supports (VTSS) and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) at the district and school levels;
Provides assistance activities, to include observation and feedback, modeling, interpreting data and other supportive assistance necessary to implement VTSS and PBIS;
Works collaboratively with division Directors;
Works with schools on the collection of information, analysis, and improvement of the Culture and Climate Survey and subsequent data;
Monitors the fidelity of implementation of VTSS and PBIS at the school and district level, including both academic and behavior support systems;
Monitors process to ensure compliance and adherence to district procedures, state guidelines, and federal regulations;
Coordinates VTSS and PBIS staff development activities for school-based and district personnel;
Attends all professional development, school and district level VTSS and PBIS meetings;
Encourages and models skillful use of data to inform decision making;
Maintains effective and timely written and oral communication with parents, staff and other school personnel; and
Other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Professional Knowledge and Skills Knowledge of the VTSS processes;
Knowledge of academic and behavior interventions to support high quality instruction for all students and to meet student’s individual needs;
Knowledge of measurement tools for various levels of assessment, including adaptive and curriculum-based measurement;
Considerable skill in the use of computer technology, data analysis, and data driven decision making;
Ability to prepare written reports using clear and concise language;
Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and meet multiple deadlines; and
Ability to observe, interpret, and document observations related to VTSS.
Professionalism Maintains high degree of professional ethics in activities in school and community.
Maintains respect for the worth and dignity of each student.
Participates in professional meetings and serves on and contributes to special committees
Provides for professional growth through an ongoing program of reading, workshops, seminars, conferences, and/or advanced course work.
Abides by adopted board of education policies and procedures.
Maintains a satisfactory record of punctuality and attendance.
Conducts all school related activities in a manner that serves as a positive influence on youth.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS: Advanced degree in Education, School Psychology, or related field preferred;
Must have or be eligible for Virginia licensure;
A minimum of three years of satisfactory teaching experience in special or vocational education at the secondary level; and
Experience implementing VTSS and PBIS.