The role of the Multi-tiered System of Support (MTSS) Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) is to support the District and the K-8 school sites in the implementation of the District’s multi-tiered system of supports. Under the direction of a district office administrator, the MTSS TOSA will collaborate with members of the Student and Family Services Department to support the district’s development, implementation, progress monitoring, and evaluation of interventions and programs in the areas of academic, behavioral, and social-emotional supports for all students.
A minimum of five years of successful teaching as a classroom teacher and relevant education related work experience that has provided the applicant with the knowledge and abilities listed below.
Skills, Knowledge and/or Abilities Required:
Skills to: work in a fast-paced, flexible environment; maintain flexibility with changing priorities and staff and student needs; communicate effectively in both oral and written form using strong analytical writing when applicable; compile and analyze data, make recommendations, and design/develop/implement appropriate professional development based on findings. Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to work effectively with students and staff from a variety of backgrounds.
Knowledge of: MTSS, Positive Behavioral Intervention & Supports (PBIS), Response to Intervention (RTI), Restorative Practices, as well as academic, behavioral, and social-emotional components within the MTSS framework; understanding of inclusive, culturally responsive practices and educational equity; specialized training in inclusion and/or Universal Design for Learning; knowledge of the needs of English Language Learners, students receiving Special Education services, and TAG students; knowledge of Trauma Informed Practices; knowledge of Fidelity Integrity Assessment (FIA), Fidelity of Implementation Tool (FIT), Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI), and other assessments to evaluate progress of MTSS implementation; Federal and State laws, regulations and compliance requirements regarding assessment and accountability; school and district policies; general curriculum and instructional strategies; staff development and coaching technique and principles; state content standards and assessment blueprints; local, state, and national testing programs; assessment, evaluation, and research methodologies; statistical and computer-based analysis techniques; use of data bases and computerized report preparation; Microsoft Office computer applications including word processing, spreadsheet, database, and educational data software programs; grant development and coordination; and basic budget preparation and control.
Ability to: Lead planning and implementation of assessment; collect, analyze and interpret results in visual and verbal terms; use technology to translate statistical data into understandable language and a variety of formats to allow for interpretation by the intended audience; utilize online student information systems and data and assessment systems; analyze data and data driven decision making; provide effective professional development; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; build capacity and support staff in generating solutions to challenging situations; and establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Significant Physical Abilities include: frequent sitting much of the time with some standing, walking, bending, stooping, squatting and twisting. mobility to set up and reset meeting spaces for presentations, professional development, and training when needed; lifting/carrying up to 25 lbs. to move and/or deliver materials and supplies for training, reaching/handling, talking/hearing conversations, near/far visual acuity/depth perception/field of vision with or without accommodation.
Education and Training: Bachelor’s Degree required and Master’s Degree preferred from an accredited college or university.
Licensing/Special Requirements: Valid Oregon Teaching license from Teachers Standards and Practices; Oregon Fingerprint and criminal background check clearance; Valid drivers’ license. Second language ability preferred.
Contract days: 186 days
Tagged as: Coach, Teacher, Trainer
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