PARKROSE SCHOOL DISTRICT #3 10636 N.E. PRESCOTT PORTLAND, OR 97220-2699 (503) 408-2100 JOB POSTING DT/MS SPED PLEASE POST ANNOUNCEMENT OF VACANCY DATE: JULY 13, 2012 JOB TITLE: .50 Parkrose School District Behavior Specialist/PBIS Coach .50 Parkrose Middle School Special Education Teacher FTE: 1.0 SALARY RANGE: $37,487 - $74,192 REPORT TO: Director of Support Services & Middle School Principal JOB TITLE: District Behavior Specialist/PBIS Coach Job Purpose Statement/s: The District PBIS Coach/Behavior Specialist will coordinate district School-wide PBIS efforts across 3 tiers. Responsibilities will include serving as chair of the PBIS District Leadership team and coordinating the district PBIS evaluation effort. The PBIS Coach/Behavior Specialist will coordinate district training efforts related to SW-PBIS and provide technical assistance, support and coaching to SW-PBIS teams and behavioral intervention teams. The District Behavior Specialist/PBIS Coach will provide training and coaching to school teams to build capacity to conduct Functional Behavioral Assessment and design and implement function-based positive behavior support plans. The District Behavior Specialist/PBIS Coach will also support school teams that conducting FBA and developing behavior support plans in IEPs and 504 plans. The District Behavior Specialist/PBIS Coach designs, or assists teams in designing and implementing evaluation systems to assess the effectiveness of individual behavior support plans, small group strategic interventions and school-wide PBIS systems. Essential Job Functions: Chair the PBIS District Leadership Team meeting and represent the District in Regional PBIS Cadre meetings. Manage implementation of District PBIS Action Plan. Regularly attend school PBIS team meetings. Coordinate with school implementers and District Leadership Team to plan annual training calendar for Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 PBIS Systems. Coordinate district evaluation plan with focus on collection and use of school and student outcome data and implementation fidelity data. Conduct Functional Behavior Assessments and Understanding the Function of Behavior analysis meetings. Consult with school teams to develop and support implementation of effective positive behavior support plans. Provide training for support staff, teachers, educational assistants, volunteers, and parents regarding Positive Behavior Intervention Supports, data collection systems and individual behavior support strategies. Serve as District Representative and case manage identified students in out-of-district placements. Perform additional related duties as assigned by Coordinator and/or Supervisor. Adhere to policies of the Parkrose School District and procedures of special education Due Process. JOB TITLE: Middle School Special Education Teacher JOB PURPOSE STATEMENT/S: The job of “Teacher - Special Education” is done for the purpose/s of facilitating student success in academics and transition into adult living, interpersonal skills, skills of self-determination and activities of daily living through implementing District approved curriculum; documenting student progress toward meeting student outcomes; addressing specific needs of students; providing a safe and optimal learning environment and providing feedback to students, parents and administration regarding student progress, expectations, goals, etc . Experience with preparation and implementation of transition and/or secondary reading instruction is not required, but appreciated. This position has the potential for Special Education Team Leadership through an extra duty contract. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Collaborates with general education teachers to adapt lessons and develop supports for the purpose of implementing the IEP, including transition goals and services to meet the special needs of students. Provides instruction in study skills, skills of self-determination, academic skills and other skills as necessary to implement IEPs. Completes required paperwork to ensure provision of free, appropriate public education for students receiving special education services, including file reviews, notice of meetings, eligibility statements, IEPs, Summary of Student Performance and Prior Notice, as needed. Advises students, parents and/or legal guardians of student progress toward meeting IEP goals and classroom expectations. Assesses academic, social, communication, behavioral, vocational and self–determination skills to determine present level of performance, develop and monitor progress toward meeting IEP goals and transition plans. Develops, implements and monitors progress in student positive behavior plans. Develops and uses data-based progress monitoring systems to track student performance. Collaborates with school personnel, agencies and community agencies (e.g. vocational and social service agencies, caretakers, etc.) for the purpose of developing and modifying the program to maximize the quality of student outcomes, developing solutions and planning curriculum. Directs instructional assistants, volunteers and/or student aides for the purpose of providing an effective school program and addressing the needs of individual students. Instructs students with individualized special needs for the purpose of developing appropriate academic, interpersonal, daily living and transition skills through a defined course of study. Manages student behavior for the purpose of providing a safe and an optimal learning environment. Prepares teaching materials and reports (e.g. grades, attendance, anecdotal records, etc.) for the purpose of implementing lesson plans and providing documentation of student progress. Reports incidents (e.g. fights, suspected child abuse, suspected substance abuse, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining personal safety of students, providing a positive learning environment and adhering to Education Code, district and/or school policies Job Requirements – Qualifications A. Minimum of Master’s Degree in Special Education or School Psychology, or equivalent experience and training. B. A valid Oregon Teaching License with Handicapped Learner endorsement, School Psychologist License or Limited Student Services License. C. Experience and expertise in functional behavior assessment, Positive Behavior Intervention and Support systems, positive behavior support plan development and evaluation, collaborative problem solving, and staff development. D. Ability to provide leadership to staff in areas of specialization. E. Excellent interpersonal skills required for consulting effectively with teachers, administrators, and parents, in a variety of settings. F. Excellent command of oral and written English language and ability to present effectively to large groups. G. Ability to write valid IEP’s and follow IDEA and 504 procedures. H. Valid Oregon Driver’s license, proof of insurability and reliable transportation for on the job travel. I. Physical ability to assist staff in physical management of students in crisis. J. Ability to effectively work and communicate with students, parents, and school personnel from diverse cultures or backgrounds. K. Maintain integrity of confidential information relating to students, staff, or district patrons. L. The ability to work harmoniously with others. Skills, Knowledge and/or Abilities Required: Skills to motivate students in one or more areas, communicate with individuals from varied educational and cultural backgrounds, direct support personnel, and evaluate performance. Knowledge of curriculum, education code, and district policies. Abilities to stand and walk for prolonged periods, perform a variety of specialized and responsible tasks, maintain records, establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, parents, other school personnel, meet schedule and deadlines. Significant physical abilities include lifting/carrying, reaching/handling, talking/hearing conversations, near/far visual acuity/depth perception/accommodation/field of vision. Regular attendance must be maintained APPLICATION PROCEDURE: In order for your application file to be complete, you must submit the following documents onto Edzapp. We no longer accept hard copy applications: www.edzapp.com – make sure everything listed below is available to us on-line at Edzapp Letter of Introduction Resume Photocopy of Administrative license Unofficial transcripts Three current (3) letters of recommendation State your philosophy of Education and give examples of actions you would put in place to support your philosophy. APPLICATION DEADLINE: Until Filled EMPLOYMENT BEGINS: Aug 27, 2012 Equal Opportunity Employer Applicants with culturally diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.