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Instructional Specialist (Mild/Mod)- Special Education Department at Orange Unified School District

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About the Employer

About Us The Orange Unified School District serves approximately 28,000 students in grades kindergarten through 12th, and encompasses all or part of the cities of Anaheim, Garden Grove, Orange, Santa Ana, and Villa Park. In 1953, the citizens of the area voted to form a “unified” school district, combining the original five elementary districts with the high school district into one unified district, now known as the Orange Unified School District. The District has a long history of excellence that continues to grow and be enriched by the accomplishments of its students, teachers, staff and community. VISION - Our Commitment Inspiring our learners of today to be purposeful leaders of tomorrow. MISSION - Our Intention In partnership with our community, we will provide a safe, equitable, and innovative culture of learning for each scholar to have a competitive EDGE as a leader. CORE VALUES - Our Foundation * Integrity - We embrace a culture of ethical and transparent decision making and actions. * Equity - We promote inclusive and culturally relevant environments by supporting the social-emotional and intellectual needs of all. * Respect - We advocate for strong, compassionate relationships that appreciate the unique qualities of our diverse community. * Excellence - We strive for the highest standards in all endeavors by deliberately pursuing continuous growth and innovation.

Job Information

Date Posted: 8/4/2021 Application Deadline: Until Filled
Employment Type: Full Time Length of Work Year: 2021-2022
Salary: Appropriate placement on the Certificated Salary Schedule. A maximum of 10 years experience credit will be given upon verification. Number Openings: (At time of posting) Not Specified
Contact: Kassy Makena Email: kmakena@orangeusd.org
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Instructional Specialist- Special Education

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

The function of this position is to provide training and supervision to teachers and staff to assure implementation of classroom instructional objectives, lessons, and strategies that are congruent with the needs of students with autism and other identified developmental disabilities.  The Instructional Specialist, Special Education supports the teaching staff in identifying and/or designing appropriate educational resources, including supports and curriculum that implement the Individual Educational Plan for students with autism and other identified developmental disabilities.  The goal of the Instructional Specialist, Special Education is to ensure that teachers acquire understanding, skills, and application of best practices to create the following outcomes:

  1. Enhance the professional growth of staff in the instructional practices for all students.
  2. Add instructional value and growth for teachers and students;  raise the level of student achievement
  3. Help students learn essential reading and math skills that will contribute to their development as mature, able and responsible adults.

 

The person in this position will also collaborate with IEP teams including general education teachers and assist in the development of goals and objectives based on observation, assessment data and parent input.  This person will ensure effective programming for students by observing, analyzing data and modifying curriculum and instructional strategies on an ongoing basis.  The person in this position will also facilitate student progress meetings and/or IEP meetings with parents, instructional aides, and IEP team members. 

This position also provides supervision/education to the districts ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) support staff as needed.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Participates in IEP meetings including annuals, triennials, parent request and /or other team requests for IEPs.
  • Develops strategies for maintaining a classroom environment conducive to student

learning and utilizes effective teaching methods and employs a variety of

instructional techniques appropriate to the maturity, interests, and needs of the

students.

  • Provides appropriate achievement and/or diagnostic testing, identifies student capabilities and monitors student progress on a regular basis.
  • Provide supervision to support staff and educators in Applied Behavior Analysis and other behavioral principles.
  • Assists educators and support staff with  classroom management and/or behavior support
  • Initiates, facilitates and monitors LRE in student’s program when it is appropriate and

consults with teacher to whom student is integrated in the Least Restrictive Environment

  • Works to establish and maintain open and positive lines of communication with

students and their parents concerning progress towards goals.

  • Establishes and maintains cooperative relations with other members of the staff.
  • Assists the administration in upholding and enforcing school rules and policies.
  • Trains staff regarding behavior analytic concepts, including data collection.
  • Confers with teachers, administrators and other professional staff on findings or results of student observations and helps them in their efforts to provide an appropriate education to students.
  • Provides case management on all assigned cases.
    • Collaborates with members of the district SUCSESS (Systematic Utilization of Comprehensive Strategies for Ensuring Student Success) program.
    • Collaborates with members of the support team to creates appropriate goals for students
    • Assists in the evaluation for the need for ABA based intervention services and provides written reports.
    • Prepare progress reports.
    • Assists in the evaluation of instructional assistants(s) under the supervision of the Director or his/her certified designee by doing formal annual written evaluation(s).
    • Observes and follows all OUSD policies and procedures.
    • Performs other duties as assigned by the OUSD administration

RESPONSIBLE TO: 

Director of Special Education/SELPA and under immediate direction of Special Education Program Coordinator.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:

  • Certification/Credential(s), including Autism Added Authorization 
  • Education Specialist (mild-mod and/or mod-severe)
  •  Experience teaching students with autism spectrum disorder and other identified developmental disabilities
  • Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst® (BCaBA®) or BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst) highly desirable
  • Extensive knowledge of autism spectrum disorder and advanced level training in autism spectrum disorder and research based interventions such as: SCERTS  (Social Communication/ Emotional Regulation/ Transactional Support), ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis), including DTT (Discrete Trial Training), PRT (Pivotal Response Training), and FBA’s (Function Based Assessments); Functional Communication, PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System), Task Analysis, TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication Handicapped Children), etc…

ABILITY TO:

  • Exercise mature judgment and individual initiative
  • Assume a wide range of responsibilities
  • Communicate effectively in oral and written format
    • Organize, evaluate, and analyze data and plan actions based on the data collected
    • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others

 

 

 

 

Requirements / Qualifications

Requirements / Qualifications

Secondary Experience Preferred

  • Copy of Transcript (copies of all college transcripts-Unofficial copies are acceptable)
  • Credential Copy (Any valid California Educational Specialist Instruction Credential w/EL Authorization)
  • English Learner Authorization (the authorization may be embedded in your California credential)
  • Letter of Introduction
  • Letter(s) of Recommendation (3 letters dated within the last two years)
  • Resume


    Secondary Experience Preferred

    • Copy of Transcript (copies of all college transcripts-Unofficial copies are acceptable)
    • Credential Copy (Any valid California Educational Specialist Instruction Credential w/EL Authorization)
    • English Learner Authorization (the authorization may be embedded in your California credential)
    • Letter of Introduction
    • Letter(s) of Recommendation (3 letters dated within the last two years)
    • Resume

      Comments and Other Information

      NOTICE TO ALL APPLICANTS: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute a contract, express or implied; and any of the provisions contained herein may be modified or revoked without notice. The Orange Unified School District reserves the right to re-advertise this position or delay the filling of this position if it is deemed that applicants do not constitute an adequate applicant pool. Should a qualified individual with disabilities need reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, The Orange Unified School District must be notified no later than five working days of the scheduled interview date. The Orange Unified School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color sex, age, ancestry, national origin, marital status or disability. Equal employment opportunity will apply to all personnel actions, including, but not limited to, recruitment selection, training, transfers, promotions, evaluation, discipline, layoffs, terminations and rehires. Orange Unified School District is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer, with Drug-Free and Tobacco-Free workplace policies. In accordance with Board Policy, discrimination in any form, including sexual harassment, of or by any employee, applicant, contractor, and/or student will not be tolerated. If offered employment, you will be required to provide proof of work eligibility in accordance with Public Law 99-983.

      Comments and Other Information


      NOTICE TO ALL APPLICANTS: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute a contract, express or implied; and any of the provisions contained herein may be modified or revoked without notice. The Orange Unified School District reserves the right to re-advertise this position or delay the filling of this position if it is deemed that applicants do not constitute an adequate applicant pool. Should a qualified individual with disabilities need reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, The Orange Unified School District must be notified no later than five working days of the scheduled interview date. The Orange Unified School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color sex, age, ancestry, national origin, marital status or disability. Equal employment opportunity will apply to all personnel actions, including, but not limited to, recruitment selection, training, transfers, promotions, evaluation, discipline, layoffs, terminations and rehires. Orange Unified School District is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer, with Drug-Free and Tobacco-Free workplace policies. In accordance with Board Policy, discrimination in any form, including sexual harassment, of or by any employee, applicant, contractor, and/or student will not be tolerated. If offered employment, you will be required to provide proof of work eligibility in accordance with Public Law 99-983.

       


      Application Deadline

      Until Filled

      Date Posted

      8/4/2021

      Contact

      Number of Openings

      Not Specified

      Salary

      Appropriate placement on the Certificated Salary Schedule. A maximum of 10 years experience credit will be given upon verification.

      Length of Work Year

      2021-2022

      Employment Type

      Full Time