Training and Technical Assistance Associate
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Position Number F67020 Position Type Teaching and Research Faculty Rank Instructor Working Title Training and Technical Assistance Associate School/Unit School of Education Department SOESpecEd&DP: RRTC Number of Months 12 Tenure Status Non-Tenure Eligible Grant funded position? Yes - Continuation of this position depends on funding of the grant.
Mission or Goal of Unit
VCU’s Autism Center for Excellence ( VCU - ACE ) conducts advanced training, technical assistance, and dissemination activities specifically to improve the educational and behavioral outcomes of individuals with autism and related developmental disabilities served in comprehensive public schools. VCU - ACE is one state grant project under the VCU Research Rehabilitation and Training Center ( VCU - RRTC ). The purpose of the VCU - RRTC is to facilitate the provision of state-of-the-art services for individuals with disabilities across the lifespan that promote access to competitive employment opportunities.
Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission or goal
VCU - ACE improves services and supports for individuals with autism spectrum disorder ( ASD ) by promoting the implementation of evidence-based practices in schools through training, technical assistance, research, and collaboration with other VDOE entities serving local school divisions.
Training includes providing professional development to expand the expectations, knowledge, and skills of those who live with, educate, and support individuals with ASD . It supports the sustainable implementation of evidence-based practices by providing instructional activities and resources to anyone who wants to learn more about ASD and to leaders who guide professional development initiatives in home, school, and community.
Technical assistance includes facilitating, implementing, and evaluating division level initiatives to meet the unique needs of stakeholders in identified regions across the Commonwealth. It supports the sustainable implementation and evaluation of evidence-based practices by providing team facilitation, coaching, and strategic planning services to build the capacity and confidence of those who support individuals with ASD .
Research includes asking questions, seeking answers, and disseminating findings on socially significant issues impacting individuals with ASD across the lifespan to improve quality of life. Research is conducted in real-world settings using sound research methodologies.
Collaboration includes maintaining a spirit of cooperation in our interactions with colleagues and developing and sustaining partnerships with individuals with ASD and their families as well as local, commonwealth, and national entities to enrich, develop, disseminate, and deliver training, technical assistance, and research activities.
The Training and Technical Assistance Associate will provide embedded technical assistance to schools and school divisions in Superintendents Region 6 in Virginia to increase capacity and improve services for students with ASD across the age range; coach and mentor teachers, principals, paraprofessionals, and other educational staff in the implementation of evidence-based practices for individuals with ASD ; assist schools and school systems in developing systems change plans for improving services to students with ASD ; facilitate school autism teams in implementing data-based systems change plans; participate in planning and implementing regional Communities of Leaders in Autism for multiple school divisions; develop and deliver targeted training in multiple live and online formats; coordinate and collaborate with statewide stakeholders on the development of additional products to meet the needs of students with ASD across the state. This will require a significant commitment of time teaching /personnel training that includes the development and delivery of teacher prep and/or teacher recertification coursework approved by VDOE . The Training and Technical Assistance Associate will maintain excellent communication with supervisor, co-workers, and external staff through written and verbal communication; complete documentation of time for data collecting and reporting, respond to requests for information in a timely manner through electronic communication, and other means; and complete additional projects as assigned to support the Autism Center for Excellence’s work in local and statewide service improvement plans and statewide goals. Additionally, the Training and Technical Assistance Associate will have a commitment to original research, scholarship, and dissemination of new knowledge, as well as assist with data collection and research development as it relates to the goals of the Autism Center for Excellence.
Master’s degree in Education, Psychology, Behavior Analysis, or a closely related field and/or equivalent training.
BCBA® certification and state licensure or currently enrolled in coursework to obtain BCBA® certification.
Extensive experience in delivering behavior analytic services in applied settings.
Extensive applied knowledge of autism and associated evidence-based practices used with children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Prior experience in teaching or administration in public school systems.
Prior experience delivering systematic personnel training and technical assistance within public school settings.
Excellent communication skills.
Regional and overnight travel is occasionally required.
Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU .
Statewide training and technical assistance experience, knowledge and experience executing organizational based management techniques in a public system.
Date Posted 11/06/2020 Open Until Filled No Application Deadline Date 12/18/2020 Proposed Hire Date 01/10/2021 Type of Search National Application Process/Additional Information
As a preeminent national, urban, public research university and academic health center, Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to organizational diversity, equity and inclusion – an environment where all can thrive in their pursuit of excellence.
Applicants are requested to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (typically between 150-300 words) providing your career aspirations and contributions toward promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through this statement, you can share how your lived experiences, and academic and professional activities will impact your contribute to VCU’s mission of promoting equity and inclusion.
Note: Examples include working with others to further the goals of equity and inclusion; leading in any capacity that tangibly promotes an environment where diversity is welcomed, fostered, and celebrated; creative activity, research and scholarship that promotes equity and parity; teaching and mentoring students, and/or engaging with faculty and/or staff from traditionally underrepresented groups to create a positive and successful organizational experience.
In addition, please submit application materials via VCU eJobs at www.vcujobs.com. Application materials should include a letter of interest in the position (“Cover Letter/Letter of Application” section), a current CV (“Curriculum Vitae (CV)” section), a list of three current references including names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses (“Other Document” section). References will not be contacted prior to candidate’s approval. Application materials will need to be submitted by the application deadline date of December 18, 2020. Only electronic applications submitted via eJobs will be accepted. If you have questions about the position, please email Dr. Carol Schall at email@example.com.
Posted Salary $65,000 - $73,800 Quick Link http://www.vcujobs.com/postings/101546 Diversity Statement Information For more information on diversity statements, including guidelines, please click here . Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * Please describe where and when you became a Board Certified
Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and how have you applied that
(Open Ended Question)
- * Please describe your prior experience providing training and
technical assistance to teachers serving students with Autism
(Open Ended Question)
- * Describe your experience providing training and/or technical
assistance on evidence-based practices with young children with
Autism Spectrum Disorder.
(Open Ended Question)
- * Do you have BCBA certification?
(Open Ended Question)
- * Do you have a Master's degree in Education, Psychology,
Behavior Analysis, or a closely related field?
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application
- Other Document
- Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- Diversity Statement (Required for all Faculty)