Virginia Tiered Systems of Supports (VTSS) Coach
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Recruitment Pool All Applicants Recruitment Type Multi Title Scope of Search Local Working Title Virginia Tiered Systems of Supports (VTSS) Coach Position Number 590390 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? No Position Type Staff Job Status Full-Time FLSA Indicator Exempt Employee Group University Employee Department SOESpecEd&DP: PPD Organizational Overview
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Position Primary Purpose and General Responsibilities
The Partnership for People with Disabilities (School of Education) at Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia’s university center for excellence in developmental disabilities, is seeking a dynamic candidate for the role of Virginia Tiered Systems of Supports ( VTSS ) Coach, funded by the Virginia Department of Education. In concert with states and territories implementing the multi-tiered systems of support ( MTSS ), the VTSS aligns academics, behavior, and social-emotional wellness into a single decision-making framework to establish the supports needed for schools to be effective learning environments for all students. VTSS staff partner with school divisions throughout the Commonwealth to support the successful implementation of the framework. VTSS is a data-driven decision-making framework for establishing the academic, behavioral and social-emotional supports needed for a school to be an effective learning environment for all students. The VTSS systemic approach allows divisions, schools, and communities to provide multiple levels of supports to students in a more effective and efficient, clearly defined process.
The position will be a full-time university and administrative professional. The responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:
● Collaborate on workgroups and/or training teams as needed in the development, revision, and enhancement of the VTSS training scope and sequence for divisions and school-level training, including in-person and on- line formats.
● Participate in vetting the content of professional development developed by VTSS training teams
● Provide support to assigned VTSS cohort divisions and schools in the implementation of evidence-based literacy, mathematics, Response to Intervention (RtI) and/or Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports ( PBIS ). Systems Coaches may be assigned cohort divisions and schools across the Commonwealth (i.e., Regions, 1-8).
● Provide support to build the capacity of division leadership teams to implement and sustain division-wide implementation of VTSS, which includes building internal coaching capacity at the school level.
● Work with VTSS and VDOE staff to develop and plan statewide and regional training sessions for VTSS cohort divisions and schools by: A) Using organizational processes and facilitative skills to help school divisions successfully navigate through the stages of implementation as described by the National Implementation Research Network ( NIRN ). B) Provide coaching and technical assistance (e.g., face-to-face, virtual, hybrid) to assigned VTSS cohort divisions and schools to support the understanding and application of content acquired during training. C) Consult with VTSS cohort divisions and schools in the use of evidence-based practices that support student academic achievement, behavior and/or systems change, effective use of data-based decision-making, and establishing necessary system supports. D) Meet with assigned school divisions a minimum of once a month, contact school divisions via telephone/e-mail a minimum of twice a month, and keep an accurate record of all training and technical assistance provided to cohort school divisions and schools. E) Reinforce VTSS common vocabulary, background knowledge and experience, and importance of building collaborative partnerships. F) Build collaborative partnerships with cohort division’s administration and staff. G) Train school and school division staff on the VTSS process, including program evaluation protocols.
●Write documents for dissemination of VTSS, as well as the on-going funding of the project through grants. Support data informed decisions throughout all three tiers of the VTSS framework. Facilitate the use of fidelity measures and other evaluation tools at all levels to guide implementation efforts
Provide service to VTSS, Partnership, and/or SOE on committees and work groups as requested. Providing service to VDOE and other state partners as requested.
Minimum Hiring Standards
● Advanced degree (Master’s) in Education, Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, Mental Health, or related field
● Current or past qualifying experience with Postgraduate Teaching or Pupil Personnel, or have a professional license with endorsements in special education, educational leadership, school psychology, school counseling, or school social work
● Experience in providing technical assistance to education professionals
● Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU
● Prior training in Multi-tiered systems of supports, Positive Behavioral Intervention Supports and/or Response to Intervention
Preferred Hiring Standards
● Prior experience in MTSS coaching of educational professionals
● Prior training, participation, or coaching in VTSS
● Excellent skills with using virtual platforms for distance communications (Zoom, Canvas, Google, etc..) and adult learning (PLCs, Professional Learning)
● Prior experience in providing professional learning in a variety of settings to include face-to-face, virtual, communities of practice, and/or large scale Statewide training
Required Licenses/ Certifications
An advanced degree (Master’s) in Education, Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, Mental Health, or related field.
Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate with Experience Application Process/Additional Information
To apply, please submit your application online at https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/106482
Your application must include: 1) an application letter describing how your education and employment experiences meet the required qualifications, address the required skills, and address any preferred qualifications that may apply; 2) a complete and current vita including publications, presentations, trainings, grant proposal submissions, etc. related to Multi-Tiered Systems; 3) three references who have knowledge of the applicant’s skills, have worked with, or have supervised the applicant, whom we may contact directly (including telephone numbers and email addresses). To be considered you must meet the required qualifications. For questions, please contact Angela Best at (804) 828-8253 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anticipated Hiring Range –$70,000 – $80,000
Campus Off-site Hours/Week 40 Normal Work Days/Hours Monday-Friday, Evenings & Weekends as needed Job Open Date 05/30/2021 Posting will close on or before Open Until Filled Yes Job Category Miscellaneous Is this a restricted position? Yes Is this position eligible to participate in alternative work arrangements? Yes Sensitive Position No Resource Critical Yes Quick Link https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/106482 Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * The School of Education values the following as our culture
statement, 'The School of Education (SOE) recognizes that trust
among all members of the SOE community is the foundation of a
positive work climate. Realizes that our well-being as an
institution depends upon the wellbeing of our members. Respects all
members, new and continuing, regardless of status. Values honest
communication and finding ways to respectfully address difficult
issues. Strives to listen without bias and search for common
understanding. Is committed to equity, fairness and a level playing
field for all of its members. Knows that the SOE community thrives,
because of diverse viewpoints and areas of expertise. Fosters
collaboration, collegiality and mutual support among all members of
its community.' Please describe ways in which you have worked to
foster this type of culture in the professional workplace or in
your everyday life.
(Open Ended Question)
- * Do you have an advanced degree in Education, Psychology,
Social Work, Counseling, Mental Health, or a related field?
- * Are you currently employed in a VTSS division?
- * Are you able and willing to travel for this position,
- * Have you served on a division and/or school-based team
implementing VTSS in the PK-12 setting?
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application
- Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- Other Document