Research Assistant Coach

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 13, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education, Special Education, Teacher Education
Employment Type
Part Time

Posting Details

Job Code/Title 82751 - H - Labs/Research Assistant 1 Position Number HU1443 Working Title Research Assistant Coach Department SOESpecEd&DP: Dept Organizational Overview

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Recruitment Pool All Applicants Anticipated Hiring Range $18-$20/hr Campus Monroe Park Campus Position Type Hourly Hours/Week 20 -25 hrs/week Normal work days Monday - Friday Normal work hours 9 am - 4 pm Job Category Miscellaneous Does this position provide patient or clinical services to the VCU Health System? No Does this position require a pre-placement medical assessment? No Is any portion of this position grant-funded? Yes - Continuation of this position depends on funding of the grant. Sensitive Position No Resource Critical No Description of the Job
BEST in CLASS is hiring Coaches for an IES funded study: BEST in CLASS Elementary, which is a federally funded by a research grant from the Institute of Education Sciences of the US Dept. of Education and housed at VCU . BEST in CLASS – Elementary, a Tier 2 intervention, targets the reduction of challenging the behavior of young students at risk for emotional/behavioral disorders. The intervention is designed to enhance and support elementary teachers’ use of effective instructional practices that can help support learning and prevent challenging behaviors. Most teachers are already using many of the BEST in CLASS practices in their class; however, when teachers increase and enhance their use of these practices, many students at risk for social, emotional, and behavioral disorders will learn the social and behavioral skills necessary for school success.
The Coach will provide support to elementary school teachers for approximately 25 hours per week as they learn to implement the BEST in CLASS intervention. This includes meeting weekly with teachers and maintaining contact via email and texting with teachers.
Training will be provided on how to collect data in the classroom, including: child assessments, classroom assessments, direct observation of videos, and other measures as indicated.
This position requires daily travel in targeted areas of Richmond City public schools, making it critical for the candidate to have active access to transportation daily. The general percentage of travel for this position ranges from 0% to 25%. Required Qualifications
-Bachelor’s Degree;
-Ability to develop positive, supportive relationships with teachers;
-Ability to work independently and meet deadlines;
-Excellent verbal/written communication skills and attention to detail;
-Sufficient computer skills and comfort with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Google Drive;
-Ability to multitask and learn new information;
-Professional attitude and ability to maintain confidentiality;
-Sincere desire to assist teachers in helping at risk students succeed. Preferred Qualifications
-Experience teaching or working in K-12 classroom settings;
-Master’s Degree in Education or Master of Arts in Teaching;
-Fluency in Spanish is preferred. Job Open Date 07/13/2021 Remove from posting on or before Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants Additional Information
Multiple applicants will be hired from this pool. Quick Link Supplemental Questions

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  1. * 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.

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