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Special Education Statewide Instructional/Behavioral Coordinator

University of Idaho
Idaho, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 7, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Education, Special Education
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University of Idaho

Special Education Statewide Instructional/Behavioral Coordinator

Location: Moscow, Coeur d’Alene

Division/College: College of Education, Health & Human Sciences

Employee Category: Exempt

Pay Range: Commensurate with experience

FTE: 1.0

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:
As a member of a statewide Special Education Supports and Technical Assistance program (Idaho SESTA), the Special Education Statewide Behavioral/Instructional Coordinator works in collaboration with the Idaho State Department of Education (ISDE) and other SESTA coordinators to improve outcomes of students in special and general education settings by: 1) providing statewide, regional, district and school-based training on the use of behavioral principles in school settings, antecedent environmental modifications, and effective individual and group instructional strategies; 2) providing distance and on-site coaching to school-based teams to design multi-tiered systems of support through environmental and functional assessments, and instructional support planning to decrease challenging behaviors and increase attainment of IEP goals; 3) developing curriculum materials and instructional courses for on-line learning; 4) assisting the ISDE Coordinators with General Supervision File Reviews (GSFR), Results Driven Accountability (RDA), and other activities Local Education Agencies (LEAS) might need; and 5) participating in the development of evaluation designs to improve service delivery and overall program results. The Behavioral/Instructional Coordinator will make independent decisions with school-based teams based on a high level of expertise in behavioral and instructional principles and work collaboratively with SESTA team members to continually improve SESTA services and supports.
This position has multi-faceted job responsibilities and requires cooperation and collaboration with multiple team members and LEA staff, effective communication, organizational skills, and travel.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree in Special Education; Sociology; Social Work; Education; Mental Health; Behavior Disorders; Early Childhood or Early Childhood Special Education and 3+ years related work.
  • Applying the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis and evidence-based practices related to instruction, communication systems, and behavioral supports;
  • Conduct functional assessments and create behavior support plans based on environmental assessments and team input:
  • The special education process for children ages 3-21;

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A behavior specialist (BCBA) with advanced skills in behavior management, systematic instruction for students with special needs, background in early childhood education

Knowledge of:

  • Multi-tiered Systems of Support and Positive Behavioral Intervention and School Supports:
  • Data-based decision making and systematic instruction to improve achievement for students with disabilities;

Ability to:

  • Support school team needs to implement tiered support systems, functional communication training for students and other behavioral/instructional interventions;
  • Use data-based decisions and transfer that knowledge to school based teams;
  • Develop face to face and on-line trainings, supports, and coaching with adult learners;
  • Work effectively as a member of a team to promote team goals and maintain positive team climate.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Required Licensures, Certifications or other
  • Ability to travel between locations during the business day for meetings and support of program activities;
  • Work evenings, weekends and holidays as needed.

Posting Number: SP003455P

Posting Date: 06/30/2022

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:
Applicants need to address each individual required qualification, along with preferred qualifications that apply, in their letter of qualification.

Applications received before September 12, 2022 will receive first consideration. Position will remain open until a suitable pool of candidates is identified.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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EEO Statement
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.


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