Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment Specialist

Linwood Center, Inc
Published
September 14, 2021
Location
3421 Martha Bush Drive, Ellicott City, Maryland
Category
Job Type

Description

The Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment Coordinator (CIA) will be responsible for coordinating the school curriculum in adherence to the Maryland State Department of Education requirements. The CIA will be responsible for assisting teachers in conducting assessments, case management for IEPs, and state assessment management. The CIA will ensure that research-based, best practices for students with autism and related disabilities will form the core of instruction in an individually designed, differentiated program that meets the needs of the students. In conjunction with the Education Director and Assistant Education and Vocational Director, the CIA may provide oversight to the school program’s Communities by monitoring curriculum, instruction, and assessments, to ensure compliance with MSDE learning goals, COMAR regulations, and Local School Systems.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

In conjunction with the Assistant Education Director / Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment Specialist the CIA will conduct following duties and responsibilities outlined below:

  • Conduct a variety of formal and informal assessments on student skill levels and produce the corresponding reports and documents as needed
  • Utilize the information gathered through assessments to assist teachers in developing appropriate IEP goals and objectives
  • Edit and provide feedback to teachers on writing progress reports
  • Instruct and train teachers on instruction implementation and data collection procedures related to IEP goals and objectives
  • Facilitate IEP meetings in conjunction with Local School System representatives in the absence of the IEP Chair as needed
  • Graph and analyze data collected based on academic goals and objectives
  • Facilitate state assessment administration for students on diploma and certificate tracks
  • Work collaboratively with behavior staff, related service providers, and Local School System representatives
  • Provide support and consultation to teachers concerning curriculum development and implementation
  • Provide teachers with ongoing robust constructive feedback related to lesson plans, instructional techniques and classroom management.
  • Assist teachers in creating a robust classroom schedule that meets the needs of their students and adheres to expectations from the MSDE and LSSs
  • Provide individual, classroom, and community-wide trainings regarding learning strategies effective for students with autism and related disabilities (e.g., reinforcement schedules, prompt hierarchies, and general classroom management techniques)
  • Monitor and provide ongoing intensive training in discrete trial instruction
  • Assist teachers in providing ongoing observations and feedback to staff individually and in a group setting
  • Consult with teachers on lesson planning based on students’ IEP objectives, as well as the maintenance of data collection
  • Coordinate individual, classroom, team, and community-wide meetings as needed to discuss programming, student needs, and other important information
  • Remain active in the MANSEF community and knowledgeable about curriculum developments in other programs
  • Provide educational support to classroom staff in the absence of a classroom teacher
  • Oversee Related Service providers’ documentation, session logs, and make-up sessions, and produce monthly audit results documents outlining necessary edits to documentation
  • Set up regular workshops for teachers, staff and parents on instructional methodologies and curriculum as needed

Other Duties & Responsibilities

May perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications (Education, Experience, Skills)

  • A Master’s Degree in Special Education, Psychology, or a related field
  • Must have at least three (3) years’ experience as a classroom teacher for students with autism
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the IEP process and possess the skill-set to support the development and implementation of students’ IEPs
  • Requires a high level of interpersonal and professional skills to interact effectively with Linwood staff, parents, school system personnel and other professionals
  • Excellent oral, written and presentation skills
  • Demonstrate a strong knowledge base in curriculum and educational techniques
  • Must possess the ability to train others
  • Candidate must be able to pass a State and Federal Background check
  • Candidate must be able to pass a drug test.
Linwood Center currently offers the following benefits to eligible employees:
  • Competitive Pay
  • Annual/Sick/Personal Leave
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Life Insurance & Supplemental Insurance
  • Short Term / Long Term Disability Insurance
  • 401k Match
  • Holiday Pay
  • Employee Assistance
  • Bereavement Leave

Please apply for opportunity on Company Website at www.linwoodcenter.org

Linwood Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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