The Center for Persons with Disabilities at Utah State University
 

Position Announcements

Clinician I

The Center for Persons with Disabilities at USU is in need of a Department of Health, Baby Watch Early Interventionist. The successful applicant will provide developmental home & center based services to families of children with developmental delays or who have symptoms of Autism, and address behavior difficulties in their homes, community, and/or classroom settings.

This is a position requires travel and services to families primarily in Box Elder county.
Responsibilities:
• Provide evidence-based service using ASD methodology in homes and small group environments.
• Understand and use of adult learning principles and methodologies.
• Demonstrate competence using criterion referenced assessment to identify developmental delays in all areas of development.
• Assessment and teaching children with symptoms of autism and their families.
• Demonstrate the ability to interpret and integrate assessment information needed to develop individualized plans.
• Collect and maintain data to evaluate child progress.
• Work as part of an interdisciplinary team.
• Must adhere to the University travel and driving policies.
Minimum/Preferred Qualifications:
Minimum Qualifications:
1. Bachelor's or Master's Degree in SpEd, master’s in Psychology, bachelor/master degree plus BCBA certification, degree plus ASD methodology certification, or other related degree.
2. If applicable, Utah State licensures(s) required by the Utah Office of Occupational Licensing applicable to the profession.
3. At least one year or education equivalent evaluating and teaching young children with developmental delays or disabilities, including autism and their families.
4. Maintenance of appropriate professional affiliations(s) needed to supervise undergraduate and graduate students during practicum, student teaching, and internships.
5. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications:
1. Write and speak Spanish and English fluently
2. Baby Watch Early Intervention Credential II
3. Training and experience in ASD methodology
4. Live in the Box Elder county area

Opportunity Type: Full-Time w/benefits package
Percent or Time or Hours per Week: 100
Advertised Salary: Minimum $29,500, plus excellent benefits
Required Documents (The names and contact information of 3 references will be collected during the application process):

The Assistant Director (AD) of the UPDN (Utah Professional Development Network

The Assistant Director (AD) of the UPDN (Utah Professional Development Network – a TAESE contracted project) is responsible for ensuring efficient and effective coordination of UPDN projects. The AD will work closely with the UPDN Director regarding leadership and management issues. The AD provides a leadership role in determining and overseeing day-to-day direction and governance, to improve overall professional development (PD) offerings, and outcomes in Utah. The AD will assist the UPDN Director with attendance and representation of state/TAESE at state meetings, development of processes and systems supporting receipt of PD requests, development of PD, transfer of PD to school settings, and evaluation of PD effects. The AD will also attend relevant TAESE meetings. As directed, the AD will assist the UPDN director with support and oversight of UPDN staff. Additional information about the UPDN AD job can be found at http://cpdusu.org/taese
Responsibilities:
I. Provide UPDN Management and Leadership (60% time) Performance Standards
• Assist the UPDN director to develop and implement processes and systems supporting effective operations and positive outcomes.
• Assist the UPDN director to oversee the quantity and quality of work directed to and completed by UPDN staff members.
• Assist the UPDN director by attending relevant meetings and conferences relating to UPDN work around Utah, and also by attending relevant TAESE staff meetings.
• Assist the UPDN director to market and promote UPDN services to Utah stakeholders.
• Assist the UPDN director by overseeing UPDN large conference and event planning and implementation activities.
• Assist the UPDN director with continued development and expansion of network partnerships.
• Assist the UPDN director with organizational compliance with all USU policies, and including procedures regarding fiscal and program management.
II. Provide effective and efficient professional development and technical assistance (40% time)
Performance Standards
• Maintain a working knowledge of policies, procedures, practices, and challenges related to IDEA accountability in Utah, and including knowledge of UPIPS.
• Maintain current knowledge of IDEA, ESEA, FERPA, SPP/APR, ADA, and 504.
• Be steeped in knowledge and skills in applying evidence-best practices in content and pedagogy applying to the education of school and post-school age students.
• Be steeped in knowledge and skills in use of evidence-based practices of professional development.
• Be steeped in knowledge of issues of implementation of evidence-based practices on multiple levels (i.e., classroom, school, LEA, regional, and state level).
• Be familiar with and skilled in interpreting and appropriately applying research findings.
• Be fluent in pinpointing PD needs, organizing PD to address needs, delivering PD that engages participants, supporting transfer of participant's acquired knowledge and skills to relevant settings, and evaluating the outcomes of PD on multiple levels.
Minimum Qualifications:
1. Earned doctorate or master's degree in special education.
2. Strong leadership skills with expertise in leading special education programs and delivery of high quality professional development.
3. Strong management skills.
4. Demonstrated professional writing and verbal communication skills.
5. Demonstrated skill in successfully executing large projects, including following a long term plan, analyzing data, revising priorities, and evaluating of outcomes.
6. Demonstrated skill in working with others to achieve significant project goals.
7. Demonstrated skill in multi-tasking, working independently and on teams.
8. Demonstrated skill in assessing, organizing, delivering, and evaluating PD.
9. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in implementing and leading programs under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and other special education laws.
10. Demonstrated skill in using computers and other communications and supporting technologies.
11. Capacity to participate in extensive Utah travel
Preferred Qualifications:
1. Experience working with, or for state/local education agencies.
2. Successful local or state leadership experience in the field of special education in Utah.
Opportunity Type: Full-Time w/benefits package
Percent or Time or Hours per Week: 100%
Advertised Salary: Competitive and based on education and experience, plus excellent benefits
Required Documents (The names and contact information of 3 references will be collected during the application process):
Cover Letter, Leadership Philosophy, Resume/CV, Writing Samples
Other Required document types/Special Instructions to Applicants:
Along with the online application, please attach:

1.Cover letter

2.Resume/Vita

3.The names and contact information for three professionals positioned to evaluate your capacities relating to this position’s minimum and preferred requirements.

4.A leadership and management philosophy statement.

5.A professional development philosophy statement.

6.A multi-paragraph and page sample of professional writing not relating to this application.

Instructional Coach/Implementation Specialist

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Utah State University, a nationally ranked special education institution, is seeking a motivated professional with an expertise in special education to serve as an instructional coach and implementation specialist with the Center for Technical Assistance for Excellence in Special Education (TAESE). The selected candidate will work virtually from a home office while also traveling to schools throughout the Southeastern region of Utah.


The Instructional Coach/Implementation Specialist (ICIS) for the TAESE sponsored Utah Professional Development Network and Technical Assistance Project will display technical, curricular, assessment, and implementation planning behaviors supporting effective professional development and technical assistance (PD/TA) activities, intended to enhance socially valid outcomes for students with disabilities (SWD). The ICIS, in collaboration with the project director (PD), assistant director (AD), and other core team members, will provide PD/TA, instructional coaching, and implementation planning and support for schools in the Southeastern region (preferred but not required that candidates live in the Southeastern region), which will be directed by priorities identified by the Utah State Office of Education, Special Education Section (USOE-SES) based on analysis of relevant data and PD/TA advisory board input. Additionally, the ICIS's actions will be directed by their regional Local Education Agencies (LEAs), annual performance review (APR) determinations, and, more specifically, by their determinations in the Utah Program Improvement Planning System.


Responsibilities:

The candidate should be a self-starter exhibiting extensive experience in providing training and technical assistance. She/he needs to have integrity and credibility. Demonstrated abilities to work openly in a team environment are required. The selected candidate must have good communication and facilitation skills and be willing to travel as needed to complete special education technical assistance assignments.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following:


A. Professional Development and Technical Assistance Development, Delivery, Coaching, and Evaluation (working knowledge of the elements of the approved Utah PD/TA contract; a knowledge and understanding of the accountability and results needs in special education; knowledge of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA); comprehensive knowledge of the Utah Core Standards, Utah Extended Core Standards, and Utah Teaching and Leadership Standards.)


B. Collaborative Implementation Planning and Support Performance Standards and Requirements (theoretical and practical knowledge of implementation science principles; practical knowledge and skills in the use of implementation tools and frameworks that support LEAs to develop complete implementation plans calculated to implement evidence-based practices).


Minimum/Preferred Qualifications:


•Working knowledge and experience in implementing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and other special education laws.
•Working knowledge and experience with technology and computers as they relate to special education.
•Evidence of professional writing ability and excellent verbal communication skills.
•Demonstrated ability to work with others in a positive manner.
•Demonstrated ability to multi-task and work independently or as part of a team.


Opportunity Type:

Full-Time w/benefits package


Percent or Time or Hours per Week:

100%


Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Required Documents (The names and contact information of 3 references will be collected during the application process):

Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Teaching Philosophy