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Instructional Coach/Implementation Specialist

The Instructional Coaches/Implementation Specialists (ICIS) for the TAESE sponsored Utah Professional Development 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 educational teams throughout Utah, which will be directed by priorities identified by the Utah State Board of Education–Special Education Section (USBE–SES) based on analysis of relevant data and PD/TA advisory board input. Additionally, ICIS’s actions will be directed by Local Education Agencies (LEAs), annual performance review (APR) determinations, and, more specifically, by their determinations in the Utah Program Improvement Planning System.

There are two open ICIS positions that will be filled with this job posting.

A. Professional Development and Technical Assistance Development, Delivery, Coaching, and Evaluation (60% time)
Performance Standards and Requirements

Possess a detailed working knowledge of the elements of the approved Utah PD/TA contract between TAESE and the USOE–SES.
Maintain a knowledge and understanding of the accountability and results needs in special education, including state performances plans (SPP), annual performance reports (APR), and state systemic improvement plans (SSIP).
Maintain knowledge of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Utah’s implementation of IDEA, associated state rules and regulations, and how they relate to professional development.
Stay current on all major issues in PD/TA, adult learning principles, and assessment of learning.
Demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills across various demands (e.g., phone conversations, email communication, professional presentation, etc.)
Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the Utah Core Standards, Utah Extended Core Standards, and Utah Teaching and Leadership Standards.
Demonstrate strong, applied content knowledge of positive behavioral support, explicit instruction, lesson and unit design, progress monitoring, content enhancement, universal design principles and other mainstream evidence-based content areas in education.
Demonstrate an understanding and respect for the general supervision responsibilities of USOE–SES personnel and TAESE’s supplementary support role.
Possess a working knowledge of the internal and external measures used to evaluate the Utah PD/TA system, and respond to directions from the project director in support of PD/TA being aligned to produce positive outcomes on internal and external project measures (i.e., enhanced outcomes for SWDs, and APR determinations requiring less support).
As identified by the project director, provide coaching support to approved PD/TA providers in terms of specifying learning objectives, developing PD/TA with strong promise to achieve identified objectives, identifying evaluation methods to guide attainment of the objectives, and developing PD/TA with an increased likelihood of transfer to school settings.
In coordination with, or as directed by, the project director, interact with core team leaders about PD/TA priorities, differentiated levels of support to LEAs, and formation, delivery, and assessment of PD/TA and technical methodologies to support the needs of LEA personnel in an assigned Utah region.
Be familiar with and implement project policies and guidelines, and submit project-related supports in a timely manner, as specified.
Develop competencies in using distance meeting and coaching technologies, enabling productive work from distant project centers.
Attend appropriate project meetings and TAESE-related meetings and events.

B. Collaborative Implementation Planning and Support (40% time)
Performance Standards and Requirements

Display extensive theoretical and practical knowledge of implementation science principles, and display behaviors that support the effective use of implementation science principles, which assist LEAs in planning for effective transfer of key skills from PD/TA training settings to school settings.
Display 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, scale them to address all students’ needs in LEAs, and sustain them over time.
In coordination with, or as directed by, the project director, be responsible for the timely completion of all reports and paperwork relating to PD/TA activities.
In coordination with, or as directed by, the project director, attend relevant state, regional, and national meetings, as well as trainings and conferences.
Maintain an effective collaborative relationship and communication pattern with LEA personnel, core team members, and other ICIS members.


This position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in special education or directly related field.
Extensive, demonstrated success in working with students with disabilities.
Extensive, demonstrated success supervising, or coaching other adults in instructional or classroom management practices (e.g., paraeducators).
Demonstrated success in quickly, efficiently, and accurately acquiring new knowledge, skills and dispositions, within a coaching framework.
Demonstrated experience in coordinating and supervising projects.
Demonstrated skills in verbal and written communication, and professional social interaction.
Proficiency in the use of MS Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
Ability to travel.

Opportunity Type:
ACA Full-Time (Hourly)
Percent of Time or Hours per Week:
Advertised Salary:
Commensurate based on experience, plus excellent benefits
Required Documents (The names and contact information of 3 references will be collected during the application process):

Speech Language Pathologist

Open Date:
Review Date:
Job Category:
Center For Persons With Disabilities
E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs
Logan Campus
Posting Duration:
Open Until Filled
Position Summary:

Provide speech and language services to children under the age of three with developmental delays/disabilities, including symptoms of autism. The successful applicant will also work closely with the children's family members. This is a full-time benefited position.

Essential Functions

Speech and Language Pathology Position Responsibilities include:
1) Evaluate speech, language, cognitive-communication, social communication. Administer a variety of norm-referenced and criterion-referenced assessments in order to analyze the nature and extent of speech, language and other impairments.
2) Coach parents and/or direct teach speech, language, cognitive-communication and social communication to toddlers and their families, utilizing an individualized plan with both long-term goals and short-term goals established for each individual's needs.
3) Instruct parents in small groups to implement evidence-based practice.
Minimum/Preferred Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

Master's Degree in Communication Disorders and Certificate of Clinical Competence. Consideration may be given to those who are eligible for CFY supervision. The clinical fellowship experience must be completed within one year of hiring. Continued employment is contingent on satisfactory completion of the clinical fellowship and CCC award.
Ability to obtain and maintain state licensure(s) required by the Utah Office of Occupational Licensing applicable to the profession.
Maintenance of appropriate professional affiliation(s) needed to supervise undergraduate and graduate students during practicum, student teaching and internships.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

Second language (Spanish)
Education and/or experience instructing children with ASD and their families.
Educational background to evaluate and treat oral motor and feeding disorders.

Opportunity Type:
Full-Time w/benefits package
Percent of Time or Hours per Week:
Advertised Salary:
Minimum $35,000, commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Required Documents (The names and contact information of 3 references will be collected during the application process):

Staff Assistant I

Open Date:09/06/2017
Review Date:09/13/2017
Job Category:Non-Exempt
Department:Center For Persons With Disabilitie
College/Unit:E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs
Location:Logan Campus
Posting Duration:Open Until Filled
Position Summary:

Provide office and administrative services to the Developmental and Behavioral Health Clinic (DBHC).

Welcomes and greet clients and visitors, in person or on the telephone; answering or referring inquiries.
Optimizes clients' satisfaction, provider time, and treatment room utilization by scheduling appointments in person or by telephone.
Keeps client appointments on schedule by notifying provider of client's arrival; reviewing service delivery compared to schedule; reminding provider of service delays.
Ensures availability of treatment information by filing and retrieving client records.
Maintains client accounts by obtaining, recording, and updating personal and financial information.
Obtains revenue by recording and updating financial information; recording and collecting client charges; controlling credit extended to clients; filing, collecting, and expediting third-party claims.
Maintains business office inventory and equipment by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies; scheduling equipment service and repairs.
Protects clients' rights by maintaining confidentiality of personal and financial information.
Maintains operations by following policies and procedures; reporting needed changes.
Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related duties as needed.
Adhere to all clinic policies.


Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum of 6 –12 months of progressive related responsibility that demonstrates the aptitude to perform the essential functions of the position
Ability to maintain confidentiality according to HIPAA
Ability to multitask and maintain attention to detail
Experience providing excellent customer service in person and over the telephone

Clinical Office Receptionist Skills and Qualifications:

Multi-tasking, Flexibility, Telephone Skills, Customer Service, Time Management, Organization, Attention to Detail, Scheduling, Word Processing, Professionalism, Quality Focus

Preferred Qualifications:

2 years of experience in a clinical or medical office
HIPAA training
Associate or Bachelors in office management
Experience with electronic medical records and scheduling

Opportunity Type:
Less than 100% time w/benefit package
Percent of Time or Hours per Week:
35 hours per week
Advertised Salary:
Minimum $23,000, plus excellent benefits
Required Documents (The names and contact information of 3 references will be collected during the application process)