Education Specialist III - Multi-Tiered System of Support Specialist

Augusta, Maine, United States Full-time

Education Specialist III – Multi-Tiered System of Support Specialist

Augusta, Maine, United States Full-time

Department of Education

Education Specialist III – Multi-Tiered System of Support Specialist

CODE:   3060            PAY GRADE: 26 - $45,094.40 - $67,516.80 annually

OPEN FOR RECRUITMENT:   August 8, 2019

CLOSES:  August 23, 2019

 

Purpose:

Provides professional services to support the implementation of district and school (LEA) multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS), developing state policies and procedures to support implementation of related statute (referencing Response to Intervention); coordinating supports and professional learning related to the implementation of multi-tiered systems of support grade preK-12.  Duties include provision of professional learning and development including webinars,  providing technical assistance to LEAs; participation in the plan and actions of the Standards and Instructional Supports (SIS) team, attendance at SIS and Office of Learning Systems related meetings and applicable conferences; development and communication of public information related to multi-tiered systems of support.  

 

Representative Tasks:

  • Development of the State of Maine Multi-Tiered Systems of Support Framework in order to train educators in academic (response to intervention) and behavioral interventions and supports.
  • Developing a continuum of universal, targeted, and tertiary supports and interventions that addresses learner needs inclusive of those performing well below grade level and those who are performing well above grade level.
  • Provide support to districts in developing inclusive learning environments that utilize differentiated instructional practices to meet the needs of all learners (minimizing the need for “pullout” programs that tend to place students on homogeneous “tracks”)
  • Work with LEAs (School Administrative Units/SAUs) on scaling up implementation of education innovations across the state of Maine including work with outside agencies and organizations in order to support the implementation of multi-tiered systems of support.
  • Coordinate with inter-office agencies to develop professional learning opportunities and support materials for professional learning in order to ensure a cohesive approach to the implementation of multi-tiered system of supports.
  • Interpret federal and state laws and regulations in order to support LEA implementation of multi-tiered systems of support.
  • Develop and offer technical assistance to LEAs in order to support educators in the development of local multi-tiered systems of support inclusive of positive behavioral interventions.
  • Provide data analysis supports to assist with the identification of root cause in order to build a comprehensive multi-tiered system of support.
  • Serve as a member of the standards and instructional support team in order to develop collaborative relationships with Department team members.
  • Assist in the development of professional learning communities related to multi-tiered systems of support in order to provide a learning network for educators across the state of Maine.
  • Monitors and evaluates the State of Maine multi-tiered system of support framework in order to ensure the framework is meeting the needs of Maine educators.
  • Remains abreast of current trends, research and best practices related to multi-tiered systems of support in order to provide timely relevant technical assistance, resources and materials to Maine LEAs and schools.
  • Assists LEA and school staff in monitoring, analyzing and utilizing a variety of data in order to inform multi-tiered system of support implementation and evaluation.
  • Develop and facilitate professional development in order to enhance and improve system-wide multi-tiered system of support implementation.
  • Attends local, regional and national professional learning opportunities including meetings and conferences in order to develop knowledge and understanding of trends and research.
  • Works with LEA administrators in order to ensure multi-tiered systems of support processes, protocols, timelines and implementation plans are implemented with fidelity and meet the needs of the LEA and students.
  • Works with Maine DOE Data team to compile, maintain and review data required for the educational, behavioral and social and emotional needs of students.
  • Works collaboratively with Department teams including Special Services, Office of School and Student Supports, ESEA Federal Programs and Assessment in order to ensure consistency of implementation and supports.
  • Performs other duties as assigned in order to support the work of the Maine Department of Education.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the Maine Learning Results, of K-12 curriculum, and the process of developing and implementing these content standards.
  • Knowledge of policy positions and educational initiatives of the Department and the Governor.
  • Knowledge of administering and coordinating multi-tiered systems of support.
  • Knowledge of State and federal statutes, policies, and regulations regarding support and intervention strategies.
  • Knowledge of data collection, analysis and reporting procedures at the state and local level.
  • Knowledge of community involvement in education policy decisions and educational operations.
  • Ability to set performance-based objectives and evaluate results.
  • Ability to effectively lead/direct professional staff and oversee program implementation and support.
  • Ability to interpret and explain statutory provisions to all relevant stakeholders, including members of the public.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with representatives from other state agencies and organizations and collaborate successfully among interagency partners.
  • Ability to work effectively with and provide guidance to all relevant stakeholders, including members of the public.
  • Ability to identify and analyze issues, reach logical conclusions and make sound recommendations/decisions.
  • Ability to provide technical assistance and professional development in the areas of multi-tiered systems of support.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both, orally and in writing.
  • Ability to use required technologies: word processing, database systems and spreadsheets.
  • Ability to use fax, technology-based communications (i.e., Internet, Web) and email systems, laptop and desktop computer systems, and word processing and data applications (Excel in particular) to support assessment program activities.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

                                                                                                                                                              A Bachelors Degree in Education or required specialty/subject area and four (4) years professional level experience in required specialty/subject area.  A Masters Degree in Education or required specialty/subject area may be substituted for experience on a year-for-year basis.   

BENEFITS

                                        

The value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement is 14.47% of salary for BU.  The value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $14.31 biweekly.  The value* of State-paid Health Insurance:

 

Level 1:  100% State Contribution (employee pays nothing):  $461.75 biweekly

Level 2:  95% State Contribution (employee pays 5%):  $438.66 biweekly

Level 3:  90% State Contribution (employee pays 10%):  $415.58 biweekly

Level 4:  85% State Contribution (employee pays 15%):  $392.49 biweekly

 

*The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Mindy Hansen, HR Generalist

General Gov. Service Center

Melinda.Hansen@maine.gov

207-624-7430 (T)