ORTIi Implementation Coach in Tigard-Tualatin School District
ORTIi utilizes RTI Implementation Coaches to train, consult, and coach districts in all aspects of installing and sustaining multi-tier systems of support. Successful coaches have expertise and experience with direct assessment practices, evidence-based instruction, effective strategies for systems change, and coaching, and have a passion for meeting the educational needs of all students.
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ORTIi Implementation Coach
Oregon Response to Instruction and Intervention (ORTIi) is seeking a passionate educator with expertise in assessment practices, data-based decision making, evidence-based instruction, training, coaching, and systems implementation. A successful candidate will be a lifelong learner that thrives in a collaborative environment, is a skilled communicator, and can function independently while facilitating significant change at the school and district levels. This full-time position is located at our central hub in the Tigard-Tualatin School District, but will serve districts throughout Oregon, requiring frequent travel.
JOB TITLE: Implementation Coach
JOB GROUP: Licensed
REPORTS TO: Director, ORTIi
POSITION START DATE: August 27, 2018
GENERAL DUTIES SUMMARY:
ORTIi Implementation Coaches provide training, technical assistance, and coaching to school districts participating in the ORTIi project. The goal is to develop district leadership capacity to implement and sustain successful RTI systems designed to meet the needs of all learners and provide a framework for determining Special Education eligibility for students with Specific Learning Disabilities. This work is framed by the ORTIi Essential Components and guided by the ORTIi Installation Matrix. Implementation coaches work closely with the ORTIi team to develop materials and practices, and plan and deliver high quality professional trainings. Coaches work closely with participating district personnel to develop RTI systems, strategically support implementation, and provide training and coaching on assessment practices, teaming and data-based decision making, and evidenced based instructional practices.
1. Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Education
2. Independently provides training and consultation to participating districts according to the ORTIi framework.
3. Works effectively and collaborates with the ORTIi director and coaching team.
4. Is able to travel frequently using their own vehicle.
5. Is able to stand for long periods of time for presentations, coaching, and related activities.
6. Follows Tigard-Tualatin School District standards including reporting concerns and abuse.
7. Understand and complies with Oregon Teacher’s Standards of Competent and Ethical Performance.
1. Work collaboratively with the ORTIi Director, Implementation Coaches, and support staff to maintain consistency of service delivery practices, fidelity of implementation of the ORTIi model, and clarity of message.
2. Train, coach and support schools and districts participating in the ORTIi project to implement a Response to Intervention system as defined in the ORTIi model. Specific RTI components include, but are not limited to:
a. Core curriculum and instructional practices
b. Comprehensive assessment systems, decision rules, and teaming structures using data-based decision-making for screening, progress monitoring, and SLD eligibility determinations
c. Research-based interventions
d. Effective leadership practices
3. Provide on-site professional development training to staff.
4. Work with district leadership teams to build a sustainable infrastructure based on the principles of implementation science.
5. Assist with the planning, organization, and hosting of complex statewide trainings.
6. Conduct presentations and other professional development activities with a high level of professional rigor.
7. Respond to ongoing requests for information, guidance, and support via email, telephone, and site visits.
8. Maintain open and direct communication with district representatives toward project goals.
9. Maintain excellent, detailed records of project activities, such as site visits, assessments, and implementation documentation.
10. Development and support ORTIi Lab Schools, including training, facilitation of site visits, and development of materials.
11. Assist with various ORTIi projects, such as, but not limited to, training videos, operating plans, support materials, webinars, and website development.
12. Other duties as assigned.
Necessary prerequisite skills/experience:
- Five or more years of experience in a setting using an RTI framework as a classroom teacher/teacher leader, instructional coach, special education teacher, school psychologist, English Language Learner specialist, or administrator.
- Extensive knowledge of RTI and Multi-tiered Systems of Support.
- Expertise in reading curriculum and instruction.
- Experience training moderate to large groups of people, including planning, developing materials and presenting.
- Expertise in the collection, analysis and use of data for decision-making.
- Planning, developing and evaluating programs.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Excellent interpersonal skills with individuals, teams and groups.
- Problem-solving and action planning skills.
- Ability to collaborate effectively with ORTIi team members.
Additional desired skills/experience:
- Strong background in the identification and support of students with learning disabilities.
- Expertise in English Language Learners.
- Expertise in curriculum and instruction in the area of math.
- Expertise in Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports.
- Expertise in implementing RTI at the secondary level.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
· Valid Oregon Teaching Certificate
Apply at: Oregon RTI Implementation Coach