Response to Intervention (RTi) and/or Section 504 Support Specialist

Category:  Support
Job Function:  Certified Support Staff
Department:  Johns Creek High

Summary

Works in an instructional support capacity to provide professional learning, technical guidance and best practice resources and materials in the area of Section 504, Response to Intervention (RTi) and Student Support Team (SST); Serves as the primary intervention specialist and school contact for Section 504, RTi and SST (Student Support Team), as well as functions as the school liaison between General Education, Psychological Services and Special Education for compliance and due process issues related to students suspected of having impairments or disabilities under IDEA or Section 504

Essential Duties

  • Ensures that meetings are scheduled to review 504 plans upon parental request to address areas of concern and/or to review any new diagnostic information received
  • Chairs Section 504 meetings and ensures compliance with annual reviews of 504 plans and triennial redetermination of 504 eligibility
  • Disseminates existing 504 plans to teachers at the beginning of the school year and during transition points of teachers (ex. Semester change)
  • Trains all school staff on expectations surrounding Section 504 plan eligibility, plan development and tracking of progress on accommodations
  • Ensures proper personnel are invited to attend Section 504 meetings (examples include but are not limited to teachers, administrators, school nurse, school psychologist, etc.)
  • Liaisons between SST chairperson and Instructional Support Teacher to gauge if referral to Services for Exceptional Children may be necessary for 504 students Supports and monitors school’s implementation of Response to Intervention (RTi) model for increasing student achievement (includes academics and behavior)
  • Utilizes understanding of how to select and analyze data related to individual students, groups of students and classrooms to positively impact achievement and behavior
  • Provides training and support on effective use of school-based intervention teams, including collaboration, communication, and cohesion across various team members (administrators, teachers, counselors, CSTs, ISTs, school psychologists, etc.)
  • Provides training and ongoing support for data systems that provide critical student achievement data and information
  • Meets with teachers individually or in grade-level teams to help interpret data, determine intervention efficacy and plan next steps of support
  • Models and assists teachers in the use of data to place students in intervention groups and define focus of instruction for each group
  • Plans, schedules and leads RTi and Student Support Team (SST) meetings in coordination with the principal, support staff, parents, and instructional staff
  • Assists with the monitoring of Reading and Math instruction to ensure the use of sound teaching practices consisting of evidence-based instructional practices which are implemented with fidelity
  • Provides training and support related to RTi software tools (universal screener, progress monitoring, system data tools)
  • Works collaboratively with SST team to facilitate eligibility for special education when needed
  • Ensures that the RTi/SST adheres to legal requirements in order to protect the legal integrity of the system and students
  • Plans and delivers ongoing staff development for teachers and paraprofessionals with respect to RTi
  • Maintains records and ensures compliance with federal, state and local guidelines and reporting requirements
  • Supports instructional staff’s engagement in professional development workshops including oneself
  • Demonstrates advanced proficiency with various computer based software (SIS, Microsoft Office, Graphing Tools, Data Dashboards)
  • Other duties as assigned by the appropriate administrator

Required Education

Master’s Degree in Education, School Counseling, or School Psychology

Certification/Licensure

Must hold or be eligible for Georgia Teaching or Service certification in applicable area

Experience Qualifications

Minimum 5 years of experience as a teacher, school counselor or school psychologist required; Advanced training and/or minimum 2 years of experience implementing Response to Intervention models and programs  or Minimum 2 years as a school-based RTi/SST Chair required

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Strong mediation and conflict resolution skills are desired
  • Must conceptually understand Section 504 requirements and aid in helping with accommodation plan development based upon need
  • Demonstrates skills in data gathering and analysis, project planning and evaluation
  • Ability to promote and follow Board of Education policies, Superintendent's initiatives and directives, school building and department goals, priorities and procedures
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with students, staff, and community
  • Allocates time and resources effectively
  • Respects confidentiality
  • Must have an understanding of instructional decision-making
  • Knowledge of legal issues and requirements related to special education and 504
  • Knowledge of special education programs and services
  • Strong knowledge and skill in problem solving processes
  • Strong knowledge of testing and assessment
  • Computer and technology skills
  • Deep understanding of instruction in reading/literacy, math, and behavior interventions
  • Ability to develop implement, monitor, and evaluate program goals and initiatives
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal

Working Conditions

  • Normal office environment

Physical Demands

  • Routine physical activity associated with normal office environment
Posting ID:  20347

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