Kennedy Krieger Institute

  • EDUCATION CONSULTANT

    Department
    Center for Autism and Related Disorders
    Vacancy ID
    4330
    Pos. Category
    Professional/Management
    Job Location : Street
    3901 Greenspring Avenue
    # of Hours
    40.00
    Job Locations
    US-MD-Baltimore
    Pos. Type
    Regular Full Time
  • Overview

    JOB ID: 4330

     

    the Education Consultant, will provide consultative services and technical assistance to local school district personnel and other state and private agencies related to the educational programming for students with disabilities.  The incumbent will actively participate in activities related to Outreach and Training initiatives. This person will also provide assistance to the Director of Outreach and Training. In addition, the Consultant will provide professional development workshops and parent trainings, participate in behavior coding projects (teacher and child), and provide clinical care at CARD.

    Responsibilities

    1. Provide consultative services, professional development and technical assistance to local school district personnel, parents, and other state and local agencies related to educational programming for students with disabilities in the form of workshops and job-embedded coaching.
    2. Utilize a collaborative coaching model to deliver evidence-based strategies to community providers who wish to enhance their capacity to provide evidence-based instruction and behavioral services, including conducting assessments. Collaborative coaching entails establishing rapport, observation, personalized use of coaching strategies (e.g., modeling, verbal direction, video review and analysis), debriefing with elicitation of teacher reflection and the provision of constructive and supportive feedback, and action planning.  Review of progress toward the established action plan will be included.
    3. Assess instructional staff skills and needs in order to provide tailored training and support to ensure their implementation of evidence-based practices and intervention strategies.
    4. Assess the implementation context to determine existing supports, resources, and barriers to implementation of evidence-based practices.
    5. Assist in developing online training content and training materials (e.g., PowerPoint presentations, pre/post-tests, learning objectives).
    6. Interpret and accurately apply federal and state statutes, regulations, policies and procedures related to diverse learners.
    7. Provide technical assistance and consultative services on teaching methodology, curriculum program development and assessment for students with disabilities, often focusing on Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
    8. Develop instructional tools and resources to provide guidance to districts, schools and teachers regarding diverse learners.
    9. Develop and disseminate project information through publications, national and state conferences, and other vehicles.
    10. Identify and prepare education and intervention grant and contract proposals under the guidance of the Outreach and Training Director.
    11. Prepare reports and maintain records of trainings, consultations, and other relevant activities as necessary to meet requirements of funding sources.
    12. Monitor timelines and ensure deadlines are met.
    13. Visit, attend, and/or present at, relevant community activities or venues to educate the broader community about CARD activities and projects.
    14. Participate in teacher and/or child behavior coding projects, maintaining a high level of inter-rater reliability.
    15. Conduct evaluations for patients at CARD.

    Qualifications

     

    EDUCATION:

    Must have a Master’s degree in; Education, Education Administration, Psychology, Speech Language Pathology, or related field.

     

     EXPERIENCE:

    • At least three years of experience and training with effective strategies, school programming and supports for students with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental delays.
    • At least three years of experience implementing strategies and supports for students with autism spectrum disorder as a teacher, allied health professional, supervisor or related role in schools.
    • Experience providing and/or coordinating staff development activities.
    • Experience in grant writing, preferred.
    • Experience working in school settings.
    • Experience teaching or providing clinical services to children or youth.

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