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Instructional Coach

Company: Hope
Location: Springfield
Posted on: July 2, 2024

Job Description:

SummaryTo support school-wide implementation of best instructional practices through job embedded professional development, classroom observations and interactions with teaching staff. Serves as a mentor to teaching staff. What You Will Do1. Provide professional development and leadership to Teachers/LTAs on ULS, Embrace, and other instructional software and programs 2. Identify needs and make recommendations for appropriate resource materials for student differentiation. 3. Support the collection, analysis, and reporting of data 4. Work collaboratively with Hope Support Services 5. Research and disseminate professional and best special education practices 6. Meet regularly with certified teaching staff to mentor and support 7. Meet weekly with the principal to report on progress, plan next steps, discuss improvement efforts to meet the diverse needs of students and teachers 8. Network with other leaders in developing, implementing, and researching best practices in special education. 9. Actively participate in key school-wide decision-making by regularly collaborating with the school leadership team 10.Evaluate student achievement and assist with placing students in appropriate interventions and/or support services. 11.Improve student and teacher performance in identified targeted areas 12.Promote a positive and collaborative school culture 13.Support the IEP Coordinator in the implementation and tracking of AAC devices14.Attend IEP meetings as requested 15. Assumes responsibility as a mandated reporter concerning incidents of alleged abuse and neglect of individuals served by Hope, as outlined in the agency's policies and procedures. 16. Provides support and consultation to Principal, Assistant Principal, and Director of Special Education as needed. 17. Provides direct communication to Learning Academy certified teaching staff in areas related to resource room, instructional materials and training. 18. Performs all other duties as assigned. Training, Academic and Experiential What You Will Bring1. Valid Illinois Professional Educator's License with LBS1 endorsement 2. Minimum 5 years of successful classroom teaching experience in special education 3. Effective leadership, communication and presentation skills with prior experiences working collaboratively with adults 4. In depth knowledge of current, scientifically-based reading instruction (SBRI), student-centered learning and data analysis 5. Ability to plan, implement and evaluate instructional programs 6. Strong interpersonal skills. 7. Strong organizational skills 8. Use discreet judgment and hold confidential matters 9. Knowledge of computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint) 10.Proven ability to work cooperatively and effectively with colleagues, including the ability to create and nurture a professional community of adult learners.11.Successful background clearance, physical, and drug/alcohol screening and the ability to meet all licensing standards of the Department of Human Services and the Department of Child and Family Services Working ConditionsWhat You Will GetHealth InsuranceDental InsuranceVision InsuranceFlexible Spending Account (Health and Dependent)Health Savings AccountLife Insurance401(k) Retirement PlanPaid Time OffFloating HolidaysEmployee & Dependent Tuition Reimbursement Hope is an Equal Opportunity Employer.PI2ee1e18db0d8-25660-34764629

Keywords: Hope, Springfield , Instructional Coach, Education / Teaching , Springfield, Illinois

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