Inclusive Learning Educator- Part Time
Develop and teach the fall and spring semester Academy for Inclusive Learning and Social Growth (AILSG) non-academic curriculum, such as life skills, social skills, office technology skills, and career/workplace readiness. Participate in assessment of applicants to AILSG programs as well as ongoing assessment of enrolled students in conjunction with the AILSG academic/career and social advisors. Participate in AILSG orientation and educational events, including the AILSG Summer Leadership Intensive Program and outreach activities to secondary school systems.
- Develop the AILSG curriculum for the non-academic courses and/or seminars required of AILSG students. These courses are not included in the course offerings from the KSU Division of Academic Affairs, and are tailored to AILSG students, who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. There are approximately 6 AILSG courses and/or seminars per semester, addressing topics such as life skills, social skills, office technology skills, and career/workplace readiness. Topics may vary with need and curriculum evolution
- Teach the required non-academic courses and/or seminars to AILSG students as described in the curriculum development activities above. Approximately 6 courses and/or seminars per semester (fall and spring semesters only) are distributed among approximately 6-10 total sections of 1.5 hours each (number of sections vary as necessary for student scheduling needs). Assess and report student class attendance hours as required to help maintain AILSG status as a Certified Transition Program.
- Hold office hours within the AILSG for individualized student tutoring and questions (fall and spring semesters). Meet and/or therwise communicate with students during summer months as needed.
- In conjunction with the AILSG academic/career and social advisors, participate in: 1) evaluation of applicants for admission to AILSG programs; 2) ongoing person-centered assessments of enrolled students throughout the year; and 3) student transition and exit meetings prior to student graduation. Also in coordination with the AILSG academic/career and social advisors, communicate directly with students’ families about student progress and performance in courses when necessary and as allowed by Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) regulations.
- Participate in AILSG events when necessary, including various orientation activities and the AILSG Summer Leadership Intensive Program. In conjunction with other AILSG staff, act as a liaison to secondary school systems when necessary (including participating in student recruiting forums, transition fairs, secondary school and teacher/counselor education as well as educating prospective students about the transition to college).
Funding for this position is based on partial funding from State and Grant funds, therefore continued employment is based on availability of these funds.
- Master’s degree in related field. In lieu of master’s degree; Bachelor’s degree and four (4) years of relevant experience
- Three (3) or more years of relevant experience preferred.
- Experience working with individuals with special needs, especially individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities, in a secondary or postsecondary education setting.