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Regional Access Coach/Specialist (Multiple Positions)

Employer
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Location
Knoxville, TN

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Description
Regional Access Coach/Specialist (Multiple Positions)
 

The Regional Access Coaches will work with the Office of Special Populations at the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) and will be an integral part of the department’s implementation of training and support for students with disabilities. A person in this position has knowledge of instruction and intervention for students ages 3-22 in Tennessee, as well as having a clear understanding of the development of Instructionally Appropriate Individual Education Programs (IAIEPs).  This position will support selected districts with implementation of training principles through training, coaching, and direct observation. The goal for the Regional Access coaches is to improve access to instructional practices and intensive intervention, supports, and services with the focus on improving outcomes for students with disabilities.

 

Regional Access Coaches will provide support for selected Access for All Learning Network districts at the district and school levels to provide access and scaffolds to high-quality instructional materials for students with disabilities.



Qualifications
Regional Access Coach Duties and Responsibilities:

• Provide observation, coaching, and feedback, virtually and in-person, on facilitator and educator implementation of training principles related to access to high quality core instruction and intensive intervention. Provide decision-making for the development and implementation of Instructionally Appropriate Individual Education Programs (IAIEPs).

• Use data to support educators in planning and implementing project activities.

• Collaborate closely with the Office of Special Populations at TDOE on content.

• Collaborate with TDOE regional special education specialists to ensure aligned and coordinated

support to districts, schools, and educators.

• Redeliver training content to schools/educators as required, virtually and/or in-person.

    Frequent travel within assigned districts to conduct coaching/observations.

In addition, successful candidates will have:

• Bachelor's Degree required; Degree in Education preferred

• Belief that all children can learn and that expectations must remain high for all students.

• The ability to engage project partners (educators, administrators, support personnel, other

TDOE personnel) to effectively to improve outcomes for students, including strong written and

verbal skills.

• Previous professional experience in a role requiring training and/or consultation with adult

individuals or agencies.

• A willingness to proactively facilitate trainings and coaching conversations, a strong work ethic,

and resilient problem solving skills.

• The ability to redeliver impactful training to educators and administrators.

• Understanding and knowledge of multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS), including RTI2, to

address the academic and non-academic needs of students.

• Self-reflective skills and will actively engage in coaching training.

• Ability and willingness to attend all trainings and learn/utilize new technology tools.

• Teacher certification and special education certification preferred.

 

Finalists for this position may be asked to provide information about investigations and findings related to sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, sexual assaults, dating/domestic violence, and stalking during their current or immediately previous employment (if not currently employed).



Job: Other Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Center For Literacy, Educ & Employment
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Aug 14, 2023, 7:54:26 PM

Organization

Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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