Instructional Coach

Posted: Continuous 2012-03-20
Available: 2012-2013 Closes: 04/03/2012
NSSED District Services Center
Title/Position:            Instructional Coach
The Instructional Coach supports the NSSED student outcomes vision which is to help students become successful, happy adults in home, school, work, and community by providing programs and services that ensure students:
 a) acquire/use knowledge and skills, b) interact well with others and have friends, c) take appropriate action to meet their needs, d) care about and contribute to society, and e) take actions to maintain health and wellness.
The Instructional Coach supports the student outcomes vision by providing ongoing coaching and consultation, technical assistance, professional development, collaborative problem-solving and crisis management support to all members of the educational team. 
Core Competencies:  
  • Proficient Communication skills
  • Effective Collaborative Problem-solving ability
  • Engages in Continuous Professional Improvement
  • Has Job Specific Skills required to meet essential job functions
Essential Job Functions:
  • Communicate and collaborate in partnership with the educational teams to improve academic, life, vocational, communication and social skills in partnership through utilization of best practices in related areas. 
  • Provide ongoing professional development through in the moment coaching and modeling of best practices in the areas of academic, life, vocational, communication and social skills. 
  • Provide ongoing technical assistance to educational team members by modeling best practices within the learning environment and providing timely and constructive feedback. 
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and utilization of Nonviolent Crisis Intervention techniques. 
  • Develop instructional training programs for non-certified staff, substitute teachers and teaching assistants. 
  • Responsible for the ongoing selection and maintenance of instructional materials across the program. 
  • Develop and maintain curriculum and resource library. 
  • Create positive relationships with teachers, administrators and other educational team members. 
  • Communicate and demonstrate researched-based instructional practices that result in increased student performance. 
  • Communicate effectively with all members of the school district and community. 
  • React to change productively and handle other tasks as assigned. 
 Physical Requirements/Environmental Conditions:
  • Requires prolonged sitting or standing. 
  • Occasionally requires physical exertion to manually move, lift, carry, pull, or push heavy objects or materials. 
  • Occasional stooping, bending, and reaching. 
  • Must work indoors and outdoors year-round. 
  • Must work in noisy and crowded environments. 
Qualifications / Background Knowledge:
The successful candidate will possess a familiarity with a wide range of special needs and a demonstrated knowledge of a variety of research based instructional programs and technologies.  Recent experience working with students with Autism, cognitive and/or physical impairments is required.  They will have outstanding organizational skills and the ability to efficiently manage responsibilities and timelines.  Certification in special education or related field is required.  Type 39 substitute teaching certificate in addition to other certification is preferred (if other certificate is not a teaching certificate).
Reports to:
ELS Program Supervisor
ELS Program Administrator

North Suburban Special Education District

760 Red Oak Lane
Highland Park, IL 60035
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