Multiple Disabilities Specialist
Available: August 2012
Closes: open until filled
Anchorage-based with statewide travel required
Multiple Disabilities Specialist
This is a full-time position based at the Special Education Service Agency's (SESA) main office in Anchorage, Alaska.
The Special Education Service Agency, State of Alaska, is seeking a multiple disabilities specialist to provide services as part of its Low Incidence Disability (LID) outreach program. Under the supervision of the program director, the multiple disabilities specialist provides consultative services to multiple school districts and their staff, students, and parents that include, but are not limited to: individualized educational recommendations through onsite and distance delivery for students age 3 through 21; assisting with the development and implementation of student IEP/instructional programs; evaluating student progress on an ongoing basis and recommending intervention strategies; demonstrating/teaching specialized strategies and/or providing topical in-services and workshops to school personnel, parents, students, peers, and community; assisting districts in procuring specialized instructional materials and/or adapting available materials/equipment; facilitating inter-agency collaboration. This individual must be willing to travel extensively in rural/remote Alaska.
Additional Preferred Experience
- Masters degree in special education with an emphasis on learners with multiple disabilities OR a bachelors degree and 3 years suitable experience.
- Minimum three years recent experience with learners who have multiple disabilities and their families.
- Experience in developing positive behavior support plans, visual supports, and programs to enhance communication skills.
- Experience in teaching social interaction and play skills.
- Knowledge of current research and range of educational practices in the field of multiple disabilities.
- Requirements met for Alaska State Department of Education Special Education Type A Certificate. (Visit http://www.eed.state.ak.us/TeacherCertification/app02.html for information of certification.)
- Knowledge of and experience with implementation of best practices in the education of students with multiple disabilities.
- Flexibility and willingness to learn new skills.
- Ability to travel independently in rural/remote Alaska throughout the school year.
- Current knowledge of assistive technology commonly used with students having multiple disabilities.
- Direct experience with students with multiple disabilities across age ranges (pre-school through high school) and across various levels of disability.
- Community-based instruction and inclusion.
- Experience training professionals, paraprofessionals, and community members.
- Interagency networking and collaboration.
- Experience with creation and use of digital media.
For more information or to access an application see web link below.
- Provide consultative services to a variety of school district staff, students, and parents to include:
- Individualized educational recommendations through onsite and distance delivery for students age 3 through 21.
- Assisting with the development and implementation of instructional materials/programs.
- Demonstrating/teaching specialized strategies and/or providing topical in-services and workshops to local school personnel, parents, students, peers, and community.
- Assisting districts in procuring specialized instructional materials and/or adapting available material/equipment.
- Facilitating interagency collaboration.
To learn more about our agency, the state of Alaska, or to download our application, visit our website at www.sesa.org.
SESA is an equal opportunity employer.
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