Apr 09, 2019

Support Specialist, Improving Teacher-Student Interactions

$70,391 - $84,301 yearly
  • Region 4 Education Service Center
  • Houston, TX, USA
Full-time Education

Job Description

Job Goal:
Manage Initiative 2: Improving Teacher-Student Interactions of the Regional Early Childhood Education Support Specialist (RECESS) grant and complete required grant activities.


Bachelor’s degree

Valid Texas Teacher Certificate to include early childhood education

1. Four years teaching in early childhood (birth-2nd grade)
2. Three years in district/campus supervisory role
3. Experience in instructional coaching
4. Experience in collaborating with community partners
5. Experience in grant management
6. Experience in working with a teacher-student interaction tool
7. Experience in developing and presenting professional development

Special Knowledge and Skills
1. Broad-based knowledge of early childhood education, pedagogy, assessment, instructional technology, and instructional coaching
2. Ability to problem-solve and plan strategically for large-scale projects
3. Exemplary written and oral communication skills

Preferred Qualifications
1. Master’s degree with at least 15 hours of early childhood-related coursework

Major Responsibilities:
1. Manage pilot of a research-based teacher-student interaction assessment tool with the goal of creating positive teacher-student interactions to support child outcomes.
2. Create a process to document all aspects of the pilot using relevant data.
3. Provide coaching support.
4. Develop, present, and facilitate effective professional development.
5. Develop strategic plans aligned to needs-assessment results.
6. Provide support to program coaches.
7. Provide support on the implementation of the assessment tool.
8. Participate in developing communication networks between Region 4 and LEAs.
9. Engage in professional development to maintain knowledge and skills in area(s) of responsibility.
10. Participate in state level functions related to area(s) of responsibility.
11. Provide technical assistance and services as specified by any applicable federal/state grant that funds this position.
12. Create a sustainability plan to continue or expand the pilot program.

Supervision/Personnel Management
Provide program support and activity management to coaches funded by RECESS project grant to ensure program deliverables are met.

Physical Demands/Environmental Factors/ Mental Demands:
Frequent use of standard office equipment; prolonged sitting; occasional bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting; repetitive hand motions (keyboarding and use of mouse); occasional light lifting and carrying (less than 20 pounds); may work prolonged and irregular hours; occasional statewide travel; work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under pressure.

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