Job Title: Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) Specialist

Reports to:Director Professional Development and School Supports
Typical Schedule:216/245 days/8 hours
Bargaining Unit:N/A

 

FLSA:Exempt
Job Code:TBD
Salary Schedule:MGT07

JOB GOAL

Responsible for assisting with developing and implementing MTSS systems at the school and district level by fostering a climate of shared responsibility and shared commitment; supporting regional and school communities in the implementation of evidence-based practices and programs; advocating for an integrated, Multi-Tiered System of Supports; promoting the use of collaborative planning and problem solving; modeling the use of data to drive decision making; seeking, providing, and supporting professional development opportunities; advancing meaningful parental and community involvement; and delivering comprehensive services.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.
  1. Provide technical assistance to administrators, teachers, and school-based leadership teams to facilitate implementation of a Multi-Tiered System of Supports at the district, region, and school levels. This includes the development of professional learning communities that integrate standards-based instruction and professional growth systems. Technical assistance activities include observation and feedback, modeling, and other supportive assistance necessary to implement a Multi-Tiered System of Supports.
  2. Collaborate with school sites to develop and implement infrastructure to support collaborative planning and problem solving.
  3. Facilitate collaborative planning and inquiry cycles with district and school-based teams.
  4. Develop and facilitate Multi-Tiered System of Supports training for school-based leadership teams and other stakeholders.
  5. Plan, coordinate, and facilitate the implementation of academic and behavioral common assessments at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.
  6. Utilize data to inform instructional planning and monitor the effectiveness of academic and behavior instruction at the core, supplemental, and intensive instruction/intervention levels.
  7. Facilitate the development of multi-tiered assessment, problem solving, and instructional supports for students at school sites.
  8. Provide technical assistance to school sites to develop plans to monitor and evaluate the fidelity of core, supplemental, and intensive instruction and supports.
  9. Support the implementation of a documentation system to ensure sufficiency of supplemental (targeted) and intensive interventions.
  10. Model and facilitate the evaluation of the types of responses to instruction/intervention for large groups, small groups, and individual students.
  11. Facilitate the involvement of students and families in the development and evaluation of supplemental and intensive interventions.
  12. Collaborate with educators and other stakeholders to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments for all students.
  13. Perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of Multi-Tiered System of Supports
  • Problem solving, collaborative planning, and data-based decision-making skills
  • Ability to provide technical assistance and integrate technology to provide professional development
  • Possess strong interpersonal, consultation, and facilitation skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form using positive interpersonal skills with a variety of stakeholders
  • Ability to reflect and apply knowledge from current research on best practices for improving student achievement
  • Ability to build and sustain relationships with educators from various disciplines and skill
  • Demonstrate command of leadership skills in formal and informal settings
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and manage work assignments in an efficient manner
  • Ability to facilitate groups of educators through the change process to consensus

EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s degree in education or a closely related field
  • Experience with development and implementation of professional development training
  • Experience with program evaluation strategies and methods
  • Experience in the assessment of student skills using a variety of formal and informal assessment tools
  • Experience with the implementation of a Multi-Tiered System of Supports at the school or district level

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES & REGISTRATIONS

  • Valid Florida Educator’s Certificate

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Five years of experience in PK-12 public education
  • Familiarity with policies and procedures of Florida public schools

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

None

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull or move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk, and hear; stand and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.

MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT

  • General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) Specialist;   EST: May 21, 2013;   REV: n/a;   Board Approved: May 21, 2013