Greenbush - The Southeast Kansas Education Service Center is seeking applications for a Literacy Coach.
Anticipated start date: July 1, 2019. Position will remain open until filled. Equal Opportunity Employer
Job Summary: The Instructional Coach will assist school districts by substantially and effectively facilitating and providing assistance in developing, implementing, and evaluating curriculum, instructional models and strategies, and use of assessments through professional development and continuous coaching with teachers.
1. Must hold a current Kansas Teaching License.
2. Previous experience in implementing and evaluating effective curriculum design, instructional strategies, and use of assessments.
3. Demonstrated ability to implement best practices and the motivation to set and achieve high performance levels.
4. Preferred (not required) qualifications include Reading Specialist endorsement, ESOL endorsement, and/or significant experience and/orexpertise in literacy.
5. Desire to continue career improvement by enhancing job skills and performance.
1. Ability to work collaboratively with stakeholders in multiple school districts.
2. Ability to communicate and work effectively and constructively with cohort districts and service center staff.
3. Ability to work with cohort districts on strategies that improve literacy instruction and student achievement.
4. Ability to serve as a resource to cohort administrators and other staff members for matters related to literacy (i.e. curriculum, instruction, assessment, and professional development).
5. Ability to report on the status for cohort programs and services at the request of cohort superintendents, LiNK Project Director, or the Executive Director.
6. Ability to attend and provide professional development for administrators and teachers as requested by the cohort superintendents, the LiNK Project Director, or the Executive Director.
1. Must support the Service Center mission, goals, and objectives.
2. Must maintain strict confidentiality.
3. Ability to design, implement, and provide feedback on effective instruction for cohort district teachers.
4. Ability to evaluate and interpret classroom and building-wide data.
5. Ability to provide ongoing progress monitoring interpretation support in cohort districts.
6. Ability to review and interpret assessment data as needed to determine program effectiveness.
7. Ability to develop presentations and other public relations tools that can be used by administrators and teachers to communicate instructional and literacy strategies.
8. Ability to develop a solution to address the need for intervention strategies among special education subgroups, readers not on grade-level, and at-risk students, especially those living in poverty.
9. Ability to conduct and document weekly communication with cohort districts.
10. Ability to facilitate meetings and/or professional learning communities in school districts, designed to encourage collaboration among teachers.
11. Ability to provide appropriate service center personnel with reports on specific professional development and services requested by administrators.
12. Ability to keep current on changes and developments in the profession by attending professional meetings, reading professional journals andother publications, and discussing concerns of mutual interest with others in the field.
13. Ability to implement and follow all service center health and safety policies, including all precautions of the bloodborne pathogens exposure control plan.
14. Must meet all safety requirements as directed by the Service Center.
15. Must perform other duties as may be assigned by the Executive Director or Designee.
1. Manages all job duties with mobility, agility, and dexterity to access files, input data, file, use media equipment, type, word process, and maintain records.
2. Must occasionally work in noisy and crowded environments with numerous interruptions.
3. Must travel frequently in personal car or service center vehicle.
4. May be exposed to Hepatitis B and/or other communicable diseases.
Ensuring Equal Educational Opportunities for Everyone!
With more than 500 employees, the Southeast Kansas Education Service Center— Greenbush offers programs to school districts that are otherwise unavailable, unaffordable, or just more effective and efficient through a cooperative effort. At the core of every Greenbush service is the uncompromising belief that every learner, regardless of age or geographic location, deserves equal educational opportunities.
When working for Greenbush, you could potentially be working anywhere in the state of Kansas. We have more than 80 locations, with the main offices located in Girard, Lawrence, and Topeka. Our programs reach far beyond these locations allowing us to offer a variety of services that include, but are not limited to:
· Hands-on learning labs at the Abernathy Science Education Center
· Providing professional development
· Team-building at the Challenge Ropes Course
· Experiential learning at the Camp and Retreat Center
· Helping learners receive their diploma or credit recovery via virtual and online learning
· Assisting Special Education agencies to access reimbursement for school provided health services
· Specialized learning through Special Day Schools
· Parents as Teachers
· Vision/Hearing and Tele-Therapy services
· Migrant Education
· Infant Toddler Services
· Administrative Services
· Cooperative Purchasing
· Custodial and Transportation services
Greenbush employees are as unique as their programs and enjoy a variety of opportunities. They are supported with competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a shared belief in supporting schools across the state. Visit our website at www.greenbush.org for more information of all Greenbush programs and services!