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Curriculum and Instruction Specialist

Company: Spectrum Center
Location: Antioch
Posted on: January 9, 2022

Job Description:

Job Details Description
Work. With Purpose.
Spectrum, a growing, dynamic organization with a social mission to offer hope, is seeking an individual to join our family.
This individual will join a team that is performing meaningful work in a culture that welcomes innovation, encourages creative expression and offers limitless potential for personal and professional satisfaction.
If you thrive in a fast-paced, goal-oriented, outcome-driven environment, seek a career with a social mission, and possess a problem-solving mindset, a sense of humor - and a stellar work ethic - we should talk.

Ensures fidelity of systems in the areas of curriculum, instruction, and assessment with the overall goal of achieving learning outcomes for students. Is the chief educational assurance agent of the programs assuring compliance with laws, regulations, and internal standards for educational services.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Provides support, guidance, and supervision to teachers in the areas of state standards, educational assessment, curriculum, instruction and classroom systems, and ensures the use of evidence-based teaching strategies by providing training, coaching, and feedback.
Oversees academic assessment procedures, both formal and informal assessments to monitor student progress and rates of student achievement.
Provides training and support in the use of student data for instructional decision-making purposes, which includes the use of evidence-based instructional practices/strategies to achieve high rates of student growth and achievement.
Oversees implementation of intervention instruction and curriculum with an emphasis on Direct Instruction in the areas of reading, writing, spelling, and math for students performing below grade level.
Researches and makes recommendations for the use of evidence-based curricula in the classrooms that meet the requirements set forth by the Department of Education.
Provides oversight of lesson plans, transcripts, report cards, grading system and progress reports for the academic classrooms.
Guides the instructional staff in developing long term and short-term classroom goals and assists in determining priorities and timelines for implementation (i.e. START Checklist, Classroom Prototype, etc.).
Conducts regular quality assurance checks at the individual student, staff, classroom, and site level to make recommendations for improvement.
Assesses the training needs of the instructional staff, and designs staff development that includes training with follow up monitoring, coaching, and feedback.
Provides training and support to Education Coordinators, Teachers, and Related Services Providers in the development and implementation of quality Individual Education Plans (IEPs), specifically with goals/benchmarks that are aligned with educational assessments and present levels of performance.
Assist in the development plans for transitioning students to a less restrictive environment.
For campuses with a Senior Behavioral Analysist the C&I will work in collaboration with the Senior Behavior Analyst and AVP of ED Services in the use of Positive Behavior Supports/PBS, which includes the point/level system and school/classroom-based reinforcers. Also, evaluates teaching plans in consultation with the Senior Behavior Analyst.
Coordinates annual state assessments and standardized testing for students.
Provides positive, ongoing and open communication among all departments within the Spectrum system; VP of Curriculum & Instruction, VP of Clinical Services, AVP Autism Services, AVP ED Services, and Transition Director.
Establishes and maintains effective communication with parents, care providers, and district personnel, always projecting a positive and professional company image, and participates as a liaison when required.
Attends and participates in all required meetings including Curriculum and Instruction Leadership, Site Team, Clinical, All Staff Meetings, and also participates in staff development through conferences, training, and seminars to maintain and develop core competencies.
Participates with the program director in educational budgetary planning and the monitoring of curricular expenditures.
Participates performs or assists with other duties or tasks as specified.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
Carries out supervisory responsibilities by following the organization's policies and procedures and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; conducting investigations; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Benefits offered:
PTO & Holiday Pay
Health insurance
Dental insurance
Relocation Assistant
401 K
Tuition Reimbursement

Join the Spectrum Family!

The ChanceLight Story.
Masters or better in Psychology or related field. Masters or better in Special Education or related field. Experience
Ability to think and act quickly and calmly in an emergency situation and make independent decisions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of staff members, students, parents, customers, and the general public. Ability to write detailed reports, business correspondence, procedure manuals, research abstracts and articles. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Experience training educationally based, effective teaching strategies, classroom management systems, data-based decision making, and functional analysis/behavior intervention plans. Licenses & Certifications
Driver Licenses Special Education
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Spectrum Center, Antioch , Curriculum and Instruction Specialist, Other , Antioch, California

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