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Response to Intervention (RTI) Specialist

Albany Herald


September 9, 2022

POSITION: Response to Intervention (RTI) Specialist

LOCATION: Albany High Complex


The Response to Intervention ( RTI) Specialist works in the assigned school in an academic support capacity to provide professional learning, technical guidance, and best practice resources and materials in the areas of Response to Intervention (RTI) and Student Support Team (SST); serves as the intervention specialist and school’s contact for RTI and SST, functions as the school’s liaison between General Education, Psychological Services and Special Education for compliance and due process issues related to students suspected of having impairments or disabilities.

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum five (5) years of experience as a teacher, school counselor, or school psychologist; Minimum of two (2) years’ experience implementing Response to Intervention models and programs; Minimum of two (2) years as a school-based RTI/SST Chair, preferred; Must hold or be eligible for Georgia Teaching or Service certification in the applicable area; Knowledge of legal issues and requirements related to special education and 504; Knowledge of special education programs and services; Strong knowledge of testing and assessment; Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Excellent communication (oral and written) and organizational skills are essential; Ability to develop, implement, monitor, and evaluate program goals and initiatives; Demonstrates skills in data gathering and analysis, project planning, and evaluation; Ability to promote and follow Board of Education policies, Superintendent’s initiatives and directives, school building and department goals, priorities, and procedures; Ability to communicate effectively with students, staff, parents, and the community.
PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: Supports and monitors the school’s implementation of the RTI model for increasing student achievement; Plans, schedules and facilitates RTI and SST meetings in coordination with the principal, support staff, parents, and instructional staff; Maintains compliance with the local school system, state, and federal regulations, and Board of Education policies; Ensures consistency in the district’s RTI process; Facilitates and supports teachers’ use of classroom-based, developmentally appropriate interventions for individual children and groups of children to enhance their acquisition of social/emotional and cognitive skills; Engages and involves parents in the RTI process and ensures effective communication is provided at every tier; Provides technical guidance and support for teachers and RTI/SST teams’ effective use of behavioral support models (PBIS) and tools (functional behavior assessments, positive behavioral supports, and behavior intervention plans); Utilizes understanding of how to select and analyze data related to individual students, groups of students, and classrooms to positively impact achievement and behavior; Oversees school and classroom level data collections and progress monitoring for every tier; Provides ongoing training and technical assistance to teachers and staff for every tier of intervention; Provides training and support on effective use of school-based intervention teams, including collaboration, communication, and cohesion among various team members (administrators, teachers, counselors, SST, school psychologists, etc.); Provides training and ongoing support for data systems that provide critical student achievement data and information; Coordinates collection of data from assessment teams and classroom teachers; Attends grade level team meetings to coordinate RTI processes across the grade levels; Meets with teachers individually or in grade level teams to help interpret data, determine intervention efficacy and plan next steps of support; Models and assists teachers in the use of data to place students in intervention groups and define the focus of instruction for each group; Assists teachers in preparing materials, interventions, and strategies for each group; Models effective intervention group instruction for teachers; Observes teachers' instruction intervention groups and provide feedback and coaching; Collects and analyzes classroom and school-wide RTI data for every tier; Supports teachers in measuring and documenting student progress in the district’s RTI plan in Infinite Campus and other appropriate document reporting tools; Plans, schedules and facilitates RTI and SST meetings in coordination with the principal, support staff, parents, and instructional staff; Assists with the monitoring of reading and math instruction to ensure the use of sound teaching practices consisting of evidence-based instructional practices which are implemented with fidelity; Engages the learning community to identify and systematically address professional learning needs related to RTI and SST; Supports instructional staff’s engagement in professional development workshops, and advanced proficiency with various computer-based software; Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the appropriate administrator(s).

REPORTS TO: Executive Director of Student Services and Empowerment

SALARY RANGE: Competitive salary and excellent benefits package following the DCSS Compensation Guide.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The review of applicants will begin on September 23, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

The System reserves the right to waive any qualifications or other provisions of this advertisement by statute or regulations.
Dougherty County School System uses the Applitrack system from Frontline to manage employment applications online.
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The Dougherty County School System is a leading catalyst and advocate for public education in Southwest Georgia. It's the largest school system in the second congressional district. The school district has 21 schools (14 elementary, 4 middle, and 3 high schools), five learning centers, and the Commodore Conyers College & Career Academy. All schools are accredited by Cognia The DCSS offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Dougherty County is recognized for its quail and duck hunting, fishing, the Flint River, and many cypress swamps. The County has a population of approximately 90,000. Our County has two institutions of higher education, Albany State University, and Albany Technical College. Notable points of interest include the Albany Museum of Art, the Flint RiverQuarium, the Albany Civil Rights Institute, the Parks at Chehaw, Radium Springs Gardens, and Thronateeska Heritage Center, which includes the Museum of History, Wetherbee Planetarium, and the Science Discovery Center. Dougherty County is a short drive to Atlanta, the Georgia coast, as well as the Florida Gulf Coast beaches.

Important Note
This document provides descriptive information about the above Dougherty County School System position. Work performed by incumbents in this position may vary. Although this document may be used for recruiting, staffing, or career planning, the information contained herein should only be used as a guideline or recommendation for the content of and qualifications for this position. The Dougherty County School System reserves the right to make changes to this document as deemed necessary without providing advance written notice.

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