MTSS Administrative Specialist

  • Barnwell County Consolidated School District 48
  • Jan 23, 2023
Elementary Other

Job Description

GENERAL SUMMARY:
Under general supervision assists the principal, teachers, and other instructional staff in
compliance, coordinating and improving the school programs to the benefit of children. Reports
to the Principal and works in collaboration with the administrative team.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Other duties may be assigned.
Monitors classroom intervention for fidelity of implementation.
Teaches targeted intervention to small groups of students using research based
strategies and resources.
Collaborates with teachers to identify needs of students, to set learning goals and
targets, and to problem solve with teachers to develop best practices for continuous
academic growth of students.
Assists teahers with the collection of the data, analysis of data results and supports the
sharing of findings with all staff.
Assists teachers with using the analysis of data results and supports the sharing of
findings with all staff.
Assists teachers with using the analysis of data to impact instruction in the classroom.
Reviews student achievement and assists with placing students in appropriate
intervention and support services.
Meets regularly with the classroom teacher to plan instruction that correlates with the
individual student's needs.
Attends professional development to enhance knowledge of pedagogy.
Maintains and submits accurate and up to date management records of all students'
progress.
Communicates regularly with parents concerning a child's progress in intervention.
Performs duties and responsibilities related to literacy as assigned by supervisor.
Provides behavioral intervention prior to Out-of-School Suspension.
Assists in the supervision of students (mornings, lunch/recess, dismissal, hallways, etc.).
Supports Positive Behavior Intervention Systems (PBIS) initiativesother duties as assigned
by building administration.
Progress monitor behaviors as identified by school administration and to support students
in need of additional support/counseling for corrective behavior.
Assists in the supporting of teachers, staff, and students; conducts formal and informal
needs assessments; helps plan and conduct staff development at the school level; plans,
coordinates and evaluates staff development; performs observations periodically
including ADEPT/Rubric 4.0, coordinates placement of student teachers in classes and
practicum teachers; assists Special Services teachers and therapists in developing and/or
utilizing consultation skills in general education classrooms.
Assists the administrative team in establishing an appropriate tone for optimal student
learning and in the overall daily school operation.
Assists principal with teacher and support personnel interviews for positions.
Assists teachers and principal in analyzing test data and monitoring student growth and
progress.
Works with teachers in assessing problem areas and finding appropriate solutions for
students; encourages teachers to use new methods and materials where appropriate for
the improvement of instruction based on current research, helps plan and implement new
programs and/or procedures for students.
Orders and assigns textbooks and other appropriate instructional materials, technology,
and /or equipment to students and teachers in programs for students; maintains
inventory.
Serves on discipline committee, attends SIC, and all other school meetings/events;
participates in IEP/504/RTI/MTSS team meetings (to serve as designee); coordinates
school programs including homebound instruction.
Disciplines students with disabilities; monitors attendance; provides family court referrals
and intervention recommendations.
Assists with the preparation of the school budget.
Counsels students, teachers, and parents on instructional, IEP, and 504 concerns and
issues.
Prepares various records, reports, and forms such as local, state and federal reports,
grants, school renewal report, incident reports, purchase orders, textbook
recommendations.
Participates in professional meetings and educational conferences.
Operates computer, copier, calculator, audiovisual equipment, two-way radios, etc.
Interacts with students, parents, teachers, district staff, coworkers, community agencies,
and other schools.
Performs other related duties as required.


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Oversees the day to day activities of students along with School Principal.


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty
satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or
ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential function.


EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Master’s degree preferred or related area of discipline with at least three years of teaching
experience in the grade span of the school of employment vacancy; or any equivalent
combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and
abilities. Must be in the process of completing administration certification by or before the first
day of school and possess a valid South Carolina driver’s license and teaching certificate.
Qualifies for S.C. Certification in School Administration in elementary or secondary. Must have
taken and passed the PRAXIS in Educational Leadership and Administration.


LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals,
technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business
correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond
to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and
fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as
fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


REASONING ABILITY:
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations
where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in
written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


KNOWLEDGE:
Knowledge of the policies, procedures and activities of the school district which pertain to the
specific duties and responsibilities of the position. Knowledge of local, state, and federal
mandates which govern Special Services and 504. Knowledge of the records, forms and reports
which must be prepared and maintained. Knowledge of proper maintenance of equipment,
materials, and supplies used in daily activities. Knowledge of effective interpersonal skills to deal
with a variety of people. Knowledge of all areas of the Special Services school program(s).
Knowledge of school testing programs. Knowledge of problem solving techniques. Knowledge of
a wide variety of instructional methods and materials. Knowledge of Technology. Knowledge of
diagnostic procedures for students. Knowledge of counseling techniques. Knowledge and ability
to implement de-escalation techniques. Knowledge and ability to implement behavior
management techniques. Knowledge of safe practice in classroom and playground activities and
health regulations.


SKILLS and ABILITIES:
Ability to work and communicate effectively with individuals and groups from a wide variety of
educational and cultural backgrounds. Strong organizational skills. Ability to operate general
offices equipment in the performance of daily activities. Ability to plan, organize and prioritize
daily activities. Ability to provide training, instruction and guidance to teachers, therapists, staff,
and students. Ability to respond to any situation related to the responsibilities of the job on a
twenty-four hour a day/seven days a week basis. Ability to counsel students in adjustment,
disciplinary, and academic problems. Ability to select and evaluate instructional methods and
materials. Ability to exercise initiative and sound judgment in resolving problems. Ability to
monitor and observe student behavior according to approved policies and procedures. Ability to
develop rapport and interact effectively with students. Ability to communicate effectively orally
and in writing. Ability to handle emotionally charged situations. Ability to interact and collaborate
with staff, students and families in a professional manner. Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Ability to work effectively, cooperatively and respectively with staff, parents and community
members regardless of race, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity,
ethnicity/national origin, religion, marital status, age, socio-economic status or disability.


WORKING ENVIRONMENT:
Conducts duties primarily indoors with little to no significant exposure to environmental
conditions. Requires ability to work under a degree of stress related to duties that require tight
deadlines and working with students.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Physical demands are restricted to work requiring occasional lifting/moving of items weighting
up to fifty pounds. Occasional local travel is required; no overnight travel is required. Job
requires the operation of general office equipment.


TERM OF EMPLOYMENT:
The terms of employment detailed in this job description are based on employment
during an entire school year. Conditions of employment are adjusted for all employees
or individuals who are hired for less than an entire school year.


EVALUATION:
Performance of this job will be evaluated annually according to Board Policy.


DISCLAIMER STATEMENT:
The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American
with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this
position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this
position and additional duties may be assigned.

District

Barnwell County Consolidated School District

School

Kelly Edwards Elementary School