Job Vacancy Education/Training Spec III University of Florida


Job title: Education/Training Spec III

Company: University of Florida

Job description: Classification Title:

Education/Training Specialist III

Job Description:

The Department of Pediatrics, Neurology Division, is currently accepting applications for an Education / Training Specialist III. This Full-Time, Speech & Language Pathologist Educational Consultant position is staffed in our Multidisciplinary Diagnostic & Training Program.

This is a full-time (FTE 1.0), 12-month psychologist/educational consultant/program coordinator position at the FDLRS UF Multidisciplinary Diagnostic and Training Program (MDTP). Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: administering standardized cognitive and academic achievement measures and parent and teacher questionnaires to evaluate student’s cognitive, academic, and socio-emotional functioning, interpreting the results, and identifying evidence-based interventions to address identified needs; providing consultation services to families, educators, other professionals, and school district personnel to assist struggling students with learning, behavior, socio-emotional and other challenges; serving as a liaison between MDTP, parent and schools/districts; providing direct coaching and mentoring to parents and teachers to facilitate implementation of effective interventions and monitoring of response to interventions (RtI) within an MTSS framework; participating in school-based educational planning meetings; developing and delivering in-service and pre-service training on evidence-based behavior management approaches, reading and math instruction, drop-out prevention, and other topics to educators, related professionals and parents; delivering direct educational and behavioral intervention services to students; conducting student behavioral observations in classroom settings and providing targeted consultative support to classroom teachers; writing consultation reports and maintaining all appropriate records as required and in a timely manner. This position will be supervised by the Program Director. This is a time-limited position that is dependent on grant-funding.

Responsibilities include:

Administering standardized tests to evaluate student’s articulation, phonological awareness, receptive and expressive language, cognitive and academic skills, interpreting the results, and identifying evidence-based interventions to address identified needs; using data to assess response to interventions (RtI) within an MTSS framework; analyzing, interpreting, and reporting student data; formulating written consultation and evaluation reports including summaries of students’ educational histories, prior evaluation findings, response to intervention data, and pertinent evidence-based recommendations for intervention strategies; planning and preparing intervention strategies for parents and teachers that are effective; coordinating, planning, and participating in case conferences with parents and educators to share information and develop an action plan to address the needs of children with special educational needs; conducting comprehensive progress monitoring assessments with students, families, and teachers/school personnel to determine the effectiveness and implementation levels of recommendations; conducting student behavioral observations in classroom settings.

Providing consultation services to parents, teachers, administrators and other school staff to facilitate the educational engagement, learning, skill development, and adjustment of K-12th grade students with complex needs who are struggling.

Coordinating, developing and/or conducting in-service and pre-service training for educators, related professionals and parents, as well as educational and training programs for educators and school personnel; developing, coordinating participating in staff development programs.

Serving as liaison between MDTP, schools and other agencies; working effectively with students, parents, colleagues, community agencies and staff; collecting and analyzing data and maintaining program activity databases; compiling and drafting reports related to program activities; interpreting administrative regulations and policies and recommending new and improved programs within MDTP; analyzing, synthesizing, maintaining and disseminating pertinent, current information from the Florida Department of Education on pertinent state and federal policies and laws and related educational policies, programs and procedures; preparing reports and maintaining all appropriate records as required and in a timely manner.

Advertised Salary: $65,500 – $73,050 per year; commensurate with education and experience.

Minimum Requirements:

Master’s degree in an appropriate area and three years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications: * Doctorate in Psychology from an accredited institution.

  • Valid license from the State of Florida Department of Health
  • At least three (3) years of experience in a Florida school district
  • Valid driver’s license and be able to drive within the north-central Florida service region
  • Strong knowledge and experience with a broad range of standardized psychological assessment measures and evidence-based interventions for K-12 students with learning, neurocognitive, and related difficulties impacting school functioning and academic progress.
  • Strong working knowledge of Florida’s Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) and proficiency in analyzing, accurately interpreting, and reporting student data.
  • Ability to effectively deliver evidence-based educational consultation and instructional support to teachers, parents, principals, and district staff for struggling Kg-12th grade students with dyslexia and other special education needs
  • Proficiency in communicating results of evaluation findings in written and oral formats to assist students, parents, and school personnel to identify effective approaches to address communication (articulation & oral language), learning, and behavior problems that are impacting academic progress.
  • Ability to work with diverse groups, collaborate effectively with others, flexibly problem-solve, and facilitate effective conflict resolution.
  • Strong working knowledge of current exceptional student education (ESE) policies and procedures, and pertinent state and federal laws and school district and community resources available to families of children with disabilities.
  • Ability to design and deliver evidence-based professional development/training to educators, school support staff, parents, related service providers and agency personnel
  • Experience and proficiency with industry-standard computer applications
  • Ability to use technology effectively.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Commitment to professional growth and continuous improvement of professional knowledge and skills.
  • Flexible workday and hours are required to accommodate client needs
  • Bilingual with Spanish language proficiency
  • Proficiency with use of web-based computer technologies

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To be considered for this position, applicants must upload a Cover Letter or Letter of Interest, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, and a list of 3 Professional References.

The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

Normal work hours are Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m, although the hours may be flexible depending upon the requirements of the position. This job may require occasional travel within the North Central Florida area, as needed.

This is a time-limited position.

This requisition has been reposted. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not apply.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required: Yes

Advertised: 23 Jun 2022 Eastern Daylight Time

Applications close: 30 Jun 2022 Eastern Daylight Time

Expected salary: $65500 – 73050 per year

Location: Gainesville, FL

Job date: Sat, 25 Jun 2022 00:13:10 GMT

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