Limited Term Researcher, Center for Disabilities Studies
Job no: 496992
Work type: Staff
Categories: Research & Laboratory, Full Time
CONTEXT OF THE JOB:
Limited Term Researchers (LTR) are part of a grant-funded project to support school staff instructing students with disabilities. The project provides coaching support to K-12 special educators and related service personnel throughout the state of Delaware. In addition, the LTR will work with district and building leadership to support implementation of initiatives. The LTR will support data collection and research and evaluation activities.
LTRs will provide consultation to teachers in providing content-based instruction that is modified for students with significant intellectual disabilities as well as implementing instructional strategies for students with high incidence disabilities. The LTR will provide group professional development sessions, school-based coaching, and assess teachers’ fidelity to curriculum and project goals.
• Design and implement in-service training on best-practice research
• Provide in-person and distance coaching (via conference call/webinar) to educators
• Develop and use multiple data sources to assess participant needs and tailor PD and coaching appropriately
• Use on-line tools and webinars to deliver professional development and provide guidance to school staff statewide
• Plan and implement district cadre meetings and regularly collaborate with district and school leaders
• Oversee graduate and undergraduate assistants in preparation of teacher materials and reports
• Utilize appropriate research methods and techniques; participate in the planning, organization, coordination, and control of research projects
• Collaborate with Program Manager to design data input mechanisms for project database and recommend changes in data collection procedures
• Prepare presentations for community and agency meetings and participate in related state Department of Education and stakeholder meetings
• Interface with investigators of other institutions or agencies involved in similar or related projects and other duties as assigned
• Bachelor’s degree in special education or a related field and four years job related experience. Master’s degree preferred.
• Experience working with students with disabilities required.
• Must demonstrate competency in special education research, policies, and instructional strategies.
• Use of Microsoft Office, educational technology (e.g., Smartboard, iPad), and assistive technology preferred.
• Ability to travel to school districts throughout Delaware required.
• Demonstrates an understanding and consideration of the differing needs and concerns of individuals with varying identities, cultures and backgrounds.
• Committed to fostering a workplace culture of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value.
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