RTI/SST Coordinator – West Atlanta Campus

LOCATION
Amana Academy West Atlanta

  • Reports To: Principal or Appointed Designee
  • Location: West Atlanta Campus
  • Work Schedule: 190 Days, Full Time Exempt
  • Date Posted: February 15, 2021
  • Date to Remove: Until Filled
  • Start Date: August 2022

Job Description

Position: RTI/SST Coordinator

DESCRIPTION:

 Amana Academy is a thriving Expeditionary Learning School with 2 campuses in the Atlanta, Georgia area. Going into our 15th year, Amana Academy’s Alpharetta Campus serves a diverse group of 700+ students in grades K-8. Our new West Atlanta Campus, opening August 2021, will serve grades KG-3.

With over one hundred staff members, Amana has an excellent team culture that actively facilitates teacher leadership. Teachers at Amana are dynamic leaders in their profession who instill a passion for lifelong learning and independent critical thinking through a holistic curriculum driven by research, innovative practices and a collaborative, international culture.

About Amana Academy:

  • High academic achievement delivered using the Expeditionary Learning Schools methodology
  • Focus science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
  • Research-proven curricula
  • Instruction in Foreign Language (Arabic) at all grade levels using the FLES model
  • Instruction in Media Technology and Computer Science
  • Adventure PE
  • Instruction in Visual Arts
  • State commissioned Charter School

POSITION SUMMARY:

Works in an instructional support capacity to provide professional learning, technical guidance and best practice resources and materials in the area of Section 504, Response to Intervention (RTi) and Student Support Team (SST); Serves as the primary intervention specialist and school contact for Section 504, RTi and SST(Student Support Team), as well as functions as the school liaison between General Education, Psychological Services and Special Education for compliance and due process issues related to students suspected of having impairments or disabilities under IDEA or Section 504.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Ensures that meetings are scheduled to review 504 plans upon parental request to address areas of concern and/or to review any new diagnostic information received
  • Chairs Section 504 meetings and ensures compliance with annual reviews of 504 plans and triennial redetermination of 504 eligibility
  • Disseminates existing 504 plans to teachers at the beginning of the school year and during transition points of teachers (ex. Semester change)
  • Trains all school staff on expectations surrounding Section 504 plan eligibility, plan development and tracking of progress on accommodations
  • Ensures proper personnel are invited to attend Section 504 meetings (examples include but are not limited to teachers, administrators, school nurse, school psychologist, )
  • Liaisons between SST chairperson and Instructional Support Teacher to gauge if referral to Services for Exceptional Children may be necessary for 504 students
  • Supports and monitors school’s implementation of Response to Intervention (RTi) model for increasing student achievement (includes academics and behavior)
  • Utilizes understanding of how to select and analyze data related to individual students, groups of students and classrooms to positively impact achievement and behavior
  • Provides training and support on effective use of school-based intervention teams, including collaboration, communication, and cohesion across various team members (administrators, teachers, counselors, CSTs, ISTs, school psychologists, )
  • Provides training and ongoing support for data systems that provide critical student achievement data and information
  • 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 focus of instruction for each group
  • Plans, schedules, and leads RTi and Student Support Team (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
  • Provides training and support related to RTi software tools (universal screener, progress monitoring, system data tools)
  • Works collaboratively with SST team to facilitate eligibility for special education when needed
  • Ensures that the RTi/SST adheres to legal requirements in order to protect the legal integrity of the system and students
  • Plans and delivers ongoing staff development for teachers and paraprofessionals with respect to RTi
  • Maintains records and ensures compliance with federal, state and local guidelines and reporting requirements

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supports Instructional staff engagement in professional development including oneself
  • Demonstrate advanced proficiency with various computer based software (SIS, Microsoft office, Graphing tools, Data dashboards)
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the appropriate administrator

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Education: Masters Degree in Education, School counseling, or Psychology required
    • Certification/Licensure: Valid Georgia Teaching Certification for area of specialization required
    • Experience: Minimum 5 years of experience as a teacher, school counselor or school psychologist required; Advanced Training and/or minimum 2 years of experience implementing Response to Intervention models and programs or Minimum 2 years as a school-based RTi/SST Chair required
    • Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
      • Proven communication and instructional strategies
      • Classroom management skills
      • Excellent communication skills both orally and in writing
      • Excellent organizational skills
    • Working Conditions: Classroom environment
    • Physical Demands:
      • Ability to lift and carry 30-50 pounds with assistance
      • Ability to push or pull a maximum of 50 pounds
      • May require stooping or crouching

    BENEFITS:

    Amana offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package for all full time employees including:

    • Medical, Dental, and Vision Plans
    • Life and AD&D insurance
    • Access to additional group term life insurance
    • Flexible Spending Account/Dependent Flexible Spending Account
    • Access to Voluntary Critical Illness, Short Term Disability, and Accident Insurance
    • Access to the Georgia’s Teacher Retirement System (Pension Plan)

    This document provides descriptive information about the above Amana Academy position. Work actually 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. An individual’s ability to meet the qualifications and capabilities described in this document is not a guarantee of employment or promotion. Amana Academy reserves the right to make changes to this document as deemed necessary without providing advance written notice.