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Teacher’s Coach Job – WISCA

The Watson Institute is hiring a full-time Teacher’s Coach for the WISCA program, a special education school program for children in Sewickley, Sharpsburg, and Bridgeville, PA.

Please note: we are seeking applicants now for this 2024-2025 school-year position.

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Employment Type: Full-time

Teacher’s Coach Job Responsibilities: 

  • Provide direction to teachers with resources, materials, tools, information, etc. to support instruction and planning, including new resources
  • Support teachers with implementation of research-based instructional strategies that engage all students
  • Provide support in analyzing student assessment data, IEP data and grades, and assist teachers in making decisions about appropriate classes and instructional strategies
  • Provide support in the use and full understanding of the online curriculum
  • Research and make recommendations about alternative curricula
  • Provide ongoing training to teachers on IEP compliance/Progress Monitoring/IEP Writer and any and all platforms that are relevant to WISCA programming
  • Attend IEP meetings when appropriate or requested by Site Supervisor or Program Director
  • Develop and present professional development trainings
  • Provide instruction with modified schedules for students when appropriate
  • Offer support to teachers with creating materials that are in alignment with curriculum
  • Provide assistance in researching instructional and/or curriculum issues
  • Build strong relationships with all WISCA programs, districts, and families
  • Consistently act as a model of professionalism for others
  • Review and evaluate IEPs/RRs prior to scheduled meetings and grades and transcripts at the end of each quarter
  • Train and support staff across WISCA buildings
  • Implement PSSA, PASA, and Keystone testing in all WISCA buildings
  • Have working and in-depth knowledge of IEP Writer
  • Maintain professional competence through professional development
  • Substitute/Support in classrooms as needed
  • Attend trainings, train staff, organize schedule and materials as requested
  • Other duties as assigned

Teacher’s Coach Job Requirements: 

  • Master’s Degree in Special Education required
  • Pennsylvania Teaching Certification in Special Education required
  • Dual teaching certification preferred
  • At least three years of teaching experience in the special education field
  • Specialized knowledge of Pennsylvania Chapter 14 Special Education Regulations
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills
  • The essential functions of the job described herein require the ability to exert moderate physical effort in light work, typically involving some combination of bending, stooping, squatting, reaching, kneeling, crouching and brisk walking, which may involve lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and material of moderate weight (40 pounds)
  • Ability to physically restrain students for their safety and the safety of others
  • Current Act 34, 114, and 151 clearances required
  • Pre-employment medical examination, including a tuberculosis test required

Job Benefits:

  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision insurances as well as life and long-term disability and access to voluntary benefits.
  • 403b Retirement Plan with Watson matching employee contributions after 1 year of employment.
  • Access to Tuition Reimbursement to pursue further education and advanced degrees.
  • Qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and flexible spending accounts.