Regional Instructional Specialist: Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)/ Intellectual Disabilities (ID)
Regional Instructional Specialist (RIS):
The Regional Instructional Specialist (RIS) for the ASD/ID Model serves three primary roles as a member of the Catapult Schools ACI Team* (Assessment, Curriculum, & Instruction). The goal of the Catapult Schools ACI Team is to create MODEL programs company-wide based on the latest research-based “best practices” for assessment, curriculum, and instruction. The Regional Instructional Specialist reports directly to the Senior Vice-President Academics. Regional Vice-Presidents and Regional Directors work in coordination with the RIS to determine ACI priorities for individual schools.
Specific roles for the ASD/ID RIS include:
In addition to acting in this capacity, the Regional Instructional Specialist will conduct regular on-site school visits to provide guidance on a variety of resources and ensure quality control and implementation.
*Catapult Schools ACI Team: SVP, Academics; Director of Quality Assurance, Director of Web-Based Technology & School Support; Regional Instructional Specialists
Applicants must be certified in Special Education. Experience working with students with ASD/ID is required. Additional training and certification in methods of Applied Behavioral Analysis is preferred. Applicants must be willing to travel on a regular basis across the country to work with staff in specific schools. Experience providing PD for teachers on appropriate strategies and interventions is also preferred for this position.