Southeast Regional Resource Center

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Program Coordinator for the Traumatic Brain Injury Program

Project Management

Full Time

United States, US

Posted this week

About the Job

Salary - $60000 - $65000/Year

Job Title: Program Coordinator (Traumatic Brain Injury Program)

Job Summary: The Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Program Coordinator will be the primary point of contact in Alaska providing school district teams with staff training and resources to support students ages 0-21 with TBI. The position will work closely with state, community, and technical assistance providers to design and implement a system of support for Alaskan students experiencing TBI, including the development of a Return to Learn (RTL) protocol. The coordinator will attend meetings, assist with programming, and provide instruction and feedback on evidence-based techniques for teachers. The coordinator will offer information and advice on supporting students from the time of injury through the gradual fading of supports. In addition, the position will gather and report data documenting activities.

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • School Counseling, Educational Psychology, or Special Education, preferred
  • Master’s degree in Education, Health or a related field, preferred
  • Special Education Teaching Certificate/Credentials preferred
  • Minimum of two years of experience working in a school setting
  • Minimum two years of experience working with students with brain injury, preferred
  • Experience participating in 504 and IEP processes
  • Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialist Certification (training provided by BIAC, if needed)
  • Fingerprinting and background check
  • Knowledge of Alaska’s school-based health initiatives
  • Knowledge of juvenile justice system

Job Duties: Position will be primarily responsible for facilitating training programs for staff and stakeholders and coordinating resources to promote successful educational outcomes for students with TBI.

  • Support district and regional Traumatic Brain Injury team activities
  • Provide training, resources, and consultation on TBI to statewide audiences
  • Disseminate the work of TBI teams statewide to stakeholders
  • Promote awareness of services and resources for students with TBI
  • Oversee management of records of TBI team membership and training activities
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with schools and appropriate community agencies to share supports and resources for students with TBI
  • Develop two-way communication systems with community agencies to share developments and resources
  • Provide effective feedback to promote the growth and development of TBI teams
  • Upon receipt of district referral, contact families and students to offer individualized information and resources
  • Assist district and regional teams to identify key supports for students
  • Support IDEA Child-Find activities and procedures
  • Assist districts to design accommodations and student programming
  • Serve as primary contact for TBI resource requests and information inquiries

Key Duties and Responsibilities

In collaboration and with continuous support from the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, the Alaska Division of Public Health and contractual partners:

  • Develop a system of support for school-aged children with brain injury helping to ensure the student’s educational needs are met.
  • Assist in developing, implementing and maintaining a statewide network of school district-based Return to Learn support teams.
  • Provide ongoing support in the form of training and consultation to brain injury teams.
  • Coordinate with State of Alaska agencies (such as Department of Health & Social Services, Department of Education and Early Development, etc.) and community providers to promote communication with brain injury teams and schools.
  • Respond to brain injury information requests from school personnel and families with education or resources.
  • Participate in professional development activities including attending workshops and conferences to keep current in the field of TBI; reading journals, books and other materials pertinent to performing job; and maintaining current knowledge about other services and agencies.
  • Collect and report program data, including an evaluation of program effectiveness.
  • Travel to communities and professional development trainings, including some nights and weekends. Site visits may require travel on small planes and stays in modest accommodations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $60,000.00 - $65,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift

Work Location: Multiple Locations

Posted this week

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