The College of Education at Portland State University hires part-time faculty on an ongoing basis to supervise teacher candidates in clinical field experiences as part of their licensure or endorsement programs.
Job Responsibilities: 1. Support and evaluate teacher candidates in their field experience.
Schedule a minimum of three observations per term which include reviewing candidate required documentation, observing the candidate provide service, and debrief the observation with candidate (and mentoring professional as available).
Provide coaching and reflective supervision to assist each teacher candidate's professional growth.
Pose questions about observed practices, knowledge, and skills that assist the teacher candidate in reflecting on their service planning, implementation, and self-evaluation.
Demonstrate and reflect knowledge of effective instructional practices in the field.
Promote instructional strategies that increase child engagement, social relationships, and independence.
Communicate concerns with the program coordinator and course instructor to keep them updated and involved with solutions.
Document plan of action/interventions used to assist teacher candidates in gaining skills.
Provide brief, unscheduled support for candidates as needed.
Complete candidate's midterm and final field experience evaluation via three-way collaborative conversation with the mentoring professional and the teacher candidate; enter the scores into the COE assessment management system.
2. Promote positive working relationships among the mentoring professional, teacher candidate, and administrator.
Support mentoring professional and teacher candidate collaboration.
Establish and maintain working relationship with the site, district, or agency administrator and build communication between the partner institution and the university.
Help to build and identify future sites that may be used for field experiences.
3. Demonstrate professionalism.
Communicate clearly in a timely manner and participate as a member of the team with the mentoring professional and teacher candidate.
Participate in problem-solving and remain flexible in seeking solutions.
Respect the cultural implications and expectations of the partner institution.
Respond to emails, phone calls, questions, and other inquiries in a timely manner.
Value other's professional opinions and time, yet willing to give the time necessary for feedback and discussion.
Be aware of and apply current research-based and recommended best practices in the field (e.g., reflective supervision, collaborative problem-solving, family-focused and child-centered intervention, routines-based intervention, knowledge of legal and ethical requirements, IFSPs, assessment, functional goal writing, culturally responsive practice, inclusive ECSE models, interdisciplinary practice, PBIS).
4. Participate in supervisor professional learning.
Review supervisor resources provided on the program website, including up-to-date instructional video, handbook, and materials about teacher candidate assessments.
Participate in ongoing professional learning for program-specific expectations and processes.
Participate in or review materials for new supervisor training including Onboarding and Technology Tools for Supervisors.
Supervisors are often invited to attend optional professional development sessions in other relevant areas, but these are not required.
The applicant must hold a master's degree or equivalent based on years of experience and previous roles and responsibilities.
The applicant must hold, have held, or be eligible to hold a license in the content area and level to be supervised, or be licensed as an administrator who can supervise across content areas and levels.
The applicant must be willing to be fingerprinted if license has lapsed.
The applicant must have experience providing verbal and written feedback.
The applicant must have a minimum of three years' teaching in the area of supervision.
The applicant must have basic computing and technology skills.
The applicant must have access to a computer and Internet connection.
Five years experience in the area of supervision and three years experience as a supervisor.
Previous training on reflective supervision and coaching.
Knowledge of state and national standards related to the area and level to be supervised.
Experience training and supervising staff.
Experience providing instruction and consultation to families of children with special needs, including making home visits.
Experience with a variety of evidence-based and informed instructional methodologies, including those for behavior support.
Experience developing and evaluating Individualized Family Service Plans.
Experience with assessing and monitoring child development with the AEPS.
Internal Number: 35105
About Portland State University
Located in Portland, Oregon, one of the nation's most livable cities, the University's innovative approach to education combines academic rigor in the classroom with field-based experiences through internships and classroom projects with community partners. The University's 49-acre downtown campus exhibits Portland State's commitment to sustainability with green buildings, while many of the 124 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees incorporate sustainability into the curriculum. PSU's motto, "Let Knowledge Serve the City," inspires the teaching and research of an accomplished faculty whose work and students span the globe. PSU seeks talented individuals who understand our values and strategic goals and enjoy sharing ideas and collaborating in an environment of mutual respect to achieve those values and goals. We are committed to leading through engagement and seek individuals who support this strategy. Engagement describes Portland State's collaborative approach to the exchange of knowledge and resources with local, regional, national, and global partners for mutual benefit of students, faculty, and the community. As a component of the Diversity Action Plan and the President's... Strategic Mission of achieving global excellence, Portland State University strives to become an institution that is recognized nationally and internationally for the accomplishments of its faculty, the reputation of its programs, and the preparation of it students as world citizens. For more information visit http://www.pdx.edu/about-portland-state