Positive School Climate (PSC) District Coach
Position: Positive School Climate(PSC) District Coach
Reports To: District Administrator
Salary Schedule / Grade: Refer to DEA Salary Schedule
F.L.S.A Status: Exempt
Positive School Climate (PSC) District Coaches coordinate and support the leadership of school-based and district teams through the process of establishing and maintaining the implementation of school- wide Positive School Climate framework. PSC District Coaches have district level roles and responsibilities and support school-based teams.
CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Dayton Way
- Support and maintain the District’s core principles in the areas of professionalism, instruction, culture, and customer service. Demonstrate courage, compassion, patience, and a passion for Positive School Climate in daily activities.
- Meet the challenges of delivering positive school climate in an urban school setting. Provide training and initiatives to struggling school-based teams.
- Navigate competing training initiatives and find ways to apply them to the District effectively.
- Build confidence in District Leadership teams that Positive School Climate achievement is attainable through high expectations and sustained effort.
- Collaborate and engage effectively with district and school teams to implement PSC strategies that promote success.
- Build positive rapport and trust with teachers, administrators, students and families to facilitate their engagement in Positive School Climate efforts.
- Participate in district-organized professional development activities and seek out opportunities for self-development to improve instruction design and delivery skills.
- Assist with the coordination and leadership for district and school-based teams with action plan development and implementation by:
- Assisting with facilitation, completion, and monitoring of District Leadership and Building Leadership Teams’ PSC Self-Assessments and implementation and action plans.
- Assisting with the facilitation of monthly/quarterly school-based PSC network meetings.
- Assisting with the creation and publication of quarterly PSC Newsletters.
- Assisting with the coordination of district PSC website, including identification and upload of resources, videos, etc. to support the work of PSC district-wide.
- Assisting with PSC professional development including content mastery, delivery of training sessions, and scheduling of training sessions.
- Co-facilitate the collection, aggregation and utilization of data for decision-making by:
- Co-facilitating the interpretation of data with school administrators
- Monitoring schools’ data
- Sharing data and information with school teams
- Assisting and training others in the aggregation of data for assigned schools
- Utilizing and analyzing district and school data for decision-making
- Provide technical assistance to district and school-based teams regarding:
- Readiness for implementation
- Tier1/ Universal implementation (data-based decision-making, meeting schedules, communication with staff, teaching and acknowledgement systems, new team orientation, school board presentations, and action plans).
- Classroom management
- District-specific initiatives (i.e., culturally responsive, PSC, restorative practices, etc.).
- Assist with the identification of training needs, arrangement of training experiences, and development of internal training capacity by:
- Assisting in the development and completion of districtwide positive school climate training needs assessment.
- Assisting in the development, coordination, revision, and monitoring of training plan for district.
- Assisting in the development of training plans for each school-based team.
- Participating in all appropriate positive school climate trainings (school-based teams, district, other relevant trainings).
- Participating in and present at conferences and forums (as appropriate).
- Developing internal training capacity of each school-based team and districtwide (facilitate appropriate school-based training).
CORE BEHAVIORS & COMPETENCIES
- Coping with Stress = think critically and solve problems in difficult situations; capable of handling interruptions effectively
- Interpersonal Skills = successfully interact and engage with students, families, colleagues, administrators, and others; enjoy working with children
- Presentation Skills = creatively share information verbally and in writing to build interest and engage student learners; organize and present information in meaningful, easy-to-understand ways
- Adaptability and Flexibility = willingness to change methods and approaches as appropriate
- Must be a U.S. citizen or have the legal right to work in the U.S.
- Current and valid State of Ohio teaching licensure appropriate for the specific teaching position
- Must pass Federal and Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation background check in accordance with Ohio Administrative Code Section 3301-83-06
Knowledge & Experience
- Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution in education, social work, or psychology
- Experience and training with school-wide and classroom PBIS school improvement, response to intervention, behavior and academic supports.
- Specific knowledge and skills in:
- essential features of school-wide PBIS.
- data collection system, fluency with data collection tools and data analysis for decision-making
- evidence-based effective instructional practices.
- evidence-based practices of classroom management.
- monitoring interventions via teacher-based team meetings.
- coaching competencies (i. e., establishing and maintaining positive relationships, communicating effectively, and facilitating team processes).
- culturally responsive Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports.
- restorative practices.
- implement and evaluate progresses using monitoring tools (i.e., SAS, TFI, SET, BoQ, etc.).
- Ability to support multiple schools simultaneously.
- Experience developing, coordinating and facilitating staff development activities.
- Ability to problem-solve and think critically.
- Strong organizational and time management skills.
- Have ability to work collaboratively in a team situation.
- Demonstrable successful interactions with colleagues.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Other qualifications as deemed necessary.
- Frequently required to sit, stand, walk, hear, see, read, speak, reach, stretch with hands and arms, crouch, kneel, stoop, and climb stairs
- Occasionally lift and/or move lightweight items up to 40 lbs.
- Work is performed in a classroom setting
- Occasional exposure to blood, bodily fluids, and tissue
- Occasional operation of a vehicle under inclement weather conditions.
- Occasional interaction with unruly people.
- Occasionally lift, carry, push, and pull various items up to a maximum of 40 pounds (100 pounds on wheels).
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, talk and hear.
- Frequent requirement to sit, stand, walk, hear, see, read, speak, reach, stretch with hands and arms, crouch, kneel, stoop, and climb stairs.
- Travels to meetings, professional development and work assignments