Student Support Specialist

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Days: 187
Min: 56,500
   

JOB DESCRIPTION
 
 
JOB TITLE:                                   Student Support Specialist-SCE
                                                           
REPORTS TO:                               Dual Reporting: Campus Principal and RtI Coordinator
 
WAGE/HOUR STATUS:                 Exempt  
 
PAY GRADE:                                 Teacher Salary Schedule  


 
PRIMARY PURPOSE:
 
The Student Support Specialist, dual reporting to the Campus Principal and the District RtI Coordinator, will serve to increase the academic achievement and reduce the drop-out rate of “at risk” students. The Student Support Specialist will provide students with comprehensive, coordinated, integrated, and customized supports that are accessible, timely, and strength-based so they can achieve in school.
 
 
All employees of Spring ISD are expected to act with integrity, support organizational goals, communicate in a clear and respectful manner, championing the needs of our students and drive continuous improvement.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited College or University
Preferred:
  • Five years of classroom experience
  • Valid Texas Teacher Certification

SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS: 

  • Thorough understanding of state and federal accountability
  • Comprehensive knowledge of state assessments
  • Knowledge of the district’s curriculum
  • Knowledge of the district’s behavior management system
  • Detail oriented and able to handle deadline pressures
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
  • Quality oral presentations and written reports
 
 
MAJOR REPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
  • Monitor coding of “at-risk” student information in collaboration with administration as it relates to demographics and special programs
  • Assume responsibility for the Collaborative Student Support Team and process

  • Monitor students within the Collaborative Student Support Process both academic and behavior
  • Monitor “at-risk” students for the purpose of determining the appropriate interventions
  • Maintain records of student progress, interventions used, programs both individualized/differentiated and the successful instructions used
  • Conduct data analysis of student performance data to provide guidance to the Collaborative Student Support Team and Professional Learning Teams

  • Collaborate with teachers to develop effective whole group practices, small group interventions, and individualized learning activities
  • Support teachers in differentiating plans for students based on their unique learning profiles so that all students are engaged and challenged and each student achieves dramatic gains
  • Assist teachers with tracking data to determine the effectiveness of interventions
  • Assist teachers with instructional strategies to alleviate the achievement gap between children at risk of dropping out of school and their peers
  • Support and monitor school and programs of the at-risk student population including: English Language Learners, pre-kindergarten, discipline, and repeat failures for continuous growth
  • Train teachers to understand, disaggregate, and use student achievement data to enhance their instruction and Professional Learning Communities
  • Participate in ongoing meetings, trainings, and/or professional development in order to better support the school’s collaborative Student Support process.

  • Assist the campus with state and federal compliance
  • Provide additional academic intervention supports to identified students as needed

  • All other duties as assigned

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands:  physical mobility, standing, prolonged sitting, some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling.  This position will also require both traveling within the district and state wide. Mental demands: Ability to solve problems and deal with a variety of situations; ability to interpret a variety of data; ability to interpret TEC and policy; ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory, ability to be effective in both oral and written communication; ability to maintain emotional control under stress.


The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.
 
 
Special Funding
 
This position is funded by Federal/and or State grants. You understand that your employment is expressly conditioned on the availability of full funding for the position. If full funding becomes unavailable, your employment is subject to termination or nonrenewal, as applicable. 
 
 
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Employee Signature of Acknowledgment of Special Funding                                        Date
 
 
 
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Program Supervisor Signature of Acknowledgment of Special Funding                         Date
 
 
 
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Supervisor Signature of Acknowledgment of Special Funding                                        Date

Posted By

Spring Independent School District

Accounts Payable 16717 Ella Blvd., Houston, TX 77090
 
Insights
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$10,351

State Average: $10,068

% ELL Students

20%

State Average: 17%

Student Teacher Ratio

15.95

State Average: 15.26

% IEP Students

8%

State Average: 9%

FTE

4,938

State Average: 558