Social Emotional Learning Specialist
Who We Are:
Waukegan Community Unit School District No. 60 serves nearly 17,000 students in preschool through grade 12 and is located halfway between Chicago, Illinois and Milwaukee, Wisconsin on the shores of Lake Michigan. The District has 1 early learning center, 15 elementary schools, five middle schools and a high school program divided between two 9th?– 12?th? grade campuses. The District encompasses portions of Waukegan, Beach Park and Park City.
Why We Do This Work:
The Waukegan Community Unit School District No. 60 has set an ambitious agenda for change, guided by the belief that all children, regardless of circumstances, can achieve at high levels and academic gaps can and will be eliminated with the support of teachers who deliver engaging, relevant, and academically rigorous instruction that excites students and instills a love of learning in them.
What We Need:
The Social Emotional Learning Specialist will provide building level support, coaching and training to assist in the implementation of the district multi-tiered service delivery model for meeting student social/emotional and behavioral needs. The Social Emotional Learning Specialist will be directly responsible to the Coordinator of MTSS and SEL and indirectly responsible to the Principal of assigned buildings.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Support building administration and teams with analyzing student data, including attendance and discipline records, social-emotional screening data, principal and teacher recommendations to determine school-wide patterns and identify at risk student population.
- Support building administration and classroom teachers with designing and implementing a universal social-emotional learning instructional program aligned with Illinois Social-Emotional Learning Standards.
- Facilitate development and implementation of school-wide expectations, teaching, and reinforcement practices.
- Coordinate building leadership team efforts to integrate PBIS and SEL into other school improvement activities.
- Support teams with collecting and analyzing data for problem solving, decision making and action planning, including Universal Social-Emotional Screening, PBIS implementation process data, Self-Assessment Survey (SAS), Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI), Antecedent-Behavior Consequence (ABC) Observations, Behavior Frequency Tracking Observations, and other screening/progress monitoring/outcome assessments as needed.
- Assist in the development and implementation of behavior intervention plans to ensure student progress.
- Support classroom teachers and student support personnel with developing and implementing progress monitoring schedules for all students receiving supplemental intervention support, including Social-Emotional screening, Check In Check Out (CICO) data, observational data, office discipline referral data, and other measures as appropriate to evaluate student response to intervention
- Provide technical assistance to building administrators, teachers, support personnel and school-based MTSS team(s) to facilitate implementation of PBIS, social-emotional learning, problem solving and multi-tiered systems of support. Technical assistance activities may include observation and feedback, modeling, and other supportive assistance necessary to implement the instructional program, data-based decision-making and problem solving process.
- Provide crisis intervention and behavioral support as needed
- Support and sustain the district’s development of multi-tiered systems of support through attending district level professional development and, in turn, providing building level instructional staff with continued professional development;
- Provide professional staff development related to identification and understanding of students with social/emotional/behavioral needs, development and implementation of positive behavior interventions and supports, social-emotional learning standards and instructional strategies, restorative practices, problem-solving, data analysis, and progress monitoring;
- Attend professional development opportunities that promote improved instructional strategies and support implementation of Social-Emotional Learning Standards, research-based interventions, data-based decision-making and the problem-solving process;
- Keep in confidence all personal, student or personnel records and information.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the building principal and/or Coordinator of MTSS/SEL
Note: The above statements are intended to describe the essential functions and related requirements of persons assigned to this job. They are not intended as an exhaustive list of job duties, responsibilities, and requirements.
- Valid Illinois Professional Educators License
- Minimum 3 years’ experience working with students with social/emotional/behavioral challenges
- Demonstrated knowledge of Illinois Social-Emotional Learning Standards
- Must be CPI certified within 3 months of employment
- Commitment to the belief that all children, regardless of circumstances, can achieve at high levels;
- Demonstrated ability to multitask effectively and prioritize strategically;
- Openness to feedback and willingness to take personal responsibility;
- Passion to embrace the goals of raising achievement for all students and closing achievement gaps;
- Sound knowledge of the Illinois Social Emotional Learning Standards, PBIS model, curriculum, evidence-based best practices, appropriate research-based intervention and support services, and assessment procedures.
- Excellent interpersonal communication, listening, facilitation and adult education teaching skills.
- Ability to successfully work in a collaborative environment with administrators, teachers, parents, and outside agencies;
Work Environment: Based within building of current assignment and in addition to regular duties.
Compensation: Per teacher contract, plus stipend.
Application Deadline: Candidates must submit an online application by closing
Only online applications will be considered.
Waukegan Community Unit School District 60 offers employment opportunities
without regard to age, gender, race, color, national origin, religion, marital or military/veteran status, sexual
orientation, pregnancy, parental status, genetics or disability.