Dean of Student Support and Discipline - Elko Middle School (#934720)
Essential Duties The individual should have the ability to develop and implement positive behavior supports. Knowledge of adolescent social-emotional development, including an understanding of mental health diagnoses and trauma and how this impacts academic performance. The ability to develop and use techniques for dealing with youth who exhibit inappropriate behavior. The candidate should have the ability to develop effective behavioral intervention plans and provide direct behavioral interventions in a school setting. The ability to build relationships and work with a diverse group of individuals from a variety of socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. • Administers support for students with behavioral or emotional challenges for the purpose of improved function in the school environment. • Participates in a variety of meetings, workshops, and committees for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions and remaining knowledgeable about program guidelines. • Develops, explains, and enforces behavioral requirements with students. • Assists the school in maintaining a learning environment and atmosphere conducive to safe, orderly, and effective instruction. • Maintains both physical and social emotional safety of students and act as a positive role model. • Assists with implementing strategies that have been proven to de-escalate students. • Collaborates with administration, school security officers and RESET facilitators to develop and maintain a clear and consistent process for maintaining students in their natural instructional environment prior to the need to remove students from the classroom. • Assists administrators in collecting data on office referrals, minor and major infractions, etc. • Participates in intervention team, child find meetings, IEP meetings, and disciplinary hearings (as applicable; but not as an administrator's designee. • Participates in applicable meetings to offer additional insight into interventions and supports needed for student success. • Assists with implementation of school wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports. • Responsible for the coordination of Restorative Practices and maintains required training to be the school leader in that area. • Implements Check in/Check out with students and provides support to staff to be able to do the same. • Collects data to monitor students' progress related to Behavior Support Plans, Behavior Intervention Plans, and targeted counseling goals developed by the Social Emotional Support Services team (as applicable). • Develops, implements, and monitors Student Goal Contracts. • Supports the creation of a classroom culture and environment that develops and nurtures the social emotional growth of students. • Maintains accurate, complete, and correct progress monitoring data and other written records. • Communicates effectively with students, parents, and school personnel. • Performs other duties and assigned.