Social Emotional Learning Support
Job | Posted a month ago
REPORTS TO: Principal
FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
SUPERVISORY DUTIES: None
HOURLY RATE: $14.00-$16.50
FTE: .93 (37.5 hours a week)
SUMMARY: The SEL Support Paraprofessional will be charged with leading the teams necessary to effectively implement highly structured district social emotional initiatives to identify and address barriers to student achievement. This role includes leveraging data and professional development tools to customize and execute strategy plans while facilitating high fidelity implementation of research-and evidence-based practices and measuring the impact of those practices on desired student and school outcomes. The SEL Coordinator will work closely with student support specialists, teachers, administrators, staff, and community organizations.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Provide an educational environment where students feel safe during school time.
- Work with program personnel to implement engaging, developmentally appropriate educational enrichment curriculum and programming which expands and supports student learning experiences beyond the classroom.
- Participate in group planning and professional development opportunities.
- Address the ongoing needs of the students and parents.
- Plan for and lead social/emotional classroom activities for SEL.
- Plan for and conduct individual student “check-ins”.
- Plan for and conduct small group intervention sessions, based on data collected from program assessments, staff referrals, and school day teacher and family requests.
- Assist the AVSD in planning for capacity building, family engagement, and programmatic planning, especially in the social and emotional learning realm.
- Plan for, participate in and lead group planning and professional development opportunities for AVSD teachers and staff
- Document all prevention and intervention planning, execution, and results
- Other duties as assigned
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
- Ability to operate standard office equipment.
- Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
- Ability to do basic mathematical computations.
- Ability to apply common sense understanding to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of situations.
- Ability to employ trouble-shooting, problem solving and decision-making skills.
- Ability to establish priority ordering of tasks necessary to complete a project and convey these understandings and priorities to others.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality with regards to people or events that occur on campus.
- Ability to work cooperatively and courteously with staff, students, parents and community members.
- Ability to cope with job stress while exhibiting patience and tact when dealing with others.
- Perform all duties in accordance with Federal and State laws, district procedures and Board policies.
- Ability to handle confrontation and conflict without an emotional response.
- Produce accurate work and complete assignments with minimal supervision.
QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:
Education & Experience:
- High School Diploma or GED
- 2-3 years’ related experience preferred
- Valid Arizona driver’s license
- IVP Fingerprint Card
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Efficient organizational skills
- Cultural competence
- Ability to work with children and families from diverse backgrounds
- Experience working with K-8th grade students in a classroom setting, camp, after-school program, or other environments with multi-age groups of children
- Strong classroom management skills
- Experience working with children and rural communities
- Ability to apply evidence-based practices in working with students
Computer Proficiency: Demonstrate intermediate proficiency in computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Explorer.
Technology Proficiency: Utilizes all appropriate, available and relevant technology to ensure duties are performed effectively.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to sit and occasionally stand and walk. The employee may be required to move ten pounds and could occasionally lift or move up to twenty-five pounds.
Indoor office environment. This position regularly works indoors and may be required to work outdoors on occasion. The noise level in the work environment is generally quiet to moderate and may become excessively noisy at times. Will have contact with students, employees and the public.
Disclaimer: The duties and responsibilities identified in this position description are illustrative only and are in no way intended to be a complete list of activities that may be required of an incumbent.
The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individual currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.