Manager of Student Supports / Social Emotional Learning Teacher

POSTED ON 3/8/2020 AVAILABLE BEFORE 9/6/2020
Impact Public Schools Hired Organization Address Tukwila, WA Full Time

Job Posting for Manager of Student Supports / Social Emotional Learning Teacher at Impact Public Schools

Description

Impact Public Schools (IPS) invites passionate individuals with a background in student supports, behavioral intervention and social-emotional learning to apply for the position of Manager of Student Supports / Social Emotional Learning Teacher at Impact | Puget Sound Elementary located in Tukwila, WA (just south of Seattle). 


Being a part of the Impact team is a unique opportunity.  We are deeply committed to achieving our mission of preparing a diverse population of students to succeed in college and impact communities as the next generation of equity-driven, innovative leaders. Our schools are small, tightly-knit families where every child is known, guided by an individual learning plan and loved by an adult mentor. Our strong community is rooted in high expectations, joy and exudes our core values:


  • Bold Ambitions - We envision self-driven students and adults who develop the skills, habits and mindsets to impact communities and invent the future; we support one another in achieving step-by-step excellence along the way.
  • Brave Solidarity - Diversity strengthens and enlivens us. Dissatisfied yet optimistic, we bring a lens of equity and inclusion to each decision and each day.
  • Team WA - All of Washington is our team. We are powerful when we work together, so we build relationships based on empathy and strive together towards outstanding outcomes for all public school students.
  • Everyone Grows - We approach each day as an opportunity to learn and grow. We work hard towards our own just-right goals, cheering each other on as we redefine potential.
  • Play Big - We celebrate. We wonder. We ask. We make and invent and imagine. We play big.
  • Intention - In the tiny and the huge, we keep the end in mind and reflect on the potential effects of our choices.


The Manager of Student Supports / Social Emotional Learning Teacher is responsible for the implementation of the IPS social-emotional model, including proactive and responsive supports for all students, with particular focus on supporting students receiving Tier 2 and 3 behavioral interventions. This position is critical to the IPS school model, which seeks to provide comprehensive social-emotional instruction and positive behavioral supports to all students. The Manager of Student Supports serves as a member of the school’s leadership team and reports to the School Principal.


Essential Functions of the IPS Manager of Student Supports / Social Emotional Learning Teacher:


School Culture

  • Work closely with Principal to establish a positive, structured and warm school culture
  • Proactively circulate throughout classrooms and hallways during the day, to gain valuable context on student behavior and help support positive school culture 
  • Monitor school culture data to identify discipline trends and develop strategies for student behavioral and SEL interventions, as well as teacher support measures
  • Implement the IPS Behavior Management system through collaboration on and refining of school-wide procedures and routines
  • Ensure that classroom behavior systems are clear and consistent across the school
  • Ensure 6:1 positive narration is occurring in all classrooms and provide feedback as needed
  • Collaborate with the principal to deliver school culture messages at Community Meeting
  • Co-facilitate professional development on the school's vision for student culture and the corresponding routines, procedures, and behavior management steps
  • When needed, conduct real-time teacher coaching on the Behavior Management system to ensure all classrooms uphold the IPS vision for culture


Reactive Discipline

  • Serve as the point person for dealing with crisis intervention and acute behavioral needs
  • Support the creation of individual behavior plans for students requiring additional support
  • Coordinate student restorative justice measures (i.e. student reparations, Circle support) for classroom re-entry
  • Determine appropriate logical consequences for students requiring behavioral support from administration and communicate with families when students require administrative intervention
  • Analyze classroom behavior data and spot trends in removals. Work with faculty to reduce student referrals and increase ability to meet the school-wide culture expectations.


Teaching Duties

  • Provide push-in classroom supports during Mentor Time to both assist teachers and scholars and monitor implementation of SEL curriculum
  • Facilitate Guided Reading groups 
  • Substitute teach as needed 


Family Engagement

  • Support proactive school-wide family engagement structures (family events, volunteer opportunities, etc.)
  • Support faculty to use IPS’ family communication systems consistently
  • Participate in and facilitate family meetings with teachers and families of students in need of support, as needed
  • Handle culture-based concerns brought to school leadership by families
  • Communicate and collaborate with families on a consistent basis to provide feedback on performance/progress
  • Attend and support student conferences as needed


School Administration

  • With the support of IPS’s Home Office, ensure that the school is adhering to all federal, state, and IPS discipline policies/laws
  • Document all conferences, suspensions, and phone calls for behavior
  • Ensure that student discipline records are properly maintained and updated 


Management and Leadership

  • Actively serve on the school’s leadership and RtI team
  • Model all IPS Core Values
  • Actively participate in student supervision responsibilities
  • When needed, participate in leading Guided Reading and/or RtI academic pull-outs
  • Partner with IPS Home Office to refine the Manager of Student Supports position to be scaled across multiple schools


Knowledge, Skills and Characteristics:

  • Possess acute attention to detail coupled with the ability to think and act strategically with best interests of students in mind
  • Ability to analyze situations quickly and respond appropriately to ensure a safe and supportive climate for students and faculty
  • Ability to hold others accountable and to high expectations, with high support
  • Ability and desire to work in a fast-paced, highly disciplined, but sometimes unpredictable school environment 
  • Willingness to work autonomously, collaboratively, and/or under the direction of senior faculty, as needed
  • Maturity, humility, strong work ethic, sense of humor, and roll-up-my-sleeves attitude
  • Strong, calm presence and high expectations for all students
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, able to relate well with students, faculty, administration, parents, and the community
  • Strong belief in the IPS mission and educational model


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Masters in Education, Social Work or related field a plus
  • Minimum 2-4 years in an academic setting serving grades K-5
  • Previous start-up experience and/or experience in a high-performing school a plus
  • Adult coaching experience a plus


Compensation:

Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. IPS offers a full benefits package and opportunities for professional growth.


Commitment to Diversity:

IPS seeks individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds to apply for this position. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization and recruiting a team that reflects the diversity of our student movement.


Equal Employment Opportunity:

Equal employment opportunity and respect in the workplace are fundamental principles at Impact Public Schools (IPS). IPS prohibits and does not tolerate harassment, intimidation, bullying, discriminatory, or retaliatory behavior. All aspects of your employment are based upon your personal capabilities and qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion/creed, sex/gender (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, disability, age, military status, marital status, partnership status, status as a victim of domestic violence, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or any other protected class as established by federal, state, or local law. The following employee(s) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Jen Wickens, CEO, 3438 S. 148th St., Tukwila , WA 98186, (206)712-7640, jwickens@impactps.org.  

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