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Student Support Specialist - Duluth Edison Charter Schools District

Posted on 2020-09-15 10:18:46 AM

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He or she will provide services within a multi-tiered system of support in order to promote student assets and reduce social, emotional and environmental barriers to learning. He or she will understand what it means to be a lifelong learner and participate in ongoing professional development including goal setting, learning, supervision and reflection in each school year. The Student Support Specialist will work as a team member on one or more inter-disciplinary service teams under the direction and oversight of a School Social Worker. Essential Duties and Responsibilities Other duties may be assigned. 1. Provide evidence-based intervention targeting student social, emotional and behavioral needs in collaboration with inter-disciplinary service teams: Deliver theory- and evidence-based intervention to individuals and/or small groups in accordance with the needs and goals identified in IEPs and other student intervention plans. Provide responsive services to address crises and emerging situational and behavioral issues. Collaborate with parents/caregivers and school personnel to promote student assets and reduce barriers to learning. Closely monitor student progress through data-based practices in order to inform ongoing assessment and identification of student needs. Maintain clear and accurate documentation of services in accordance with district procedures and special education and other relevant regulatory requirements. Participate in the process of establishing measurable outcomes for services and evaluating service effectiveness. 2. Promote a school climate and culture conducive to student learning and teaching excellence: Follow professional ethical guidelines as outlined in the Code of Ethics for Minnesota Teachers and through supervision. Advocate for effective school policies and administrative procedures that produce safe learning environments. Attend staff meetings and participate in professional development trainings. Participate in District-provided training related to crisis intervention skills and techniques. Utilize approved verbal de-escalation skills and behavior management techniques during crisis intervention, including physical restraint in emergency situations as prescribed by district procedures, provided training and Minnesota statutes. Comply with federal and state legal mandates that impact education and school-based services including child maltreatment reporting, FERPA, and special education laws and due process procedures. 3. Maximize access to school-based resources: Communicate important student-related information and concerns to the School Social Worker and other team members as they arise. Attend team meetings and present observations and data to inform team decision-making. Supervisory Responsibilities This position has no supervisory duties. Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Education and Experience Bachelor&#8217;s degree in a behavioral science or related field from an accredited college or university required. (e.g. Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Anthropology, Criminology, Criminal Justice, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies) 1 year experience working with children or youth diagnosed with mental illness, autism spectrum disorders, and/or intellectual disabilities, or who otherwise demonstrate impaired social, emotional and/or behavioral functioning. Experience working with young children (ages 3-7) is preferred. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations No certifications or licenses are required for this position. Language Skills Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, progress notes and similar documentation, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from students, caregivers, colleagues, regulatory agencies, or members of the school community. Mathematical Skills Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. Reasoning Ability Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Computer Skills A strong background in the use of instructional technology is strongly preferred. 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 this 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 frequently required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this 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 occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. 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Job Title: Student Support Specialist
Department: Duluth Edison Charter Schools
Supervisor: Student Support Services Manager
FLSA Status: Exempt

Summary 

A Student Support Specialist at Duluth Edison Charter Schools is committed to academic and personal excellence for every student.  He or she will provide services within a multi-tiered system of support in order to promote student assets and reduce social, emotional and environmental barriers to learning.  He or she will understand what it means to be a lifelong learner and participate in ongoing professional development including goal setting, learning, supervision and reflection in each school year.  The Student Support Specialist will work as a team member on one or more inter-disciplinary service teams under the direction and oversight of a School Social Worker.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities Other duties may be assigned. 

  1. Provide evidence-based intervention targeting student social, emotional and behavioral needs in collaboration with inter-disciplinary service teams:

    Deliver theory- and evidence-based intervention to individuals and/or small groups in accordance with the needs and goals identified in IEPs and other student intervention plans.
    Provide responsive services to address crises and emerging situational and behavioral issues.
    Collaborate with parents/caregivers and school personnel to promote student assets and reduce barriers to learning.
    Closely monitor student progress through data-based practices in order to inform ongoing assessment and identification of student needs.
    Maintain clear and accurate documentation of services in accordance with district procedures and special education and other relevant regulatory requirements.
    Participate in the process of establishing measurable outcomes for services and evaluating service effectiveness.
  2. Promote a school climate and culture conducive to student learning and teaching excellence:

    Follow professional ethical guidelines as outlined in the Code of Ethics for Minnesota Teachers and through supervision.
    Advocate for effective school policies and administrative procedures that produce safe learning environments.
    Attend staff meetings and participate in professional development trainings.
    Participate in District-provided training related to crisis intervention skills and techniques.  Utilize approved verbal de-escalation skills and behavior management techniques during crisis intervention, including physical restraint in emergency situations as prescribed by district procedures, provided training and Minnesota statutes.
    Comply with federal and state legal mandates that impact education and school-based services including child maltreatment reporting, FERPA, and special education laws and due process procedures. 
  3. Maximize access to school-based resources:

    Communicate important student-related information and concerns to the School Social Worker and other team members as they arise.
    Attend team meetings and present observations and data to inform team decision-making.

Supervisory Responsibilities 

This position has no supervisory duties.

Qualifications 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and Experience 

Bachelor’s degree in a behavioral science or related field from an accredited college or university required.  (e.g. Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Anthropology, Criminology, Criminal Justice, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies)

1 year experience working with children or youth diagnosed with mental illness, autism spectrum disorders, and/or intellectual disabilities, or who otherwise demonstrate impaired social, emotional and/or behavioral functioning.

Experience working with young children (ages 3-7) is preferred. 

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations 

No certifications or licenses are required for this position.

Language Skills 

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, progress notes and similar documentation, and legal documents.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from students, caregivers, colleagues, regulatory agencies, or members of the school community.

Mathematical Skills 

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability 

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills 

A strong background in the use of instructional technology is strongly preferred.

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 this 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 frequently required to sit.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds.  

Work Environment 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this 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 occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate


 

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