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Crossroads Charter Schools

Social Emotional Learning Coordinator (2019-2020 School Year)

Teachers – Kansas City, Missouri
Department Teachers
Employment Type Full Time

Crossroads Charter Schools is looking for highly effective, highly qualified and highly motivated individuals to join our organization. Ideal candidates will have experience in urban education and be committed to our four core values: High Expectations, Authentic Learning, Creative Culture, and Educational Equity.

Crossroads Charter Schools organization is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to sex, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other factor prohibited by law.

All candidates must complete an application order to be considered for open positions. Attach your cover letter, resume, and 4 professional references (include name, phone, and email) for review.

Job Description: Social Emotional Learning Coordinator

Direct Supervisor: Principal or designee

School Summary:

At Crossroads Charter Schools, we…

  • Understand the significant difference between equity and equality. Every student deserves to receive what he/she needs to succeed (equity), not that every student receives the same amount of resources, instruction, attention, etc. (equality).
  • Develop school environments where all students are actively and meaningfully engaged in rigorous instruction and authentic learning tasks.
  • Interrupt the “school to prison pipeline” – policies and practices that are directly and indirectly pushing the most at-risk students out of school and on a pathway to the juvenile and criminal justice systems.
  • Engage families as partners in meaningful ways.
  • Build the capacity of diverse teams that are more reflective of our students.
  • Nurture an open, collaborative, and trusting environment because the work is enormous, deeply personal, emotional and often difficult.
  • Engage in on-going job-embedded professional development through co-teaching and co-planning

Position Summary:

The primary responsibilities are to provide continuous support to the overall educational environment by utilizing BIST (Building Intervention Support Team) and SEL strategies in order to address student behaviors. The SEL Coordinator tracks and analyzes data in order to provide ongoing behavior intervention strategies for all students in all aspects of the educational environment and to support the district’s goal of educational equity.  In addition, the SEL Coordinator consults with staff, parents and community partners to enhance their effectiveness in helping students grow socially, emotionally, personally, and academically. The SEL Coordinator collaborates with district staff to accommodate special needs, diversity and educational backgrounds of the students; and overcome challenges constructively. The coordinator is a hardworking, goal-oriented and enthusiastic professional.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Help create and sustain a positive learning environment for all students.
  • Work one on one or in small groups with students who are experiencing difficulty in managing behaviors.
  • Collect, analyze, and disseminate behavior data, communicate regularly with the staff, administration, and parents and track progress toward individual student and school-wide goals.
  • Facilitate team meetings that: design Behavior Interventions Plans; address classroom organization, effective instruction, social skills instruction, and ethical issues; school-wide procedures or policies and factors that affect effectiveness including social validity and treatment integrity.  
  • Work with individual teachers, groups of teachers and/or the entire staff on behavior interventions and strategies, Trauma-Informed Care, crisis invention, and other factors that can affect the development and implementation of interventions.
  • Observe and assist within the classrooms for identified students.
  • Lead celebrations to acknowledge, encourage, and celebrate good behavior.
  • Counsel individuals and groups of students through the development of educational, personal, and social plans
  • Monitor arrival and dismissal procedures.
  • Assist in creating and implementing behavior plans for identified students.
  • Serve as the point of contact for behavior issues with the school’s transportation provider.
  • Provides outlets and avenues for students to communicate with staff, serving as a liaison to empower students, develop leadership skills, and build healthy relationships built on trust.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned
  • All work responsibilities are subject to having performance goals and/or targets established as part of the annual performance planning process or as the result of organizational planning.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Valid Missouri certification in the education, social work, or related field preferred
  • Five years of relevant professional work experience with children.
  • Strong familiarity with education and child welfare policies and best practices and a motivation to continue expanding that knowledge base.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to coordinate multiple tasks and activities simultaneously.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills and an ability to keep multiple stakeholder groups, including parents, teachers, staff, volunteers and partners, informed of critical issues, activities and schedules.  
  • Ability and enthusiasm for promoting the school and its mission to a broad and diverse group of people.
  • Excellent teamwork skills and an ability to collaborate closely with colleagues and partners to identify challenges and to design and implement solutions.
  • Strong computer skills; must be proficient in the use of email, the internet, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Donor Perfect, and Google Apps and be able to apply these skills towards the necessary organization, documentation and communication requirements of this position.
  • Excellent work ethic, positive attitude, and exceptional people skills

Key Working Relationships in Addition to Supervisor:

Teachers, Students, Parents, Volunteers, Office Staff, Support Staff, Assistant Principal, Chief Academic Officer, Executive Director

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. Must be able to walk multiple blocks at a time to respond to emergencies at recess/field trip locations. Must be able to keep a child safe from physical harm.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Both federal and state law requires all public school personnel to submit to and pass a criminal background check prior to employment by the school.  Crossroads Charter Schools is required by law to exclude from employment any person who has pleaded to or been found guilty of a felony or crime involving moral turpitude under the laws of the State of Missouri, any other State of the United States or any other country, whether or not a sentence is or was imposed.

Please be advised that Crossroads Charter Schools does not seek information related to the conviction of crimes unrelated to those described in this question.  Your conviction of a crime not otherwise listed above is not an automatic disqualification from employment consideration.  The school will consider the nature of the offense and the relationship between the offense and the position for which you are applying.

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  • Location
    Kansas City, Missouri
  • Department
    Teachers
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
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