Job Description

Position Type: Central Management Office (CMO)
Location: Uplift Hampton Middle School, 75232
Date Posted: 8/17/2023

Mission Statement:
Uplift's mission is to create and sustain public schools of excellence that empower each student to reach their highest potential in college and the global marketplace and that inspire in students a life-long love of learning, achievement, and service in order to positively change their world.

Equity Vision Statement:
Uplift Education proactively engages scholars, families, and staff members to thrive as their authentic selves and partner in the journey required to identify, address, and correct existing and potential inequities.

Primary Purpose:
The purpose of the Student Support Specialist is to provide support to campus personnel and scholars regarding student behavior management and Restorative Practices at their assigned Uplift Education school. This role requires deep content expertise in promoting positive student behaviors by implementing research-based intervention strategies such as Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), Response to Intervention (RTI), Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), and Restorative Practices. The Student Support Specialist provides direct behavioral intervention and case management for students with unique needs, challenging or complex behaviors.

  • Coordinates, develops, and maintains student behavior management programs and systems, anchored in Restorative Practices, and research-based intervention programs. Analyzes data and trends, collaborates with campus leadership on school culture and provides staff training.
  • Participates in the Student Support Team (SST) at assigned school through a Response to Intervention model.
  • Assists with the development of Multitiered Systems of Supports (MTSS) to provide effective behavioral interventions at assigned school.
  • Serves as case manager for students facing significant behavioral challenges and/or unique needs. Coordinates care and programming with other key stakeholders and staff, including parents, school leaders, counselors, health services staff and other faculty.
  • Serves as Restorative Practices champion for assigned school and facilitates restorative circles, student mediations, and reflection time, while also coaching school staff on restorative techniques.
  • Consults with school staff on designing and implementing behavioral intervention plans (BIPS) and provides support on implementing these plans in the classroom environment.
  • Assists scholars with reflection time anchored in a restorative practices and social-emotional learning perspective, allowing students the opportunity to repair harm they may have caused to the school culture, environment, or relationships.
  • Facilitates positive re-entry meetings with scholars, family, and school staff.
  • Monitors the effectiveness of behavior intervention plans and makes suggestions as necessary.
  • Analyzes school discipline data and uses it to drive effective intervention strategies and tiered supports.
  • Interprets and disseminates information from Uplift Education’s Central Management Office related to State and Federal law, and Board Policy, as it pertains to the Code of Character, Conduct and Support and behavior intervention.
  • Provides support and presentations to assigned school and community with respect to issues related to student behavior, restorative practices, and campus culture.
  • Develops and implements programs and strategies designed to obtain higher levels of parental satisfaction with behavior support and greater parent access to related services and educational experiences provided by Uplift Education.
  • Consults with the school leadership team on providing proactive student behavior management strategies in accordance with the Uplift Education Code of Character. Maintains consistent and thorough scholar contact/intervention documentation utilizing the network data system(s).
  • Attends ARD/IEP meetings for students with, or in need of, a behavior intervention plan when requested. 
  • Attends all CMO directed professional development sessions and meetings in-person or virtual.
Other Responsibilities:
  • Performs other duties as assigned within contract hours.
  • Collaborates with peers, teachers, non-instructional staff, and campus leadership.
  • Actively participates as a member of the school leadership/support team.
  • Complies with all network and campus routines, board policies and federal and state laws.
  • Demonstrates and models professional demeanor, resourcefulness, and effective communication strategies with diverse groups.
  • Works independently without day-to-day supervision, maintaining regular and punctual attendance in the workplace.
  • May be asked by CMO leadership to provide network assistance outside of assigned campus.

Education, Experience, and/or Certification(s)
  • Education Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree required, concentration in a related field of study, specifically education. Master’s degree in Education, Counseling, or Social Work preferred.
  •  Experience Requirements:  Required professional experience includes a deep knowledge of behavior intervention in the school setting and a belief in the effectiveness of Restorative Practices, SEL and evidence-based intervention techniques. 
Required Skills/Abilities:
  • Communication Skills: Candidates must demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills; have the ability to remain calm and clear in communication while dealing with adversity and stress on the job; and be able to create and generate high-quality strategic reports and progress reports.
  • Bilingual Skills: Fluency in Spanish is preferred but not required.
  • Technology: Candidates must be fluent in the Microsoft Office suite of tools and other technology applications required for this role.
Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or listen. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and use stairs. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Employee must be able to travel to multiple school locations within the DFW area in one workday. Employee must be able to maneuver within a school building and inside a crowded classroom. Employee may be required to work outside during inclement weather for brief periods of time.

Starting Salary: $60,000

Application Procedure:
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All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
Uplift Education is an equal employment opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state or local law.  


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