Job Description

Position Type: Central Management Office (CMO)
Location: Uplift Heights Primary School, 75212-1609
Date Posted: 4/6/2023
Date Available: 07/26/2023

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.

The Student Support Specialist provides leadership and assistance to campus personnel and scholars regarding student behavior management and Restorative Practices at their assigned Uplift Education school. This role requires a deep content expertise in promoting positive student behaviors by leveraging SEL-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 displaying challenging and complex behaviors in addition to consultation with campus staff.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Coordinates, develops, and maintains student behavior management programs and systems, anchored in Restorative Practices, and SEL-based intervention programs, for assigned school.
• Manages the Student Support Team (SST) at assigned school through a Response to Intervention model. This includes scheduling, facilitating and maintaining effective documentation at all meetings.
• In collaboration with Uplift’s Student Support Services team, 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 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.
• Hosts and facilitates Reflection Time (In School Suspension and/or Detention) 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.
• Helps to facilitate positive re-entry meetings with scholars, family and school staff following exclusionary discipline (OSS).
• Monitors the effectiveness of behavior intervention plans and makes modifications 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 student discipline and behavior intervention.
• Provides support and presentations to assigned school and community with respect to issues related to student behavior.
• Develops and implements programs and strategies designed to obtain higher levels of parental satisfaction with discipline programs and greater parent access to related services and educational experiences provided by Uplift Education.
• Consults with school leadership team on providing proactive student behavior management strategies in accordance with the Uplift Education Code of Conduct.
• Attends ARD/IEP meetings for students with, or in need of, a behavior intervention plan when requested.
Other Responsibilities
• Performs other duties as assigned
• Collaborates with peers, teachers, non-instructional staff and administrators
• Actively participates as a member of the school leadership 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.
Supervisory Responsibilities
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
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/or Experience
Bachelor’s degree required, concentration in a related field of study preferred, specifically education. Master’s degree in Education, Counseling, Social Work or Educational Administration preferred. 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.
Language Skills
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to read, analyze and apply common sense to understand and to carry out instructions in written or oral form. Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of personnel, students, and parents required.
Mathematical Skills
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Reasining Ability
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draws valid conclusions Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
Computer Skills
To perform this job successfully, an individual should be competent in Microsoft Office applications and ability to learn and use computer software as necessary. Ability to use basic office equipment.
Safety Duties & Responsibilities
Every employee of the School has an obligation to know our safety rules and procedures; to teach what they know to others; to recognize unsafe actions and situations; to warn others of unsafe situations; to react to emergency situations and to report hazardous or unsafe practices to those in a position to correct them.
Physical / Mental 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. Employee must be able to maintain emotional control under stress. Occasional prolonged and irregular hours will be necessary. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. 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.
Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level is low to high and may have frequent interruptions. There may be activity from other employees and students of a distracting nature.
Other Qualifications
• Demonstrated experience, skills and knowledge in the design and execution of student support service programs and partnerships
• Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
• Capability to contribute to the creation of a diverse and equitable workforce
• Ability to use data to develop and evaluate student support programs and services
• Ability to develop and execute presentations, trainings and new systems related to the role
• Knowledge of best practice student services protocols and familiarity with student services law
Modifications of Duties & Essential Functions
Uplift Education retains the right to change and/or modify the duties and essential functions of this position at any time. This job description is not intended to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee.

Starting Salary: $57,000

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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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