Social Emotional Health Specialist: Lake County Intermediate School
Reports To: LCIS Principal
Length of Assignment: 179 days per year
Salary Range: $45,000-$49,000 based on experience
Purpose of Positon: To develop students who are productive community members – demonstrating perseverance, collaboration, compassion, craftsmanship, respect, responsibility, and curiosity- by the time they reach the end 6th grade. Deliver social/emotional instruction in classroom, small group, or individual settings as determined by Individualized Education Plans, 504 Plans, and the MTSS process or other school-level referral. Demonstrate a flexible, collaborative attitude in completing the work and a willingness to be a team player to accomplish school and district goals.
Duties of this job include, but are not limited to:
- Create and follow a social-emotional prevention schedule which meets the most significant needs of students with IEPs, 504 and referrals requirements, building upon common social/emotional goals to deliver services as appropriate.
- Support and/or conduct delivery of recommended social emotional minutes as designated by IEP, 504, MTSS Process, or staff recommendation.
- Follows evidence-based prescribed curriculum for social-emotional instruction with fidelity (i.e. Zones of Regulation, Second Step or other curricula approved by District).
- Assess and effectively group IEP and/or general education students to provide group instruction of social emotional skill development.
- Effectively manage behavior within groups to maximize instructional time.
- Adhere to designated curricula with targeted social emotional lessons to groups and individuals as needed as identified through MTSS, IEP and 504 Plans, supplementing the curricula after trying core or accepted curricula and including the principal in the choice to supplement.
- Instruct two 5th/6th grade health periods per day, covering drug and alcohol prevention, age-appropriate sexual health, healthy relationships, bullying prevention and other prevention topics.
- Intentional lesson planning demonstrated by: backwards design, curriculum map, weekly lesson plan.
- Participates in data collection and evaluation activities to measure the impact of social-emotional curricula and programs, and to demonstrate the impact of the School Health Professional grant program.
- Collect and maintain evidence of student progress toward identified skills (evidence may include examples of student work, data tracking documents, exit tickets, behavior charts, discipline data, and student self-reflection).
- Participate as a member of multidisciplinary evaluation planning teams and IEP meetings.
- Assist in the promotion of a positive school climate and follows school norms and expectations.
- Promote a positive professional and ethical image of the school district, social emotional and behavioral-mental health supports and special education services.
- Work closely with Dean of Students and Principal to identify emerging social-emotional needs, and design prevention activities to be delivered in Crew, community meetings, or small groups in response to needs.
- Work regularly with school leadership to review and flexibly adjust schedule as needed, meeting with leadership at a minimum of bi-weekly.
- Refer students in need of therapeutic services to community therapy resources (i.e. School based Health, Sol Vista, etc.).
- Participate on Mental Health Collaboration Team and District Counseling/Social Work team.
- Maintain records of contacts and actions taken with each student.
- Use school first responder list to help support further student needs.
- Attend RtI/MTSS meetings, as requested.
- Cover duties on an emergency-only basis.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Master’s Degree in School Counseling, Education, or Social Work strongly preferred
- Be able to motivate and work with Elementary (3-6) School Students
- Possess educational experience in either teaching, counseling, or social work
- Work with students from diverse backgrounds and a variety of family situations
- Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
- Experience with RtI, PBIS, and EL preferred
- Create schedules collaboratively with principal and other relevant stakeholders. Continuously revisit schedule with principals to refine and adjust as needed.
- 45 minutes per day planning period.
- A work space will be provided; it may be shared, if needed.
- Evaluated using CDE evaluation rubric aligned with licensure and job duties
To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to Kerri Quinlan, Healthy Schools Director, at email@example.com by November 30, 2018.