Indianapolis Public Schools is seeking qualified applicants for the following position(s):
Positive School Culture & Practices Coordinator
Location or Department: Student Services
Summary of Essential Job Functions: The Positive School Culture and Practices Coordinator- East in collaboration with Special Education and General Education Divisions provides leadership, assistance and professional development to all assigned Indianapolis Public Schools K-12 to design, implement and sustain positive school culture and practices. This is a 12 month position.
Essential Duties/ and Responsibilities: - Assist in the development and implementation of district and school readiness inventories, creation of action plans and electronic data collection processes, including evaluation activities and data-based decision making
- Collaborate with the Special Education and General Education Divisions to design, coordinate and deliver professional development opportunities including but not limited to training and networking sessions for administrators, teachers, coaches and support staff at all levels in the implementation of behavioral and instructional supports
- Review and analyze system training and implementation data and assist schools in utilizing the data to guide their practices
- Work collaboratively with system coaches to support training readiness and ongoing implementation based on data
- Collaborate with multiple systems and organizations including, but not limited to the IDOE, mental health groups, local universities and various professional associations and organizations to seek out local, regional, state, and national behavioral and instructional resources and initiatives
- Provide evaluation data related to the implementation of positive school cultures and practices for K-12 in the Indianapolis Public Schools
- Develop a repertoire of assessment strategies consistent with instructional goals, teaching methods, and individual student needs to more accurately assess student behavior skills and understandings
- Create fair and equitable assessments to assess higher-order thinking and problem solving as well as individual skills, knowledge, and understandings
- Work cooperatively with building administrators to promote positive student behavior by providing professional development that targets research, strategies and modeling of instructional practices to support teachers in their implementation of positive behavior support in their classrooms
- Engage in on-going professional development to increase knowledge and skills of positive student behavior support for all students, targeted students and students who represent sub-group populations
- Review district suspension and expulsion data to identify areas of need and provide supports accordingly
- Serve on district project and planning teams as assigned by the Student Services Officer
- All other duties as assigned by the Student Services Officer
Qualifications: This role provides privileged access to the inner workings of the IPS Student Services Department and to highly sensitive information. The successful candidate will be discrete, high-energy, agile-minded, strategic, proactive, a direct communicator, highly-organized and committed to the vision and values of Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) and the IPS Student Services Department. In addition, the following standards will generally define the successful incumbent:
- Masterís Degree in education, special education, school psychology or a closely related field.
- Must hold or be eligible for an Indiana State Educators license
- A minimum of 5 years of related experience and/or training
- Experience developing strengths-based in school and extracurricular programming
- Experience with tiered systems of supports that lead to positive school cultures and practices
- Experience in the development and implementation of training in a variety of behavioral and instructional supports
- Experience coaching school level staff and teams
- Expert knowledge of function-based intervention planning for developing behavior change strategies that focuses on reducing problem behavior and increasing more appropriate behavior.
- Expert knowledge of techniques needed to successfully complete effective Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA), function Ėbased interventions, and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP).
- Exceptional knowledge in the use of assessment and assessment data to inform instruction and prescribe work plans for individual students
- Demonstrated skills in the roles of a leader: collaborator, action researcher, reflective practitioner, and learner advocate
- Demonstrated leadership experience, organizational skills, and communication abilities to effectively coach and support administrators, teachers and teams
Supervisory Responsibilities: None
Language Skills: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one, small group, and large group situations.
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 apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Indiana Administratorís License, Indiana Teaching License with five years relevant experience.
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 regularly required to sit and use hands to find, handle, or feel. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear. The employee is required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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