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Coordinator of Student Services

Summary Information:
Employer: Kansas City Kansas Public Schools
Position Type: Administrative/Support
Categories: Program Coordinator
Student Services Coordinator
School / Org: Kansas City Kansas Public Schools
Location: Kansas City, Kansas
FTE: 1
No. of Positions: 1
Reference #: EAN
Posting Date: Thursday, 12 July 2018
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

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Kansas City Kansas Public Schools is seeking qualified applicants for the following position(s):

Coordinator of Student Services

Location: Central Office and Training Center

Job Goal: Provides leadership in the development and promotion of a district-wide Social Emotional Learning Framework. Works in collaboration with district and school leadership to identify evidence-based practices that create the conditions, culture, and competencies/capacity to guide Social Emotional Learning district-wide. Assistance to the Director of Student Services in an effort to minimize barriers in the educational process that support staff, students and parents to promote a strong connection between social and learning development, school behavior and academic performance.

Essential Functions:
Coordinate with the Director of Student Services to align the district-wide Social Emotional Learning (SEL) framework with KCKPS District Continuous Improvement Plan, District Priorities, and Diploma Plus.

Collaborate with the Director of Student Services to coordinate and organize a district-wide SEL advisory board to monitor the progress of implementation

Collaborate with the Director of Data, Evaluation, Research, and Assessment to establish a process for measuring the short-term and long-term effects SEL efforts across the district

Develop a knowledge base through a resource library of tools and evidence-based practices to support the district-wide implementation of SEL

Work cross-departmentally within KCKPS to align work and resources to support SEL implementation

Develop, plan, and deliver high-quality professional development for school leaders, teachers, counselors and other student support staff to build the capacity of SEL across the district

Coordinate and lead the District SECD committee to provide classroom strategies that reinforce the Code of Conduct expectations

Facilitate school, parent and student mediation to resolve concerns and/or complaints that support the social-emotional framework

Maintain technical assistance by providing service to administrators and responding, managing, and resolving daily parent complaint and concerns

Collaborate and support the alignment of school-based health, mental health, culturally-specific programs, youth service and/or other community organizations under trauma-informed principles and practices through training, networking opportunities and streamlining of student identification and referral systems

Collaborate with Behavior Mental Health Teams, School Counselors, and support staff

Support the implementation of student and family-targeted universal education and messaging strategies focusing on resiliency and healing.

Coordinate and organize District Volunteers

Align the Social Emotional work with the District Model of Instruction including the multi-tiered systems of support

Provide customer service support to parents, staff and community members by supporting front desk staff

Actively participate PLC meetings

Thorough understanding and knowledge of the Code of Conduct, parent handbooks, and district strategic plan.

Collaborate and support with the Student Services Coordinators regarding the Social Emotional work and programs

Other duties as assigned by the Director of Student Services or Assistant Superintendent for Elementary

Meets the employment qualifications set forth by the Kansas City, Kansas Board of Education and the Kansas State Department of Education

Masters Degree in Education or related field experience (preferred)

Minimum of two years experience working in youth service field

Knowledge of trauma-informed theories, principles, practices, and awareness of trauma, resilience, adverse child and community experiences, school climate, school mental health frameworks (PBIS, MTSS) and social-emotional learning concepts

Experience developing and facilitating professional development training and awareness of adult learning theories and ability to apply adult learning principles when coaching school-based professionals

Demonstrated success in working with students and families of diverse backgrounds

Bilingual (preferred)

Must be able to maintain positive interactions with parents and staff, and role model the values and expectations of our district

Effective oral and written communication skills

Demonstrated skills in human relations

Demonstrated skill and ability to effectively collaborate with District Leaders

Maintains communication with school personnel, and parents/guardians to enhance cooperative action which will meet the educational needs of students.

Utilizes existing technology effectively in the performance of duties.

Performs other related work as required.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Language Skills: Ability to read and analyze and interpret general professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, general curriculum and learning theories, correspondence, and protocols. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of administrators, staff, parents, students, and the general public.

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, walk, stand and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee must occasionally push items of 50 pounds such as pushing on a bike or wheelchair or moving/rearranging furniture. While performing the duties of the job the employee occasionally may visit a child’s home. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and depth perception.

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.

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud and is a standard acceptable level for this environment. Is directly responsible for students’ safety, work output, and well-being.

Other Skills and Abilities: Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program; ability to plan and implement lessons based on division and school objectives and the needs and abilities of students. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, peers, parents, and community; ability to speak clearly and concisely in written or oral communication.

Terms of Employment: 261 days

Salary: Class of the Administrative Salary Schedule


Reports To: Director of Student Services

Evaluation: Performance of the Coordinator of Student Services will be evaluated in accordance with Board of Education policy on administrator evaluation.

Primary Location: Central Office and Training Center

Salary Range: Per Year

Shift Type: Full-Time

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