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Director of Whole Child Support – Reynoldsburg City Schools

Start Date

08/01/2024

 

Duties
Job Title: Director of Whole Child Support

Reports To: Exec. Dir. of Diverse Learners and Whole Child Support

Contract Length: 252

Department: Diverse Learners and Whole Child Support

Reynoldsburg City Schools is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Primary Job Function:

The Reynoldsburg City Schools’ Director of Whole Child Supports, under the direction of the Executive Director of Diverse Learners and Whole Child, specializes in coordinating student services across the district, emphasizing whole child support. The Director of Whole Child Supports will work with the Executive Director of Diverse Learners & Whole Child Supports and the Director of Special Education to develop high-quality programs and coordinate student programming across the District. The candidate has experience leading effective student services and providing professional development, along with social, emotional and mental health support, to ensure that systems are in place that allow students to receive appropriate intervention and support.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Primary functions may include the following: duties, responsibilities, skills, abilities, and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of tasks performed by all positions within this classification.

– Lead selection of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum and resource adoption, implementation, and professional development for the District
– Provides oversight and ensures appropriate delivery of mental health services in accordance with student needs
– Conducts Trauma Informed Care (TIC) professional development and coaching for staff and other relevant stakeholders
– Implements data collection programs to assess the needs and resources available to students and implement supportive programming accordingly
– Assists in the adoption and implementation of restorative practices through training, professional development, coaching, and modeling for staff across the District
– Develop partnerships with community agencies, organizations, and supports that align with the SEL and mental health needs of students and staff
– Oversees the PBIS/SEL process for all K-12 students
– Supports the PBIS Coordinator in leading the District PBIS/SEL team in regular meetings to share best practices and keep a pulse on programming that is occurring across the District
– Coordinates climate & culture practices across the District to ensure equitable and consistent programming for all students
– Lead mental health team in regular meetings & training
– Provides extensive mental health training and assistance to all staff including case managers, intervention specialists, general education teachers, related service providers and support service professionals on various mental & behavioral health related topics
– Develops and maintains positive relationships with all stakeholders
– Leads District-wide suicide prevention and mental health awareness campaigns, programs, and interventions
– Stays abreast of all legal requirements governing mental health supports and their application to programs in Reynoldsburg City Schools
– Assists in staffing recommendations regarding mental health supports
– Assists in recruitment and selection of all mental health personnel.
– Maintains confidentiality of staff and student records and general information
– Articulate the district’s mission to community and solicit its support in realizing the mission
– Oversee and /conduct mental health team members’ evaluation
– Oversee qualification, implementation, compliance, and service of 504s districtwide
– Oversee training and professional development of 504s
– Coordinate hiring, training, and evaluation of nurses for district
– Coordinate and serve as foster care liaison and support for district
– Supervise and support homeless liaison
– Serve as district Title IX investigator for student to student investigations
– Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director of Diverse Learners & Whole Child Supports

Creating the Culture

– Work collaboratively across the organization to identify opportunities and provide programs and services for children with behavioral, social or emotional challenges
– Champion innovation among administrators, teachers, and staff by encouraging, recognizing and rewarding initiative, improvement in the area of social-emotional and behavioral well-being
– Frequently and effectively work with internal and external stakeholders in co-design programs, services and processes that lead to improve implementation and delivery of social, emotional and behavioral
– Continuously evaluate existing programs and make recommendations for adjustments and change
– Establish an environment of open communication between administrators, staff, teachers, other departments, parents, outside organizations, state agencies

Leadership

– Responsible for modeling the district’s philosophy for inclusive education
– Serves as thought-leader to enhance new and innovative ways to provide services and support to all students
– Facilitate the investigation of current research regarding trends and best practices to support appropriate recommendations for student success
– Develop and implement professional learning for staff, faculty and administrators concerning social, emotional and behavioral programs, services,
– Take responsibility for and engage staff in conversations about levels of internal employee engagement; enlist those impacted in designing solutions that lead to higher levels of engagement

Accountability/Results

– Effectively communicate strategy implementation to address the needs of students into the district’s plan to improve outcomes such as improved attendance rates and disciplinary incidences.
– Conduct on-going needs assessments, collect and analyze data, use pertinent data to refine and improve operational functions and services
– Evaluate and monitor Whole Child Supports operations, programs, and services to assure compliance with established laws, codes, regulations, policies, procedures, standards and requirements and modify program activities for compliance where needed
– Assure mandated reports are completed and submitted to appropriate governmental agencies in accordance with established timelines and requirements
– Stay up to date regarding student services related laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures
– Assume responsibility for compiling, maintaining, and filing all reports, records, and other documents legally required or administratively useful
– Investigate, analyze and direct activities to assure proper and timely resolution of issues, conflicts and complaints

Managing Resources

– Human Capital
– Collaborate with Human Resources in the recruitment and selection of Department personnel
– Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel
– Interview and select employees and recommend transfers, promotion, reassignment, termination and disciplinary actions
– Plan and implement professional development for staff
– Involve staff in continuous improvement through self-evaluation and goal setting
– Develop an ongoing plan for the smooth transition of District-wide special education students to successive grade and educational levels
– Develop procedures for the placement, review and discharge of special education students

Financial

– Develop, prepare and provide recommendations for preliminary budgets for Special Education programs and services
– Analyze and review budgetary and financial data
– Control and authorize expenditures in accordance with established limitations
– Prepare and direct the disbursement of grants and related funds
– Coordinate the implementation of federal and state grant applications
– Continually research new opportunities for grants and other funding resources
– Collaborate with nonpublic and home school administrators to assure state funding provides adequate personnel and resources for special education student

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

– Knowledge of legal issues and requirement related to Whole Child Supports
– Knowledge of Special Education programs and services
– Knowledge of associated Ohio attendance/truancy laws, homeless, and foster care liaison process, service, and requirements
– Knowledge of Special Education best practices
– Knowledge of learning theory and instructional methodology
– Knowledge of child development, psychopathology, social and environmental conditioning, cultural diversity and family systems
– Knowledge of 504 assessment process, plan development and implementation
– Knowledge of Title IX student to student investigations
– Skilled in effective listening and communication
– Skilled at presenting information professionally, concisely, and effectively, both verbally and in writing
– Skilled at providing sound judgment
– Skilled at attending to detail and the highest level.
– Skills in organization, time management, task prioritization and recordkeeping
– Ability to plan, organize, and oversee assigned work programs, including monitoring work schedules and work performance
– Ability to understand the integration of special needs students into a school setting
– Ability to work well under pressure and use sound judgment, including appropriate handling of confidential matters
– Ability to provide guidance and direction to staff and promote a team environment
– Ability to facilitate and promote conflict resolution
– Ability to interact positively and effectively with, students, staff, and administrators
– Ability to use computers and/or electronic equipment to fulfill job functions

Physical Demands & Working Conditions:

– Physical Demands – While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate with others. The employee is required to sit or stand and move around for extended periods of time. While performing the duties of this job the employee must be able to push, pull, lift and carry over 25 pounds on occasion.
– Working Conditions – The employee in this position may experience occasional exposure to blood, bodily fluids, and tissue. The employee may also be required to interact with unruly children.
– Driving Requirement – This position may require driving.

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 essential functions in keeping with the law.

This job description is subject to change and in no manner states or implies that these are the only duties and responsibilities to be performed by the employee. The employee will be required to follow the instructions and perform the duties required by the employee’s supervisor and or appointing authority.

 

Experience Required
Minimum Qualifications:

– Master’s degree in Counseling, Social Work, Education or related field
– Current Administrative Specialist or similar administrative license required
– Minimum of (5) five years of experience working directly in the field of Social Work, in particular in a K-12 school setting
– Valid Ohio driver’s license

 

Approximate Work Hours or Days
252

 

How to Apply
Please use the link below:
https://reyn.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=980

 

Posting End Date
05/29/2024

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