GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION: Design and implement District and school level systems to reduce disrupted learning, vicarious trauma, educator burn-out, improve teacher effectiveness, collaboration, school culture, and student achievement. Supports the effective implementation of the district’s Counseling and Behavior Intervention vision. Responsible for the development, adaption, and execution of counseling, behavior, and instructional initiatives within schools, and supports district and school staff in promoting students’ social, emotional and behavioral development through curriculum and assessment. Working in cooperation with school staff, parents, and community partners, responsible for coordinating internal and external resources to meet the needs of students and contribute to positive behavioral health and wellness across schools.
Physical ability to adhere to OSHA and district safety regulations. Work within the district’s communicable disease control plan (blood borne pathogens) and be aware of the existence and potential exposure to hazardous chemicals as identified on the MSDS sheets.
EDUCATION: Currently must hold or have the ability to obtain an Oregon Administrative license.
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
K-12 Comprehensive Counseling and Behavior Systems Design and Implementation:
Design and implement districtwide school improvement systems to meet students’ and educators’ social and emotional needs; increase investment and achievement of all students; and increase educator investment and collaboration.
Provides direction and coordination for the effective implementation of the district’s social and emotional learning initiatives by which students and adults develop fundamental emotional and social competencies and experiences.
Build the capacity of the staff and schools to implement comprehensive counseling and behavior programs and approaches.
Review, revise and monitor the District’s Comprehensive Counseling & Guidance Program to align with ODE Comprehensive Counseling Model.
Coordinate and serve as district Crisis Team Leader and representative from KCSD.
Coordinate Student Threat Assessments and serves as Student Threat Assessment Team Leader.
Coordinate and serve as the Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Postvention Team Leader and representative from KCSD.
Coordinate and serve as district liaison between the district and outside mental health organizations and attends community meetings to represent KCSD.
Collaborate with staff to support teaching approaches that are reflective of best practices around student social-emotional development.
Collaborate with school wide behavior teams to ensure that school discipline systems are reflective of best practices for developing positive climate and culture and effective social and emotional development of students.
Coordinate and monitor the implementation of Tier II and III behavior support plans.
Support school staff with reallocation of resources (including time) according to students’ and educators’ needs and to increase motivation and efficacy.
Create feedback loops to tighten and align all systems.
Assess systems implementation, performance, and advise and provide direction for all stakeholders.
In collaborate with teacher leaders plan, coordinate, and provide counseling and behavior interventions professional development to all District staff.
• Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling or related field, preferred
• Must possess or be eligible for a valid and appropriate state of Oregon administrative license
• At least five (5) years of counseling, mental health, behavior interventionist and/or related experience preferred
• Successful experience as a teacher, counseling experience preferred
In collaboration with the Director of Special Services, building administrators, supervise and evaluate all school counselors, school social workers, social skills builders, child development specialists, contracted community mental health providers and additional staff as assigned by the superintendent across all schools.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
Trauma Informed Practices (Knowledge of Adverse Childhood Experiences, historical trauma, and additional sources of childhood trauma)
American School Counseling Model Best Practices
Restorative Justice Practices
Statutory and regulatory requirements in area of responsibility
Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Postvention Practices
Student Threat Assessment Team and best practices
Best Practice Behavior Support Systems and Implementation
Provide coaching to educational leadership, administrative direction, supervision and technical support to schools and District.
Work cooperatively with director, administrators, KCSD employees and the general public.
Strong organizational skills and flexibility with the ability to handle multiple projects and responsibilities simultaneously while working independently.
Perform a broad range of supervisory responsibilities.
Communication orally with individuals and groups in a face-to-face setting or by telephone.
Establish operational standards and systems for the District.
Produce written documents with clearly organized thoughts using proper sentence construction, punctuation, and grammar.
This position may require the use of personal or District vehicles on District business
Performs other essentials and marginal functions, as assigned.
Engage in recruiting, screening, selecting and assigning staff.
Participate in District, departmental, administrative and other meetings, as assigned.
Work with District Office staff to resolve school, district and other responsibilities, as assigned.
Keep Superintendent, director and principals informed of school successes and concerns.
Willingness to be a contributing member of a highly effective team by demonstrating commitment, flexibility, positivity, collaboration and sense of humor.
Submits reports, records, and assignments promptly and effectively meeting all district timelines.
Attends and participates in weekly department meetings.
Other duties, as assigned by the Director of Special Services
The administrator will work beyond an eight-hour day and a five-day week to take care of daily work, attend meetings, conferences and district/school activities. The administrator must have excellent communication, problem-solving and small-group process skills. Confidentiality is crucial. Workloads are heavy and timelines can be unreasonably short. 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 employee is occasionally exposed to wet or humid outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.
220 day contract
Family medical, dental and vision insurance, life insurance
Salary range: *$101,092.86-116,092.86/annually
6% PERS paid by District
*2021/2022 salary is dependent upon contract negotiations.
Open until filled.
Application materials will remain confidential. Reference check emails will be sent.
Reasonable accommodations for the application and interview process will be provided on request and as required in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Klamath County School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.