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Dean of Students-South Albany

Organization: 
Greater Albany Public Schools

Salary Level: Per negotiated agreement Classification: Licensed Reports to: Principal or Designated Administrator FLSA Status: Exempt

Position Summary: In cooperation with the Principal, the Dean of Students will assist in developing, implementing and maintaining school-wide academic and behavior supports in order to meet the needs of all students, staff, and parents. Will work to reduce truancy, support school safety, and assist administration with school improvement efforts. Serves as a resource for building staff, administrators, and parents in working with students, creating a positive school climate, and helping students develop a positive self-concept.

Critical features of this position are described under the headings below, but are subject to change at the discretion of Greater Albany School District administration. This job description reflects the designation of essential job functions but does not provide an all-inclusive list of duties that may be assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Current Oregon Licensure through Teachers Standards and Practices Commission with appropriate endorsement and/or authorization for district assignment and;

Criminal history verification/clearance

Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred but not required.

Performance Responsibilities/Duties:

1. Coordinate and prioritize building response to student behavior and common area routines.

2. Coordinate the collection and recording of data based on observable student behavior. Utilize data to drive decision-making for schoolwide systems and student support.

3. A minimum of five (5) years successful teaching experience appropriate to the level.

4. Cooperatively lead the implementation of the (Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports) PBIS program that impacts all students and promotes a positive school climate.

5. Actively participate in and lead a variety of meetings, workshops, and committees for the purpose of maintaining and creating strong behavior supports and interventions.

6. Collaborate with staff to establish and ensure proactive and consistent behavior management strategies.

7. Assist behavior team with individual students and groups of students when necessary, and communicate with families as needed.

8. Coach teachers and classified staff in effective practices through modeling and reflective conversations.

9. Engage in meaningful and appropriate professional development opportunities to develop knowledge and skills.

10. Demonstrate knowledge of legal and ethical rights and responsibilities.

11. Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Must be able to accept constructive feedback.

Must be able to organize and manage time and manage multiple tasks.

Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Ability to develop and maintain effective communications and working relationships with other employees, students, and their families as well as the patrons of the district.

Ability to demonstrate professional behavior by adhering to organizational policies and procedures, and assuming authority appropriately.

Understanding of and ability to use and promote trauma-informed practices.

Must pursue education or training necessary to perform at the level of competence required relevant to specific job responsibilities.

Workplace Expectations:

The employee will maintain regular attendance in accordance with applicable rules and will arrive for work fit for duty.

The employee is dressed and groomed in a clean and appropriate professional manner for the assignment and work setting.

The employee will manage the use of district property, equipment and materials effectively and economically.

The employee will meet the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission Standards for Competent and Ethical Educators

Physical Requirements:

1. Must be able to assume a variety of postures (kneeling, squatting, crouching, sitting, standing) in the course of working with children with developmental disabilities and severe behavior problems.

2. Must be able to restrain/hold/transport clients in the course of behavioral management.

3. Must be able to receive detailed information through oral communication

4. Must have visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of the work assigned.

5. Must be able to sit at a computer terminal for extended periods of time.

6. Must be able to travel to and from different locations and sites in the greater Albany area.

7. Must have manual dexterity sufficient to perform various keyboard functions.

8. Must be physically present at the assigned job site.

Related Training:

Maintain up-to-date training/certification status in CPR, Professional Crisis Management and other district-provided in-service topics.

Must have and maintain a basic knowledge of computer systems and applicable software.

Term of Employment: Not to exceed 191 paid days or as set by negotiated agreement. May include extended contract days or extra-duty assignments. Salary and benefits based on current District Salary Schedule and negotiated agreement.