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Social Emotional Learning Coach

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Linn Benton Lincoln ESD

1.0 FTE on a 190 day work calendar
Location: Albany, OR
Competitive Salary and Benefits Package

Application process
Applications are available at http://www.lblesd.k12.or.us/employment
A complete application consists of
Online Application
Resume
Cover letter
Three current letters of reference
Copy of University Transcripts (Successful candidates will be required to provide official
transcripts before completion of the hiring process)
Copy of License

TITLE

SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING COACH

POSITION OVERVIEW

Social emotional curriculum is not new and has been around for decades. This exciting new LBL position coaches and guides the teachers in the districts we support to carry out this important work in the K-12 setting. This role is critical for our newly developed Strategic Partnerships program by collaborating not only with our districts but with their fellow colleagues in the program. This SEL support will integrate into existing systems of behavioral and mental health support currently offered by LBL through several other state initiatives. This is imperative work for kids and families and this position is in the center of it all.

QUALIFICATIONS

1. Valid Oregon TSPC license.
2. Bachelors and/or masters in a field of education, social sciences or childhood focused mental health.
3. Experience (3-5 years minimum) working in a K-12 education system with a focus on social, emotional, and behavioral supports strongly preferred.
4. Experience in delivering professional development, facilitating team discussions, and providing training opportunities to individuals and large groups.
5. Deep knowledge of SEL Competencies and the CASEL framework. Experience using evidence-based approaches for school-wide SEL and in classrooms (e.g. RULER, Conscious Discipline, Second Step, PATHS, Responsive Classroom, CHAMPS, etc.)
6. Strong familiarity with Trauma-informed instructional practices that promote supportive learning environments and build social and emotional skills.
7. Knowledge of best practices for implementing a Multi-Tiered Systems of Support to meet students’ social and emotional needs.
8. Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
9. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Superintendent may feel appropriate and acceptable.

REPORTS TO

Strategic Partnerships Director

GENERAL INFORMATION

This position has the following expectations and requisite abilities.

1. Maintain a high level of confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA, FERPA and adherence to the competent and ethical educator practices.
2. Maintain compliance with state and federal laws governing all aspects of our agency including ORSs, OARs, IDEA, FOIA and CIPA.
3. Promotion of equity and diversity in all settings and understanding and commitment to anti-racist principles.
4. Ability to work independently, prioritizing tasks to meet deadlines while maintaining a high level of accuracy through utilizing standard workplace technology including the MS and Google office suites.
5. Demonstrates flexibility and a professional disposition in working with co-workers, constituent district personnel, and the public.
6. Demonstrates exceptional skills in building and maintaining a positive culture, consensus building, and effective and efficient team facilitation.
7. Present self and LBL in a professional manner including maintaining professional dress standards.
8. Provide own transportation to numerous settings within a flexible work schedule that may include evenings and occasional overnight stays.
9. Ability to lift, carry or transport up to 25 pounds.
10. Ability to sit for extended periods of time in a vehicle or work setting.
11. Conduct oneself in accordance with the Standards for Competent and Ethical Performance of Oregon Educators.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

This is not necessarily an exhaustive or all-inclusive list of responsbilities, skills, and duties associated with this position. The uspervisor of this position may modify this list at any time it's deemed necessary.

1. Consult with school-based Leadership Teams to identify priorities, develop action plans, and support monitoring progress.
2. Design and lead ongoing professional learning opportunities to improve instruction for SEL utilizing cloud-based collaboration and video conferencing when appropriate.
3. Initiates and supports curricular assessments focusing on implementation readiness, progress monitoring and program evaluation for existing and/or new SEL programs and practices.
4. Collaborate with school leaders and staff to assess and respond to the needs and priorities for Social Emotional Learning.
5. Create networking opportunities for School Leaders to have regular collaboration opportunities with other leaders in schools with similar demographics and structures to support the ongoing implementation of SEL programs and practices.
6. Coach school leaders and school level teams through professional learning opportunities with customized follow-up support to guide the implementation process of SEL programs and practices.
7. Provide Implementation Support & Technical Assistance for existing and/or new SEL programs and practices in schools as well as supporting adaptations to these practices to implement in a variety of learning environments.
8. Disseminate the latest research and trends related to evidence-based or field-tested practices and programs for SEL instructional practices including easy-to-implement strategies to share with classroom teachers and staff.
9. Utilize a teleservice platform to provide services to educators, students and district staff as directed.

SALARY AND BENEFIT INFORMATION

• Licensed employees are represented by Linn Benton Lincoln Education Association.
• Salary and benefit information shown are based on full-time employment (1.0 FTE) based on the current school year
• Placement on the Linn Benton Lincoln ESD licensed salary schedule will be commensurate with applicant’s qualifications, relevant training, and experience
• Linn Benton Lincoln ESD will provide an Insurance CAP to assist with health, dental and vision insurance premiums
• Employer paid PERS, holidays, sick leave and personal days are also provided
• Employer paid Life Insurance 1 x annual salary
• Employer paid Basic AD&D and Long Term Disability

Health Insurance

Oregon Educators Benefit Board (OEBB) provides insurance to school and education service district employees

Includes medical, dental, vision & prescription insurance
Monthly premium deducted pre-tax
LBLESD contributes a monthly CAP/Pool to help offset insurance cost
Health Savings Accounts for high deductible plans
Flexible Spending Accounts

Carriers offered are:

Moda
Kaiser
Willamette Dental Group

Retirement

PERS – Public Employee Retirement System
For more information visit: state.or.us
LBLESD pays the 6% employee contribution on behalf of each employee

Personal Leave

Up to 24 hours

Sick Leave

Up to 80 hours
Sick Leave Bank
Employees may opt to donate one day of sick leave to become a member of the Sick Leave Bank
Members may request leave from the sick leave bank in the event of a catastrophic illness or injury

Professional Development Opportunities

LBLESD hosts a variety of training classes
First Aid/CPR classes offered onsite
Includes workshops, conferences and mentorship programs

Reasonable accommodations for the application and interview process will be provided upon request and as required in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Individuals with disabilities may contact Human Resources at 541-812-2624 for additional information and assistance.

Linn Benton Lincoln ESD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Qualifying veterans and disabled veterans may obtain preference by submitting with their completed application a copy of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215) or a letter from the US Dept. of Veteran's Affairs indicating receipt of a non-service connected pension as verification of eligibility. Disabled Veterans must also submit a copy of their veteran's disability preference letter from the Dept. of Veteran Affairs, unless the information is included in the DD Form 214 or 215.