FTE: HOURS PER DAY: CONTRACT TYPE: ANTICIPATED START DATE: POSITION REQUIREMENT: PREFERRED ENDORSEMENT:
1.0 8 Continuing SY 2014-2015 Washington State Teaching Certificate or ability to obtain one. Educational Staff Associate (ESA)
SUMMARY OF ASSIGNMENTS:
One of Washington's premiere emerging charter schools, The Village Academy is seeking outstanding candidates to support student achievement in grades kindergarten through eighth through focused guidance and counseling activities. Successful candidates will be part of an educational system focused on developing the skills and talents of students of all ability levels, both traditional and non-traditional learners, through rigorous learning experiences, with an emphasis on character development, laughter and joy, and respect for all diversity.
For students in all grades:
Provide personal, social, academic, and career guidance to include academic intervention for identified students.
Provide referrals for individual and family counseling to outside resources, to include intervention and referral for students with alcohol and other drug-related problems.
Participate in interventions in the BECCA process for identified students.
Coordinate identified student conferences with staff and family members.
Communicate with parents/guardians to include providing information to parents/guardians regarding student progress when requested.
Monitor achievement of identified students and work collaboratively with staff to provide appropriate interventions.
Collect and analyze achievement, discipline and attendance data in order to promote student achievement and engagement for identified students.
Be culturally responsive when working with identified students and families, as it relates to student achievement and engagement.
Knowledge of elementary core curriculum to support identified student's success.
Maintain documentation of identified students and their academic progress.
Provide classroom guidance activities.
Ensure all students have access to a comprehensive guidance program.
Provide support to students/staff/families in the areas of 504 and special education.
Provide an exit interview for students who are transitioning to a different setting.
Collaborate with staff in identifying students who need special programs and facilitate that placement.
Work with students on the development of leadership skills.
Collect and analyze achievement, discipline and school climate data in order to promote student achievement and engagement.
Be acquainted with and provide information, resources and leadership around cultural competency as it relates to student achievement and engagement.
Be acquainted with and provide information, resources and leadership around bullying and harassment as it relates to student achievement and engagement.
Knowledge of elementary, middle, and high school curriculum to support student’s successful transition to high school level.
Perform other responsibilities as assigned by the building principal/designee.
Educational staff associate (ESA) certification at the residency certification or professional certification level.
Knowledge of the curriculum and of unique student characteristics at the elementary school level.
Ability to administer group tests and interpret results to students, parents, and teachers.
Demonstrate ability to conduct effective individual, small group, and classroom guidance/counseling activities with students.
Demonstrated ability to effectively assist students and families to help locate community resources.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and compassionately with parents/guardians.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with school staff.
Demonstrated ability to work with the public, such as community groups, volunteers, etc.
Knowledge of district policies and procedures pertaining to student rights and responsibilities, student records, attendance, confidentiality, and special programs.
Ability to assist in the general operation of the school as a member of the school staff.
Demonstrated familiarity with, and successful implementation of culturally relevant counseling strategies.
Demonstrated success in working with student on appropriate prevention/intervention strategies.
Knowledge of laws relating to child abuse and neglect and ability to effectively intervene.
Demonstrated success in developing and implementing elementary to middle school transition programs, including pre-k to kindergarten and elementary to middle school.
Demonstrated ability to collaborate with staff.
Demonstrated familiarity with, and successful implementation of restorative practice strategies.
Knowledge of the American School Counseling Association (ASCA) model and how it is implemented in the school setting.
Familiarity with elementary and middle school written, taught and tested curriculum.
Extensive knowledge of Special Education Law including but not limited to IDEA, WAC, and 504 regulations.
ADDITIONAL PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Experience at a school with supplemental Title I funding
Experience with complex trauma work
Experience with trauma, behaviors, and learning issues associated with children of deployed soldiers.
Experience in working with programs that support at risk youth
Elementary Education teaching endorsement
Ability to work flexible hours.
Familiar with unique school structure and APPLE.
Specific early literacy training.
Right Response or Mandt training.
Experience with Reading Intervention.
Experience with visual/ hands on teaching methodologies.