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Duties

Job Function:
Using considerable discretion and independent judgment, under direction of the Assistant Superintendent for Education Services and in collaboration with the Academic Team, the individual in this position will perform a variety of administrative responsibilities in coordination the successful development, implementation and evaluation of a comprehensive and integrated approach to social emotional learning, and mental health throughout the District 300.  The Director of Behavioral MTSS will lead the development and implementation of a comprehensive systematic Tier 1-3 SEL support each and professional learning plan, holding an essential role in implementing social emotional strategies  across schools to create a safe and healthy environment that supports student’s social, emotional and academic development.
 
Duties and Responsibilities:   
 

  • Explicitly models, through communication and actions, the core values and beliefs in the district's goals and mission.
  • Lead the development and revision of a comprehensive K-12 social emotional learning framework that is aligned with district, state and national standards, practices and initiatives and vetted by all key district stakeholders
  • Designs and supports the development and articulation of a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS), including but not limited to:  Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS), CASL and Restorative Practices systems at all schools that reflect and amplify vision of equity and inclusive practices.
  • Develop and provide technical assistance in the implementation of SEL throughout the district in order to promote positive school climates, integrate pro-social teaching strategies, foster healthy youth development, and engage students collectively with explicit SEL instruction.
  • Partners with academic directors and other leadership team members to build an integrated approach to SEL and academics.; Develop strategies and practices that integrate SEL into instructional knowledge at the classroom level and ultimately within a multi-tiered system of support.
  • Evaluates SEL curriculum, programs, and assessment tools.
  • Collaborates with Assistant Superintendent to Education Services in researching and implementing an evidence-based social-emotional curriculum.
  • Develops innovative strategies, preventative approaches, and proactive plans for students who exhibit at-risk behaviors.
  • Provides professional development for staff on how to teach and model SEL curriculum expectations and strategies.
  • Oversees student and family-focused social/emotional services and programs.
  • Develop parent and family engagement strategies and communications about SEL
  • Identifies resources and activities that connect and engage families in support of student learning.
  • Collaborate with outside agencies, community-based organizations and schools to identify and map available resources and coordinated program integration
  • Engage in continuous learning and commit to professional growth in areas which support or improve the development of SEL
  • Trains and assists principals in the development of site planning and accountability to meet identified District targets.
  • Collaborates with principals and other District departments to develop and implement ongoing program evaluation and improvement of social emotional programs with an emphasis on increasing social emotional well-being.
  • Collaborates with principals and other District departments on the professional development needs of each school and administrator.
  • Collaborates and problem solves with LEAD, DESA, and DESPA leadership regarding applicable grievances, discipline and school-based issues.
  • Monitors the development and implementation of school improvement plans. Supports schools with a focus on data and social emotional improvements.
  • Works with principals in establishing appropriate scheduling to emphasis SEL needs
  • Collaborate with the Office of Data and Accountability and other district departments to select, implement and interpret SEL student assessments to inform instruction, continuous improvement and program evaluation
  • Serves as a member of the Academic Team and Superintendent's Cabinet.
  • Provides leadership to schools in social emotional strategies.
  • Maintain CPI certification
  • Attends School Board meetings, as appropriate.
  • Attends or chairs various meetings; represents the District in collaborative partnerships, task forces, committees, businesses, and human service agencies.
  • Assumes additional duties as delegated by the Assistant Superintendent for Education Services and/or assigned by the Superintendent.

 

Qualifications

Education:

  • Valid Illinois Professional Education License with General Administrative or Principal Endorsement through ISBE.

 
Knowledge

  • Understanding of continuous improvement processes.
  • Knowledge of all applicable Federal and State education requirements, including Special Education and School Code requirements as related to social emotional learning .
  • Experience in the development and implementation of progress monitoring including data collection, analysis and reporting.
  • Thorough knowledge of MTSS, Restorative Practices, PBIS, CPI process, continuum of services, interventions, and best practices for social emotional learning
  • Extensive knowledge of differentiated instructional methods for academics, behavior and life skills as it applies to social emotional learning.
  • Experience in the development and implementation of progress monitoring including data collection, analysis and reporting.
  • Experience working with social and emotional learning needs of students in school-based settings, preferred
  • Prior principal experience preferred

 
Abilities

  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with diverse groups of individuals, including administrators, faculty, staff, students, and external entities to raise academic performance. Ability to effectively lead/facilitate group processes.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-performing, and at times, unpredictable environment.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrate strong work ethic; accept responsibility, and the ability to be self-motivated.
  • Ability to take the initiative to resolve problems without direction.
  • Ability to process large amounts of information and organize the information to present it to various individuals who do not possess firsthand knowledge of the situation.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data for decision-making.
  • Ability to incorporate and translate organizational and department missions into day-to-day practices.
  • Ability to use effective instructional strategies and techniques.
  • Ability to effectively contribute to the accomplishment of organization and department goals as outlined in the district strategic plan.
  • Ability to assess the effectiveness of programs and activities.
  • Ability to maintain complete and accurate records and statistics and to develop meaningful reports from them.
  • Ability to use computer-driven work processing, spreadsheet and file maintenance programs and software.
  • Ability to interpret educational policies and procedures.
  • Ability to effectively lead a group of people in day-to-day activities, contributing to the accomplishment of organization and department goals.
  • Ability to review and analyze assessment data collected by the District and Illinois State Board of Education.
  • Ability to make tough decisions and support principals in making tough decisions.
  • Ability to develop and provide training related to effective practices in all school settings.

 
Skills

  • Possess excellent leadership skills.
  • Possess enthusiasm and positive interpersonal skills.
  • Possess excellent documentation skills.
  • Possess excellent organizational and communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Possess practical problem solving skills and solid troubleshooting skills.
  • Demonstrate ability to effectively and efficiently utilize technology.
  • Possess a desire to learn new things.
  • Exhibit self-motivation and ability to work with minimal supervision.

Salary/Benefits

Salary and Benefits:
 
 ·         261 days
 ·         12 sick days
 ·         25 vacation days
 ·         2 personal days
 ·         Monthly mileage stipend of $200
 ·         Medical, dental, optical insurance-employee choice of high deductible PPO/HSA, PPO or HMO
 ·         Life insurance
 ·         Doctoral tuition reimbursement
 ·         Level D - Administrator Salary Schedule, Annual $116,221 - $125,800
 ·         Salary and benefits as established by the Board of Education

Additional Notes

Performance Evaluation/Accountability:

  • Performance evaluated annually in accordance with Illinois School Code and D300 Administrative Procedures.

 Disclaimer: The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

How to Apply

Application Procedure:
 
Apply online.
 
Please Submit Supporting documents online:
 
 ·         Resume transcripts (copies acceptable)
 ·         Three current letters of recommendation
 ·         Proof of Illinois Professional Educator License with General Administrative Endorsement
 
Selection Procedure:
 
Applicants will be reviewed by district administrators.

Job Posting Date

1/14/2022

Application Deadline

2/4/2022

Start Date

7/1/2022