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Behavioral Support Specialist / DREAM Coach (2021-2022 School Year)

Company: Democracy Prep Public Schools
Location: Camden
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Job Description:

The mission of Freedom Prep is to educate all scholars to be successful in the college of their choice and a life of active citizenship. Part of our responsibility in meeting our mission is to ensure that our scholars receive the support and guidance that they need as they learn the skills to navigate school, in preparation for college and work. Working with the school leader and the scholar support team, the DREAM Coach is responsible for ensuring that scholars who struggle with behavioral expectations have the supports they need to be successful in class, and that data is appropriately tracked and communicated to all stakeholders so that the best decisions can be made. Who You Are

  • An educator with an unwavering commitment to the Democracy Prep mission of college success and authentic civic engagement for our scholars.--
  • A self-reflective and self-aware teammate who is dedicated to aligning their classroom to Democracy Prep's commitment to antiracism and who is eager to use these skills to contribute to a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • A professional with a proven ability to work collaboratively and flexibly with a diverse team of teachers and administrators.
  • A youth mentor who strongly believes in high expectations and high support and has the skills to both help scholars navigate a school culture with high standards, and engage scholars in conversations to help them learn from their mistakes.
  • A clear communicator who appreciates that how something is said is as important as what is said.
  • Someone who regularly seeks out feedback and is able to implement it at a quick pace.
  • A detail-oriented planner.
  • Someone who can manage their time well, prioritize tasks, and manage up to leaders for support when unsure of how to do the above.
  • A graduate of a Bachelor's degree program (required), with prior school-based work experience (preferred). What You'll Do
    • Monitor, manage, and de-escalate scholar behavior. Concurrently process send outs via reflection conversations with scholars and update Dean's List (our scholar behavior tracking system) when needed with the appropriate follow up.
    • Create an inclusive school community by engaging in training, reflection, and dialogue around issues of race and identity for our staff and scholars.
    • With the school leader and scholar support team, create, monitor and sustain a school culture of high academic and behavioral standards through consistent high supports for all scholars.
    • Collaborate with social workers, teachers, and the Director of Scholar Support when needed to create and/or implement Behavior Intervention Plans, as directed by school leadership.
    • Implement a high expectations, high support behavior model for all students, incorporating tiered behavior systems, positive behavior interventions and supports, and social-emotional learning strategies.--
    • Assume responsibility for the academic and social progress of all scholars through tutoring, classroom observations, attendance at field trips, and other scholar-facing activities, as may be needed.
    • Communicate effectively and maintain strong relationships with scholars, families, and colleagues.
    • Plan events and programs to facilitate a positive school culture, such as town halls and school-wide incentive plans, and school-wide professional developments around culture, as directed by school leadership. Compensation Salary is $40,000-$50,000 and commensurate with your experience. Democracy Prep employees are provided with a benefits package that includes medical, vision, and dental insurance, parental leave, a smartphone, and a laptop. Along with participating in the mandatory NJ Pension --Plan, employees have the choice of enrolling in a pre-tax 403b or post-tax Roth with Democracy Prep. --- Democracy Prep is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, familial status, domestic violence victim status, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. Our mission is to educate responsible citizen-scholars who will change the world. We strongly believe that by building a DREAM team that represents numerous perspectives, backgrounds, and expertises, we can achieve this goal together. This is a value we highly support and strongly encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply. How did you hear about this job? Please select: --*
      If you indicated personal connection, professional connection, or other, please provide the name or source below.
      Are you a current member or alumnus of any of the following programs?
      Are you authorized to work in the United States? --*
      If you answered "no" to the question above, please provide an explanation below:
      Will you now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or J-1 visa status) in order to work for Democracy Prep Public Schools? --*
      If you answered "Yes" to the question above, please provide an explanation below.
      Consistent with applicable law, Democracy Prep employees are subject to criminal background checks. To the best of your knowledge, do you have a pending criminal charge or a criminal conviction in any jurisdiction? --*
      If you answered "Yes" to the question above regarding criminal history, please provide each of the following: (1) a brief summary of the conduct that led to the criminal conviction(s) and/or pending criminal charge(s), (2) the current status of the criminal conviction(s) and/or pending criminal charge(s), and (3) any other relevant information, including an explanation of how Democracy Prep can feel confident that such conduct will not be repeated and will not affect your work with Democracy Prep. Please note that one or more pending criminal charges and/or criminal convictions will not necessarily bar you from working for Democracy Prep. However, we prefer to know about such issues in advance of your background check.
      Pursuant of N.J. Stat. Ann. 18A:6-7.7, Democracy Prep Public Schools requires that all prospective employees provide a list of contact information for any current employer and all former employers within the last twenty years where the applicant was employed by a school, or in a position involving direct contact with children. Democracy Prep will request this information in the event of an in-person interview and will contact current and former employers if an offer is made. By entering yes below, you are consenting to the disclosure of the information requested by Democracy Prep Public Schools and releasing liability of former and current employers arising from this disclosure. --*
      Have you been subject to any child abuse or sexual misconduct investigations by any employer, state licensing agency, law enforcement agency, or the Department of Children and Families? --*
      Have you been disciplined, discharged, non-renewed, asked to resign from, or separated from any employment while allegations of child abuse or sexual misconduct were pending or under investigation, or due to an adjudication or finding of child abuse or sexual misconduct? --*
      Have you had a license or certificate suspended, surrendered, or revoked while allegations of child abuse or sexual misconduct were pending or under investigation, or due to an adjudication or finding of child abuse or sexual misconduct? --*
      I certify that all the information I have provided in order to apply for and secure work with this employer is true, complete, and correct. I expressly authorize, without reservation, the employer its representatives, employees or agents to contact and obtain information from all references (personal and professional), employers, public agencies, licensing authorities and education institutions and to otherwise verify the accuracy of all information provided by me in this application, resume or job interview. I also understand that if I am hired, I will be required to provide proof of identity and legal authorization to work in the United States and that federal immigration laws require me to complete an I-9 Form in this regard. The information that I am providing here in the application and in the hiring process, including but not limited to information from the phone screen, demo lesson, and interview, will be used for research purposes to improve DPPS's selection methods. I understand that all personally identifiable information will be kept confidential and will not be shared with non-research partners. Notice to applicants: An applicant who willfully provides false information or fails to disclose the information required is subject to criminal prosecution, as well as a civil penalty of up to five hundred dollars and may face discipline up to and including termination or denial of employment. --*
      U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Information (Completion is voluntary) Individuals seeking employment at Democracy Prep Public Schools are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. You are being given the opportunity to provide the following information in order to help us comply with federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action record keeping, reporting, and other legal requirements. Completion of the form is entirely voluntary. Whatever your decision, it will not be considered in the hiring process or thereafter. Any information that you do provide will be recorded and maintained in a confidential file. Gender Are you Hispanic/Latino? Race & Ethnicity Definitions If you believe you belong to any of the categories of protected veterans listed below, please indicate by making the appropriate selection. As a government contractor subject to Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), we request this information in order to measure the effectiveness of the outreach and positive recruitment efforts we undertake pursuant to VEVRAA. Classification of protected categories is as follows: A "disabled veteran" is one of the following: a veteran of the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; or a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability. A "recently separated veteran" means any veteran during the three-year period beginning on the date of such veteran's discharge or release from active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service. An "active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran" means a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service during a war, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized under the laws administered by the Department of Defense. An "Armed forces service medal veteran" means a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985. Veteran Status Form CC-305 OMB Control Number 1250-0005 Expires 05/31/2023 Voluntary Self-Identification of DisabilityWhy are you being asked to complete this form? We are a federal contractor or subcontractor required by law to provide equal employment opportunity to qualified people with disabilities. We are also required to measure our progress toward having at least 7% of our workforce be individuals with disabilities. To do this, we must ask applicants and employees if they have a disability or have ever had a disability. Because a person may become disabled at any time, we ask all of our employees to update their information at least every five years. Identifying yourself as an individual with a disability is voluntary, and we hope that you will choose to do so. Your answer will be maintained confidentially and not be seen by selecting officials or anyone else involved in making personnel decisions. Completing the form will not negatively impact you in any way, regardless of whether you have self-identified in the past. For more information about this form or the equal employment obligations of federal contractors under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, visit the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at www.dol.gov/ofccp . How do you know if you have a disability? You are considered to have a disability if you have a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that substantially limits a major life activity, or if you have a history or record of such an impairment or medical condition. Disabilities include, but are not limited to:
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Keywords: Democracy Prep Public Schools, Camden , Behavioral Support Specialist / DREAM Coach (2021-2022 School Year), Education / Teaching , Camden, New Jersey

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