Student Support Specialist

Employer
Spring Independent School District
Location
Houston, TX, US
Salary
Competitive

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Job Details

Position Type:
PROFESSIONAL - CAMPUS/STUDENT SUPPORT SPECIALIST COMP ED

Date Posted:
4/10/2022

Location:
CLARK INTERMEDIATE

Days: 210
Min: $ 66,430

JOB TITLE: Student Support Specialist-SCE

REPORTS TO: Dual Reporting: Campus Principal and RtI Coordinator

WAGE/HOUR STATUS: Exempt

PAY GRADE: Teacher Salary Schedule

PRIMARY PURPOSE :

The Student Support Specialist, dual reporting to the Campus Principal and the District RtI Coordinator, will serve to increase the academic achievement and reduce the drop-out rate of "at risk" students. The Student Support Specialist will provide students with comprehensive, coordinated, integrated, and customized supports that are accessible, timely, and strength-based so they can achieve in school.

All employees of Spring ISD are expected to act with integrity, support organizational goals, communicate in a clear and respectful manner, championing the needs of our students and drive continuous improvement.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited College or University
Preferred:
  • Five years of classroom experience
  • Valid Texas Teacher Certification

SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS:

  • Thorough understanding of state and federal accountability
  • Comprehensive knowledge of state assessments
  • Knowledge of the district's curriculum
  • Knowledge of the district's behavior management system
  • Detail oriented and able to handle deadline pressures
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
  • Quality oral presentations and written reports

MAJOR REPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
  • Monitor coding of "at-risk" student information in collaboration with administration as it relates to demographics and special programs
  • Assume responsibility for the Collaborative Student Support Team and process
  • Monitor students within the Collaborative Student Support Process both academic and behavior
  • Monitor "at-risk" students for the purpose of determining the appropriate interventions
  • Maintain records of student progress, interventions used, programs both individualized/differentiated and the successful instructions used
  • Conduct data analysis of student performance data to provide guidance to the Collaborative Student Support Team and Professional Learning Teams
  • Collaborate with teachers to develop effective whole group practices, small group interventions, and individualized learning activities
  • Support teachers in differentiating plans for students based on their unique learning profiles so that all students are engaged and challenged and each student achieves dramatic gains
  • Assist teachers with tracking data to determine the effectiveness of interventions
  • Assist teachers with instructional strategies to alleviate the achievement gap between children at risk of dropping out of school and their peers
  • Support and monitor school and programs of the at-risk student population including: English Language Learners, pre-kindergarten, discipline, and repeat failures for continuous growth
  • Train teachers to understand, disaggregate, and use student achievement data to enhance their instruction and Professional Learning Communities
  • Participate in ongoing meetings, trainings, and/or professional development in order to better support the school's collaborative Student Support process.
  • Assist the campus with state and federal compliance
  • Provide additional academic intervention supports to identified students as needed
  • All other duties as assigned

WORKING CONDITIONS:

The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: physical mobility, standing, prolonged sitting, some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling. This position will also require both traveling within the district and state wide. Mental demands: Ability to solve problems and deal with a variety of situations; ability to interpret a variety of data; ability to interpret TEC and policy; ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory, ability to be effective in both oral and written communication; ability to maintain emotional control under stress.

The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.

Special Funding

This position is funded by Federal/and or State grants. You understand that your employment is expressly conditioned on the availability of full funding for the position. If full funding becomes unavailable, your employment is subject to termination or nonrenewal, as applicable.

Company

The Spring Independent School District serves over 35,000 prekindergarten through 12th-grade students in a diverse district located 20 miles north of central Houston.

Guided by its strategic plan, Every Child 2020, the district is preparing students for success in college, career and life. With literacy as the foundation for learning across all grade levels, the district offers academic programs that meet the needs of all learners. From high-quality early childhood programs to college preparation courses and career pathway exploration, there are programs and services designed to meet the needs of every Spring ISD student.

The district takes pride in always improving and evolving, including strengthening and expanding its special education and gifted and talented services as well as its award-winning performing and visual arts program to serve even more students.

  • In addition to bilingual instruction and English as a Second Language programs, which have been well-established for many years, the district has added a dual language program at three elementary schools.
  • An array of extracurricular opportunities, including UIL 16-6-A athletics and nationally recognized JROTC programs encourage students to explore and pursue their interests.

The district currently has 38 campuses that include 26 prekindergarten through 5th-grade elementary schools, seven 6th- through 8th-grade middle schools and five 9th- through 12th-grade high schools. That number will change soon with the construction of several new facilities – including two middle schools, three ninth-grade centers and a state-of-the-art stadium that will serve the entire district – all funded by a bond referendum approved by voters in 2016.

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Website
Telephone
2818916049
Location
16717 Ella Blvd.
Houston
Texas
77090
United States
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