[2022 - 2023] Elementary Social-Emotional Learning Interventionist (K - 4)

Employer
KIPP North Carolina Public Schools
Location
Durham, NC
Salary
Competitive
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About KIPP North Carolina
KIPP NC is a network of eight high-performing, college-preparatory public charter schools providing an academically rigorous and joyous school experience to more than 3,500 students in grades K-12 in Charlotte, Durham, Gaston, and Halifax. KIPP NC supports several thousand alumni on their journey to and through high school, college, and career.
KIPP NC is building on a rich tradition of academic excellence and relentless fight for social justice present from the founding of both KIPP ENC and KIPP Charlotte. KIPP ENC is the second oldest KIPP region in the nation. In its 20 years of operation, KIPP ENC has been a cornerstone for students and families in rural Gaston and Halifax, operating two primary schools, two middle schools, and one high school. Over the past five years, it grew to serve even more students by opening up a middle school in Durham, an urban center in the center part of the state. KIPP Charlotte, which grew out of the strong traditions and academics of KIPP ENC, has supported students and families for the past 13 years, operating one primary school and one middle school in the largest city in North Carolina.
KIPP North Carolina is building upon the successes and experiences of KIPP ENC and KIPP Charlotte to provide inclusive school environments and an educational program that will enable our students to lead full lives and equip graduates to be future leaders and agents of change in North Carolina and beyond. KIPP NC is engaging in direct, anti-racist work, and contributes meaningfully to the dismantling of structures of inequality within our organization, schools, and classrooms.We're committed to expanding our efforts to embed anti-racism in all of our activities and engagements within our classrooms and schools, across our organization, and throughout the State of North Carolina. All of this will be in a tireless effort to create classrooms that are homeplaces for our students, places where they feel safe, loved, validated, seen, and heard, places where all their beautiful identities will be affirmed and celebrated, and places where they will learn the academic knowledge and skills needed for college, career, and beyond.

Job Description

ROLE OVERVIEW:
The Elementary Social-Emotional Learning Interventionist role is an 11-month position and will support the entire KIPP Change Academy team to maintain a positive student culture. Through developing a social-emotional curriculum, facilitating professional development to staff, providing intervention services for students, and being a social-emotional resource for all on campus, the Social-Emotional Learning Interventionist will provide essential services to support the mental wellbeing of students and staff.
POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Develop a social-emotional learning curriculum and lead the implementation and professional development for the entire school staff
  • Provide classroom supports for classrooms that require culture shifts
  • Partner with the Student Services on using Social Emotional Learning strategies and tools within school structures
  • Create identity affirming lessons for all grade level homerooms, provide to all homeroom teachers on a weekly basis, and plan Team and Family celebrations and events at least once per month
  • Collaborate with Exceptional Children Teachers, Social Workers, and Team Leads to provide additional social emotional skill building groups for identified students
  • Push-in and pull-out students on a rotating basis throughout the school day to provide social emotional lessons and content
  • Provide social emotional learning supports to students participating in school intervention
  • Responsible for completing home visits to families with the School Social Worker throughout the school year
STAFF RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Exhibit positive rapport with students, families, and staff
  • Be prompt for dismissal, lunch/recess, and dismissal duty
  • Attend weekly professional development and staff meetings
  • Internalize lesson plans to execute at a high level
  • Use assessment data to inform planning and modify lesson plans to meet the needs of students
  • Maintain a safe and organized classroom that is a safe space for all students
  • Implement the school-wide student management policies within classrooms and everywhere on campus
  • Establish and maintain strong communication lines with all parents
  • Participate in weekly content professional development meetings outside of school hours
  • Serve on school committees as needed
  • Attend school-wide events, such as open houses, family conferences, and other events involving families
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EXPECTATIONS
  • Demonstrate a willingness to go above and beyond for students, staff, and families
  • Participate in school-wide and individual professional development, including two weeks during the summer, weekly school-wide meetings, and ongoing racial equity training
  • Provide time in the evening, by phone, for questions and concerns that students and/or families may have regarding education-related issues that could not be handled during the school day
  • Attend and participate in all staff meetings and communicate openly with all staff
  • Uphold the code of conduct and all school policies
  • Be available for open houses, family conferences, and other events involving parents and families
COMPETENCIES
  • Believes deeply that all students can learn and deserve a high-quality education
  • Perseveres through challenges and is adaptable to change
  • Understands their own strengths and weaknesses and shows initiative in seeking ways to always improve
  • Develops strong relationships
  • Collaborates with all staff members, including Teachers, Social Workers, Operations Staff, and the School Leadership Team
  • Communicates across lines of differences and proactively creates inclusive environments
  • Plans carefully to meet both short- and long-term goals and holds themselves accountable for meeting goals
  • Uses data to solve problems

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Qualifications

Education and Knowledge:
Required Qualifications
  • A deep commitment to the mission of KIPP NC and an unwavering belief in the potential of all our students
  • An unwavering commitment to anti-racism, equity, and inclusion
  • Possess a deep commitment to both racial equity and improving the lives of kids from low-income communities; experience working within predominantly Black, Brown, and/or low-income communities
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Bachelor's degree in counseling, social work, or other mental health related degree
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Possession of a passionate and loving attitude toward all children
  • Responsiveness; follow-up and follow-through with students, families, and faculty members are essential
  • Ability to exercise excellent judgment in decision-making
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing priorities
  • Experience collaborating with team members and providing constructive and instructive feedback
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
Preferred Qualifications
  • At least two years of teaching experience in an urban public elementary school
  • Experience in analyzing student data and using data to inform instruction
  • Possess a strong knowledge of content area
  • Fluent in Spanish
  • Ability to synthesize knowledge and present it to stakeholders in a comprehensive manner
  • Ability to interpret policy, procedures, and data
  • Ability to work both on broad-based strategy and everyday details

Additional Information

Compensation
Compensation is based on years of relevant experience and educational attainment. You can see our scale here.
Social-Emotional Learning Interventionists are one of KIPP NC's greatest investment, which is why we take their compensation so seriously.
We believe our teachers, social workers, and leaders are among the hardest working educators in the state, which is why we prioritize paying them on one of the highest public school salary scales in North Carolina. You can check out our salary scales for teachers, social workers, and leaders on our website at https://kippnc.org/join-our-team/benefits/ .
But our commitment to compensation is not just salary-based. KIPP NC offers best-in-class benefits, including:
  • All the supplies you need to do your job well, including a laptop and a high-speed internet connection at each of our schools
  • Medical, vision, and dental plans that cover a lot with little out of your paycheck
  • A platinum-rated 403b retirement program with an employer match that rivals those in the private sector
  • Extensive professional development and support for your chosen role
  • Generous time off that includes 26 holidays a year (including a week off at Thanksgiving and all major national holidays), PTO accrual starting on your first day of work, and teacher work days after long breaks
Learn more about our commitment to offering the highest salaries and the best benefits in the state at https://kippnc.org/join-our-team !
KIPP North Carolina does not and shall not discriminate on the race, color, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, disability, source of income, or status as a veteran in any of its activities or operations.
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