Student Support Services Coordinator-Crisis Prevention & Intervention Supports RB 18-225

Location
Buffalo, NY, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Sep 14, 2018
Ref
4042
Title: Student Support Services Coordinator-Crisis Prevention & Intervention Supports RB 18-225
ID: 4042
Department: Office of Student Support Services & Compliance
Location: Other
Division: Instructional
Description

BOARD OF EDUCATION
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES
BUFFALO, NEW YORK 14202

RECRUITMENT BULLETIN # 18-225

STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES COORDINATOR

CRISIS PREVENTION & INTERVENTION SUPPORTS
SEPTEMBER 14, 2018

NOTICE OF POSITION
POSITION :
The Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Kriner Cash, is interested in receiving applications from qualified candidates for the position of: Student Support Services Coordinator (Crisis Prevention & Intervention Supports)
APPLICATION:
Candidates interested in applying must complete an online application on the district web site at www.buffaloschools.org/jobs . Click the " APPLY " button at the bottom of this page to start your application. Once the form is completed, click the "Submit" button.

Applications successfully received will generate a confirmation email to the account listed on the application. (Be sure to check your junk and spam mail.) If you do not receive a confirmation email, we cannot guarantee that your application was received. You must submit an application until you receive a confirmation email.

QUALIFICATIONS :
Candidates must have at least three years of Pupil Personnel Services experience, possess a Master's Degree in Counseling Education or School Social Work, and hold a current NYS Certificate in Counseling Education or School Social Work. It is required that candidates must attach a PDF or a screen shot of their certifications. Candidates should be knowledgeable in theoretical and evidence based methodologies that focus on Comprehensive School Counselor or School Social Work philosophies. A thorough understanding of the impact of trauma and poverty on student success is necessary. Preference will be given to applicants with current City of Buffalo residency and those that are either bilingual or multilingual.
Duties:

Under the direction of the Supervisor of Student Support, the Student Support Coordinator (Crisis Prevention & Intervention Support) is responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating programs and services which address the physical, mental, social, and emotional needs of students and families. Emphasis is on prevention and early intervention. Duties require the employee to function at school, in the student's home, and in the community, as well as following a flexible work schedule. Expectations of the Student Support Coordinator (Crisis Prevention & Intervention Supports) include, but are not limited to the following:

Planning and Development:
  • Plans and develops district-wide prevention and intervention programs related to district philosophy, goals and objectives, as well as grants.
  • Coordinates prevention and intervention activities, supports and programs with appropriate school-based staff and district office staff.

Services to Students and Schools:
  • Serves as a member of the District Crisis Intervention team by providing direct support to students, parents, and staff related to crisis intervention, threats, suicide, workplace violence, and employee support related to mental health issues.
  • Serves as technical resource to district personnel, principals, teachers, and other school personnel regarding mental health services, and other issues related to the development/maintenance of on-site mental health services within a school or local district.
  • Coordinates with multidisciplinary staff, including all divisions, local districts, and school staff for mental health services, evidence-based practices, crisis intervention, and other related services.
  • Provides local district mental health consultation and expertise to district leadership and school administrators on strategies that facilitate student development and their ability to successfully deal with social emotional barriers, crises, or traumatic experiences.
  • Plans and implements professional development programs for District-wide crisis prevention, intervention and other mental health related training.
  • Identifies evidence-based and promising trauma informed practice strategies for use in school settings.
  • Serves as resource for prevention and intervention programs.
  • Consults/confers with school staff for the purpose of assisting at-risk students in achieving their educational career, and personal/social needs and goals.
  • Provides home visits to checkup on students that have been involved in a crisis.

Services to Parents:
  • Serves as a liaison between parent and community.
  • Develops and facilitates parent education classes in coordination with school and district staff.

Services to Community:
  • Coordinates and collaborates with nonprofit mental health agencies to assist student families in obtaining additional assistance outside the District; prepares reports as required.
  • Assists in the referral of students and families experiencing difficulties to community agencies for specialized services.

Other Duties :
  • Attends school and district meetings and in-service programs.
  • Participates in the evaluation process as it relates to prevention and intervention, supports, programs and activities.
  • Prepares District bulletins, memorandums, and other publications regarding the District's Crisis Prevention & Intervention programs; prepares reports for presentation to the Board of Education, other school personnel, and outside agencies.
  • Prepares and administers local, state, and federal grants related to crisis counseling and intervention, emergency response, crisis management, and the psychological consequences of trauma
  • Attends training and educational programs in the area of prevention and education when appropriate.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Work with district webmaster to publicize announcements and events through the district website.

This recruitment bulletin in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. The employee will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other related duties as assigned by the appropriate administrator or supervisor. Buffalo Public Schools reserves the right to update, revise or change this recruitment bulletin and related duties at any time without prior notice.

APPOINTMENT :
Appointment will be made by the Board of Education upon the recommendation of the Superintendent following assessment of training, experience, certifications, credentials and evaluation of service. Personal interviews shall be scheduled where appropriate.

The Buffalo Board of Education is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

SALARY : Teacher's Salary Schedule

FUND # : Pending funding

FINAL DATE
FOR FILING : TBD

DR. KRINER CASH
SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS


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