PBIS Social Worker/Psychologist

Cincinnati, OH, US
May 08, 2019
Talent Development
(High-Needs School)

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  •    ABOUT CPS:

    Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) serves nearly 36,000 students preschool to 12th grade in 63 school communities, across a 90-square-mile district in Southwest Ohio. Cincinnati Public Schools is the best-performing large urban district in Ohio and ranks among the top 2 percent of Ohio districts for students' learning and growth and offers families high-quality school choices and academic programs.

    The district's innovative approach to education, its investment in effective and caring educators and employees, and vast array of collaborative partnerships have accelerated school performance to the highest level in decades - ensuring that students in preschool to 12th grade thrive and graduate prepared for successful lives in the 21st century.

    Cincinnati Public is looking for creative, innovative, passionate, problem-solvers to join our team. We seek to have a positive impact on our children and families every day and are looking for staff members who want to not only do an excellent job with their career field but also serve as a role model for the children in CPS. We invite you to become a member of our CPS work family.

    PBIS Social Worker


    The Positive School Culture and Safety Department is the heart of CPS. Our vision is that every CPS student feels valued, safe, cared for, and respected. This will be accomplished through a clear collaborative plan that will guide and unite faculty, staff, and families in developing positive culturally responsive intervention supports and proactive social emotional learning strategies targeting the whole child.

    As a vital part of Cincinnati Public School's overarching goal of supporting social emotional development for each student, the Positive School Culture and Safety Social Worker/Psychologist is responsible for supporting the Four Core Areas of the department which include- Positive Behavior and Intervention Supports (PBIS), Social Emotional Learning (SEL), a Restorative Approach to Discipline, and Assessment and Accountability.

    This is a one-year grant-funded position. This position starts August 1 st .

    The overarching goal of this initiative is to decrease negative behavior incidents and increase student engagement and achievement by creating a safe, stable, and supportive environment in which students can excel.

    • MSW in School Social Work or evidence of enrollment in a MSW program is required. LSW/LISW preferred. Or, Masters or above in School Psychology.
    • Current licensure through the Ohio Department of Education in one of the above referenced fields.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of PBIS, SEL, best practices in discipline, mental health, community mental health resources, and trauma-informed care.
    • Training in Quality Improvement (QI) is preferred but not required.
    • Excellence in writing and leading professional development, including knowledge of best practices in adult learning.
    • Demonstrated experience working with families in poverty and working with culturally and linguistically diverse populations.
    • Willingness to embrace systems-level work in positive school culture practices.
    • Sound understanding of behavioral data collection and assessment.
    • Ability to provide ongoing consultative support to school teams on PBIS.

    REPORTS TO: Positive School Culture and Safety Manager

    • Coordinates and assists in leading professional development across CPS' 4 Core Service Areas
    • Leads QI-SEL work with supervision of the manager
    • Coordinates universal screening for SEL
    • Collaborates with CPS Project Liaison in ensuring PBIS Plans are in place
    • Consults with PBIS building teams on implementation of PBIS and SEL
    • Routinely reviews discipline data across grades, buildings, and subgroups
    • Maintains PBIS Resource database
    • Shares content across communication platforms (i.e. Schoology, My CPS, and Google Drive)
    • Coordinates the CPS PBIS Showcase and PBIS Work Sessions
    • Routinely collaborates with district departments, community partners, Lead School Social Worker and Lead School Psychologist
    • Furthers professional growth by seeking feedback, reflecting on and assessing own practice.
    • Demonstrates the ability to relate to persons with diverse educational, socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds and demonstrates ability to share information objectively and non-judgmentally.
    • Performs other duties as assigned to assist in providing services to children and families.
    • Participate in regularly scheduled staff meetings.

    • Adhere to professional ethics, boundaries, and confidentiality.
    • Communicate in an effective and timely manner.
    • Adapt to handle stressful situations.
    • Establish positive relationships among stakeholders.
    • Ability to be flexible with daily schedules and responsibilities.
    • Fluency with Microsoft Office, Google Apps, email, and other relevant technology.

    Cincinnati Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and is subject to federal regulations pertaining to employment. The district has a continuing non-discrimination policy which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We hire only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States.