FRAMINGHAM – Framingham Public Schools is advertising for a “student success coach” for the 2017-18 school year.
Thew new position would be for Fuller Middle School, and report to the school’s Principal Jose Duarte.
The student success coach is an integral part of middle school’s “mission to create a safe, supportive and engaged learning community.”
The newly-created position would be “responsible for building and facilitating strong relationships with students and providing supports to enhance personal and academic success.”
Framingham Assistant Superintendent of Schools for Human Resources Inna London said the position would pay between $48,000 and $55,000 a year.
Money from a Title 1 grant would pay for the position, said London. The position would be a part of the Framingham Teachers Association contract.
Job responsibilities would include:
- Building and facilitating strong relationships with students and families to increase engagement and success; ensure proactive outreach to students who are missing classes or otherwise struggling.
- Identifying students who are at-risk and participate in school-based pre-referral activities; attend pre-referral and SET meetings to collaborate with school team on appropriate strategies to assist referred students and their families.
- Advising students concerning personal, academic, and social concerns, utilizing referrals to community resources when appropriate; provide individual and/or group counseling, as appropriate.
- Assisting the Principal and Vice Principal with discipline referrals, implementing alternative discipline methods including Restorative Practices and PBIS.
- Participate in and/or coordinate a variety of school-based teams to assist in intervention and program planning (Crisis Team, School Evaluation Team, SCAN Team, 504 Team, Special Education Team, and Re-Entry Team).
- Advancing school-wide initiatives to make schools safer and conducive to learning, including participation in school and district climate/culture and social emotional learning (SEL) initiatives.
- Developing and implementing data analysis processes to better utilize SWIS, attendance and other data metrics to prioritize needs and inform decision making
- At least a Bachelor’s degree, but a Master’s degree in counseling, social work or related field preferred.
- Current and valid MA DESE license in School Social Work or Counseling.
- Experience working with middle school age students in a counseling or comparable professional capacity.
- Experience working in a school setting with students from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds.
- Working knowledge of alternative discipline practices, including Restorative Practices and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS).
- Bilingual candidates preferred (Spanish and or Portuguese).
- Experience working collaboratively with teachers, administrators, support staff, parents/community, and outside agencies.
- Flexible, timely, and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.