2020-2021 Student Support Team Coordinator
2020-2021 SST Coordinator Position
The Kindezi Schools – Atlanta, GA
The Kindezi Schools is a high-performing charter group that has been operating innovative and successful schools in downtown Atlanta since 2010. At Kindezi, we are passionately committed to providing ALL children with a privileged education, including broad access and opportunities, support for differences, high expectations, and successful outcomes for all. To learn more about this project and our current charter schools please visit http://www.kindezi.org.
- Family-sized classes of 8-10 students for all grade levels
- Starting salaries that are competitive to area school districts .
- Teachers are subject experts who focus only on two-three subjects. (Math, Science, and Social Studies or Language Arts, and Social Studies)
The Kindezi School is seeking a qualified Student Support Team (SST) Coordinator to work at the Kindezi Old Fourth Ward location beginning in the 2020-2021 school year.
- Draw upon theories of learning, growth and development, including individual variations and disabilities
- Facilitate and support teacher’s use of classroom-based, developmentally appropriate interventions for individual children and groups of children to enhance their acquisition of social/emotional and cognitive skills
- Have knowledge of and communicate theories of behavior and classroom management
- Understand how students differ in their approach to learning and their response to teaching/learning activities
- Frame, analyze, and resolve problems using a collaborative, systematic, data-based process and decision-making skills.
- Establish instructional/behavioral objective(s)for the student
- Develop an educational plan which specifies teaching/learning strategies and ongoing assessment measures
- Evaluate educational plan periodically, adjusting plan or closing case, as appropriate
- Develop observation skills to obtain information about student, teacher, classroom and school environments
- Gather and analyze data from a variety of sources and assessments
- Understand how assessment informs and guides instruction, and measure the effects of instruction
- Use data to identify barriers to, and factors that improve student achievement and performance
- Determine students’ academic performance and/or behavior within the classroom/school setting at any given time
- Facilitate students’ reflection on their own progress by providing them meaningful data and feedback
- Use data and information about the student to identify strategies to appropriately address the learner’s instructional needs
- Prioritize and evaluate instructional alternatives/solutions and plan instruction
- Manage multiple components of effective teams including: communicating/defining roles and responsibilities of team members; developing procedures; identifying resources (personnel, materials); organizing documentation and paperwork; applying brainstorming strategies; utilizing conflict resolution techniques; evaluating team procedures; and setting goals.
- Develop and implement processes and procedures for assessing the effectiveness of the SST.
- Communicate clearly and effectively in oral/written/non-verbal form; apply listening and responding skills (e.g., acknowledging, paraphrasing, reflecting, clarifying, elaborating, summarizing); and, interview effectively to elicit/share information and explore problems
- Ensure that the SST adheres to multiple legal requirements in order to protect the legal integrity of the system and students.
- Understand the judicial origin and legal intent of the SST process
- Understand and communicate pertinent aspects of applicable statutes and rules:
- State Board of Education SST Rule 160-4-2-.32
- Section 504 of 1973 Rehabilitation Act, P.L. 93-112
- Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
- Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and confidentiality issues
- Records Retention schedule for SST records
- No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB)
- System Improvement Plan, School Improvement Plan
- HB 605: The Improved Student Learning Environment and Discipline Act
- Georgia Code of Ethics for Educators
- State reporting requirements, as applicable
- Engage parent/family participation and involvement throughout the SST process
- Use a problem-solving framework to identify the content for professional development based on data collection and analysis.
- Help prepare educators to understand and appreciate all students, create supportive learning environments for them, and have high expectations for their achievements
- Use knowledge about how people learn, and provide educators with the skills and knowledge to collaborate
- Coordinate, lead, and monitor follow up for SST meetings (admin, teacher and family) throughout the system as needed.
- Through SST process, coordinate School Social Worker when necessary to connect families to community service agencies as needed.
- Through SST process, coordinate Special Education Team when necessary to address student needs based on progress monitoring data.
- Through the SST process, consults with teachers, counselors, administrators, and parents in planning programs and activities that will improve learning and social-emotional skills in children. In collaboration with student support team, elects, trains, and monitors screening assessments.
- Maintains SST records to track student progress
- Partners with admin to follow up on SST recommendations and interventions to ensure that SST plans are being implemented by classroom teachers.
- Attend all meetings and trainings required by Atlanta Public Schools.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Kindezi Old Fourth Ward, 386 Pine St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
- Must hold a Clear Renewable Certification at the T4 level or higher under Georgia certification requirements (or be eligible to receive a Georgia clear renewable teacher certification);
- Experience in SST strongly preferred;
- Knowledge of the Special Education process;
- Knowledge of appropriate strategies for reducing behaviors that put students at risk of failure;
- Ability to analyze, develop, implement, and track intervention plans and strategies;
- Ability to analyze all available data including testing;
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- 2+ years experience in one or more of the following: teacher, school social worker, school counselor, school psychology, special education, and/or SST (preferred)
Compensation and Benefits:
- Salaries are competitive with the area school districts. Competitive benefits package includes health coverage (medical, dental, vision) and Teacher Retirement System of Georgia.
- Go to http://www.kindezi.org/careers/ complete an online application by April 17. Only applications submitted through the Kindezi hiring platform will be considered.