Teaching and Learning Coordinator/Resilience in School Environments (RISE) Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Details: Depending on Experience

Published

10/05/2018

Address

10500 Yukon Ave S
Inglewood
CA
90303
United States

Description

Objective:

The RISE Coach will be hired by LAEP and supervised by the Director of Teaching and Learning.


The Teaching and Learning Coordinator will build a sustainable system of student, school and family supports that improves outcomes and creates an environment where students fulfill their potential.


The success of any student depends upon collaboration among educators, parents, nonprofits, government and businesses to create collective impact. Los Angeles Education Partnership is committed to facilitating collaborations that enable students to graduate college and career ready. We do this by enhancing teachers’ skills and collaboration, empowering students and parents, and engaging community organizations to partner with schools. Our commitment to creating effective schools is woven into the transformational models that we implement.


RISE Coach will:


Develop the school’s vision

  • Work as part of the LAEP Teaching & Learning team based at IUSD, focused on the successful development and implementation of the Understanding by Design Framework and close reading lesson type and strategy.
  • Support staff in creating organizational rituals that encourage a resilient and hopeful environment


In partnership with the Community Schools Coordinator

  • Assist in the development of the IUSD organizational goals and objectives consistent with the vision, mission, and values of the school.
  • Work collaboratively with the Instructional Leadership Team (ILT) and coach teachers in developing/supporting the strategic plan to align the vision, mission, and instructional priorities of the school.
  • Support a culture of excellence, teamwork and collaboration among the staff, teachers, students, and families.
  • Facilitate communication including, e.g., action plans, sustainability plans, or a monthly electronic newsletter.  


Employ data analysis:

  • Facilitate data analysis of student achievement and participate in preparation of goals and implementation of action plans.  
  • Assist ILT in developing data-informed decision making professional learning to support the establishment of a data driven culture and PLCs.
  • Collaborate with teachers to implement a continuous cycle of professional growth that is responsive to student needs.
  • Create space to collect and use student voice to contribute to policies and practices
  • Interpret and analyze data around school culture and climate survey
  • Administer baseline data instruments
  • Facilitate actions plans that focus on intentional reduction in number of black males being suspended from schools; awareness of voice tone and defensive posture


Facilitate professional development:

  • Work with existing instructional support, coordinators, coaches and staff to strengthen instruction in all core content areas trauma, culturally relevant and responsive; PD on facilitating relationships with students of color; understandings of urban culture; working with diverse concepts of what family means; foster youth , homeless youth, and probation youth
  • As needed, plan and facilitate weekly common planning periods with lead teachers, department chairpersons, and school instructional teams.
  • Employ Cognitive Coaching model and Adaptive Schools strategies to support teachers focusing on instructional strategies and classroom practices aligned to trauma-informed and resilience practices
  • Conduct demonstration lessons, facilitate peer observations, and provide feedback and ongoing support to ensure effective implementation of trauma-informed and resilience
  • Co-plan and co-facilitate ongoing work sessions with departments
  • Experience developing and facilitating professional development trainings and awareness of adult learning theories and ability to apply adult learning principles when coaching school-based professionals
  • Facilitate PD focused on trauma informed mindset trauma sensitive school culture (1 PD month minimum)
  • Work with teacher teams to identify students that are showing behaviors work in relationship with community school coordinator to implement the appropriate services to meet the students needs
  • Track the referral data through week and months to monitor the improvement of behaviors and supports to meet students need
  • Design intervention plans with counselor and community school coordinator
  • Work with the counselor and team of teacher family be the liaison that the administration and counselor need to maximize service
  • Work intensely with vulnerable high needs students (tier 3 and high tier 2)
  • In partnership with the school counselor model case management of student needs by maintaining needs assessment and communicating with various stakeholder
  • Work with staff on positive perceptions of black and brown students


Implement Coaching:

  • Engage school administrators and staff in ongoing consultation and coaching that is reflective, responsive, supportive and contextual and promotes sustainable trauma-informed mindsets, systems, practices and school-community partnerships
  • Provide individualized, classroom-based coaching to support teachers in building supportive relationships with students and implementing and sustaining trauma-informed practices that promote student success and empowerment.Design & facilitate dynamic, sequential professional development (On what) that supports a consistent implementation throughout the school year to all school staff.
  • Coach additional school personnel to support in implementing and sustaining trauma-informed practices.
  • Knowledge and proven experience in effectively providing teacher consultation, classroom coaching and/or leadership coaching
  • Work with administrative district, union, and school leadership staff to ensure that policies and procedures reflect an understanding of the role of trauma in student behaviors.
  • Facilitate ongoing technical assistance for assigned school sites via virtual and written communication
  • Participate in required evaluation activities associated with the project
  • Build the capacity of school sites to use data to inform decision making


LAEP Responsibilities:

  • Participate in LAEP project workgroups, feeder pattern networks, coordinator networks, department meetings and all staff development meetings and activities.
  • Participate in LAEP activities that support the culture and successes of LAEP and IUSD.
  • Participate in the collection and input of LAEP & IUSD partnership evaluation data used to measure on-going program effectiveness of service providers and progress toward the school’s goals.
  • Process documentation as required for administrative procedures, including invoices, timesheets, evaluation materials and tracking logs.


Qualifications_____________________________________________________________________________



Knowledge:

  • A valid California teaching credential
  • 5 years minimum full-time, content teaching experience in high school
  • Preferred single subject ELA credential  
  • Prefer Cognitive Coaching and/or Adaptive Schools trained
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)
  • BA required, Master’s degree preferred in a related field such as education, literacy, or math
  • Experience with implementation of Trauma Informed Instruction - Knowledge and awareness of trauma (social, historic, behavioral and how that relates to school culture), resilience, adverse child and community experiences, school climate, school mental health frameworks (PBIS, MTSS, ISF), Social Emotional Learning concepts
  • Experience with Social Emotional Learning (SEL)


Skills:

  • Experience with project planning for supports to increase student’s academic success through parent engagement, school collaboration, and social emotional health
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills; strong written and interpersonal skills
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
  • Experience developing and facilitating professional development trainings for faculty (i.e. Cognitive coaching; Design Thinking; Asset based strategies; Critical Friends culture; Adaptive schools strategies; Lesson study; Instructional Rounds; Modeling of CCSS-aligned instructional strategies)
  • Experience facilitating strategic planning and collaboration around instructional priorities and grading practices
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate collaboration among diverse teachers and staff members
  • Demonstrated success in working with students and families of diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to quickly establish and maintain cooperative and effective professional relationships, build trust in a limited time, and engage with a broad range of school-based staff and community partners around building a trauma sensitive culture
  • Ability to demonstrate effective skills in group facilitation, managing teams/groups, organizational dynamics, and consensus building.
  • Cultural awareness and ability to navigate and promote sensitivity with issues of race and equity and knowledge of racial equity and racial justice in the context of public education
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, to a broad range of audiences Comfort using tools and methods to optimize support for a remote staff (distance learning technologies, creative use of video, virtual meeting technologies, etc.)
  • Excellent project management skills, ability to balance multiple priorities with proven ability to anticipate challenges, solve problems and maintain a calm demeanor in high-pressure situations
  • Strong analytical, time management, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge and/or experience with change management as it relates to positive organizational change.


Disposition:

  • Experience working with students of diverse abilities & backgrounds
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a team
  • Builds excellent rapport and relationships with students and parents
  • Earns the respect of the school site staff and wider community



Physical and Mental Requirements:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the Teaching and Learning Coordinator is frequently required to sit; stand; stoop; bend; walk; talk; hear; use hands to grip, type; reach with hands and arms, occasionally required to stand or walk on uneven surfaces; and climb stairs.   
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 20 pounds

Licensing and Certification Requirements:  

  • Daily driving could be required, must provide own vehicle, valid Driver's License and proof of full vehicle insurance coverage;  
  • Negative tuberculosis screen (required);
  • Must pass criminal background check.  

Required Documentation At Time Of Application:

If you believe that you qualify for this position based upon education or training you have received, you will be required to provide a copy of your official transcripts or copy of diploma from the accredited college/university, and/or a copy of a certificate indicating your successful completion of any required training, before your qualifications will be evaluated.

Benefits

Benefits, including medical, dental, retirement plan, PTO leave


Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual English/Spanish preferred

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

laepjobs@laep.org
http://www.laep.org

Please send your cover letter and resume with the subject line "Teaching and Learning Coordinator" to Sara Noji at laepjobs@laep.org



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