10th Grade Student Mental Health Specialist (Compass Coach for 2021-2022)

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Valor Collegiate Academies

Published 22 days ago

July 2, 2021
March 2, 2021


Valor Collegiate Academies is seeking an exceptional 10th Grade Student Mental Health Specialist (Compass Coach) who is excited to share our mission of academic excellence and empowering scholars to live inspired and purposeful lives. 

The goal of the Compass Coach is to create a positive, strong, and relationship-based school culture that aligns with Valor’s mission. Valor College Prep will have a Compass Coach leading each grade level, and our Compass Coaches partner closely with the Director of Student Life to ensure we have strong, sustainable school systems and positive school culture at the high school. As part of the Compass Team (student support team), you will work to implement strong behavioral systems (mentor groups, scholar comprehensive human development work, scholar and faculty Circles, school-wide positive behavioral intervention systems, family engagement) and restorative behavioral intervention systems (restorative discipline, tiered scholar supports, classroom management training and coaching).

At Valor, we believe that safe and supportive learning environments are rooted in having consistent, positive, high expectations, and we train our teachers and scholars to use consistent routines and systems. In this role, you will work to develop pathways to opportunity for our scholars, build transformative relationships, and create a positive learning environment that contributes to their growth and development.


Family Support

  • Develop and implement effective school behavior systems by responding to student behavior
  • Lead conversations with families about student behavior, support plans, consequences, and behavioral successes.
  • Forge connections between support for students at home and school to establish the most successful environment for students to thrive in.
  • Be responsive to family concerns in a kind, solutions-focused and timely manner.

Teacher Development

  • Develop and train Valor teachers in our Fortified Environment and behavioral support systems.
  • Support teachers in facilitating weekly scholar Circles.
  • Support teachers in 
  • Conduct weekly classroom observations and individualized coaching with teachers to ensure teachers are building classrooms that are safe and productive.

Scholar Mental Health & Behavioral Support

  • Develop and implement multiple school-wide Positive Behavioral Support (PBS) interventions and systems.
  • Assist the Compass Team in implementation of the Off-Compass (discipline and behavioral support) systems.
  • Collect, maintain, and use behavioral data to identify students that are in Tiers 2 and 3 to create and implement Tier 2 and Tier 3 support plans.
  • Support high-need scholars and families via Tier 2 and Tier 3 supports and interventions.
  • Participate in the Compass Team meetings and carry out other program elements as needed.
  • Support the development and execution of the campus culture vision


At Valor, we believe our diversity makes us strong and we are committed to building a team of educators with diverse experiences, backgrounds, and expertise. Only candidates with the following qualifications are eligible for this position: 

  • You must have a Mental Health background, with at least 1 year of professional experience in school counseling, social work, and/or marriage and family therapy. 
  • You have experience analyzing qualitative and quantitative data to inform decisions about student interventions.


  • You hold students to high behavioral expectations. 
  • You are a strong systems thinker and can develop, initiate, and maintain school-wide systems. 
  • You utilize relationship-based interventions effectively, minimizing the escalation of student behaviors. 
  • You can identify the root of a student’s behavior and act swiftly to respond to it and put appropriate support in place.
  • You have the ability to set and reach ambitious goals, and can handle the intensity required to be part of the Compass Team.
  • You are passionate about serving an ethnically & economically diverse student body.
  • You have the ability to model, live, and reinforce the school’s core values, norms, and policies.
  • You enjoy cultivating deep relationships with students, families, and staff to create a positive school environment.


Our hiring process is both an opportunity for us to determine whether you are a good fit for Valor and an opportunity for you to decide whether Valor is the right fit for you. Here is what you can expect in the process for this role:

  1. Resume Review
  2. Phone Interview with Valor's Talent Team 
  3. Virtual Performance Task 
  4. Interview with Valor school leaders 
  5. Reference Checks 
  6. Offer Extension


Founded with the mission to empower a diverse community to live inspired, purposeful lives, Valor Collegiate Academies is a network of high-performing public charter schools serving students in grades 5-12 by the 2021-2022 school year. Our scholars will graduate with academic skills, social-emotional skills, and positive character strengths that rival the outcomes of the best schools in the world.

At Valor, we believe that we can have the greatest impact on our community by committing to 4 key organizational anchors: 

  • Top 1% Academics: We are passionate about meeting every scholar where they are – whether that is behind or above grade level – and supporting them to grow and excel. We define Top 1% Academics to mean that we strive to be in the top 5% in the State of TN for both student achievement and growth every year. All three Valor schools were recognized as Tennessee Reward Schools in the 2018-2019 school year. 
  • Powered by Compass: We believe that in order to live inspired and purposeful lives we must focus on comprehensive human development. The Valor Compass, our nationally recognized comprehensive human development program, is designed to help scholars develop their sharp minds as they strengthen their big hearts. The Compass model is intentionally infused throughout every aspect of our school and has helped foster strong relationships between scholars, teachers, and the larger community.
  • Thrive in a Diverse World: Valor was founded upon the belief that having a truly diverse community of families and learners in a thoughtfully designed model allows for everyone to have a higher quality and more meaningful experience. Our scholars and staff members come from various walks of life, racial and ethnic backgrounds, and home lives from within Davidson County.
  • Built to Last: We believe that being built-to-last means having strong, long-term operational infrastructure. This is largely driven in part by having talented people, and keeping that talent at Valor. We believe in making the work we do sustainable, by providing our faculty high quality professional development and support. 


  • Valor offers a competitive salary that is determined based on prior professional experience.
  • Valor participates in Metro Nashville Public Schools’ retirement and benefits plan. 

Valor Collegiate Academies is an equal opportunity employer. We seek applicants of diverse backgrounds and hire without regard to color, gender, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law. Candidates are evaluated solely on their qualifications to perform the work required.


Valor Collegiate Academies is seeking an exceptional 10th Grade Student Mental Health Specialist (Compass Coach) who is excited to share our mission of academic excellence and empowering scholars to live inspired and…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required


Nashville, TN

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