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Social Emotional Learning Specialist

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Organization Description

PAVE Academy Charter School is a public charter school in Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY that prepares Kindergarten to 8th-grade students to thrive in competitive high schools and four-year colleges. PAVE provides its students with a rigorous academic program and a community built on the organization’s core values of Perseverance, Achievement, Vibrance, and Excellent Character (PAVE). 

Founded in 2008, PAVE’s college preparatory school model prepares students to gain access to the competitive high schools that will place them on a path of expanded opportunities, and empower them to access lives of choice. PAVE educates 490 Kindergarten – 8th-grade scholars each school year. Across our student population, 87 percent of our students are eligible for the Free and Reduced Lunch Program (FRLP); 23 percent are students with special needs, and 10 percent are English Language Learners (ELL). 

Opportunity Summary

NOTE: This is a temporary position that will only need to be filled for the 2021-2022 school year.  

PAVE Academy seeks an experienced and certified social worker or SEL teacher to lead our social emotional learning program across kindergarten through 8th grade. Ideal candidates are individuals who are committed to and effective at ensuring students’ social and emotional needs are met by teaching SEL lessons aligned with PAVE’s core beliefs and educational philosophy. The SEL Teacher or Social Worker will report directly to the Elementary and Middle School Principals. This is a yearlong position.

How You’ll Contribute

  • Facilitate the development and implementation of an SEL curriculum that will be incorporated into daily classroom instruction.
  • Plan and lead professional development and workshops for teachers around implementation of SEL curriculum, conflict resolution, and restorative justice practices in the classroom.
  • Co-lead SEL lessons with classroom teachers across kindergarten through 8th grade.
  • Facilitate smaller SEL groups on an as need basis with select students across the school (e.g. test anxiety group, building independence group, etc.)
  • Help manage student crisis situations and follow up with appropriate agencies
  • Participate in our Attendance Coaching Program and conduct home visits for PAVE families as needed
  • Perform other duties as outlined by the Principal

What You’ll Bring to the Team

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work and Licensure (LMSW) or New York State Teaching Certification or Equivalent 
  • New York State Certification
  • Experience in an Elementary and/or Middle School, preferably in an urban setting
  • At least one year of experience teaching and leading SEL lessons in the classroom
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a team of teachers
  • Outstanding public speaking and writing skills
  • Technological proficiency and adaptability
  • Excellent organizational skills

Organization Description

PAVE Academy Charter School is a public charter school in Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY that prepares Kindergarten to 8th-grade students to thrive in competitive high schools and four-year colleges. PAVE provides its…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Temporary
  • Start Date
    August 1, 2021
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Location

On-site
732 Henry Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231, United States

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