Student Success Coach
Program: Community Schools @ PS 123
Reports to: Community School Director
Location: NY, NY
35 hours/week (FT)
About Community Schools
Community Schools is a strategy to organize resources and share leadership to integrate social services into the fabric of the schools. The program is equipped to better serve the needs of families so that students succeed and families feel connected.
Community Schools offer a family focused holistic approach toward supporting wellness driven by strong, collaborative partnerships among parents, School Building Leaders, teachers and the greater community. In Community Schools, parents are real and active drivers in their families’ success, the school climate is inviting, joyful and positive, and opportunities are endless.
An integral part of this approach is the integration and alignment of school- and community-based services such as health & wellness services, student/family support, parent engagement opportunities and enrichment. This position has been established to strengthen PS/MS 123 community school program’s ability to increase student attendance rates, academic scores and family engagement strategies simultaneously.
About the Position
The Student Success Coach will be responsible for providing behavioral wellness services to children and youth at PS 123 who have identified behavioral needs. The Student Success Coach is responsible for supporting students with emotional/behavioral regulation as well as advocating for their emotional, mental and physical wellbeing. In collaboration with school staff and School-Based Mental Health Team, they will work to support with preventative measures such as, one on one teacher discussions, classroom workshops, facilitating student meetings, and running activity groups.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Support students’ behavioral regulation using socioemotional learning practices and approaches
- Assess students to identify needs as well as carry out appropriate school-based crisis interventions and de-escalation supports
- Provide direct support to at-risk students in the form of individual and group support, conflict peer mediation, crisis intervention, and classroom push-in
- Conduct outreach to parents/caregivers regarding student support
- Manage and implement restorative practices in the school community
- Teach students social skills and coping techniques
- Collaborate with School Based Mental Health Clinician, Guidance Counselor, and school team to create and implement behavior or action plans for students experiencing challenges
- Document students’ progress and interventions daily on student success tracker
- Participate in student support meetings
- Co-facilitate professional development opportunities for school staff
- Attend and participate in supervision, staff meetings and trainings
- Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, social work, childhood education, or similar field
- Knowledge of trauma work, evidence based practices, and child welfare a plus
- Takes initiative and has a positive attitude
- Ability to effectively communicate with people from diverse backgrounds
- Bilingual – Spanish a plus