ROCKFORD PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT #205
Job Title: Student Support Supervisor
Job Code: 9625
Department: Student Services and Alternative Learning
Supervisor: Executive Director of Student Services and Alternative Learning
PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:
Assist in the coordination and technical assistance necessary to support schools in planning and implementing effective Social Emotional Intervention systems inclusive of parent involvement activities to improve student academic achievement, social emotional development, and school performance. Work to strengthen the role of parents by increasing opportunities for meaningful participation in the education of their children. Work with community partners to refine existing collaborative relationships and foster new collaborative relationships with outside organizations to enhance student learning and provide growth opportunities for students and staff. Provide training to teachers, administrators, and parents in program models aligned to the district's mission for delivering Multi-Tier Systems of Support (MTSS).
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. In addition to the requirements listed below, regular attendance is an essential function of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
Ensures that all actions are in concert with the Board policies as well as the mission statement, beliefs, objectives and parameters found in the Board's strategic plan.
Carries out such additional duties as required or as conditions necessitate.
Participates in job training and professional growth opportunities in order to enhance ability to perform the essential functions of the job.
Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and effective work environment.
Supervision of School based site Support Specialist staff and conduct annual staff performance reviews through the use of evaluation instruments approved by Human Resources.
Ensure the proper execution of Board policy, ILCS, and contractual language compliance by assigned Site Support Specialist staff.
Develop and implement workshops, meetings, and other family involvement outreach activities for families and educators that are related to improving student achievement.
Assist in the coordination and implementation of a minimum of four (4) district-wide events per year
Provide trainings to all Parent organizations in leadership, Title 1, by-laws, parliamentary procedures, safety, SIP, parent portal, elections, fundraising, internet, RPS policies, recruitment techniques to increase parent involvement, how to access district resources available to them, etc.
Develop and implement a District-wide Parent Leadership Academy
Increase the number of Partnerships that exist between Community Organizations and Businesses, and schools
Increase the number of Parent Leadership Academies to be at all schools
Work with supervisor to coordinate and refine existing outside partnerships and foster new and meaningful community-based joint ventures.
Collaborate with principals and PTOs to develop initiatives that foster family-friendly school climates, help promote family events in schools or other District initiatives benefiting students such as truancy intervention efforts.
Provide reports and logs on activities to include but not limited to: parent contacts, community contacts, monthly PTO meetings, parent trainings offered, and visits of schools, community organizations, and/or parents.
Maintain and collect accurate records and documentation such as fliers, newsletters, postcards, agendas, meeting minutes, and sign-up sheets of all activities done by the Parent and Community Engagement Division.
Assist supervisor in organizing District-wide activities such as Principal for a Day, Education Summit, and fundraising drives events in partnership with community organizations.
Assist supervisor in fundraising for special District initiatives including developing and
maintaining donor lists and a system for sending routine thank-you notes
All actions must be in concert with the mission statement, beliefs, objectives and parameters found in the strategic plan of the Rockford Board of Education.
Establish good rapport with staff, students and building administrators.
Analyze various school data and help plan, coordinate and implement MTSS interventions such as "A Connected School".
Provide training to teachers, administrators and parents in MTSS such as "A Connected School Approach.
Provide ongoing support and mentoring to buildings who adopt the Connected School Approach.
Communicate behavior intervention plans between all involved parties, including students, administration, teachers and parents.
Establish and maintain contact with community providers who work with students.
Assist Site Support Specialist (SSS) in making referrals to mental health, substance abuse and medical providers for appropriate services.
Be aware of social problems that affect the families and be able to help the SSS alleviate the problems that impact school behavior.
Be available to school staff as a resource for specific problems surrounding MTSS intervention models such as "A Connected School".
Function on an ethical and professional manner at all times, so that confident, respectful and professional relationships can be maintained with staff and administration.
Play an active role in the Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) school-based planning and the district's MTSS framework development.
Other duties as may be delegated from time to time by the supervisor and the supervisor may make any adjustment in the scope of responsibilities outlined above.
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience working with students, in public relations, education, or social work and one year experience in community outreach, parent education, event organization or fundraising preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Minimum of 3 5 years' experience working with children and adolescents. Experience with school and/or community systems is necessary. Familiarity with behavior issues, school interventions, juvenile justice, wraparound and local resources are beneficial.
Must be dependable and demonstrate an exceptional level of integrity.
Must have excellent organizational skills.
Must have good writing and communication skills.
Knowledge of organizing and coordinating parent information classes and securing speakers where necessary.
Knowledge of how to access District and community resources.
Ability to work successfully with diverse parents and parent groups.
Knowledge of various parenting skills curriculum.
Creative, innovative approach to problem solving.
High energy level.
Knowledge of education field helpful.
Must have valid Illinois driver's license.
Passionate about children and the importance of their education.
Moderate in-district travel as well as intermittent in-state and out-of-state travel. Intermittent prolonged and irregular hours of work.
PERFORMANCE STANDARDS: In compliance with the ISBE standards for School Social Work
This job description describes duties and responsibilities which are representative of the nature and level of work assigned to the position. The identified duties and responsibilities are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position.
The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the school district and employee and is subject to change by the school district as the needs of the school district and requirements of the job change.
Rockford Public Schools