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Program Director - Emotional Support

Company: Mastery Charter Schools
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

About Mastery:We believe educational inequity is the most pressing social problem facing our country and the civil rights issue of our day. Mastery exists to help solve this problem. Our ultimate goal is to create a model urban school district that serves all students with excellence. We are organized around one driving mission: All students learn the academic and personal skills they need to be truly prepared for postsecondary success and able to pursue their dreams. To fulfill this mission, we attend to the whole child - academically and emotionally - matching high expectations for students with high levels of support.Mastery Charter Schools is a nonprofit network of more than 24 schools serving over 14,000 students in Philadelphia and Camden. We are the largest turnaround school operator in the nation and have been lauded by President Obama and the US Department of Education for our ability to dramatically boost academic achievement in historically low-performing schools.We know neighborhood schools matter, all students deserve access to a great education, and the people in our buildings can grow and develop sustainably to make the biggest impact possible in this work.Mastery's Equity Vision:We believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to achieving our mission. We strive to be an anti-racist school district that eliminates the inequities in academic achievement that limit our students' choices; that cultivates classrooms where every student is affirmed, supported, and held to high expectations; and that nurtures a diverse organization where students, staff, and families are valued, respected, and included.Position Summary:The Program Director - Emotional Support provides oversight for the campus-based Anchor program. The ProgramDirector manages the emotional support program to ensure that all aspects of the therapeutic, behavioral, and clinicalprogram are completed efficiently and at a high quality. The Program Director provides instructional coaching, monitorsprogress, manages continuous improvement, and provides supervision and evaluation of Staff. Working collaborativelywith campus and NST-based Staff, the Program Director ensures alignment with network's vision for specialized servicesemotional support programming and delivery. The Director serves as a member of the Campus Leadership Team.Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Program Management & Leadership
    • Chair IEP meetings as LEA Representative
    • Manage day to day operations of programs including but not limited to, student crisis, substitute coverage needs, etc.
    • Ensure program fidelity of Anchor Program through the monitoring and development of Must Haves
    • Support Culture team in execution of modified Culture process for students receiving emotional support programming
    • Support staff with PBSP development and conducting of FBAs
    • Develop and implement plans to support schools with students requiring high levels of behavioral, social and therapeutic supports
    • Collect, analyze and share out data regarding a variety of different data points regarding program effectiveness
    • Manage and coach Staff, as appropriate
    • Manage professional expectations of Anchor staff including but not limited to transition posts, time and attendance, professional dress, etc...
    • Other duties as required to ensure supports and programming are effective and students are successful
    • Collaborate with NST Anchor Staff, as needed
    • Program Development & Evaluation:
    • Monitor the progress of student's receiving emotional support services (academic and behavioral goals)
    • In collaboration with Culture leaders, Program Director will develop and refine modified culture systems for Anchor programming including modified consequence structures
    • Coordinate, develop, and present professional development for staff throughout the year as well as onboarding training for any new staff throughout the year
    • Manage the relationships with all support agencies (STS, TSS, BSC, 1:1, DHS, CBH, etc) to ensure all students get the proper support to achieve
    • Develop systems and expectations for all modes of operation and create ongoing evaluation process
    • Ongoing walkthroughs of all areas of program and respond to feedbackQualifications:
        • Ability to work well in a team and enhance cooperative working relationships
        • Strong leadership skills and a demonstrated capacity to work with students with Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities
        • Detail oriented and highly organized with strong analytical writing skills
        • Knowledge of public education and charter schools highly desirable but not required
        • Excels in problem solving, has a sense of humor and has a desire to provide only the highest quality of education for students
        • Strong clinical knowledge and case management experience
        • Detail-oriented and highly organized with strong analytical writing skillsEducation and Experience:
            • Bachelor's degree in related field required; Master's degree preferred
            • At least three (3) years teaching experience with school-aged children with Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities in the Special Education field
            • At least two (years of experience implementing and monitoring specialized services programs required
            • Prior experience managing people strongly preferredPhysical/Environmental:
                • Ability to physically perform the essential duties of the role - either on-site or remotely, and to work in the environmental conditions required, such as: traveling to network campuses; maneuvering in office spaces (including standing, walking, sitting for long periods of time, speaking loudly and clearly, seeing and hearing things both near and far away); stooping, kneeling, reaching file cabinets/shelves; fine finger and hand manipulation in use of computer, chalkboard, dry erase, &/or projectors; filing, faxing, scanning, coping, typing, mailing, and making phone calls; sitting for up to two (2) hours looking at a computer monitor, using a keyboard/mouse, and typing.Other Requirements:
                    • Position requires local &/or regional travel to Mastery and other sites. Must have valid driver's license and vehicle, and/or access to reliable transportation.Mastery Charter Schools is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from people of all backgrounds. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. We offer a full benefits program and opportunities for professional growth.UPDATE AS OF OCTOBER 2021 - Please review Mastery's Health and Safety Plans here to learn about our approach to vaccination and testing as well as our response to COVID-19 for the 2021-22 school year. For ongoing positions, Mastery roles are designated as in-person, with regular on-site responsibilities, unless otherwise noted. As such, Employees must be able to support Mastery Schools' academic plan and business strategies on-site - at a Mastery campus - as required. Exceptions to this requirement will be considered on an individualized basis.

Keywords: Mastery Charter Schools, Philadelphia , Program Director - Emotional Support, Executive , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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