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Social-emotional learning specialist (School Counselor)

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Social-emotional learning specialist (School Counselor)

Reports to, and receives assistance, from: Social-emotional (SE) department Coordinator

At Gateway, social-emotional learning specialists (school counselors) invest time in understanding the unique profiles of individual students and think critically about the design of their social-emotional programs. Open-mindedness, creativity and collaborative approaches are essential to this design process.

Essential Responsibilities Include:

Design and setup of therapy space - teaching materials, furniture, and overall learning environment.

Design and execute therapy class activities in 1:1, small group, or large group setting, as assigned

Supporting homeroom teachers with design, maintenance, and presentation of appropriate IEP goals and educational reports for each child (only with relation to concerned therapies)

Collaborating with teachers, school wide, and assisting in lesson planning.

Designing child-specific behavior intervention plans in collaboration with relevant team members

Attending parent teacher conferences for students, as requested.

Attending parent teacher conferences for students, as requested

Proactively communicating with parents, and responding to their queries promptly, as per internal protocol of therapy department

Fulfill all PD requirements, including workshops, book clubs, online courses, etc.

Attend all PLCs spaces i.e. collaborative meetings within department or school as required

Planning and executing workshops (PD for school team, parent workshop, outreach, etc.).

Meeting with parents as and when needed to support with behaviors at home

Co-planning and co-conducting Parent Support Group meetings

Organizing and/or helping the school organize various functions

In addition to the above, performing all those functions that might be necessary in order to ensure that the school’s services are of the nature and quality that will help fulfill its founding vision

Qualifications & prerequisites:

Master of Psychology

English language proficiency

Openness and enthusiasm to learn

Experience of working in a school setting is prefered

RCI certification is preferred

Job profile:

To assess, plan, and execute social-emotional learning classes in 1:1, small group, or large groups, under the mentorship of the Coordinator of the Department

To work as part of a multidisciplinary team in close collaboration with lead teachers and other therapists to plan lessons and design Individualized Educational Plans (IEPs) for students

Contract Terms:

Period: Minimum 3 years, full time position only (8am– 4pm, 5 days per week)

Salary: Negotiable based on background and experience

Social-emotional learning specialist (School Counselor)