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Hamilton Middle School Student Support Coordinator

Hamilton Middle School Student Support Coordinator


JOB SUMMARY: 

The Student Support Coordinator is responsible for student success through the implementation, integration, alignment, and coordination of the community school strategy, linking community resources to the school, and assisting students in the progress of their academic and behavioral success. The coordinator will work directly with students, school staff, and families, identifying barriers that limit student success and will develop strategies and resources to improve attendance, reduce behavior incidents, promote family and community engagement, and increase student achievement.


LOCATION: Hamilton Middle School


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Meet regularly with the school principal and other key school staff to review resources needed for the student body to succeed, and assist in the identification of students in need of human resources, behavioral health services, medical health services, and youth development services.
  • Implement the Community School Standards.
  • Conduct screenings and assessments to determine the needs of the child/adolescent to appropriately address/connect him/her to Behavioral Health Services.
  • Work with school leadership to maintain a focus on results and to track progress using SWIS data, EWIs, etc.
  • Organize and oversee assets and needs assessments, and seek input from teachers, school staff, parents, and students to determine the ongoing needs of students and families.
  • Serve as a point person for agencies and programs interested in partnering with the school, and help to broker new partnerships that are aligned with school goals and needs.
  • Develop strong relationships with teachers, parents, and students.
  • Work with the School Leadership Team to identify needs, set priorities, and coordinate strategy.
  • Participate in all meetings and professional development activities associated with the community school's initiative as required. (i.e. PBIS, Student Support Team, School Improvement)
  • Solicit feedback from students, families, school staff, and partners. Prepare and submit intervention data monthly, and complete all requested paperwork and reports promptly.
  • Actively promote improved communication regarding human services, behavioral health, and medical health services between the parents, principal, teachers, staff, and community partners.
  • Advocate on behalf of student and family needs with human service, behavioral health, and medical health providers.
  • Engage with students individually to address behavioral needs and/or conduct small groups to teach behavioral skills.
  • Respond to and de-escalate student behavior in the moment, as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Other functions of the job include but are not limited to the following:  

  • Demonstrate preparation and skill in working with students from diverse cultural, economic, and ability backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of child development, behavioral health, and medical health assessment.
  • Experience networking and creating community partnerships.
  • Direct experience working with children, youth, and families of diverse experiences.
  • Possess and demonstrate an understanding of various cultural and socioeconomic characteristics. 
  • Strong collaborative, problem-solving, and organizational skills.
  • Positive and ‘can do’ attitude that can tolerate a high level of frustration.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences. Excellent communication skills (verbal, nonverbal, written).
  • Excellent organization and time management skills.
    Knowledge of basic computing platforms (word processing, spreadsheets, Internet, email, databases).
  • Valid driver’s license, good driving record, and adequate insurance with a car available at all times.
  • Available to work occasional evenings and weekends.


KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. 

  • Required: B.A., B.S., B.S.W (or anticipated by the start date)
  • Preferred: Master’s degree in social work or related field- LLMSW, LMSW, LLP, TLLP, LLPC, or LPC, School Psychologist, MA in Psychology, or a teacher with extensive experience supporting students and families (or anticipated by the start date)
  • Employment experience: 3-5 years within a human service, behavioral health, education, or other related field preferred.
  • Familiarity with schools and non-profit organizations within Allegan and Ottawa counties, the state, and nationally. Having previous experience with establishing community-school partnerships is preferred.
  • Ability to understand and work effectively within the dynamics of various agencies, public schools, and others.


REPORTS TO:  Building Principal and Student Services Director


START DATE: August 1, 2024


SALARY RANGE: 200-Day Coordinator Contract, salary is commensurate with experience and training.


BENEFITS:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • $25,000 Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Cash in lieu option  


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 

Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, operate a computer, hand-held learning devices, and other office equipment, reach with hands and arms, and must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25+ pounds. 

 

WHO ARE WE?

Hamilton Community Schools is a rural district located in West Michigan south of Holland and east of Saugatuck. Our well-maintained district consists of four elementary buildings (Bentheim, Blue Star, Hamilton Elementary, and Sandyview) along with one middle school, one high school, and Hamilton FLEX (Virtual, Blended, and Shared Time options). Hamilton prides itself on being a big district (135 square miles) with a small-town feel.


Hamilton Community Schools is one of 18 member public school districts within the Ottawa Intermediate School District (OAISD). Our district consists of 400 employees and over 2,400 full-time students and 1,100 non-public students in a variety of programs and formats. Hamilton Community Schools is known throughout the state as a premier district balancing a small-town atmosphere with educational innovation to meet the needs of each learner. The focus on K-12 academics, work-based learning, athletics, and the arts makes Hamilton a destination district. WE are HAWKEYES!


APPLICATION PROCEDURES: 

Submit an application, cover letter, and resume using the online application system.


https://hamiltonschools.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=161 


Any questions can be sent to Matt Blood, Director of Human Resources mblood@hamiltonschools.us


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 

Hamilton Community Schools is an equal opportunity employer and will provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, age, color, height, weight, marital status, familial status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status with applicable state and federal laws. 


DISTRIBUTION: Internal / External


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