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SEL and EST Support Specialist (PreK-4)

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SEL and EST Support Specialist (PreK-4)
Milton Elementary School
Milton Town School District is anticipating seeking an energetic, upbeat, innovative SEL and EST Specialist to join our elementary school. Candidates must have elementary-level experience and be knowledgeable in trauma-informed practices, restorative circles, and practices to support all students' mental health and well-being. Candidates must collaborate with school administrators and provide consultation across all stakeholders to improve the school's collective response in supporting the success of all students academically and socially to promote equity and inclusion.

Position Responsibilities
1. Uphold the MTSD's shared vision and mission, directly linked to current best practices and integrated with the field of social work.
2. Serve as a liaison between school administrators, the student support team, and, when appropriate, District Administration to promote cohesion, consistency, and collaboration.
3. Engage with school administration to support continued school climate and culture efforts and to increase the efficacy of the District's Social-Emotional Framework and all related need-based interventions.
4. Collaborate with school administrators, school counselors, the social-emotional coordinator, and behavior interventionists around developmentally appropriate social-emotional learning objectives focused on relationships and resiliency.
a. Serve as a member of the District's Social-Emotional Development Framework
b. Collaborate with district and school-level personnel to create a "road map" to promote the cohesion of services aligned with the VT MTSS Field Guide to include the roles and responsibilities of each member of the organization in carrying out such services.
c. Create and monitor a coordinated crisis response to students and families in need.
5. Utilize and promote the targeted use of data as a decision-making tool.
6. Conduct consultation services and provide student services as appropriate to include, but not limited to:
a. The EST for behavior and/or classroom teachers relates to student issues and the development of strategies, goals, and behavior plans that promote equitable access to learning and success in the classroom.
b. The facilitation of small groups and multi-disciplinary teams to develop targeted regulation interventions, review student plans. And practice SEL using evidenced-based instructional tools and activities.
7. Assist in partnerships with outside providers, to include, but not limited to:
a. Participation in meetings with contracted service providers (i.e., Howard) enhances the work and ensures coherence with the district's vision and mission.
b. Ongoing collaboration with stakeholders and agencies to support the needs of identified students.
8. Engage in continual professional development.
9. Other duties as assigned.
10. Adheres to Federal and State laws, MTSD Policies and Procedures, and/or any other Code of Ethics related to licensure and/or position.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily, in addition to the following:
● Education and Experience. The ideal candidate would have a minimum of 3 years of teaching experience (either as a classroom teacher or school counselor) at the elementary level and in-depth knowledge of the MTSS Process and research based SEL Programs.
● Certifications and Licenses. Valid Vermont Professional Educator's License (school counselor, teacher, social worker, or related field) that permits the employee to perform such duties as may be assigned under the job description, plus meets all essential competencies and qualifications under this endorsement as outlined in the Regulations Governing the Licensing of Educators and the Preparation of Educational Professionals
● Language Skills. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, clients, customers, and the public.
● Mathematical Skills. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide into all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
● Computer Skills and Experience. Ability to effectively use a student database. Word Processing experience required.
● Reasoning Ability/Mental Requirements. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
● Communication & Interpersonal Skills. Ability to communicate courteously, efficiently, and effectively with various individuals, including students, faculty, administrators, parents, and representatives of outside organizations. Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with peers, subordinates, supervisors, parents, and outside agencies.
● Additional Competencies. The individual in this position must possess the following:
○ Dependability – being reliable, punctual, responsible, and fulfilling obligations.
○ Self-Control– maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in challenging situations.
○ Stress Tolerance – accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high-stress situations.
○ Cooperative – being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
○ Concern for Others – being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and understanding and helpful on the job.
○ Attention to detail – being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
○ Integrity – being honest and ethical.
○ Adaptability/Flexibility – being open to change (positive or negative) and considerable workplace variety.
○ Independence – guiding oneself with little or no supervision and depending on oneself to get things done.
○ Social Orientation - preferring to work with others rather than alone and personally connected with others on the job.
Start Date
Contact Terry Mazza
Phone: (802) 893-5400
Fax: (802) 893-3213
12 Bradley Street, Milton, VT 05468