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Social Emotional Specialist for Children Birth to Five

at Genesee Education Consultant Services, Inc.

Posted: 3/4/2019
Job Reference #: 627
Categories: Childcare/Daycare
Keywords: children, daycare, child

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Openings as of 3/20/2019
Early Childhood

  • Social Emotional Specialist for Children Birth to Five JobID: 627
  • Position Type:
    Early Childhood

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    Genesee Intermediate

  •   Job Summary:

    The Social Emotional Specialist for Students Birth to Age Five serves children whose emotional/social concerns have proven to disrupt their ability to obtain maximum benefit from early childhood programs within Genesee County. The Social Emotional Specialist for Children Birth to Age Five acts as a liaison between parents/guardians, school, daycares, preschools, and public and private agencies responsible for student care and services for children in Genesee County ages birth to age five.

    Essential Duties (May include, but not limited to):
    1. Consults, counsels and collaborates with parents, GISD, Local Education Agency (LEA), Public School Academies (PSA) and Congressional Budget Office (CBO) personnel, children and appropriate community agencies regarding behavioral and educational concerns developed in a multi-tiered system of support.
    2. Provides observation, functional analysis and behavior intervention planning to students in early childhood programs who demonstrate entrance criteria for Tier 3 services.
    3. Provides training, coaching and consultation to teachers, directors, and Tier 1 and 2 teams regarding children with behavioral and/or adjustment concerns, as well as to classrooms with Tier 1 fidelity concerns.
    4. Attends Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS), data team meetings, and Early childhood LIT meetings.
    5. Facilitates Student Assistance Team (SAT) meetings and develops Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP) as needed.
    6. May attend parent teacher conferences in collaboration with teachers, parents and family engagement staff as needed.
    7. Monitors and oversees data collection for Tier 2 and Tier 3 children.
    8. Provides coaching and guidance to teachers and coaches to complete and analyze data regularly.
    9. Monitors and may enter School-Wide Information System (SWIS), Child Plus or other system data according to GISD Early Childhood MTSS policy, Head Start Performance Standards and GSRP requirements.
    10. Provides timely consultation and support to parents/guardians regarding social emotional concerns, needs and resources.
    11. Serves as liaison between the family, pre-school, daycare and outside social agencies when appropriate.
    12. Maintains current knowledge of community resources and makes appropriate referrals for children in need of mental health and/or community programs that support social emotional needs and/or general family
    13. Collaborates with family engagement staff as needed.
    14. Makes home visits for family consultation and evaluation when necessary.
    15. Collaborates and works closely with disabilities and education managers to ensure MTSS procedures are followed and comprehensive.
    16. Maintains a holistic view of the child and family needs.
    17. Maintains appropriate confidential records on each student referred.
    18. Consistently models Win-Win leadership.

    Other Duties:
    1. May travel to and from district sites, constituent school districts, day-care/preschool programs and studenthomes as assigned.
    2. Represents the district and the early childhood programs of the Center for Countywide Programs on various community services agencies and professional organizations as appropriate to the assigned area.
    3. Performs other related duties as assigned.

    Education: Bachelor’s degree in social work, master’s degree preferred. Eligible for full/limited licensure through the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA).

    Experience: Successful experience working in an education setting preferred. Experience with MTSS, PBIS and/or Promoting Positive School Climate preferred. Experience in assessment of and knowledge of early childhood development, social emotional development and age appropriate interventions based on current research required.

    Skills/Other: Experienced in conducting individual and group observations. Demonstrated initiative and Understanding in working with children birth to age five, parents/guardians, teachers and staff. Knowledge and understanding of poverty and trauma and appropriate practices and interventions to work with children and families in crisis. Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to solve problems logically and effectively, to work independently, to manage multiple tasks with results and demonstrate effective time management skills. Ability to utilize district technology and work to maintain proficiency, as required skill sets change with technology and/or the needs of the district. Punctuality and good attendance are requirements for the position. Ability to work a flexible workday, work week, and work year. Ability to work effectively as a team member. Demonstrated mental/physical ability and stamina for meeting the essential duties of the position. Discretion with confidential information. Ability to maintain a calm, poised and professional image at all times. Ability to exercise good judgment and make decisions in accordance with board policies and administrative guidelines.

    Special Job Considerations:
    Certification: Required Not Required X Desirable
    Type of Certification: Administrative Teacher Other Eligible for full/limited Michigan Social Work license.

    Bargaining Unit Position: GIEA GIESPA None X

    Salary Schedule: Contracted, limited-duration grant-funded position; up to 37.5 hours per week.

    Immediate Supervisor: Early Childhood Social and Emotional Health Manager