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Manager, Staff Wellness and Professional Learning

KIPP Texas Public Schools

This is a Full-time position in Dallas, TX posted July 8, 2021.

Company Description Founded in Houston in 1994, KIPP has become a national leader in the movement to provide all children with access to an exemplary education and the academic and character skills necessary to thrive in and graduate from college, positively impact their communities, and lead choice-filled lives.

In 2018, KIPP schools in Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio joined forces to become KIPP Texas Public Schools, a nonprofit public charter school network, accelerating student academic outcomes and impact more students across Texas.

As a unified, statewide organization, KIPP Texas can more effectively leverage the talent, resources, instructional expertise, financial strength, and advocacy in the public charter school movement, in order to have an even larger impact with educationally underserved communities across the state.

In the 2019-2020 school year, KIPP Texas Public Schools will educate more than 29,000 students in 55 schools, placing the district among the top 50 largest in the state.

KIPP Texas will continue to prove what is possible for its students, communities, and state, with a goal of growing to educate 100,000 students and achieving a 75% college graduation rate for alumni.

KIPP Texas is grounded in five Core Values as its cultural ?North Star?: As a Team & Family, We Champion Equity Chase Excellence Persist with Purpose Bring Joy Rise Together KIPP Texas is part of the national KIPP network of 224 college-preparatory public charter schools educating early childhood, elementary, middle, and high school students.

KIPP schools are part of the free public school system and enrollment is open to all students.

Nationwide, KIPP students complete four-year college at a rate of 36 percent, comparable to the national average for all students and approximately three times higher than the average of students from low-income families.

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Job Description Position Overview KIPP Texas Public Schools Student Support Services (S3) exists to prevent, respond to, and minimize the barriers to learning that KIPP students may experience.

Since health and wellness and educational goals are interdependent, this position furthers the mission of KIPP Texas as it helps ensure that all students have access to care that meets their diverse emotional and behavioral needs.

The KIPP Texas Manager of (SWPL) is an integral part of the KTX S3 team and will further the mission of KIPP by promoting emotional resilience to the KIPP Team and Family through professional learning and leader consultation.

In addition, the Manager of SWPL will play an integral role in developing and creating learning opportunities for the School-Based Mental Health Team.

Duties and Responsibility KTX Teacher Support * Serve as the key strategic thought partner to the Senior Director of School Based Mental Health regarding teacher facing issues related to wellness and teacher resilience * Provide vision and strategic direction for the organization?s staff wellness and development, wellness initiatives, aligned with the long term strategy to improve student achievement and narrow the achievement gap between racial, ethnic and economic group* Build an awareness for social emotional learning and emotional resilience for KTX teachers and leaders.

* Create scope and sequence to teacher facing professional development surrounding staff wellness and emotional resilience.

* Develop and manage external partnerships connected to social emotional learning programming for KTX teachers and leaders.

* Provide resources and supports to KTX leaders during school based crisis response.* Serve as a member of the KTX Student Support Services team and collaborate with other teams to ensure support to teachers and the effective delivery of instructional programs and services to all implementation schools for social emotional learning programming* Oversee the allocation of materials and staff resources.

SBMH Team Member Support * Oversee the scope and sequence of professional development for all KTX School Based Mental Health Team through CEUs* Other duties as assigned by Sr.

Director of Student Wellness and/or the MD of Student Wellness .

Qualifications Education and Experience * Master?s degree from accredited college or university in social work, counseling, or related field.* Possess a valid Texas professional license in at least one of the following in the State of Texas.* Licensed Master Licensed Mental Health Professional (LMSW)* Licensed Clinical Licensed Mental Health Professional (LCSW) * Licensed Master Licensed Mental Health Professional-Advanced Practitioner (LMSW-AP)* Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)* Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC-I) * 3 years?

experience minimum providing services to children and/or adolescents in education K-12.* Preferred experience in implementing a social emotional curriculum.

Skills And Competences * Effective communication and collaboration skills* Knowledge and experience in planning and leading effective adult learning* Ability to structure own time and manage multiple perspectives* Training in trauma-informed practices and/or restorative practices and experience* Seeks to understand the needs and motivations of students and families, and makes decisions with student best interests and needs in mind* Aligns decisions on short-term priorities and resource allocation with long-term organizational goals, scale, and sustainability* Monitors progress, drives decision-making, and recommends a course of action for organizational decisions informed by research, data, and stakeholder perspectives* Utilizes diplomacy, innovation, and creativity when resolving non-routine matters that impact the achievement of team and regional goals* Uses change management principles to shift and influence stakeholder behavior in relationships without formal authority* Cultivates the trust of key stakeholders by active listening and seeking to understand their views and needs; follows through on commitments and promises with an appropriate sense of urgency* Oversees the selection, refinement, and implementation of aligned SEL assessments to measure and improve teaching and learning* Oversees the development of rigorous and aligned professional development for SBMH Team members, including the integration of culturally relevant materials and pedagogical practices* Organizes and analyzes data to inform decision-making, program modification and planning for targeted interventions* Analyzes current research and evidence from programs with excellent results to inform proposals for new initiatives Additional Information Compensation And Benefits In addition to a competitive salary scale, a part of KIPP Texas?

competitive benefits options, KIPP offers all employees an $0 HMO plan for the employee only.

In addition to our $0 plan, KIPP provides a $600 employer contribution towards a Health Savings Account and a variety of other supplemental benefits such as Dental, Vision, Short and Long-Term Disability, Pet Insurance, Life, etc.

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