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Boston Public Schools ESY - Site Coordinator (Specialized Day School & Specialized Programs) (Summer 2024) in Boston, Massachusetts

ESY - Site Coordinator (Specialized Day School & Specialized Programs) (Summer 2024) THIS IS A SUMMER POSITION. EMPLOYMENT IS SEASONAL AND TEMPORARY PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Extended School Year (ESY) offers specialized services to students with disabilities. The decision to provide ESY is made by the IEP Team, who assesses the necessity to minimize substantial regression and reduce substantial recoupment, ensuring effective progress for the students. The IEP Team also evaluates the level of needs and recommends specific IEP services during ESY based on individual student requirements. The determination of ESY services is made according to the IEP Team's identification, focusing on the students' individual needs and aligning with the delivery of targeted ESY goals and objectives. REPORTS TO: Position reports to the Director of Extended School Year and Expanded Learning in the Office of Special Education. For questions about this position, please email . PROGRAM SCHEDULE: The instructional hours for students are 5 hours per day, 5 days per week, for 5 weeks from July 8 to August 9, 2024. STRIVE students attend 5 hours per day, 5 days per week, for 6 weeks from July 8 to August 16. The SITE COORDINATOR (Specialized Day School) is expected to: Ensure that ESY IEP goals and objectives and services are provided in accordance with individualized students’ IEPs and the completion of progress reports Be on-site and supervise the program for a 7-hour day, 5 days per week for the weeks of the summer program. The STRIVE coordinator is expected to be on-site for a 7 hour day, 5 days per week for 6 weeks. Arrive a minimum of 1 hour before the start time of the instructional day each morning. Stay on-site until all students have been dismissed for the day given that student’s will not return back to the school (due to late/missed buses, student returning back to the school as a result of no parent/guardian is home to accept the student etc). Complete all hiring and set-up activities prior to the start of the program and closing activities at the end of the program (see list of responsibilities below) in accordance with the ESY timeline. Attend designated ESY team meetings in spring and attend designated ESY Professional Development (PD) on June 26 and June 27, 2024. Be available to participate in planning activities immediately upon hiring. RESPONSIBILITIES: Oversee ESY planning and programming for a program that is specific to one school or population (example: STRIVE, Henderson, Carter School, Melvin H. King School, or Horace Mann) and report to and assist the ESY Site Coordinator or Summer Site Director in the building (if any). Alternatively, support an ESY Site Coordinator at a large ESY site and report to and assist the ESY Site Coordinator with all leadership duties. Oversee delivery of instruction to prevent significant regression and reduce significant recoupment time or address student vocational/transition needs. Oversee the development of student social-emotional skills and increase in student efficacy by building skills and competencies. Oversee the promotion of student health and wellness Supervise teachers and paraprofessionals. Oversee operational management for programming. Note: This role is very similar to the ESY Site Coordinator, but different in that it has a narrower scope of work and accountability, as well as fewer hours of anticipated work prior to the launch of the program. Specific duties may include, but are not limited to: Participate in the interviewing and hiring of teachers, paraprofessionals, and support staff. Manage site enrollment data and assign students to classrooms via appropriate groupings and prepare building schedules for activity blocks and common spaces. Support efforts to engage students in the ESY program. Supervise instruction, services, and the monitoring of student regression and progress. Supervise completion of ESY progress reports per approved ESY data systems. Supervise the completion of Work Based Learning Plans for all students in the STRIVE Program Support high-quality instruction by facilitating professional development, modeling instructional practices, observing instruction, and providing feedback. Engage and collaborate with families as partners in planning and problem-solving and take a proactive approach to family engagement. Establish a safe and welcoming learning environment for students, families, and staff. Manage student and staff information using approved ESY data systems (e.g. attendance, daily schedules, payroll, and timesheets, etc.). Coordinate with related service providers to ensure appropriate student and staff schedules. Follow the ESY protocols for loading and unloading buses and for ensuring student and staff safety throughout the program, including daily preparation of bus labels and lists. Stay on-site until all students have left the building for the day (due to late/missed buses, etc). Adhere to ESY handbook policy and ensure compliance with policy across the site. Adhere to Superintendent Circulars, particularly with respect to student safety, and emphasize the importance of these policies to all staff. Demonstrate understanding of the Special Education Handbook, including standard protocols and procedures for students with disabilities. Maintain confidentiality and privacy of all student-specific information. Complete all assignments in a timely fashion. Monitor email, gChat, and phones closely (starting at the point of hire and concluding the week after ESY) for communication from Central Office, ESY staff, and families. Demonstrate completion of other critical tasks and duties as requested by any Assistant Director of Special Education, ABA Program Director, Assistant Director of Special Education, Director of Operations and Service Implementation, and/or Assistant Superintendent of Special Education. Demonstrate completion of other critical tasks and duties as requested by the Assistant Director of Transition and STRIVE CCFs (Community Connections Facilitator, STRIVE Program Only) TERMS: Hourly rate of $56.81. Anticipated total of up to 200 hours, including 175 hours on-site during the summer program, and up to 25 hours (for a total amount of up to $11,032.00) including : For STRIVE: Hourly rate of $56.81. Anticipated total of 285, including 210 hours on-site during the summer program, and 50-75 hours for pre-program hiring and set up activities, professional development and additional duties, as well as closing responsibilities (for a total amount of up to $16,190.85) Verification of adequate staffing by the Director of Extended Year or designated administrator: (up to 4 hours) Attendance to Career Fair Optional Attend designated ESY team meetings/Site Coordinator PD continuously: (up to 6 hours) Includes attendance at meetings and preparation time. 3 meetings 2 hours in length. (Optional to attend additional meetings) Attend designated all staff ESY Professional Development (PD) dates in late June: (up to 6 hours) Preparation and attendance at the PD sessions. Receive, pack up, and unpack materials before the program starts and after the conclusion of ESY: (1 hour) This includes receiving materials, packing, unpacking, and setting up before and after ESY. Attend/Manage Open House (up to 5 hours) Supervise completion of ESY Progress Reports (guidelines) per approved ESY data systems: (up to 3 hours) Time allocated to oversee and ensure the completion of progress reports as per the approved systems. The full 3 hours will be approved once all Progress Reports are finalized and batch-printed. Additional duties as required for site operational success Payroll will be processed on a biweekly basis after receipt of completed timesheets in accordance with the BPS summer payroll schedule. A subset of hours will be paid as a stipend, particularly if they occur outside of the summer program dates and/or if they are paid for the completion of tasks such as PD Demonstration of Understanding or Progress Reports. All employees must read and agree to the BPS 2024 Summer Program Terms of Employment . Job offers are conditional and based on sufficient enrollment/attendance QUALIFICATIONS - REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree. Massachusetts Educator License in Moderate Disabilities, Severe Disabilities, Early Childhood, Special Education, and/or Special Education Administrator and/or Certification or Licensure as a Behavior Analyst, Licensed Mental Health Counselor or Social Worker, Psychologist, Speech Therapist, or Occupational Therapist. Supervisory experience and demonstrated ability to, manage, and supervise staff as well as maintaining safety protocols for students and staff . Ability to utilize Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Forms and/or commitment to learning the Google systems rapidly. Current Safety-care certification. Demonstrated ability to serve as an instructional leader– given the essential skills to supervise educators, support staff and provide constructive feedback, and foster collaboration. Current authorization to work in the United States. Candidates must have such authorization by their first day of employment. QUALIFICATIONS - PREFERRED: Minimum of five years Teaching and/or administrative experience Current teacher or administrator in the Boston Public Schools and/or another school district or private school Prior experience working in the role of a supervisor in a BPS ESY program or another school district. BPS values linguistic diversity and believes that candidates who speak another language bring added value to the classroom, school, and district culture and diversity. BPS is particularly interested in candidates who are fluent in one of BPS' official languages: Spanish, Creole (Cape Verdean), Creole (Haitian), Chinese, Vietnamese, Portuguese, & Somali. NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY The Boston Public Schools, in accordance with its nondiscrimination policies, does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, criminal record (inquiries only), disability, homelessness, sex/gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals’ dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work. " />

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ESY - Site Coordinator (Specialized Day School & Specialized Programs) (Summer 2024)

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