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Belgrade Public Schools Belgrade Public Schools - PASS Coordinator 2019-2020-139 in Belgrade, Montana

* This position will remain open until filled *

Title: PASS Coordinator (Positive Alternatives to School Suspension)

High School

Reports to: Principal or Assistant Principal

Status: Hourly Overtime eligible

Shift: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

Hourly Wage: $13.04 - $14.25 DOE

Purpose

To implement the prescribed Positive Alternatives to School Suspension (PASS) Program for students who, as a result of repeated / serious office discipline referral(s), have been assigned to a 3 – 10 day intervention program.

Essential Job Duties

Responsible for providing a safe, productive, well-structured environment that enables students to continue their academic progress.

Responsible for conducting the social/behavioral education lessons/sessions.

Responsible for the process designed for collecting student work from the teachers and returning of such work to the teachers at the end of each school day.

Responsible for maintaining communication with parents and eliciting parent support.

Responsible for the reporting of student behavior/progress during each school day via the PASS Report. This report will serve as a communication tool between the Coordinator and the parents/guardians as well as with school administration.

Consults with special education teachers to assure that IEP expectations are adhered to within the PASS program.

Demonstrates a commitment to the use of a behavioral approach to motivate student learning and to teach behavioral skills.

Teaches social skills to those students assigned to PASS.

Contacts parent via daily phone call for all students currently assigned to PASS.

Communicates with other professionals (e.g. – administrators, counselors, teachers) regarding individual student needs and progress.

Provides consultation to school staff regarding student behavior and intervention plans.

Monitors student progress by use of the PASS Daily Progress Report.

Assists in gathering data for Functional Behavior Assessments for current or previous PASS students.

Assists in developing Individual Behavior Support Plans as needed for exiting or previous PASS students.

Knowledge Skills Abilities

Knowledge of student disciplinary processes.

Knowledge of safety practices and procedures.

Knowledge to analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions.

Ability to follow oral or written work orders from supervisor, and to coordinate work with principal and others.

Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.

Ability to read, write and speak English fluently.

Ability to be flexible to work with others in a wide variety of circumstances.

Ability to work with a diversity of individuals and/or groups and utilize specific, job-related equipment.

Ability to problem solve to analyze issue.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, the public, and staff members.

Ability to maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Ability to manage time and responsibilities, adapt to changing work priorities, communicate with diverse groups, maintaining confidentiality, meet deadlines and schedules.

Ability to set priorities, work as part of a team and work with and manage frequent interruptions.

Ability to maintain confidentiality of student matters.

Ability to effectively communicate with students, parents, and staff.

Ability to perform duties with awareness of all District requirements and Board policies.

Skill in preparing and maintaining accurate records and using pertinent software applications (as required).

Required Qualifications

Any combination of training, education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school.

Demonstrated strong academic background.

Ability to work with middle aged school students in an effective and efficient manner.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in related field.

Math/ELA Skills encouraged

Educator Licensure

Successful experience performing same or similar work.

Physical and Mental Demands and Work Hazards

Performs routine work.

Regularly works inside with minimal temperature variations.

Ability to meet deadlines with severe time constraints.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

Frequently required to sit, occasionally walk and stand.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some climbing and balancing; frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling.

Significant fine finger dexterity.

Required to be able to hear conversations in loud and quiet environments.

May be required to lift or carry up to 20 pounds on an infrequent basis with or without an accommodation.

Guidance and reinforcement are usually unavailable.

The employee frequently works within time constraints and must maintain attentiveness intensity.

Frequently involved in interactions which require oral and written communications.

Exercises flexibility and the ability to shift from one task to another.

Occasional travel/mobiility between schools, or between schools and the Administration office, may be required.

Effective hearing and speech abilities.

Work area is generally a hazard free environment.

The duties, physical demands, work-environment characteristics, and mental/motor demands described within this vacancy announcement are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job with compliance with the American with Disabilities Act Amendment Act (ADAAA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

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