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Holyoke Public Schools Student Support Coordinator (Anticipated in Holyoke, Massachusetts

District Overview: Holyoke Public Schools (HPS) serves 5,300 students in 11 schools and employs nearly 1000 people. This is an exciting time of change and transformation at HPS. Although there are many strengths within the District and many students graduate college and career ready, last year, HPS was placed in receivership by the State of Massachusetts, due to chronically struggling performance well below the state average. The State appointed Anthony Soto, a , as Receiver, to continue this exciting turnaround effort, which includes significant autonomy and flexibility from the traditional school system. For more information about the HPS Turnaround Plan, please visit: http://www.hps.holyoke.ma.us/turnaroundplan.htm. Job Description: Oversee day-to-day operations of the Student Support Room Maintain a welcoming and therapeutic physical space Collaborate with school administrators, guidance counselors, teachers, student support paraprofessionals, and others. Co-design, communicate, and implement clear policies and protocols Communicate with and maintain positive relationships with parents/guardians Develop individual plans with students to address the issues that led to their referral Continuously evaluate program effectiveness and make improvements. Form caring relationships and model respectful communication and unconditional positive regard for students and families. Teach self-regulation skills and self-care strategies to identified students. Utilize behavior management techniques respectfully and appropriately. Employ relationship and counseling skills effectively. Provide occasional restorative classroom interventions when necessary. Participate in, and help to facilitate when appropriate, training and support for school staff Supervise interns and volunteers as needed Qualifications: Associate?s or Bachelor?s degree preferred 1-3 years experience working with at-risk youth doing social-emotional development work required Commitment to ensuring academic success for all students Demonstrated leadership experience Strong de-escalation and care planning skills Experience working in an urban setting preferred Experience working with diverse student populations preferred Strong written and verbal communication skills; excellent teamwork skills Bilingual applicants (Spanish) strongly encouraged to apply Primary Location DONAHUE Salary Range FULL TIME (12 MONTH) Shift Type Full-Time Job Contact Information Name Marc Swygert Title Principal Phone Email mswygert@hps.holyoke.ma.us

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