The specialist will serve as a member of the Social-Emotional Learning team, facilitating social-emotional learning for high school students in a “best fit” environment for teenagers with significant barriers to education.
The specialist will be part of an educational model designed for teenagers to complement the acclaimed barrier removal work Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana does at The Excel Centers, Nurse Family Partnership, and other award-winning programs.
School priorities include:
High rigor, high support instruction to close academic gaps and prepare students for post-secondary opportunities
Trauma-informed social-emotional learning
Student and family empowerment through coordination with a robust Student Services team of coaches, counselors, and more.
This role demonstrates behaviors consistent with our Mission, Vision and Values, on behalf of Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana.
Implement our school’s social-emotional learning model as a member of the Social-Emotional Learning team:
Implement proactive and reactive systems to influence student behavior and build social-emotional skills in alignment with school model.
Maintain accurate, compliant data
Support supervision of the school building, including escorting students from class as needed and monitoring cafeteria, hallways, or other areas as needed
Drive mini-bus to help with daily transportation of students. As needed, travel on Indy Go buses with students and provide supervision at bus stops/stations to support student behavior and safety.
Support the school model and mission
Build relationships with students and their webs of support. Communicate strengths and challenges frequently and use restorative approaches to resolve conflict.
Collaborate with colleagues to refer and connect students to wraparound supports including Family Empowerment Coaching for internal and community resources, Social-Emotional Learning, Special Education, and more.
Other duties as assigned.
Assists students to their destination, aiding teachers with traffic monitoring.
Supervises the lunchroom.
Supports students, staff, and families in developing prosocial behaviors.
Reviews and collects student data.
Monitors student progress and adjusts plans based off of this ongoing data review.
Other duties as assigned.
High school diploma; associate’s degree preferred
Must have a valid driver’s license, be able to drive, and qualify under the district’s insurance carrier when driving a district vehicle.
Experience working with high school students.
Proven record of results that illustrates the educator’s ability to increase student achievement or improve student behavior
Ability to analyze and interpret data and make necessary adjustments to achieve school goals
Knowledge of and experience implementing restorative practices, trauma informed practices, positive behavior interventions and supports, and crisis prevention and intervention
Superior communication skills including active listening, mediation, de-escalation and motivational interviewing
Exceptional organizational skills and record of thoroughness with details and timely follow-through
Has strong knowledge of computer programs to perform clerical tasks: Google Applications, Excel, and Word
Demonstrates our core values: professional, unstoppable, motivated, accountable, and supportive
Ability to engage a student population that is majority low-income and majority people of color
Must be able to successfully pass a background check.
Full-time employees may participate in a comprehensive benefits program that includes:
To learn more about our Mission and Values, please click here.
Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled