Job Title: Trauma-Informed Practices Coach
This position is designed to implement and support a trauma-informed school environment. A central component to this position is embedded support of trauma-informed practices at both the classroom and program level. This position works with administrative, instructional staff, non-instructional staff and families to develop a holistic approach that emphasizes the emotional wellness of students, improves the overall school climate, and increases the positive academic and non-academic outcomes for students. This position supportsthe development of mindsets, systems, interventions and partnerships needed to develop effective trauma-informed practices that support all students. Key responsibilities include:
- Work collaboratively with the school staff and community partners to implement a comprehensive trauma-informed approach to address both preventative and responsible measures for students and staff.
- Engage school administrators and staff in ongoing consultation and coaching that is reflective, responsive
and supportive and promotes sustainable trauma-informed practices.
- Provide individualized, classroom-based coaching to support teachers in building supportive relationships with students, and implementing and sustaining trauma-informed practices that promote student success.
- Identify and facilitate opportunities to enhance the positive relationships between the school and families, including home visits.
- Design and facilitate dynamic professional development that support a consistent implementation of trauma-informed practices.
- Coach additional school personnel to support in implementing and sustaining trauma-informed practices.
- Coordinate community service referrals for students and families based on identified need.
- Build the capacity of school sites to use data to inform decision-making.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
- NYS Certification as a Special Education Teacher
- Demonstrated ability to work compassionately with students and families experiencing trauma
- Demonstrated success in working with students and families of diverse backgrounds
- Knowledge of the effects of childhood trauma and how schools can employ trauma-informed practices to support all students
- Knowledge of the principles of Schools That Matter
- Ability to quickly establish and maintain cooperative and effective professional relationships with a broad range of school-based staff and community partners
- Experience developing and facilitating professional development trainings
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Strong time management, organizational and project management skills
- A commitment to meeting the needs of every student
- A strong belief in our mission to "Educate, Empower and Inspire individuals to realize their full potential and pursue lifelong success".
Location/Region: Binghamton, NY