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Job ID: 4092144
Posted until Filled
November 24, 2022
February 1, 2023
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Assigned school(s)/ Assigned Discipline
Per appropriate salary schedule
WORK WEEK SCHEDULE
Monday – Friday
NUMBER OF MONTHS PER YEAR
The Graduation Coach is engaged in high school graduation assistance activities, including but not limited to working with students, school staff, parents, guardians and community members. The High School Graduation Coach will provide assistance to all high school students, individually and in groups, regarding high school graduation and completion, including but not limited to: analyzing data to identify students or subgroups with potential of not graduating on time; planning, implementing, and tracking individual high school graduation plans; identifying and resolving barriers to graduation; and facilitating career choices and planning.
Bachelor’s Degree: Must hold or be eligible to hold a teaching or service certification in any field, preferably Counseling or Social Work.
3-5-years’ experience working with students at the Secondary Level.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Working knowledge of appropriate strategies for reducing behaviors that put students at risk of not graduating from high school.
Ability to analyze, develop, implement, and track intervention plans and strategies.
Knowledge of and the ability to analyze data, including data available from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, local assessments, persistence rates, and from other sources.
Must have an understanding of the multiplicity of social services available in the community to support students at risk of not graduating.
Knowledge of alternative education opportunities, e.g., Apex Learning, Credit Recovery, NCVPS, and other schools that allow acceptable transfers.
Excellent interpersonal skills needed to work effectively with students, parents, administrators and staff
Excellent organizational skills.
Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
Sensitive to cultural differences among individuals and groups of persons
Must possess an upbeat and positive approach to the job and be viewed as a solution finder, not a negative thinker.
Must possess strong computer skills and have extensive knowledge of on-line instructional processes.
Ability to motivate students
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE
Any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities
CERTIFICATION AND LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
Must possess a valid driver’s license issued by the NC Department of Motor Vehicles
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Conducts an analysis that focuses on data for individual students and subgroups such as:
Local Standardized Tests: Benchmark Assessment data for progress monitoring
State Standardized Tests: End of Grade and End of Course Assessments
National Standardized Tests: Pre-ACT, Pre-SAT, SAT, ACT
Local Records: attendance records, behavior records, records of teacher conferences, grade retention records, and records of credits earned
Develops and implements individual intervention strategies to increase the likelihood that these students will stay in school and graduate.
Works with students to develop a graduation and achievement plan to include the best program to meet academic and post-secondary goals.
Tracks the progress of individual and subpopulations of students as they progress toward graduation.
Identifies and links local social agencies with youth at risk of not graduating and their parents/guardians.
Provides training to parents of students identified as being at risk of not graduating.
Works closely with the Student Support Team and Leadership Team at the school in order to share data and problem-solve with the team on students at-risk.
Provides and/or submits reports to the principal, Chief Secondary Officer and Chief Student Support Officer upon request.
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