Dean of Students (PT)

Location
Alexandria, Virginia
Posted
Jul 18, 2019
Closes
Aug 06, 2019
Ref
1438
Industry
Education
Hours
Part Time
Description:

The Dean of Students works with teachers and school staff to manage student conduct and behavior in order to achieve positive student growth and development; Helps supervise student discipline to assist teachers and staff to carry out the total instructional and student program; Develops responsible student behavior and citizenship, promotes positive school climate, and fosters parent and community support. The Dean of Students is assigned individually to a class cohort and will follow those students through the 6-8th grade cycle.

This job reports to the school Principal.

Qualifications:
  • Education: Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred.
  • Certificates & Licenses: Valid Virginia Department of Education license required, or the ability to obtain one. Administration and supervision endorsement preferred.
  • Experience: At least three years of K-12 school division experience. Grades 6-8 preferred. Demonstrated competencies (engagements, observations, evaluations, and tracking tools) to assess and manage student behavior. Experience planning and delivering of student discipline and/or ethics programs.

Essential Functions:
  • Assists teachers, school counselors and parents in developing student expectations and individual student behavioral contracts (verbal or written).
  • Conducts frequent walks throughout the school and outdoor campus to serve as a highly visible presence to deter negative behavior and promote positive behavior.
  • Coordinates with school counselors to get to know each student and help implement each and every student's IAP (Individual Achievement Plan).
  • Helps ensure the parent/guardian is actively involved and personally approves the IAP.
  • Coordinates with the Office of Pupil Services for alternative education programs as needed to assist with student transitions to and from the program.
  • Counsels and mentors students and confers and consults with parents/guardians to inform them about the policies and expectations of student behavior.
  • Develops familiarity with IEP (Individualized Education Program) and the needs of students with disabilities to become knowledgeable enough to serve as a school representative at special education meetings.
  • Develops intervention strategies and conducts programs to ensure positive student conduct and provide budget input and tracks expenditure of funds for student behavioral-modification programs.
  • Develops measurements of student behavior, tracks and reports performance, monitors the evaluation of student discipline and utilizes related data to assess the effectiveness of the student behavioral program.
  • Fosters good interpersonal relations to develop positive relationships among staff, students, parents and community.
  • Helps establish and implement high standards of student behavior and ethical conduct and develops and publishes respective input for student handbook and other related publications.
  • Identifies students with attendance and/or disciplinary issues to resolve those issues with school counselors, parents and social workers to ensure a positive outcome.
  • Investigates and resolves residency questions and/or issues.
  • Monitors teacher-student engagements to serve as a resource to teachers in dealing with classroom management issues.
  • Observes classroom situations to resolve persistent issues, thus freeing teachers to instruct and students to learn.
  • Oversees student supervision issues to help enforce school behavior, coordinate and/or conduct student suspensions and act on student discipline referrals.
  • Provides follow-up communications on student supervision issues (emails, reports, phone calls, briefings, etc.) to teachers and administrators to keep them informed.
  • Provides written and oral reports and documents in a timely manner and uses discretion and maintains confidentiality of student information.
  • Serves as liaison between the school and the parents, community organizations and/or school police and law enforcement authorities to provide information about respective student behavior policies and issues.
  • Works and trains school Security staff and hallway monitors to move students to classrooms on time, keep students in the classroom and help ensure overall safety of students and staff.
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned, to ensure the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit


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Primary Location:
Jefferson-Houston IB PreK-8 School
Salary Range:
$35,358.90 - $54,196.13 / Administrator LAS-C (215)
Shift Type:
Part-Time

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