Life Skills Coach

Cleveland Metropolitan School District - Cleveland, OH3.7

Position Type:
Administration and Professionals

Date Posted:
Location: Administration or As Assigned
Function: Academic Resources
Salary Band: 12
Compensation: $45,900 - $64,260
FLSA Status: Exempt
Location: Central Office (1111 Superior Ave.)
Reports To: Director, Compensatory Education, Project Act
This is a grant-funded position with an anticipated end date of June 30, 2019.
In 2012, Cleveland voters passed The Cleveland Plan, one of the most aggressive education reform initiatives in the nation. Motivated by The Plan, each other, and our scholars, CMSD envisions excellent schools in every neighborhood, where students will be challenged with a rigorous curriculum, while utilizing the highest quality professional educators, administrators and support staff available. We strive to create an environment that empowers and values staff as talented professionals. Staff members are poised to lay the foundation to ensure that all students in Cleveland have the chance to reach their full potential. Cleveland is a city and a District on the rise – Join us!

Implements the guidelines and procedures established for homeless students
Works cooperatively with the project manager, the schools, and shelter sites
Assesses and implements academic instruction and interventions in reading, language arts, and math
Provides direct instruction and guidance to ensure homeless students (Kindergarten-Grade 8) are in attendance and able to succeed academically and complete school assignments at building level
Coordinates supplemental activities for homeless students and their families at school as well as at non-traditional settings after school hours
Attends all scheduled Project ACT activities, meetings and participates in CMSD staff development workshops on literacy, math, and other academic subjects as well as on the issues affecting homeless students as requested
Maintains accurate records and documentation and completes all required reports
May be required to work at a non-traditional setting or school
Knowledgeable and able to implement guidelines of the McKinney-Vento Act

College Degree in Education, Psychology or related field
Experience working with children in an urban setting
Experience working with homeless children and their families
Knowledge of Cleveland Municipal School District policies, regulations, structure and school setting
Familiarity with the community and working in a community setting
Demonstrated ability to work within a diverse setting with CMSD students, parents, teachers, student interns, and the community
Demonstrated ability to work within a diverse setting with CMSD scholars, families, teachers, interns and the greater CMSD community.
Willingness to work a varied schedule in a non-traditional setting such as a homeless or domestic violence shelter if requested
Available for assignment during summer months in a shelter or non-traditional setting if funding is available
Demonstrated innovation and creativity working with at-risk students.
Willingness to travel to and between various sites
Strong computer skills
Working Conditions/Physical Demands

Expected moving, walking and standing consistent with an office environment and occasionally lifting up to 15 pounds
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk and sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms
The employee is frequently required to talk and/or hear.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to a normal office environment
Local travel may be required for training/meetings

To Apply
Please submit your resume and application using our online Workday system.
It’s in your best interest to apply as soon as possible. Please note that an offer of employment will be subject to the successful completion of an FBI/BCI background check and drug screen.

At CMSD, we believe that diversity makes us stronger and challenges us to think differently every day. CMSD provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status or disability.

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