Director of Student Services (BASAS 10B)(SY22-23)

Boston, MA
Aug 02, 2022
Aug 08, 2022
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The Mary Lyon Pilot High School is an autonomous, fully inclusive environment where general education students and their peers with emotional and behavioral disabilities are able to learn as unique individuals ready to meet the challenges of
an increasingly diverse and global community.

The program design is grounded in a unitary model of inclusion (one teacher licensed in content and special education) with 20 students (14 general education and 6 high needs students with disabilities) in Grades 7 - 12.

At the Mary Lyon Pilot High School, we believe that each and every student is a child in development. As a result, we endeavor to build in each child a sense of confidence in his/her ability to learn and solve problems.

Any candidate seeking a position at the Mary Lyon School must demonstrate a strong commitment to its values and mission.

Job Description

The Director of Student Services directs the planning, development, organization, management, direction, and implementation of all aspects of student services programs at the MLUC. His/her/their responsibilities include alternative education (home tutoring, re-engagement, etc), child welfare and attendance,

The essential functions of the Director of Student Services are as follows:
  • Collaborate with Associate Head of School to monitor discipline/attendance trends and develop plans to specifically address identified needs at the school level
  • Collaborate with Director of Teaching and Learning to lead school in an Equitable Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) to ensure that all students have access to culturally responsive and rigorous learning opportunities that are academic, healing-centered and culturally/linguistically responsive
  • Collaborate with counseling and wellness team to train staff on effective tier 1-3 behavioral interventions.
  • Attend all IEP meetings and work with the Coordinator of Special Education (CoSE) to ensure IEP compliance (including staff expectations)
  • Collaborate with CoSE, psychologist, and social workers to provide professional development on the IEP process including assessment, report, and effective goal writing
  • Monitor student attendance and intervene appropriately by developing a plan in collaboration with social workers and family liaison.
  • Collaborate with social and wellness team to develop train and implement research-based interventions to behavioral issues such as PBIS
  • Collaborate with psychologist, social workers, and Associate Head of school to implement research-based behavior intervention plans
  • Provide leadership and supervision to Social Workers, Psychologist, CoSE, and Family Liaison.
  • Provide direction, coordination, and guidance to the district's counseling services and the MLUC, as needed.
  • Organize and conduct training opportunities for staff related to student support services (e.g. Safety-Care, Equity, Anti-Bullying, Restorative Circles, etc.)

Required Qualifications
  • Master degree in educational leadership or related fields
  • Three (3) years of successful teaching experience.
  • Massachusetts license for School Principal/Assistant Principal or license in administration
  • Massachusetts license in moderate disabilities
  • Strong commitment to the inclusion of students with emotional and behavioral disabilities in general education environments.
  • Strong ability to collaborate in a fast-paced environment and maintain calm under pressure
  • Strong leadership qualities, interpersonal skills, and personal characteristics to work effectively with students, teachers, administrators, and parents.
  • Ability to establish a multi-cultural atmosphere that enhances individual growth and promotes a positive self-image.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in teaching in an inclusive setting
  • Experience in teaching in urban settings
  • Experience in implementing restorative practices

  • BASAS, Group 10B, 211 days
  • Salaries and benefits are in line with those received as employees of the Boston Public Schools.
  • Working conditions are subject to the Mary Lyon Pilot High School annual
  • Election to Work Agreement.

Please refer to the salary Compensation section on the Career Site for more information on compensation. Salaries are listed by Union and Grade/Step.

  • Position Type:Full-time
  • Positions Available:1
Job Category :Administrator > Director/Coordinator/Manager
Employer Description

Academic Excellence for Every Child
As the birthplace of public education in this nation, the Boston Public Schools is committed to transforming the lives of all children through exemplary teaching in a world-class system of innovative, welcoming schools. We partner with the community, families, and students to develop in every learner the knowledge, skill, and character to excel in college, career, and life.

Our responsibility is to ensure every child has great teachers and great school leaders. In the Boston Public Schools we tailor instruction to meet the individual needs of every student. Together, we are:

Strengthening teaching and school leadership
Replicating success and turning around low- performing schools?
Deepening partnerships with parents, students, and the community?
Redesigning district services for effectiveness, efficiency, and equity
By securing new flexibilities and resources, we have intervened in our lowest-performing schools, many of which are showing greater growth than the district average. By partnering with community organizations and expanding grant opportunities, we have expanded science, arts, athletics and doubled summer learning opportunities to end the cycle of summer learning loss.

Federal stimulus dollars allowed us to create Parent University, one of the first in the nation, to deepen the home-school connection. We have increased the number of schools serving students with disabilities with inclusive settings from four to 26 and are moving toward inclusive settings in every school. Investments in teacher training and stronger assessments have enhanced our ability to serve English Language Learners, who in 2013 saw a graduation rate increase of over seven percent.

Today we remain focused on ensuring every school is one that any parent would be happy to choose. Learn more about us...

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Job Requirements

  • No experience required

Contact Information

  • Boston Public Schools, Office of Human Capital
  • 2300 Washington Street
  • Roxbury,Massachusetts 02119
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