Student Services Coordinator - SEL and Counseling

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Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools
Kansas City, KS
Aug 02, 2022
Aug 13, 2022
Position Type
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TITLE: Student Services Coordinator-SEL and Counseling

Location: Central Office and Training Center

The Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS) is a nationally recognized urban school district that serves approximately 22,000 students and 60+ different languages are spoken in the homes of our students. KCKPS is home to Sumner Academy, the #6 highest rated High School in the Nation and #1 High School in Kansas according to the US News rankings.

With Head Start/preschools, 28 elementary schools, 7 middle schools, and 5 college and career academies/high schools, we are the fifth largest district in the state of Kansas and our student population is approximately 51% Hispanic, 27% African American, 11% White, and 7% Asian. To serve our students, the district employs approximately 4,000 employees including more than 1,600 teachers.

JOB GOAL: Provides leadership in the development and promotion of a district-wide Trauma Sensitive Social Emotional Learning Framework. Works in collaboration with district and school leadership to identify evidence-based practices that create the conditions, culture, and competencies/capacity to guide Trauma Sensitive Social Emotional Learning district-wide. Assistance to the Director of Student Support Programs in an effort to minimize barriers in the educational process that support staff, students and parents to promote a strong connection between social and learning development, school behavior and academic performance.


* Coordinate with the Director of Student Support Programs to align the district-wide Social Emotional Learning (SEL) framework with KCKPS District Continuous Improvement Plan, District Priorities, and Diploma Plus.
* Serves as a Central Office point of contact related to social emotional learning and counseling services for school-based administrators and all district school counselors
* Demonstrates an ability to integrate school counseling services with other school-wide, division-wide, and department initiatives in support of student achievement and overall student success.
* Collaborate with the Director of Student Support Programs to coordinate and organize a district-wide SEL advisory board to monitor the progress of implementation
* Collaborates with schools and other central office leaders to support the alignment of work with the ASCA National Model
* Collaborate with district stakeholders to establish a process for measuring the short-term and long-term effects SEL efforts across the district
* Develop a knowledge base through a resource library of tools and evidence-based practices to support the district-wide implementation of SEL
* Work cross-departmentally within KCKPS to align work and resources to support SEL implementation
* Develop, plan, and deliver high-quality professional development for school leaders, teachers, counselors and other student support staff to build the capacity of SEL across the district
* Collaborates with other stakeholders to provide monthly meetings for all school counselors providing relevant and timely professional learning opportunities
* Lead district implementation of SECD Standards in collaboration with other central office leaders to support the alignment of social emotional work within the district.
* Comprehensive knowledge of school counseling techniques, programs, and high impact universal practices that teach and reinforce social emotional skills across all environments.
* Facilitate school, parent and student mediation to resolve concerns and/or complaints that support the social-emotional framework
* Provide support and coaching to buildings with creating, developing and implementing student support plans for social emotional learning following the district multi-tiered system of support model.
* Collaborate and support the alignment of school-based health, mental health, culturally-specific programs, youth service and/or other community organizations under trauma-informed principles and practices through training, networking opportunities and streamlining of student identification and referral systems
* Collaborate with Behavior Mental Health Teams, School Counselors, and support staff
* Support the implementation of student and family-targeted universal education and messaging strategies focusing on resiliency and healing.
* Align the Social Emotional work with the District Model of Instruction including the multi-tiered systems of support
* Actively participate in PLC and Student Intervention Team meetings as a support for site based staff
* Thorough understanding and knowledge of the Code of Conduct, parent handbooks, and district strategic plan.
* Collaborate and support with other Student Services Coordinators regarding the Social Emotional work and programs
* Other duties as assigned by the Director of Student Support Programs or Executive Director of Student Services and Family Support


* Meets the employment qualifications set forth by the Kansas City, Kansas Board of Education and the Kansas State Department of Education
* Master's Degree in Education or related field experience [Counseling or Social Work] (preferred)
* Bilingual Skills (preferred)
* Minimum of three years' experience working in education and/or youth service field
* Knowledge of trauma-informed theories, principles, practices, and awareness of trauma, resilience, adverse child and community experiences, school climate, school mental health frameworks (MTSS) and social-emotional learning concepts
* Experience developing and facilitating professional development training and awareness of adult learning theories and ability to apply adult learning principles when coaching school-based professionals
* Demonstrated success in working with students and families of diverse backgrounds
* Must be able to maintain positive interactions with parents and staff, and role model the values and expectations of our district
* Effective oral and written communication skills
* Demonstrated skills in human relations
* Demonstrated skill and ability to effectively collaborate with District Leaders

COMMUNICATION / ORGANIZATION: Maintains communication with school personnel, and parents/guardians to enhance cooperative action which will meet the educational needs of students.

Utilizes existing technology effectively in the performance of duties.

Performs other related work as required.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and analyze and interpret general professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, general curriculum and learning theories, correspondence, and protocols. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of administrators, staff, parents, students, and the general public.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, walk, stand and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee must occasionally push items of 50 pounds such as pushing on a bike or wheelchair or moving/rearranging furniture. While performing the duties of the job the employee occasionally may visit a child's home. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and depth perception.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud and is a standard acceptable level for this environment. Is directly responsible for students' safety, work output, and well-being.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program; ability to plan and implement lessons based on division and school objectives and the needs and abilities of students. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, peers, parents, and community; ability to speak clearly and concisely in written or oral communication.


FLSA: Exempt

SALARY: $73,763.79 - $88,154.54

REPORT TO: Director of Student Support Programs

EVALUATION: Performance of the Coordinator of Student Services will be evaluated in accordance with Board of Education policy on administrator evaluation.


The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. The individual currently holding this position performs additional duties and additional duties may be assigned.

Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. KCKPS does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or any other factors that cannot be lawfully considered in its programs and activities as required by all applicable laws and regulations.

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