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Director of Student Services

Chicago, IL
Closing date
Aug 16, 2022

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Student & Scholar Services
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Now Hiring For The 2022-2023 School Year

* Please note this is not a Remote Position*

About Us

The Excel Academy of Roseland is operated by Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI). SESI Schools provides specialized education programming for K-12 students who require additional educational and positive behavioral support to overcome challenges that impede success in a traditional school setting. Every child deserves to reach their full potential and we're looking to hire an exceptional School counselor who will play an essential role in fueling student success.

Why Join Us?

Are you looking for a new opportunity to make an impact in the lives of students? Join us at SESI Schools, where we prove what is possible for students with unique needs. We offer

* Competitive salary
* Comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and 401K matching
* Tuition reimbursement of up to $2,625
* Continued training, mentorship, and opportunities for growth
* Other great benefits like Flexible Spending Account, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Mental Health Support, and Pet Insurance
* Continued training, mentorship, and opportunities for growth

The Opportunity

The Director of Student Services serves as the program's student and family support liaison. Supports transition from program back to the school district. Implements programs, events, and activities that increase student exposure to work-life, trade school, college, and other post-secondary opportunities. Additionally, supports and tracks students transitioning from secondary education to post-secondary education (colleges, trade schools, full-time employment opportunities, etc.).Every child deserves to reach their full potential, and we're looking to hire an exceptional leader who will play an essential role in fueling student success.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

* Observe classrooms regularly, both formally (using observation forms to provide appropriate staff feedback) and informally
* Attend and participate in regional activities, including weekly Director's Meeting
* Attend and participate in a monthly Goal Review with Supervisor; demonstrating consistent growth and goal completion
* Report facilities issues to the appropriate department for prompt resolution
* Involve parents in the educational program regularly as well as provide regular parent education events throughout the school year
* Ensure that all state licensing policies relating to the health, safety, and well-being of the children attending the program are followed and in compliance
* Forge and maintain stakeholder relationships (district officials, parents, etc.); providing excellent and responsive customer service
* Communicate in person, by telephone, and through newsletters and other forms of written communication with parents, supervisors, and district personnel
* Effectively manage staff through precise goal setting, monthly reviews, and providing feedback
* Maintain excellent records, including financial, state licensing, student, and employee documentation
* Other duties may be assigned

The Qualifications

* A Masters Degree in Education, Social or Behavior Sciences, or a related field Required
* Experience with working with at-risk students preferred

* Commitment to learning and implementing feedback

* Ability to adapt and remain flexible

Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI), a division of FullBloom, is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation/gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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