K-12 At Risk Specialist - K59

  • REPORTS TO: Associate Superintendent for InstructionDEPARTMENT: Drug Free Schools
    JOB DESCRIPTOR: K59SCHEDULE:
    DATE: August 1999
    NON-EXEMPT

    NATURE AND SCOPE OF JOB: 
    Responsible for the planning, organization, and support for the At-Risk Programs (Substance Abuse, Drop-out Prevention, Social Remediation Programs, etc.) within Campbell County School District.


    JOB FUNCTIONS: 

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
    STUDENTS:

    Provides classroom visits, presentations, and school contacts for:
    Elementary - 50%
    Junior High - 25%
    Senior High - 25%
    Monitors student data base.
    Researches and promotes appropriate substance abuse surveys and data.
    Works with students as requested by administration and/or board.
    ADMINISTRATION/STAFF/EDUCATION/CURRICULUM:

    Expands and enriches the existing Drug Free School Programs within CCSD.
    Coordinates, promotes, and articulates the over-all administration of the Safe, Disciplined, and Drug Free Schools and Communities Program.
    Evaluates current programs and develops new programs as needed.
    Gathers information/data for grants.
    Provides information/assistance with Crisis Management Plans.
    Provides selected training for students, staff, parents, and community members in specific at-risk areas.
    Meets with district administrators to review individual building at-risk plans:
    Does the plan comply with the Principles of Effectiveness?
    Assessment.
    Measurable goals and objectives.
    Research-backed programs.
    Evaluation.
    Reviews plans one or two times a year.
    Attends meetings involving at-risk situations: school board, school administration, building specific staff meetings, parent councils, community, and other.
    Shadows/Chairs the At-Risk Core Steering Team and the District Steering Committee for at-risk youth.
    Assists in scheduling speakers and professional development for staff.
    Advocates use of research-based, effective Health Curriculum K-12.
    Provides annual At-Risk Report to all staff.
    BOARD:

    Continuously monitors and reports on Student Activities Random Drug Testing.
    Present for all student hearings involving substance abuse.
    Provides latest information/research/data on substance abuse issues for the board, including local data from law enforcement, courts, etc.
    Provides annual At-Risk Report for all school board members.
    COMMUNITY:

    Acts as liaison between schools and law enforcement.
    Recommends and provides in-service involving law enforcement personnel where appropriate.
    Provides continued support to Community Youth Task Force.
    Helps educate, network with, and assist community organizations in fighting chemical abuse as it directly or indirectly affects the school and student population.
    Screens community members co-facilitating student support groups, mentoring, ambassadoring, or other types of interaction with at-risk students.
    Liaison with community groups.
    Provides an annual report to community groups when requested.
    Researches the media resources available for the program needs.
    --EMPLOYEES ARE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR ALL FUNCTIONS OF THIS JOB-


    JOB QUALIFICATIONS: 

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND MENTAL ABILITY:

    Ability to establish rapport with diverse populations.
    Knowledge of group facilitation skills.
    Knowledge of community resources.
    Possess public relations skills.
    Willingness to live a drug-free lifestyle.
    Possess a current, valid Wyoming Driver License.
    Possess sound emotional judgment.
    Possess flexibility.
    Ability to meet deadlines.
    Ability to do public speaking.
    Ability to work with all ages.
    Possess a sense of humor.
    Ability to be a peacemaker.
    EDUCATION, LICENSE, CERTIFICATION, OR FORMAL TRAINING:

    B.A./B.S. in Education with valid teaching certification.
    Classroom teaching experience.
    Knowledge of child/adolescent growth and development.
    Knowledge of addictions and recovery process.
    Master's Degree (optional).
    EQUIPMENT USED:
    ComputerFAX MachineTypewriter
    CopierTelephoneCalculator
    Video EquipmentSports/Athletic Equipment
    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

    Ability to lead/direct physical activities for both individuals and groups.
    Visual acuity and stamina to work at a computer monitor for part of each day.
    Ability to drive a vehicle.
    Ability to speak for three or more hours at one time.
    Ability to lift equipment when needed.
    ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS:

    Able to tolerate wide range of physical settings/weather extremes.
    Occupationally exposed to bloodborne pathogens and other potentially infectious materials.