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Team UP: Social-Emotional Learning Advisor

Company: Americorps
Location: Cortez
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Team UP: Social-Emotional Learning Advisor Led by the United Way of SWCO, Team UP places AmeriCorps members at organizations throughout Southwest Colorado to focus on improving the lives of community members, from cradle to career. Team UP has been utilizing collective impact initiatives since 2015 to collaborate across sectors and promote communication towards common goals within rural communities. Team UP AmeriCorps members provide direct service to improve outcomes in Education, Economic Opportunity & Healthy Futures. Pagosa Peak Open School (PPOS) is a K-8 project-based public charter school authorized by the Archuleta School District. 135 students are enrolled in its year-round, multi-age learning community that focuses on project-based learning, field studies, and garden/farm/food security initiatives. PPOS provides a small school learning experience with comprehensive literacy development in a positive culture. The SEL Advisor will continue to develop an in-house social emotional learning curriculum based on the research of the Collaborative of Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL.) The member will collaborate with classroom teachers, small groups of students, the school counselor, and outside resources to develop this curriculum and implement the program with students. Research shows that SEL leads to increased academic achievement, improved classroom behaviors, and an increased ability to manage stress. United Way values the diversity of our community. In principle and in practice the diverse nature of our board, staff, and volunteers is recognized as one of our best assets. We respect each individual's unique gifts and prohibit unfair or discriminatory practices against anyone because of age, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, gender, sexual orientation, and any other protected category. This position is contingent on grant award. Further help on this page can be found by clicking here. Member Duties : -Learn CASEL's social emotional learning competencies -Research Social Emotional Curricula, identify characteristics that could be used to strengthen school wide SEL curriculum -With staff, create a comprehensive K-8 SEL curriculum -Coordinate with student groups, teachers, and the counselor on SEL lessons based on this research through in-person and virtual learning experiences -Help support restorative practices within our school, classrooms, small groups, and a restorative practices council -Co-plan and assist with implementation of remediation camps during school breaks to support students who lost educational instruction time during COVID -Serve PPOS students K-8 through small and large group experiences -Track progress & collect data for Performance Measures & other evaluation tools -Communicate with the regional Team UP AmeriCorps team, represent Team UP and PPOS in the community and on social media - Attend trainings and participate in Days of Service Program Benefits : Training , Childcare assistance if eligible , Health Coverage , Education award upon successful completion of service , Living Allowance . Terms : Permits working at another job during off hours , Permits attendance at school during off hours , Car recommended . Service Areas : Children/Youth , Education . Skills : Computers/Technology , General Skills , Education , Team Work , Youth Development .

Keywords: Americorps, Snowmass , Team UP: Social-Emotional Learning Advisor, Other , Cortez, Colorado

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