Dean of Student Support

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Organization Susie King Taylor Community School (view profile)
Location Savannah
Classification Pupil Services
Job Type Full-Time
Date of posting 5/18/2017
County Chatham


The Dean of Student Support promotes and enhances the mission of Susie King Taylor Community School (SKTCS) by providing services that strengthen home/school/community partnerships and alleviate barriers to learning. The Dean of Student Support significantly contributes to the development of a healthy, safe and caring environment by advancing the understanding of the emotional and social development of children and the influences of family, community, and cultural differences on student success and by implementing effective intervention strategies. 

The Dean of Student Support is a member of the Administrative Team with the principle task to empower students, families and school personnel to access available opportunities and resources to fully develop each student's potential. The Dean of Student Support utilizes knowledge of human behavior, social, cultural and community influences to help create a positive learning climate. The Dean of Student Support functions as a mental health professional on the multi-disciplinary teams.

Major functions include:
1. Assessment of Student, Family and School Needs 
Effectively and appropriately assesses and address the needs, characteristics and interactions of students, families, SKTCS personnel and community 
2. Direct Services / Service Delivery 
Uses knowledge and understanding of the reciprocal influences of home, school, and community to intervene for student success via such practices as assessment, crisis intervention, home visits, conflict resolution, individual and group counseling, consultation, program development, and coordination of school and community services. 
3. Advocacy / Liaison
Advocates for appropriate services for students and their families. 
4. Consultation and Collaboration 
Consults and collaborates with stakeholders on behalf of students and their families. 
5. Program Planning, Implementation and Evaluation 
Effectively plans, implements and evaluates programs that promote student and family success. 
6. Accountability 
Advocates, facilitates, and contributes to School Social Work accountability for outcomes aligned with local, state, and federal policies and guidelines. 

● Professional experience required related directly to the field

● Master’s degree preferred
● State License in School Counseling or Social Work preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
● Knowledge of the field
● Supervisory ability
● Oral and written communication skills
● Ability to work well with individuals in a variety of settings

How to Apply
Interested candidates should submit and application through the Savannah Chatham County Public School System:
Review of resumes will begin immediately. SKTCS reserves the right to close the recruitment at any time; candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as all materials can be compiled.

Our Mission
Susie King Taylor Community School seeks to cultivate a vibrant, academically challenging learning community that celebrates each individual's gifts and instills in students a sense of stewardship as members of the Savannah community and as citizens of the world. Through experiential learning that emphasizes both quiet reflection and group collaboration, we empower students to critically examine the world and activate their capacity for creating lasting positive change.

Our Core Values
• Transformative Teaching and Learning - Transformative relationships between teachers and students provide the environment within which teachers challenge their students to hold themselves to high academic standards, to demonstrate mastery over their learning, and to develop lifelong habits of scholarship and intellectual curiosity. All students will be supported in choosing and designing some learning experiences. The result is a learner who understands both the content and process of learning.
• Creating a Peaceful School Learning Environment - To act responsibly, peacefully and with personal integrity, students must know, value, and respect themselves and others.
• Unity in Diversity - We recognize that diversity in people, beliefs, and knowledge enriches learning through the exploration, understanding, and appreciation of differences and the power of affirming common ground.
• Responsibility to Others - Our shared fate and social responsibility leads us to practice good stewardship in all our daily actions and decisions.

Dean of Student Support will be an “at-will” contracted employee of Susie King Taylor Community School.

It is the policy of Susie King Taylor Community School to provide educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, citizen status, age, marital status, disability, prior record of arrest or conviction (except as provided by law), sexual orientation, gender (sex), and to maintain an environment free of discriminatory harassment, including sexual harassment, or retaliation as required by civil rights law.