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Wellness Team Manager

Company: Rocketship Public Schools
Location: San Jose
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

At Rocketship Public Schools, we believe in the infinite possibility of humanpotential. We believe that every student deserves the right to dream, to discover, and to develop their unique potential. And it is our responsibility and our privilege to unleash the potential inside every Rocketeer we serve. Our non-profit network of public elementary charter schools propels student achievement, develops exceptional educators, and partners with parents who enable high-quality public schools to thrive in their community. We are a collective of parents, teachers, leaders, and students working together to transform the future for underserved communities across our country. At Rocketship Public Schools, we are unleashing potential.
The Wellness Team Manager will be responsible for co-managing the team of Wellness Counselors at Rocketship Public Schools. At Rocketship, we have made a strong historical commitment to the social-emotional development of our students as well as implementing best practices in supporting behavior. For multiple years, a regular daily component of our school day is a dedicated block to proactively teach social-emotional skills. We have well built PBIS systems and routines at every campus as well as a well built out suite of social-emotional and behavior interventions. The Wellness Team is responsible for the ongoing elevation of these systems and structures as well as the delivery of many of these services including but not limited to: social-emotional learning, social-emotional & behavioral interventions and supports, and mental health services (including ERMHS). The Wellness Team Manager will co-manage Rocketship's Bay Area team of wellness Counselors, support the execution of the vision for social-emotional and behavioral services within Rocketship, support schools in the execution of compliant practices related Educationally Related Mental Health Services (ERMHS), and support the implementation of high quality behavioral and social-emotional interventions in schools.
The Wellness Team Manager reports to the Associate Director of Wellness. They will directly manage a team of 6-8 wellness Counselors in the 2022-2023 school year. This position requires managerial experience, or a desire to gain managerial experience, as well as experience interacting effectively with school-level administrators, and parents and families. Ideally the candidate will be able to provide clinical supervision for wellness Counselors who are associates and/or interns seeking licensure.
Essential Function
o Develop, manage, and retain a high performing team of wellness Counselors toward supporting schools and school leaders in ensuring exceptional outcomes for students with unique learning, social-emotional, and behavioral needso Provide clinical supervision and guidance for a high performing team of mental health Counselors toward supporting schools and school leaders in ensuring exceptional outcomes for students with unique learning, social-emotional, and behavioral needs; model and sustain a culture of high performance and service orientation among team members. o Implement and oversee execution of Rocketship's vision and approach to social-emotional and behavioral services, serving always as a model of meaningful inclusion and contributing to Rocketship Education's standing as a continued leader in the field for effective, efficient and high-quality services for all students, including those students with special needs. o Support the consistent implementation of evidence-based behavior and social-emotional interventions amongst wellness Counselors, including planning, goal setting, executing, progress monitoring, and documenting practices for interventions.o Develop training and professional development opportunities for Wellness Team around improving student outcomes and support, as well as building their clinical skills and abilities.o Hold weekly 1:1s for direct reports and co-facilitate weekly group supervision.o Promote the development of counseling skills and approaches through evaluations and assessments. Address legal and ethical issues within mental health counseling.o Provide consultation with parents, teachers, and other appropriate staff regarding the student's program and any adaptations/materials needed to facilitate improved performance in the classroom or at home.o Ensure compliance of ERMHS services and adhere to IDEA timelines; Fill in services during any extended absence of a wellness provider.o Willingness to be trained and facilitate crisis prevention trainings to school based staffo Maintain a close working relationship with other members of the Network Support Team (NeST—Rocketship's centralized office that operates in support of its schools and regions), school directors, ISE Team, other MTSS Team members, and all school staff (teachers, school leaders, support staff, etc.).
o Ensure the Wellness Team is viewed as positive supports to the organization's mission that are fully aligned with Rocketship's Core Characteristics (Innovation, Pursuit of Excellence, Authenticity, Community, and Tenacity), and not as bureaucratic obstacles to serving the needs of the students.
o Required: Fully valid licensed LCSW, LSW, or LMFT as defined by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences or School Psychologist, School Counselor (PPS) o Highly Preferred: License to supervise ASWs, AMFTs, APCCs, as defined by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences or School Psych Interns, School Counselors (PPS Interns)o Highly Preferred: Experience in elementary schools, working with students with a range of disabilities (learning disabilities, emotional and behavioral disorders, autism, etc.), and familiarity with special education, IEP team participation and ERMHSo Familiarity with socio-emotional learning competencies, trauma informed education practices, multi-tiered systems of supports (MTSS), and restorative practices a pluso Strong written communication skills, verbal communication skills, and organizational skills as demonstrated by the ability to effectively manage multiple taskso Ability to be flexible and adaptive in a fast-paced, dynamic work environmento Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team and with a diverse population of clientso Possession of a valid California driver's license: willingness to provide own transportation in conduct of work assignments as you will be required to travel from site to site to work with students and faculty at all sites (mileage reimbursed)
COVID-19:Rocketship is committed to the health and safety of our Rocketeers and complies with federal and state vaccine guidelines. For this reason, Rocketship is requiring employees in most regions, including National, California, District of Columbia, and Wisconsin employees, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Tennessee and Texas regions are not included in this requirement. Under this requirement, applicable employees are subject to vaccination as a condition of employment or subject to religious or medical exemptions.
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 position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and communicate with both adults and children. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally climb ladders. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to high.
Compensation:Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent health and welfare benefits, 403b retirement plan, flexible spending account (FSA), and generous paid time off. Rocketship Public Schools provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Rocketship Public Schools complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves ofabsence, compensation, and training.
Rocketship Public Schools expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Rocketship Public Schools' employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated. Click here for our Sexual Harassment Policy and here for our Title IX Policy. For questions, concerns, or complaints, please contact Equity/Discrimination Title IX Compliance Officer, Address: 350 Twin Dolphin Drive, Suite 109, Redwood City, CA 94065. Phone: 877-806-0920 ext. 115.

Keywords: Rocketship Public Schools, San Jose , Wellness Team Manager, Executive , San Jose, California

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