School Safety and Prevention Specialist

Lane Education Service District   Eugene, OR   Full-time     Education
Posted on July 12, 2022
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  • Position Type:
      School Improvement - Licensed positions

  • Date Posted:
      7/1/2022

  • Location:
      Eugene, OR

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  • Closing Date:
      07/29/2022

  

School Safety and Prevention Specialist

 


Position Type: Licensed/Excempt
FTE: 1.0 FTE
Salary: Placement according to current licensed salary schedule at date of hiring
Start Date: Upon hire
Calendar: 220 days
Duration: Permanent
Benefits:  Medical, Dental, Vision insurance, paid leaves and holidays, Public Employee Retirement (PERS). Full description of benefits available in ESD-LCEA Collective Bargaining Agreement.


Notes: 

  • The complete job description is attached.
  • First review of applicants will be on June 17, 2022.
  • Please ensure that your cover letter explains how your experience and interest make you an ideal candidate for this position. 
  • Oregon schools have been directed by the Governor under OAR 333-019-1030 to ensure that school teachers, staff and volunteers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  "Fully vaccinated" is defined as 14 days after receiving all required doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine (currently two shots of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or one shot of Johnson & Johnson vaccine). Under this rule employees must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Exemptions may be made only for eligible medical or religious reasons.  

POSITION PURPOSE: This position is responsible for providing equity-based training and technical assistance to school districts facilitating the development, implementation, and maintenance of a regional School Safety and Prevention System (SSPS) resulting in and outcomes that are more equitable for historically and currently underserved students and youth. This positon leads a countywide multi-tiered Behavioral Safety Assessment Team model, coordinating regional teams, and providing training and other supports to teams to ensure effective cross-agency collaboration.  
 
PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Plan the development of a multidisciplinary model and administrative processes related to the School Safety and Prevention System (SSPS) as outlined in Oregon statue and administrative rule.
    1. Engage district and community stakeholders in development of SSPS planning.
    2.  Develop documentation of team processes and procedures.
    3. Collect and analyze implementation data for program improvement purposes.
  2. Support implementation of a Regional ESD-based multidisciplinary SSPS model and team.
    1. Enhance or establish partnerships among school districts, public mental/behavioral health and service providers, family and social service agencies, and community-based organizations.
    2. Provide or coordinate trainings for equity and racial-equity centered, strengths-based, social emotional learning and trauma-informed suicide, bullying, cyberbullying and harassment prevention and student mental health promotion.
    3. Convene and lead countywide team meetings.
    4. Provide support for district or cross-district teams as requested.
    5. Provide regularly scheduled safety assessments.
    6. Coordinate resource referrals.
    7. Promote use of SafeOregon Tip Line within the region.
    8. Serve as liaison and Lane ESD representative with ODE.
  3. Assist in expanding regional prevention efforts.
    1. Provide or coordinate suicide prevention training.
    2. Facilitate collaboration between SSPS and the Tragedy Response Network.
  4. Facilitate collaboration with Lane County Public Health (LCPH) related to mental/behavioral health and prevention efforts.
  5. Collect and analyze information to assess the effectiveness of regional SSPS.
  6. Maintain knowledge and skills on current research, effective practices and trends related to the statewide School Safety and Prevention System.
  7. Serve as liaison to ODE and participate in regional, state, community and local meetings related to assignment. 
  8. Assist SIA Director with related grant budgets, reports and activities, including maintaining knowledge of reporting requirements and deadlines. 
  9. Work collaboratively with districts and ESD staff to research and pursue grant and other funding opportunities in support of school safety and prevention initiatives in the county.

 
QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Bachelors degree in mental or behavioral health, social services, education or related field. Masters Degree preferred.
  2. Valid Oregon Teaching license or professional license in field of training. 
  3. Experience working with students, families, and staff from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socio economic backgrounds required.
  4. Minimum three years successful leadership experience at the building or district level, including developing and delivering staff development and training to adult learners.
  5. Knowledge of mental and behavioral health practices and systems related to Suicide Pre-, Inter-, and Postvention, Behavioral Safety, and Bullying & Harassment prevention.
  6. Knowledge of the principles of Improvement Science and demonstrated ability to collect, analyze and interpret different types of data. 
  7. Demonstrated ability to facilitate various stakeholder groups, solicit input, synthesize and summarize information. 
  8. Demonstrated ability to effectively work and communicate with students, parents, and school personnel from diverse cultures or backgrounds.
  9. Ability to use technology as a tool in daily work.
  10. Ability to work harmoniously with others and to communicate effectively (both orally and in writing)
  11. Valid Oregon Driver’s License.

WORK EXPECTATIONS:
1. Effectively engage with individuals in a culturally appropriate and responsive manner.
2. The employee will demonstrate professionalism and appropriate judgment in behavior, speech, and dress in a neat, clean, and appropriate professional manner for the assignment and work setting.
3. Utilize appropriate equipment and software as established for agency use as well as other equipment and software appropriate to the assignment.
4. Maintain regular and punctual attendance.
5. Confer regularly with immediate supervisor.
6. Follow all District work procedures and reasonable requests by proper authority.
7. Perform program responsibilities in accordance with statutes, administrative rules, policies, and collective bargaining agreements.

About Lane ESD’s School Improvement Services
School Improvement Services focuses on improving achievement for all students within our community, through providing high quality professional development, technical assistance, and instructional-based support for educators in 16 Lane County School Districts.  Services are provided to educators at all levels from kindergarten through graduation, in all core content areas, and can be designed to meet the collective needs of all districts or differentiated to meet individual district needs.

School Improvement Services collaborates with local districts, higher education and other agencies to provide leadership and support in pursuing and administering grants for the benefit of Lane County’s schools and students.
 
About Lane ESD

  • In providing services to Lane County school districts, Lane ESD seeks to fulfill our core purpose of Shaping the Future: Supporting Excellence in Education. Lane ESD employees strive to embody core values of equity, commitment, leadership, collaboration, and integrity.
  • The mission of education service districts is to assist school districts and the Department of Education in achieving Oregon’s educational goals by providing equitable, high quality, cost-effective and locally responsive educational services at a regional level. The ESD partners with school districts, local universities and community college, and other community agencies in providing quality services to the component school districts in Lane County.
  • Lane Education Service District provides a wide array of services to the 16 School Districts in Lane County serving about 45,000 students. Services in special education, school improvement, technology, and administrative services are designed to support districts in meeting the challenge of serving a diverse student population. We focus on systemic school improvement, multicultural curriculum, and assisting districts in development of students who are well prepared to be global citizens. Additional information about Lane ESD is available at www.lesd.k12.or.us

Lane ESD is an equal opportunity employer, and complies with federal and state statutes which prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, handicap and marital status.