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Cookson Hills

Position Title:  

Social Worker

Facility Name:  

Cookson Hills

Facility Location:  

Kansas, Oklahoma

Contact Person:  

Carol Reimer  

Contact Phone #:  

918-597-2192

Contact E-Mail:  

info@cooksonhills.org

Position Salary:  

Negotiable - depending on experience/education

Job Description:  

Since 1957, Cookson Hills has provided quality Christian education and nurturing family-style living. We serve kids ages 5-17 who want to write a better story for their lives and have faced challenges with family life, school truancy, homelessness, poor peer relationships, or experienced abuse and neglect. Our staff of 48 and many volunteers come together to fulfill our vision; to raise up healthy individuals who are empowered to positively impact future generations.

Cookson Hills is currently seeking a full-time Christian social worker to join our ministry team. Social workers are expected to provide case management to our children, family reunification services, and supervision of house parents. The ideal candidate must be willing to live on campus, serve “on-call” weekends, and be willing to continually improve processes. Social workers work alongside houseparents, teachers, and other team members to ensure we are providing the holistic opportunity each child needs for a well-rounded future.
Requirements:
• Bachelor+ Degree in Social Work or social services related field
• 1–2 years related experience and/or training
OR equivalent combination of education and experience
• Adaptable, even-tempered, excellent reasoning ability, and dependable

For a list of benefits, requirements, and FAQ, visit https://cooksonhills.org/socialworker/

If you feel you may be a good fit for us, send your resume to info@cooksonhills.org.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Website: www.cooksonhills.org


Monument Academy

Position Title:  

Evening Dean of Student Life

Facility Name:  

Monument Academy Public Charter School

Facility Location:  

500 19th Street N.E.

Contact Person:  

KIASHA BRYANT  

Contact Phone #:  

202.545.3180

Contact E-Mail:  

careers@monumentacademypcsdc.org

Position Salary:  

Monument Academy offers competitive salaries, commensurate with experience.

Job Description:  

About Monument Academy
Working with the most at-risk adolescents and established on an innovative model integrating excellent academics with evidence-based, trauma-informed practices, Monument Academy is a weekday boarding school that opened in the 2015-2016 school year with a 5th grade class of 40 students and will have 150 students when we reach full enrollment through 8th grade in 2018/19. The school is currently authorized to expand to 8th grade and maintains the goal of growing through high school so that students will graduate from Monument Academy.

The mission of Monument Academy is to provide students, particularly those who have had or might have contact with the foster care system, with the requisite academic, social, emotional, and life skills to be successful in college, career, and community, and to create an outstanding school that attracts, supports, and retains exceptional and caring people. Monument Academy will fulfill its mission by providing stability, adult connection, high-quality academics, therapeutic support, and life skills for pre-teens and teens. Monument Academy graduates will be prepared for post-secondary education, on a career trajectory, and have the social, emotional, and self-care skills to maintain a healthy, connected, and economically self-supporting life.

About the Position
The Student Life Evening Dean, as a member of the Student Life extended leadership team, working closely with the Chief of Student Life, is tasked with primary responsibility of ensuring the development and successful implementation of a professional, comprehensive, and rigorous training program with the goal of houseparents achieving professional level proficiency and competency in essential functions of their role.

This work will include:
● providing houseparents and student life staff with ongoing development through skill-based instructional workshops (with a certification component) in many skill areas
● creating training modules, planning orientation sessions for mid-year onboarding, and facilitating access to online training.
● Networking and partnering with external agencies, trainers, instructors, and residential services practitioners to bring the highest quality of training and programming to Monument Academy student life team.
● Sharing the mentoring and coaching program load by conducting regular observations of programs in and out of student life homes with documentation, consultation and feedback provided, and coaching plans developed, to equip houseparents with invaluable teaching tools and resources.
● Assisting with facilitating and documenting weekly team meetings and participate in houseparents check-ins as needed.
● Assisting in the development, implementation, evaluation of student motivational systems/programs (including life skills and academics), and track progress toward outcomes.
● Delivering effective student support and case management services, demonstrate an active role in family outreach and engagement through regular parents/guardians contacts and various meetings, and collaborate and partner with school stakeholders.
● Managing early departure procedures for boarding students going home due to health concerns, behavioral incidents, or other situations, ensuring documentation and communication with parents and guardians, and coordination of transportation.
● Ensuring safety and security of students by conducting regular sweeps of student life homes and residential hall.
● Supervising of any dedicated aides, and walkthrough spot checks of transitional homes. Providing direct supportive intervention to students, crisis management, and backup support to houseparents.
● Acting as liaison between student life team and Well-Being staff and make Well-Being referrals as needed.
● General administrative oversight, other duties, and special projects as assigned.
● The Student Life Dean will work a flexible schedule (including mornings and evenings) to best serve the needs of the Student Life department, and will report to the Chief of Student Life

Experience, Credentials, and Skills
Minimum of 2-3 years of direct residential school boarding experience, and 1-2 years demonstrated leadership and supervisory experience • Desire to work in a fast-paced, high-energy, entrepreneurial environment • Meticulous organizational ability, in order to set priorities, organize workload, handle multiple responsibilities and competing demands, work proactively and meet deadlines • Ability to work independently on professional assignments using judgment and creativity in solving problems while seeking and providing strategy, advice, counsel, and recommendations on possible solutions and targeted outcomes • Emotional constancy and self-awareness, cultural competency and extraordinary interpersonal skills • Ability to remain calm and responsive in crisis situations, and model co-regulation • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, a positive attitude, a strong work ethic, and superior ability to work in a team environment, and possess creative skills in team-building strategies • Excellent computer skills, including fluency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint • Experience with systems-building and analytical thinking • Willingness to take initiatives, learn new things and eagerness to acquire new skills • Willingness to accept and take on high levels of responsibility • Grittiness and a sense of humor

Candidates should possess the following:
Character Traits and Values

● Commitment to the mission of Monument Academy
● Passion for teaching and learning
● Emotional self-regulation, patience, maturity and humility
● Honesty and integrity
● Curiosity and creativity
● Optimism and enthusiasm
● Excellent people skills
● Respect for students, families, and staff
● Ability to accept and integrate feedback into practice
● Proactive and able to anticipate issues and manage unanticipated events with thoughtfulness and grace
● Commitment to positive behavioral approaches
● Willingness to learn and grow in a new school environment
● Thoughtful self-reflection and good self-care skills
● Commitment to teamwork

Location: Washington, D.C.

Compensation Monument Academy offers competitive salaries, commensurate with experience. The school offers a strong benefits package that includes health care (HMO and PPO options), retirement plan (employer match available), Flexible Spending accounts, and generous vacation leave for its administrators.

To Apply
Visit the "Careers" page on www.monumentacademy.org. Click the "Apply Here" link. You will be asked to create a profile, then fill out an application, including uploading your resume and cover letter. Salary and benefits are competitive, and commensurate with education, and level of work experience. Monument Academy is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring and encourages applicants from all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, marital status, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, disability, or any other protected status. All employment decisions are made solely on the basis of the individual's qualifications, as related to the requirements of the position being filled.
Website: http://monumentacademy.org/careers/


Monument Academy

Position Title:  

Chief of Student Life

Facility Name:  

Monument Academy Public Charter School

Facility Location:  

500 19th Street N.E.

Contact Person:  

KIASHA BRYANT  

Contact Phone #:  

202.545.3180

Contact E-Mail:  

careers@monumentacademypcsdc.org

Position Salary:  

Monument Academy offers competitive salaries, commensurate with experience.

Job Description:  

About Monument Academy
Working with the most at-risk adolescents and established on an innovative model integrating excellent
academics with evidence-based, trauma-informed practices, Monument Academy is a weekday boarding
school that opened in the 2015-2016 school year with a 5 th grade class of 40 students and will have 160
students when we reach full enrollment through 8th grade in 2018/19. The school is currently authorized to
expand to 8 th grade and maintains the goal of growing through high school so that students will graduate
from Monument Academy.

The mission of Monument Academy is to to positively impact the lives of children & families who are most
at risk of negative life outcomes based on adverse experiences beyond their control - homelessness, foster
care, abuse, neglect, violence, poverty by providing supports and services to help mitigate those impacts and
build a foundation for success in adulthood (post-secondary learning, career, independent living, personal
agency) and the systems in which these families are enmeshed. We aim to provide our students with the
requisite academic, social, emotional, and life skills to be successful in college, career, and community, and
to create an outstanding school that attracts, supports, and retains exceptional and caring people. Monument
Academy will fulfill its mission by providing stability, adult connection, high-quality academics, therapeutic
support, and life skills for pre-teens and teens.

Overview
The Chief of Student Life is a 12 month, live-in position that reports directly to the Head of School.

The Chief of Student Life provides overall strategic leadership, program development, and day-to-day
management to the student life department, which oversees boarding, extended day, independent living skills
and participates in the school's advisory program. The Student Life team also oversees our
safety/emergency, medical, wellbeing, operations and student discipline for the boarding program in
collaboration with other departments and the Head of School. Student Life works closely with the Academic
and Wellbeing teams on campus to ensure that initiatives are support schoolwide. The ideal Chief of Student
Life, is a creative, systems and programs-oriented manager, with houseparent experience. Additional
experience in a special education setting is also desirable. It's an exciting role for someone who wants to
mentor houseparents and the Student Life team and views challenging students as untapped opportunities.
This position requires a leader who is organized, fearless, compassionate, flexible, energetic, independent yet
collaborative, and relates well to adults and young people. The ideal candidate will have significant
management experience, as well as a demonstrated commitment to working with preteens through both
triumph and struggle.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Student Enrollment and Recruitment:

● Develop and manage a robust boarding program that is fun, safe, growth-oriented and supports our
mission
● Evolve and manage student discipline, safety, extended day and other programming for the Student
Life team
● Lead and manage the Student Life team, including both residential and non-residential positions
● Conduct formal and informal observations of student life staff and create growth plans for each team
member
● Work with the Head of School and fellow Chiefs to ensure programmatic integration and develop the
school's approach to its mission
● Maintain up-to-date student records, including emergency contacts
● Track student data and communicate progress on goals to the school-wide community
● Report, track and follow up on maintenance issues with appropriate operations team members
● Serve as a resource for families of students in boarding
● Support student life homes and teams during crises
● Serve as on-call support throughout the night for crises and building emergencies
● Serve as Incident Commander for emergencies occurring during the evening, early morning hours
● Facilitate (as part of a team) weekly student check-in, requests for home transfers, and home
inspections
● Facilitate weekly professional development for the Student Life team
● Work in collaboration with the operations team to recruit houseparents and other excellent student
life staff
● Oversee medication administration in the morning and evening in collaboration with Student Life
Coordinator
● Manage time off requests and create coverage schedule

Location: Washington, D.C.

Compensation
Monument Academy offers competitive salaries, commensurate with experience. The school offers a strong
benefits package that includes medical health care (HMO, POS and PPO options), school sponsored dental
and vision plans, retirement plan (employer match available), flexible spending accounts, and generous
vacation leave for its administrators. This position comes with a small two bedroom, one bathroom
apartment on campus.

To Apply
Visit the "Careers" page on www.monumentacademy.org. Click the "Apply Here" link. You will be asked to create a profile, then fill out an application, including uploading your resume and cover letter. Salary and benefits are competitive, and commensurate with education, and level of work experience. Monument Academy is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring and encourages applicants from all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, marital status, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, disability, or any other protected status. All employment decisions are made solely on the basis of the individual's qualifications, as related to the requirements of the position being filled.
Website: http://monumentacademy.org/careers/


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