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Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Coach Family Legacy

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Job Summary

The overall responsibility of the Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Coach is to increase the capacity of teachers and other staff in all areas of SEL through instructional observations, modelling, and provision of feedback and facilitation of professional development.
The position holder shall primarily provide instructional support and coaching to staff as they work to ensure that each student is able to reach his or her God-given potential through the implementation of SEL.

Typical Responsibilities – Key End Results of Position

1. Facilitate Improvement in Social-Emotional Learning Instruction for Teachers

  • Collaborate with the Staff Development team to plan and deliver professional development for new and returning staff members aligned to scope and sequence of Social-Emotional Learning trainings.
  • Observe and coach developing Social-Emotional Learning practices to improve instructional planning, teaching practice, and the use of assessment.
  • Provide classroom-based demonstrations, collaborative and one-on-one support.
  • Facilitate Social-Emotional Learning staff inquiry and related professional development.
  • Focus on enhancing staff’s ability to provide instruction that builds students’ sense of engagement in the ownership of learning.
  • Build capacity for proven innovative research-based strategies based on best practices in SEL.
  • Develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities of staff to effectively implement Social-Emotional Learning priorities.

2. Evaluation of Social-Emotional Learning Training Implementation

  • Build capacity to monitor and inform improvements of Social-Emotional Learning instructional practices through observation, feedback, and reflection.
  • Get regular feedback from staff regarding the needs and implementation progress of Social-Emotional Learning trainings.
  • Provide accurate data to evaluate the effects of Social-Emotional Learning professional development.

3. Build a Commitment to High Student Performance in Social-Emotional Learning

  • Provide guidance and support to staff to develop Social-Emotional Learning instruction that is aligned with Family Legacy’s mission, beliefs, and goals.
  • Develop capacity of teaching staff to build a commitment for high student performance by being a catalyst for change, and articulating, implementing, and sustaining the goal of implementing Social-Emotional Learning.
  • Build a commitment among staff to increase Social-Emotional Learning by being a catalyst for change and articulation, implementing, and sustaining a vision for Social-Emotional Learning.
  • Implement and sustain a collaborative coaching approach for staff regarding Social-Emotional Learning strategies and differentiate support for staff and leaders as needed.
  • Assist staff in understanding the alignment of Social-Emotional Learning instruction and the other New Student Progress Model goals.

4. Research-based Best Practices in Social-Emotional Learning

  • Participate fully in professional development opportunities and professional research.
  • Stay up to date with current best practices related to instructional practice through research of Social-Emotional Learning.

Skills Specific to Post:

  • Demonstrates commitment to FL mission, vision, and values.
  • Exhibits and promotes Christian principles of servant leadership in decision making and working with other members of staff, especially in conflict resolution.
  • Develops, motivates, and manages team members and other staff by setting and holding high standards for performance.
  • Promotes innovation and learning amongst team members and staff to achieve goals.
  • Communications clearly and effectively both verbally and written.
  • Gains, develops and retains credibility for personal relationships with others.
  • Ability to work well with others in a multi-disciplinary and cross-cultural environment.
  • Creates strong direction for own part of organisation to serve the needs in the overall Family Legacy context.
  • Strong analytical skills in problem solving and strategic thinking.
  • Strong management skills in coaching, problem solving and people management.
  • Ability to work effectively with others on a team and independently, especially under pressure.
  • Excellent listener who understands and shows sensitivity to the needs of others/other programs.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to adapt personal views to get best outcome for the ministry.
  • Cooperates effectively with other departments for the benefit of the ministry.
  • Aware of own strengths, weaknesses and pro-active in using feedback for self-development.
  • Aware of impact on others and uses impact to create positive work environment.
  • Positive about change and able to cope well with ambiguity and support others in doing so.
  • Willingly shares knowledge and experience for the benefit and growth of the team.
  • Actively work towards continuing personal learning and development and apply newly acquired skills.
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and positive constructive attitude.
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities.
  • Responds positively to critical feedback and differing points of view.
  • Solicits feedback from co-workers about the impact of his/her behaviour.

Competencies

Respectful, servant-hearted, humility, team-orientated, integrity, diversity, commitment to excellence, adaptability, able to perform under stress, innovation, building and maintaining Biblically based relationship, communicating effectively, listens well, coaching and mentoring, facilitating change, developing individuals and teams, initiating action, strategic decision making, planning and organizing, leading through vision and mission and a personal commitment to children’s development and protection.

Academic and Professional Requirements:

  • Grade 12 certificate
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field or high performance in Social-Emotional as a teacher or leader
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in explicit Social-Emotional Learning instruction or school counselling
  • Fluency in English spoken and written
  • Competency in computer skills (MS Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Valid Zambia Driver’s License

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Kindly follow the link below to apply by sending your CV and scanned academic certificates to careers@familylegacyzambia.org, clearly labeling the position applied for in the subject line.

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Closing date is 26th March 2021

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