Kindness, compassion, curiosity, analytical ability, flexibility, a sense of humor, patience, growth mindset, experience, high energy, innovation, and a big picture lens
What We Offer You:
A promise to treat you like the professional you are
Competitive salary and benefits
Supportive and collaborative peers
A fun and joyful work environment
Personalized professional development
Fancy smelling soap
Free coffee, soda, tea, and nugget ice
Freedom to wear jeans any day of the week
A beautiful campus in the Museum District of Houston
A Day in the Life:
Spend every professional day working with our amazing students, parents, and teachers in support of their journey at The Joy School.
Encourage kids who are having a difficult time to see a path forward for their day and to learn from their mistakes.
Broaden perspectives of others by helping them consider alternative viewpoints.
Talk compassionately with parents and assist them through their parenting journey and understanding their child as a learner.
Collaborate with smart teammates to problem solve on behalf of students, teachers, and parents.
Celebrate the successes of students, parents, and teachers as they grow in their self-awareness and sense of self.
Build cohesive teams of parents, teachers, related professionals, and colleagues who will work together to support students academically, socially, and emotionally.
Laugh everyday and cherish the opportunity to grow good people.
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Facilitate ongoing collaboration and communication among parents, teachers, administrators, outside professionals, and students.
Review and update student profiles and support teachers and parents in understanding results of psychoeducational testing.
Collaborate with teachers of struggling students to generate solutions for academic and social difficulties.
Coach students who make social mistakes to understand the impact their actions have on others and support them in making amends.
Ensure all school disciplinary actions are focused on restorative practices and administered with compassion, integrity, and fairness for all involved parties.
Support students in both understanding the actions of others and being empowered to set appropriate boundaries for healthy relationships.
Support parents in advocating for their child as well as increasing their understanding of their child’s learning profile.
Manage the administration of academic support services for students requiring additional support, including communicating decisions to parents, teachers, and students.
Attend parent teacher conferences as scheduled.
Assist in the review of student application files and class placement process.
Assist in the review, revision and distribution of conference reports.
Assist in assessing the effectiveness and appropriateness of all programs, policies, and procedures.
Work in collaboration with all members of the administrative team for the benefit of the School as a whole, in any capacity necessary.
Contribute to a safe, supportive environment for students, parents, and staff by acting with compassion and integrity in all situations, while at the same time maintaining appropriate professional boundaries.
Contribute to a positive school culture by building collaborative, collegial, and respectful relationships with colleagues and overtly supporting students, teachers, staff, and parents.
Model the mission, philosophy, and goals of the School to all staff, parents, students, and the community.
Bachelor’s degree in education, counseling, psychology, special education, or closely related field. Master’s degree preferred.
Minimum five years classroom experience
Experience working with middle school students
Extensive understanding of learning disabilities and learning differences and the ability to interpret psychoeducational testing.
Ability to assess and appropriately balance needs of individuals as well as the institution.
Excellent written and verbal skills
Genuine love for working with children as well as adults.
Customer service mindset
Additional Salary Information: Salary is competitive and determined using various factors including experience, education level, and specialized training.
About The Joy School
The Joy School prepares students with learning differences to return to traditional classroom settings by enabling them to reach their academic and social potential in a safe, supportive environment.