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Position Summary 

North Side Community School is seeking a dedicated and compassionate School Culture Specialist to join  our team. As a PreK – 8th grade charter public school, we are committed to providing the best  educational experience for our diverse student population. The School Culture Specialist plays a crucial  role in supporting students’ behavioral and emotional well-being. The School Culture Specialist will work  closely with the School Psychologists, Social Workers, and Director of Student Support Services. They  will  

conduct assessments, develop intervention plans, implement strategies, and collaborate with educators  and parents to create a positive and supportive learning environment for students. 


With a minimum starting salary of $60,000 we offer a generous compensation package including an  array of benefits including assistance with advanced education.  

Key Responsibilities 

  1. Behavior Assessment: 
  2. Conduct thorough assessments of students’ behavioral challenges, collaborating with  school psychologists to integrate psychological insights into the assessment process. b. Utilize various assessment tools and techniques to gather relevant information. 
  3. Individualized Behavior Plans: 
  4. Collaborate with teachers, parents, and other school staff, including school  psychologists, to develop individualized behavior intervention plans tailored to each  student’s unique needs. 
  5. Ensure plans are coordinated, cohesive, and aligned with the overall support structure. 
  6. Implementation: 
  7. Develop and lead the training and implementation of a system wide Restorative Justice  Program. 
  8. Implement behavior intervention strategies and techniques in coordination with school  psychologists to address specific challenges. 
  9. Collaborate on providing individual or small group counseling sessions as needed to  support students in developing positive behaviors.
  10. Classroom Support: 
  11. Work closely with teachers, school psychologists, and other support staff to ensure the  seamless implementation of behavior management techniques within the classroom. i. Offer joint guidance, resources, and training to help educators create a positive and  inclusive learning environment. 
  12. Data Collection: 
  13. Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of student progress and behavior data in  collaboration with school psychologists. 
  14. Regularly analyze data together to track improvements and adapt intervention plans  accordingly. 
  15. Crisis Management: 
  16. Collaborate with school psychologists in managing crisis situations and de-escalate  challenging behaviors when necessary. 
  17. Ensure a coordinated and supportive response to crisis events. 
  18. Parent Communication: 
  19. Communicate effectively with parents and caregivers in coordination with school  psychologists to keep them informed about their child’s progress. 
  20. Provide joint strategies and resources for managing behavior at home, fostering a  collaborative approach between school and home. 
  21. Professional Development: 
  22. Collaborate with school psychologists in staying current with best practices in behavior  intervention and counseling. 
  23. Actively participate in joint professional development opportunities to enhance  collective skills and knowledge. 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Master’s degree in Counseling or a related field. 
  • State licensure or certification as a school counselor. 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • Experience working with diverse student populations. 
  • Knowledge of current best practices in behavior intervention and counseling. 

About North Side Community School 

Are you a mission driven individual who believes every child deserves an excellent education in a warm,  caring, nurturing, and rigorous school environment? Do you believe every day should be a fresh start for  a child? Does the idea of helping children grow, develop, and achieve success despite societal barriers  excite you? If so, North Side Community School may be the perfect place for you!

North Side Community School is a PreK – 8th grade charter public school in the City of St. Louis founded  in 2009 with an enrollment of approximately 500 students. The most important word in our name is  community. We are a community of small classrooms (15 to 18 students per class), amazing educators,  and caring parents working every day to ensure our children succeed!  

North Side Community School operates across three campuses (early childhood center, elementary  campus, and middle school campus). We are free (no tuition), public, and open to all. North Side  consistently provides a high-quality education often ranked as one of the best public schools in the City  of St. Louis and the State of Missouri. Most of our students live in the most challenging neighborhoods  in St. Louis and 100% of our students qualify for free or reduced lunch.  

Small class sizes, differentiated instruction, individualized attention, and AMAZING educators are the  keys to our students’ success! 

North Side Community School is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a policy of equal  treatment for all individuals applying to the school. North Side Community School does not discriminate  based on race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.

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