Carondelet High School Academic Success Coach
Carondelet High School (About us) is looking for a full-time Academic Success Coach for the 2023-2024 School Year. The Academic Success Coach is part of the Academic & Learning Support (ALS) team which works to create an environment where all students are provided the resources they need to succeed at Carondelet. The Academic Success Coach participates in sections of Carondelet’s Intervention class (HFCE) and is an active participant in afterschool programming (PowerLab) to mentor students outside of the classroom.
The Academic Success Coach works closely with Carondelet High School’s students, parents/guardians, faculty and staff, community stakeholders, and outside professionals to help meet the various needs and challenges that relate to academic and learning success. The Academic Success Coach embodies the school’s core values and works to accomplish the school’s mission.
Establishes, documents, and maintains important information and confidential student files with frequent communication to parent guardians and their teachers when deemed appropriate about the students’ academic, social, and emotional needs.
Plans and coaches supports for students needing academic support in order to progress in all Carondelet courses
Provides academic coaching in relation to executive functioning skill sets - time management, goal setting, learning strategies, self-care
Preparing for class
Creates an environment favorable to organization, learning and personal growth
Becomes familiar with course Schoology pages/grading tracking methods in order to assist/advise students
Uses PowerSchool data and supports teachers with instruction management of students
Monitors major assessments coming up in HFCE courses
Checks the log entries in order to monitor student progress and behavior campus-wide that might be contributing to their academic performance
Collaborates with classroom teachers (English, History, etc) in order to reinforce essential skills
Partners with Director of Academic and Learning Support to follow-up on CAP/CEP
Elements to include in full-group setting
Daily, weekly, semester and full-year advisory
Remind students about important deadlines - ie course advising
Update students on the PowerLab schedule if encouraging them to attend (knowing what teachers attend when)
Supports school policies related to uniform, device use and development of ISO’s
Monitors students at all times in the classroom
Creates a classroom environment supportive of peer tutoring and team work
Works on building positive atmosphere and self-confidence related to academic work, monitor the negative self-talk that might be said in the classroom
Is the lead person for all matters related to students on their caseload and is responsible for monitoring progress in all courses and proactively communicating any need with faculty, student, and family as necessary
Proactively identifies students in the community who may need to be tested for learning differences
Acts as liaison between parent guardians and public school district personnel for the request of formal outside assessments
Recommends and works with tutors, psycho-educational evaluators, and outside Learning Specialist/personnel as needed for students that require additional ongoing support
Develops and documents academic support to students identified as having learning challenges or exceptional learners to include classroom accommodations, learning aids, management of extended time for testing.
Supports classroom teachers in the implementation of the plan.
Meets with parent/guardians, elementary school officials, and/or faculty and staff of incoming ninth-grade students to formulate plans toward a smooth transition to Carondelet High School
Individual Interaction With Student
Holds regular 1-1 check-ins:
At meeting shows students how to access the feedback teachers give them on assignments so that changes can be made on future assignments
Supports students and provides an environment of care
Encourages students to use and advocate for their accommodations
Motivates students through effective incentives, monitoring strategies and support plans
Connects students with wellness counselors as needed
Collaborates on cases that look to be difficult, is proactive
Strategizes with ALS team about the potential need for remediation support
Participates in Powerlab to provide additional support to students and the ALS team
As A Member of the Academic and Learning Support Team
Participates in student support team meetings and engages with student success plans
Supports and advises in the after-school mandated strategic support and power lab support programs
Administers extended time foroom exams, including AP exams and high school placement tests for incoming freshmen, etc.
Proctors exams as necessary i.e. semester finals in a closed testing environment ensuring the integrity of the test, and returning finished exams to the teachers in a timely fashion
Organizes and coordinates internal testing for students (College Board/ACT, AP testing, extended testing, testing accommodations, make-up exams)
Attends weekly meetings with the Director of Academic and Learning Support.
Attends weekly meetings with ALS team
Assists in developing, implementing and assessing ALS programs as the department expands programming to meet the needs of the campus community
Remains current with accepted and appropriate instructional theory, practice, and research, including engaging in strategic professional development to advance the role as a resource for teachers and students
Bachelor’s Degree Required. Credential/certification in student teaching or related diploma preferred
Three years of experience working with students needing differentiated approaches. Preference for experience working with students at the high school level
Preference for a candidate with a strong understanding of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion best practice.
Effective interpersonal communication skills
Effective communicators both written and verbal
Effective classroom management
Ability to integrally engage/support as a member of a team
Proficient in digital platforms related to school life