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K-2 (Primary) Socio Emotional Skills Instructor/Specialist - Red Lake School District #38

Red Lake School District #38

"...where each child is valued, life-long learning is embraced, and students are empowered to become Red Lake Nation ambassadors in the global community."

Posting Date: 06/28/2018 – 07/08/2018

Job Title: K-2 (Primary) Socio Emotional Skills Instructor/Specialist

Location: Red Lake Elementary School: Red Lake, MN

Reports to: Red Lake Early Childhood Center Principal and Red Lake Elementary School Principal

Responsible for: Pro-Socio-Emotional Skills Instruction for the RLES/ECC Primary Grades

Purpose/Scope: Serving both the RLES and ECC, this professional would serve as a trained Trauma Sensitive Schools instructor/Socio Emotional Skills instructor/Specialist, assisting our primary (K-2) students through effective instruction, relationship building, and pro-social skills training to move towards rich socio-emotional growth.

• This Socio-Emotional Skills Instructor/Specialist position would serve students at the ECC (.65 FTE) The socio-emotional skills instructor would work intentionally with Kindergarten classrooms in a developed schedule to address positive pro-social skill development through various available resources decided upon by an established RLES/ECC Complex team. Some examples of potential resources, are Pro-Social Skills Streaming, Zones of Regulation, Stop and Think Curriculum, BPYS, 7 Grandfather Gifts and Peacemaker Resources.

• This Socio-Emotional Skills Instructor/Specialist position would serve Grade 1-2 students at the RLES (.35). This position would serve as a Classroom Specialist for first and second grade in the specialist rotation. This Socio-Emotional Skills Instructor/Specialist will use established curriculum such as BPYS, Auto-BE Good, Pro-Social Skills Streaming, Zones of Regulation Topics, Stop and Think Curriculum, 7 Grandfather Gifts and Peacemaker Resources. Resources to address and support socio-emotional growth will be decided upon by an established RLES/ECC Complex team. At the RLES, this specialist would keep their teaching resources on a cart and will be housed in one of the present larger intervention rooms.


1. A teaching license in the areas of School Social Worker or School Counselor or Special Education or K-5 Teacher is required in addition to experience working with behavior in an education setting.

2. The candidate should have teaching experience that includes experience with children at risk for academic and behavioral success.

3. The candidate should possess and demonstrate considerable knowledge of effective and varied teaching strategies, classroom accommodations, modifications, and varied assessment techniques.

4. The candidate must possess knowledge of various methods of data collection and subsequent analysis and interpretation of data to drive appropriate instructional and behavioral interventions.

5. Must possess ability to effectively organize and present information both orally and in writing.

6. Must demonstrate ability to work effectively with parents.

Essential Duties: The RLES/ECC Socio-Emotional Skills Instructor/Specialist:

1. Collaborate with professional staff and teachers to develop positive behavior interventions and supports for students.

2. Use conflict resolution, de-escalation, intervention and re-direction when addressing student behaviors.

3. Provide direct services to identified students that may include instruction, monitoring behavior management systems and problem solving strategies.

4. Assist teachers in the identification and development of individualized/behavioral interventions intended to change behavior, using evidence based strategies to change behaviors.

5. Support teachers in collecting required documentation for activities to include appropriate analysis of student progress, planning for and implementing behavior plans, conducting data collection and communicating with parents.

6. Collaborate with administration, teachers, and special education staff to identify, plan, and implement professional development activities and determine follow-up as needed.

7. Assist teachers in the development of instructional materials, accommodations, modifications, and assessments needed for students who are educated in the general education classroom setting.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential responsibilities and functions of the job and are not meant to be all inclusive. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential responsibilities and functions of the job.

Unless reasonable accommodations can be made, while performing this job the staff member shall:

1. Use strength to lift items needed to perform the functions of the job.

2. Sit, stand, and walk for required periods of time.

3. Speak and hear.

4. Use close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception along with the ability to focus vision.

5. Communicate effectively orally and in writing using proper grammar and vocabulary.

6. Reach with hands and arms, use hands and fingers to handle objects to operate tools, computers, and controls as required.

Other duties as assigned.


Ashley VanHorn

Genawenimaad Enokiinijin

(Human Resources Coordinator)

Red Lake Schools #38

(218) 679-5102 Office

(218) 679-2321 Fax


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