KIPP Miami

Miami, FL

Type: Leadership & Support Staff
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: 2019-20 School Year
Subject:  
Grade: 5; 6

Organization: KIPP Miami
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Contact:  
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KIPP Miami

Miami, FL

Type: Leadership & Support Staff
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: 2019-20 School Year
Subject:  
Grade: 5; 6

Organization: KIPP Miami
Preferred Locations:

Contact:  
Email:

 
Founding Social Worker- Roles and Responsibilities
 
 
KIPP Miami Overview
KIPP Miami Public Schools seek to create and sustain a high achieving and inspiring community schools that battles inequity by empowering students to develop the skills, character strengths, and habits to thrive in college and beyond, shape their futures, and positively impact the world.
 
 
Position Overview
KIPP Miami is building a community of founding 5th and 6th grade educators who are passionate about our vision to see every child for his or her individual strengths and goals and support them on a journey to graduate from college and lead a choice-filled life. We are looking for proactive teacher-leaders who love and respect students, families and their communities.
 
The Social Worker will work with students to set social emotional goals and will develop differentiated plans for supporting the students in meeting these goals. They will create a schedule for meeting with individual students and groups of students and monitor and share out student progress. The social worker will also ensure that we are in compliance regarding social emotional services mandated by students’ Individualized Education Plans.
 
Social Workers will be expected to set and achieve weekly self-selected “micro-goals” for professional growth. To support them in their work, they will have several weeks of summer professional development and ongoing bi-weekly PD and a dedicated coach who will meet with them and provide feedback on a weekly basis. They will also a part of a grade team and will regularly observe, support and learn from their colleagues.
 
Responsibilities
Student Support
  • Set social emotional goals with students.
  • Create differentiated plans to support students towards goals.
  • Create and maintains a schedule to regularly meet with individuals and groups of students.
  • Ensure compliance with Social Emotional services mandated by IEPs
  • Builds relationships with community organizations and serves as the point person in the school for connecting families and students with resources as needed
 
Team-Oriented Leadership
 
  • Support a strong team culture by upholding norms through modeling and candid conversations.
  • Participate in weekly team meetings and support team accountability of each team member for meeting goals, metrics, and action items.
  • Lead grade team in one focus area, making decisions, and driving it forward.
  • Participate in duties required for supporting school operations.
 
 
 
Culture of Growth & Ownership
 
  • Model the school’s values of purpose, honor, struggle, voice and love everyday
  • Build and maintains relationships with families
  • Supports students in planning and executing bi-weekly presentations of learning for their family.
 
Coaching and Development
  • Manage her/his ongoing development through the creation and achievement of weekly micro-goals based on observation feedback
  • Observe teammate’s class for 10 minutes 3x/week
 
 
 
Competencies
  • Student Focus: Belief that all students, regardless of background, have the ability to go to and through college;
  • Growth Mindset: Ask for, give and accept feedback from others in order to growth professionally and meet established goals
  • Cultural Competence: Demonstrated ability to create inclusive environments that honor community and that support a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives
  • Relationship Building: Expertise in cultivating relationships with a diverse group of students and adults
  • Achievement Orientation: Demonstrated resilience and focus on student outcomes
  • Love of Learning: Personal love of content area inside and outside the classroom
 
Qualifications
  • A bachelor’s degree
  • A minimum of two years working as a counselor or social worker, preferably in an educationally underserved community
 
 
School Leader Bio
Before joining KIPP’s Fisher Fellowship to open the first KIPP Miami middle school, Ian Bravo worked on the ground to support the launch of the new region and as an AP Fellow for KIPP BOLD in Newark. Prior to the fellowships, Ian served as the founding Assistant Principal at KIPP Washington Heights Middle School in NYC from 2012 to 2016. There he worked to create and execute a vision for a loving and restorative student culture. As an instructional leader, Ian has formally coached over 20 teachers and leaders spanning across every core middle school subject and music. He most loved seeing both kids and teachers growing on their own unique journeys. Before WHMS, Ian spent four years as a writing teacher at KIPP Infinity in Harlem, and three years at I.S. 129, his TFA placement school in the Bronx. Ian received his Masters from Pace and BA from the College of Wooster, where he nerded out on Political Science, Philosophy and History. Outside of school, he enjoys reading, training, spoken word, and living life with his wife Leyla, and their hilarious three-year old, Soraya.