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Requisition Number 20-0046
Post Date 7/28/2020
Title Behavioral Services Coord
City Detroit
State MI
Description Behavioral Services Coordinator
Hope of Detroit Academy High School
4444 35th St.
Detroit MI 48210

Hope of Detroit High School is a new building, constructed in 2016 in response to high enrollment and parent demand. We are proud to offer a K-12 program in our two buildings in southwest Detroit. The student body is predominantly Hispanic. We offer great exposure to art, music, physical education, health, and technology education, with a library, green space, gym, sports, and afterschool programs. Students are on a “high expectations” academic track. We provide extensive support to teachers through professional development and resources. We “build up” our teaches and our kids! Candidates must meet a high standard for professionalism, presentation (dress, speech), being a positive role model; and above all, put kids first since they are our clientele and the forefront of what we do.

Assist other school personnel in creating a positive and productive teaching/learning environment by working with the student on accomplishing specified behavior goals while in communication with the school social worker, assistant school leader, and parents for a successful educational environment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Assist students with daily behavior objectives.
Attend parent/teacher conferences.
Work cooperatively with other school staff to provide learning opportunities for children.
Help maintain discipline and facilitate a Positive Peer Culture.
Observe and document student behaviors for program adherence.
Follow written and verbal directions from supervision.
Manage multiple concurrent projects.
Provide consultation to parents/guardians and staff regarding student counseling sessions.
Develop support services activities for students designed to strengthen their academic performance as well as their adjustment to school and life such as Big Brothers/Big Sisters, drug awareness activities, character education, etc.
Team with the Academy social workers, school leader and assistant school leader in the development and implementation of student behavior management activities.
Provide referrals to appropriate professionals in the school and/or the outside community.
Provide feedback to school personnel based on classroom observation.


Bachelor's degree desired but not required.
Must meet No Child Left Behind requirements for Para-Professionals (specifically an associate’s degree, 60 college credits, or passing scores on a Michigan Department of Education approved test).
Demonstrated proficiency in a teaching/tutoring capacity.
Evidence of successful experience in employee, student, and parent relations.
Conflict, Prevention and Intervention (CPI) Training desired but not required.
Knowledge of Positive Peer Culture Model and the goals of the model desired, specifically creating a safe, welcoming, and respectful school climate and positive peer culture that helps student attachment to school and counter harassment and other negative behaviors.
Ability to de-escalate emotionally charged individuals.
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