School Climate Specialist in Fort Washington, PA at Public Health Management Corporation

Date Posted: 10/17/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

This position is responsible for the implementation of interventions that develop a positive, safe and orderly environment for the students and staff of Fairwold Academy. The position ensures processes are efficient and followed with fidelity, specific to Safe Schools initiatives, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), de-escalation and school safety programs, and crisis management. This position reports to the Director of Climate and Culture.


  • Implements school safety initiatives and protocols, including, but not limited to, school safety, evacuation, fire drills, emergency drills, facilities safety, staff training, and other programs in conjunction with local law enforcement; provides efficiency reports for Administrative Team.
  • Implements the operational aspects of the school PBIS program: implements protocols in the school PBIS handbook, enforces the school Code of Conduct to reflect PBIS language and expectations, facilitates and models school-wide expectations and rewards for meaningful incentives and consequences, and manages all student contracts for all activities. Attends and facilitates all Tier-level PBIS data problem-solving meetings, ensures data collection is prepared for analysis, monitors student progress at each level of the intervention system. Ensures the smooth operation of the School Store and special events.
  • Assists with the operational aspects of student discipline issues as directed by Administrative Team
  • Implements the operational aspects of the school’s transportation, including safe arrival and dismissal procedures.
  • Collects incident information on school district transportation; prepares reports and advises administration.
  • Maintains exceptional relationships with transportation companies, transportation staff, and parents. Is physically present on grounds to ensure students are safely transported home after dismissal, including when transportation issues arise.
  • Supervises the environment for safe and orderly conduct at arrival and dismissal, lunchroom, recess, assemblies, and other activities.
  • Trains the de-escalation protocol for the school.
  • Other related duties as assigned.


  • Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of educational staff to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships.
  • Excellent ability to conduct De-escalation trainings and convey content and skill assessments; provide training to the staff according to the staff development schedule.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of School Wide Positive Behavior Support systems including PBIS data systems
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively influence students with behavioral and social-emotional needs.
  • Demonstrated skills with computers, data systems and electronic reports
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and adhere to policies and procedures
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent leadership and team building skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Performance Requirement:

  • Implements school-wide safety protocols.
  • Implements the operational aspects of all transportation issues, collects student incident reports, communicates with administration, staff, parents, and transportation companies.
  • Implements all operational aspects of the PBIS program; models a positive climate, creates incident reports, monitors student incident data and creates reports, prepares for and facilitates problem-solving meetings, ensures school-wide expectations are implemented; participates in the continuous development of the PBIS program.
    • Provides support to the school community at all times to maintain an orderly school environment; provides mobile support to students in crisis or those students demonstrating non-compliant behavior; models and supports positive intervention strategies; reintegrates students back into program.
    • Implements PBIS classroom observations and feedback.
    • Serves as a de-escalation Trainer and provides de-escalation instruction at mandated professional development sessions.
    • Assists the Administrative Team with enforcing the Student Code of Conduct in accordance with the school’s policies and procedures.
    • Performs related duties, special assignments and projects as assigned.

    Education and Experience:

    • High School Diploma or GED.
    • Two (2) years’ experience working with youth involved in juvenile justice, alternative education, or related field involving at-risk children, youth, or young adults.
    • Experience working with a special needs population in a school setting and an understanding of emotional and behavioral disorders, mental health issues, autism, developmental delays, Intellectual disabilities.


    • Commensurate with education and experience.