The Community School of Naples is seeking a Lower School Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Specialist to lead our ongoing mission-based efforts to maintain, expand, and cultivate an SEL program that is tailored to the specific needs of our community. The SEL Coordinator will serve as a resource for our community including faculty and parents. The SEL Coordinator will collaborate with all stakeholders to facilitate, deliver, and support SEL programming and student wellness for our PreK-5 students while maintaining professional and confidentiality practices.
CSN is one of the top independent, non-sectarian day schools in Florida and maintains a PK-12 school enrollment of 850 students. CSN students are consistently top-ranked when compared to all other Southwest Florida schools when it comes to test scores, extracurricular activities, and college acceptances. This high level of performance extends beyond the classroom to all extra-curriculum activities.
The SEL Specialist will:
In collaboration with the Lower School Head, School Guidance Counselor and faculty develop and support the implementation of SEL curriculum
Conduct school climate assessments and analyze data to support the SEL curriculum
Lead SEL professional development for faculty and provide parent education and training to members of the community
Communicate and collaborate closely with families to coordinate support and to provide resources
Develop and maintain relationships with a range of community members, including non-profits, and mental health agencies
Work with the Lower School Head, School Guidance Counselor and Coordinator of Learning Support to assist school efforts to skillfully balance learning needs across the student body
In collaboration with the Lower School Head and School Guidance Counselor, act as a resource for faculty and staff in providing emotional and social support for students/families of diverse backgrounds
In collaboration with teaching faculty, support students social-emotional development through one-on-one, small-group and whole group instruction
Develop and manage an intentional, PreK-5 approach to social emotional learning that produces data driven results to be shared with the Fountain 33 Foundation through a pre-existing collaborative relationship
Strong understanding of the social-emotional needs of elementary students, including, but not limited to, knowledge of developmental characteristics and milestones
Culturally competent and responsive to equity and inclusion needs in the community
Flexible collaborator with strong written and oral communication
Experience with trauma-informed education, emotional regulation, mindfulness practices and behavior intervention support.
Ability and desire to form strong and positive relationships with all community members
Knowledge of how to support mental health and well-being in young children including, anxiety and depression
Knowledge of and experience with elementary SEL curriculum and resources
Experience in elementary education and/or mental health
Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree in relevant field preferred
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation & Benefits
This full time position will be paid an annual salary commensurate with experience and degree level. All employees are eligible to participate in CSN’s generous 403(b) retirement program as well as Aflac and Legal Shield offerings. Full time employees are eligible for our competitive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, disability, AD&D, life insurance. Breakfast and lunch are provided free of charge on all school days. As a faculty position, this will include time off during all academic recesses. Please visit our website for more details about the benefits of a career at CSN.
Internal Number: 09082001
About Community School of Naples
Community School of Naples (CSN) is an independent, PreK-12 college preparatory day school with over 800 students. Essential elements of the school’s educational program include a comprehensive curriculum focused on academic rigor; opportunities in athletics and the arts, both fine and performing; and character development. These elements ensure that each student experiences a challenging education only an independent, college preparatory school can provide. CSN is accredited by the Florida Council of Independent Schools and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools.