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Social Emotional Skills Instructor ('22-'23 School Year) - Indianapolis Metropolitan High School - Teach Indy

Social Emotional Skills Instructor (’22-’23 School Year) – Indianapolis Metropolitan High School

Indianapolis Metropolitan High School


Utilizing a positive behavior and restorative model, the Social Emotional Skills Instructor is responsible for working with students on developing and practicing the social emotional skills required to be successful during high school and beyond. This role will provide genuine, evidence-based supports to tier II and tier III students in order to help navigate a variety of barriers. Employee will work directly with the Restorative Coordinator and Student Services team to provide targeted supports and services to students.  This role demonstrates behaviors consistent with our Mission, Vision and Values, on behalf of Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana.



  • Lead group sessions to enhance social development of students and provide peer support in areas such as interpersonal skills, conflict resolution, and diffusement of stress.
  • Promote highly specialized positive behavior interventions by prioritizing behavior instruction that is explicit, intensive, accelerated, and provides ample practice.
  • Utilize student, school and community data to plan, identify and implement evidence-based, culturally competent prevention strategies to meet student needs.
  • Identify research based programs and strategies to support students.
  • Provide behavior support at the school wide prevention level, at the targeted classroom/small group level and at the individual behavioral/mental health level to address issues that prevent learning readiness.
  • Use ongoing progress monitoring to maintain a record of student progress and the success or failure of planned interventions and systems.
  • Conduct conflict resolution and peer mediation sessions using restorative practices.
  • Serve as a resource within the student services team in order to identify and align research-based interventions and supports for Tier II and III students in need.
  • Accurately design systems to monitor the impact of interventions, and implement with fidelity.


  • Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field
  • Minimum of two years experience in field of high education
  • Experience working with high school students
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with parents, staff, and students
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Team player, self managing, takes initiative
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Logical problem-solving, including identifying root-causes and aligned interventions
  • Working knowledge of computer programs to perform clerical tasks: Google applications (Gmail, Google docs) and Microsoft applications (Word and Excel)


Full-time employees may participate in a comprehensive benefits program that includes:

  • Continuing education and leadership development
  • Comprehensive health plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • Life, dental and vision insurance
  • Short- and long-term disability plans
  • Nationally recognized preventive health and wellness program
  • Section 125 pre-tax health spending account, dependent care spending account and premiums
  • Retirement plan with generous match or contribution into Teachers’ Retirement Fund for eligible employees.