Transformation Through Education

Position Openings

Odysseyware Online Instructor (part-time)

Job Overview
An Instructor at the Omaha Street School approaches learning from the perspective of the whole person: spiritual, academic, personal/social, vocational and physical. The Instructor holds primary responsibility for the planning, execution and advocacy of all aspects of learning, through a Christ-centered perspective. In this particular position, the instructor will perform blended teaching, which includes facilitating online learning and direct instruction.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • ​Manages groups of 8-10 students
  • Initiates and maintains positive communication with parents, guardians and/or other student advocates.
  • Engages and manages tutors, volunteers, and community partners in the planning process and classroom environment.
  • Recognizes learning problems and makes modifications as needed in lesson planning.
  • Demonstrates understanding of different cultures and exhibits sensitivity towards diverse populations.

Qualifications

  • A valid Nebraska teaching certificate is required.
  • Prior ministry experience is preferred, as is experience working with at-risk youth.
  • Flexibility, initiative and collaborative skills are required, as are strong management skills.
  • Technology proficient: Microsoft Office, SmartBd, online teaching resources/tools.
  • Mastery of NE state content competencies and behavioral strategies.

Start Date
August 1, 2018

Reports To
Director of Education

Benefits
Simple IRA

Salary
Hourly, based on experience

Part-time
Approximately 9:30 - 2:15, Monday – Friday

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Office Assistant (part-time)

Job Overview
Perform day to day administrative duties and work closely with the Director of Education.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Manages tuition payments
  • Answers the phone
  • Interacts with students and their families
  • Greets guests at the front door

Qualifications

  • General office skills
  • Be technology proficient (RenWeb knowledge is a plus)
  • Have the ability to positively interact with at-risk students, families, guardians, staff and volunteers. 

Start Date
July 23, 2018 – June 21, 2019

Reports To
Director of Education

Benefits
Simple IRA

Salary
Hourly, based on experience

Part-time
Approximately 20-25 hours per week

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Student Support Specialist (full-time)

Job Overview
Omaha Street School (OSS) is a faith-based, alternative high school, meeting the needs of students who struggle in a public school setting due to academic ability, anxiety, depression, and other life barriers. OSS’ mission is to help students learn academic/social skill strategies, learn to love and respect themselves, and to experience personal success with students’ individual goals.

OSS is seeking a team player with a positive outlook to work directly in behavior intervention and support. Behavioral intervention assists students experiencing problems in the classroom, and ensures school safety. The primary focus is teaching and reinforcing social skills, and providing positive social/ emotional supports collectively and individually to students. This position will work with administrative staff in overseeing multiple activates that support the program, and build self-confidence and critical thinking skills. The SSS supports school culture to promote academics, healthy relationships, and social/emotional well-being of students.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Managing administrative interventions for students referred to the office
  • Utilize a PBIS approach to behaviors
  • Continually supervise students to ensure a safe, non-threatening, nurturing environment that welcomes and encourages students holistically
  • Behavior management and student safety
  • Maintain high visibility during program hours
  • Assist in scheduling during and after-school activities and community service that supports OSS
  • Data management
  • Articulate behaviors and school activates with families, treatment teams, etc.…
  • Work collaboratively to achieve the mission and vision of OSS
  • Develop students’ cognitive and emotional self-regulation
  • Work with and understand diverse populations
  • Maintain an atmosphere conducive to learning
  • Oversee assessment progress of behaviors and attendance
  • Initiate and maintain communication with schools, treatment teams, parents/guardians, and staff
  • Initiate and engage in professional development related to knowledge and personal skill development
  • Establish a cooperative relationship with all students and staff

Qualifications

  • Experience in behavioral health, education, social work or related field.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Understanding of urban education, experience working with at-risk youth
  • personal initiative and self-starter on tasks and projects
  • Experience defining and measuring behavior, understanding principles of reinforcement, and teaching replacement behaviors
  • Ability to develop positive relationships
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks efficiently and organize tasks to meet deadlines
  • First aid and CPR preferred
  • Ability to operate OSS vehicles, valid NE driver’s license
  • Must pass background checks
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite
  • Ability to interact with sensitivity and responsiveness of cultural differences
  • Must work well with others

Professionalism

  • Set an example of leadership by maintaining reliable and predictable attendance; actively engage in professional development and regular staff meetings
  • Model the mission and vision of OSS at all times
  • Initiate student and parent communication and support
  • Represent self and OSS in a professional manner
  • Initiate and engage in professional growth opportunities
  • Directs all activities towards the mission of helping kids find hope
  • Directs all actions to reflect the values and principles of Jesus Christ
  • Establishes and maintains an environment that encourages teamwork

Work Environment
Work is typically in a normal educational school or classroom environment. May be involved in a variety of environments ranging from highly stressful and potentially aggressive (physical interventions, escorts, etc.) to casual and leisurely, in both indoor and outdoor settings. While performing the duties of this job, may be subject to outside weather conditions occasionally. Work includes constant interruptions, inappropriate behaviors, and the potential for verbal and physical threats from youth.

Start Date
July 25, 2018

Reports To
Director of Education

Benefits
Simple IRA, Health Insurance

Salary
salary, based on experience

Full-time
7:30 – 4:00, Monday - Friday

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