Oak Ridge Youth Development School

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Job Descriptions


See the Tutor job description here.

Social Emotional Learning Staff (SELS)

See the Social Emotional Learning Staff (SELS) job description here.

School Counselor

Job Title: School Counselor

Department: Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Development

Qualifications: Holds a Kansas Department of Education certificate in school counseling which requires a master’s degree or higher in guidance and counseling or counselor education. Ability to analyze data to inform work and decision making, analyze and evaluate available data, assess student needs and develop and implement procedures and policies to support student achievement.

Responsibilities for School Counselors:

Job Summary: The certified school counselor provides leadership in the school through the implementation of a comprehensive, data-driven school counseling program to promote academic, social/emotional, and college/career development, while ensuring equity and access for all students.

Will work to support student achievement, social/emotional development, and college/career readiness. Design, implement and share a comprehensive character education program (ie:  virtue of the week).  Demonstrates the ability to work with diverse groups. Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing. Utilize technology and software applications as appropriate.  Designs and implement a data-driven, comprehensive school counseling program for all students to address barriers to student learning and to close the achievement/opportunity gap. Delivers programs that promote students’ development of essential mindsets and behavior standards including, but not limited to, learning skills, social skills, self-management skills, and college/career readiness skills. Help teachers and staff review and disaggregates student achievement, attendance, and behavior data to identify and implement interventions with current knowledge of promotion, retention, and graduation requirements.

Use school data to identify and assist individual students who do not perform at grade level and do not have opportunities and resources to be successful in school. Acts as a systems change agent in collaboration with the school leadership team to ensure a safe, supportive, and respectful school climate that promotes the social/emotional and academic development and success of all students.

Fosters family and community partnerships to support the social/emotional and academic development of all students. Infuses cultural competence, ethical and professional competencies in planning, organizing, implementing the components of the counseling program. Provides preventative education and skill building along with counseling for students during times of transition, separation, heightened stress and critical change. Uses appropriate responses and a variety of intervention strategies to meet the needs of the individual, group or school community before, during and after crisis response.

Supports the continuum of mental health services, including prevention and tiered intervention strategies, and collaborates with both school-based and community mental health providers to enhance student success.  


School Nurse
This employee is responsible for meeting students’ medical and physical needs in the classroom or 
educational environment as assigned by minimizing absence due to illness and creating a climate of 
health and well-being. This employee is also responsible for helping to implement, oversee and 
guarantee the strict following of all of the COVID-19 procedures and protocols.   
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  Oversee the consistent implementation of COVID-19 procedures and 
protocols.   Assess student’s health through observation, screening procedures, and communication 
to establish a protocol permitting students to function effectively at school, home, and community. 
Notify the student’s parent/guardian when health problems have been detected that require 
professional attention. Assist the parent/guardian to understand the health needs of the student.  
Enforce the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) immunization requirements and 
assist in the prevention and control of communicable diseases. Administration of student 
medications according to School Policy and Procedures. Work within a framework of the Kansas 
Nurse Practice Act for implementation of laws and regulations pertaining to school health and 
Kansas Licensure Requirements. Complete job-related assignments.  Provide emergency care for 
student accidents and sudden illness. Notify parent/guardian if accident/illness warrants. Detain 
students in the nursing clinic until the parent/guardian assumes responsibility. Facilitate therapeutic 
relationships with students, families, and community.  
QUALIFICATIONS: Hold and maintain current Kansas practical nursing licensure.  Minimum of two 
(2) years health related experience. CPR/AED certification AHA BLS. Exercise assessment and 
critical thinking skills when delivering nursing services in the school setting. Maintain confidentiality 
and use good judgment in handling and dispersing information while applying new concepts and 
details and adapt easily to change. Must be able to communicate effectively and to work 
independently within established guidelines in a timely manner. Dependable in attendance and 
observance of duty hours.  
COMMUNICATION/ORGANIZATION: Maintains communication with internal and external 
stakeholders such as Board of Education, Educational Agencies, Federal/State/Local agencies, 
teachers, other school personnel, parents/guardians, businesses, and community to enhance 
cooperative action which will meet the educational needs of students. Compiles data for statistical 
purposes. Maintains confidentiality regarding district records. Ability to speak clear and concisely in 
written or oral communication. Includes giving instructions, assignments, or directions to 
subordinates or assistants as needed to carry out duties.  
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete 
variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of 
instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Requires the ability to compare 
and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural, or composite characteristics of data, 
people, or things. Facilitate all COVID related activities. 
LANGUAGE SKILL: Ability is required to schedule several activities, meetings, and/or events; often 
gather, collate, and/or classify data; and use job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to 
independently work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; analyze data utilizing defined but 
different processes; and operate equipment using standardized methods. Ability is also required to 
work with a significant diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with data of widely varied types 
and/or purposes. Independent problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. 
Problem solving with data frequently requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem 
solving with equipment is moderate to significant.  
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must 
be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable 
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential 
functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, walk, 
stand and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance 
vision, and depth perception.  
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of 
those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable 
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential 
functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and is a standard acceptable 
level for this environment.  
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:  8 weeks during the summer (June/July 2022) REPORT TO: ORYDS 
Administrative Staff 
Before and After School Support Staff
Job Title: Before and After School Support Staff
Department: Instructional Support


High School Diploma or GED required. Completion of 2 or more years of college preferred. Must pass a drug test and background check. Knowledge and implementation of reading, math, and utilizes existing technology effectively in the performance of duties. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Physical Requirements: Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, operate a computer, hand-held learning devices and other office equipment, reach with hands and arms, and must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Experience working with children. Maintains communication with parents and school personnel to enhance cooperative action which will meet the educational needs of students.


Before/after school staff will work directly with assigned students, to provide a safe, responsible, well-supervised before and after school program while acting as a positive adult role model, coach, and mentor. Before/after school staffs must have a genuine interest in the growth, development, and provision of a safe, nurturing, and fun environment for the students they teach. A Before/after school staff’s ability to establish authority through leadership, communication, and most importantly patience, will be required in giving our students the stability and nurturing atmosphere they need to succeed. The Before/after school staff is responsible for planning and implementing engaging activities and lessons. Before/after school staffs are responsible for preparing a creative learning environment, establishing a positive rapport with members and co-workers, and preparing materials and supplies.


Teacher Leader / Classroom Instruction
Job Title: Classroom Leaders 
Department: Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Development 
Responsibilities for Classroom Leaders 
Teaches students academic, social, and motor skills by performing the following duties Implement 
curriculum to meet developmental goals and instructional activitiesPrepare lesson materials, grade 
papers, manage the classroom, and evaluate and give feedback to studentsExercise open and respectful 
communication with families, co-workers, supervisors, and other school staffCommunicates high 
expectations to all learners. Incorporates appropriate use of technology.  Measure progress and 
accomplishments of students towards their academic achievements on a regular basis and provide 
progress reports as requiredCreate and keep records on attendance, academic, incidents, and other 
noteworthy events in accordance with guidelines and program policiesManage student behavior in 
accordance with outlined guidelinesProvide a safe, thriving, and respectful environment for all students 
in the classroom and on the school campus. Implement COVID-19 procedures and protocols with 
Qualifications for Classroom Leaders 
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university. KS Teaching certificate/license for corresponding 
age/grade level. 3-5 years of teaching experience. Highly developed oral and written communication 
skills. Ability to build relationships effectively and professionally with families and students. Experience 
developing and implementing curriculum. Demonstrated experience and/or training in current 
techniques and skills in teaching corresponding level students. Teaching experience in urban schools. 
Physical ability to handle frequent sitting, stooping, bending, pushing, pulling, and moving throughout 
the room. Creates a positive, inviting, and safe learning environment as well as proven ability to maintain 
a safe and studious classroom environment.  
Length of work year: 8 hours per day; 5 days/week; 8 weeks 
Teacher Leader / Classroom Support

Job Title: Classroom Support
Department: Instructional Support


Must have completed 2 or more years of college and be in good academic standing with institution of higher learning. Must pass a drug test and background check. Knowledge and implementation of reading, math, and utilizes existing technology effectively in the performance of duties. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Physical Requirements: Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, operate a computer, hand-held learning devices and other office equipment, reach with hands and arms, and must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Experience working with children. Maintains communication with school personnel to enhance cooperative action which will meet the educational needs of students.Responsibilities for Classroom Support:

To assist the teacher in achieving teaching objectives by working with individual students or small groups to help them achieve the skill levels of the class as a whole.

To assist the teacher in achieving teaching objectives by working with individual students or small groups to help them achieve the skill levels of the class as a whole. Participates in daily and long-range lesson and classroom activity planning. Works with individual students or small groups of students to reinforce learning of material or skills initially introduced by the teacher. Conducts learning exercises with small groups of students. Organize Kids in the Kitchen for classes, as well as other lessons as necessary. Operates and cares for equipment or instructional materials assigned by the teacher. Alerts the teacher to the special needs of individual students. Guides independent study, enrichment work, and remedial work set up and assigned by the teacher. Provides escort and assistance to the children as necessary. Distributes and collects workbooks, papers, and other materials for instruction. Assist teachers in maintaining work and study areas. Assist with supervision of children during regular play periods, field trips, assemblies or emergency drills. Other related classroom duties as assigned.


Teacher Leader - Entrepreneurship Facilitator / Coach

Job Title: Teacher Leader – Entrepreneurship Facilitator/Coach
Department: Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Development
Responsibilities for Classroom Leaders: Teacher Leader – Entrepreneurship Facilitator/Coach

GENERAL SUMMARY: To serve ORYDS by providing support to students and staff. To plan, organize and implement an appropriate instructional Entrepreneurship program in a learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential. Work is performed under the supervision of the ORYDS Administrative Staff.

Essential functions of the job may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Plan, prepare and deliver lesson plans and instructional materials that facilitate active learning.
  • Develops schemes of work, lesson plans and tests that are in accordance with established procedures.
  • Instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipment.
  • Use relevant technology to support and differentiate instruction.
  • Manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures.
  • Maintain discipline in accordance with the rules and disciplinary systems of the school.
  • Provide appropriate feedback on work.
  • Encourage and monitor the progress of individual students and use information to adjust teaching strategies.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of students’ progress and development.
  • Prepare required reports on students and activities.
  • Plan, organize and facilitate Entrepreneurship activities, fieldtrips and speakers.
  • Participate in requires meetings and professional activities.
  • Communicate necessary information regularly to students, colleagues and parents regarding student progress and student needs.
  • Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities.
  • Prepare classroom for class activities.
  • Provide a variety of learning materials and resources for use in educational activities.
  • Observe and evaluate student’s performance and development.
  • Assign and grade class work, tests and assignments.
  • Demonstrate preparation and skill in working with students from diverse cultural, economic and ability backgrounds.
  • Encourage parent and community involvement, obtain information for parents when requested, promptly return phone calls and answer emails.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge Skills and Ability Required: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Must have completed 2 or more years of college. Experience with owning own business and management skills. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Must have the ability and proven ability to report to work on a regular and punctual basis. Perform all other related work delegated or required to accomplish the objectives of the Entrepreneurial and total school program. Knowledge and implementation of reading, math, science, entrepreneurial and relevant technology.


Food Service – Culinary Assistant
Job Title: Food Service – Culinary Assistant
Department: Nutritional Services
Qualifications: High school diploma or GED. Good communication and customer service skills. Good organizational, record keeping and telephone skills. Prior Experience in Food Service/Culinary Department. Ability to lift 35# alone and 50# and above with assistance. Must be able to stand continuously throughout assigned shift. Job requires bending, stooping, kneeling, and pushing and pulling. Health permits full participation in all food service-related tasks and meets requirements of the State Board.

Responsibilities for Food Service:

The food staff member is responsible for learning all duties in the assigned areas, which include production, preparation, storage of food and supplies, accountability, and safety/sanitation procedures. Must assist with production schedules and is responsible for the preparation of the highest quality and attractive food in necessary amounts.

  • Attend and complete required job-related training and workshops.
  • Practice appropriate kitchen/food preparation procedures to assure proper sanitation and safety standards met in the preparation of the serving area; preparing, serving, and storing food; use and care of equipment; personal habits.
  • Follow verbal and/or written instructions for preparing, portioning, garnishing, serving meals, storing food and utilizing and maintaining equipment and facility.
  • Maintains the highest quality of production to ensure that the best possible food is served.
    Uses only approved standardized recipes.
  • Maintain with accuracy all required records and forms including food and supply usage records.
  • Consistently demonstrate the ability to communicate positively with students, co-workers, school staff and parents.
  • Follow procedures in personnel matters including grievance, absence, job bidding and established dress code.
  • Perform any food service-related tasks as assigned by the Director.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Physical Ed / Activities Director
Job Title: Physical Ed/Activities Director
Department: Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Development
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university. KS Teaching certificate/license for corresponding age/grade level. 3-5 years of teaching experience. Experience with Physical education/ health curriculum. Highly developed oral and written communication skills. Ability to build relationships effectively and professionally with families and students. Experience developing and implementing curriculum. Demonstrated experience and/or training in current techniques and skills in teaching corresponding level students. Teaching experience in urban schools. Physical ability to handle frequent sitting, stooping, bending, pushing, pulling, and moving throughout the room. Creates a positive, inviting, and safe learning environment as well as proven ability to maintain a safe and studious classroom environment.

Responsibilities for Classroom Leaders:

Teaches students physical education, health and wellness, academic, social, and motor skills by performing the following duties: Implement physical educational/health curriculum to meet developmental goals and instructional activities, supervise and give direction for before and after school support staff. Prepare lesson materials, manage staff, manage students and evaluate and give feedback to students. Exercise open and respectful communication with families, co-workers, supervisors, and other school staff. Communicates high expectations to all learners. Incorporates appropriate use of technology. Measure progress and accomplishments of students towards their academic achievements on a regular basis and provide progress reports as required. Create and keep records on attendance, academic, incidents, and other noteworthy events in accordance with guidelines and program policies. Manage student behavior in accordance with outlined guidelines. Provide a safe, thriving, and respectful environment for all students in the classroom and on the school campus. Implement COVID-19 procedures and protocols with consistency.


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