AmeriCorps Social Emotional Learning Coach- Hands On Atlanta

Hands On Atlanta

About the organization

At Hands On Atlanta, we connect changemakers to nonprofits and schools in need, while engaging socially responsible companies to help make a difference in our community. Our education programs provide focused impact in the areas of Youth Development, Education, and Family Support + Self-Sufficiency. Hands On Atlanta's AmeriCorps program has been supporting students in the metro Atlanta area for over 25 years. Our program supports 60 State and National AmeriCorps members at multiple elementary and middle schools.


•Coach and mentor a caseload of elementary or middle school students and facilitate activities centered around social-emotional learning, community engagement, and academic growth.
•Conduct checks with caseload students to provide guidance in their development of SEL competencies, including self-awareness, conflict resolution, communication, and resource utilization.
•Provide behavioral interventions and support to students ultimately enhancing student’s SEL competencies and preserving their time in class.
•Create and lead weekly group sessions to help students develop SEL competencies, focusing on self-awareness, peer group selection, conflict avoidance, academic confidence, etc.
•Debrief SEL caseload student needs with school staff and SEL team at least once a week; collect teacher observations, discuss behavior management strategies, etc.
•Track student progress through maintaining detailed and accurate records of student meetings, interventions, and group sessions, and teacher/staff observations. Submit timely progress reports of student data using Hands On Atlanta’s internal software and assist in collecting broader student data sets as needed.
•Support teachers and school administrators by assisting students, co-planning lessons, leading learning activities, and participating in school events.
•Foster meaningful and productive relationships with student


•Bachelor’s or master’s degree in social work, education, psychology, sociology, public health, or other related fields
•Professional and/or community service experience in schools and nonprofits, and with children
•Understanding of social and emotional learning competencies and coaching strategies
•Demonstrated leadership ability
•Adaptability and perseverance in the face of obstacles
•Strong interpersonal skills
•High level of professionalism
•Ability to maintain positive and respectful rapport with students, guidance counselors/social workers, parents, and community members
•Able to seek out and work effectively with others who have diverse perspectives, talents, and backgrounds; contribute to a team climate in which differences are valued and supported
•Effective communication skills, including comfort with public speaking
•Highly organized; ability to manage multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and achieve goals in a face-paced environment
•Ability to create thoughtful and thorough documentation of interactions with children, parents, and volunteers
•Eagerness to learn, contribute, and grow
•Valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and ability to navigate in and around greater Atlanta



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