Elementary School Social-Emotional Learning Specialist

DREAM Charter School - New York, New York - Full time

 Originally founded in 1991 as Harlem RBI, DREAM has grown to annually serve more than 2,500 youth across East Harlem and the South Bronx through a network of six PreK-12, extended-day, extended-year DREAM Charter Schools and community sports-based youth development programs. Through our commitment to rigorous academics, social-emotional learning, deep family and community engagement, and health and wellness, we create lifelong learners who are equipped to fulfill their vision of success in and out of the classroom. We dream big, as well, with an aggressive five-year plan to expand to serve 3,500 students across seven schools—growing our organization's impact and leveling the playing field for all children. To learn more, visit wearedream.org.

Reporting to the Dean of SEL and Community, the ideal candidate for is a reliable team player with a commitment to youth development. They will play a key role in implementing DREAM's Grow the Whole Child model by driving growth in social and emotional competencies.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Implement social-emotional learning (SEL) curriculum through explicit instruction and targeted small group SEL interventions to ensure student progress to targeted SEL goals and outcomes;
  • Drive collection and analysis of data related to SEL intervention program and implement improvements based on data, feedback and observation;
  • Manage Caseload of students receiving tier 2 SEL interventions; including data collection and documentation, teacher communication and collaboration, family communication and collaboration;
  • Supervise and manage individual youth behavior at all times using positive student culture techniques and proactive interventions to ensure the physical and emotional safety and development of all youth;
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with families;
  • Work with youth in positive and creative ways that encourage teamwork.


  • Bachelor's degree, preferred;
  • One year of youth development experience required;
  • Experience providing SEL supports for youth;
  • Experience collecting data and implementing data-driven practices;
  • Exhibit a strong belief that explicit and embedded SEL competency-building positively impacts academic achievement;
  • Strong group facilitation skills and ability to manage behaviors using positive youth development principles (experience with restorative justice practices strongly preferred);
  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Excellent organizational and problem solving skills;
  • A strong belief in the mission and values of DREAM, including the desire to make a difference in the lives of our students, families, and community.


  • DREAM offers a competitive salary commensurate with relevant experience with the potential for an annual performance-based increase. The incoming salary range for this position is $60,000 to $65,000. New hires are typically brought into the organization at a salary closer to the start of the range depending on qualifications, internal equity, and the budgeted amount for the role. All staff are eligible for annual performance-based increases. Because we value staff tenure in each role, we do not currently cap salary ranges.
  • We offer a comprehensive benefits plan, covering the majority of the employee premium for medical plans and subsidizing the majority of costs for a spouse/domestic partner and children. Other benefits include dental and vision plans, disability, life insurance, parenting benefits, flexible spending account options, generous vacation time and paid holidays, referral bonuses, professional development, an employee assistance program (EAP) and a 403(b) plan with employer matching up to 4%.


DREAM requires vaccination against COVID-19 for all employees. Reasonable Accommodations based on a qualifying disability or sincerely held religious belief are being considered in accordance with applicable law.


At DREAM, diversity, equity, and inclusion are a matter of mission.

From our schools to our playing fields, DREAM is committed to building a team where each individual can bring their full identity and experience to work because representation matters—it enriches our team culture, enhances our ability to innovate, and strengthens our impact in and out of the classroom. DREAM engages staff that represent and appreciate the diversity of our majority Black and Hispanic student body, while working to ensure that our practices are equitable, welcoming, and productive. We are dedicated to creating a world where youth, especially youth of color, have permission to dream—along with the tools and opportunities to make their dreams reality.

Come dream with us.


All Kids Can. This Kid Can.

DREAM is Family.

Fun is a Serious Value.

Teamwork Makes the DREAM Work.

Fail. Persist. Exceed.


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K12 School Operations

Experience Level

Mid Level

DREAM Charter School

Originally founded in 1991 as Harlem RBI, DREAM has grown to annually serve more than 2,500 youth across East Harlem and the South Bronx through a network of six PreK-12, extended-day, extended-year DREAM Charter Schools and community sports-based youth development programs.
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