Behavioral Specialist

At a glance: Applicants should be knowledgeable in supporting the social, emotional, and behavioral needs of students in grades TK-3. The selected para-professional will collect data related to behavior and mental health needs, implement behavioral strategies to support skill acquisition, and monitor behavior supports under the direction of the school Resource Teacher and Principal.

Essential Duties: Assist a certificated teacher(s) in the instruction and supervision of an individual student and/or several students, with behavioral needs; monitor and report student progress regarding behavior and performance; assist students in developing various academic and social skills. Individual positions may not perform all of the duties listed nor do these examples include all responsibilities of positions:
• Assist teacher(s) with instruction of either an individual, or small groups of students in various learning situations including basic academic and/or specialized subject areas
• Provide teacher with relevant feedback and information on student behavior
• Assist staff in assessing student behavior and implementing appropriate and positive behavior interventions
• Assist in supervision of students in the classroom, on the playground, and during meal times to maintain effective learning and safe play/recreational environment
• Observe and control behavior of students according to approved procedures; report progress to teacher(s) regarding student performance and behavior

Knowledge and Abilities: Applicants should have working knowledge of the principles and practices of age appropriate child development and guidance applicable for an educational setting; working knowledge of autism and other developmental disabilities preferred. Applicants should have well-developed interpersonal skills to work productively and cooperatively with teachers, students, and parents in formal and informal settings. Applicants should be able to exercise extreme levels of patience when working with students, demonstrate sensitivity to the special needs of individual students,
and apply the principles of positive behavior support. Experience with Applied Behavior Analysis experience required.

Education and Experience:
• Graduation from high school or equivalent
• Completion of two years of higher education study OR possession of an Associate’s or higher level degree
• Experience with Applied Behavior Analysis required
• Completion of post-high school courses in Psychology, Child Development, Education, Special Education or related field is desirable

Requirements:
Background Clearance
Tuberculosis Clearance
First Aide/CPR certification

Please email all required documents along with your resume to jobs@lashonacademy.org