Behavior Support Specialist

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Closing the achievement gap in education is hard work. It requires committed and dedicated teachers, with a relentless and unapologetic focus on scholar achievement. If that describes you – we want you to join the Leadership   Preparatory Team!

Leadership Preparatory Charter School is an independent, public charter school founded in 2015. For the 2022-2023 academic year, we will serve scholars in grades K-8, and will add a grade level annually to reach K-8.

Leadership Prep’s model is built on six central tenets:

·        Hiring, Training, and Retaining Exceptional Teachers

·        Believing that Literacy is Everything

·        Delivering Data – Driven Instruction

·        Ensuring Leadership and Character Development for Every Student

·        Creating a Structured and Supportive School Culture

·        Establishing Strong Partnership with Families

Purpose and Scope:

The essential function of the position within the organization is to assist in the prevention and intervention of disruptive and at-risk behavior of students by facilitating behavioral services to students, families and educational staff. The position is responsible for coordinating diagnostic, education and therapeutic services; assisting teachers with classroom management skills; providing on-going and crisis counseling and assistance; maintaining records and reports as required, and performing related professional and administrative work as assigned. The position works independently, reporting major activities through weekly meetings.

Essential Job Functions:

1. Help identify the educational and therapeutic service needs of students with emotional/behavior disabilities.

2. Help implement, monitor and follows up on behavioral intervention/prevention strategies.

3. Identifies and maintains cooperative working relationships with resources and agencies providing services and treatment for children with behavioral/mental health issues.

4. Provides assistance to teachers of students with emotional/behavioral disabilities in order to strengthen classroom management ability, including but not limited to teaching positive behavior support and verbal de-escalation skills, providing education in mental health issues and medical management issues; collaborates with specialists in other areas to provide comprehensive assistance to teachers and staff members.

5. Observes and reports on classroom management style of teachers and appropriateness of activities provided to ensure provision of a safe and emotionally supportive environment.

7. Observes and counsels students within the parameters of the classroom/school environment that have been referred because of disruptive or unusual behavior;

8. Suggests environmental changes for teachers to institute and implements interventions for students as needed.

9. Responds to crisis in a safe and caring manner.

10. Gathers information/data to support periodic and special reports documenting activities for areas of responsibility.

11. Performs clerical/administrative tasks such as preparing reports and correspondence, entering and retrieving computer data, sending and receiving faxes, answering the telephone.

12. Attends professional meetings to exchange information; attends professional classes, workshops or conferences to improve professional skills and maintain certifications as required.

13. Performs other duties as assigned or directed to support a positive school culture.

Minimum Qualifications:

Requires education or training equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in school psychology, psychology, social work or other related field. Also requires two years of experience working in a school setting.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Help coordinate school-wide recognition assemblies, parent workshops, family and community service events and other school-wide culture-building activities.
  • Partner with parents and families to build authentic school-wide community.
  • Implement a school-wide behavior management system with meaningful incentives and consequences.
  • Work closely and effectively with children who have behavior challenges and their families;
  • Partner with teachers to create and execute individualized behavior intervention plans when needed.
  • Accurately monitor and analyze daily student attendance, homework and discipline records. Provide monthly data dashboards
  • Attend district required special education training.

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Leadership Preparatory Charter School

Change the Narrative. We are Committed Strong Urban Educators

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