Salary range: 53
Reports to: Director of Special Education
Under the supervision of the Director of Special Education and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, provide support to students exhibiting academic and behavioral challenges. Work directly with students, develop Behavior Management Programs, and modify teaching environments; provide related services to Teachers and other Special Education Staff, and to parents as appropriate to ensure student success.
- A Bachelor's or Master's degree in Education, Psychology, or a related field, plus current or pending enrollment in a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst Program through an accredited university or institution;
- A minimum of 3 years of experience providing behavior supports to Special Education students;
- Have and maintain a valid California driver's license.
- Develop and implement appropriate Behavior Intervention and Behavior Support Plans in a consistent manner
- Conduct Functional Analysis Assessments that meet State and Federal Educational Standards
- Provide in-service trainings for Teachers and other staff on Behavioral Analysis and effective practices regarding positive behavior supports
- Conduct observations, collect data, and report on program and/or intervention effectiveness
- Implement and/or supervise employees who implement behavioral intervention plans
- Work and communicate with other agencies to ensure that all aspects of a student's program are addressed
- Work effectively with students and colleagues
- Function as a positive, contributing member of the Educational Team
- Assess the needs of the student and the influence of the environment on behavior and learning
- Prepare reports, presentations, materials and present information accurately in a group setting
- Prepare and maintain accurate records and filing systems
- Communicate clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing
- Maintain confidentiality of student records and information
- With appropriate training, may be called upon to provide First Aid or CPR
- Other duties as assigned
- Attend IEP meetings and contribute to the goal development and behavior planning for students.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
- Knowledge and experience of a variety of disabilities and disorders and their impact on learning, including Autism Spectrum Disorder;
- Applied Behavior Analysis and other methodologies used for addressing challenging behavior;
- Behavioral challenges and how such challenges can impede learning;
- Communication skills with parents and staff concerning behavior;
- Complex report writing methods
- Ability to work independently under general supervision while following IEP's;
- Ability to work with public and outside agencies
- Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships and interpersonal skills with others using diplomacy, patience and courtesy.
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, stand, walk, bend, turn, talk and hear, and taste and smell. The employee frequently is required to use hands to write, finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift arms above shoulders to point, reach, touch, pull or lift.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Work environment includes working directly with young children; may be exposed to blood-borne pathogens and communicable diseases. Employee frequently works at a computer.
Work Year: 10 Months
Revision Date: 05/30/2012
Initial date: 05/16/2012
Equal Opportunity Employer in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and all other applicable federal, state, and local laws.