Behavior Support Specialist

Caliber Schools - Vallejo, CA - Full time

Caliber Schools - Vallejo, CA - Full time

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About Caliber Schools

Our mission at Caliber Schools is to shift the experiences, expectations, and outcomes for students in historically underserved communities. We provide students with a challenging and engaging personalizededucation that equips them with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in competitive colleges, careers, and communities. Caliber graduates will be academically college ready; have emotional intelligence or ‘EQ’; be critical thinkers, and have the skills and desire to be changemakers in their communities and the world.

Caliber’s four graduate pillars--Heart, Smart, Think, Act--guide our work. Caliber teaches computer science as a core academic subject K-8th grade to directly challenge the inequitable presence of women and underrepresented minorities in the computer science industry. We are a community-basedorganization and celebrate the diversity of the communities we serve. Our parents are active partners; frequently engaging through school events, restorative practices, and academic support.

We are looking for educators and leaders who want the opportunity to use their voice to build something new; to be a part of a team that's building something from the ground up. Our first school, Beta Academy in Richmond, CA, opened in 2014 and is now a fully grown K-8 serving 800 students. ChangeMakers Academy in Vallejo, CA opened in fall 2016. ChangeMakers now serves almost 500 students, TK-4th and 6th/7th grades and will be fully grown in 2018. We plan to open additional schools in 2018-2021 as we grow to nearly 4,000 seats K-12 in the Bay Area.

Position Summary

The role of the Behavior Support Specialist is to support students who exhibit the most challenging of behaviors in modifying their behavior in order to access their education and stay in the lowest level of school placement possible; assist teachers in providing This position is also responsible for monitoring, redirecting and modifying student progress regarding maladaptive behaviors and performance, administering intensive behavior intervention programs to identified students, and performing a variety of clerical duties as assigned. Additionally, the Behavior Support Specialist can provide coaching, modeling and development opportunities to school staff.

Job Duties:

  • Work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team to assess, plan and implement specialized student plans (IEP, BIP, 504)
  • Provide direct behavioral intervention/modification for students that decreases engagement in disruptive, harmful or negative behaviors and increases engagement in positive replacement behaviors as appropriate
  • Support Positive Behavior Intervention Systems (PBIS) through individual, classroom-wide, and school-wide training/coaching and professional development
  • Provide direct coaching for staff to increase capacity and skill set
  • Support and monitor the implementation of the Behavior Intervention Plans, Behavior Intervention Maps, etc.
  • Collect data, record anecdotal student progress toward their goals, and maintain behavioral charting data through formal documentation methods (i.e., data tracking, mental health notes, progress monitoring, carrying out assessments, etc.)
  • Plan and lead student academic, social skill-building, and recreational group activities, as appropriate
  • Engage families to increase school participation
  • Participate in professional learning communities to enhance practice and create coherence (i.e., weekly individual supervision and twice monthly group supervision to expand skills and receive ongoing coaching and support, trainings, etc.)

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Services/Social Work/Psychology/Counseling or at least four years experience in working with children with emotional disturbance and/or who exhibit extremely challenging behaviors and their families, preferred.
  • Experience providing crisis assessment, management, and interventions, preferred.
  • Ability and willingness to work independently in the office, at school sites, and at times in the community.
  • Fingerprint clearances.
  • Strong written and verbal skills, including solid computer skills in Microsoft Office programs.
  • Strong organizational skills as demonstrated by the ability to effectively manage multiple tasks.
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to work with a diverse population of clients.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. He or she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by her or his supervisor or the management of the organization.

Salary scales are based on years of experience and expertise. Scales are competitive with other charter school organizations and local districts.

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