Building Behavior Support Assistant - Multiple Middle Schools

Eugene, OR, US
Nov 20, 2020
Job Category
Support Staff
Grade Level
Middle School
This is a part-time .875 FTE/7 hours per day position working on the CL-192 (192 days per school year) schedule. Multiple vacancies available.

This position will be physically present at the worksite and will be required to follow all public health protocols.

One position available for each Middle School:
Arts & Technology Academy
Cal Young MS
Kelly MS
Kennedy MS
Madison MS
Monroe MS
Roosevelt MS
Spencer Butte MS

This position assists the principal and school staff in supporting student efforts to manage behavioral and social emotional needs by implementing and supporting behavior management programs. Staff in this classification will utilize behavior management strategies and provide students with skill-building experiences. This position also includes supporting students in the areas of communication and language development, social skill development and positive behavior support, as well as supporting academic programming and functional skills. The core function is to implement evidence-based practices that will help students attain developmentally appropriate behavioral and social emotional skills.

This classification is different from the education assistant classification by its primary focus on communication, social emotional and positive behaviors. Additionally, this position will provide building-wide support in both Special Education and General Education settings.

Essential Functions
  1. Implement behavior support plans, prescribed behavioral strategies and positive behavior support; model conversation, listening, and everyday prosocial interactions for the purpose of demonstrating appropriate social behavior in a culturally appropriate manner.
  2. Provide frequent monitoring of students on assigned caseload, with accompanying positive reinforcement and feedback for the purpose of providing a safe and positive learning environment.
  3. Implementing Check-In/Check-Out (CICO) at the start and end of the school day, including Positive Approach to Student Support.
  4. Assist in delivering social emotional instruction to students.
  5. De-escalate students and provide targeted self-regulation supports for recovery to baseline.
  6. Supervise student breaks, implement sensory supports and movement activities.
  7. Assist behavior teams with collecting data for functional behavior assessments by recording student behavioral progress and daily behavior data using spreadsheet data collection systems.
  8. Assist students with building self- monitoring skills.
  9. Implement strategies for working with students that align with their individual plans or protocols.
  10. Intervene in potential conflicts utilizing appropriate behavioral approaches for the purpose of diffusing confrontations and minimizing disruptions.
  11. Intervene in crisis situations and assists in developing and implementing appropriate positive behavior support strategies; support classrooms during room clear when applicable.
  12. Interact with district staff to assist in the planning, implementation and review of the student's positive behavior support plan and safety plan.
  13. Provide assistance to students with intensive behaviors in acquiring skills in the area of communication and language development, behavior and social skills.
  14. Collect assessment data using technology and utilize data to document progress and decision making regarding the goals and objectives created for a student. Prepare written reports, communication logs and classroom materials.
  15. Assist with the supervision of the general student population, supervises assigned students in and out of the classroom and in the community.
  16. Maintain regular and prompt attendance.
  17. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  1. Knowledge of district policies and procedures and ability to maintain confidentiality in compliance with Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
  2. Knowledge of, and ability, to use a wide range of equipment including adaptive/assistive technology, photocopiers, laminators, and kitchen equipment.
  3. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and students.
  4. Ability to understand and execute oral and written instructions, policies, and procedures.
  5. Ability to listen, make sound decisions on a day-to-day basis as well as during emergency or crisis situations, and effectively work with students in high stress environments.
  6. Ability to work with students who may exhibit aggressive behavior, as required by specific job assignment; with training, be physically prepared to restrain a student if in imminent danger of harming self or others implements.
  7. Attends District workshops and staff development classes to remain current on behavioral, medical and data collection procedures.
  8. Ability to assess situations and act swiftly and appropriately and with sound judgment for the safety and well-being of students and staff.
  9. Consistently manage student discipline in a positive and effective manner.
  10. Participate in change in a constructive way demonstrating flexibility in dealing with changing conditions.
  11. Implement behavior plans and evaluate the effectiveness of the plan.
  12. Gain the respect and confidence of students, parents, and staff through the modeling of appropriate behavior.
  13. Ability to respond to confrontational and emotional situations involving staff and students in a compassionate and tolerant manner.
  14. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, teachers, administrators, co-workers, supervisor, and the public.
  15. Communicate clearly and appropriately, in speech and in writing, in accord with educational standards.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Completion of at least two years of post-secondary study consisting of 72 credit hours, 48 semester units; OR
  • Associates or higher degree; OR
  • Meeting a rigorous standard of quality and demonstrating, through a formal state or local academic assessment, knowledge of and the ability to assist in instructing reading, writing and mathematics (attach test scores).
  • Two (2) years of work experience providing direct support to students.

Additional Information:
Complete application in its entirety. Incomplete applications will not be accepted or processed, there are no exceptions.

We do not accept walk-in, faxed, or applications via mail. All applications must be submitted using the GovernmentJobs website. It is your responsibility to submit a complete application. Submitting an application does not guarantee any candidate an interview. Candidates are interviewed by appointment only. If you apply to more than one job, an application is required for EACH job posting.

ALL required documentation must be scanned and attached in order to submit an online application.
Required documents for this posting are:
  • Highly Qualified (HQ) Documentation as per Minimum Qualifications above.
Upon offer of employment applicants must obtain a fingerprint clearance from the Oregon State Police Department and the FBI through a process authorized by the Eugene School District 4J. Applicants would be responsible for the one-time fingerprint clearance fee.

An Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer

The Eugene School District 4J does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ancestry, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity in admission or access to the treatment of employment in its programs and activities as required by state and federal law. If you have any complaints, please contact the HR Department at (541) 790-7670.

It is the District's policy to provide qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment in accordance with applicable law. Applicants wishing to claim veterans' preference must provide the following military documents verifying their eligibility:

Veterans : A copy of the applicant's Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (a federal DD Form 214 or 215), which shows character of service upon discharge OR a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs indicating the applicant receives a non-service connected pension.

Disabled Veterans : A copy of the applicant's Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (a federal DD Form 214 or 215), which shows character of service upon discharge AND a copy of the applicants veteran's disability preference letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (unless the information is included on the DD Form 214 or 215).

For veterans' preference to apply, the required military documents must be submitted to the District at the time of application submission.