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Behavior Support Specialist at Carl Lauro Elementary School

Providence School District
Providence, RI, US
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Position Type:
Teacher Assistants/Paraprofessionals/Teachers Assistant

Date Posted:

Carl G. Lauro Elementary

Location: Carl Lauro Elementary School

Job Description
To provide behavior support to students with severe behavioral and emotional challenges and assist the classroom teacher and school staff in the area of general behavior management.

Roles & Responsibilities:
  • To assist with data collection as related to individual student programs.To implement classroom and individual level/point systems and individualized programs.To intervene, monitor, and document behavior of students during crisis situations including time-out and physical interventions/restraint.To de-escalate problem behavior within the school setting.To accompany students and implement behavior systems during specials, lunch, recess, and other times during the school day when the students are not in the special needs classroom.To function as part of a team in creative problem solving related to individual students.To assist with training other paraprofessionals in behavior management, crisis intervention, data collection.To work as part of a team with service providers and outside service agencies to meet the students needs.To take part in advanced training related to job specifications.Behavior Tech will actively participate in classroom activity as directed by the teacher.Behavior Tech will develop and train Providence staff in behavior plans and implementation.Effect a positive learning environment.Behavior Tech will actively participate in teacher directed activities with the students.Behavior Tech will maintain positive student-staff relationships.Plan and coordinate incentives for behavior classrooms.Covers lunch in cafeterias at all sites.Tech will be on time and monitor bus duty as per policy and procedure on assigned day.Assist with AM/PM transitions.Provide FLOAT coverage for other behavior needs classrooms in emergency situations with advanced approval by Local Union 1033.Follows policies and procedures regarding behavior management.Uses Reality Therapy or other psycho-educational method to affect positive behavior change.Attends 90% of scheduled staff and team meetings including days the Behavior Tech is absent, unless on excused extended leave of absence.Attends 90% of supervision meetings with Behavior Tech Supervisor, unless there is a scheduling conflict due to changing needs of the school or on excused extended leave of absence.Performs various duties as requested by the classroom teacher/Behavior Tech Supervisor/School Principal within the bargaining unit.Rides AM/PM bus as assigned.Other duties as assigned.Must be able to restrain Middle and High School students with behavior disorders when needed.

Hourly Rate Range:

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Associate Degree, or 48 College Credits, or a passing score of 461 on the ParaPro Test.A Certificate of Completion of an approved Teacher Assistant Training Program, in addition to one of the above.To be certified in non-violent crisis intervention (physical restraint) or be willing to become certified.Experience working with behavior disordered population, preferred.Knowledge and experience in developing behavior plans that work towards competence and confidence in dealing with adults/authority figures/peers, preferred.Knowledge of a variety of specific intervention strategies that is effective for students with behavioral needs.

Must complete all compliance videos prior to first day of work

Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check. Selected candidates cannot begin work until passing their background check.
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