Technician, Behavior Modification Title 1 End of Year 2019/2020

Location
Charlotte, NC, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jul 11, 2019
Ref
4600182945
Summary:

The Behavior Modification Technician (BMT) promotes the safety, well being, and educational success of students by implementing behavior management programs and working as a team member to increase social, behavioral and academic skills needed for success.

Essential Duties:
  • Acts as an advocate for students by providing one on one/group therapeutic processing sessions, assessment of student's needs, individual behavior planning, personal goal setting, weekly follow-ups with students and other school based supports as needed
  • Observes, documents and maintains data regarding student behavior, attendance, and academic progress; evaluates student information and makes recommendations as needed
  • Establishes rapport and working relationships with students, staff, parents, and other community agencies in an effort to promote the best possible outcome for the student in the shortest possible time frame.
  • Serves as a liaison between the student, parents, CMS non-traditional program/school, regular CMS schools, community agencies and other educational programs; assists students, parents, staff and community agencies in understanding CMS policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Implements behavior management programs, enabling students to acquire social and interpersonal behaviors that will enhance their academic success; assists teachers and administrators to develop current behavior management strategies.
  • Assists with the day-to-day discipline, discuss student concerns with appropriate school staff and community agencies, assist with coordinating activities for parents and respond to requests for assistance and information.
  • Provides close supervision to students who have committed CMS code of conduct violations or law violations and have been assigned to an alternative setting
  • Provides immediate practical assistance to students in an effort to increase necessary social, behavioral, and academic skills needed to be successful in the home school setting
  • Implements social skills/character education curriculum; provides individual and group instruction to students regarding appropriate social skills and behaviors; proactively monitors behavior by observing and interacting with students.
  • Maintains accurate log of student progress, relative behavior and social skills development
  • Assists in the identification of students who demonstrate a need for participation in programs provided by community-based human services agencies
  • Responds to crisis and routine calls for assistance from staff and/or students; diffuses and de-escalates potentially volatile situations
  • Addresses the needs of EC students appropriately and in accordance with Individual Education Plans (IEP's)
  • Attends and/or participates in all staff meetings, team meetings, and pertinent in-service sessions
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

Minimum
  • High school diploma with additional specialized trainings/certifications or two years of related college coursework.
  • One year of experience in a mental health or human service program preferably working with behaviorally complex children

Desirable
  • Bachelor's degree in Social Services field
  • Active Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI) Certification

Licensing / Certification Requirements: N/A

# of Jobs
2.00

Salary: From
14.88

Salary: To
18.95

Teacher Scale
N

Minimum Educational Requirements
Associate Degree

Term
10 Month

Additional Job Information

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:
  • Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques and behavior management principles.
  • Ability to develop and implement effective individual and group behavior management plans.
  • Ability to collect and summarize data to document student progress by observing and charting behaviors and measuring the duration and frequency of inappropriate behavior.
  • Ability to provide support to faculty in managing students sometimes necessitating controlling aggressive behavior.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
  • Effective de-escalation skills.
  • Ability to use computer programs such as Email, Access, Excel, and Word.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to work with adolescents and families.
  • Ability to effectively explain the school system?s disciplinary policies and procedures.
  • Ability to analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of current goals.

Physical Requirements:

Requires the ability to communicate effectively using speech, vision and hearing and the use of hands for simple grasping and fine manipulations. The work often requires bending, squatting, reaching, with the ability to lift, carry, push or pull light weights. The work requires activities involving driving automotive equipment. Will regularly require sufficient physical strength and ability to exert physical effort as needed for crisis intervention or handling objects over 30 pounds. May occasionally require work with risk for potential job-related injury, such as physical confrontations.

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In compliance with Federal Law, Charlotte - Mecklenburg Schools administers all education programs, employment activities and admissions without discrimination against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, national origin, age or disability.

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