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Mental Health Behavioral Aide/Para/EA Lynx Program - Lionsgate Academy

Posted on 2019-01-10 9:35:12 AM

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Start Your Online Application Now<https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.applitrack.com%2Flgamn%2FOnlineApp%2FJobPostings%2FView.asp%3FAppliTrackJobId%3D451&data=01%7C01%7Cedpost_web_o365%40stcloudstate.edu%7Ceb30e509b74d496cc1b708d677113445%7C5e40e2ed600b4eeaa9851d0c9dcca629%7C0&sdata=CVY%2Bzi0jSoA9qBEX1fFvSZ%2Bsb%2F3hPoD3%2Ffdi5s1SgMM%3D&reserved=0> Date of Availability: ASAP The Lynx program at Lionsgate Academy is a therapeutic and educational program serving students with disabilities and mental health needs. This program provides intensive mental health support which includes individual and group therapy in addition to small class sizes and more individualized programming, delivered by experts in the areas of Autism and mental health. POSITION TITLE: Educational Assistant/Mental Health Behavioral Aide DIRECT SUPERVISOR: Lynx Program Lead POSITION STATUS: Non-exempt CORE HOURS: Monday &#8211; Friday, 7:30 am &#8211; 4:00 pm DUTY DAYS: 182 _____________________________________________________________________________________ POSITION PURPOSE: To assist, support, and work closely with case managers, mental health professionals, administrators, and other team members in providing therapeutic and educational services for students. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: * Collaborate with case managers, mental health professionals, and support services to ensure student needs are being met. * Assist in the planning and implementation of the students&#8217; daily programs under the direction of the case manager, mental health professional, and/or support service personnel. * Assist in planning and preparing the learning and therapeutic environments and assist in preparation of needed materials and supplies for students. * Provide cues or prompts in skill-building peer-to-peer or staff-student interactions so that the student progressively recognizes and responds to the cues independently. * Generalize skill-building activities in the student's multiple natural settings. * Support students&#8217; regulation needs, including: sensory regulation, emotion regulation, and executive functioning. * Intervene as necessary to redirect the student's target behavior and to de-escalate behavior that puts the student or other person at risk of injury. * Observe, record, and collect data on behavior and specific IEP goals. * Participate in staff meetings, training programs and/or conferences designed to promote professional development. * Maintain positive, professional relationships and use appropriate verbal, non-verbal and written communication with all individuals. * Supervise activities to ensure safety. * Regular, prompt attendance. OTHER POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: * Lead small groups in educational or therapeutic activities under the supervision of the case manager, mental health professional, and/or support service personnel. * Perform as a practice partner or role-play partner. * Reinforce the students' accomplishments. * Other job-related duties as assigned. PHYSICAL DEMANDS 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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is active and requires standing, walking, running, bending, kneeling, stooping, and crouching during the day. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. This position may require the individual to engage in nonviolent crisis intervention techniques including control procedures. MENTAL DEMANDS The mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to comprehend and follow instructions, perform complex or varied tasks, relate to others, make decisions, and communicate effectively orally and in written form. COMPETENCIES Student focus Ethical Conduct Teamwork Orientation Thoroughness Time Management Flexibility Personal Effectiveness/Credibility Stress Management/Composure MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma or Equivalent 2 years of experience working with adolescents with mental health concerns Ability to operate a computer and the software necessary to complete the required job tasks PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge and experience working with students on the autism spectrum One year previous experience in a middle school or high school setting 2 year degree or a minimum of 60 college credits OR successful completion of the ParaPro exam Pre-service training: * 15 hours of face-to-face training in mental health services delivery * 8 hours of parent teaming training * Remaining 7 hours may include one-to-one time with a mental health professional/practitioner This position description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that will be required of positions that will be given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned. Ability to competently perform all of the essential duties of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, demonstrated commitment, and the ability to work productively as a member of a team or work group are basic responsibilities of all positions at Lionsgate Academy. Lionsgate Academy uses the applicant tracking<https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.frontlineeducation.com%2Fsolutions%2Frecruiting-hiring%2F&data=01%7C01%7Cedpost_web_o365%40stcloudstate.edu%7Ceb30e509b74d496cc1b708d677113445%7C5e40e2ed600b4eeaa9851d0c9dcca629%7C0&sdata=2XDM3isFmc2l88LFy6oeq3jamOA31QnQ16rEZeea5WM%3D&reserved=0> system from Frontline Education to manage employment applications online
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Date of Availability: ASAP

The Lynx program at Lionsgate Academy is a therapeutic and educational program serving students with disabilities and mental health needs. This program provides intensive mental health support which includes individual and group therapy in addition to small class sizes and more individualized programming, delivered by experts in the areas of Autism and mental health.

 

POSITION TITLE:  Educational Assistant/Mental Health Behavioral Aide

DIRECT SUPERVISOR: Lynx Program Lead

POSITION STATUS:  Non-exempt

CORE HOURS:  Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

DUTY DAYS: 182

_____________________________________________________________________________________

POSITION PURPOSE: To assist, support, and work closely with case managers, mental health professionals, administrators, and other team members in providing therapeutic and educational services for students.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Collaborate with case managers,  mental health professionals, and support services to ensure student needs are being met.

  • Assist in the planning and implementation of the students’ daily programs under the direction of the case manager, mental health professional, and/or support service personnel.

  • Assist in planning and preparing the learning and therapeutic environments and assist in preparation of needed materials and supplies for students.

  • Provide cues or prompts in skill-building peer-to-peer or staff-student interactions so that the student progressively recognizes and responds to the cues independently.

  • Generalize skill-building activities in the student's multiple natural settings.

  • Support students’ regulation needs, including:  sensory regulation, emotion regulation, and executive functioning.

  • Intervene as necessary to redirect the student's target behavior and to de-escalate behavior that puts the student or other person at risk of injury.

  • Observe, record, and collect data on behavior and specific IEP goals.

  • Participate in staff meetings, training programs and/or conferences designed to promote professional development.

  • Maintain positive, professional relationships and use appropriate verbal, non-verbal and written communication with all individuals.

  • Supervise activities to ensure safety.

  • Regular, prompt attendance.

OTHER POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead small groups in educational or therapeutic activities under the supervision of the case manager, mental health professional, and/or support service personnel.

  • Perform as a practice partner or role-play partner.

  • Reinforce the students' accomplishments.

  • Other job-related duties as assigned.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is active and requires standing, walking, running, bending, kneeling, stooping, and crouching during the day. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.  This position may require the individual to engage in nonviolent crisis intervention techniques including control procedures.

MENTAL DEMANDS
The mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to comprehend and follow instructions, perform complex or varied tasks, relate to others, make decisions, and communicate effectively orally and in written form.

COMPETENCIES
Student focus
Ethical Conduct
Teamwork Orientation 
Thoroughness 
Time Management
Flexibility
Personal Effectiveness/Credibility
Stress Management/Composure 
 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

High School Diploma or Equivalent

2 years of experience working with adolescents with mental health concerns

Ability to operate a computer and the software necessary to complete the required job tasks

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Knowledge and experience working with students on the autism spectrum

One year previous experience in a middle school or high school setting

2 year degree or a minimum of 60 college credits OR successful completion of the ParaPro exam

Pre-service training:

  • 15 hours of face-to-face training in mental health services delivery

  • 8 hours of parent teaming training

  • Remaining 7 hours may include one-to-one time with a mental health professional/practitioner

This position description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that will be required of positions that will be given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned. Ability to competently perform all of the essential duties of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, demonstrated commitment, and the ability to work productively as a member of a team or work group are basic responsibilities of all positions at Lionsgate Academy.

 



Lionsgate Academy uses the applicant tracking system from Frontline Education to manage employment applications online