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Educational Assistant - Lynx Program - Lionsgate Academy

Posted on 5/17/2017 2:49:34 PM

Listing expires 6/14/2017

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Date of Availability: 08/21/2017

POSITION TITLE:  Mental Health Behavioral Aide – Lynx Program
POSITION STATUS:  Non-exempt
DIRECT SUPERVISOR: Site Director
SCHEDULE: Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
DUTY DAYS: 184 + 2 days New Employee Orientation
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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, 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
2 year degree or a minimum of 60 college credits OR successful completion of the ParaPro exam
2 years of experience working with adolescents with mental health concerns
Ability to drive Type III school buses through onsite training/test and passing driving record
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
 



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