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Behavior Interventionist - AFSA Middle School

Posted on 8/8/2017 4:50:44 PM

Listing expires 9/5/2017

(ADA/Text Version)


AFSA Middle School is seeking a behavior interventionist to work with middle school students in grades 5 and 6.

This is a paraprofessional level position, full time during the school year. A detailed job description is listed below.

 

For information about AFSA, please go to www.afsahighschool.com

 

To apply for the above position:

Fill out our online application form on our website in the About AFSA/Employment menu.

Please email or mail your letter of application, resume, and list of three professional references.

All applicants must pass a background check.

 

Send Application Materials to:bmeyer@afsahighschool.com 

Deadline:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

 

Required Qualifications

Education and Experience:

§  Degree in the area of Education, Child Development, Child Psychology, Behavioral Sciences,

§  High School Diploma required, two or four year college degree preferred,

§  Experience working/volunteering with youth ages 10-13,

§  Experience working with special needs students,

§  Experience with computers and Microsoft Office Suite programs including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Publisher.

 

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

§  Maintains confidentiality, and possesses unquestionable integrity.

§  Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

§  Ability to understand and carry out complex oral and written instructions.

§  Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.

§  Can prioritize multiple tasks, work under stress, meet deadlines and take direction.

§  Can work with frequent interruptions.

§  Ability to perform general operations, which require the exercise of judgment, based upon knowledge gained through experience.

§  Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and School Board Policies.

 

ADA Requirement

§  Meet the physical requirements necessary to safely and effectively perform assigned duties, including lifting twenty (20) pounds on an occasional basis and in excess of twenty (20) pounds with assistance.

 

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities

§  Works with individual students or small groups of students to reinforce behavior protocols.

§  Assists the teachers in devising special strategies for reinforcing student behaviors.

§  Assist staff in: defining and measuring behavior; understanding principles of reinforcement; teaching new behavior; implementing strategies for weakening behavior; and identifying antecedents.

§  Work cooperatively with building administrators to promote positive student behavior by providing positive behavior support in their classrooms.

§  Promote highly specialized positive behavior interventions in which “at risk” students thrive: behavior instruction that is explicit, intensive, accelerated and provides ample practice.

§  Assists with the supervision of students during classes, project time, assemblies, field trips, meetings, lunchtime, and before and after school.

§  Continually supervise students to ensure a safe, non-threatening, nurturing environment where students can thrive. Maintains the same high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality of information about students as is expected of fully licenses teacher.

§  Participate in in-service trainings as requested.

§  Assist in maintaining daily progress records for students.

§  Communicate with parents in coordination with teacher/supervisor.

§  Establishes a supportive and positive relationship with the student without fostering or encouraging an intense emotional relationship.

§  Provide recognition of a variety of student accomplishments and positive behaviors.

§  Serves as a resource person during student evaluations.

§  Other duties as assigned.