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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3301535
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : July 21, 2020

Job Description

ASHEVILLE CITY SCHOOLS JOB DESCRIPTION
 
JOB TITLE: Behavior Support Assistant
LOCATION: Isaac Dickson Elementary School
JOB STATUS: Full Time

 

GENERAL STATEMENT OF JOB:
The Behavior Support Assistant, under the guidance and leadership of the Behavior Support Teacher, assists in implementing each child’s Individual Education Program goals and objectives, more specifically students' behavior goals, and Behavior Intervention Plans. Assist in planning, preparing, and administering practice of evidence-based interventions and social skill activities/lessons in a proactive manner. Providing behavior support to students using de-escalation strategies (CPI) as needed to help stabilize students experiencing escalated/disruptive behaviors. Conduct small group/individual review lessons with students on Behavior Support Caseload as assigned by the Behavior Support Teacher.

 SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provide direct support to staff by introducing and modeling research/ evidence based interventions. 

Works with the student(s) on academic tasks to support the instructional plan of the teacher.

Coordinate with Behavior Support Teacher and school staff to implement behavior curriculum.

Coordinate with Behavior Support Staff to develop intervention and crisis/safety plans.

Provide interventions to stabilize students experience acute behaviorals. 

Establishes as fully as possible a supportive positive relationship with the student(s) without fostering or encouraging dependence or intense emotional involvement.

Maintains confidentiality in matters pertaining to the student(s) and the classes in which assigned.

Comply with all safety policies, practices and procedures; report all unsafe activities to supervisor.

Other duties assigned by the Director Of Exceptional Children’s Program

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Participates in IEP/BIP meetings.

Receives training and inservice pertinent to the job function.

Experience with evidence based instructional strategies and ability to implement them effectively.

Ability to perform on the spot data collection digitally and/or in paper form.

Ability to follow written and oral directions.

Ability to remain calm in various situations.

Ability to accept differences in people.

Ability to follow a schedule.

MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

Graduation from high school with preference for specialized training and a two or four year college degree (or 48 hours of college credit), experience in education or such alternatives to these as may be found appropriate.

Minimum of two  years experience in which the support of “at risk” and/or “behaviorally challenged” students was an responsibility for the position.

 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS OR STANDARDS REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS 
 
Physical Requirements: Must be physically able to sit, stand, walk and drive a car. Must be able to lift mail and boxes up to 10 lbs. Must be able to sit at a computer for extended periods of time. Physical demand requirements are for Light Work.
 
Data Conception: Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural or composite characteristics (whether similar or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people or things.
 
Interpersonal Communication: Requires the ability to speak and/or signal people to convey or exchange information. Includes giving instructions, assignments or directions to subordinates or assistants.
 
Language Ability: Requires the ability to read simple forms. Requires the ability to prepare time sheets and supply requisitions using prescribed format.
 
Intelligence: Requires the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagrammatic form; to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in or from standardized situations.
 
Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to follow oral and written instructions. Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently in standard English.
 
Numerical Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize mathematical formulas, to add, subtract, divide and multiply.
 
Motor Coordination: Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes rapidly and accurately in using a keyboard.
 
Manual Dexterity: Must have minimal levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.
 
Interpersonal Temperament: Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to performing under minimal levels of stress.
 
Physical Communications: Requires the ability to see, talk and hear



 
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Category : Special Education > Behavior Specialist / EBD
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

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    Contact Information

    • Dr. Everett Dickerson
    • 85 Mountain Street
    • Asheville, North Carolina 28801

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