BEHAVIOR SPECIALIST

DC International School ( learn more )

Washington, District of Columbia ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3406052
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : November 24, 2020
  • Starting Date: August 15, 2021

Job Description

District of Columbia International School (DCI) is a public charter school serving nearly 1,500 racially and economically diverse students in grades 6-12 from across the District of Columbia. We aim to provide our students with a world-class education that empowers them to follow their passions and change the world. DCI’s education centers on an International Baccalaureate curriculum, advanced language learning in Chinese, Spanish, and French, and a culture focused on student agency supported by 1:1 technology.

DCI is hiring a full-time Behavior Specialist. To apply, complete the linked employment application, and be prepared to upload a copy of your resume and cover letter. You will need to pass a background check. No phone calls, please.

Position Overview: Using restorative approaches, you will work closely with each student in the school to support their growth and development and collaboratively problem solve with them their issues and concerns.

Salary Range: $34,480 - $48,600 (Starting salary is determined by education and years of relevant experience)

Qualifications: Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred;
Demonstrated record of working effectively with at-risk adolescents;
Experience working restoratively with students with emotional and behavioral struggles; Comfortable with online communication and working in a Google/Mac environment; High School Diploma and some college credits; and Two years experience working with DC youth.

Essential Attributes:
Supporting, teaching and maintaining a professional and restorative culture which treats students and staff with respect;
De-escalating students who are in crisis;
Investigating student issues and concerns;
Teaching and maintaining student expectations regarding dress, electronics, etc.;
Working closely with Administrative team to insure student accountability;
Establishing and maintaining strong communication with students, teachers, and parents and family members;
Tracking attendance, making attendance calls & providing attendance interventions; and
Supporting the Director of Student and Family Engagement with behavior and intervention tracking.
Passion for improving educational opportunities for urban students and for being a part of a strong, mission-driven teams;
Commitment to DCI’s international mission;
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; and
Willing to pitch in on all aspects of school life.
Other duties as assigned.

Faculty and Staff Development/Benefits: DCI is committed to the principles of servant leadership and to providing faculty and staff with the resources and training they need to provide an excellent education experience for every student and family.
We have a benefits package that includes health and disability insurance and paid leave.
We offer teachers daily planning time, professional development, and reasonable class sizes.
Teachers and staff have the appropriate technology and support to do their work.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Salary: $ 34,480 to $ 48,600 Per Year
  • Job Category : Student Services > Adjustment Counselor
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    DC International School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • At least 2 years of relevant experience preferred
    • High School/Trade School degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Melina Jimenez-Flores , Human Resource/Talent Manager
    • 1400 Main Drive NW
    • Washington, District of Columbia 20012

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