BEHAVIOR THERAPIST

Prospect Hill Academy Charter School K-12

Prospect Hill Academy Charter School

Cambridge, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3425960
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : January 11, 2021
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

The Behavior Therapist works in a team environment with students experiencing social emotional and/or behavioral challenges to provide short-term flexible wraparound support, stabilization and to implement social emotional and behavioral interventions to support student’s success.

Essential Functions:
  • Work is performed in multiple campuses as needed
  • Travel regularly between campuses to support teams and employees across the organization (must possess a valid driver’s license)
  • Must be able to assist with student behavioral needs as necessary
  • Assist with maintaining student data
  • Additional responsibilities or task requested or assigned by the Director of Special Education
NOTE: This list of essential functions is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be supplemented at the request of one’s supervisor and/or senior management.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required:
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in education, special education or a related field such as counseling, or equivalent expertise, and training and expertise in behavioral prevention and intervention and crisis management skills
  • 2-3 years previous experience working with individuals with social-emotional and behavioral challenges in an educational setting
  • Verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills to support communication among team members
  • Ability to be flexible, think creatively, and work across a number of campuses with diverse staff and student populations
Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience with behavioral prevention and intervention, crisis prevention and intervention strategies
  • Experience working with students who may be in crisis and presenting with behavioral challenges, including aggression
  • Knowledge of behavioral management methodologies and systems - PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports), ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis)
  • Certification in CPI, QBS or other crisis prevention and intervention system preferred
Physical Requirements:
  • Frequent standing, walking for extended periods of time, mobility to navigate within a large school building
  • Frequent reaching with hands and arms to stoop, kneel, or crouch
  • Frequent lifting and/or moving up to 10 pounds and occasionally lifting and/or moving up to 30 pounds
  • Frequent ability to physically respond (e.g. push, pull, or carry at least 60 lbs) to students who are physically unsafe and use de-escalation techniques including physical management as a last resort
  • Frequent ability to physically maintain a safe learning environment, including moving furniture in response to a crisis situation
  • Regular use of hands to handle or feel
  • Occasional climbing or balancing
  • Regular speaking and hearing; specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception
The above information outlines the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this position. It is not designed as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job; nor is it a contract for employment. The school will make reasonable accommodations as they relate to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Employment at the School is on an “Employment-At-Will” basis. In other words, you or the School may terminate employment for any reason and at any time, with or without notice. Similarly, the terms of employment outlined in this description are subject to change at any time.



  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Special Education > Behavior Specialist / EBD
    Special Education > Mentally Disabled
  • Employer Description

    Prospect Hill Academy Charter School is a highly successful, urban K-12 public school with the mission of preparing each student for success in college, fostering responsible citizenship, and inspiring a lifelong love of learning.

    At Prospect Hill Academy, the prevailing belief is that with hard work, effective effort, perseverance through adversity, committed teachers, and invested parents, all students are capable of academic, intellectual, social, and moral excellence. Fueling this conviction are eight core values that guide the daily life and culture of the school--(1) High Expectations; (2) Equity; (3) Personalization; (4) Cultural Proficiency; (5) Collaboration; (6) Balance; (7) Inquiry; and (8) Accountability.

    The ideal PHA teacher will possess the following attributes:

    P…positive
    R…resilient
    O…open-minded
    S…student-centered
    P…professional
    E…engaging
    C…collaborative, culturally competent, caring
    T…track record of High Performance

    Prospect Hill Academy Charter School is seeking energetic, dedicated, and flexible individuals to join the faculty and staff of our college preparatory school. The school prides itself on the passion, compassion, talent, and expertise of the people who work here. Together we strive to implement best practices in service of student achievement. As such we provide:

    - A coherent, comprehensive, and creative K-12 college preparatory curriculum
    - An emphasis on high academic and behavioral standards for all students
    - A collaborative environment with extraordinary educators who are committed to ongoing learning, reflection, and professional growth
    - Strong parental and community involvement

    Prospect Hill Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are looking to attract teachers who reflect the wonderful diversity of our student population and encourage minority candidates to apply.

    For a look at what it is like to work at PHA, please go to: http://www.phacs.org/apps/pages/careers Learn more about us...


    Location Description

    Prospect Hill Academy Charter School is a highly successful, urban K-12 public school with the mission of preparing each student for success in college, fostering responsible citizenship, and inspiring a lifelong love of learning.

    At Prospect Hill Academy, the prevailing belief is that with hard work, effective effort, perseverance through adversity, committed teachers, and invested parents, all students are capable of academic, intellectual, social, and moral excellence. Fueling this conviction are eight core values that guide the daily life and culture of the school--(1) High Expectations; (2) Equity; (3) Personalization; (4) Cultural Proficiency; (5) Collaboration; (6) Balance; (7) Inquiry; and (8) Accountability.


    The ideal PHA teacher will possess the following attributes:

    P…positive
    R…resilient
    O…open-minded
    S…student-centered
    P…professional
    E…engaging
    C…collaborative, culturally competent, caring
    T…track record of High Performance Learn more about us...


    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Prospect Hill Academy Charter School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

    Job Requirements

    • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Questions

    There ARE NO application questions required FOR this job posting.

    Contact Information

    • Alison Bradley
    • 17 Franklin Street
    • Somerville, Massachusetts 02145

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