BEHAVIORAL SUPPORT SPECIALIST

The Learning Community ( learn more )

Central Falls, Rhode Island ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3474990
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : April 8, 2021
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

The Learning Community, a K-8 public school, is currently seeking a Behavioral Support Specialist to join our dynamic team. This full-time team member will provide therapeutic behavioral support to elementary and/or middle grades students as needed throughout the school day. The Behavioral Support Specialist serves the school community as an expert in the field of positive behavioral intervention, peaceful conflict resolution, and restorative practices.
The Learning Community, an innovative urban K-8 charter school with 84% of students that qualify for free or reduced-price lunch/the proxy for poverty rate, 37% English Language Learners and high student achievement, is a warm and welcoming school that believes deeply in the voices of teachers, students and families. We offer a highly competitive compensation and benefits package. BIPOC candidates and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We strive to have a team that reflects the racial diversity of our students and families. It is important to us that our students can see themselves in the adults that surround them each day. The Learning Community is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT AS A TEAM MEMBER?
Warm and Professional Work Environment: We have an upbeat, proactive, and supportive atmosphere. Open communication systems ensure every person has a chance to voice concerns and ideas about all aspects of the school. We are known for responding quickly to the needs of both students and colleagues. We have among the best family engagement in the state, and strong support from our community.

Excellent Compensation: We offer highly competitive salaries and health insurance benefits for full-time team members.

Shared Commitment to Educational Equity: Through their commitment to our families and our school’s mission, every team member creates and supports an environment for exploration, leadership and learning for both students and themselves. We believe that education is a fundamental right and existing inequities should not be a barrier to success.

Support Services: An extensive system supports student social, emotional, behavioral, and physical health needs. We follow through on the promise that no single student will keep themselves or others from learning. Every classroom teacher is supported by a team of professionals.

Professional Development: Team members receive job embedded professional development and a variety of innovative options for growth, learning and sharing what they know. These include a two-week summer institute, professional development days throughout the school year, working with external consultants and attending professional development workshops.


Job Description:

•Proactively builds and sustains partnerships within the community to identify challenges and support with the development and implementation of student-focused behavioral interventions and solutions.
•Responds promptly to behavioral incidents within the community and communicates with students, team members, and families to follow through on conflict resolution and implement restorative discipline practices.
•Collaborates with team members and families to develop and implement positive behavioral reinforcement techniques, develop behavior intervention plans, and monitor student progress.
•Serves as a leader in crisis intervention and implementation of de-escalation techniques
•Is prepared and punctual for school, meetings, and trainings as required.
•Performs other related tasks as required.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Classroom Teacher > Health
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    The Learning Community 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

    • Requirements:

      •At least one year of experience working with children who have social, emotional, and behavioral needs (required)
      •Familiarity with the use of behavior monitoring and reinforcement systems (required)
      •Willingness to become trained in and implement nonviolent physical intervention protocols as needed (required)
      •A bachelor’s degree in an education, psychology or behavior-related field (preferred)
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Employment at The Learning Community
    • 21 Lincoln Avenue
    • Central Falls, Rhode Island 02863
    • Phone: 401-722-9998

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