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BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT


Davisville Academy School
North Kingstown School Department
North Kingstown, Rhode Island

Job Details
Job ID: 3099011 Application Deadline: July 30, 2019
Re-posted: July 16, 2019 Starting Date: August 31, 2019

Job Description
Job Title:
Behavior Management Assistant
Department:
Clinical Day Program
Reports to:
Principal, director of Pupil Personnel Services
Supervises:
n/a
Description of job:

Position Summary:
This position requires an ability to work with students who may demonstrate both academic and behavioral health challenges within a specialized program (CDP). Work involves the development of effective personal relationships with students. This position requires the frequent and consistent implementation of individual and program based behavioral intervention programs as well as, the collection of daily student data. This position works under the direct supervision of the classroom teacher and program administrator.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Provides ongoing academic and socio- emotional support to students.
Effectively performs Crisis Prevention and Intervention techniques (both de-escalation and physical restraint) and completes required documentation.
Monitors students in a variety of settings and in a variety of situations.
Collaborates with certified and non-certified staff in order to improve student outcomes.
Collects and maintains student academic, IEP, behavioral and safety data.
Participates in meetings related to individual students, program implementation and program procedures.
Participates in ongoing program professional development.
Implements behavioral intervention plans with fidelity and in a consistent manner.
Follows and implements all program specific procedures and protocols in order to maintain positive classroom culture
Works under the supervision of the classroom teacher and program administrator.

Other Duties and Responsibilities Include the Following:
Establish and maintain positive working relationships building administrators, colleagues, teachers and service providers.
Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively with team members.
Demonstrate awareness and sensitivity to the cultural diversity of our student population.
Adheres to established confidentiality standards.
Projects a positive and professional image at all times.
Performs other duties as assigned by the building/program administrator.

Applicants will be hired through an interview process. Final hiring decisions are at the discretion of district administration.


Protective Personal Equipment:
n/a
Classification:
Sedentary:
Light:
Medium: X
Heavy:
Very Heavy:
Classification Key:
Sedentary – Exerting up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally; negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push/pull or otherwise move objects;
Light – Exerting up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally and/or 10 pounds of force frequently or negligible amounts of force constantly to move objects;
Medium – Exerting 20 lbs. – 50 lbs. of force occasionally; 10 lbs. – 20 lbs. frequent; and/or greater than negligible up to 10 lbs. of force constantly to move objects;
Heavy – Exerting 50 lbs. – 100 lbs. of force occasionally; in excess of 50 lbs. frequently; 10 lbs. – 20 lbs. of force constantly to move objects;
Very Heavy – Exerting in excess of 100 lbs. of force occasionally; and/or in excess of 50 lbs. of force frequently; in excess of 20 lbs. of force constantly to move objects.
Driving Requirements:
None: x
Manual:
Automatic:

Work Environment
Floor Surface:
Tile or Carpet
Inside:
Up to 100%
Outside:
Up to 25%
Lighting:
Fluorescent or Incandescent
Vibration:
n/a


PHYSICAL DEMANDS

LIFTING
Maximum weight lifted: up to 50 pounds occasionally
WEIGHT
Never
Occasionally
Frequently
Constant
Heights
Description of object
0 – 10 lbs.


X








10 – 20 lbs.


X








20 – 35 lbs.


X








35 – 50 lbs.




x







CARRYING
Maximum weight carried: up to 50 lbs.
WEIGHT
Never
Occasionally
Frequently
Constant
Distances
Description of object
0 – 10 lbs.


X








10 – 20 lbs.


X








20 – 35 lbs.


X








35 – 50 lbs.


x









PUSHING/PULLING
Maximum push/pull: 35 lbs.
WEIGHT or FORCE
Never
Occasionally
Frequently
Constant
Distances
Description of object
0 – 10 lbs.


X








10 – 20 lbs.


X








20 – 35 lbs.


X








100 + lbs.
X











ACTIVITY
Never
Occasionally
Frequently
Constant
Comments
Sitting










Standing




X




Walking




X




Bending




x




Twisting




x




Crawling


x






Kneeling




x




Squatting




x




Climbing


x






Reaching – Vertical




x




Reaching – Horizontal




X




Grasping




X




Pinching




X




Manual Dexterity




X




Fine Dexterity




X




FREQUENCY KEY: Never (0%); Occasionally (0 – 33% of shift); Frequently (34-66% of shift); Constant (67 – 100% of shift)



Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing this job the employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds with assistance as necessary.

The employee must be able to perform physical restraints as trained.



Education and/or Experience:
Minimum of Associates Degree in special education, psychology, social work field, special education or other education related field, such as child or adolescent development.

Any current member working as a teacher assistant in the clinical day program who does not meet this qualification will be considered for this position and, if hired, will have five (5) years to obtain this degree.

Members working toward their degree will agree in writing to pursue a degree. Each semester members will submit proof of enrollment in courses and grades for courses at the end of the semester. Members must achieve a passing grade (or its equivalent) or better. Failure to meet these requirements will result in displacement from the Behavior Management Assistant Position. Each member shall have a yearly credit review. At the conclusion of the five year period, and with proof of work towards the degree, the Superintendent may at his/her discretion grant additional time to complete the degree.

Applicants working toward an Associate’s Degree may be considered if no other qualified applicants apply and have completed a TA training program and passed the PARAPRO

Three years’ experience working with students who exhibit both behavioral health and academic challenges preferred.







License/Certificate/Certification:

CPI training and certified or other district approved crisis intervention program

Technological and/or Technical Skills:

Knowledge and skills with Microsoft Office, including email, and basic office equipment (i.e. copy machine). Google. Basic knowledge in data collection methods and systems.



Communication Skills:

Strong oral and written communications skills. Able to respond simultaneously to a variety of needs for students and staff while maintaining a high degree of sensitivity to individual needs.



Planning Skills:
In concert with teacher.



Interpersonal and Problem solving skills:

Ability to interact with students, staff and members of the community in a respectful and positive manner. Ability to effectively handle issues utilizing a problem solving approach.



Terms of Employment:
Per North Kingstown Educational Support Professionals contract



Evaluation:
Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with the North Kingstown Educational Support Professionals Contract.




Date: 12/17

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 2

Equal Opportunity Employer
North Kingstown School Department 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, 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
Minimum of Associate Degree in Ed., Psychology or Social Work

Hours: 9:15 - 3:45

CPI required
  • At least 1 year of relevant experience preferred
  • Associate degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Instructions
    North Kingstown School Department actively seeks applications from the most capable, professional candidates.

    Once your application as been reviewed and found to be complete, as per our application instructions, you will be asked to submit the following items in person:

    1. W-4
    2. Federal BCI (Done through your local police department or State Attorney General's Office)
    3. I-9 (Must be filled out in person) Please bring proof of citizenship with:
      • a valid passport or permanent resident card or BOTH
        OR
      • a driver's license and social security card
        OR
      • a driver's license and birth certificate
    Paraprofessional applicants not holding a degree must also bring proof of TAT certificate and paraprofessional test scores.

    As of August 1, 2001 Rhode Island General Laws 16-2-18.1; 16-2-18.2 requires all substitutes and regular employees to obtain a STATE/NATIONAL Criminal Background Check.

    Application Questions
    This employer has requested that all applicants answer the following questions. It is highly recommended that you type any essays in a word processing program, save them, and then paste them on the proceeding job application page.
    1. Are you currently a RI retiree receiving a pension from the State of RI?
    Yes/No

    2. Are you currently on "lay-off" status and subject to recall?
    Yes/No

    3. Have you ever worked for the N. K. School Department?
    Yes/No

    4. Are you under 18 years of age?
    Yes/No

    5. I wish to work in the following non-certified areas (please check all that apply):
    Multiple Choice / Multiple Answers
    - Account Clerk
    - Bus Driver (CDL & RI School Bus White Card REQUIRED)
    - Bus Monitor
    - Bus Paraprofessional
    - Clerk
    - Food Service Worker
    - Maintenance Worker
    - Teacher's Assistant - TAT certificate or Transcripts [posted online] REQUIRED
    - Coach
    - Summer Sports Camp Coach/Coordinator - (indicate sport)
    - Volunteer Coach - (indicate sport)
    - ESY Clerk
    - ESY Teacher's Assistant
    - Videographer
    - COTA - Clerk, Teacher's Assistant, After School Prgm., etc.

    6. Teacher Assistant applicants must have obtained an Associate's or higher degree or have taken the Teacher Assistant Training Program and passed in order to apply for the position. Please check all that apply. TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR ONLINE VIEWING WHEN APPLICABLE. Applications that do not contain transcript information as required will be considered incomplete.
    Multiple Choice / Multiple Answers
    - Teacher Assistant Training Program and passed Paraprofessional Test
    - Associate's Degree - TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE POSTED ONLINE
    - Bachelor's Degree - TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE POSTED ONLINE
    - Not applicable
    - Other

    7. Please check all that apply regarding applicable skills or licenses:
    Multiple Choice / Multiple Answers
    - Microsoft Office
    - ASPEN
    - MUNIS
    - AESOP
    - CDL
    - CDL with School Bus Rider
    - Food Safety
    - Electrical
    - HVAC
    - Plumbing
    - Heavy Equipment
    - None of the above

    8. What date are you available to start?
    Brief Response (Answer limited to 200 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information
    Michelle Grimaldi, Principal
    50 East Court
    North Kingstown, Rhode Island 02852
    Phone: 401-398-8100
    Fax: 401-398-0674
    Email: Michelle_Grimaldi@nksd.net


     

     

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