Behavior Intervention Technician

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Details: Commensurate with experience

Published

10/05/2018

Address

Washington
District of Columbia
United States

Description

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW:

KIPP DC is a non-profit network of high-performing, college-preparatory public charter schools in Washington, D.C. Our sixteen schools and The Learning Center recruit and educate more than 6,300 students on six campuses in the city’s most educationally underserved communities. At KIPP DC, we empower students to access opportunities that lead to a choice-filled life. Highly skilled teachers and leaders, more time in school, a rigorous college preparatory-curriculum, and a strong culture of achievement and support help our students climb the mountain to and through college and career. 

 

At KIPP DC, we believe that the quality of instruction directly influences student achievement. Therefore, teaching and learning is at the core of everything we do, and we view our lead teachers as a critical component of our mission and success. As an organization, KIPP DC makes a commitment to their teachers. We pride ourselves on providing unparalleled professional development and leadership opportunities. In addition, we seek to create a staff culture that is ambitious, intentional, and joyful. We acknowledge the demands of the teaching profession and are continually seeking to improve sustainability and benefits.

 

As part of the KIPP network’s 209 schools, we share best practices and innovations with our peers across the city and across the country.


 

POSITION OVERVIEW:

KIPP DC is looking for a dynamic, committed and flexible Behavior Intervention Technician to become part of our vibrant educational community. The KIPP DC Behavior Intervention Technician will do whatever it takes to improve student achievement and ensure that students are progressing on their individual goals. 

 

KIPP DC Behavior Intervention Technicians are responsible for delivering effective, high-quality, interventions that are data driven. KIPP DC staff approach work with sense of possibility and see challenges as opportunities for creative problem solving. KIPP DC gives its students an intensive foundation in the core academic subjects with an emphasis on developing the knowledge and skills necessary for success in school and in life. The KIPP DC community holds itself to high standards, cognizant that success can be achieved by all, regardless of challenging circumstances, through team work, tenacity and focused dedication.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Diagnose, Model and Deliver Services

  • Demonstrate positive, collaborative problem-solving orientation with students, parents and guardians, educators, administrators, community members, and colleagues
  • Work collaboratively with staff to identify students and classes with behavior support needs using school-wide data
  • Provide core services including: prevention, consultation, intervention, assessment, and counseling. Services include, but are not limited to, conducting observations, collecting data, reviewing student records, conferring with teachers and parents, interviewing students, conducting functional assessments, counseling (individual and group), planning behavior interventions, and conducting in-services and professional development. These core services are adapted to the particular needs of each student, situation, and setting
  • Serve in a consultative role with designated personnel to offer prevention and intervention strategies related to learning and behavioral problems of students; and provide consultation on an on-going basis to teachers, parents, and other school personnel to resolve students’ learning and behavioral problems
  • Provide group and individual therapy and classroom support to special education students, and general education students, as well as monitor the students’ responses to the interventions identified
  • Complete and monitor pre-referral paperwork as it relates to the social/ emotional functioning of students
  • Complete paperwork for students with 504 plans, as well as monitor the implementation of the accommodations identified in the plans
  • Establish and monitor a continuum of scientifically based behavior interventions and supports
  • Identify the function of students' behavior(s) in order to develop individualized, strength based interventions that will result in positive behavior change and incorporate into Tier 2 Fair Plans
  • Conduct Functional Behavioral Analyses (FBA) to incorporate into Tier 3 Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP)
  • Develop Fair Plans or Functional behavior Plans as appropriate and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP)

 

Lead and Develop Programming

  • Help all stakeholders understand child development and how it affects student performance academically and social/emotionally
  • Develop and monitor student responses to behavior intervention plans, including providing support and consultation to general and special education teachers
  • Provide training for the implementation of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and other evidence-based interventions for skill replacement and behavior reduction
  • Provide professional development support, assistance, staff development and coaching to paraprofessionals and staff members as requested on applied behavioral analysis and effective intervention strategies
  • Develop and implement evidence-based behavioral intervention programs to support students and teachers
  • Coach teachers and leaders with constructive feedback and creative suggestions in the use of non-aversive approaches to behavior change
  • Provide training, support and leadership in communication with students, instructional staff, and parents regarding behavior intervention plans (BIPs)

 

Support our School and Community

  • Participate in mediations, administrative reviews, hearings and due process proceedings, as needed
  • Participate in disciplinary proceedings: expulsions, manifestations, and causation meetings
  • Be available for Open Houses, Parent-Teacher Conferences and other events involving parents outside of normal operating hours
  • Hold high expectations for each student and exhibit positive rapport with all students
  • Demonstrate strong pedagogical content knowledge
  • Implement the school-wide student management policies within classrooms and everywhere on campus
  • Create and foster a positive learning environment
  • Establish and maintain strong communication lines with all parents
  • Remain on call in the evenings (via school cell phone) to provide student support
  • Supervise in-school detention and Saturday detention, as needed
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REQUIREMENTS:

  • Advanced Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Behavioral Science, Education or related field (preferred)
  • Three or more years of teaching in special education/behavior intervention experience in a PK-12 school (preferred)
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) or Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) or documented advanced level experience/training in this field
  • Ability to conduct and interpret functional behavioral assessments (FBA) in the development of effective behavior intervention plans (BIP)
  • Experience creating and managing FBAs and BIPs
  • Pass a criminal background check, as required by law

 

 

Other skills and traits

  • Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with diverse students and families
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Manages time and prioritizes tasks to ensure that deadlines are met
  • Self-motivation, especially when juggling competing priorities
  • Ability to think strategically, translate thoughts to action, and follow-through
  • ·Outstanding organizational skills and ability to maintain systems
  • Commitment to working with underserved students
  • Unquestioned integrity and commitment to KIPP DC’s mission
  • Passion for education and a desire to help KIPP DC schools grow

 


Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

http://kippcareers.force.com/JobDetail?id=a0X0W00000A5j57

TO APPLY:

Please apply online at http://www.kippdc.org/join-our-team/apply-now/ . The position is available immediately, and applicants are encouraged to apply early. Competitive salary and benefits commensurate with qualifications and experience.


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