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Behavior Support Manager (Meridian Public Charter School)

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Meridian Public Charter School
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Washington, D.C., DC
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Published 4 days ago

ABOUT MERIDIAN PCS

Meridian is a PreK-8th grade school located in Washington DC’s vibrant U Street Corridor. Our mission is to inspire a passion for learning in our students and to help them build their self-confidence and self-respect through academic achievement. 

Our 650+ students are a diverse mix of African-American, Latino, Asian, African, and White students. Almost 30% of our students are English language learners, and we have one of the largest Hispanic populations in DC charter schools. We are committed to building a community of teachers and staff who reflect the rich diversity of our student body.

Meridian is committed to serving families from our local communities; and one-third of our students live within a half mile of the school. The U Street Corridor was once the heart of Black culture in DC and offers a tangible historical archive for our students, and Columbia Heights is one of the most racially and economically diverse neighborhoods in the District. We are also proud of the fact that Meridian is a school of choice for parents— all eight wards of the city are represented among our student population.

Meridian’s strengths include two beautiful and historic campuses, with nearby outdoor and recreational grounds; state of the art technology for students and teachers; updated and aligned curricula; an academic program laser-focused on student growth, achievement, and social-emotional development; extensive professional development and support for teachers and leaders; and a school culture grounded in student achievement, collaboration, and student-centered learning.

Join us as we continue to take Meridian from good to great! For additional information about Meridian visit mpcs-dc.org

ABOUT THE POSITION

The Behavior Support Manager supports the school staff in assuring that effective evidence-based behavioral intervention and support systems are in place to support continuous academic and behavior progress of students. The Behavior Support Manager works under the Director of Student Support to provide direct support to students, families and teachers. 

Duties are primarily centered around diagnosis, modeling, and delivery of service and include, but are not limited to: 

  • Work collaboratively with staff to identify students and classes with behavior support needs using school-wide data. 
  • Identify the function of students’ behavior(s) in order to develop individualized, strength based interventions that will result in positive behavior change. 
  • Assist in the development and implementation of evidence-based behavioral intervention programs to support students and teachers. 
  • Conduct Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA) and design Behavior Improvement Plans (BIP). 
  • Work closely with counselors and Wellness Team for all tiers of support (Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3)
  • Support the Deans in working with staff, administrators, and parents to create a positive school climate, and helping students develop a positive self-concept. 
  • Support development, management, and implementation of positive behavior support systems (PBIS) and development of intervention strategies. Coordinate these efforts with administration, teachers, and families. 
  • Collaborate with school leaders, deans, and other leaders to ensure fidelity of implementation of all tiers of support (Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3).
  • Participate on the diversified Tier 1 Team, to support establishing and sustaining a Positive Behavior Support Tier 1 model
  • Participate in RTI for behavior and work closely with the RTI Manager
  • Develop Tier 2 intervention plans
  • Supervise Meridian’s dedicated aides.
  • Maintain and prepare accurate, complete and correct records, including:
  • Tracking student behavior outcomes. 
  • Completing required documentation of student needs, interventions, and outcomes in accordance with established procedures and guidelines for documenting behavior; 
  • Participate in IEP meetings, and attend student, grade level, content level, and school meetings as assigned. 
  • Assist in student crises; provide proactive and reactive strategies that can be used before, during, and after escalating incidents; and engage in therapeutic opportunities in crisis situations that provide corrective experiences, 
  • Contribute to a safe and positive learning environment by actively monitoring students in a variety of educational environments and reporting incidents related to student safety.
  • Attend and actively participate in school professional development sessions. 
  • Maintain positive, professional relationships with students, families, and colleagues 
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Ideal candidates will have the following education and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Concentration or advanced degree in education preferred.
  • Experience/background in Special Education preferred.
  • At least three years of experience working directly with students
  • Supervisory experience preferred

SALARY AND BENEFITS

A recent TNTP Insight Survey of our teachers placed our staff’s satisfaction with compensation in the top quartile of all charter schools in DC. We also lead the charter sector in compensation transparency, and publish our salary scales for teachers, apprentice teachers, and dedicated aides here.

Meridian teachers and staff are compensated competitively for their time and have opportunities to earn additional income through leadership opportunities at the school level, offering extracurricular clubs and sports for students, and facilitating tutoring programs.

ABOUT MERIDIAN PCS

Meridian is a PreK-8th grade school located in Washington DC’s vibrant U Street Corridor. Our mission is to inspire a passion for learning in our students and to help them build their self-confidence and self-respect…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish proficiency preferred

Spanish proficiency preferred

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Washington, D.C., DC
Associated Location
Washington, D.C., DC, USA

How to Apply

HOW TO APPLY

Do you embody a love of learning? Do you believe in the importance of educating the whole child? Do you want to join a collaborative team driving Meridian’s continued growth from good to great? 

Apply to the Behavior Support Manager position! 

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin or ancestry, marital status, veteran’s status, or any other factor, which would constitute a violation of the D.C. Human Rights Act or other applicable laws or court order. 

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